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Hanoi Rock City Gets Creative

The much-loved events venue has transformed itself

Making Every Voice Count

The publication of the 2015 Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index provides a unique insight into the workings of Vietnam. Words by Dr. Pratibha Mehta ...

Bun Oc Co Hue

Vietnam has an obsession with eating snails. And one dish that leaves a long, glistening trail is snails with rice noodle soup. Words by Huyen Tran. Photos by Julie Vola ...

The Private Island

Somewhere off Phu Quoc is a privately owned island that, if you’re lucky enough, might just be open for a visit. Jesse Meadows discovered that despite the growing debris in the surrounding seas, here the water remains crystal clear. Photos by Trung...

Railway Goes Suburban

A new railway service gives a much-needed nod to the commuter

Hanoi’s Weatherdude

When you need a weather forecast in Hanoi, there’s only one place to turn ...

La Veranda

La Veranda smells like lemongrass. It feels like the home of French aristocrats in 19th-century Vietnam. Fitting, as this Accor-managed, four-star resort on a private strip of Phu Quoc’s Duong Dung Beach was built 12 years ago by a French-Indochine...

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A Pig Called Julian

Based in Hoi An, the Vietnam Animal Welfare Organization (VAWO) is on a mission. They're trying to improve the standard of care for animals in this country. Words by Jon Aspin


Enjoy Ice Cream Bar & Restaurant

Enjoy is the brainchild of Hoi An-based photographer Réhahn Croquevielle — you know, the guy who takes pictures of people covering their smiles with their hands. They’ve got continental comfort food, Tra Que-sourced Vietnamese dishes and Italian coffee on the menu. Réhahn’s photo gallery is in the back.
But that’s not why we’ve come. We’ve come to try the ice cream — all 57 flavours.


The Nam Hai


Hamlet 1, Dien Duong Village, Quang Nam, Tel: (0510) 394 0000

Includes three massive swimming pools, a gourmet restaurant and elegant spa on a lotus pond. Each massive room has its own espresso machine, pre–programmed iPod and both indoor and outdoor showers. 


A New Destination in Hoi An

For those of you with a penchant for Hoi An — and in Hanoi there are lots of us who take frequent trips down south to this UNESCO-protected town — the recently opened Alma Courtyard offers not just five-star resort facilities, but all-inclusive spa treatment as part of the deal.


Couleurs d’Asie Opens its Doors

Seven years after falling in love with Vietnam, consumated by his 2011 relocation to Hoi An, in 2012 French photographer Rehahn released his first photography book, Vietnam — Mosaic of Contrasts. Featuring portraits that capture the soul of his subjects, most of the photos were taken in the remote provinces of Ha Giang, Cao Bang and Lao Cai.


Award-Winning Beaches

Central Vietnam is enjoying the travel spotlight this month, with two beautiful beaches stealing two spots in the Top 25 Best Beaches In Asia category in the 2014 Travelers’ Choice Award on popular travel site Trip Advisor.

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