Ben En, home to many rare species
We arrived at Ben En National Park, one of the most relaxing parks in north Viet Nam, early this month to join a reforestation programme with people in Thanh Hoa's Nhu Thanh District.
A trip to Hai Phong's past in Ha Noi
A couple who are passionate about Hai Phong have opened a series of restaurants that evoke nostalgia while enjoying the best street food found in the northern port city. Minh Thu eats down memory lane.
A festival to display over 100 traditional cakes made in the south and 50 other Vietnamese and foreign dishes will be celebrated from April 27 to May 1 in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta city of Can Tho.
The Hai Van Pass has just named as one of the top 10 "great scenic drives around the world… that you've probably never heard of" by British newspaper .
Some 250 craftspeople from 38 traditional handicraft villages will take part in the 2015 Traditional Handicraft Festival Hue to take place from April 29 to May 3.
The Nha Trang Institute of Oceanography in the south central province of Khanh Hoa has announced free entry from July 11 to 14 so that visitors can visit the ocean festival.
Basking in celestial splendour
A marshy village in Thua Thien – Hue Province has become a new tourist attraction with admirers saying its scenic beauty and cuisine offer something different from the usual. Phuoc Buu pays a visit, and is enthralled as well.
Ba Danh Pagoda still exudes peace, tranquility after years of solitude
A cock crows from the garden in the remote Ba Danh pagoda near Ha Nam City, breaking the silence beside the romantic Day River. The breeze blows from nearby Ngoc Mountain, driving away the heat of early summer.
Tourists, and locals, now have helicopters as a means of transport from Da Nang to world heritage sites in the central region via Viet Nam TravelMart Agency's chartered tours, though the trip isn't cheap.
Royal Caribbean International's Voyager of the Seas cruise ship docked at Tan Cang-Cai Mep international port in southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province on April 13, bringing more than 3,500 foreign passengers and crew members.
The French embassy has signed a partnership agreement with six of Viet Nam's travel companies to help them expedite the granting of visas for their clients.
A trip to Hai Phong's past in Ha Noi
A trip to Hai Phong's past in Ha Noi

A couple who are passionate about Hai Phong have opened a series of restaurants that evoke nostalgia while enjoying the best street food found in the northern port city. Minh Thu eats down memory lane.

Houses of the future
Houses of the future

Vietnamese, like many other East Asians, have always been a bit wary of talking about death and dying. However, the superstition does not extend to visiting cemeteries and cleaning graves at appropriate times of the year.

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Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier

Seventy-nine-year-old former Vietnamese commando Lam Son Nao still feels uncomfortable whenever he thinks about the moment he tried to recover 84 kilos of explosives that had been left near the USNS Core aircraft carrier.

When festivals lose sight of the people 1    When festivals lose sight of the people

Last year I visited George Town in Penang, Malaysia. I was excited to find a lot of similarities between it and my hometown, Hue.

Cultural events lead to fireworks competition 1    Cultural events lead to fireworks competition

An International cuisine event will be held in the central city as a lead up to this weekend's scheduled seventh Da Nang International Fireworks Competition, a contest between teams representing five countries.

Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS 1    Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS

Da Nang plans to use the geographic information system (GIS) in the city's public tree management work, the municipal People's Committee spokesman Vo Van Thuong said.

Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys

The Nghe An Province's environmental crimes division said this morning that it has detained a man for allegedly trafficking monkeys following a tip-off.