From south to north, our food experiences in Vietnam were enhanced by a local recommendations, cooking classes, and escorted visits to markets and masterful chefs. Discover dishes, find restaurant recommendations, and enjoy these recipes.
The first Vietnam travel tip: shop at the local markets. The challenge for Vietnam visitors like us–Americans old enough to have lived through the war or at least to recall the nightly news [...]
You can call it the American War or the Vietnam War, but it's now the world’s war to look back at–as another in a long line of wars in this part of the world–to make sure it is still over.
Focusing on food in Vietnam. Over three months in Asia, it seemed like the food kept getting better. It was wonderful in Bali, better and spicier in Thailand, and subtler yet perhaps even tastier in Vietnam.
The Citadel, built by the Vietnamese emperors in the early 19th Century, was severely damaged in Vietnam's two wars of the 20th Century. In 1947 against the French, and again in 1968 against the Americans, the center of Hue was the site of ferocious battles. The citadel area once held over 140 buildings. Only about 20 remain after extensive restoration since the 1990s. Most buildings were completely destroyed in the fighting and cannot be restored.