Home to vibrant streets, breathtaking bays and mouth-watering cuisine, Vietnam is a proud nation with an intricate history. From the diverse hill tribes of the mountainous north to the iconic Mekong Delta and the thronging capital Hanoi, the country inspires at every turn. Over the course of history, the Vietnamese people have endured many challenges – war, foreign occupation and political instability, to name a few – yet they remain some of the most optimistic and welcoming in the world.
Kayak around the limestone pinnacles of Halong Bay, trek the lush rice paddies of Sapa, wander the lantern-lined streets of Hoi An and tuck into crusty bánh mìs and bowls of pho along the way. Vietnam will charm you with its culture and entrance you with its beauty. Click here to learn more about when is the best time to visit Vietnam.
The Vietnamese new year festival is a chance to explore seasonal cuisine and immerse yourself in local culture What is Tet? Not to be conflated with Chinese New Year, Tet is short for 'Tet Nguyen Dan' and is a Vietnamese celebration that celebrates both the arrival of spring and the Vietnamese New Year. In 2020, Tet...Read more
Vietnam, a consistently popular Southeast Asian country with plenty to offer travellers, can be a year-round destination. But, when is the best time to go? Vietnam is over 1600 km long and experiences diverse weather systems between the north, the central coast and the south. If you are planning on covering a lot...Read more
One of Vietnam’s biggest celebrations is an homage to its ancient past The Hùng Kings Festival (also known as the Death Anniversary of the Hùng Kings) is one of Vietnam’s largest annual celebrations. From the 8th to the 11th of the third lunar month each year (this year, it falls between March 31 and April 2), people...Read more
Vietnam has been split into north and south far longer than it has been together For those of us old enough to remember, or to at least have seen the movies, Vietnam was split in two – the north was the bad guys and the south was the good guys – or so they told us. For more than 40 years Vietnam has been reunified un...Read more
Lush paddy fields, Jungle mountains, tropical beaches, Vietnam has it all when it comes to the gifts from the gods For a country not even the size of California, Vietnam has pretty much everything you could ask for: lush green paddy fields, tropical jungle, white sandy beaches – it has it all. A relatively narrow str...Read more
Bright, vibrant, sweet, spicy and healthy to boot. Is there a better cuisine then Vietnamese? One of the best things about any trip to Vietnam is the exquisite food. From street side noodle stalls by the beach in Hoi An to fine dining along the side of the West Lake in Hanoi – the delicate tastes created across the cou...Read more