Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Seven typical dishes of Vietnam in wish list of Foreigners when coming to Vietnam

Vietnam cuisine is quite diverse and rich. The various flavors and colors feature clearly the culture of Vietnam cuisine. Some rustic dishes such as noodles, bread, noodle soup, fried rice noodles, spring rolls, sticky banana or roasted egg coffee …could fascinate many tourists.

Pho ( Rice noodle )

Pho is a traditional dish of Vietnam, is also seen as typical dish of Vietnam cuisine.  According to Business Insider Magazine, Pho topped the list of 40 dishes that you should try once in your life.

The main component of pho is soup and rice noodle, along with sliced beef or chicken. Also it is served with onions, coriander and a little price to make up the characteristics flavor of Pho.

Guests also can add some spice flavor like pepper, soy sauce, chili sauce...This depends on your taste. Pho is served hot. Pho soup is delicious with "recipes". Pho Vietnam is quite diverse, noodles originated from the north and then expand into Central and South, each domain has a bold flavor noodles separately. A tourist from all over the world to come to Vietnam, all praise and said Pho is the most popular dish when they set foot on the piece of land shaped like the letter S.


"Vietnam bread is finest in the world" – A reporter from BBC said.  In 2013, According to National Geographic magazine, Nha trang bread is considered as one of the 11 best street foods in the world.

Saigon Bread topped the list of 12 street foods by Nast Traveler – an American magazine. Recently, Vietnam bread is also voted as one of the 5 best street foods in the world by
Bread with crispy outer skin, gut in dense silky captivates many tourists. A delicious loaf completely full of butter, pate, vegetables, pork, beef rolls, sauces, can add a little spicy chili create light. You could feel delicious when reading these words.

Bread is available at all times, everywhere in the daily life of Vietnam people. Bread is fast food for breakfast of pupils, students, workers because of it’s reasonably price.

Bún riêu (a Vietnamese crab vermicelli soup)

Crab vermicelli noodles also known as crab soup is a specialty of Vietnam and is well known to the world. Bun Crab elected to the list of food street of Asia's most attractive CNN in 2012.

A bowl of noodle soup includes plain rice noodles and crab soup. Crab soup made from crab, crab body pounding, tomatoes, tofu ... When eating noodle soup can add a little peace shrimp sauce to taste more tasty noodle bowl.

Noodle soup is a dish with sour purification, food is very cool in summer, warm in winter, and the people of Vietnam should be favored. Guests can catch the crab noodle shops selling sidewalk along the street.

Bun Cha

Fried noodle dish in northern Vietnam is the most popular in Hanoi. Bun cha Northern similar bun barbecue in Central and Southern. Familiar dishes of Hanoi people have entered the list of 10 best street foods the world over the results of visitors voted on January 11/2014 National Geographic.

Bun cha often simultaneously two kinds of dumplings and spring rolls are pieces. Rolls are made from lean minced pork shoulder mixed with some spices like salt, pepper, fish sauce, sugar, dried onion bun cha ... How do quite simple but delicious fried noodles have a secret sauce, sweet and sour premium there!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Three means of transportation when traveling Vung Tau

Vung Tau is an extremely attractive tourist destination for people HCM City for various reasons, the most important of which is not too far distance. From Saigon, there are many options for tourists to Vung Tau, including 3 vehicles used most hydrofoil, buses, and motorcycles.


Hydrofoil has been considered as one of the means of quick and convenient to go from Saigon to Vung Tau. Derived from Nha Rong Wharf in Ho Chi Minh City, visitors can take about 1 hour 30 minutes to sit ship to Cau Da port area in Vung Tau. Featuring fast (fastest in the media) and not get drunk car, sun and wind while moving, hydrofoil received the support of domestic and foreign tourists.

Due to the incident on the day 01.20.2014, hydrofoil temporarily inactive, but recently, on 23/12/2014, hydrofoil was assured of the top criteria for safety and continue to operate at a cost of around 200,000 VND - 250,000đ / person / one way for adults and 100,000 VND / person / trip with children. Train operates from 6 am to 17 pm, on a range of 1 hour will be a train from Saigon.


