Recommended Vietnam hotels - The Church Boutique

Recommended Vietnam hotels - The Church Boutique

Located in Hanoi's Old Quarter, the Church Boutique is a relatively small international hotel (31 rooms), but what it may lack in stature compared to some of the country's larger hotels, it makes up for in customer service. Its situation is a mere 45-minute journey from Hanoi Airport. Building mana...
Recommended Vietnam hotels - Sheraton Saigon Hotel

Recommended Vietnam hotels - Sheraton Saigon Hotel

Located in the Dong Khoi neighbourhood of District 1, on the doorstep of Ho Chi Minh City Hall, the Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica and Ho Chi Minh Museum, the Sheraton is a mere 25 minutes from Ho Chi Minh City airport. Its enviable city centre location means that this hotel is perfect for sightseers an...
Recommended Vietnam hotels - The Grand Hotel, Saig

Recommended Vietnam hotels - The Grand Hotel, Saig

The Grand is one of the country's oldest and most respected hotels, having kept its customers satisfied for over a century and a half. Opening in Ho Chi Minh City in the 1930s, it provides modern travellers with an oasis of colonial-era elegance, slap bang in the middle of bustling modern streets...
ASEAN Foundation and SAP

ASEAN Foundation and SAP

The ASEAN Foundation and SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced a strategic partnership to create positive social impact in South East Asia, including social enterprises in Vietnam. This joint effort will focus on areas of Education, Volunteerism and Entrepreneurship. Through this partnership, the ASEAN...
River tours in the Mekong Delta

River tours in the Mekong Delta

There are many ways to explore the hinterland of Vietnam's lush Mekong Delta. Tours of this vicinity range from luxurious boat cruises to cycle tours to cross-country hiking. The latter are popular because the terrain is quite flat, and the roads are all in reasonable condition. But because the whol...
Scuba diving in Vietnam

Scuba diving in Vietnam

Vietnam's diverse natural seascapes, abundant marine ecosytems and tropical waters all lead to one thing: scuba diving has become one of the country's most sought-after holiday experiences. Amongst the many fabulous resorts, one of the best known is Nha Trang. Basically a central coastal town (Nha...
Soaking up the culture during Vietnam holidays

Soaking up the culture during Vietnam holidays

Vietnam is a land of diverse experiences and changing landscapes. Its location at the tip of the Far East portion of mainland Asia has meant that it has seen more than its fair share of civilizations crossing its land mass. This melting pot characteristic has given rise to an incredibly rich histori...
Take Notes Before Visiting Vietnam

Take Notes Before Visiting Vietnam

According to Rough Guides, Vietnam for years is among relatively safe country for travelers including solo women visitors. But there are some, in particularly things to be taken into consideration before wanderlust comes to Vietnam. Let's check out below: When to visit Vietnam? Sounds like an old...
Vietnam – festivals and other events. Part2

Vietnam – festivals and other events. Part2

There are many cultural events occurring throughout Vietnam over the second half of each year. August Compared to many of the religious celebrations held in Vietnam over the first six months each year, which rightly call for a degree of formality and veneration, August's Honchien Temple Festival i...
Vietnam – festivals and other events

Vietnam – festivals and other events

Because Vietnam is such a melting pot of different cultures, it is no wonder that there is any number of festivals being celebrated, throughout the country, and throughout the year. January The Tet Festival is when the people of Vietnam celebrate the lunar New Year. This is a massive festival in t...
Unspoiled Vietnam - exploring the central Highland

Unspoiled Vietnam - exploring the central Highland

Vietnam is one of the world's fastest up and coming tourist resorts. The upside of this is that many of its resorts are now fully geared towards making every visitors' experience as comfortable as possible. The one downside, however, is that a lot of people will have thought of paying a visit to the...
Vietnam attractions – Ha Long Bay

Vietnam attractions – Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay Is one of Vietnam's most instantly recognizable tourist destinations. Located in Quang Ning Province, in the north-west of Vietnam, the bay consists of thousands of limestone ‘karsts' (karsts being geological formations, usually formed from limestone, which in the case of Ha Long Bay, ha...
Vietnam adventure holidays

Vietnam adventure holidays

Vietnam has so much to offer its visitors, from tours of its beautiful landscapes, to full-on adventure experiences for the more intrepid individuals. Where the latter are concerned, here is a run-down of some of the more popular Vietnamese adventure activities. Kayaking Whether you are a hardened...
Vietnam experiences – the Mekong Delta

Vietnam experiences – the Mekong Delta

Mekong, to the south of Vietnam, is a lush coastal area known for its large rice fields, and, of course, the diverse wildlife of its delta. It is an extremely fertile area, and as such of vital importance to the Vietnamese economy in that 50% of its overall agricultural output derives from here. In...
Vietnam vacations – Mekong Delta Cruises

Vietnam vacations – Mekong Delta Cruises

One of the most popular excursions in Vietnam is to embark on a cruise along the Mekong River delta. Forget any preconceptions you might have of huddling together in a rickety old boat – although some visitors may well wish to experience river trips as they've been traditionally undertaken for centu...
Vietnamese resorts – Nha Trang

Vietnamese resorts – Nha Trang

As far as memorable holidays in Vietnam are concerned, experiences don't come more diverse than visiting the seashore around Nha Trang. One of the country's best-known diving destinations, Nha Trang is a coastal province roughly right in the middle of Vietnam's eastern coastline. Although this area...
Visiting the Mekong Delta by bike

Visiting the Mekong Delta by bike

If you'd like to get close to Vietnam's landscapes while visiting this incredibly diverse nation, then travelling by bicycle is to be recommended. In a country where travelling by bicycle is universally accepted, you will find ample support if you wish to use this as your preferred method of sightse...
Welcome to Hanoi

Welcome to Hanoi

Hanoi offers visitors a diverse range of attractions. Depending on whether your interests are cultural and historic, or are satisfied by restaurants and shopping malls, there is guaranteed to be something to suit every taste. Temple of Literature Vietnam is a country that is steeped in religious h...
Cu Chi Tunnels

Cu Chi Tunnels

It is one thing to visit Vietnam and wallow in its atmosphere of bustling street markets, beautiful temples and fabulous landscapes. But some visitors relish the opportunity to immerse themselves in the region's history – literally! Ho Chi Minh City offers a unique experience for the more intrepid...
Guide to Ho Chi Minh City

Guide to Ho Chi Minh City

While Hanoi is Vietnam's administrative capital, its largest city and commercial hub is Ho Chi Minh City. Lying on the banks of the Saigon River (and still commonly referred to as Saigon by its eight million inhabitants) this is one metropolis that has undergone dramatic changes in recent years. Th...
Hoi An: unforgettable glimpse into Vietnam past

Hoi An: unforgettable glimpse into Vietnam past

Hoi An is a remarkably well preserved historic location on Vietnam's South China Sea coast. Home to around 120,000 inhabitants, Hoi An was once a bustling trading port, its maritime traffic plying trade routes across Asia from the 15th to 19th centuries. It is well worth a visit because it's diverse...