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Tan Dinh Market Review

In the years of development and integration, dynamics cities like Ho Chi Minh City are packed with high-end shopping malls and the city gradually becomes a shopping paradise to locals and foreign visitors coming from every corner around the world. However, to some people, the local markets are the best highlight of Vietnam as a whole and parts of V...
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Guest — Eliza Borney
It's better to visit the market at night rather than daytime, lots of amazing street food to try there
Saturday, 22 February 2020 17:30
Guest — Adrian
This market just near the fabric street, I think it is just the opposite of it, wow what a selection of patterns and choices. I go... Read More
Sunday, 27 October 2019 12:41

What You Should Know About Vietnamese Superstitions

Despite the fact that there is disapproval of superstitious practices from the government, most Vietnamese still have strong deep-rooted beliefs in superstitions that were set by our ancestors long ago. These Vietnamese superstitions not only reflect in our traditions, culture, day to day life but to the extent that they can also dictate from which...
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Guest — Dorian Mamrie
Hey your article is pretty cool. I'm visiting my Vietnamese friend's family and it is very important to know about this
Saturday, 22 February 2020 17:31
Guest — Mona Figueroa
interesting information about the vietnamese culture
Thursday, 30 January 2020 11:31
Guest — Osman Reeve
Wow, should I visit a Vietnamese family during the new year holiday?
Tuesday, 08 October 2019 11:33

Things to do in Saigon at Night

The scorching heat of Saigon can shy people away from day-time activities, and we bet you’re looking for some night fun to make up for the lost time. That’s why we have wholeheartedly assembled the best choices to relish the night in Saigon for you and your beloveds. Rest assured that, from food choices to recreational spots, the things to do in Sa...
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I really enjoyed trying local food for my night tour with Tam. Looking forward to traveling with you guys more when I'm in Saigon... Read More
Saturday, 22 February 2020 17:33
Guest — Andre Greer
the night tour was lovely, tried so many delicious food
Saturday, 26 October 2019 13:33

Why do many Vietnamese have the Nguyen surname

The pie chart shows the proportions of the popular surnames in Vietnam according to a research in 2005. Most of them are the family names of dynasties in Vietnamese history.Have you ever heard or known a person who has Nguyen as a family name? On the international scale, it is a tip to identify people of Vietnamese descent. But why do nearly 40% of...
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District 8 in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City isn’t just all about the fancy downtown districts like District 1 and District 3. Let us introduce you to District 8, a less touristy area yet an intriguing one among the 24 districts of Ho Chi Minh City. Get to know how life is at the meeting spot of the old and the new and what to do when in District 8.District 8 OverviewSprawlin...
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I love your travel guides
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 16:09
Guest — Santana Pruz
I thought tours in HCM would just be around the central areas, so I requested to see a more authentic side of the locals. Coming h... Read More
Saturday, 04 January 2020 17:40
Guest — Robbie
Our group came here with the company's guide and it was very off the beaten path. This is a place you can visit for more local act... Read More
Saturday, 26 October 2019 14:38

What to See in Dan Sinh Market in District 1

Address: 104 Yersin, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1How to get there: Dan Sinh Market or Dan Sinh Neighborhood is surrounded by 4 streets: Yersin, Nguyen Thai Binh, Nguyen Cong Tru, and Ky Con, with an area of more than 5,000 square meters.The map of Dan Sinh MarketLocated right at the center of District 1, Dan Sinh Market is a convenient spot th...
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nice place to learn about the local lifestyle
Saturday, 26 October 2019 14:03
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An Introduction to Vietnam: Top Tours in Vietnam for First-time Travelers

With mouth-watering local cuisines, enchanting natural landscapes, together with the nation’s rich history, charming tradition and culture, Vietnam has gained its worldwide reputation as one of the top choices for a travel destination. It could be overwhelming for new travelers to pick out which tourist attractions are the must-sees, and thus we ha...
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Guest — Danny Chanlor
Good to know. Lots of things to learn about to visit Vietnam
Tuesday, 10 March 2020 17:51
Guest — Hilary Grey
Ho Chi Minh City is a great first stop to learn about Vietnamese culture and lifestyle
Monday, 06 January 2020 13:45
Guest — Ralph Ruiz
the city tour was great to learn about the city
Saturday, 26 October 2019 15:24

Tan Phu District in Ho Chi Minh City

If you want to have more local experiences in Ho Chi Minh City, Tan Phu District is a place where you could actually encounter how Saigonese work, shop, and live daily. Moreover, this district could attract you with many appetizing cheap street foods and interesting attractions.Map of Tan Phu District's Attractions:Tan Phu District OverviewTan...
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Guest — Amira
Isn't the airport located in this district?
Saturday, 26 October 2019 14:54
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District 7 in Ho Chi Minh City

As a developing district with a great number of impressive new buildings, high-standard apartments, and various high-end services, District 7 is a worth-exploring place on your luxury tours. If you have a chance to visit District 7 on your Ho Chi Minh City trip, this is what you can expect.Map of District 7's Attractions:District 7 OverviewDistrict...
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Guest — John Bennett
lots of international restaurants here, especially Korean restaurants, so this is a nice area to plan a fancy dinner
Monday, 06 January 2020 14:03
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Vietnamese Gifts Etiquettes

