Over 500 Khmer race boats at Ooc Om Boc Festival

Over 500 Khmer race boats at Ooc Om Boc Festival

The traditional Ngo (Khmer boat) race will close the six-day Ooc Om Boc Festival in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang tonight. The boat race is a highlight of the festival, which is held by the Khmer people to give thanks for the…

A 24-hour discovery of Cai Be floating market

A 24-hour discovery of Cai Be floating market

We took a coach from Ho Chi Minh City to Cai Be at midnight after an exciting talk about floating markets where boats full of fruits, vegetables and other goods gather and sellers on board their boats noisily talking in the early morning. After…

A floating market inside a modern city

A floating market inside a modern city

When it comes to floating markets, people will immediately think of the peaceful Mekong Delta where southerners attach their rustic lives to boats and waterways. But in a noisy and dynamic Saigon, there are still some floating markets existing along Binh Dong Wharf and…

Can Tho installs free WiFi on Ninh Kieu Wharf to bring in tourists

Can Tho installs free WiFi on Ninh Kieu Wharf to bring in tourists

The southern city of Can Tho recently installed free public WiFi on Ninh Kieu Wharf as part of an image-building exercise and to attract more tourists. Five sets of WiFi equipment were installed at a cost of VND$1 billion (over $47,600). Their range is…

Behind the colorful mat weaving

Behind the colorful mat weaving

Seen from afar, a section of Road 867 across Long Dinh Commune the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang resembles a colorful work of art, rather a painting. Along the road, some 10 kilometers from Trung Luong T-Junction at the end of the HCMC-Trung…