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Sa Dec Flower Village in full bloom

Sa Dec Flower Village in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap is one of the most-visited destinations in the lead up to the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday where nature lovers can admire beautiful flowers blooming in vivid colors and enjoy the bustling atmosphere there. Around 150 kilometers southwest of HCMC, Sa Dec Flower ... Read More »

Bustling street for foreigners in HCM City

Located in downtown HCM City, Bui Vien is known as foreigners’ street. The 1,400m-long street is well organised with stalls selling a wide variety of goods to meet the diversified demands of visitors. Bui Vien street is popular among foreign backpackers and recommended by the Lonely Planet travel guide book for its numerous hotels, restaurants, stores, bars, café, and tourists ... Read More »

Frost covers Mau Son Mountain due to cold

The peak of Mau Son Mountain in the northern province of Lang Son has been covered in frost since Monday after a cold spell hit the northern region on Sunday. Students gather around a fire to keep them warm due to the extreme cold weather in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang.  Data from the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological ... Read More »

Workers toil through night on flags, banners as football fever grips

Workshops in Thuong Tin District, Hanoi make more than 20,000 banners every day to meet football fans’ demands as they get ready to cheer on Vietnam’s U23 squad in the final match of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U23 Championship. Workers at a workshop owned by Nguyen Quang Phuc in Thuong Tin District stay up all night to make enough ... Read More »

Florists of Ba Bo flower village prepare for Tet

 Gardeners in Ba Bo flower village, BinhThuy district in Can Tho city have been busily tending to their flower nurseries as they prepare for the Lunar New Year festival (Tet).      Ba Bo flower village has a rich100-year history.     The flower village has been a popular destination for visitors for many years.     Locals tend their ... Read More »

Stunning woodland sunsets of Ang hamlet

The pine forests of Ang hamlet in Moc Chau district in the northern mountainous province of Son La have become a magnet for large numbers of visitors due to the breathtaking vistas on offer when glorious sunsets are filtered through the stands of pine.    The pine forest in Ang hamlet is located in Dong Sang commune, Mocchau district, Son ... Read More »

Peach flowers flood Hanoi's streets

Traders are already starting selling and displaying peach flower trees on many streets in Hanoi in preparation for the Lunar New Year. Small peach flower branches are sold for VND50,000 (USD2.22) to VND200,000 at the famous Quang Ba Flower Market and Nhat Tan Flower Village. Nguyen Van Thiet, the owner of a peach flower garden, said the flowers were likely ... Read More »

Brisk trade in Hung Yen bonsai kumquat trees as Tet nears

Van Giang district in the northern province of Hung Yen is the biggest bonsai kumquat garden in northern Vietnam, spanning an area of 300 ha.    Deep yellow bonsai kumquat trees are in blossom everywhere in Van Giang, especially when the lunar New Year Festival or Tet is drawing near.     Bonsai kumquat tree is a major agricultural plant ... Read More »

Long Bien Bridge – an icon of Hanoi

Long Bien bridge, the first steel bridge across the Red River in Hanoi, was built by the French in the 20th century. The bridge is now severely degraded after a century of traffic. Maintenance work has been carried out to preserve its beauty and ensure safety for the public. Long Bien bridge connects Hoan Kiem and Long Bien districts The ... Read More »

Phu Chau – Saigon’s 300-year-old floating temple

Phu Chau Temple in HCMC’s Go Vap District has long been known as one of the city’s most unique religious sites. The 300-year-old temple covers an entire islet of 2,500 square meters in the heart of Vam Thuat River, so it is always referred to as a floating temple. Built under the reign of King Gia Long in the early ... Read More »