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Phu Tho Hoa - The Unexploited Tunnels in Ho Chi Minh City

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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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Where to Drink Egg Coffee in Saigon

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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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Public Bus Transportation in Ho Chi Minh City

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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 ...

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Top Vietnamese Karaoke Bars in Ho Chi Minh City

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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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What Vietnam is Known for

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There are many things Vietnam is famous for besides it being a Southeast Asian country and a top worth-visiting place due to its ancient history, diverse culture, and quintessential natural landscapes. Check out our list of What Vietnam is Known for and our suggestions for your Vietnam travel. 1. Vietnam War Also known as the Second Indochina War, ...

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5 Things to do on a Ho Chi Minh City Layover

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The Tan Son Nhat International Airport (airport code: SGN) is the biggest in Vietnam, located 8 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City’s center - District 1 making many tourist attractions shopping centers and restaurants accessible for those stuck on short or long layovers. Related Article: Tan Son Nhat Airport Guide Things to do on Ho Chi Minh City Lay...

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District 2 in Ho Chi Minh City

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To locals, District 1 and District 7 are for fancy entertainment and activities, while areas like District 2 used to be a place with little to do. However, things are changing, and many people, both locals and foreign nationals are moving to the district looking for luxurious foods and entertainment. Map of District 2's Attractions: District 2 Over...

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Vietnamese Snack - Grilled Banana

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Street food is a signature of Vietnamese cuisine and lifestyle. It is always something interesting to travelers who have never tried it. The taste and the open air of the space make food on the streets more than just food. The scene of vendors with their street food stalls is common on sidewalks in Saigon, and many Vietnamese snacks become more pop...

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Ky Dong Church in Ho Chi Minh City

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Located in a quiet crossroad in District 3, Ky Dong Church is one of the best local churches that you should pay a visit when coming to Ho Chi Minh City. With a simple design well combined with modern and traditional Roman style, Ky Dong Church will bring you a peaceful feel in the middle of bustling Saigon. How to Get to Ky Dong Church Address:&nb...

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Ho Chi Minh Museum in Ho Chi Minh City

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The location of the museum is close to two other popular attractions, Nguyen Hue Walking Street and Ho Chi Minh City Hall. The locals often call and know Ho Chi Minh Museum by the name "Nha Rong Wharf" because the area used to be a busy wharf when the French army took over Saigon in the 1860s. This building is also one of the ancient French structu...

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Banh Khot - The Mini Rice Pancakes

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Banh khot is a popular dish in South-Central Vietnam. Those who have tried it say that Banh khot really stands out from the rest because of its crispy texture on the outside, blended with the smooth and creamy filling in the middle, and supplemented by the variety of fresh vegetables. All of these tastes combined go well with the sweet-salty dippin...

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Hoc Mon District in Ho Chi Minh City

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Hoc Mon is a tranquil village-style district, but there are a lot of amusement parks, sightseeing, religious sites and historical sites to relieve your stress as well as acquire some historical knowledge. Map of Hoc Mon District's Attractions: Hoc Mon District Overview Hoc Mon District is a suburban district in the Northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, ad...

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Can Gio District in Ho Chi Minh City

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Can Gio is the only coastal district of Ho Chi Minh City and it is located in the Southeast region of the dynamic city. The district is mostly associated with a sensitive ecosystem, the unique mangrove forest and the beautiful beach where you can embrace the sun, sea and the soft sand. Regarded as among the most affordable destinations ever in Ho C...

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Best Things to Do During the Rainy Season in Ho Chi Minh City

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Unexpected rainy days may catch you when you travel to Ho Chi Minh from April to October, but despite the rainy weather, there are still plenty of activities to make your trip memorable. Do you know what they said when you encountered things that far from our control? Make it enjoyable! Instead of a walking or motorbike tour in the sunshine, you ca...

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Top 15 Cities to Visit in Vietnam

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With beautiful forests, bustling streets, white sandy beaches, and delicious street foods, Vietnam deserves to be on every traveler’s bucket list. In this Vietnam guide, we will give you many options to indulge yourself to wander and discover all of the top 15 best cities to visit in Vietnam. 1. Can Tho – The City of Nine-Dragon River Delta As the ...

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Who Invented the Vietnamese Alphabet

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Many people believe that it was Alexandre de Rhodes, a French Jesuit missionary, who invented the Vietnamese alphabet. However, more recent research proved that Francisco de Pina, a Portuguese priest, and missionary, was the first inventor of the Vietnamese alphabet. The Formation of the Vietnamese Alphabet In the early 17th century, a Christian co...

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Best Tour Companies in Ho Chi Minh City

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If Ho Chi Minh City is your next travel destination, you may have a difficult time choosing the right tour for you. There are many tours offering different prices, so it is good things to know how to tell the best tour companies in Ho Chi Minh City. Read the tips in this guide to help you when you make the decision. What Makes the Best Tour Compani...

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Must-Visit Top Art Museums in Ho Chi Minh City

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Ho Chi Minh City is well-known for its rich and diverse culture. It is clearly visible through monuments, historical attractions, and displayed remnants in places like the museums. Coming to these art museums, you will learn more about the history, culture as well as the mindset, and lifestyle of people living in the city. If you have the opportuni...

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What You Should Know Before Getting Tattoos in Vietnam

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Tattoos have been a stigma, a taboo in many cultures, especially in Asian countries where they would often be associated with mafias and bad people. However, the world has changed, and so has Vietnam. These days, along with the booming popularity of tattooing internationally, tattooing in Vietnam is flourishing as well.Now, the obvious choices in V...

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Beautiful Caves in Vietnam

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Being a Southeast Asian country with complex terrains, Vietnam attracts tourists by several magnificent and spectacular caves. Here are the topmost beautiful caves in Vietnam that you should not miss when coming to this beautiful country. Tam Coc - Bich Dong Tam Coc – Bich Dong, which is also known as “A terrestrial Halong Bay”, is one of the nices...

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