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Common Vietnamese Vegetables

vietnamese-vegetable Vietnamese vegetables sol at a local market

In Vietnam, people love eating different kinds of vegetables. One of the reasons is that vegetables contain many vitamins and nutrients good for health. Moreover, the taste and fragrance of each vegetable make the dishes more flavorful. In almost every Vietnamese dish, you will find certain types of greens that are either part of the main ingredien...

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Vietnamese Traditional Toys and Games


There are many traditional toys in Vietnam that were invented a very long time ago and passed down from generation to generation. Depending on the region, these toys and games are varied. In this guide, here is a list of some of the most popular toys and games that are the most iconic to represent Vietnamese culture. Traditional Toys of Vietnam Tò ...

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Our Precautions on Hired Transportations in Ho Chi Minh City


Ho Chi Minh City is step by step becoming the cultural exchange center of Southeast Asia and around the world. By traveling to Ho Chi Minh City, you would have the opportunity to discover the beautiful destinations, the unique cuisine of Vietnamese and the friendly people. If it is impossible to visit many places just on foot, public transportation...

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Itineraries for a Saigon Walking Tour


As a center of economy in Vietnam, Saigon welcomes visitors from all over the world to the city for business trips and touring. It is not difficult to explore the culture of the city since there are many kinds of attractions and activities in Saigon. Touring Saigon on a motorbike is the most convenient option for full exploration, but getting aroun...

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Folk Religion in Vietnam - Vietnamese Gods

folk-religion-in-vietnam Bach Ma Temple in Hanoi

Folk religion in Vietnam is a long-established Vietnamese religion that reflects the locals' life in the past and their beliefs in supernatural forces applied in daily life events. Therefore, this indigenous religion usually creates unique ethnic customs and becomes an indispensable part when it comes of Vietnamese traditions. Promoting human and n...

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Our Recommended Itineraries for Touring Saigon in Half, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Days


There are many things to discover in Saigon; you will always find something new at each location in this beautiful city. Try our recommended itineraries for touring Saigon and get the best out of your adventure. Some notes about the best time for touring Saigon itineraries are: In the dry season (November - March), the morning and afternoon are goo...

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Cao Dai Temple in the Tay Ninh Holy See

toa thanh temple

There are over 10 official religions in Vietnam, and Caodaism is an indigenous one. Constructed in the holy land, Toa Thanh Temple (or as some called: "Cao Dai Temple", but its official name is Toa Thanh Temple) has stood vividly as a headquarter, a home of Caodaists, and an important religious place in Vietnam. About Cao Dai Religion Caodaism, or ...

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Is it Worth to Sign up for Free Tours in Ho Chi Minh City?


You are planning to visit Ho Chi Minh City and wondering what city tours you should take? You have heard so much about them, but still wonder if it is worth to sign up for free tours in Ho Chi Minh City? Read our article and make your decisions. What You Should Know about Free Tours in Ho Chi Minh City Most of the free tours in Ho Chi Minh City is ...

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A City Layout of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)


Previously, we wrote an article on the Overview of Ho Chi Minh City’s 24 districts. Today we’ll reveal Ho Chi Minh City Layout, by districts and popular areas, highlighting the best of Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, the most crowded city in Vietnam. A Brief Ho Chi Minh City Layout - Downtown Districts and Suburban Districts Ho Chi Min...

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Weather in Ho Chi Minh City


Vietnam is divided into 3 different regions (North, Central, and South) blessed with distinctive weather making each part of the country charming in its own way. Located in the south with amazing heritages and mixed cultures of east and west, Ho Chi Minh City is a popular destination for tourists and backpackers because of its tropical weather. Ho ...

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A Guide to Shopping in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)


Besides visiting historical landmarks, shopping is also an interesting thing to do that can help you understand more about the lifestyle of people in Saigon. So let's get insights about the fanciest shopping malls, the shopping streets, as well as the crowded local markets in the city. 1/ Shopping Malls in Saigon Full Guide: Top Shopping Malls in H...

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Do You Really Need Travel Insurance When Visiting Vietnam?


Traveling abroad, especially to a faraway country, can entail a lot of fears, after moments of hysterical excitement. A wide swath of scenarios can pop up in your mind: lost luggage and belongings, flight delays, ailments or allergies during the trip, and so on. What underlies these fears are the frustration of paying unexpected hefty sums way over...

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Go Vap District in Ho Chi Minh City


Each district of Ho Chi Minh City its a different charm. As for Go Vap District, it has been reputed as a vibrant area with continuous housing and business development for those who seek investment opportunities. Map of Go Vap District's Attractions: Go Vap District Overview Go Vap District has been highly urbanized since the 1980s and now it is st...

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Business Meetings Tips in Vietnam


Business meeting in Vietnam is a crucial custom that leads to successful deals in commercial trades and contracts. Provided that you would like to be involved in the Vietnamese business, it is vital to familiarize yourself with some formal etiquette known as the business meeting tips. General Arrangement of Business Meetings in Vietnam Whenever it ...

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Try These Dishes on Your Saigon Food Tour


On your Saigon food tour, you will not only find food signatures of Southern Vietnam but also get to try specialties from other regions as well. As a hub of Vietnamese culture in the south, Saigon is also the place where you can find dishes of any region in Vietnam. Most of the famous Southern Vietnam dishes are from the Mekong Delta or the southwe...

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District 12 in Ho Chi Minh City


When coming to District 12, you can see the contrast between the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, like District 1 and District 3, and a peaceful area. Unlike the other destinations in Ho Chi Minh City, this area mainly attracts tourists thanks to its outdoor activities, which can be hard to find in other crowded districts.  Map of District 12's Attr...

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Cho Quan Church in Ho Chi Minh City


Most people know of the Notre Dame Cathedral - arguably the most famous church in Ho Chi Minh City. Surprisingly, Notre Dame Cathedral is not the most ancient one in the city. In fact, Cho Quan Church is the most ancient church in Ho Chi Minh City and is located in Chinatown.  A Brief History of the Church In the 1700s, a large numbe...

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Popular Night Clubs in Ho Chi Minh City


In recent years, Ho Chi Minh does not fail to disappoint in the nightlife entertainment scenes, especially with the numerous trendy sky bars and fancy night clubs popping up as a result of the city’s rapid development into a metropolitan. If you get a chance to visit this lively city, take some time to stop by some of these popular night club&...

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Cu Chi District in Ho Chi Minh City


Away from the busy Ho Chi Minh City center, in the suburbs, Cu Chi District associates closely to Mother Nature along with the dark history of the Vietnam War and the infamous underground tunnels. However, as soon as you step into this region, you could feel the hospitality of the Cu Chi residents and see beautiful rice paddies.  Cu Chi Distri...

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An Introduction to Ho Chi Minh City


Most tourists traveling to Vietnam always add Ho Chi Minh City (region code: 028) to their bucket list. The impressions of travelers when they come to the 300-year-old city are the abundant choices of delicious street foods and the millions of motorbike madness zooming around the city. Here are some facts about Ho Chi Minh City that you s...

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