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Tan Binh District in Ho Chi Minh City

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Tan Binh District has one of the biggest Vietnam international airports, Tan Son Nhat International Airport, welcoming most overseas travelers and give them the first impression about Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City. Therefore, there are plenty of interesting things to do and eat, such as traditional cuisine and recreational activities. This district ...

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The Lotus Symbol in Vietnamese Culture

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The lotus is an iconic flower of purity and appears in many ancient Asian cultures. This is a kind of special flower that people love and idolize, especially in Buddhist culture. The lotus symbol in Vietnam is the icon of Vietnamese characters and has interesting meanings in various aspects such as the culture, arts, and foods.  Check out our ...

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Vietnamese Snacks and Street Eats

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Street foods are in every corner in Vietnam, a paradise of flavorful and delicious food. Trying the food from vendors and eating them when sitting down on the streets are said to be a must when coming to Vietnam, giving you an unforgettable experience. There are loads of Vietnamese snacks and street eats in the 3 regions, the North, the Center, and...

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District 11 in Ho Chi Minh City

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Among many districts making up the Chinatown in Ho Chi Minh City, District 11 is only second to District 5 in terms of the number of Chinese residing in the city. The culture of the Chinese community in District 11 plays a big part in the locals' daily life. Like other districts in the area, there is no sign to welcome you to the little Chinat...

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Tan Dinh Market Review

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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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What You Should Know About Vietnamese Superstitions

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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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Things to do in Saigon at Night

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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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Why do many Vietnamese have the Nguyen surname

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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% o...

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District 8 in Ho Chi Minh City

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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 Overview Sprawl...

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What to See in Dan Sinh Market in District 1

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Address: 104 Yersin, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1 How 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 Market Located right at the center of District 1, Dan Sinh Market is a convenient spot...

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An Introduction to Vietnam: Top Tours in Vietnam for First-time Travelers

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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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Tan Phu District in Ho Chi Minh City

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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 Overview ...

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District 7 in Ho Chi Minh City

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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 Overview Distr...

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Vietnamese Gifts Etiquettes

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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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Ong Pagoda - Nghia An Assembly Hall in District 5

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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

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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, w...

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Bach Dang River Bus to Thu Duc District

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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

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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 city 1. Vinh Khanh Street - District 4 How to get...

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Vietnamese Black Chicken

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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 Chicken Vietnamese black chicken (also called Ga...

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Bo Kho - Vietnamese Beef Stew

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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 f...

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