I met Britisher David Lloyd by chance during a mountain marathon in Sa Pa in Lào Cai Province last year where he was the race director.
In a beautiful spring afternoon, 72-year-old Le Van Hiep rows a boat to take me around in a sightseeing tour along the snaking Lo Canh Giang River, known by local people as Co Co (stork’s neck) River, reported the Saigontimes.
After Tet, fishermen’s boats return to the mainland full of fish.
Standing in front of Ban Gioc Waterfall in the northern upland province of Cao Bang, I think one cannot resist its magnificence.
Nestled under the foot of hills in Quan Ba District in Ha Giang Province, Lung Tam Village attracts many travelers from near and far owing to its astonishing landscape and serenity and Mong ethnic minority women in colorful attire.
The traditional Tet of the H’Mong ethnic minority people starts from November 30th of the lunar calendar, one month before the nation’s traditional lunar New Year festival. Like other ethnic groups, H’Mong ethnic minorities from Hoa Binh province welcome Tet jubilantly with a prayer for a prosperous and happy new year.
Enjoying traditional dishes is what makes the Lunar New Year, or Tet, special. On this special occasion, people in the countryside gather together to make specialties such as banh chung and banh tet (glutinous rice cakes), mam (fermented fish or shrimp), dua (pickled vegetables) and mut (jam). Yet for city people, it is a difficult task to make those Tet specialties due to their busy work and small urban homes for preparing food, and due to a lack of ingredients and materials.
The upcoming Lunar New Year holiday, or Tet, is a national holiday which turns most exciting one to two weeks before it starts. So tourists are advised to travel to different parts of the country to get hands-on knowledge of the bustling festive atmosphere.
A mass of flowers, ornamental plants and fruits have streamed into Ho Chi Minh City to meet growing demand for the Lunar New Year Festival that will come in nine days.
Located in a spacious place in HCMC’s Hoc Mon District, Tung Son Thach Park recreates a typical Japanese zen garden with a carpet of tiny gravels, whispering artificial waterfalls and pine trees, reported the Saigon Times.
Nghe An and Ha Tinh provinces late last week received a UNESCO certificate that recognizes Vi-Giam folk music of the two north-central provinces as a world intangible cultural heritage of humanity.
In addition to well wishes, the Vietnamese have a long tradition of giving lucky money to children during the Lunar New Year holiday, or Tet.
Restaurants under Bong Sen Corp. have introduced new menus for Valentine’s Day 2015 entitled “True Love”.
Located on Con Dao Island off mainland Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, Con Dao market is crowded with locals and visitors.
(VNF) - The British Council and Lien Foundation announced the originators of the 12 leading ideas for “Reimagined play” across Asia-Pacific and the UK.
As the lunar New Year approaches, Buddha's hand fruits, or sarcodactylis, a specialty in Dac So commune, Hoai Duc district, Hanoi are being wrapped carefully to be delivered to customers across the country.
The US mission in Vietnam announced that they are seeking candidates for the 2015 global undergraduate exchange program.