The Atlas Obscura Guide To Vietnam
54 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Vietnam
Updated September 19, 2022
Unusual Attractions in Vietnam
Cool Places to Eat & Drink in Vietnam
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Vietnam: A Culinary Adventure from Hanoi to Saigon
On this nine-day journey, we’ll explore Vietnam through its unique cuisine, tasting our way across north, central, and south Vietnam by way of steaming pork belly meatballs in Hanoi’s Old Quarter and the white rose dumplings of Hoi An.Learn More
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Stories About Vietnam
How Vietnam’s Ancient Whale Temples Are Helping Science
For centuries, hundreds of shrines have preserved crucial information about the marine mammals' diversity and distribution.
by Anne Pinto-Rodrigues
An Ancient Croc Stepped in Poop and Created a Portal to the Past
Scientists braved rain, mud, and a close encounter at a crocodile farm to learn what fossilized feces reveal about life 33 million years ago.
by Kate Golembiewski
How Bamboo Sticks Help Vietnamese Villagers Shoulder Mighty Loads
It's a matter of simple physics.
by Isaac Schultz
The Sun Set Off 4,000 Sea Mines During the Vietnam War
Only now do scientists fully understand just how strong a 1972 solar storm was.
by Sarah Laskow
Found: A Rare Tiny Deer in Vietnam
It's called a muntjac, and the last time it appeared was nearly two decades ago.
by Christina Ayele Djossa
The Beautiful Cakes Injected Full of Flowers
Watch as jelly masters create 3-D designs with needles and syringes.
by Anne Ewbank