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What to Eat in Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)


If you’re a foodie and you want to visit Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) is definitely the place to go. Savory, sweet or vegan, Ho Chi Minh cuisine really has it all for you! Vietnamese Cuisine and Where to Find Them Food is, in fact, a pretty well-covered topic in our blogs so far; we’ve talked about Vietnam’s signature dishes like banh xeo&nbs...

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Ho Chi Minh Private Tour Guide


Signing up on a Ho Chi Minh private tour is a great chance for you to discover Ho Chi Minh City at your own time and itinerary. You can request to customize tours exclusively for you with i Tour Vietnam by writing to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leaving your questions down here in the comment. i Tour Vietnam's Private Tou...

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What to Know about Motorbike Rental Places in Ho Chi Minh City


Vietnam is one of the nations with a large number of two-wheelers, you can see numerous scooters, motorbikes, and motorcycles, especially in Ho Chi Minh City with more than 7 million registered motorbikes. To those who want to experience a freestyle adventure, exploring Vietnam on a motorbike would be an interesting choice. With abundant motor...

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What Does Vietnam Mean?


According to many historical Vietnamese experts, the name of this country has been changed more than 20 times since the country was established in the primordial period. Some of the names were derived either unofficially or officially to define an area or region belonging to Vietnam. To understand what does Vietnam mean, one must track back to when...

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French Quarter Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City


Traveling to Ho Chi Minh City, a former French colony, you will have the opportunity to discover beautiful destinations and unique cuisines of the friendly Vietnamese. This city is rapidly developing with many hotels and tourism services to accommodate international visitors. In this edition of our Vietnam travel guide, specifically, you can find a...

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Amazing Views of Salt Fields in Vietnam


Vietnam has long been known for its white sandy beaches, tropical climate and such resilient and indigent people, all of which are indispensable constituents of the salt fields’ production across the country. The qualities of the Vietnamese workers, the industry of making salts are there for you to discover and especially, the stunning views of sal...

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Bui Vien and Backpackers’ District in Ho Chi Minh City


Similar to Khao San Road in Bangkok or Pub Street in Siem Reap, Bui Vien and a few nearby streets (Pham Ngu Lao, De Tham, Do Quang Dau) are called the backpackers’ district because this area is filled with many foreign visitors, especially backpackers. There are many inexpensive restaurants with various cuisines from around the world, convenience s...

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Vietnam's History with Opium


An old picture of the first opium manufacturer in southern Vietnam Opium addiction was a real issue in Vietnamese society during the French colonial period in Vietnam. In fact, one of the first public opium factories of Indochina was in Vietnam at 74 Hai Ba Trung Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. So what is opium, how was it first introduced to...

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An Introduction to Vietnam’s Mountains


Coming to Vietnam, there are many things to do and many places to explore. We have serene and bustling cities for those who want to join in the energetic flow of the city or just want to immerse in the spirit of the place. We are blessed with beautiful rivers accompanied by friendly locals and the famous floating market. We also have gorgeous beach...

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A Guide to the Hidden Alleyways in Ho Chi Minh City


Ho Chi Minh usually surprises tourists with various city dynamics and charms. However, besides its hustle and bustle, there are some peaceful places where you can escape from the noise of a developing city: the hidden alleyways in Ho Chi Minh City. They hide among the crowded roads and skyscrapers, and the residents there have their own “culture” a...

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Essential Tours in Saigon


Formerly known as Pearl of the Far East, Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) has long been a cultural, economic, and political center of Vietnam. Traveling to Saigon, you can see the high-rise buildings located close to the sanctuary, amusement parks, and crowded shopping centers, but also without the lack of ancient villas, traditional markets or museums th...

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Musulman Mosque in Ho Chi Minh City


The Muslim population of Vietnam is utterly modest, but there are around a dozen mosques in Ho Chi Minh City, scattered across downtown districts. Read our guide to know more about Islam in Vietnam, Islam in Ho Chi Minh City, why so few Vietnamese follow this globally popular religion, and what is special about an international mosque called Musulm...

