Saturday, August 24, 2019

Saigon house nominated for leading architecture award

The Ha House has a swimming pool inside the living room. Photo by Hiroyuki Oki.The Ha House, designed by famous Vietnamese architect Vo Trong...

Saigon prepares for fireworks to celebrate National Day

Fireworks performances are seen from the Landmark 81, Vietnam's highest building, in Binh Thanh District. Photo by VnExpress/Huu Khoa.Ho Chi Minh City will organize...

Secret tunnel in Saigon a symbol of monumental resistance

HCMC’s Phu Tho Hoa Tunnel is an enduring symbol of Vietnamese resilience and ingenuity that defeated the French colonialists.The 10 km long Phu Tho...

A Saigon pagoda hosts three religions in Taoist harmony

The Khanh Van Nam Vien pagoda welcomes followers of Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism with Taoist rituals.The pagoda, built in 1936, stands on a 2,000- square-meter land...

Vietjet Air plans first ever direct flights to New Delhi

Taj Mahal, a UNESCO heritage site and one of the world’s seven wonders, is a popular tourist attraction in India. Photo by Shutterstock/Jimmy Tran.Budget...

70-year-old Saigon eatery serves rice in stone pots

Chuyen Ky restaurant situated in the heart of Saigon has been serving rice to customers in stoneware pots since 1948.This family-owned restaurant, in Cu...

Travel agencies warn Vietnamese tourists against solo travel to Hong Kong

Passengers queue as the Hong Kong International Airport reopened a day after flights were halted due to a protest, on August 13, 2019. Photo...

Hue to open monthly night market on ancient tile-roofed bridge

Thanh Toan Bridge near Vietnam’s former imperial capital of Hue is a tourism magnet, welcoming up to 300 foreign visitors daily. Photo by VnExpress/Thanh...

Saigon restaurant offers a verdant breathing space

In the heart of Saigon, 1B Garden offers a green, serene ambience that keeps the city’s hectic nature at bay.Located at 1B Pham Ngoc...

Buddhist faithful head for pagodas in Ghost Month

Many Vietnamese believe the deceased visit them during the seventh lunar month, the Month of the Ghost, and make ritual offerings.The Month of the...

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