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Notre Dame Cathedral starts restoration

The Notre Dame Cathedral, which is situated in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, began restoration last Friday, marking the first overhaul after 137 years of its existence. Multiple parts of the old structure, including its roof and windows,…

Fermented bee larvae: a gift of the Mekong Delta’s cajuput forest

  Cajuput trees bloom in November, feeding large numbers of honey bees in the Mekong Delta’s U Minh Forest. As local hunters plunder the hives of honey, they often grab a few larvae to eat as a prized source of…

Festival promotes culture of Cai Rang Floating Market

The second Cai Rang Floating Market Culture and Tourism Festival kicked off in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on July 7. The event marks one year since the “Culture of the Cai Rang Floating Market” was recognised national…

My Long rice papers

My Long Rice Papers is a special food from the coconut growing area of Ben Tre. Coconut rice papers in My Long are famous as they are particularly fatty, tasty and aromatic when roasted over hot coals.  The rice papers…

Vietnam Summer Desserts

There are millions of ways to enjoy the cool, sweet taste of summer in Vietnam, so here are some of our favorites. You could find these delicious desserts at any of the big cities in Vietnam, like Hanoi, HCMC, and…

Upside Down House in Vung Tau

The Upside Down House in the southern city of Vung Tau is the country’s quirkiest and funniest tourist attraction for all ages and generations. The Upside Down House, located at 66 Co Giang Street in the city of Vung Tau,…

Five antique streets you should not miss in HCM City

Le Cong Kieu, No Trang Long, and Tran Nhan Ton antique streets are must-see destinations in Ho Chi Minh City which attract many domestic and foreign tourists.

Vietnam Visa exemption extended for five European countries

The Government has agreed to extend a visa exemption policy for citizens from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain and Italy, from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. Accordingly, Viet Nam will grant visa exemptions to citizens from the…

Can Tho seeks to boost tourism at Bang Lang Stork Garden

Bang Lang Stork Garden, an attraction in Can Tho City with great potential, should be more efficiently managed to help increase the number of tourists to the site, according to authorities. The 15,000sq.m garden, located in Thot Not District’s Thuan…

HCM City expands walking space for tourists

Ho Chi Minh City will expand pedestrian area in District 1 to include Bui Vien Street as from July 15. The street will be open to pedestrians only from 7:00 pm to 2:00 am next day on Saturdays and Sundays….

Weekend entertainment activities in Saigon

Known as a popular attraction for visitors, especially those from abroad, Ho Chi Minh City has a lot to discover, particularly on weekends.   Entertainment programs and shopping malls are among the activities which tourists should explore. Following are some…

Travel around Saigon on a weekend afternoon

Sitting on the corner of Turtle Lake and chatting with friends, eating snacks, taking a stroll in 30/4 park, and looking at the old church under the sunshine will add interest to your weekend in Saigon.  HCM City is known…

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