Explore Ha Long, the land of 'descending dragons'

Tour guide Pham Huy Trung's photographs offer a glimpse of the unique charm of Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO natural heritage site in northern Vietnam.

Hanoi crab noodle soup stall adds a herb to stand out

Toppings add flavor to bun rieu at Do Thi Yen’s sidewalk eatery in Hanoi, water mimosa makes it unique.

Yen Tu mountain, more than just a trek

A trip to Yen Tu Mountain in Quang Ninh Province offers temples to pilgrims, traditional experiences for culture aficionados and scenic views from the top.
September 14, 2019 | 12:48 pm GMT+7

Hanoi's old quarter overrun by vacation crowds for Mid-Autumn Festival

With the Mid-Autumn Festival peaking, people have been flooding into Hanoi’s Old Quarter to shop, take photos and enjoy the festive ambience.
September 13, 2019 | 03:26 pm GMT+7

On dad’s shoulders, a world of lanterns sparkles

From the vantage point of their dads’ shoulders, many children are enjoying a bright, sparkling world on Saigon's Luong Nhu Hoc Street as the Mid-Autumn Festival is drawing near.
September 12, 2019 | 05:00 pm GMT+7

Baker has her hands full, making handmade mooncakes

Exquisitely designed, meticulously prepared handmade mooncakes are a popular Mid-Autumn Festival shopping option.
September 12, 2019 | 02:46 pm GMT+7

Vietnam named among world’s fastest growing travel destinations

Vietnam is the only Southeast Asian country among 10 world's fastest growing travel destinations, according to a United Nations report.
September 12, 2019 | 09:59 am GMT+7

Where to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival like a local in Hanoi and Saigon

There are only two days to go for the Mid-Autumn Festival. Have you made plans for the full moon night yet?
September 11, 2019 | 04:36 pm GMT+7

Explore five cafés on Saigon’s walking street

Get a good coffee before starting to watch people down below on Nguyen Hue, one of the city’s busiest streets for pedestrians.
September 10, 2019 | 09:06 pm GMT+7

Saigon fruit hawker who would sell nothing but papaya for 50 years

Nguyen Ngoc Hanh has been selling papaya in front of Pham The Hien market, in District 8 since 1970 and considers selling this fruit "a source of endless happiness".
September 10, 2019 | 04:45 pm GMT+7

Antique auto parade marks Hoi An, My Son milestones

A parade of antique autos during the weekend celebrated the 20th anniversary of Hoi An and My Son Sanctuary being recognized as world cultural heritages.
September 09, 2019 | 03:26 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese carriers delay flights to Japan as typhoon Faxai threatens

Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet Air have rescheduled their flights to Tokyo as Typhoon Faxai bears down on the city Monday morning.
September 09, 2019 | 07:52 am GMT+7

Pure Land pagoda’s unique bamboo gate

Ruong Lon Pagoda in the southern province of Dong Nai has an entrance created out of bamboo unlike any other pagoda.
September 08, 2019 | 08:18 pm GMT+7

Vietnam Airlines cancels flights to South Korea as typhoon nears

Vietnam Airlines has changed its flight schedules to South Korea with typhoon Ling Ling forecast to hit many parts of the country Saturday.
September 06, 2019 | 06:22 pm GMT+7

The glass is half empty in northern village

The glass blowing craft of Xoi Tri Village in Nam Dinh Province, which saw its heyday decades ago, is now in danger of dying out.
September 06, 2019 | 04:37 pm GMT+7
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