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Four Mythical Creatures in the Vietnamese Culture


Four mythical creatures "Tu Linh", which are called Long – Lan – Quy – Phung, are four sacred animals representing the tremendous power of the universe. They are believed to be created from the four main elements including earth, water, fire, and air. Their symbols can often be found in Vietnamese sculptures in pagodas, temples, cemeteries, and loc...

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District 10 in Ho Chi Minh City


As a district near the city center, District 10’s economics is growing, but the lifestyle of locals is still the same. Join us in finding out what to do, what to see, and where to eat in this district. Map of District 10's Attractions: District 10 Overview The land which is now named District 10 was a deserted place between two big cities in Southe...

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What is the Capital of Vietnam

hcm-mausoleum-capital-of-vietnam Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi

Keeping an ageless charm through centuries, Hanoi - the capital of Vietnam is famous not only for the Old Quarter with narrow and crowded streets but also for the nostalgic feeling that it brings. While Saigon is a young and modern city, the ancient Hanoi is still a true beholder of history. Location of Hanoi and How to Get There Located on the ban...

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What is Morning Glory?

morning-glory Morning glory and baby shrimp salad

Vegetables and herbs are an irreplaceable part of Vietnamese main meals. Thanks to the tropical climate, Vietnam has many different kinds of green which make the cuisine more colorful and nutritious. And morning glory is one of the most mentioned names on the must-try vegetables and is often seen in restaurants' menus when you come to Vietnam. The ...

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How to Send a Package from Vietnam


Sending a package has always been a common issue among foreign visitors when traveling to or residing in Vietnam. There are many trustworthy delivery names including Vietnam Post, DHL, and Viettel Post, which can fulfill your demands. Have a look at how to send a package from Vietnam below. Mail and Parcel Shipment in Vietnam Vietnam Post Being a m...

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Huyen Sy Church in Ho Chi Minh City


More than a hundred year from the establishment date, Huyen Sy Church (also called Cho Dui Church) is still considered as one of the best attractions in Ho Chi Minh City that you should visit once. Named after the founder of the church, Huyen Sy Church has, every now and then, been a nostalgic landmark to many people in Ho Chi Minh City because of ...

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Saigon Local Market: Ba Chieu Market


Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) has a typical lifestyle with lots of local markets in every district where you can enjoy and feel in the most authentic way the atmosphere of bustling but colorful Saigonese daily life and businesses. And one of the best recommendations for anyone who wants to observe how the Vietnamese run their business every day to make...

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Museum of Vietnam History in Ho Chi Minh City


Besides the famous War Remnants Museum which can help you understand the contemporary history of Vietnam, the Museum of Vietnam History in Ho Chi Minh City is the place that can you have a journey way back. In this guide, we will go through each room from the prehistoric period to the present days. About Museum of Vietnam History in Ho Chi Minh Cit...

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Must-try Sticky Rice in Ho Chi Minh City


In Vietnam, there are a bunch of delicious foods which can easily impress and make you fall in love with Vietnamese cuisine. Besides Pho, Banh xeo, Com tam, and Banh mi, top iconic Vietnamese foods known by a lot of people around the world, Vietnamese sticky rice is a must-try local food that you may not know. Learn more about the variety of Vietna...

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Saigon Opera House


Located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon Opera House, which is also known as Saigon Municipal Theater, is one of the most worth-visiting attractions in this city. Together with Saigon Central Post Office and Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Opera House is considered a typical example of French Colonial architecture in Vietnam. About Saigon Oper...

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Vietnam Food Tour: Signature Dishes in Southern Vietnam (Part 3)


Foods in the south of Vietnam are not as complicated in the making as the cuisine of Central and Northern Vietnam. These dishes are often added sugar or coconut juice as sweeteners and used fat from coconut milk. The southern people just need these simple ingredients to combine and create their style of cuisine. Lau mam (Salted Fish Hot Pot) Salted...

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Binh Tay Market in Cho Lon (Ho Chi Minh City)


Binh Tay market, also known as the name Cho Lon Moi (The New Market), has played an important role in Ho Chi Minh City’s residents' daily life. Sitting on Thap Muoi Street, considered as the heart of Chinatown, the Binh Tay Market is the central local market in District 6 and one of the biggest local markets in Ho Chi Minh City. In the 1920s of the...

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What to Expect from Vietnam Luxury Tours


When deciding to make a trip to Vietnam, you will have many options for accommodation, transportation, and activities at different price ranges. Most people often associate Vietnam travel with budget and backpacker's tours because of the low prices in Vietnam compared to that of developed countries like Singapore, Japan, and the US. However, there ...

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Vietnamese Food Tour: What to Eat in Central Vietnam (Part 2)


The central of Vietnam is the area with extreme climate and barren. Therefore, the ingredients such as meat and vegetable are not really diversified. People in Central Vietnam prefer salty and spicy dishes. Sometimes, they even consider whether a dish is good or not based on whether this dish is spicy enough or not. Banh Khoai or Banh Xeo Mien Trun...

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How Vietnamese Fish Sauce is Made


Fish sauce has been a part of Vietnamese cuisine for a long time. It is usually called as “Nuoc mam” by the locals. In Vietnamese kitchens, Nuoc mam is an essential spice to make the flavor of some food more tasteful and appetizing. At first, you may find the smell of Vietnamese fish sauce a bit pungent, but once you get used to it, you will defini...

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Xa Loi Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City


Xa Loi Pagoda is a landmark in Ho Chi Minh City with a combination of modern architecture and national culture. This pagoda is known not only for its typical architecture of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) but also as a mark of the Buddhist struggle against the dictatorship of Ngo Dinh Diem, which discriminated and repressed the religion. Besides, this p...

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Phu Nhuan District in Ho Chi Minh City


What is the quickest getaway from Ho Chi Minh City’s Center? Come to Phu Nhuan District, only 10 minutes away, and you can experience and learn more about the daily life of locals as well as try different cuisine they have to offer. It is a central district, but you can still find it less hustling but no less exciting than District 1. Map of Phu Nh...

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Shopping Malls in Ho Chi Minh City


Besides valuable traditional culture, Ho Chi Minh City is always good at urbanizing and adapting to new trends. The more modern the city becomes, the more shopping malls it has. Ho Chi Minh City is known as the “shopping paradise” of Vietnam thanks to these malls. Coming to these malls, you will enjoy not only the shopping leisure but also the nice...

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Vietnam at a Glance


Vietnam has become one the most worth-visiting Asia countries for international travelers thanks to several breathtaking landscapes, sun-drenched beaches, and ancient culture. Have a look at the overview of Vietnam and our suggestions for what to expect on Vietnam travel. About Vietnam Located in Southeast Asia, Vietnam calls to visitors’ mind stre...

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Why You Should Try Sugarcane Juice in Vietnam


Sugarcane juice is known as a refreshing juice in Vietnam. You will find it the perfect choice to slake your thirst. Besides Vietnamese coffee, it is the top choice for locals and visitors from all over the world. Why it is famous and why should you try sugarcane juice in Vietnam? Here are the reasons why. Sugarcane Juice is Nutritious Sugarca...

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