Cua Ong temple overlooks magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay

Cua Ong temple in Cam Pha city, Quang Ninh province is closely linked to the tradition and religious culture of local people. The temple festival is the biggest of its kind in Cam Pha, attracting crowds of visitors.

Floating and careening down Giăng River

Before my trip to Con Cuông District in central Nghệ An Province, I expected something natural and wild, far different from the usual resorts that I visit.

Journey to conical hat’s hometown in Northern Vietnam

Only 30 minute drive from central Hanoi, Chuong village in Phuong Trung commune, Thanh Oai district, Hanoi is regarded as the oldest conical hat craft village in northern Vietnam with a long history of more than 500 years.

Swiss writer falls in love with the back streets

Love does not always fade with time. For Swiss writer Anemi Wick, the deep love story she has had for Việt Nam for eight years has only deepened over the years.

Dishing out "buffalo meat hung up in kitchen"

The northwestern region of Việt Nam is a magical combination of alpine landscapes, ethnic culture, and bracing mountain air. This region draws travellers not only to its scenery and colourful hill tribe residents, but also to its dishes, the most popular of which is "buffalo meat hung up in kitchen" (otherwise known as smoked buffalo meat). In Vietnamese, it is called thịt trâu gác bếp. The closest Western equivalent would be beef jerky.

Rock houses in Cao Bang preserved to attract tourists

Located between Ban Gioc waterfall and Nguom Ngao cave in Dam Thuy commune, Trung Khanh district, Cao Bang province, the rock village Khuoi Ky is famous for its stilt houses built from rocks. The name “rock village” and the Rock God worship tradition in this border area have attracted tourists to come to visit.

Tam Thanh art village enriches community

Tam Thanh commune in Tam Ky city, Quang Nam district boasts a rich art culture and beautiful landscapes. Vietnam’s first mural village has been formed in this commune.

Giò sausage roll: meat pounded to perfection

If rice is a staple of Vietnamese daily meals, then giò (Vietnamese sausage) is considered the staple of special occasions, such as Tết (the Lunar New Year), wedding parties and ancestors’ death anniversary.

The taste of Hà Nội’s autumn

Hà Nội’s autumn is also the season for cốm or young sticky rice flakes. Cốm can be eaten directly or enjoyed with bananas like a snack. It can also be mixed with other food ingredients to create a variety of tasty dishes, including chả cốm (Vietnamese cốm sausage) and cốm xào (browned green sticky rice).

Vietnam’s resort among world’s hot new hotels

The five-star Anam resort, located in the Cam Ranh Bay of the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa, was listed among world’s hot new hotels by the travel magazine Conde Nast Traveller India.