There are plenty of beautiful places to visit in Vietnam. Vibrant nightlife at the foot of chic skyscrapers. Scintillating sunsets at the Halong Bay, home to the mythic dragons. Acres of lush paddy fields. Never ending stretch of karst mountains that made their way from the land to the sea! Vietnam, the S shaped country … Read more Mountains meet the coast: In Search of Vietnam’s Most Dramatic Landscapes!
Ho Chi Minh City, also known by its ancient name Saigon, is a chaotic yet the humble commercial capital of Vietnam. There are many attractions for you to enjoy starting from the old temples, museums, shopping complexes, bustling markets and natural landscapes. The culture, food (noodle soup is a must eat!) and the entertainment options … Read more 7 Must-Visit Attractions in Ho Chi Minh City
[About the Vietnam Travel Guide blog: If you are planning to visit Vietnam, this blog will help you garner an overall idea on the country. I have listed what to expect from this magnificent country of South East Asia, Vietnam visa rules, the scene of public transport, the major travel destinations including multiple UNESCO heritage … Read more Traveling Vietnam for the first time? This Vietnam Travel Guide has answer to all your queries!
Soaking in the Grand Celebration of Life at Hanoi, Vietnam’s Capital City! I stayed in Hanoi for 4 days. I stayed in the old quarter of Hanoi. You already know about that. I took a few days’ retreats to Sa Pa and Ninh Binh from the bustling city but came back to the calmness of Hoan … Read more In Photos: Memories of Hanoi Old Quarter
While Thailand had blessed me with an incessant supply of seafood even in the capital city of Bangkok, Hanoi overwhelmed me with history and culture. Sated, when I felt the hunger pang by the end of the day, I could list down plenty of distinct style of great food. The initial sense of aroma, look … Read more 10 food you must eat in Hanoi (includes Old Quarter and beyond)
I was pressed with the question what to do in Hanoi for four whole days while planning my trip to Vietnam? Should I spend just a night in Hanoi and hop off to Halong Bay the next morning instead? I got answers to my questions as soon as I approached Hanoi. The old city, immersed … Read more Be Charmed in Vietnam’s old Capital City : What to do in Hanoi for 4 days
It numbed a part of my mind. The moment I visited the War Remnant Museum, Saigon. Sure, I have read tons of literature, spent sleepless nights watching movies on the Nam war and felt the terror. And not lived in it. For when Copolla had filmed the Napalm bomb razing over the swaying palm trees … Read more Never Again: Saigon War Remnant Museum
The city is old. It has had its own share of rendezvous with colonial rulers. But ancient indigenous civilization peeps from the morning customs as the populace prepare to welcome another work day. The old rat is dead and rots by the open sewage. What did you say? Delhi? Nay. It is not Delhi. There … Read more Hello, Saigon. My Old Friend
Time follows its serpentine course as we make merry by the side, all engulfed in fun and frolic. It was a little more than 30 months, Sayantan proposed me a plan of Nam escapade. Now, I am a Thai travel veteran and in love with the tiny nascent beaches by the Andaman sea. I had … Read more Vietnam: My 2 Weeks Travel Itinerary