Tourism Vehicles, also known as shuttle bus is the means used most when moving from Saigon to Vung Tau. The most simple is that you go to the Eastern bus station and contact the box office; you will be introduced to the online bus ride to Vung Tau with the average price is 100,000đ / ticket.

Passenger will have a perfect vehicle if you do not get car sick. Rates, time of movement is pretty fast, only takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes to go from Saigon to Vung Tau, and also very flexible, about 15 minutes there will be a ride from Saigon to Vung Tau and activities continuously from 4 am to 18h pm.

However, you need to avoid some cheap bus, the bus is crammed all the guests to carry large amounts of people and goods as possible. A number of reputable car company you can choose the Phuong Trang, Hoa Mai and Kumho Samco. In particular, the Phuong Trang is reliable company to book bus ticket.

There's also a tourist bus route specifically for passengers who want to travel Vung Tau. When landing at Tan Son Nhat airport, buses will take you straight to Vung Tau without having to move away from Thanh Mien Dong Bus station. You contact stewardess on the plane or airport staff to book tickets and pay directly.


As well as tourist bus, motorbike is a familiar means to travel to Vung Tau. It also means of transportation for young people. It takes about 2 hours by motorbike; you will be at the sunny and windy city - Vung Tau. Along the way there are plenty of cafes hammocks for you to rest, take some photos together.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Seeking beautiful lakes around Vietnam

S-shaped strip of land has so many beautiful scenes that passionate thousands of followers in the world. It is not only the landscapes but also the vast beautiful lakes which contribute to the overall beauty of Vietnam. Across the North - Central – South, you can see lakes in everywhere. It plays important role in the region's water supply.  All has humanist meaning and brings tremendous benefits to Vietnam economic.  Let's take a look at these fine famous lakes throughout Vietnam as below.

1. Ba Be Lake

Ba Be lake is one of one hundred largest lakes in the World.  This is extremely a natural and well-known freshwater lake. Ba Be was formed over 200 years ago which is located in Ba Be National Park and at the same time.  The lake is recognized as a national tourism area of Vietnam.

Ba Be is the largest natural freshwater lake in Vietnam with tremendous value such as a unique geological landscape, very valuable geological and geomorphologic value of biodiversity.

It has a wide area and natural geology which reflects spectacular sky. These two ancient trees by the lake bring fresh air and cool shade year-round which create an incredibly cool blue.

2. Hoan Kiem Lake

Referring to the lake in Vietnam, everyone cannot ignore the myths of Hoan Kiem Lake (also known as Sword Lake) located in the heart of Hanoi. Hoan Kiem Lake is considered as one of the symbols of the capital with the Tortoise Tower, The Huc Bridge and Ngoc Son Temple.

Hoan Kiem Lake is a natural freshwater lake in Hanoi; the lake has many different names based on the characteristics, properties and the legend of the lake. However, the common names which Local people often call are: Ho Hoan Kiem, Ho Guom, Ho Luc Thuy, Ho Ta Vong…

Taking a walk around Hoan Kiem lake, eating ice cream, doing morning exercise, dating ... seems to have become the lifestyles of Hanoian. Hoan Kiem Lake has become a memory in the minds of the people of the capital.

3. Xuan Huong Lake

Poetic Xuan Huong Lake in the heart of Dalat city seemed so familiar to tourists once came here.
A large lake in the middle of a beautiful flower city, around the lake is the green grass, straight pine forests. Inside the lake is dreamy purple phoenix restaurant with the swan boats which are ready to carry tourists stroll around the lake to admire the dreamy mountainous city. Smooth surface of the lake is clear, fragrant scent year round. Purple Phoenix flowers bloom next season. The lake is even more poetic with great scenery. The light mist which hung over the lake is calm, clear and incredibly romantic.

4. Crescent Lake ( Ho Ban Nguyet )

In the southern region especially those who live and study here are all known about the shimmering and charming beauty of Crescent Lake. It is located in Phu My Hung, new urban area in the south of Saigon. It has Crescent-shaped moon with the luxury buildings built around the lake along with the famous Starlight Bridge ( Cau Anh Sao ) which attracts romantic couples and families coming for fresh air, dating. Crescent lake looks more beautiful and shimmering by many various colored lights.

