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What to Do on Ho Chi Minh Shore Excursions

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On the voyage to travel around the world or Southeast Asia by cruise ships, Ho Chi Minh City is a great destination that will surely bring you an interesting trip. Are you looking for what to see and explore in Ho Chi Minh City shore excursions? Our local guide can help you get a glimpse of what to do on Ho Chi Minh City shore excursions. Your Drop...

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Legal Age in Vietnam


Legal age is the age at which people have full legal rights and take responsibility for their own actions. Each social field has a different age limit which is regulated by law, and all the citizens have to conform to it. The legal age in Vietnam is different from that in many other countries in some cases. It is necessary that you know about this ...

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Festivals and Public Holidays in Vietnam


As an orient country, or, to be more specific, a country in Southeast Asia, Vietnam celebrates the same best times of the year with its neighbors, namely China or Korea, but also has its own. Discover the most popular festivals and public holidays in Vietnam as well as other lesser-known ones. In this article, we break down festivals and public hol...

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Top 5 Casino Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City


Many tourists often choose to gamble at casino hotels in Ho Chi Minh City as a way to relax, try their luck and enjoy modern and comfortable facilities. However, the gambling rules and laws in Vietnam are very strict, and thus, there are not as many casinos as other countries. Moreover, those casinos are all under high control and require prop...

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Nha Be District in Ho Chi Minh City


To the south of Ho Chi Minh City is the location of two suburban districts, Nha Be District and Can Gio District. While Can Gio is an island, isolated from the rest of the city by rivers and ocean, Nha Be District is a busy port with about one-third of its border is with Soai Rap River. If you want to be a Ho Chi Minh City expert explorer, checking...

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Things to Do When Traveling with Kids in Saigon


Traveling with kids could be a wonderful time for the whole family to bond, eat and care for each other, and thus, the family relationships can be tightened. However, this could be much more complex than solo traveling since there are many things that need to be prepared. In this guide, we will share with you some tips to ease your preparation proc...

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Have a Vacation to Vietnam - Why not?


Are you exploring Southeast Asia? Even though there are some similarities in the culture and landscape, each country will leave you different impressions as the combination of people’s lifestyle, culture, history, attractions, and the way these are presented varies from one place to another and from time to time. Besides the popular tourist countri...

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The Fito Museum of Traditional Medicine in Ho Chi Minh City


Being the first and the only one private museum in Vietnam about traditional medicine, Fito Museum has done a great job with rich collections of unique artifacts. Moreover, the whole museum is neat and well-organized with English-speaking staffs. Visiting this museum could offer a great insight into thousands of years of the Vietnamese traditional ...

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Expat Tours in Vietnam


Settling into this Southeast Asian country for quite some time but still, you feel like you haven’t known much about it? If this is the case, then we recommend you try out some expat tours in Vietnam! In this guide, we’ll tell you why you should do so, give you tips on choosing a decent expat tour, and finally present to you a breakdown of must-vis...

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The Buddhist Crisis of 1963


The foundation of Buddhism philosophical system is centered around humans; Buddhism practitioners believe that mankind is the master of their own faith, and only they can free themselves through practices such as hard work, mindfulness training and being empathetic to others. Because of this, Buddhism is considered to be a practical, scientific, an...

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Taking the Trains in Vietnam


The Vietnamese railway system was first established by the French and has been sustainably developed over the years. The train connecting different regions is one of the popular means of transportation in Vietnam for the locals. If you choose the train as a part of your adventure, you can prepare yourself with the following notes on taking trains i...

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Things to Do in Saigon at Day


Saigon is well-known for being extremely vibrant at night with many food streets and clubs, however, the city at day also looks very active with plenty of attractive destinations and historical landmarks. Some Useful Information about Traveling in Saigon Located in the tropical climate, Saigon has two distinct seasons, rainy season (from April to O...

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Binh Chanh District in Ho Chi Minh City


The Vietnamese word for "district" can be either "quan" or "huyen". While "quan" has a fancy, cosmopolitan feel to it, "huyen" gives off more rustic connotations. Binh Chanh falls into the latter category, often referred to as "huyen Binh Chanh". But rather than being a dull countryside, Binh Chanh District harbors great potentials. From unique hom...

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An Dong Market in Ho Chi Minh City


An Dong Market is another popular market after Ben Thanh Market and Cho Lon in Ho Chi Minh City. This market is located in the Chinatown area and has served many shop owners of boutiques and local customers in the city since it was built. This is also a special local landmark where tourists rarely know about to explore and visit. Our local gui...

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Agent Orange and the Aftermath of the Vietnam War


The past has gone, but its traces are still present in Vietnam today. It may be to your surprise, but the devastating effects of the Vietnam War continue to torture many Vietnamese both physically and mentally long after its end in 1975. And a large part of that devastation comes from a type of defoliant called Agent Orange. What is The Agent Orang...

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What to Expect from Your First Time in Vietnam


The dynamic cities, the pristine beaches, and incredible food attract many tourists from every corner of the world to discover Vietnam. There are wonderful things waiting for you ahead and they will definitely make your journey a meaningful adventure. As a tourist coming to Vietnam for the first time, you can expect many surprising things besides g...

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Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden


Established over 150 years ago, the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden is one of the oldest zoos in the world. This place is a historical and iconic landmark of the Ho Chi Minh City with wide collections of rare animals and plants. Some of them are on the list of the high risk of extinction. This place is also a familiar destination for city dwellers,...

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Ho Chi Minh Campaign Museum


The main entrance of Ho Chi Minh Campaign Museum Built in the early 20th century by a French architect, during the time Republic of Vietnam, the building was used as a college for military defense. It was not until 1986 that the Ho Chi Minh Campaign Museum was established, with the purpose of preserving and exhibiting important historical artifacts...

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How to Get a Vietnam Visa on Arrival - VOA


For those interested in traveling to Vietnam, do not let the visa application discourage you making your trip. The good news is that the internet has facilitated the visa process significantly. Therefore, getting a Vietnam visa is getting easier. However, there are three ways to get the visa, and it could be easily mistaken for one another. In this...

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Different Types of Vietnamese Cold Cuts

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Did you know? The world-famous "banh mi" of Vietnam (or Vietnamese sandwiches) has another name that is pretty popular among locals - "banh mi cha lua". That suffices to say how important "cha lua" is in the making of "banh mi". This article will give you a full reveal of not only the powerful "cha lua" but also the bountiful varieties of "cha" (Vi...

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