Charming Viet Nam (697 posts)
Banh Khoai (Fried sweet potato cake)

Banh khoai is an interesting choice for the youths in cold winter days. In chilly evenings, on the crowded streets in the rush time, charming aroma of 'banh khoai', 'banh chuoi' spreads to every corners, making the passers ravenous.

Vermicelli soup with crab sauce: A must-try Pleiku special
Bun mam cua (a black, pungent crab noodle rice vermicelli soup with crab sauce) is a must-try specialty for visitors in Pleiku city in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai.
New destinations in Mu Cang Chai for paragliding lovers
Visitors to the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai will have opportunities to take an exhilarating ride on paragliders to enjoy spectacular views as the Northern Aviation Club and the Air Defence-Air Force Service are planning to open two new paragliding destinations in Mu Cang Chai District.
Ethnic youngsters promote their homeland’s tourism in northern Viet Nam
With the vitality and determination of youth, ethnic young men Ly Xa Xuy and Giang A Chu, both 28, have worked to promote their homeland’s tourism in northern Viet Nam.
Magnificent architecture and landscape of Cao An Phu Temple
Cao An Phu Temple is a historical relic site in King Mon District, Hai Duong Province. It is well-known for its architecture and natural landscape.
‘Pomegranate’ cake adds colour and sweetness to Tet in Ho Chi Minh City
Among many traditional cakes favoured by Ho Chi Minh City dwellers during the Tet (New Year) festival are pomegranate cakes, which are believed to bring good luck for the whole family, especially love.
Traditional folk painting enjoys a revival
The demand for Kim Hoang paintings, a genre of Vietnamese woodcut paintings that originate from Kim Hoang village in Ha Noi, has been increasing over the Lunar New Year.
Peace and quiet in lesser-known destinations in Da Lat
For people looking for peace and quiet as well as stunning vistas, Da Lat City in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong features a number of easy-to-reach destinations that soothe the soul.
Hill Chicken in Tien Yen
Tien Yen is a small town in Quang Ninh province. From Ha Long City, visitors can easily get there by driving 70km towards the North on National Highway 18. The trip might be long but the result is rewarding after all, because in Tien Yen they can find a wonderful speciality: Hill chicken!
Xoan singing – spotlight of tour to ancestral land
Xoan-singing clubs in the ancestral land of Phu Tho have become busier welcoming both domestic and foreign tourists after the folk genre of music was added to the UNESCO List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in late 2017.
Banh Khot – A tasty crispy pancake in southern Viet Nam
Banh khot', a popular dish in southern Viet Nam, is a crispy pancake that just tastes amazing with fish sauce and fresh herbs.
Khuc Thua Du temple – a national historical relic in Hai Duong province
The temple worshipping national hero Khuc Thua Du is a beautiful attraction in Ninh Giang District, Hai Duong Province. Situated next to the Luoc river, the national historical relic reflects the Vietnamese spirit of “remembering the source of the water we drink”.
Rice paper salad – A popular street food in Viet Nam
‘Banh trang tron’ (rice paper salad), has recently become a popular street food for young people in big cities in Viet Nam.
Bang Lang stork garden in Can Tho Province
The Mekong delta province of Can Tho is best known for its endless green rice fields and abundant orchards. The beautiful scenery is ornamented by thousands of storks spreading their wings against the sunset sky in Bang Lang garden.
Hoang Su Phi terraced fields, masterpieces of minority groups
When ripened rice turns terraced fields in Hoang Su Phi District into glossy gold carpets, tourists flock to the northwestern mountain region to admire the beauty of agriculture and nature and learn about the life and customs of the local ethnic people who create the terraced fields.