Once admire the beauty of one of these lakes, we are more proud of the beauty of the country.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Journey to Van Phong Bay

Van Phong Bay belongs to Van Ninh district (Khanh Hoa), the center of Nha Trang, a tourism city about 60 km to the north which is one of the 10 most beautiful bays in Vietnam.

Guests will never forget the beauty of young wild blue water and white sand beach with cool air here. Here, nature makes a picturesque work. Many visitors are amazed at splendid beauty of Van Long with wind sand beaches. 

This bay is a mystery hided from City. Van Phong Bay consists of many small island populations of the bay and creates lovely bays with each bay has a beauty of its own. Van Phong Bay harmony perfectly of wind and cloud with a magnificent wonders to bring cool breath of nature and human life. It is a gentle mixture of joyous, playful life.

Van Phong has warm seasons, mild, intermittent wind makes waves whispering blue sea and clouds dissolve into the mountains and reflect in the blue sea. Visit the Van Phong Bay, visitors will enter the world of ancient legends, where tribal College House (55th tribes beyond 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam) began to form and grow.

Van Phong Bay has many beautiful beaches, pristine white sand and clear sea water such as West Beach, Me beach, Bua beach, Xuan Dung beach... The beautiful island in the Bay: Red islet, Ong islet, Diep Son island…
The Dam has a natural area of 128km2, is one of the attractions have been World Tourism Organization survey and appreciated. Because this place is full of natural conditions optimal for the development of ecotourism: climate, coastline, forests, landscapes, ecology, sea ports, marine supplies.... All virtually intact. Archipelago of 20 small islands with 30 beaches, pristine forests and villages is 3: The Dam Lower, Upper Dam Mon, and Xuan Dung.

On weekends or holidays, tourists to come to the east area of Van Phong, play beach games such as football, tug, picked up shells… must be the excitement of the day after work.
It has many reefs, slots, so the coral caves in which lived cling create extremely mysterious landscapes and lively, not only on a flat surface makes the amazed visitors to other dumbfounded, fascinated stupor in the wonderful world of coral.

With its pristine natural beauty as a sleeping princess, Van Phong Bay is an ideal place for you to discover the Gulf and get memorable vacation in this summer.

By Gray Line Halong Cruise

Monday, December 15, 2014

Contemplation at Sword Lake ( Hoan Kiem Lake )in the late fall

Fall in Hanoi is still the best. It could have been less romantic and lyrical place as the capital of thousands of years of civilization. The images of Sword Lake in Hanoi in the late fall is so gentle. High Sky, blue loud and white, gentle sun, the sun is a yellow dye a shiny, bright. The wind is gently blowing, sweeping leaves which makes a unique beauty that only those who have been close to Hanoi could completely feel.

Late autumn, the sun is no longer yellow silkworm cocoon; the color is yellow as honey. The yellow color of earth and sky stand out against the sky in deep blue cloudless make romantic scenery and calm as ever.

Turtle Tower was constructed by mixing the two styles of architecture, the style of French Gothic architecture and curved roof is common architecture of Vietnam at the time. Due to the interference between two architectures that Turtle Tower has a special beauty and uniqueness. Besides the beauty of the architecture, Turtle Tower is also a symbol for the spirit of ancient Hanoi with many cultural values. Sword Lake is also a place of many people roam the capital and place of regular dating couples. The early morning is not uncommon to come across the image of the elderly living in nursing practice early, or jog around the lake where the thin mist still hung on bean leaves unfurl.

Or any time of the day, we can catch sight of the elderly or young couples sitting on the center of the listed bench along the lake. The bench at Sword Lake is a very familiar picture imprinted on the minds of many people of both Hanoi and visitors from afar to visit the elegant capital. In the afternoon, the sun faded flap on the foliage, the sun is slowly shadowed after the skyscrapers, and the sky returned to a quiet space around the lake, the pace slowed and is no longer hustle more. Instead, space is calmer, more peaceful; Sword lake suddenly becomes incredibly tender.

After a long day full of stress, many people choose a relaxing way that is interesting to walk around Sword Lake. Choose an empty bench around the lake, watching the calm lake’s water, get out of the noisy hubbub of the city to see her pure soul and a lot more calm.