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Stories flowing in the water

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ImageLegends add a distinct sound to waterfalls in the Central Highlands.

Rivers and streams in Vietnam tend to flow eastward into the Gulf of Tonkin. There is one, though, that stands out as an exception. The Serepok flows west and drains into the Mekong River.

Springing up from the Central Highlands, it has an entourage of beautiful streams and waterfalls, and many of them come with legends attached.

Dray Sap and the story of an Ede girl

Situated in Dak Nong Province's Krong Ne District where the Ede minority people live, Dray Sap is one of several Central Highlands waterfalls whose origins are steeped in mythology.

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The mighty Mekong River & ''non-traditional security operations''

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ImageA quiet consultation between the US and the four Mekong River ‘downstream countries'(Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam) last month has attracted considerable attention. Here Doanh Nhan Saigon Cuoi Tuan (Saigon Businessmen's Weekend) analyzes the unusual event.

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Cruising Hue

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ImageThe historic city of Hue in a traditional cyclo.

As Vietnam's former imperial capital and home to the Royal Court, the Hue Citadel's small streets and lanes are perfect for the slow cyclo ride.

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Inspectors request probe into HCMC beltway project

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ImageConstruction Ministry inspectors said Monday they were seeking a permit to investigate a major road project in Ho Chi Minh City to find out why the plans had been modified from the original.

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Vietnam to limit bank lending from short-term funds

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ImageVietnam will restrict commercial banks from giving loans with short-term funds to ensure the stability of the banking system, according to a statement on the central bank's website Monday.

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