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For the top 5 banh mi in Saigon, follow the locals

Long lines of customers are a dead giveaway for a true taste of the city’s delicious street food. The simple banh mi, a baguette stuffed with anything from grilled pork, cold cuts, and cucumber slices, to cilantro, pickled carrots, liver pâté…

Lush, green cajuput forest in Tra Su, Mekong

Taking a boat tour of Tra Su cajuput forest in Van Giao Commune, Tinh Bien district, An Giang province, Mekong, you will find yourself disappear in the lush green colour of the cajuput trees rising above the water. The further…

Worship of Ancestor Custom

A very popular belief among Vietnamese is the custom of the ancestor cult. In every household, an ancestor altar is installed in the most solemn location.  Vietnamese believe that the soul of a dead person, even if dead for many…

Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve

Location: Ly Nhon Commune, Can Gio District, Ho Chi Minh City, 50km from the city’s centre. Characteristic: Can Gio Mangrove Forest was recognized as World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2000. Is is the first biosphere reserve in Viet Nam and is…

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…