Travel Guide

NINH BINH

A paddleboat tour amid limestone karst mountains, a climb up Mua Cave and the world’s largest population of Delacour’s langurs are among the attractions Ninh Binh has to offer. BEST TIME TO VISIT The best time to visit the northern Ninh Binh Province is between May and July, which coincides with the rice and the […]

Read More
Travel Guide

DA NANG

There are good reasons Da Nang is known as Vietnam’s “most liveable city” and it is well worth a visit and more to discover its manifold attractions. These include the weather, the beaches, the resort, the feel of the city, the food, UNESCO heritage sites, the Golden Bridge, hidden caves and some elements of its […]

Read More
Travel Guide

HA NOI

A potent combination of the ancient, the modern and the in-between, Hanoi boasts historic vestiges, colonial heritages and guild streets with food and beer joints to write home about. BEST TIME TO VISIT The autumn season from September to November and spring between March and April are the most ideal times to visit Hanoi when […]

Read More
Travel Guide

CAO BANG

Home to a UNESCO-recognized geopark and Southeast Asia’s largest waterfall, Cao Bang remains off the beaten track and less busy than neighboring Sa Pa or Ha Giang. BEST TIME TO VISIT The cool climate of Cao Bang Province that borders China ensures that you can come here all year round. The best time to visit […]

Read More
Culture

Ethnic artist shines light on human bond with nature


Painter Dinh Thi Tham Poong still remembers with joy how her childhood in the northwestern mountain province of Lai Chau shaped the artist that she has become.

Read More
Culture

Box office bombs: Vietnamese films lose big in domestic market


‘Nguoi Thu Ba’ (The Third Person) only earned a mere VND1 billion (over $43,000) though it reportedly cost VND33 billion to make.

Read More
Culture

International documentary film festival to pick up steam after Covid lull


After being canceled last year because of Covid-19 lockdowns, the annual European-Vietnamese Documentary Film Festival will return in early June, showcasing diverse topics from 11 participating countries.

Read More
Travel Guide

HUE

Hue, the capital of Vietnam’s last feudal rulers, the Nguyen Dynasty, has long been known for royal palaces and tombs but also has hidden charms to offer tourists. The best time to visit Hue is between January and April, when temperatures range between 20 and 24 degrees Celsius. If you are planning a three-day holiday […]

Read More
Culture

British songwriter releases new single with Vietnamese singer


Hoang Duyen will lend her voice to British singer-songwriter Calum Scott’s new single ‘Heaven’, which will be released Thursday night.

Read More
Culture

Vietnamese filmmaker shortlisted for largest British contemporary art award


Nguyen Trinh Thi is among seven artists shortlisted this year for the U.K.’s leading biennial exhibition and largest contemporary art prize, Artes Mundi (AM).

Read More