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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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