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Vietnam ideal for Asia first-timers

A bowl of bun oc (snail noodle soup), a favourite Hanoi dish

Vietnam and Hong Kong are places where travellers should get their first Asia experience, Canadian travel news site Mapped said. Hong Kong offered a more modern experience while Vietnam provided a more true and authentic taste of the Asian lifestyle, it said. Food lovers should visit Hanoi’s Dong Xuan Market, …

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H’mong green tea in Son La Province

Mua A Pao collecting tea buds

H’mong ethnic people in Son La Province still make their special shan tuyet green tea following traditional methods. The tea buds and leaves come from wild perennial tea trees located in the mountains 1,500 metres above sea level. Mua A Pao from Chung Trinh Village said they had to pick …

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Tickle your taste buds at Hanoi market food court

Hanoi’s Thanh Cong Market may not have made it to travel guide bucket lists, but its lure is irresistible to the capital’s foodies. The A4 block of Thanh Cong resident area is almost absent in all the travel guides’ “must-try” list, but its culinary diversity attracts numerous Hanoi’s foodies every …

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Vietnam drops two ranks on Henley Passport Index

Man holds a Vietnamese Passport.

The Vietnamese passport has slipped two places to 90th among 200 nations in the Henley Passport Index 2018. The index, published on Tuesday, shows that people holding a Vietnamese passport have free access to 51 countries and territories. In Southeast Asia, the Vietnamese passport is only more powerful than Myanmar. …

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Vietnam diva My Tam to perform live in South Korea

Vietnamese pop star My Tam will hold her first ever concert in Seoul, South Korea on October 20.

On October 20, singer My Tam will hold her first ever live concert in Seoul, South Korea. The concert, called “My Tam First Love”, will be held at the Jangchung Gymnasium in central Seoul. It will be produced and directed by South Korean producer Cho Sung Jin, with whom My …

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Ox racing festival in An Giang attracts huge crowd

Sixty-four pairs of oxen from An Giang Province and neighbouring provinces compete at the annual Bay Nui (Seven Mountains) Ox Racing Festival, held at Tinh Bien District in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of An Giang on October 8.

Thousands of people attended the annual Bay Nui (Seven Mountains) Ox Racing Festival held on October 8 at Tinh Bien District in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of An Giang. This year, 64 pairs of oxen from An Giang and neighbouring provinces competed in the event. The pair of …

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