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. In this article, we’ll be recommending to you 10 places in and around...
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.
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.
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.
So we have heard it all before. Dubious restaurant owners claiming to serve Halal cuisine just to rip off the thousands of Muslim tourists who visit Ho Chi Minh city each year. The fact of the matter is, not all Halal restaurants take a strict stance in adhering to proper food handling procedures. As such, we have taken the extra step, and gone out in search of our favourite Muslim fare, that we have also confirmed is Halal certified.
If one could measure or characterize the doggedness of the Vietnamese in one place; the Cu Chi region would be it. A suburban district of Ho Chi Minh city, Cu Chi is famous for its tunnels which were constructed during the dark days of the Vietnamese war. These in turn, are also connected to other tunnels trаvеrѕіng thе undеrgrоund of Vіеtnаm.
These days, religious acceptance in Vietnam has led to a healthy respect for all religions, and has seen a huge increase in the number and diversity of religious groups. The steady increase in the number of mosques which can be found in all parts of Vietnam, and more so in Ho Chi Minh city, is testimony of its commitment to a Muslim friendly environment.