Phu Yen, a hidden gem of Vietnam

Phu Yen encompasses a diverse landscape of rivers, lagoons, mountains and fertile plains with nearly some 125 miles of shoreline along Vietnam's curving south-central coast. The province has long won praise for its friendly people, delicious food, and gorgeous places of interest.

Ba Khia - Freshwater crabs in southern coastal provinces

The wetland-dwelling ba khía (three-striped crab) is most popular in the southern coastal provinces of Bac Lieu and Ca Mau where locals consider the creature a familiar delicacy.

CNN places Phu Quoc among best destinations in Asia

The US-based television network recommended travelers to try the largest island of Vietnam, which is also dubbed as “Pearl Island.” The island is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Southeast Asia and the world's longest overseas cable car, it said.

Relics within a relic in Vung Tau

In the historical White Palace (Bach Dinh) in Vung Tau Town, southern Vietnam are kept three century-old artifacts from a shipwreck off Con Dao Island.

Nuts for bananas: a snack of youth

To many Mekong Delta locals, grilled banana dipped in coconut milk represents a vessel of delightful childhood memories.

Palace where Nguyen king was incarcerated for being anti-French

The White Palace in Vung Tau Town was where King Thanh Thai, the 10th ruler of the Nguyen Dynasty, was once confined.

Nha Trang among top 10 destinations for diving in 2020

US magazine Forbes has listed Hon One (Whale Island) in the central province of Khanh Hoa among the 10 must-dive destinations in 2020

Ako Dhong: village in the city

In the past, Ako Dhong was nothing but forests. The village patriarch Ama H’rin was the first person to reclaim the area and turn it into a new land for the E De ethnic community in 1956.

Water lilies harvest shot nets Vietnamese lenswoman top int’l prize

Khanh Phan’s aerial capture of two women in conical hats harvesting pink water lilies in the Mekong Delta has won an international prize.

Periwinkle flowers in full bloom in Mekong Delta

In March periwinkle flowers bloom in pink and white in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang, home to Tra Su Mangrove Forest and famous Ba Chua Xu Lady Temple.