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Explore Saigon Chinatown — The Little Hong Kong of Saigon
“A hub of commerce”, “hustling and bustling”, and “young and effervescent” are just some ways to describe the modern beauty of Saigon. However, this city has more to offer. Saigon hides inside it a poetically tranquil appearance and takes time to explore. Actually, from the very first moment I set foot in Saigon, I didn’t know where a peaceful secret corner of this city was. I simply thought that all I needed was to follow my heart and keep going, looking, and listening. I got o ...
Our favorite Phu Quoc experiences at La Veranda Resort MGallery By Sofitel in this summer
From luxury hotels to theme parks, the island of Phu Quoc has so much to offer when it comes to lavish holidays. And when we talk about inclusive family breaks in the amazing vistas of the sparkling East Sea, award-winning La Veranda Resort MGallery By Sofitel has so much to spoil you with top 5 summer experiences for the family that craves luxury and adventure. 1. Family Fun On The Shores of La Veranda Located on a wide stretch of untouched beach and azure waters, and inspired by the gran ...
Tra Que Village – A must-see place in Hoi An
Calling it “the loveliest village on earth” seems to be an ambitious statement for Tra Que if you haven’t made your way to the stunning Hoi An countryside. Once you arrive though, you’re guaranteed to fall in love with this little corner of the earth. Text & photos: Rehahn C. Located 3 km from the center of Hoi An, Tra Que village is well-known as its freshest and cleanest vegetable and herb supplier. You can easily get there by motorbike, bicycle, or simply a light walk. This ...
Hello Binh Duong Province!
As a new to Vietnam, I like to travel around the country to learn more about people, culture and traditions. Text: Zukhra One of my first trips was to Binh Duong Province. This is not really famous tourist destination which makes it more interesting to people who like to discover pure beauty and authenticity of the countryside. Although Binh Duong is not a countryside but an industrialized province with high economic growth rate. Located in the Eastern part of the Southern region of ...
Phu Yen Province – 5.045 km2 of love
After all the business of preparing for our Big Day, it was time for us to enjoy the private moments of a sweet honeymoon. Having visited most of the famous attractions along the Central coast of Vietnam, we chose Phu Yen Province, a new land with which it was love at the first km. With an area of 5,045km2 and a 200km long coastal line, Phu Yen is like a sleeping princess awaiting someone to stir her nature from its rest. The northern stretch of road Xuan Dai Bay – Mang Lang Chu ...
7 places & 5 dishes you should not miss when traveling to Phu Quoc
Phu Quoc Island is always a dream tourist destination of the soul like shifting. Coming here you will find yourself immersed among mesmerized scenery of nature and attractive delicious dishes. Do not worry if you do not know where to start in Phu Quoc, because Buffalo Trip will be faithful companion of you. Dinh Cau rock & lighthouse Dinh Cau Rock (Dinh Cau Temple, Dinh Cau Shrine) and stone embankment in the town of Duong Dong. It has a high mound reached the sea. From D ...
8 things to do and see you shouldn't miss while traveling to Hoi An, Vietnam
Hoi An, Vietnam has recently been named one of "The Top 50 Cities To See In Your Lifetime". Having visited Hoi An over new year 2015, I can definitely agree with this article. The 4 days I spent in Hoi An were fantastic! Filled will tailors, markets, Ancient temples and bridges, bicycles, baguette (Banh Mi) and scooters. This is my list of top things to do while you're in Hoi An. Written by Nico Vermeulen 1. Tailor shops Hoi An is famous for tailor-made clothes. You ...
12 things to do you shouldn't miss when traveling in Ho Chi Minh City
We started our Vietnam trip with Ho Chi Minh City. We didn't expect much of it, because many people have said there isn't much to do. Upon arrival we quickly learned that “what people said” about Vietnam, turned out to be very subjective (more than normal). Each place that we had visited was a great experience, but I think it was great because of some amazing people we had met along the way and not necessarily Vietnam. Written by Nico Vermeulen There aren't many thi ...
5 things you should do while traveling Dalat, Vietnam
We didn’t expect to spend so much time in Dalat, but after ten days we had trouble tearing ourselves away! It’s a charming city in the mountains of Vietnam, perfect for couples looking for a romantic retreat, adventurers looking to get outside, foodies looking to eat — basically, us! Dalat has something for everyone! More than anything, I suggest you take a long walk around Dalat. There is so much to see, various flower parks, cute neighborhoods, old French mansions, and more. ...
Surfing waves in Mui Ne
Surfing is an appealing sport yet it remains largely undiscovered by Vietnamese people. Once you have learned how to surf however, you will find yourself irresistibly drawn to the sea. Text and photos: Hai An See more Vietnam travel guide at here. On the day I arrive, Mui Ne has gifted me clear sky, blue sea and sets of huge waves rushing to the windy shore.These are ideal conditions to experience the exciting and vigorous sport of kite-surfing with both kiteboard and kite. The start ...
Visit Hue in the lotus season
With each trip to Hue, I feel a deep love for the ancient citadel. Returning to this landscape in spring, I indulge in the aromatic smell of numerous lotus petals. See more Hue travel guide at here. On the way to the city center, the April sunshine is scorching at noon. However, in the shade of tamarind trees along the street, I don’t feel dazzled by the sun. From the Western quarter, I travel to the Perfume river for some sightseeing. By the river, Le Loi street is peacefully we ...
A new experience with inflatable boats
Traveling by inflatable boat is a new form of adventure transport that has been attracting a large number of intrepid young men. On these inflatable boats travelers can explore different seas and islands or discover remote rivers that other kinds of tourist trips avoid. See more Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) travel guide at here. Text & photos: Ngo Tran Hai An I had a chance to talk to Pham Vu, the leader of a travel group using inflatable boats in Ho Chi Minh City. He shared a lot ...
