Vietnam

Food & Drink

Travel Back in Time at these Adorable Old-School Eateries

Across Southeast Asia time-capsule cafés and bars provide a glimpse of—and a reassuring anchor to—neighborhood diners in simpler times.

Hotels & Resorts

Phu Quoc Has a Stylish, Safe New Resort Perfect for Families

Mövenpick Resort Waverly Phu Quoc is one of the most exciting Vietnamese beach resorts to debut in 2020. With the resort’s diverse accommodation options, from the stylish, great-value family hotel, to pricier and luxurious villas, to longer-stay condotels, couples, families and groups can all find their perfect fit.

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This Spectacular Beach on Phu Quoc Is a Hidden Gem

Escape to JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay and discover why in-the-know travelers love Khem Beach.

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These Are the Coolest Hotel X Artist Collabs Out This Year

Colorful things happen when artists and hotels work together.

Tips & News

The Best 10 Cities in Asia 2020

Hoi An, Chiang Mai and Ubud reappear in this year’s edition of T+L World’s Best Cities. Add these cities to your bucket list.

Tips & News

A Country-By-Country Guide to Coronavirus Recovery in Asia

Here’s when and where you might be able to travel again in Asia.

Hotels & Resorts

Escape to This Dreamy Fantasy University on Phu Quoc

From the whimsical imagination of Bill Bensley, JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay is an immersive experience.

Inspiration

Five Best Family Getaways Across Southeast Asia

Family trips are rarely as relaxing as you hope they’ll be. Luckily for parents, some kid-savvy properties in the region are making all-ages getaways child’s play.

Inspiration

Central Vietnam Through the Eyes of A T+L Photographer

Armchair travel to the streets of Central Vietnam through these wanderlust-inducing snaps by Andrew Faulk.

Tips & News

3 Places to Take a Cruise With Kids in Asia

With boutique sailings like these adrift on the region’s most spectacular waters, there’s no need to hit the high seas for a family cruise.

Inspiration

8 Off-The-Wall Family Trip Experiences

Mix things up on your next family trip with activities that get the imagination—and the adrenaline— flowing.

Culture

These Are the Places that We Can’t Wait to Travel Back To

As soon as we can fly, these are the trips we’ll be (re)taking.

Culture

10 of the Most Colorful Places in Asia

Happier days are ahead! For now, virtually escape to these 10 cheerful places.

Hotels & Resorts

Experience Next-Level Comfort with Oakwood

An alternative to mainstream hotels, serviced apartments offer more space, in-room facilities and privacy.

Food & Drink

These Bartender-Recommended Regional Spirits are the Souvenirs You Should Actually Be Taking Home

Rojak gin? Fancy Thai rum? Bring these bottles home instead of the elephant print pants.

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The New Taste of Saigon

Stepping out of the shadows of French fine dining, a new guard of visionary young chefs is capturing the city’s culinary zeitgeist.

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Passage to Lan Ha—Halong Bay’s Quieter Waters

A new luxury ship with a focus on wellness carries cruisers to a quiet corner of Halong Bay, promising a mindful journey through 500 million years of history—if that thought gets too heavy for you, just faceplant on a massage table and commune with working out your kinks instead.

Hotels & Resorts

Anantara Hoi An

On the banks of the Thu Bon River, this little colonial portico–lined haven is conveniently tucked just a couple of blocks from the center of old town, so you can retreat to its garden pool when touristing gets too hot at midday then head back out for dinner. hoi-an.anantara.com

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InterContinental Danang Sun

Cascading down the Son Tra Peninsula, this Bill Bensley-designed carnival-chic resort deserves its reputation as one of Vietnam’s finest.

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Hyatt Regency Danang

Although expansive, there’s scope for intimacy at this excellent luxury all-rounder.

Tips & News

Where to go 2020

Twenty places to visit this year, including the majestic Hunza Valley, Bangkok for those with an appetite, and a new-look Kyoto.

Hotels & Resorts

Alba Wellness Resort by Fusion

A hot-spring resort plunges Angela Goh into the mineral-rich waters of central Vietnam.

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Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

This is the city’s most historic and celebrated luxury address, in the most salubrious part of Hanoi, next to the Opera House.

Inspiration

Preserving Paradise in Phu Quoc

How to prep a corner of paradise for the outside world while keeping it as pristine as possible is on the minds of many in Phu Quoc these days. It’s shockingly easy to get to this on-the-up Vietnamese idyll— just please don’t eat the sea urchin.

Tips & News

Planting for Peace in Vietnam

While its war with America may be long over, Vietnam is still dealing with unexploded ordnance at an all-too-high cost. Now, as Veronica Inveen discovers, there are safe ways any visitor can help out.

Hotels & Resorts

Azerai La Residence, Hue

Formerly the manor of a French governor during colonial times, La Residence retains a stately grandeur befitting its 1930 build.

Inspiration

4 Floating Breakfasts That Are Worth Skipping The Buffet For

You know that phrase, “do it for the gram”? We’re pretty sure floating breakfasts were born from it, and, well, as long as we get the shot, we’ll welcome the trend from every angle.

Food & Drink

Exploring Hue One Bite at a Time

Vietnam’s last dynasty may have built extravagant monuments around its imperial citadel, but Lester V. Ledesma says the enduring monarchic influence is found in the food of the commonfolk—the banh Hue.

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6 Craft Breweries in Asia Worth Checking Out

Asia’s craft suds scene keeps getting better. Craig Sauers checks in with six exciting breweries using local flavors and ingredients to push beer boundaries.

