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Crossing Indochina Road Trip – Part 1: Crossing border gate and Sabaidee Vientiane

By Hồng Minh If you are already fed up with waiting hours at airports or sick to the back teeth of overcrowded night buses, then maybe you next choice of travel transport should be a good, old fashioned, road-trip. Pack up the car, get a great playlist ready for the stereo, and take a trip crossing the borders of Indochina, ... Read More »

‘Little Tokyo’ adds allure to HCM City

  Japanese ramen in Little Toyko area in the city centre costs around VNĐ100,000 (US$4.3). — File Photo HCM CITY — Established during the 2000s, an area in HCM City known as Little Tokyo or Little Japan represents a distinct cultural enclave in the city centre. Twenty years ago, only a few Japanese restaurants were located on Lane 15B of Lê Thánh Tôn Street and its ... Read More »

Must-visit tomb of Nguyễn Dynasty hero in HCM City

  The temple’s architecture is influenced by the Huế Imperial Citadel. — VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY — Not far from a crowded market in HCM City is a temple that enshrines a revered hero with a bloody family tragedy. Ông Bà Chiểu Temple sits on a piece of land that is shaped like a turtle’s back and slightly higher than its surroundings. The temple’s ... Read More »

Crossing Indochina Road Trip – Part 2: Discovering Laos along NH13 and heading to Cambodia

Hồng Minh As capital cities go, I must confess Vientiane has to be one of the smallest and indeed quietest I have ever been too. That said it was the perfect pit-stop point to recharge the family’s batteries and get back on the road. This was, after all, a road trip. Next stop Luang Prabang – a place that in ... Read More »

Discovering Laos along NH13 and heading to Cambodia

Hồng Minh As capital cities go, I must confess Vientiane has to be one of the smallest and indeed quietest I have ever been too. That said it was the perfect pit-stop point to recharge the family’s batteries and get back on the road. This was, after all, a road trip. Next stop Luang Prabang – a place that in ... Read More »

Crossing Indochina Road TripPart 1: Crossing border gate and Sabaidee Vientiane

By Hồng Minh If you are already fed up with waiting hours at airports or sick to the back teeth of overcrowded night buses, then maybe you next choice of travel transport should be a good, old fashioned, road-trip. Pack up the car, get a great playlist ready for the stereo, and take a trip crossing the borders of Indochina, ... Read More »

Enjoy nature at Ba Vì National Park

  The Ba Vì National Park has waterfalls and a two-kilometre natural stream. VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — The Ba Vì National Park, about 60km west of Hà Nội, is a weekend getaway that allows people to reconnect with nature. Trekking through the 11,000ha park is a highly recommended activity. A trek, which typically lasts two to four hours, takes in ... Read More »

Communal house in Central Highlands' treasure trove of childhood memories

  Kon Jo Dri is one of the oldest and largest communal houses in the Central Highlands. Photo vnexpress.net HCM CITY — As one of the oldest and largest communal houses in the Central Highlands, Kon Jo Dri is part of the memories of many local village children. Kon Jo Dri is a small village on the banks of Dak Bla River in ... Read More »

Pờ Ma Lung Mountain attracts climbers

  Pờ Ma Lung in Lai Châu Province is among the top 10 tallest mountains in Việt Nam, attracting scores of climbers with its challenging route. File Photo HCM CITY — Pờ Ma Lung in Lai Châu Province, one of Việt Nam’s top 10 highest mountains, attracts scores of climbers with its challenging route. The mountain, 2,967m high, is located in Lang Village in Phong ... Read More »

Whale Island in central Việt Nam among best destinations for diving: Forbes

  The charming beauty of Whale Island, also known as Hòn Ông Island. VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY – The US magazine Forbes has listed Whale Island in the central province of Khánh Hòa among the 10 must-visit diving destinations this year. Whale Island, with an average water temperature that hovers around 28 degrees Celsius, is known for its macro gems hidden among the lush ... Read More »