Author Archives: Stephen

Vietnamese Traditional Costume & Dress

Costumes are one of the three needs of physical life (food, accommodation, and clothing) of Vietnamese people. It is the earliest cultural product of human society. Costumes were also changed over the course of historical development. Two prominent features in…

Top Suggested Itineraries for Ho Chi Minh City Tours

Ho Chi Minh City Tour I: Downtown Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral – Municipal Theatre – War Remnants Museum – Reunification Palace – Military Museum – History Museum – Jade Emperor Pagoda – Xa Loi Pagoda – Ben Thanh Market –…

Top Suggested Itineraries for Hanoi Tours

Hanoi City Tour Itinerary: The Old Quarter of Hanoi Ho Hoan Kiem – St Joseph’s Cathedral – Old Quarter – Dong Xuan Market – Bach Ma Temple – Ngoc Son Temple – Water Puppet Theater There’s no better place to…

Visiting Hue Citadel-Former Capital of Vietnam

Geography and location Hue is located along the banks of the Perfume River in Hue city and a few nearby areas surroundings of Thua Thien Hue province. Hue is center of culture, politics, the economy of the province, is the…

Halong Bay – Wonder of The World

Both Vietnamese and overseas visitors are flocking to this region in increasing numbers as facilities improve – for the seafood, swimming and sunbathing – but above all to marvel at the magnificence of Halong Bay. In Vietnamese, ha long means…

Brief History of Hanoi

The area around Hanoi – the name means ‘within the waters’, a reference to the city’s close relationship with the Song Hong, or ‘Red River’ and numerous surrounding lakes – has been the site of Vietnam’s capital, on and off,…

Sapa – The Places of Interest

Ham Rong Mountain Tourist Area Ham Rong Mountain Tourist AreaLocation: Pho Ham Rong, Thi tran Sapa, Huyen Sapa, Lao Cai Opening hours: 7am-6pm daily Ham Rong or ‘Dragon’s Jaw’ Mountain, on which Sa Pa’s radio transmitter is situated, is located…

History of Sapa

Originally the site of a Black H’mong settlement, Sapa first came to the attention of the French in 1901. A military garrison arrived two years later and named their camp Sapa after a nearby market known as Sapa, which was…

Brief Introduction of Hue

The former imperial city of Hue is the most important historical and cultural monument in Vietnam. It is also a place of great beauty, despite having been badly damaged during the 1968 Tet Offensive. Renowned throughout the country both for…