chem communal house, hanoi

Chem Communal House

The Chem Communal House is located in Thyy Phuong Village, near the southern end of Thang Long Bridge, about 12km from Hanoi downtown. The village is part of Tu Liem District, a suburban area of Hanoi. The Chem temple turns its back on one of the dykes, and overlooks the Red River.

Quang Tri Vietnam 2

Quang Tri

Quang Tri is an off the beaten path beach destination on the North Central Coast region of Vietnam, north of the former imperial capital of Hue. Quang Tri province is best known for its Citadel, built in 1824, as a military bastion during the 4th year of the reign of Minh Mạng. It is an […]

Bac Ha Lao Cai Vietnam 2

Bac Ha Lao Cai

Bac Ha is a town in north-western Vietnam, near the border with China. The main reason to visit this town is its colorful Sunday Market. This is one of the biggest colorful markets in the north of Vietnam. Bac ha Market Nestled in the northern hills of Vietnam exists one of the best ethnic markets […]

Trang An Ninh Binh Vietnam 1

Trang An Ninh Binh

Trang An Grottoes is similar to Tam Coc but with many more caves to pass through. Most caves have been widened in order for the boats to pass through and as result their natural beauty has been compromised. The first two caves are the most natural and beautiful but are also tight in places. As […]

Tam Coc Ninh Binh Vietnam 5

Tam Coc Ninh Binh

Tam Coc is somewhat similar to Halong Bay (it is well known as “Halong Bay on Land”), but more accessible. The main attraction of Tam Coc is the boat ride between the cliffs of the river and through 3 tunnels dug by the river through the peaks. The area around Tam Coc is equally beautiful, […]

Sapa Lao Cai Vietnam 3

Sapa Lao Cai

Sapa is located at 1500 meters (4921 feet) above sea level in Vietnam’s remote northwest mountains. Sapa town is famous for both its fine, rugged scenery and also its rich cultural diversity. Sapa is an incredibly picturesque town that lies in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range near the Chinese border in northwestern Vietnam. Sapa […]

Lai Chau Vietnam 3

Lai Chau

Lai Chau is a province in the Northwest region of Vietnam, sharing a border with China. It once was a semi-independent White Tai confederation known as Sipsongchuthai, but was absorbed by France into French Indochina in the 1880s and subsequently became part of Vietnam following Vietnamese independence in 1954. There are sloping mountains, hill, valley, […]

Kayaking Halong Bay Vietnam 2

Kayaking Halong Bay

Hạ Long Bay is known for its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands topped by rainforests. Junk boat tours and sea kayak expeditions take visitors past islands named for their shapes, including Stone Dog and Teapot islets. Kayaking is the best way to explore the breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay. Paddle through islets; […]

Halong Bay Quang Ninh

Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and popular travel destination in Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam. Ha Long Bay has an area of around 1,553 km2, including 1,960–2,000 islets, most of which are limestone. The core of the bay has an area of 334 km2 with a high density of 775 islets. The […]

Ha Giang Vietnam 4

Ha Giang

Ha Giang is a province in the Northeast region of Vietnam. Ha Giang province is located in the far north of the country, and contains Vietnam’s northernmost point. The province shares a 270 km long border with Yunnan province of southern China, and thus is known as Vietnam’s final frontier. The province covers an area […]

Trekking Cao Bang Vietnam 1

Trekking Cao Bang

Cao Bang is one of the first places Vietnamese people inhabited, possibly for it’s natural abundance in farming land. Nowadays, people visit this watery wonderland to hike through the mountains and paddle through the springs, rivers, and the infamous Ban Gioc Waterfall. With stunning landscapes of mountain, caves, lakes and the impressive Ban Gioc water […]