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Old-school Hanoi opens foreign eyes

It’s usually a city’s urbanization that keeps its citizens happy, but most travelers aren't here for urban life, which is reflected by the souvenirs they take home that are more often than not from a bygone era.

A cut above: Hanoi's deft sidewalk barbers

Short back and sides, a beard trim and a thorough ear cleaning: there is little Hanoi's streetside barbers won't do.

Saigon transforms traditional medicine district to treat tourists

Authorities aim to create a traditional medicine area as a new selling point to boost tourism.
February 09, 2017 | 03:15 pm GMT+7

Here's what happened when a Saigon cabbie met a bag snatcher

Forget De Niro. This is the taxi driver who really saved the day.
April 23, 2017 | 05:20 pm GMT+7

With a can of spray paint, Nigerian graffiti artist looks to change perceptions

Okpunkolo Osa is hoping his new colorful murals on the streets of Lagos will help Nigerians to see street art in a positive light.
June 06, 2017 | 08:10 am GMT+7

‘Suffering’ along ill-fated Saigon street

Potholes, puddles, mud and dust await you on one of the city's most notorious streets.
June 06, 2017 | 03:27 pm GMT+7

A Hanoi Old Quarter street that has stayed true to its name

Few of the Old Quarter guild streets have held on their traditional craft. Hang Thiec is one of them.
November 12, 2018 | 05:41 pm GMT+7

Saigon streets suffer graffiti damage

If these walls could talk, they would surely beg these vandals for mercy.
November 16, 2018 | 12:06 pm GMT+7

A culinary experience turns soulful on a Hanoi downtown street

Ly Quoc Su street which connects an iconic cathedral with Hang Bong Street offers many variations of a Hanoi dining theme.
December 02, 2018 | 08:40 am GMT+7

Saigon gets bedecked for the Xmas-New Year season

From grand shopping malls to small alleys, Christmas decorations have sprouted all over the city.
December 20, 2018 | 07:42 pm GMT+7

Hanoians try to stay warm up as it gets very cold

Vietnam’s capital city is experiencing a biting cold spell with temperatures falling below 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit).
December 30, 2018 | 11:49 pm GMT+7

Hanoi blocks streets, restricts vehicles for Trump-Kim summit

Hanoi has banned or restricted the movement of certain vehicles on streets from Tuesday to Saturday this week for the Trump-Kim summit.
February 26, 2019 | 11:00 am GMT+7

Hanoi road widening suffers five-year delay, traffic choked

Hanoi’s Truong Chinh Street was supposed to have been widened by 2015, but half a decade later the work is still going on.
March 25, 2019 | 10:50 am GMT+7

Ha Long to widen coastal road at $37.2 mln

A coastal road in Ha Long, home of the world famous bay of the same name, will be widened by 28 meters, local authorities announced.
May 15, 2019 | 11:07 am GMT+7

Hanoi to ban vehicles from Old Quarter for Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations

Hanoi will ban vehicles from entering certain streets in the Old Quarter from August 30-September 13 to facilitate Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations.
August 29, 2019 | 05:45 pm GMT+7
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