Blue sky balloon float in Hon Tam
Humankind has always dreamt of conquering space and experiencing the wonderful feeling of floating at a specified height in the sky. See more Nha Trang travel guide at here. A long time ago, when that dream seemed impossible, some animals could fly by pushing air into their bladders. History has it that, on August 8, 1709 the first balloon was invented by a Luso-Brazilian priest called Bartolomeu de Gusmao, and was displayed at the first public exhibition was held in Lisbon. Bartolomeu ...
Rock climbing at the natural wonder
Halong bay and Cat Ba island not only enchant visitors with its magnificent nature and romantic sea but also challenge mountain climbers with a risky topography. If you are a lover of this dangerous sport, perilous cliffs and corners of mountains and caves will inspire you the feeling of “wishing to challenge”. See more Halong bay travel guide at here. You only need a weekend for such a mountain climbing trip. However, try to practice some indoor climbing and motivate your ...
Experience life on the water in Ben Tre
In Southwestern Vietnam lies Ben Tre, a community famous for its legendary coconuts. One weekend, we visited Ben Tre to experience life on the water and discover the homeland of famed scholar Do Chieu. See more Vietnam travel guide at here. Text by: Duong Thuy From Ho Chi Minh City, we drive about one hour by car, passing by Long An, Tien Giang, until reaching Rach Mieu Bridge, that links Tien Giang with Ben Tre. Along the street, a variety of stores display the many specialties of this ...
Charming Marble mountains in the spring
When I was three, I was interested in a legend about the Marble mountains told to me by my grandfather. However, not until this spring, did I have a chance to visit the mountains. The trip made me explore and love the area, where mountains, sea, islands, isles, hills, falls and streams meet. See more Danang travel guide at here. Text and photos: Duong Thuy The Marble mountains by the sea We drive about 10km from Danang along Hoang Sa boulevard – the magnificent curved stree ...
Yellow season in Northwestern Vietnam
In September, autumn brings a wonderful yellow season on every regions of Northwestern Vietnam, from Mu Cang Chai – Yen Bai, Y Ty – Lao Cai to Hoang Su Phi – Ha Giang. Paddy fields of H’Mong people in Vu Lung Sung village, Trung Chai commune, Sapa, Lao Cai used to be recognized as one of seven most breathtaking terraced fields of Asia and the world by Travel & Leisure magazine. See more Vietnam travel guide at here. Text and photos: Lam Linh In September, it ...
Walking around the craters on Ly Son
Known as the Kingdom of Garlic, Ly Son island has long been famous for its pristine beauty. However, it is the formation of this island from 5 extinct volcanoes millions of years ago that lured me. Strategically, Ly Son holds an important position on the East Sea as an outpost of the battles on Hoang Sa (Paracel) islands, according to Vietnamese historical documents. See more Ly Son Island travel guide at here. Text by Quach Trung Tuan. Photos by Duy Anh, Thao Nguyen. Floating on wa ...
Pu Luong in harvest season
After exactly one year, we came back the place called “the land of warm hearts”. Pu Luong has become a familiar name in the memory of many backpackers with the images of tranquil villages, fields and off-road after rain. See more Vietnam travel guide at here. Text by Black – Photos by Black, NVC At harvest season 2011, the extension of 15C Road from Co Luong to Pu Luong Nature Reserve nearly finished, some non-paved stretches of the road left. Of course, if rain, i ...
Visiting Vijaya Citadel in Quy Nhon
If not for my second vistit to Quy Nhon, the ancient citadel of the Champa Kingdom, I would have regarded it only as a quiet city, a less attractive destination than others in the Central coastal region of Vietnam. See more Vietnam travel guide at here. Text: Binh Khe. Photos: Dao Tien Dat – Binh Khe I came to Quy Nhon in the summer time. The serene rhythm and slow life brang me pleasant relaxation and seemed to push a bustling and crowded Sai Gon far from my mind. I stayed ...
Paradise Cave – Heaven on Earth
We took a few steps through the small entrance and were pleasantly surprised by the magnificence and miraculous beauty of Paradise Cave. Gazing up multi-shaped stalactites, one can observe a strikingly colorful image, which reminds me of a poem written about this paradise: “Tien canh hu hu noi mong ao/ Tran doi thuc thuc chon thien khong/ Non non nuoc nuoc dau hon nhi/ O chon tran gian ngo o troi.” (” There is no place like the Paradise Cave on Earth”). See more Vietna ...
Fabulous water sports in Nha Trang
You can enjoy water sports at Nha Trang beach or Vinpearl Land, Hon Tam, Doc Let and many other destinations. With great excitement, water sports are always an attraction for visitors to Nha Trang. See more about Nha Trang travel guide at here. Text and photos: Khue Viet Truong Stretched 20km along the sea, Nha Trang features fascinating beaches and islands that are regarded as a water sports paradise. Whether you prefer romantic or dangerous; these games always relax and rejuvenat ...
Unique community based tourism in Hoi An
By introducing traditional customs to visitors with simple activities, the community based tour in Hoi An, Fish & Chip is a new charming attraction in the ancient town. See more Hoi An travel guide at here. Text and photos: Quoc Hai “Mr. Doan Tan’s career” A fisherman, who has worked on the sea for more than 50 years, Mr. Doan Tan in Cam An ward, Hoi An has turned to navigating a wooden barge with visitors on the river to share his joy of the water. He is taking ...
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