• Sandworm season

    Sandworm season

    Late fall is when a rare specialty appears on dining tables in Vietnam - sandworms

  • Out with my "beau"

    Out with my "beau"

    Hanoi offers so much to see and do that it’s easy to think of it as that “special someone”.

  • Metropole Hanoi Hosts ‘Polish Gastronomy Week’ with MasterChef Champion

    Metropole Hanoi Hosts ‘Polish Gastronomy Week’ with MasterChef Champion

    A Vietnamese-Polish winner of MasterChef, the competitive cooking reality TV show produced in 60 countries around the world, will headline a special “Polish Gastronomy Week” from 8 to 15 November at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, spotlighting popular dishes from the central European country.

  • Park Kiara Apartments in Hanoi introduced

    Park Kiara Apartments in Hanoi introduced

    The Vietnam International Development JSC (VIDC) officially introduced the Park Kiara Apartments on October 23, the first apartments built within the overall planning of the ParkCity Hanoi urban area in the heart of Ha Dong district in the capital.

  • Of life and legend

    Of life and legend

    Van Duc commune in Hanoi’s Gia Lam district not only boasts safe vegetables but also an intriguing history.


Out & About



  • CELEBRATING 20 YEARS of The Guide Awards

    CELEBRATING 20 YEARS of The Guide Awards

    The 20th The Guide Awards ceremony and gala dinner were held by The Guide and Vietnam Economic Times at Flamingo Dai Lai Resort in northern Vinh Phuc province on September 26, with the theme “Vietnam’s Tourism Sector - Capacity to Leapfrog from the Efforts of the Private Sector”.

  • Sole Focus

    Sole Focus

    On the banks the Day River, Chuong village in Phuong Trung commune, Thanh Oai district in Hanoi has been famous for more than 300 years thanks for its production and trade of conical hats.

  • In the Frame October 2016

    In the Frame October 2016

    Around Vietnam

  • Nadia Lim in Vietnam

    Nadia Lim in Vietnam

    The well-known New Zealand food author and cook, visits Hanoi and HCMC from 4-8 May 2015.

Bits & Pieces

  • Hanoi to install more automatic vending machines

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    July 02,2019 03:00 PM

    More automatic food vending machines will be installed in Hanoi around hospitals, schools, bus stations, depots, passenger waiting rooms, historic or cultural sites, tourist attractions, parks, and flower gardens, etc. Each machine can contain about 300 items, with prices ranging from VND5,000 ($0.2) to VND10,000 ($0.4). After nearly three years of installation, the seven public vending machines around Hoan Kiem Lake and six others around Hanoi have received positive feedback from local people and tourists. Such machines have also helped wipe out illegal food vendors and hawkers selling food to tourists at exorbitant prices. By 2020, Hanoi will install and put into service about 1,000 additional public vending machines in accordance with the capital’s commercial development, according to the Hanoi government portal.

  • AI water purifiers introduced in Hanoi

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    August 05,2019 09:47 AM

    A batch of 20 smart water purifiers that integrate artificial intelligence (AI) have been installed at August 19 Park in Hai Ba Trung district and other public spaces around Hanoi. The AI water filters can provide users with various types of drinking water that can be selected via multi-function buttons, including mineral, alkaline, natural, pH balance (alkaline water), and water containing antioxidants. The purifiers display all quality parameters on screens and have a capacity of purifying 100 liters of water per hour. All are linked and send signals to a central server. The installation of these smart water filters is an environmentally-friendly measure aimed at reducing the use of plastic bottles.

  • Oakwood Residence Hanoi

    Oakwood Residence Hanoi

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    November 07,2019 09:43 AM

    Oakwood Residence Hanoi is to be opened at 17, Laneway 35, Dang Thai Mai Street in Hanoi’s Tay Ho district. A prime address for both business and leisure travelers alike, the residence is situated in an upscale residential neighborhood, offering a sanctuary away from the city’s hustle and bustle. Oakwood features 262 elegantly-appointed and fully-furnished studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses. Each comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, a washer and dryer, high-speed internet, and hotel amenities. Guests can also expect an extensive suite of services including round-the-clock guest relations and security, housekeeping services, laundry and dry-cleaning services, shuttle bus services, and activities to help guests assimilate into their new community and surroundings. The ideal residence for families seeking short to long stays, Oakwood Residence Hanoi also offers a wide range of facilities catering to different generations, including a residents’ lounge, a restaurant and bar, a fitness center, a children’s play area, and the city’s first all-season infinity pool, fitted with a retractable glass roof.

  • Bilingual sketch book on Hanoi released

    Bilingual sketch book on Hanoi released

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    November 07,2019 10:06 AM

    A Vietnamese and English-language book featuring more than 200 sketches of Hanoi’s streets along with emotional essays about the capital has been published.

    Entitled “Pho Co Ha Noi - Ky Hoa va Hoi Uc” (Hanoi’s Old Quarter - Sketches & Memories), the book is a collection of works from 60 authors, writers, architects, and amateur and professional painters of the Urban Sketchers Hanoi group. Pictures were drawn using various materials such as water colors, pencils, and wax, creating an interesting look at the beauty of Hanoi from different artists.

    Established in 2016 and with nearly 4,000 members, the Urban Sketchers Hanoi group has hosted various painting events to snap images of Hanoi, especially old lifestyles and old buildings that are gradually disappearing in the process of urbanization.



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