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Bun Cha - Hanoi’s Classic in Ho Chi Minh City

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Bun cha or Bun cha Hanoi is known as Kebab rice noodles in English. The dish is thought to have an origin in Northern Vietnam and can be considered one of the specialties of Hanoi cuisine. This authentic dish gets even more popular when President Obama and Chef Anthony Bourdain sit down at a Bun cha store on their business trip to Vietnam. What is ...

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Nhi Phu (Ong Bon) Temple in Ho Chi Minh City

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Religious sites are special features of Vietnam travel. There is a variety of temples and pagodas in Ho Chi Minh City such as Vinh Nghiem Pagoda and Thien Hau Temple. These religious sites have contributed substantially to the holy aspect of the long-established city. That is also the reason why temples are irreplaceable despite changes in city's l...

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Try a Balut - Fertilized Duck Embryo in Vietnam

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Fertilized duck embryo has been very popular in Asian countries like the Philippines, Laos, and Vietnam for a very long time and very famous as a weird food to the world. So this guide is going to explain the reason why balut - fertilized duck embryo in Vietnam is so popular and why you should eat it. What is Fertilized Duck Embryo in Vietnam Ferti...

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What to See at the Cu Chi Tunnels

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The tunnels at Cu Chi is one of the most famous attractions in Ho Chi Minh City that you should visit to understand more about the Vietnam War. A visit to this monument will let you see the living conditions of Vietnamese soldiers during the war and how the tunnels system contributed to the victory of the People's Liberation Armed Forces of South V...

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How to Make Incense

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Incense has been invented and used for a very long time, about 6,000 years ago, yet the types of incense that have been varied widely since then and the process of making it remain very simple. Incense Alterations There are many ways to categorize incense, basing on its smells, shapes, or ingredients. In this article, incense will be divided into t...

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Mariamman - A Hindu Temple in Ho Chi Minh City

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While most of the ancient pagodas and temples in Ho Chi Minh City were originally established by the Vietnamese or the Chinese emigrants, Mariamman Hindu Temple is a special architecture of the Indian culture that was built in the early of the 20th century by the Tamil after they had settled in this area. Beside some famous attractions such as Ben ...

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Chopsticks Etiquettes in Vietnam and Vietnamese Meals

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Each country has its own style of making and using chopsticks. The chopsticks used in Vietnam are often much simpler in comparison to those used in Korea or Japan. The design of chopsticks also varied in Vietnam. To be specific, chopsticks from Northern Vietnam are usually made from bamboo, while chopsticks in the south are usually made from coconu...

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The Russian Market in Ho Chi Minh City

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Markets are the soul of Ho Chi Minh City and they play an important role in people's lives. You can find tons of markets when coming to the city, and the markets differ fundamentally in all kinds of goods. Besides the iconic one like Ben Thanh Market or the traditional local wet market like Ba Chieu Market, Binh Tay Market, and Hoa Hung Market, peo...

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What is Vietnamese Tapioca Noodle Soup

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Vietnamese tapioca noodle soup is called Banh canh in general. The many variations of this dish include Banh canh cua, Banh canh Trang Bang, Banh canh gio heo, and Banh canh Nam Pho. The words Banh canh means tapioca noodles and the rest of the name indicates the cooking style, each of them includes different predominant ingredients, and thus, offe...

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Southern Women's Museum in Ho Chi Minh City

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When you are traveling, it would be a nice idea to stop by Southern Women’s Museum in Ho Chi Minh city since it would showcase how brave women were during the famous Vietnam War, their daily lives, religious beliefs, and a traditional costume, Ao dai. Southern Women’s Museum in Ho Chi Minh city is currently saving 30,431 artifacts, including 929 it...

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Central Vietnam Cuisine: Bun Bo Hue

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Food is a very important part of any culture. Food can tell more than anything else where you come from and the beauty of your homeland. Food helps to preserve cultural identity, and we believe in the great importance of some kinds of food or culinary traditions. Many travelers associate Vietnam with friendly people, stunning landscapes, long palm-...

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How to Get a Motorcycle License in Vietnam

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According to Vietnamese law, when residing in Vietnam, you will need to hold a Vietnam driving license to drive on the roads. And to have it, you can convert your current national driving license to the Vietnam driving license or apply for the test to get one. A motorcycle endorsement is needed if you want to ride the motorcycle. For travelers and ...

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What to Know about Vietnamese Wedding Traditions and Customs

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The wedding is one of the most important traditions of Vietnamese with many customs. Like other countries, this ceremony is also considered the happiest event of one's life. Have a look at What to Know about Vietnamese Wedding Traditions and Customs guide to understand more about Vietnamese weddings. Vietnamese Wedding Ceremonies Proposal Ceremony ...

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Why You Should Try Vietnamese Clay Pot Chicken

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Vietnamese food is already well-known for Pho, Banh mi, and street foods; however, there is another side of Vietnam culinary, the simple dishes that are served in every Viets' family meal. Vietnamese clay pot chicken is one of them. Despite the simplicity of the cooking method, this chicken dish is incredibly tasty and worth trying. What is a Vietn...

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The Best Beaches Near Ho Chi Minh City

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Beaches are among the most popular all-time favorite destinations of many people as they have the power to wash away people’s stresses and strains of modern life. Having immersed yourself in the hustle and bustle of the most dynamic city in Vietnam, making for the beaches may be perfect to help you escape from the traffic jam and daily uneasiness i...

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The Fine Arts Museum in Ho Chi Minh City

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This attraction is one of the hundreds of ancient houses from the French colonial period that have been preserved in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Nowadays, the building is used as the Fine Arts Museum exhibiting many of the most famous artworks representing every Vietnamese historical stage. When visiting here, you will have the chance to admire the ...

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District 6 in Ho Chi Minh City

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District 6 is another part of Cho Lon, the Chinatown in Ho Chi Minh City. Find out in this guide the fun thing you can discover in the district. Map of District 6's Attractions: District 6 Overview Located in the southwest of Ho Chi Minh City, District 6 shares borders with Tan Phu District, Binh Tan District, District 11, District 5, and District ...

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Explore the Markets in Ho Thi Ky Alleys

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Located in District 10, Ho Thi Ky Street has many alleys with different things to do. When speaking of Ho Thi Ky, you may think of the famous, beautiful, and colorful Ho Thi Ky Flower Market. However, there is another market located right next to it where you can try exotic cuisines from Cambodia. This guide will help you explore and find out what ...

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Why Vietnamese Houses are Long and Narrow

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Each country has its own architectural beauty with temples and buildings, but houses will arouse the most interest from anyone who travels to a new culture as they reflect perfectly the locals’ lifestyle. Vietnam can be a great example of tube houses which deserve being the special highlight of your trips. Let’s discover this noted kind of architec...

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Life in Vietnamese Countrysides

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The countrysides in Vietnam have always played an important role in economic development and in preserving the traditions and culture. In Vietnam, wherever you may visit, regardless of region, you always find the precious values that are passed down and maintained by many generations. People in Vietnamese Countrysides Over 60% of the Vietnamese pop...

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