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The Last Helicopter Out of Saigon


It was the beginning of the end of the long and exhausting Vietnam War. The People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN) was marching towards the South. The Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) was faltering. America, which had predicted the collapse of the South Vietnamese government, was in preparation for evacuating American diplomats, staff, and employees...

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Day Tours from Phu My Port


Will your cruise be docking at Phu My Port in Vietnam for a day or two? Exciting, you are so near to the best place to experience Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City! Diverse cuisine, rich history, and mesmerizing landmarks, this city is a no-brainer when it comes to Vietnam travel.  A Brief Introduction of Phu My Port Phu My (pronounced Foo Me) port is...

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How to Spend a Long Weekend in Ho Chi Minh City


Traveling in Ho Chi Minh City can be one of the most interesting experiences in your life. Ho Chi Minh is a vibrant, busy city with many dynamic cultures. You may discover the extraordinary beauties and unique style of this city from your journey. How to Get to and around Ho Chi Minh City Powered by 12Go system   If you plan to visit Ho Chi Mi...

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What You Can Learn from Dating a Vietnamese


Being in a relationship with a Vietnamese could bring you valuable insights about the intriguing culture, traditions, cuisines, and lifestyle of the locals. Here are some things that you can learn when dating a Vietnamese. Vietnamese Greeting Culture Comparing to western countries, the greeting culture of the Vietnamese tend to be more complex in c...

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Best Outdoor Activities in Ho Chi Minh City


Saigon (or Ho Chi Minh City) does not just attract tourists with its special landmarks around the city; there are also various other outdoor activities that you should try once in the city. This guide talks about some best outdoor activities in Saigon that you should try to experience and adventure. Sightsee on Motorbikes Many people love this expe...

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The Meanings of Vietnam's Flag


The flag of Vietnam has always been the national pride of many Vietnamese. It has been changed many times throughout history, especially during the Vietnam War. Each has its own special meaning. If you are interested in Vietnam’s flag, this article will help you understand more about its history and meaning of Vietnam’s flag. The History of Vietnam...

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Top Museums in Ho Chi Minh City to Visit


Vietnam War remnants, history, arts, and unique cultural heritage are all presented in museums, and Ho Chi Minh City is an ideal place to visit the top museums in Vietnam. Visiting museums might not be of interest to everyone, but for those who love them, they do not fail to disappoint in Ho Chi Minh City.  War Remnants Museum Address: 28 Vo V...

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Interesting Activities in Saigon


In the vast, bustling city of Saigon (also known as Ho Chi Minh City), the options of things to do can be overwhelming, especially for those who have just set foot in the city. If you are looking for inspiration, you have come to the right place. Here are some of our suggestions for interesting activities in Saigon. Embark on A Motorbike AdventureT...

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Where to Go in Saigon Like a Local


As we all know, Ho Chi Minh City, often used interchangeably as Saigon by the locals, is the biggest city in Vietnam. It is not only an economic center but also a multicultural city. Therefore, it has always been an interesting destination for tourists all over the world. Super busy with millions of motorbikes, good food, and energetic are what peo...

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What to Know about the Internet and Communications in Vietnam


In recent years, Vietnam is considered one of the fast-growing markets regarding the internet and communication. Internet and communication packages in Vietnam are very popular and not expensive, especially in the urban area. You might find it a little bit harder to get connected to the internet in the rural area; however, this is improving, and so...

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Traditional Vietnamese Family Values


A family is a key factor that significantly affects the growth of every person in Vietnamese belief and is an important part of Vietnamese culture. Therefore, the Vietnamese always put their family first and take many efforts to maintain the traditional Vietnamese family values. Vietnamese Family Unity and Harmony among Family Members In tradi...

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Should I Travel in Saigon on a Motorbike?


Known as a bustling, contemporary city, Saigon does not fail to amaze visitors with how crowded it is. With an estimated population of 8.3 million people, it is home to 7.4 million motorbikes. And as the motorbike is the most popular means of transportation in the country, it is hard to walk along a street without seeing one. First introduced ...

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What $1 Can Buy in Vietnam


Have ever thought of going shopping with only $1 (US dollar)? In Vietnam, with each dollar, you can exchange for about VND 23,000 as of July 2018. With this amount of money, you are definitely able to purchase a few necessities: 2 bottles of water 1 bottle/can of beer or soft drinks 1 serving of street foods like Banh trang tron, sticky rice, ...

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20 Best Vietnamese Dishes


Vietnamese cuisine is not only about eating but also about a country’s history and culture. Vietnam has been renowned for its food diversity, and every dish promises to be a unique experience. Don’t know what to try first? Here are our recommendations for 20 must-try Vietnamese dishes, in no particular order: 1. Banh Mi Originating from France, the...

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How Vietnamese Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival


The moon has a special place in Vietnamese culture. Vietnam has many holidays, official and unofficial ones. Today we will discuss a holiday where the moon is the main theme, that is the Vietnamese Mid-autumn Festival also known as Trung Thu. The Origin of Vietnamese Mid-Autumn Festival Nobody knows for sure how and when the Vietnamese Mid-autumn F...

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Why We Love Ho Chi Minh City


Discover 8 reasons why we love Ho Chi Minh City as locals from the city Looking for good reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh City? Discover the most populous city in Vietnam from the locals' perspectives to see why people just love this city so much regardless of where they come from! Let’s begin our countdown! 1. Architecture in its best form The citysca...

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Ho Chi Minh City Tour on Scooters


Ho Chi Minh City Tour on scooters or motorbikes is one of the best choices you can make. Most of the streets in the city are quite small and packed with a lot of private transportation, so using the scooter you can easily weaving through the traffic, and get to your destinations, whether they are on the opened streets or deep in zig-zag alleyways i...

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Booking a Foodie Scooter Tour in Saigon? Read Our Precautions


Are you a foodie traveler? Saigon will be your perfect destination. Hopping on a scooter and trying the variety of foods around the city will be the highlight of your whole trip. If you still have doubts when booking a foodie scooter tour in Saigon, read our precautions and prepare for the delightful trip. Precautions before Booking a Foodie Scoote...

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Tan Son Nhat International Airport Guide


This guide will include maps of terminals and direction to some of the facilities in Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN). It is a busy airport in Ho Chi Minh City with both domestic and international flights running every day. Its capacity and number of passengers are also among the highest in Vietnam. Tan Son Nhat International Airport Map Ad...

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One-month Vietnam Itinerary


Some travelers plan to drop by Vietnam just for a short time but get mesmerized and decide to linger for months. Discover the charms of Vietnam as manifested in the North, South and Central regions with our guide to one-month Vietnam itinerary! In this ultimate plan we give you essential know-before-you-go tips, pick out the best places to go, the ...

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First Time in Vietnam

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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

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

Airport Arrival Tips at Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi)

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Taking Trains in Vietnam

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Bringing Your Pets to Vietnam

How to Take Motorbike Taxis

Taking a Ferry in Vietnam

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Traveling with Wifi in Vietnam

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