Vietnam Travel guide

Travel to Vietnam

Travel to Vietnam  Flying to Vietnam The national airline is Vietnam Airlines (VN) (www.vietnamairlines.com) who run direct flights from London Gatwick to Hanoi. It is served by many airlines via nearby hubs, including Cathay Pacific (www.cathaypacific.com) and Thai International (www.thaiairways.com). Flights to Vietnam are at their most expensive around Christmas, New Year and Tet (January/February). Air [...]

Vietnam Shopping and nightlife

Shopping in Vietnam For anyone who likes handicrafts and a bargain, Vietnam is nirvana. Wooden water puppets, with ingenious mechanisms, silk, lacquerware, ceramics, colourful hill-tribe bags, clothing and hand-painted silk greetings cards are all a must-buy. Clothes are particularly good value and tailors can make up clothes within 24 hours in many places, particularly Hoi [...]

Vietnam Food and Drink

Vietnam Food and Drink Vietnamese cooking is varied and usually superb, as the profusion of Vietnamese restaurants in New York, London and Berlin contest. It is a mixture of Vietnamese, Chinese and French traditions, with a plethora of regional variations. As in all countries of the region, rice or noodles usually provide the basis of [...]

Vietnam things to see and do

Beautiful beaches The beaches of Vietnam are superb. Nha Trang is the perfect combination of a long sandy beach for relaxing days under the palm trees and a town with restaurants and bars to pass the balmy evenings. Boat trips take you out to nearby islands and divers can explore the nearby coral reefs. Alternatively, [...]

Things to do Jade Emperor Pagoda

Things to do Jade Emperor Pagoda  Ho Chi Minh City , Vietnam AddressStreet 73 Ð Mai Thi Luu  Opening hours7am-6pm, on 1st & 15th of lunar month 5am-7pm Built in 1909 in honour of the supreme Taoist god (the Jade Emperor or King of Heaven, Ngoc Hoang), this is one of the most spectacularly atmospheric temples in HCMC, stuffed [...]

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh city War Remnants Museum

One of the historical site that you can not miss  when you visit Ho Chi Minh city that is War Remnants Museum War Remnants Museum was opened on September 4, 1975. At present, it is a member of Vietnamese Museum System, of Museum for the Word Peace, and of International Council of Museums.The Museum is [...]

Things to do Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum

Things to do Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum In the tradition of Lenin, Stalin and Mao, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum is a monumental marble edifice. Contrary to his desire for a simple cremation, the mausoleum was constructed from materials gathered from all over Vietnam between 1973 and 1975. Set deep in the bowels of the building [...]

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