Category: Local Insight

Best Vintage café and Coffee shops in Hanoi

No surprise, Hanoi is a capital of coffee shops and cafés. Classic ceramic floor or the golden hue of old houses or garden villas has been the signature of the old Hanoi. And these are probably best seen in vintage coffee shops, where they artistically blend nostalgic spaces of old mansions to modern design of […]

Best hidden bars in Saigon

Nestled in narrow alleys or old apartment buildings, the unexpected location of these bars adds to their magnetic attraction from elegant design to alluring cocktails. Below are our recommendations for the best hidden bars in Saigon. Small Vacancy Located in a small alley on Pasteur Street in the bustling city centre, Small Vacancy bar breathes […]

Three imperial tombs of Nguyen Dynasty

The imperial tombs of Kings Khai Dinh, Minh Mang or Tu Duc in Thua Thien Hue all possess unique monumental architectural elements that draws visitors here everyday. Tu Duc Tomb Tu Duc Tomb is one of the most beautiful buildings of the Nguyen Dynasty. The poetic Tu Duc King (1848-1883) had always wanted to choose […]

Vietnamese food: 40 delicious dishes you’ll love

Vietnamese cuisine doesn’t win any points for complexity. Many of the most popular dishes can be made just as well on the side of the road as in a top-end restaurant. But it’s precisely this simplicity, the subtle variations by region and the fresh ingredients, that keep us pulling up a plastic stool for more. […]

Halal Restaurants in Vietnam

Where to eat halal food in Hanoi, Saigon, Da Nang, Hoi An, Nha Trang and Phan Thiet. What pops up in your mind when it comes to Vietnamese cuisine? Pho – a mixture of clear pork-based broth and beef toppings, Banh Mi of baguette and numerous toppings or Bun Cha – a harmony of grilled […]

Restaurants in Vietnam: A different taste of Hanoi and Saigon

Travellers might have known Vietnam through its distinctive culinary culture of local specialities such as Bun Cha in Hanoi with a great combination of savoury grilled pork and its flavours dipping sauce or Hu Tieu in Sai Gon – a subtler version of Pho featuring a clear pork-based broth and an assortment of pork toppings. […]

Top 7 Tourists Attractions to Visit in Vietnam

Vietnam is usually well-known for its majestic natural beauty and has attracted many travelers from all over the world. Still, Vietnam’s significant feature also lies in its long history and ancient traditions existing in many historic attractions, old temples and fascinating museums. Recently, The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in cooperation with Tourism Association […]

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What’s it like inside an Asia’s leading resort of 2017

Naman Retreat Da Nang 5 star resort impresses visitors with unique architecture. A modern beauty inspired by Vietnamese traditional village. The retreat has received the precious title of an “Asia’s leading resort of 2017”. Let’s discover what’s behind this honorable award. Empire Group’s Naman Retreat Resort spreads over hundreds of meters of the white-sand coast […]