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Vietnam to Translate Sanskrit Texts at My Son Sanctuary Into Vietnamese, English

"There are 31 steles inscribed in Sanskrit made of a variety of bricks and stones, which are the chief building materials of My Son Sanctuary," Nguyen Cong Khiet, deputy head of My Son’s management committee, told the news source.

Refreshing Chè at a 60-Year-Old Retro Hangout

Relishing a bowl of assorted chè at Thach Che Hien Khanh is more than just an afternoon spent shooting the breeze with friends, it’s also a trip down memory lane and an exploration into Saigon’s heritage, all rolled into a few sweet treats.

The Unapologetic Simplicity of Ben Thanh's Bun Rieu Ganh

Bún riêu is a decadent dish with an excessive range of ingredients in my opinion. The soup, however, boasts a sophisticated combination of flavors that doesn't overwhelm the pallet. While tomato and paddy crab pastes lie at the heart of a bún riêu bowl as basic components, scores of toppings are always involved. Some options include snails, blood curd, pork, water spinach, fried tofu, sausage, tamarind paste, shrimp paste, and green onions. The large amount of ingredients creates versatility, as every place either has their own signature interpretation of bún riêu or will allow you to customize your noodle bowl to your own liking.

Hanoi - A Taste of the Capital in 24 Hours

Hanoi, unlike many other Southeast Asian capitals, “goes to bed early” – most restaurants and bars, with notable exceptions, close their doors well before midnight, so surviving 24 hours here requires stamina, imagination and a few million dong! What do you do when you have just one day in Hanoi? Here’s our guide to getting to know the city in the fast lane.

Quang Ninh Wants to Build a Tunnel Under Ha Long Bay

To address heavy traffic and storm-related disturbances on the bridge which currently connects to Ha Long Bay, authorities have proposed a 1.3-kilometer long tunnel to serve the UNESCO heritage site.

An Ode to Vietnam's Cooling, Affordable and Ubiquitous Trà Đá

If cà phê sữa đá is an indispensable component of a lazy morning in Saigon, the city’s trà đá pitchers are emblematic of the sheer pleasure of eating. Southern Vietnam’s sweltering climate makes it impossible at times to enjoy meals without something cool to wash down the food. Thus glasses of amber-color iced tea come to the rescue.

BEST PLACES TO SEE IN LY SON

Lý Sơn is an island belonging to the Quãng Ngãi coastal province, bordering on Quãng Nam and Bình Định provinces in the North and South respectively. This island is commonly known as “The Kingdom of Garlic” because it is the only place in Vietnam where wild garlic and onions are grown in the sand. The garlic has a special flavour unique to this region, and is widely exported to the mainland.

Saigon's Old-School Cafes Hold Fast to Decades-Old Traditions

The introduction of international coffee chains has slowly driven the young and energetic of Saigon towards a new preference in the way they indulge their daily cuppa. In a city where the old often co-exists in harmony with the latest and greatest, in this photo essay, Saigoneer investigates the current philosophy behind coffee with the seasoned minds of some of the most passionate brewers in town.

Bo La Lot - Probably My Favorite Vietnamese Food!

Fully known as thit bo nuong la lot (thịt bò nướng lá lốt), this Vietnamese dish includes minced beef mixed with garlic and shallots and some simple spices, wrapped into wild betel leaves (also known as piper lolot leaves), rolled up like cigars, and grilled over hot charcoal.

Cơm Âm Phủ: Huế's "Purgatory Rice" That Tastes Like Heaven

In today’s Vietnam, thanks to an influx of new import-export channels, locals now have a chance to relish a wide array of delicacies from foreign lands

The Changing Face Of Saigon's Backpacker District

The whole industry of backpacking has exploded in recent years, with hundreds of holiday companies now vying for the very lucrative business of providing budget holidays to a mainly young clientele.

