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Vietnam Travel Information: Responsible Travel in Vietnam

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Substantial development has been a mutual goal every country is striving for, and Vietnam is not an exception. Responsible tourism, therefore, has a particularly important role to play in such an economic world. Have a look at our tips for traveling responsibly in Vietnam. Tourism Impacts on Vietnam The tourism industry has become one of the most d...

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Saigon Attractions: The War Remnants Museum

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The War Remnants Museum is one of the most famous historical attractions in Saigon. Coming to the War Remnants Museum, you can learn a part of how Vietnamese had struggled and fought for their independence, freedom, and peace of the nation and the locals' perspectives of the Vietnam War. The exhibits, such as weapons, documents, and photographs, di...

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Vietnam Travel Tips: Where to Buy a SIM Card in Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)

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A local SIM card in your journey to the bustling city - Ho Chi Minh City, is a must preparation as it would make your trip more convenient with easy access to local networks as well as quick calls or messages in urgent situations. We hope that this guide will help you by suggesting places to buy as well as some essential tips. Why You Should Buy a ...

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The Best Temples and Pagodas in Ho Chi Minh City

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Visiting religious sites like temples and pagodas has become an important part of Vietnam travel and usually included in many Ho Chi Minh City tours. This guide will list out a few of the best temples and pagodas in Ho Chi Minh City where you can study Vietnamese religions and admire these beautiful and sacred architectures. District 1 Jade Em...

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Vietnamese Foods: Banh Xeo in Ho Chi Minh City

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You have tried, Pho and Banh mi, what is next on the list of must-eat foods in Ho Chi Minh City? “Banh xeo”, a Vietnamese pancake, is the favorite of many people, including locals as well as tourists. It would be an incomplete foody journey in Ho Chi Minh City without knowing or trying Banh xeo here. Banh Xeo Origin According to some sources, Banh ...

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Vietnam Travel Tips: How to Overcome Loneliness on Your Vietnam Travel

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Exploring a new country is a fascinating thing, but there is no doubt that you can get a sense of loneliness at times. Here are some tips for you to overcome the feeling of isolation when traveling to Vietnam. Hang Out with the Locals Going on a solo trip in Vietnam means that you are likely to meet many locals who are totally strange to you. Local...

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Ho Chi Minh Two-Day Itineraries

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What can you do in Ho Chi Minh City in two days? Our blog will go through Ho Chi Minh City two-day itineraries with suggested activities, attractions, shopping, and eating. Check it out below and start planning your trip. Ho Chi Minh City Two-Day Itineraries Day 1: See details in our previous guide Ho Chi Minh City One-Day Itineraries. Da...

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Getting Around Ho Chi Minh City

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There are many means of transportation in Ho Chi Minh City, so what would be the most convenient way to get around Ho Chi Minh City? Here is our list of ways to travel around Ho Chi Minh City and its pros and cons. A Brief Look at Ho Chi Minh City Streets There are many vehicles running on Ho Chi Minh City streets every day, of which 7.6 milli...

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Ho Chi Minh One-Day Itineraries

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If you have planned for a short visit to Ho Chi Minh City, read our local guide on Ho Chi Minh City's must-see attractions in one day, and let your adventure begins. Map of Ho Chi Minh One-day Itineraries: Ho Chi Minh City One-Day Itineraries Morning:    8:30 AM - Notre Dame Cathedral (Duration: 30’) One of the French colonial architect r...

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Off-the-Beaten-Path in Saigon

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Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) is a wonderful city to explore not only because of its economic growth and famous attractions but also because there are many urban tales, hidden pagodas, and quiet streets to be discovered. Have a look at some of Saigon’s off-the-beaten-path locations to explore the unseen side of Saigon. For Culture and History Learners ...

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Vietnamese Foods: A Guide to the Banh Mi

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Which Vietnamese food, besides Pho, do most people love to try for the first time when they travel to this amazing country? The answer is Banh Mi. Together with “Pho” and “Ao Dai”, the words “Banh Mi” has been officially defined in the Oxford Dictionary because of its delicious tastes and popularity worldwide. This Vietnamese food guide will b...

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Vietnamese Street Foods: The Papaya Salad

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Papaya salad, or Goi du du in Vietnamese, is among one of the many dishes in Ho Chi Minh City's street foods paradise. This simple snack has always been the favorite of the locals for many years, but it might be something new for you as a traveler to try. Origin of the Papaya Salad The origin of papaya salad is still unclear, but it is a popular di...

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Vietnamese Street Foods: A Guide to Snails on a Plate

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As a true street food lover, you should not miss the opportunity to try snails on your journey to Vietnam, a country with a great culinary tradition. Speaking of snail dishes, Saigon is agreed, by the majority, to be the ideal destination to taste this amazing Vietnamese seafood. While Hanoi’s snails are usually boiled/steamed with lemongrass or le...

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Saigon Attractions: The Saigon Central Post Office

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The Saigon Central Post Office is one the most beautiful French architectures of Saigon, built in the Indochina time. The Saigon Central Post Office has been a witness to the changes of Saigon for over 120 years and has become a valuable masterpiece in the center of Saigon. It is not only famous for its gorgeous beauty, but it also serves as the ol...

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Vietnam's Bikelihood

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Have you heard of the word 'bikelihood' before? If you have come to Vietnam, or other countries whose people riding motorbikes as their main means of transportation, you might understand. You would be amazed by what can be loaded on these small bikes, and how the riders can weave perfectly fine through any corners of Vietnam streets. Vietnames...

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Ho Chi Minh City Districts Overview

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Ho Chi Minh City is a popular destination for many visitors from all over the world. But most people only travel and stay in the city center of District 1 and have missed out on many rare attractions and beauty that scatter in other lesser-known districts of the city. The below are the Ho Chi Minh City districts overview with our suggestions of pla...

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Vietnam Street Food: Vietnamese Pizza

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Vietnam is widely considered a paradise of street foods with varied collections of street snacks. Despite having been introduced in recent years, Banh trang nuong, which is known as Vietnamese pizza, has become one of the most popular street foods in Vietnam due to its distinctive taste and affordable price. Originated in Dalat, a beautiful ci...

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Vietnam Travel Tips: Top 15 Things to Bring on Your Vietnam Trip

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Located in Southeast Asia, Vietnam is among the top attractive destinations with several beautiful landscapes, tasty street foods, and hospitable locals. When making a trip to Vietnam, there are some specific things you should bring along to have a better time in this wonderful country. Have a look at the following packing list. Top 15 Things to Br...

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10 Must-Try Vietnamese Drinks in Ho Chi Minh City

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Apart from the variety of diversified cuisines in Vietnam, especially in Ho Chi Minh City, the scrummy Vietnamese drinks are something you should try; these beverages will refresh and cool your thirst during a scooter or walking tour around the city. Here are ten delicious must-try Vietnamese drinks in Ho Chi Minh City that would delight you when t...

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A Guide to Living in Vietnam Cost

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Vietnam has become the expats' destination for both traveling and long-termed settle-down. With the relatively low cost of living in Vietnam compared to other neighboring countries, you still can get a high quality of life regardless of financial concerns.   BudgetMid-rangeHigh-rangeAccommodationUS$ 260US$ 500US$ 800Utility billsUS$ 20US$...

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