Situated in Bac Kan Province, about 230km from Ha Noi, Ba Be Lake is known as a tourism complex where tourists can enjoy the pristine beauty of mountains and natural caves. Visiting Ba Be Lake, visitors can now experience the land with homestay services.
Muong Lo Valley in Nghia Lo Township, Yen Bai Province is famous for delicious rice thanks to its fertile soil. Nestled in mountains, the flat valley is the habitat of several ethnic minorities with diverse cultures and customs.
History has it that since the 18th century, mung bean cookies have been a precious gift that locals offered to the King and officials.
Nem chua (Vietnamese fermented pork roll) is a unique dish of Vietnamese food culture, made from fresh pork and other special spices.
More than a century ago, during their domination, the French colonialists discovered Da Lat but after surveying they decided that it was impossible to build a road connecting Nha Trang and Da Lat due to dangerous terrains.
The Yen Tu festival which is annually held from the 10th day of the first lunar month to the end of the third lunar month in Uong Bi City in the northern province of Quang Ninh is one of the most anticipated festivals of the year, attracting thousands of pilgrims and visitors nationwide.
“Bun bo Hue is the greatest soup in the world," Anthony Bourdain said in a CNN article "On the hunt for bun bo Hue". Anthony is not alone as many others also shared the American chef’s feelings when they tried the rice vermicelli soup.
Originally created by peddlers from Nam Pho Village in Phu Vang District in the central province of Thua Thien - Hue, banh canh Nam Pho (Nam Pho rice noodle soup) has now become one of the most versatile dishes among Vietnamese noodle soup dishes.
The ancient pagoda of Boi Khe, also known as Dai Bi Tu in script letters, is listed one of the most beautiful pagodas in Viet Nam. The pagoda worships a local saint called Nguyen Binh An who built the pagoda and led the locals to fight against the northern invaders.
Passing down through generations and continued with equal enthusiasm today, “Xong dat” (first footing), a Tet tradition in Viet Nam, has always been associated with hopes for a fruitful year ahead.
With the crystal blue sea and the picturesque scenery of limestone isles in various shapes and sizes, emerging from the sea, Ba Lua Archipelago is often regarded as the southern Ha Long Bay of Viet Nam.
Arriving in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on a sunny day, I dropped by Linh Quy Phap An Pagoda, which is described as the heaven gate thanks to its heavenly and peaceful landscapes.