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The tranquility of Đạ Tẻ Lake in Lâm Đồng Province

  Đạ Tẻ Lake seen from above. — Photo By Giang Thanh Located 10km from the centre of Đạ Tẻ District, Lâm Đồng Province, Đạ Tẻ Lake appears in the endless green of primeval tropical forests and the majestic Con Ó mountain range. After a three-day assignment in Đạ Tẻ District before the fourth COVID-19 wave hit the country, ... Read More »

Wonders of the North: Huổi Cang and Huổi Đáp caves

  The landscape around Huổi Cang, Huổi Đáp cave. — Photo Facebook of Huổi Cang, Huổi Đáp scenic monument. By Lâm Giang Huổi Cang, Huổi Đáp caves in Pa Ham in Điện Biên Province have been likened to an artistic masterpiece with a variety of unique features including its topography, geology, geomorphology, climate, biology, ecology and environment. Pa Ham is a ... Read More »

Off the beaten-track in Hầu Thào Commune near Sa pa

Trần Hoàng Nam Hầu Thào Commune in Sa Pa District hides inside blankets of soft, white clouds, among pristine forest and mountains with lush green terraced rice fields. The outskirts of Sa Pa town, however, have a different atmosphere in comparison to Sa Pa, the bustling tourism hotspot of the north – deserted and tranquil. The area is populated mostly ... Read More »

Minh Thành, a peaceful and unique pagoda in a mountainous city

  The main hall of Minh Thành Pagoda. — Photo Lâm Giang The Central Highlands province of Gia Lai not only has majestic forests, endless coffee fields, poetic Biển Hồ (Sea Lake) and immense green tea hills, it also has a beautiful and unique pagoda named Minh Thành. I was lucky enough to visit this pagoda after a two-day assignment in ... Read More »

Discovering the natural beauty of Rêu Stream

  Visitors enjoy upstream landscape of Rêu Stream. — Photo Lâm Giang While Bắc Giang is currently Việt Nam’s COVID-19 epicentre and travel there is ill-advised, once the pandemic subsides you could do worse than take a trip to this northern province. Before the resurgence of the pandemic in recent weeks, we left the hustle and bustle of the city to ... Read More »

Discovering Hắt Chuông Cave in Điện Biên

  Stalactites on the dome of Hắt Chuông cave. — VNA/VNS Photo Xuân Tiến Lâm Thanh Located nearly 350m above sea level, Hắt Chuông Cave has a wild beauty with biodiversity as well as historical, cultural and scientific values. The cave is in Huổi Cang Village, Pa Ham Commune, Mường Chà District, Điện Biên Province. It is named under the ... Read More »

Ta Lang Village, a new attractive destination of Quảng Nam

  Tourists pose at the communal house in Ta Lang village.  Photo facebook of Ta Lang community-based ecotourism village Lâm Thanh Just over 120km from Đà Nẵng City, Ta Lang is a new community-based ecotourism village in Tây Giang District, Quảng Nam Province, where many unique Cơ Tu ethnic cultural features are still preserved. Tây Giang is a mountainous district, bordering Laos ... Read More »

Getting lost in Tây Ninh: ancient towers, fantastical temples, and a cable-car trip up Bà Đen Mountain

HCM CITY — It’s my custom to sip a cup of white coffee on a sunny balcony to start a new day. On a recent afternoon, I wondered how long it had been since I travelled with my family as I grabbed my favourite book The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost. Because of my full schedule and the COVID-19 pandemic, I hadn’t been able to take a trip to far-off places, so I thought I could ... Read More »

Vingroup to officially launch the region's leading "Sleepless City" model

Vingroup Group will officially open the Phú Quốc United Center in the north of Pearl Island (Đảo Ngọc) on April 21. With a scale of more than 1,000 hectares and thousands of entertainment items in addition to a 24/7 resort and shopping ecosystem, Phú Quốc United Center will be the first sleepless super complex in Việt Nam, making Phú Quốc ... Read More »

Central region in dire need of tourism revival

An Bàng beach in Hội An city was one of the most popular sites for foreign visitors before COVID-19. VNS Photo Công Thành  Hoài Nam After years of successful operations in Hội An, the beachfront Sea’lavie Boutique Resort & Spa on An Bàng beach now only employs 20 per cent of its normal workforce, while room rates have been slashed by 50 ... Read More »