Beaches most Googled travel term among Vietnamese post-social distancing

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Keywords relating to beach tourism were the most searched by Vietnamese Googlers looking for travel destinations over the past six weeks (67 percent), followed...

Drone shots raise Binh Dinh beauty to new heights

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Fishermen employ ro cho, a regional-type fishing net on Thi Nai Lagoon. "Binh Dinh's Countryside From Above" was shot by Trinh, a photographer currently living...

Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral among world’s most beautiful: US news site

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In its list of the world’s most beautiful cathedrals released Friday, the Saigon cathedral, aka Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon, is the only...

Two steam locomotives on track to become central Vietnam attractions

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A steam locomotive after completion and ready for operation. Photo by VnExpress/Dong Duong. Hoang Quoc Hoi, general director of Indochina Railway Service Co. Ltd, the...

Serene Hon Son Island new gem in Kien Giang allure

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Pristine Hon Son, often referred to as Hon Rai, is located 65 kilometers west of Rach Gia Town, capital of Kien Giang, and covers 11 square...

Luck out at Lak Lake, pulse of the Central Highlands

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I headed to Dak Lak Province, a pepper, cashew and coffee growing hub in Vietnam's Central Highlands, from its neighboring province Dak Nong at...

Australian artist drawn to Hoi An paints its charms

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Her favorite piece is the drawing of Tuat, a vendor downtown selling banh can, which is made with rice flour and eggs. The steamed...

Vietnam reopens exclusive tours to world’s largest cave complex

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Oxalis, the only private company licensed to explore and conduct tours of Son Doong, was allowed to reopen its services starting May 15 as...

Sea worms scare visitors to Vung Tau beach

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Vung Tau Town in the southern province of Ba-Ria Vung Tau is a highly popular beach destination and its proximity to Ho Chi Minh...

Salt provides daily bread to hundreds of households in Bac Lieu

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Dong Hai has the largest salt-producing area, 2,300 ha, in Bac Lieu and produces 20,000 tons a year. In recent years Bac Lieu authorities...

Pandemic lull sees Hanoi Zoo baying for business

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The zoo’s elephants, tigers, lions, monkeys and other apes often attract the most visitors. Nguyen Ngoc Anh, 48, who manages the elephant and hippo enclosures,...

Vietnam eyes tourism revival with select openings for foreign visitors

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Nguyen Trung Khanh, director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), said the industry is preparing plans to welcome visitors from countries and...

Sedge harvest season begins in Mekong Delta

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The sedge, after being chopped, is dried on the field. Drying is an important stage and usually requires one to two days of sunshine....

Domestic flights get close to full capacity

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Low-cost carrier Vietjet Air said Tuesday that the last few days have seen flights on the Hanoi-HCMC route and those from Hanoi and HCMC...

Hustle and bustle returns instantly to Saigon’s beer street

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Lee Ju Gyeong, a South Korean expat, livestreams fun activities to broadcast on his YouTube channel. He said: "During the Covid-19 pandemic, I chose...

Hue’s abandoned dragon water park to shed old scales

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Funded by state-owned enterprise Hue Capital Tourism Company, the water park opened its door in 2004 and closed down just a few months after.In...

Street vendors with shoulder pole a familiar sight in Vietnam’s old town

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Two women with baskets on their shoulders at the intersection of Nguyen Thai Hoc and Le Loi streets. The photos by Do Anh Vu...

Mountainous Vietnam village offers best post-pandemic experience

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"It’s a 30-minute downhill walk from the former French hill station of Sa Pa – cool off in the river en route and admire...

Disability? So what, says wheelchair-bound man as he travels around Vietnam

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Minh moved with his family from the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long to Saigon at a young age, and suffered spinal deformity at the age...

Most Vietnamese preparing for post Covid-19 travel

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Of these, 54.1 percent planned to visit popular tourist destinations this summer while 31.9 percent said they would travel at a different time this...

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