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Vietnamese Cooking Classes - What to Expect


Vietnamese foods are famous for its delightful taste as well as healthy ingredients. Some of them are really easy to master like fresh spring roll (Goi cuon) or Canh chua (sour soup) if you have the ingredients available. Some would be more challenging as it requires patience and skills like Pho and Banh xeo. Another thing about Vietnamese dis...

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Local Places to Eat in Saigon


In 2016, CNN channel affectionately recognized Saigon to be a capital of Vietnamese cuisine. In Saigon, you can find the best dishes from all regions in Vietnam: the North, the Central, and the South. The natives in Saigon have been accustomed to eating food at local places instead of going to a restaurant. As a traveler, if you want to try out the...

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How to Get Tax Refund at Tan Son Nhat International Airport


Ho Chi Minh City is a dynamic city known as the economic center of Vietnam. There are thousands of famous branches here enough to fulfilling your shopping indulgences. If you intend to buy some luxurious products while visiting Ho Chi Minh City, this guide will help you get some money back regarding the VAT refund at Tan Son Nhat International Airp...

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The Education System in Vietnam


If you are searching to learn more about the Vietnamese education system, you have searched the right guide. Below we will show you the fundamental components of the education system in Vietnam giving you a general understanding. Vietnamese education is developing rapidly and has its own distinctive features, in particular in the field of ...

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Old Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh: Giac Lam Pagoda


Each religion or sect in Vietnam has its main spiritual center as a gathering site for followers on special occasions. As far as Lam Te Zen, which is a Zen school of Buddhism, is concerned, Giac Lam Pagoda is considered the most important Lam Te Zen place in Southern Vietnam and it is now an attractive religious place to both locals and tourists. A...

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Vietnamese People: the Different Ethnicity in Vietnam


From the early ages, Vietnamese kids have been told the folktale about Lac Long Quan and Au Co. They had one hundred children and each of them took fifty sons and daughters to different places in our nation and nurtured them. According to this tale, Vietnamese all have the same origin, and we are all brothers and sisters, which makes us have some s...

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Vietnamese Tea Growing Regions


Vietnam has a long history of growing tea. Recently, a forest with many big old tea trees has been found near the border between Vietnam and China. These trees are believed to have lived for millions of years. At first, Vietnamese people only grew some small trees near their houses or picked up tea leaves in the forest. After the French invasion, t...

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Smelly Foods in Vietnam


You know the delicious side of Vietnamese cuisine. Now, hang on tight to discover with us the less than pleasant foods in Vietnam that locals still love. That is the various Vietnamese smelly foods. One might say "one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’’, and food makes no exception. Foods that are repulsive and repugnant to some might be delici...

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First Time in Vietnam

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Major Cities in Vietnam

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Best Vietnamese Dishes

UNESCO World Heritage in Vietnam

Vietnamese Culture

Religions in Vietnam

Ethnicities in Vietnam

Tipping in Vietnam

Best Dishes to Try in Vietnam

20 Must-try Vietnamese Dishes

Unusual Foods to Try in Vietnam

Street Food in Vietnam

Vietnamese Grilled Dishes

Rice Dishes in Vietnam

Pho Dishes in Vietnam

Traveling to and within Vietnam

Airport Arrival Tips at Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh)

Airport Arrival Tips at Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi)

Major Airports in Vietnam

Taking Trains in Vietnam

Bringing Your Own Vehicles to Vietnam

Bringing Your Pets to Vietnam

How to Take Motorbike Taxis

Taking a Ferry in Vietnam

Renting a Car in Vietnam

Vietnam Visa, SIM Cards, and WiFi

Visa Info & Where to Buy Sim Cards

Traveling with Wifi in Vietnam

Vietnam Travel Safety Tips

Travel Insurance

Is it Safe to Drink Tap Water?

How to Avoid Mosquitoes

Food Safety in Vietnam

Getting Vaccinations

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