There are no landmarks, no monuments to pose in front of, no local delicacy to sample, no mountains to climb, no spectacular view to gaze wonderstruck at, and no souvenirs to hunt for.
Fuel for the day: A village elder heads home with her firewood collection
A hot summer afternoon is not a rarity in Ho Chi Minh City, and garden cafes are plentiful as well. But this particular summer afternoon, we were in for a very special experience.
A corner of Minh Tran Garden (Photo: SGGP)
The image is iconic and has been reproduced endlessly – a little boy sitting on a water buffalo playing the flute. This gentle beast is mostly used to till paddy fields, and spends the rest of its time contentedly wallowing in muddy waters.
Qatar Airways, the only carrier from the Middle East flying to Viet Nam, has plans to add one more flight to its current four flights per week between Doha and Ho Chi Minh City to meet increasing demand, an airline senior executive said.
Geomancers say, and residents agree, that the Ho Tay or West Lake has those qualities of the earth than can make the fortune of a person or a city. It is the Long Mach, or Dragon Flow, of that piece of earth, and not merely fortuitous coincidence, that the capital city of Ha Noi is so rich in history and culture.
Tran Quoc Pagoda beside the dazzling West Lake
The Ta Cu Mountain is imposing as it rises out of a 25,000-hectare primary forest, but the spectacular view, fresh sea breeze and beatific smile of the dying Buddha sets the stage for an inward journey.
Rivers have for long been known as the mothers of civilizations, but a Vietnamese poet took it further when he said: “Everyone has a river in the heart”.
River Mystique: house boats on the Da Te Lake in Lam Dong province (Photo: Hoang Thach Van)
The commitment to net-zero emissions by 2050 Vietnam announced at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) affirms the determination and efforts to join hands with the world in responding to climate change at the COP28.
A Vietnamese researcher has been given the Tremplin Award by the French Academy of Sciences. His journey of pursuing education and becoming the recipient of the ward spread efforts to over poverty for seeking opportunities.