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How to Dial Vietnam Number from Abroad and within Vietnam


For foreigners to make international phone calls to Vietnam and for expats who just arrived in Vietnam to make phone calls in the country, you will need to know some of the codes of Vietnam. We hope with our guide, you can make these calls easier and can keep in touch with one another all the time around the world. How to Make International Phone C...

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What to Expect from Vietnamese Tet (Part 1)


Vietnamese Tet or Lunar New Year is the biggest celebration of a year in Vietnamese culture. There are several activities taking place during this time to celebrate Vietnamese Tet. In this guide, you will learn what is Tet, several traditions on this occasion, and what to expect from Vietnamese Tet. What is Vietnamese Tet Vietnamese Tet or Lunar Ne...

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What to Eat on Food Tours in Northern Vietnam (Part 1)


When discovering Vietnamese foods, you will find a little bit of all the four tastes - salt, sour, sweet, and bitter - combining well with one another creating the unique dish of each region. On the land spreading more than 1,500 kilometers from the North to the South, Vietnam is also blessed with different climates and has diverse sources of ingre...

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Who was Ho Chi Minh?


Ho Chi Minh played an important role as the leader of the Vietnamese Revolution to fight against French colonials and inspired the Vietnamese with the hope of independence throughout the war with the American army. In an issue of TIME's top 100 in 1998, he was voted as one of the hundreds of people who affected the world in the 20th century. His ac...

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Motorbike, Scooter, and Vespa Differences


It is no doubt that motorized vehicles have been an important means of transportation for many decades. And the motorbike is one of the most convenient and popular means of transportation in Vietnam. In many big cities like Ho Chi Minh City, you can find various brands of two-wheelers, such as Honda, Piaggio, Yamaha, Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, Triu...

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i Tour Vietnam's GIVEBACK Program


What is i Tour Vietnam's GIVEBACK Program? GIVEBACK Program is a community project of i Tour Vietnam. For every tour booked with us, we share some of our profits to help the underprivileged by purchasing any items below: (1) a shirt for an orphan (2) a new set of school supplies for an orphan (3) a meal for the homeless, or (4) a tree It ...

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How to Take Speedboats from Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau


If you are in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and want to take a day trip to the nearest beach or have a weekend getaway from the busy city, Vung Tau is your destination. And traveling to Vung Tau has never been easier and safer at sea as you get to avoid all of the traffic. Our team of local guides gave this speedboat transport a go, and the process was...

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Places to See in Saigon Half-Day Tour


Saigon is a well-known modern city with crowded streets and warm hospitality. This city is also famous for historical attractions which mark many milestones of how it changed and grew up through periods of history. In this guide, we will introduce you some of the famous attraction sites you can visit on a limited time schedule. You will not be able...

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Banh Cuon in Ho Chi Minh City


Ho Chi Minh City is widely known as a Vietnamese street food paradise with a variety of Vietnamese rice-based dishes in which Banh cuon is always a top favorite specialty. It would be incomplete not to try these Vietnamese steamed rice rolls when traveling to Ho Chi Minh City. What is Banh Cuon? Vietnamese Steamed Rice Roll, or Banh Cuon, is a trad...

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Vinh Nghiem Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)


After more than 10 centuries since Buddhism first came to Vietnam, a lot of temples and pagodas have been built across the country. Besides Jade Emperor Pagoda and Xa Loi Pagoda, Vinh Nghiem Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City is one of the famous and most important pagodas to Buddhism in Vietnam. Read our guide to this beautiful religious attraction and ad...

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How to Bargain in Vietnam?


Bargain when buying something is fairly common in Vietnam, especially in Vietnamese local markets. For foreign visitors, getting to know how to bargain in Vietnam is worthwhile as it would make it possible for you to get the best price as well as communicate with the native. Here are some useful tips for bargaining in Vietnam. Why You Should Bargai...

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Binh Thanh District in Ho Chi Minh City


Binh Thanh District is one of the districts in Ho Chi Minh City where you can get away from the crowded downtown. This old district may not be well-known by many tourists, but you can enjoy its authentic and buoyant spirit. If you are looking for an area where you can experience the casual life of local people but not really far from the center, Bi...

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A Guide to Public Parks in Ho Chi Minh City


There are scams and annoyances in any public park that you need to avoid, but you should give the public parks in Ho Chi Minh City a try when visiting the city. Here are some of the most favorite public parks in Ho Chi Minh City where you can enjoy the wonderful nature and green as well as experience a lot of fun activities and meet with the locals...

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Coffee Houses in Ho Chi Minh City


Vietnamese coffee not only plays an important role in the daily life of several generations of Vietnamese but it has also been widely known all over the world for decades due to its strong flavor. Along with the development of coffee, coffee houses have also become increasingly popular in Vietnamese today’s society. In this guide, we will introduce...

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Saigon Pagodas: Jade Emperor Pagoda


If you travel to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), besides some historical attractions such as Independence Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Central Post Office, and War Remnants Museum that we highly suggest you should come and visit, there are other exciting local places which we ensure you would want to see. Some of these are old temples and pagoda...

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Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon: Which Name is Correct?


It is such a typical question that almost every traveler who visits Vietnam may ask. Arriving at the international airport in Vietnam southern city, you may get confused when half of the population call it “Ho Chi Minh City” and the other half are familiar with the name “Saigon”. And the answer is: Vietnam’s biggest city by population has not only ...

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The Best Churches in Ho Chi Minh City


Religious sites are destinations many choose when coming to Ho Chi Minh City to understand more about religions in Vietnam. Christianity came to Vietnam a few centuries later than Buddhism (started with Catholicism and later joined by Protestantism), but it still plays an important role in the religious practice of Vietnamese. As a major metropolit...

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Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City


If you are looking for some local experience in Vietnam, you should not miss out on the local markets where you can see the daily life and trading of many Vietnamese in a traditional way. Ben Thanh Market is one of the busiest local markets in Ho Chi Minh City that you should visit to enjoy famous Vietnamese foods and shop for lovely souvenirs. You...

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Traveling around Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) by Taxi


Ho Chi Minh City taxis are considered an important means of transportation for tourists, especially ones who first come to this big city. To make things easier for your trip, we have updated some need-to-know information about taxis in Ho Chi Minh City. An Overview of Taxis in Ho Chi Minh City In Ho Chi Minh City, you can easily see and grab a taxi...

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Vietnam Travel Tips: Useful Phrases in Vietnamese


Although English has been increasingly spoken in Vietnam, many Vietnamese are unaccustomed to using this foreign language on a daily basis. Getting to know some simple phrases in Vietnamese, therefore, could become fairly useful to you when traveling to this beautiful country, especially when you want to have local experience in off-the-beaten-path...

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