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Friday, August 14, 2020
No traveller in their right mind would skip Vietnam’s Mekong River Delta. The colourful collection of towns sprinkled along the banks of the Mekong River are blessed with dazzling blue skies, brimming with exotic fruits, and dotted with markets, temples and colonial-era mansions. It’s a place to nap in a hammock or drift downstream in a sampan. It’s where you’ll have your most memorable meals in Vietnam. And of course, it’s where you’ll meet the warmest Vietnamese around, as well as ethnic minorities who have made their homes on the water. Here are five destinations in the Mekong Delta for modern-day explorers.
There are many ways to see Vietnam’s gorgeous Mekong Delta, but when it comes to blending leisure, culture, and views, nothing beats a stylish cruise. Why not spread out on a lounger and let the scenery come to you? That’s what holidays are for! 
There are many ways to see Vietnam’s gorgeous Mekong Delta, but when it comes to blending leisure, culture, and views, nothing beats a stylish cruise. Why not spread out on a lounger and let the scenery come to you? That’s what holidays are for! 
In the old days, Dong Ho paintings were used as decorations at every home in the northern delta during the Lunar New Year festival (Tet). Hanging a Dong Ho painting in the home at the beginning of a new year was believed to bring happiness and prosperity for the family. The folk paintings have become part of Vietnamese life through generations and are now used in the modern arts, including painting, sculpture, fashion and pottery.
Go just a few hours outside of Hanoi, and you’ll find another world, one that can be dreamy, dramatic, and enriching all at once. After taking in the whirlwind of sights, tastes and sounds in the capital, it’s good to spend a day in the countryside, getting in touch with the nature and culture of Northern Vietnam. Whether you head west to the ocean, east to the mountains or set off for a nearby national park, you’ll be glad you made the effort. Here are five easy destinations to explore from Hanoi.
When the French baguette arrived in Vietnam more than 100 years ago, no one could have guessed it would change Vietnamese cuisine forever. Bánh mì, the streetside sandwich loved by so many, is now one of the most iconic Vietnamese dishes. But its apparent simplicity is deceptive. Locals have reinvented the staple again and again, in every corner of the country. Exploring the bánh mì scene in Vietnam is one of the tastiest journeys you can take. To get you started, below are seven amazing bánh mì you must try.
No one in Vietnam does hospitality quite like Victoria. Take a brand built around caring for its guests, place it in a striking highland destination, and what do you get? A mountain resort with all the comforts of home (or more!) as well as spectacular sights in easy reach. Treat yourself on a fantastic getaway to Sapa, together with Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa.
Vietnam is estimated to annually discharge between 0.28 and 0.73 million tons of plastic litter into the ocean, accounting for 6% of the world’s total. The country is among the four top marine polluters after China, Indonesia and the Philippines. Vietnam is taking drastic measures to stop this pollution, especially in the ocean. It has targeted to phase out single-use plastics by 2025.
A perfect way to replenish your energy, a cup of Vietnamese coffee will keep you going for an entire day. Whether it’s served hot or iced, straight or with milk, Vietnamese coffee hits all the right notes and is an essential beverage of daily life. A cult following has blossomed around Vietnamese-style coffee and the local brew is starting to gain traction overseas. Distraught on how to even begin to tackle the wealth of ultra-hip cafes in Ho Chi Minh City? Here is your ultimate guide to coffee around the city.

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