vietnam

Inside The World's Third Largest Cave

The world’s third largest cave has “rooms” that stand 100m high and span 180m across. It’s so spectacular that it’s playing home to several upcoming blockbusters, including this summer’s Pan, and others the force compels us not to disclose. We hiked through the Vietnamese jungle to explore it.


I'm Riding A $450 Motorcycle Across Vietnam

Buying a $US450 motorcycle to ride across a communist country devastated by war with your own sounds like a great idea, right? I thought so. Here’s how you can do it too.


Check Out The Staggering Size And Beauty Of The World's Largest Cave

Wow. Ryan Deboodt took a drone inside Hang Son Doong in Vietnam, also known as the world’s largest cave, and captured stunning footage that shows off a world that looks like no other. You get a sense of the size of the place — the biggest chamber is 5km long, 200m high and 150m wide — and you feel its beauty.


Vietnam Looks Like A Beautiful Country To Get Lost In

Vietnam is where my family is from, and I only just visited the country for the first time a few weeks ago. The food is delicious, the people were kind and it seems like a wonderful place to get lost in and explore and get lost again. Georgy Tarasov and his brother spent 45 days in Vietnam and did just that.


Trying To Cross The Street In Vietnam Is Just Crazy

If you don’t walk with confidence, you’ll never cross the street. One bit of hesitation and you’re going to cause a massive scooter crash. You have to treat your body like a car. Or at least a moped. Or at least a helmet. If you don’t hit them, they won’t hit you. Or something like that.


This Dog Poop Is Actually A Secret Rescue Beacon

Weird historical artifact of the day: This is not a dog excrement, it’s a T-1151 Dog Doo Transmitter from the collection of the National Museum of the US Air Force. It looks gross, but it was incredibly useful during the Vietnam War.


These Astonishing Vietnam War Firefight Photos Look Like Laser Hell

When James Speed Hensinger was 22, he’d already spent nine months fighting in Vietnam, spending his nights in perpetual fear of snipers hiding in the mountains above. So come April of 1970, after fielding multiple night-time hits from a single sniper and his AK47, the 173rd Airborne Brigade — of which Hensinger was a part — decided to hit back with an arsenal of insane proportions.


This Soaring Openair Cafe Is Made From Giant Bamboo Fishing Baskets

In Vietnam, it’s common to use bamboo baskets to catch fish and eels. Less common? To find the same type of bamboo structures supporting an entire building. This open-air beauty is the Kontum Indochine Cafe, in central Vietnam, and it looks like it’s supported by 15 giant bamboo fishing baskets.


The Only Thing Better Than A Fireworks Show Is A Fireworks Competition

There’s something wonderful about watching things blow up in sparkly, colourful explosions. This explosive timelapse video of the massive annual International Fireworks Competition in Da Nang, Vietnam, will make your backyard shows look puny by comparison.


Vietnam Builds Fire-Breathing Dragon Bridge To Commemorate The End Of The War

To celebrate the 38th anniversary of the liberation of Da Nang, the Vietnam government built this awesome dragon-shaped bridge over the Han River. And to ensure that it totally one-upped the light show on San Francisco’s Bay Bridge, this one is covered in over 2500 LED lights — oh, and it also breathes fire.