The Vietnamese are well-known for being open-minded, so it shouldn't be a daunting quest to find and give them presents. Gifts etiquettes in Vietnam probably go similarly to any other places in the world: What is the occasion? and What are the receiver's hobbies and interests?. Nonetheless, these Vietnamese gifting etiquettes below w...
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Guest — kathy
is giving alcohol ok?
Thursday, 07 November 2019 00:20
Guest — Long Khun
definitely, Vietnamese loves all kinds of alcohol
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 19:54

Ong Pagoda - Nghia An Assembly Hall in District 5

Ho Chi Minh City is considered as a cosmopolitan city since it is a combination many cultures. In particular, the most prominent is the development of the Chinese community, especially Trieu Chau people (Chaozhou). For over 100 years, ethnic Chinese brought along their cultural heritage from their fatherland to Southern Vietnam, in which General Qu...
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Vietnamese Family Meals - North, Central, South

Family meals are the soul of Vietnamese culture, and they are regarded as something spiritual and so sacred to a country with over 4,000 years of history. Whatever kind of food, the family members always feel a cozy and respectful atmosphere when joining a meal. Meals help to connect people and show the best values.Wherever we get homesick, we...
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It was so pleasant being invited to a Vietnamese meal, everyone was so nice and welcoming despite the language barrier. Huge perk... Read More
Monday, 06 January 2020 15:43
Guest — Marion Cain
Thanks for the article, can recommend some places to try the family meals?
Saturday, 26 October 2019 13:57

Bach Dang River Bus to Thu Duc District

Want to cruise down the Saigon River on your travel? Check out the Bach Dang river bus to Thu Duc, a pilot for a new kind of public transportation in Ho Chi Minh City to reduce the traffic load on the streets. It is currently the only route of the river bus, so if you are looking for convenient transportation, this type is not recommended. However,...
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Saigon Food Streets

When in Vietnam, you can find incredibly stunning dishes in both big fancy restaurants and street-side eateries. Good food permeates every district, neighborhood, and alleys of the country. Below is the rundown of these food streets in Saigon that have become well-known among food lovers in the city1. Vinh Khanh Street - District 4How to get h...
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The Vinh Khanh Street has a lot of little shops where you have to sit on a stool. Lots of incredible dishes and cheap beer. I was ... Read More
Thursday, 30 January 2020 11:37
Guest — Jana Sims
Wow, we covered quite a few on the tour
Saturday, 19 October 2019 23:55

Vietnamese Black Chicken

Black chicken has always been a top favorite food of the Vietnamese due to its bold taste and high level of nutrition. Here is our guide on the Vietnamese black chicken. Read more to get to know about this special breed of chicken and where to find it in Ho Chi Minh City.What is the Vietnamese Black ChickenVietnamese black chicken (also called Ga a...
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Bo Kho - Vietnamese Beef Stew

Asian food, especially Vietnamese cuisine, is well known as healthy because of a good amount of vegetables used in the recipe to balance the flavors and the meat of the dish. To anyone who dislikes eating vegetables, Bo kho will change your mind of tasting these green in Vietnamese cuisine. That is not because there are no vegetables in the fo...
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Phu Tho Hoa - The Unexploited Tunnels in Ho Chi Minh City

Most travelers and even locals just know about the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels as one of the military bases in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) that the Vietnamese soldiers used to fight against their enemies in the Vietnam War. However, there is another secret tunnels system that has only been mentioned by a few travel guide, even though the location of...
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I have a YouTube channel and would like to film the site. Who would I get in touch with to make arrangements to bring some camera ... Read More
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 12:17
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Where to Drink Egg Coffee in Saigon

Some of you might think the idea of combining eggs and coffee quite is strange because of the smell of raw eggs. In fact, only egg yolk is used, and the egg white, which causes the smell, is not included in the coffee cup. The egg coffee has a creamy and sweet flavor of the egg yolk and milk, supplemented by the bitter aftertaste of strong coffee. ...
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Guest — Ellie
I tried the egg coffee and it turned out better than I thought. Would recommend this.
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 15:53
Guest — Shaun Coleman
Your site is really nice to learn about the Vietnamese food
Saturday, 26 October 2019 14:33
Guest — Alessio Oliver
Best egg coffee ever
Tuesday, 08 October 2019 11:41

Public Bus Transportation in Ho Chi Minh City

There are many types of transportations in Ho Chi Minh City that you can choose from to get around the city. With over 100 routes, the public bus is one of the cheapest type of transportations to explore the city on a budget. Check out our guide below to know how to catch the bus and some popular routes to famous attractions Ho Chi Minh City.BOOK Y...
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I have been using the public bus system in HCMC for the last 3 years. I have no complaints. To me it is a great way to explore thi... Read More
Friday, 12 February 2021 11:09
Guest — Sam Johan
If you travel around the city center, choose the blue bus if possible. Much less crowded and it is air-conditioned. I use the bus ... Read More
Saturday, 15 February 2020 15:37
Guest — Alice Mourey
I use the bus to go to my office in district 1 every day. I feel like getting through the busy streets on your own is too stressfu... Read More
Saturday, 04 January 2020 17:37

Top Vietnamese Karaoke Bars in Ho Chi Minh City

Karaoke came to Vietnam in the 1990s and became a well-liked type of recreation to Vietnamese until now. Started as an affordable and communal activity, karaoke rapidly made its commercial development and became so favored that there is a range of karaoke bars, from small ones to luxury bars. In big cities like Ho Chi Minh City, karaoke as a busine...
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