Expats, locals clean up Hanoi

On Xuan Dieu Street in Hanoi, these days, you might catch a glimpse of a group of foreigners and Vietnamese collecting trash, which has illegally been dumped into the small lake by ... Continue Reading →

Hanoi authorities make efforts to crack down on tourist scams

And it is not just a problem in the capital city. Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam said that overcharging has become a big concern among foreign tourists visiting Vietnam. In many ... Continue Reading →

10 charming points of Hanoi in the eyes of foreign travelers

Crossing the busy street, wandering in the Old Quarter or tasting a glass of bia hoi (draught beer) on the sidewalk are unforgettable experiences of foreign visitors in Hanoi. Will ... Continue Reading →

Hanoi students discover the joy of helping

Volunteer students at Hoan Kiem Lake in Ha Noi have learned, like the adventurous students in Can Tho in the Mekong Delta, that by helping tourists find their way, they are also expanding ... Continue Reading →

Long Bien bridge in photos album romantic

Long Bien bridge seems more romantic in October when Co Lau (Saccharum arundinaceum-Poaceae) flowers are in full bloom on the Red River banks. Continue Reading →

“Bánh Cốm” – a fine treat of Hanoi

Hanoi has many specialties on offer but one of the most renowned snacks which most visitors to the capital want to bring home as a gift for family and friends is banh com (sweet, soft ... Continue Reading →

Top attractions in Hanoi’s pictures

The Old Quarter, the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature), Hoan Kiem Lake, Hoa Lo Prison… are among the most-appreciated tourist sites ... Continue Reading →

The King of Cyclos

Walking me through his cyclo parking lot in Tran Quang Khai street, 65-year-old Do Anh Thu tells of how, during the 1990s, cyclos were used mainly for transporting firewood, coal, or ... Continue Reading →

Ha Noi’s leading tourism sites honoured with national award

Ha Noi’s Temple of Literature, Vietnamese Women’s Museum and Viet Nam Museum of Ethnology have been named among the five leading tourism sites in the country, according to the organisation ... Continue Reading →

Hanoi ranked top 12 world’s most chaotic road junctions

The UK Daily Telegraph has cited the capital city of Hanoi among top 12 world’s most chaotic road junctions. According to its website, the style of junction in Hanoi is fairly ... Continue Reading →