CAN THO (part 2)


When the French subjugated Indochina in the 19th century, the hope of an independent Kampuchea Krom would be forever destroyed. Even though the majority in southern Vietnam at that time were the ethnic Khmer, the French didn’t incorporate the colony with Cambodia but made it a separate protectorate known as Cochinchina. It was on 4 […]


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 […]


Things to do War Remnants Museum

Things to do War Remnants Museum

Things to do War Remnants Museum  Ho Chi Minh City , Vietnam  Address Street 28 Ð Vo Van Tan Extras cnr Ð Le Quy Don  Telephone +84 8 3930 5587  Prices admission 15,000d  Opening hours 7.30am-noon & 1.30-5pm Once known as the Museum of Chinese and American War Crimes, the War Remnants Museum is consistently popular with Western tourists. […]


Things to do Jade Emperor Pagoda


Things to do Jade Emperor Pagoda  Ho Chi Minh City , Vietnam  Address Street 73 Ð Mai Thi Luu  Opening hours 7am-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 […]


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, […]


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 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 […]


Travel to Vietnam


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


Introduction in Hanoi


Introduction in Hanoi The Vietnam War helped to unfairly saddle Hanoi with a reputation as a dour outpost for Communist apparatchiks. It may not be as chaotic as Saigon, but Hanoi ranks among the world’s most attractive and interesting cities. The city’s placid air gives it a gracious, almost regal flavor, underscored by a rich […]


Introduce a tour in Nha Trang


Introduce a tour in Nha Trang Nha Trang not only gets great natural advantages of its geography position, landscape, and climate, but inherits its rich background in culture and humanities as well. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam. Khanh Hoa is a coastal province in South Central Viet Nam. The terrain […]