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Best shows in Hanoi

Theatre and live shows are probably best seen at night, as you may feel worn out for walking all day, unwinding with shows can offer both artistic and insightful look into the culture of one country. These shows in Vietnam range from the traditional performances in the backdrop of communal house’s yard to the modern […]

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. […]

Alternative things to do in Hanoi

You’ve spent a few days in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi, and the city has captivated your senses like no other in the world. A stroll along Hoan Kiem lake has you charmed, and the Old quarter’s party scene has you spending your nights at the Beer Corner. While no visit to Hanoi is complete without seeing […]

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 […]