Monthly Archives: October 2014

Ba Tuong Lagoon

Dragging net in the Ba Tuong lagoon

The pristine beauty of Ba Tuong lagoon seems to bring tourists back to the dawn of the southern area through legendary stories of people in Ca Mau. Ba Tuong lagoon (or Thi Tuong lagoon) is one of the biggest natural lagoon at Mekong delta in Vietnam. The Ba Tuong lagoon, which is created by alluviums

To He artisans strive to promote rare surviving Vietnamese traditional toy

Magic came out from skilled hands With simple tools including a tray of glutinous rice powder in various colours, a small comb, a bunch of sticks, and a spongy box to display their products, To He artisans can knead many shapes thanks to their skilled hands and creativity. To He artisans not only draw the interest of children,

Biggest crab market in Mekong Delta

For residents of Vinh Hoi Dong Commune, An Giang Province, flood season means bountiful crab catching in their rice fields.  A local crab trader. Although crab-catching is something residents do all year long, the rainy season brings an extra bounty. Each year locals wait for the rainy season to catch crabs, a  boost to the

29 pictures that will make you want to visit Vietnam

Business Insider, a US online newspaper based in New York City, has published an article by American photographer Robert Schrader with the above caption, which includes 29 pictures of Vietnam he took on his many visits. “I think you’ll enjoy exploring the pictures I took while I was in Vietnam. I also have a feeling

San Chay people’s dance recognised as national intangible cultural heritage

The dance comprises nine patterns that feature daily life, including building houses, picking fruit, clearing land and celebrating harvests. (Credit: VNA) Tac Xinh dance is a form of performing that has been preserved and passed on by San Chay people for generations. It expresses their gratitude to their ancestors and the spiritual connections between nature

Vietnamese photographer wins international award

The striking image captures female workers mending fish nets at a workshop in southern province of Bac Lieu. The theme of this year’s competition – Cities at Work – challenged photographers from around the world to capture the beauty and day-to-day reality of working life. It attracted 11,500 entries from 79 countries. The Vietnamese photographer

Vietnam cited as world’s second cheapest holiday destination

   The One-Pillar Pagoda in Hanoi. Skyscanner highlighted Vietnam as a well-established stop on the Southeast Asia trail, describing the country as a beautiful, unspoilt destination with super cheap tourist services. The top position goes to its neighbouring Cambodia. Home to numerous beautiful landscapes and cultural and historical sites and with its proper tourism development strategy and political stability,

Photos capture ethnic custom

A collection of photos by Hanoi photojournalist Trinh Thong Thien won the first prize in the sixth Vietnam – Country – People photo contest. A photograph on Cap sac (coming-of-age) ritual from the awarded collection. The images depict a Dao ethnic minority “maturity ceremony” in the northern province of Lai Chau. This nine-day ritual marks

Antiquities found from underwater archaeology on display in Quang Ngai

Themed ‘Underwater Cultural Heritages, the six-day exhibition showcases collections of ceramic and stone objects dating back to the 13th – 19th centuries found in wrecked ships in Nui Thanh waters, Quang Nam province; Binh Chau waters, Quang Ngai province; and Hon Cau waters, Binh Thuan province. The objects, including dishes, vases, pots, cups, statues, cannons

Travel to Mai Chau, Hoa Binh

Overall of Mai Chau

Mai Chau, which is in Hoa Binh Province of Viet Nam, is a destination for those who love pristine landscapes, resorts, and culture of ethnic minorities. This destination meets the needs of multiple tourists and very suitable for students. Tourists can organize campfire, organize social activities and help the local people. Read more: Hanoi & Mai