[Photos] Massive Hydropower Dam Discharge in Hoa Binh Attracts Throngs of Curious On-Lookers

[Photos] Massive Hydropower Dam Discharge in Hoa Binh Attracts Throngs of Curious On-Lookers

In Vietnam, even a dam discharge could be a sight to behold for local adrenaline junkies.

Vietnam Vows to Shut Down Bear-Bile Farms, Rescue 1,000 Captive Bears

Vietnam Vows to Shut Down Bear-Bile Farms, Rescue 1,000 Captive Bears

The Vietnamese government, in partnership with Animals Asia, has finally agreed to end the cruel practice of bear bile h...

Sketching Saigon: Charming Indie Cafes Through the Eyes of Taiwanese Illustrator

Sketching Saigon: Charming Indie Cafes Through the Eyes of Taiwanese Illustrator

In Shao-Chen Lin’s new sketchbook,  On-the-spot Sketching at Cafes in Saigon, Vietnam , the southern metropolis is de...

Cambodia’s Craft Tile Industry Is Going Extinct

Cambodia’s Craft Tile Industry Is Going Extinct

Introduced by French colonists over a century ago, tile-making continues throughout Cambodia despite having been abandon...

[Renderings] Da Nang May Get a Flashy Public Space Along the Han River

[Renderings] Da Nang May Get a Flashy Public Space Along the Han River

As urban centers across Vietnam compete to become the most modern versions of themselves by 2030, Da Nang is getting a f...

Eat & Drink

Hẻm Gems: Refreshing Chè at a 60-Year-Old Retro Hangout

Hẻm Gems: Refreshing Chè at a 60-Year-Old Retro Hangout

Relishing a bowl of assorted chè at Thach Che Hien Khanh is more than just an afternoon spent shooting the breeze with friends, it’s also a tr...

Hẻm Gems: Kickin' It at Kim Thao's Hột Vịt Lộn Hangout

Hẻm Gems: Kickin' It at Kim Thao's Hột Vịt Lộn Hangout

In the thick of rainy season, afternoon snack spots are hard to come by. Street vendors make do with cement-weighted umbrellas and heavily u...

Old Saigon

[Photos] Saigon Then & Now: Chợ Cũ

[Photos] Saigon Then & Now: Chợ Cũ

In today's Saigon, Chợ Cũ  on Ton That Dam Street might appear like a derelict wet market, but in its heyday, the street used to be home ...

Street Cred: The Tumultuous Life of Dinh Tien Hoang

Street Cred: The Tumultuous Life of Dinh Tien Hoang

Dinh Bo Linh – also known as Dinh Hoan or Dinh Tien Hoang – was a sterling emperor who is one of the main figures in Vietnam’s long his...

Saigon’s Famous Streets and Squares: Me Linh Square

Saigon’s Famous Streets and Squares: Me Linh Square

The square known today as Quảng Trường Mê Linh has been home to five different monuments since its inception in the 1860s.