Category Archives: travel

Mekong Delta province exudes charm amid annual flooding season

The bustling scene at Long Xuyen floating market in the early morning. To see the floating market at its busiest, visitors need to be up early. The market gets very busy from 5 a.m. onwards as hundreds of boats gather to trade agricultural produce including fruits, vegetables, flowers and fish. A boat trip to explore […]

Paragliding over million-year-old dormant volcano in Central Highlands

In the J’rai ethnic minority language, Chu Dang Ya means “wild ginger root.” It lies in Ploi Lagri Village in Gia Lai’s Chu Pah District, home to the Jarai ethnic minority. The Chu Dang Ya volcano has been dormant for millions of years, offering fertile land for cultivation. The volcano, 30 kilometers northeast of the […]

Hai Phong among world’s 10 coolest third cities: Australian magazine

By Hoang Phong   &nbspNovember 18, 2022 | 06:16 pm GMT+7 French-built Hai Phong Post Office in downtown Hai Phong. Photo by Le Tan Australian travel magazine Traveller has listed Hai Phong City in northern Vietnam among the world’s 10 coolest third cities that remain uncrowded. The magazine defines third cities as medium-sized and small […]

Vietnam falls in solo travel destination ranking

By Hoang Vu  &nbspNovember 19, 2022 | 07:56 am GMT+7 A foreign tourist takes a cyclo ride in Hue, May 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Vo Thanh Vietnam has fallen far behind several Southeast Asian peers in this year’s global ranking as a solo travel destination, slipping to 50th among 78 destinations. In Southeast Asia, Vietnam was […]

Number of Vietnam’s sustainable accommodations ranks 5th in Asia-Pacific

By Hoang Phong  &nbspNovember 19, 2022 | 04:53 pm GMT+7 Topas Ecolodge in Sa Pa is one of sustainable accommodations recognized by Booking.com in Vietnam. Photo courtesy of Topas Ecolodge Vietnam has had 5,093 sustainable accommodations recognized by Dutch online travel agency Booking.com, placing it in fifth position in the Asia-Pacific after India, Australia, Indonesia […]

Hue water park among global tourist destinations forgotten by time

By Hoang Phong   &nbspNovember 17, 2022 | 11:15 am GMT+7 Thuy Tien water park on the outskirts of Hue. Photo by VnExpress/Vo Thanh British newspaper Metro has listed Hue’s Thuy Tien Park as one of four places forgotten by time, alongside Germany’s Cold War-era tower, Bolivia’s Uyuni Train Cemetery and Tunisia’s Mos Espa. “Legend […]