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Heart of Darkness

Inspired by Joseph Conrad’s seminal novel, John Pemberton turned his homebrewing hobby into a full-time profession in 2015. Vietnamese beer hasn’t been the same since.

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Saigon, One Cocktail at a Time

Young, discerning cocktail drinkers and single-malt connoisseurs are raising the stakes in Vietnam. Connla Stokes sips his way to the source of this intoxicating tale.

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This five-star Vietnamese retreat makes dinnertime a family affair

They may have no Michelin stars, they might not rank on any best- restaurant lists, and, well, they’re not even trained as chefs, but the cooks who in infiltrate the kitchen twice weekly at The Anam Cam Ranh have something even more special to offer: a heaping portion of motherly love.

Culture

Traversing Vietnam and Discovering History, Culture, and Top-Notch Resorts

New resorts in remote places highlight Vietnam’s diverse natural beauty while always keeping sight of its layered history and culture. We cover a millennium in a three-stop trip from top to bottom tip.

Hotels & Resorts

Finding Inner Peace at Vietnam’s Most Spiritual Resort

Following the well-trod pilgrim path to Vietnam’s most spiritual peak, features editor Eloise Basuki spends a few nights at Yen Tu mountain’s new designer resort, a sprawling palace that honors the mountain’s regal history.

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Vinpearl Resort & Spa Long Beach Nha Trang

Overlooking Bai Dai beach, on the fringes of Cam Ranh Bay in southern Vietnam, the two-, three- and four-bedroom villas at this luxe resort are spacious enough (300 square meters should do it) to ensure a wholly relaxing stay, even with kids in the next room over.

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JW Marriot Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa

The one-of-a-kind design at this Bill Bensley haven makes a creative backdrop for events you want etched in your memory.

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Anantara Quy Nhon Villas

Marvel at local Cham ruins or doze off in Anantara’s tree-canopy spa: life in this fishing-dominated town is a breeze.

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The Myst Dong Khoi

With its whiter-than-white façade, hanging plants and asymmetrical windows, the Myst has been a breath of fresh air for Saigon’s ever-rising, but rather generic, skyline since opening in 2017.

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Bann Bar & Cuisine

Downtown’s artsiest little cocktail bar is an eclectic affair. You might catch a stand-up comedy act, live band, or simply a DJ playing mellow electronica melodies on the higher, seventh floor—that’s also the ideal spot to enjoy sundowners with a cooling breeze coming off the Saigon river.

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Banh Da Cua Di Ly

The interior might be rather sleek and modern but you’re coming for the best of Haiphong’s street-food scene at this family-run restaurant up the stairs at 103 Dong Khoi.

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Sake Central Saigon

Wander up the well-lit staircase at 59 Dong Du to find this modern haven of sake and small plates with a shared-table concept.

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Red Door Cafe

Duck through the art arcade at 151 Dong Khoi (never mind the cheap knickknacks and ersatz Klimts), head down the hallway and turn right, then walk up to the third floor to find Red Door, where a discerning crowd of coffee lovers confabulates over cold brews and drip pours.

Hotels & Resorts

The 6 Best Hotels to Celebrate A Special Occasion

From a former royal guesthouse to a room with sweeping Mount Fuji views, these intimate, extravagant and picturesque resorts are just the spots to celebrate those once-in-a-lifetime moments.

Culture

Sight Unseen in Saigon

With its landmark heritage buildings, and now shimmering skyscrapers, Dong Khoi Street is undoubtedly Saigon’s most prestigious address. But it’s the drag’s more inconspicuous charms, squirrelled away in century-old apartment blocks, that continually coax Connla Stokes to the area.

Hotels & Resorts

A new legend at Hanoi’s grande dame adds extra buzz to the capital

The Sofitel Legend Metropole has long been the go-to dining hub for high-society Hanoi.

Food & Drink

This May Be Saigon’s Hottest Suburb

A once-sleepy suburb of Saigon is coaxing art lovers, shoppers, and even the scenesters and socialites away from downtown.

Tips & News

Connect With Locals On A Photo Tour in Hoi An

Taking photos of people you meet while traveling can be a great cultural exchange. Jeninne Lee-St. John heads out of Hoi An with a pro and learns how to turn on the charm.

Hotels & Resorts

The Four Seasons Nam Hai Resort

A rebranding has only enhanced the status of the Nam Hai as perhaps Vietnam’s preeminent top-end property.

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Dining and Driving Through Central Vietnam

Vietnam’s narrow waistline is bursting with indigenous dishes and inviting eateries. Duncan Forgan dines and drives from Hue to Danang to Hoi An.

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4 Asian Craft Beers You Need to Try Now

Catching the spirit of collaboration, Asian breweries are teaming up with bold beer hounds, artisanal chocolatiers, coffee roasters, and more to produce some serious suds.

Food & Drink

Snap Shot: Coffee and a Slice of History

A retro cafe in the heart of the city is just one reason verdant Dalat evokes the romance of old Vietnam.

Hotels & Resorts

The Reverie Saigon

It took seven years to realize this dream of a hotel decked out in crystal, ostrich-covered couches, and blinged-out statement pieces like a Baldi Firenze clock and a 19th-century piano covered in glittering malachite.

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InterContinental Saigon

The stylish InterContinental Saigon has become one of Ho Chi Minh City’s most luxurious landmarks.

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Park Hyatt Saigon

Located at Lam Son Square in the center of Ho Chi Minh City, the nine-story Park Hyatt Saigon hotel is within walking distance of main tourist attractions, restaurants and parks.