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Where things fall in place

By all accounts, the Con Son – Kiep Bac complex is a propitious place.  Con Son Pagoda, built during the Tran Dynasty (1225-1400), is one of the most famous sites of the Con Son – Kiep Bac complex in the northern province of Hai Duong It has been recognized for …

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Pho – one of the best foods in the world

This is the traditional food of Vietnam and Pho is collected as one of the 50 best things to eat in the world by the website: http://www.guardian.co.uk as well as many famous organization and senior travelers. This special food is usually eaten in the breakfast by normal local people to rich people …

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Hanoi Cuisine for you

If you have any opportunity to visit Vietnam, especially Hanoi, do not miss one of the following famous dishes: Cold comfort (Banh troi, banh chay)   The Vietnamese often make two kinds of cakes: banh troi (floating cake) and banh chay (lean cake) on the third day of the third …

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“Banh khuc”, so delicious!

The cake is a rice ball made of glutinous rice mixed with cudweed (khuc)-most important ingredient and filled with green bean paste, pork, and spices. Cudweed grows during lunar January and February, when the drizzling rain lasts all day, and it can be found along the edges of rice fields. …

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Mot, Hai, Ba, Yo!

A night out drinking in Vietnam bears no resemblance to a night out in the west, as Alfredo de la casa can attest. I’ve been out drinking in many countries around the world with people from countries as far apart as Mauritius, Chile and India, but I must say I find Vietnam …

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Halong tourist boats must be painted in white

According to the provincial People’s Committee, all tourist boats must have white color and brown sails. Those with dragon heads are permitted to paint the dragon heads by traditional color. As of April 30, 2012, boats which are not repainted will be not licensed to operate in the bay. An …

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Vietnam’s Hoi An tops UK travel magazine’s list of best cities

  A leading travel magazine from the United Kingdom, Wanderlust, announced in late last month that central Vietnam’s historic town of Hoi An was ranked by its readers as their favorite city. Hoi An achieved a 97.18 percent satisfaction rating from Wanderlustreaders, based on their travel experiences between December 2011 and December …

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Young Vietnamese take interest in calligraphy

Calligraphy lovers have been able to see, not only veteran craftsmen, but also several young calligraphers giving calligraphy lessons to visitors along Hanoi’s Van Mieu Street. Several of the young artists were born as late as the 1990s. Beautiful female calligrapher Senior craftsman   Van Mieu Street busy with calligraphy lovers …

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A national treasure: Bai Tu Long Bay

Vietnam Travel Blog – Located in the northern province of Quang Ninh, Bai Tu Long National Park comprises 40 islands, either earth or limestone, scattering across three communes, Ha Long, Van Yen and Minh Chau of Van Dong District. A part of the Bai Tu Long National Park. (Photo: VNA)The bay …

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