Many hotels in Ho Chi Minh city have claimed to be Muslim friendly. The fact of the matter is, not all of them actually observe Muslim practices. This may result in very awkward and uncomfortable situations for Muslims traveling to Vietnam. Just as we did with our research on Halal certified restaurants in Ho Chi Minh, Colours of Vietnam reached out directly to these hotels, to determine if they do indeed comply with these observances.
Visitors coming to Phu Quoc island do so to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, in exchange for some sun, sand, and sea. Needless to say, every article on Phu Quoc will point you to some of the world’s best beaches, right here in Vietnam. Imagine soft, warm sand right under your feet, and crystal clear, calm waters in the horizons. There’s certainly no better place to be on earth. The entire coastline of Phu Quoc measures about 150km, with over 20 unspoilt beaches.
Ben Thanh market is a market that serves mostly, and most tourists. It is situated about 30min away from Tan Son Nhat international airport. Anyone coming to Ho Chi Minh city would visit this place at least once during their stay. The market is located in the heart of District 1, where most tourists would congregate. Surrounding it are hundreds of hotels and restaurants, together with other amenities such as massage parlours, tailors, and beauty salons.
Vietnam, as a travel destination, is known to its millions of visitors for many things - its rich culinary offerings, colourful cultural and historical past, and cheap buys. But not many people outside of Vietnam actually know about its beautiful natural backdrops and magnificent ecological surroundings. It is our hope that through these day trips, more people will come to know of these destinations, and be able to appreciate Vietnam for what it truly is.
Muslim travelers always seem to have the shorter end of the stick when it comes to enjoying food abroad. In the case of Vietnam though, we would like to call the bluff on that. In fact, we would go as far as saying that besides the pork (and some other strange meat) dishes, there will be halal equivalents of almost every popular Vietnamese dish. In this article, we list down 10 of the most popular halal Vietnamese food.
Vietnam has no lack of beautiful natural landscapes to visit, many of which are near to major cities like Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi, or Da Nang. Its biggest shortcoming though, is the lack of tourism infrastructure and information on these places. So before we start to see an influx of tourists coming in, which will naturally drive up prices and commercialize everything in its path, here are some suggestions which are definitely worth checking out if you have an extra couple of days.
Travelling is beautiful yet brutal, forcing you to trust strangers and lose sight of the familiar comfort of your home. As William Least Heat-Moon once said, when you're travelling, you are what you are right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. If you’re looking for a new destination to add to your bucket list, then Ho Chi Minh city, a lovely city in Southeast Asia, is inviting you to explore.
When the sun sets, the lights of skyscrapers, restaurants and shopping malls shine on the darkest corners of the city, bringing the city alive. Both tourists and locals can take part in recreational activities such as enjoying delectable local food or simply taking a spin around the city center to feel the welcoming atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh city. There are endless ways to spend your time in the city that never sleeps, but these are just a few of our recommendations.
Antique reflects the cultural, historical, and artistic values of a country. On Le Cong Kieu street right after Ham Nghi street (which is very near to Ben Thanh market), lies a small Vietnamese antique town which attracts many foreign tourists and antique collectors alike. This town is only 200 meters long but it has earned itself a reputation as a popular destination for many antique collectors.
With highlands occupying most of the territorial landscape, Vietnam is home to several magnificent waterfalls. Most of Vietnamese mountainous areas are covered with forests and conceal a lot of pristine waterfalls, which are still untouched and unexplored. Thanks to the yearly monsoon season, the waterfalls on the Vietnamese highlands are full of vigor, and splendor.