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Lost in Lô Lô Chải Village

  Lô Lô Chải village seen from the Lũng Cú National Flag Tower. Photo Lâm Giang At the foot of Lũng Cú National Flag Tower, the country’s north pole in Lũng Cú Commune, Đồng Văn District, there is a miraculous village, which is often depicted in legends. Its name is Lô Lô Chải. The village is nestled in the ... Read More »

Hà Nội to set off fireworks at 30 places during Tết

  The Hồ Gươm (Sword) Lake in central Hà Nội is one of the city’s annual fireworks venues for the Lunar New Year celebration.  VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI The capital city will hold 15-minute firework shows across the capital to welcome Tết, the Lunar New Year festival, in January. The fireworks will take place at six venues at high altitudes and 24 venues at lower ... Read More »

Na Hang Lake a smaller version of Hạ Long Bay

  At the foot of the falls is the natural Na Hang Lake, a place for visitors to swim. The lake with its cool water, set amidst rocks, is especially inviting on hot days. VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY Marvelous rock structures jut out of Na Hang Lake in the northern province of Tuyên Quang, looking like the more famous Hạ Long Bay. Tuyên Quang, ... Read More »

Hà Nội Train Street among Top 8 over-touristed sites

  The Hà Nội Train Street, closed last month over safety concerns, has been named as a Top 8 destination that experienced over-tourism in the last decade, according to the US travel magazine Insider. VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI The Hà Nội Train Street, closed last month over safety concerns, is listed among the Top 8 destinations that were over-touristed in the last decade. US travel magazine Insider, which compiled ... Read More »

Explore Vân Long Wetland Nature Reserve in Ninh Bình

NINH BÌNH  Vân Long Wetland Nature Reserve in the northern province of Ninh Bình Province, famous for appearing in the blockbuster film Kong: Skull Island, has retained its pristine tranquility with clouds hovering above soaring limestone pinnacles. It is also known as ‘No Wave Bay’, nestled 80km to the south of Hà Nội, and boasting the Red River Delta’s largest wetland with mirror-like tranquil water. Located in the north of Gia Viễn District, ... Read More »

Daily water music show on 'walking street' downtown

  Nguyễn Huệ walking street welcomes thousands of visitors every day. Photo HCM CITY — A music and art programme will light up HCM City’s Nguyễn Huệ walking street every weekday from 5.30pm to 11pm. A fountain worth VNĐ23 billion (US$992,000) at the Nguyễn Huệ-Lê Lợi intersection has been functioning since the end of October. Shaped as a glass lotus flower with ... Read More »

Int'l food festival to feature chefs from five-star hotels

  Vietnamese sandwich will be available at the event. — VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY — More than 50 food pavilions will present dishes from around the world at HCM City’s “Taste of the World” festival from November 14-17 at the Youth Cultural House in District 1. This year’s festival is organised by the HCM City Department of Tourism in collaboration with the ... Read More »

Beach in Bến Tre covered with horn snails for six months

  Millions of horn snails drift ashore to Chày Mười Islet in the Mekong Delta province of Bến Tre between October and April each year. — Photo  HCM CITY — Millions of horn snails drift ashore to Chày Mười Islet in the Mekong Delta province of Bến Tre between October and April each year. Paddling through the Yên Hào Canal ... Read More »

149-year-old house in Cần Thơ site of famous film The Lover

  The ancient house of Bình Thủy is also a popular location for film shoots, and was the setting for The Lover, a 1992 film based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Marguerite Duras. — VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY — The Bình Thủy House, a well-preserved 149-year-old house in Cần Thơ, is one of the city’s most popular attractions. The house at ... Read More »

Heritage villas and temples in the south

    The Villa, also known as Phương Nam Villa, was built in the 1920s and 1930s in then Saigon, now HCM City. — VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY — Visiting heritage sites in HCM City and in Bình Dương Province, about 20km from the city, can be an interesting detour for locals and foreigners alike. The Villa, also known as Phương Nam Villa, is a restoration heritage site built ... Read More »