Vietnam, Then and Now

Vietnam is an exhilarating country to travel. Photogenic streets, incredible food and epic landscapes are just the start of what awaits you here. A nation on the move, Vietnam manages to balance its new brand of modern luxury and urban culture with its fascinating heritage and strong traditional values. In the cities, you'll find overflowing markets and ancient pagodas just around the corner from sleek cafes and rooftop bars. Out in the countryside, life still follows the rhythms of the rivers and the rice harvest. However you like to explore, Vietnam has treasures waiting for you. Below are a few handpicked experiences to get you started.

  • by Quang Binh Tourism

    On Location: Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts on Filming ‘Kong: Skull Island’ in Vietnam

    "It became my mission to put this country on screen and to let the world know how spectacular it is."

    Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Vietnam's newest travel ambassador, talks to Travel + Leisure about traversing around around the world to places like Iceland, Hawaii, Australia, Thailand, and Cambodia—in search of the perfect spot to set the scene of the Kong reboot and how Vietnam one him over.

  • by Southeast Asia Globe

    Samuel L. Jackson on his newfound love of Vietnam

    Born in Washington, DC, but raised in Tennessee, Jackson’s work has taken him all over the globe, whether shooting or promoting his projects. He is renowned for carrying out the latter with dignity and a sense of humour, and during a recent roundtable interview he told Southeast Asia Globe that of all the fantastical locations he has worked in over his 40-year career, Vietnam is his favourite.

    “It’s a very interesting place, a very cool place, a very mysterious place. It’s beautiful. Wow. It’s a fascinating place to be – very spiritual. Even if you don’t believe in certain things, you feel things when you’re there. You kind of see them, and you watch the people,” he said.

    Read the whole interview here at Southeast Asia Globe.

  • by CGV Cinemas Vietnam

    Kathy Uyen Interviews Hugh Jackman

    Did you know that Vietnam's scenery also happened to inspire the fictional world of Neverland? During the 2015 press circuit of Joe Wright's reimagined "Pan," Vietnamese actress Kathy Uyen caught up with Hollywood star Hugh Jackman to talk about Vietnam's role in the film.

    Watch the full interview to see Kathy Uyen give Hugh Jackman a lesson in Vietnamese or two!

     

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