Vietnam’s move into middle-income status has changed the way people shop. Yet the future of shopping here isn’t as predictable as it seems.
The transformation of Hanoi from sleepy hollow into modern megacity is well and truly underway. But the decisions being made are often informal and spontaneous.
As modern Vietnam moves to a Korean or Singaporean style of apartment living, questions of how this will affect feelings of community remain unanswered.
Looking for the best bed and board while holidaying in Phong Nha? Vu Ha Kim Vy gives the lowdown on what’s available. Photos by Bao Zoan
From impoverished farming community to tourism hub, in just a decade Phong Nha Town has got itself enough eating and drinking options to make it a good place to hang out and do more than just visit caves. Words by Zoe Osborne. Photos by Mike Palumbo
After talking about doing it for years, Nick Ross finally gets his trip into Son Doong, the largest cave in the world.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003, yet conservation remains a thorny issue. Local pioneer Hai Nguyen is leading the effort to fuse tourism with environmental preservation. Words by Zoe Osborne. Photos by Mike Palumbo