Ten Best Things To Do In Tien Giang – Ben Tre

Travelers planning to spend a few days in the Delta should cross the Mekong river go to Tien Giang and Ben Tre Provinces, the two most popular destinations in the region. Tien Giang is about 70km west of Sai Gon and 15km from Ben Tre. The Rach Mieu Bridge that links Ben Tre and Tien Giang Provinces and makes this land of coconut trees much more accessible to the travelers than ever before.

In Hẻm 284, O Thu Brings a Touch of Hue to Saigon With Cơm Hến

As the sun went down and Saigon’s throngs of workers ventured out of their office nests to fill local streets, I was perched on a red plastic stool in a hẻm in District 3 weeping and snorting like an unhinged moron.

Is Hanoi's New Book Street Dying?

Despite the warm reception from Hanoians during its opening weeks, Hanoi’s designated book area on 19/12 Street is facing a decline.

Tracing the Lineage of Da Lat's Delicious Bánh Mì Xíu Mại

Xíu mại may represent Vietnam’s own unique interpretation of an Asia-wide snack, but it took a long time for these tasty morsels to make their way from the tea houses of China and Inner Mongolia to the cool hills of Da Lat. The origins of this savory morning meal are still debated by some.

Visiting a 150-year-old pink church in Saigon

Lying peacefully in the heart of HCMC for more than one century, Tan Dinh Church has been a convergence point for not only Catholic pilgrims to practice their religious belief but also for tourists from far and wide who come to admire the imposing French-influenced architecture and find some peace for their soul.

Have a merry white Christmas on the roof of Vietnam

An icy grip took hold of Fansipan, the highest mountain in Indochina, on Monday night.

Mu Cang Chai is a worthwhile destination for international tourists

Mu Cang Chai District in the northern upland province of Yen Bai, which is home to breathtaking terraced rice fields, has recently been listed as one of the most 19 visit-worthy destinations around the world for international visitors, voted by readers of the U.S. travel site Insider.

Musical fusion

The idea of making traditional Vietnamese instruments more accessible to foreign audiences by including Western symphonies in a performance repertoire has found success in HCMC.

Weekend entertainment activities in town

Spending weekends in HCMC is a great experience. For this weekend visitors are advised to look at the following destinations in HCMC.

Discovering the first water bus service in HCMC

Hundreds of city inhabitants over the weekend flocked to Bach Dang Wharf in District 1, HCMC to experience the first water bus route which was officially put into service on November 25 after more than five months of technical test run.

Vietnamese Fast Food

VIETNAMESE FAST FOOD . Xiên Chiên or Deep fried skewered dishes have different types such as fish balls, beef balls, quails eggs, shrimp dumplings and vegetables, etc…

Vietnamese Food

Vietnamese cuisine is always asscoiated with rice. Wet rice civilization has long been permeated into our culinary culture. Rice is made into various dishes, such as steamed rice, noodles, grilled rice cracker ... Rice is made into various dishes , such as steamed rice , noodle s , grilled rice cracker...Using bowl and chopsticks, eating aromatic herbs and dipping sauce have created the typical cuisine culture of the Vietnamese as well as the Orientals. Vietnamese dishes from North to the South will be narrated as a whole story .

Tả Van - Sapa

About 8km from Sapa Center , you can come to Tả Van . When you come here you can feel the different world , it’s very peaceful .Now Tả Van is growing some houses called “HomeStay” . This is the type of popular stay service in Sapa , with wooden houses and bamboo groves .

Củ Chi Tunnels

A Variety of beautiful landscapes and interesting tourists acttractions in the areas surrounding HCMC. In the northwest of the city are the flat plains, in which there are the famous Cu Chi tunnel system. The coastline east of the city offers sandy beaches that extend from Vung Tau city to Phan Thiet city.

Vietjet to launch Saigon - Jakarta route this December

Traveling to the Indonesian capital from Saigon will be cheaper in the near future. During a press conference on Tuesday, representatives from budget carrier VietJet announced that it will launch a nonstop route from Ho Chi Minh City to Jakarta, reports Tuoi Tre.

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