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Cho Lon: Chinatown in Ho Chi Minh City

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Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) is famous for the diversity in a cultural combination of different ethnics. Some areas have been established for a couple of centuries, and despite the developed modern world, they still keep their historical aspects reflected in many ways of life. And Cho Lon - the largest Chinatown in Vietnam - is one of the oldest, busi...

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Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

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Eating plant foods instead of animal-based foods is increasingly popular in today’s societies. Coming to Vietnam - a country where Buddhism is the main religion, you can easily find good vegetarian restaurants (nha hang chay) and Vietnamese vegetarian dishes (mon chay) and vegetarian version of most Vietnamese dishes (mon chay gia man) in any major...

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Tan Dinh Church - The Pink Church in Ho Chi Minh City

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Notre Dame Cathedral in downtown Ho Chi Minh City is a famous attraction to many people, but there is another church in Ho Chi Minh City at 289 Hai Ba Trung, District 3 (sitting across Tan Dinh Market) that is also well-known to the locals and travelers alike from all over the world by the name “Pink Church in Ho Chi Minh City”. That is T...

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District 5 in Ho Chi Minh City

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Chinatown is always fascinating to travelers with its cuisine and its colorful lights at night. District 5 in Ho Chi Minh City, a part of Chinatown, won’t disappoint you with a lot of delicious foods and shopping centers. Map of District 5's Attractions: District 5 Overview District 5 has been a part of Cho Lon or Chinatown in Ho Chi Minh City sinc...

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Vietnamese Flower Markets in Ho Chi Minh City

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Besides some local markets where you can buy everything, there are some markets that specialize in selling one kind of goods for the locals like textiles and flowers. You can find quite a few flower markets in Ho Chi Minh City because the flower is one of the products that Vietnamese buy almost every day to decorate their homes and offer to their a...

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3 Local Cheap Eats in Ho Chi Minh City

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There is no doubt that Ho Chi Minh City is a paradise for street foods and cheap eats. In almost every street you can find stalls, vendors selling foods all days, especially in the late afternoon to evening. In this guide, we will have a review of 3 cheap eats in Ho Chi Minh City that many locals opt for. Cheap Eats Styles in Ho Chi Minh City There...

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District 4 in Ho Chi Minh City

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Located next to District 1 - the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, District 4 is a crowded district where you can easily observe the ordinary daily lives of Vietnamese locals. It is also an ideal destination for food-lovers as there is a wide variety of tasty street foods and several wonderful eating streets in District 4. Map of District 4's Attractions:...

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A Guide to Ao dai - Vietnamese Traditional Dress

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From time to time, Ao dai (pronounced: ‘ow yai’) has always been a representative of Vietnamese femininity and the pride of Vietnamese people. The image of Vietnamese women wearing Ao dai has left a beautiful impression on many travelers around the world who visit Vietnam. There are so many things to talk about Ao dai, but in this post, we will sha...

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Vietnamese Tet: What to Do on Tet 2018 (Part 2)

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Many travelers to Vietnam may face some difficulties when coming to the country on Tet holiday because most of the attractions and other businesses are closed to celebrate this event. But don’t worry, it is the good chance for you to have a new experience. Let see how Vietnamese spend their time and what you can do on Vietnamese Tet 2018. Apart fro...

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How to Dial Vietnam Number from Abroad and within Vietnam

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For foreigners to make international phone calls to Vietnam and for expats who just arrived in Vietnam to make phone calls in the country, you will need to know some of the codes of Vietnam. We hope with our guide, you can make these calls easier and can keep in touch with one another all the time around the world. How to Make International Phone C...

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What to Expect from Vietnamese Tet (Part 1)

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Vietnamese Tet or Lunar New Year is the biggest celebration of a year in Vietnamese culture. There are several activities taking place during this time to celebrate Vietnamese Tet. In this guide, you will learn what is Tet, several traditions on this occasion, and what to expect from Vietnamese Tet. What is Vietnamese Tet Vietnamese Tet or Lunar Ne...

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What to Eat on Food Tours in Northern Vietnam (Part 1)

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When discovering Vietnamese foods, you will find a little bit of all the four tastes - salt, sour, sweet, and bitter - combining well with one another creating the unique dish of each region. On the land spreading more than 1,500 kilometers from the North to the South, Vietnam is also blessed with different climates and has diverse sources of ingre...

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Who was Ho Chi Minh?

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Ho Chi Minh played an important role as the leader of Vietnamese revolutions to fight against French colonials and inspired Vietnamese with the hope of independence throughout the war with the American army. In an issue of TIME's top 100 in 1998, he was voted as one of hundred people who affected the world in the 20th century. His achievements and ...

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Motorbike, Scooter, and Vespa Differences

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It is no doubt that motorized vehicles have been an important means of transportation for many decades. And the motorbike is one of the most convenient and popular means of transportation in Vietnam. In many big cities like Ho Chi Minh City, you can find various brands of two-wheelers, such as Honda, Piaggio, Yamaha, Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, Triu...

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i Tour Vietnam's GIVEBACK Program

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What is i Tour Vietnam's GIVEBACK Program? GIVEBACK Program is a community project of i Tour Vietnam. For every tour booked with us, we share some of our profits to help the underprivileged by purchasing any items below: (1) a shirt for an orphan (2) a new set of school supplies for an orphan (3) a meal for the homeless, or (4) a tree It ...

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How to Take Speedboats from Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau

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If you are in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and want to take a day trip to the nearest beach or have a weekend getaway from the busy city, Vung Tau is your destination. And traveling to Vung Tau has never been easier and safer at sea as you get to avoid all of the traffic. Our team of local guides gave this speedboat transport a go, and the process was...

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Places to See in Saigon Half-Day Tour

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Saigon is a well-known modern city with crowded streets and warm hospitality. This city is also famous for historical attractions which mark many milestones of how it changed and grew up through periods of history. In this guide, we will introduce you some of the famous attraction sites you can visit on a limited time schedule. You will not be able...

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Banh Cuon in Ho Chi Minh City

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Ho Chi Minh City is widely known as a Vietnamese street food paradise with a variety of Vietnamese rice-based dishes in which Banh cuon is always a top favorite specialty. It would be incomplete not to try this Vietnamese steamed rice rolls when traveling to Ho Chi Minh City. What is Banh Cuon? Vietnamese Steamed Rice Roll, or Banh Cuon, is a tradi...

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Vinh Nghiem Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

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After more than 10 centuries since Buddhism first came to Vietnam, a lot of temples and pagodas have been built across the country. Besides Jade Emperor Pagoda and Xa Loi Pagoda, Vinh Nghiem Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City is one of the famous and most important pagodas to Buddhism in Vietnam. Read our guide to this beautiful religious attraction and ad...

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How to Bargain in Vietnam?

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Bargain when buying something is fairly common in Vietnam, especially in Vietnamese local markets. For foreign visitors, getting to know how to bargain in Vietnam is worthwhile as it would make it possible for you to get the best price as well as communicate with the native. Here are some useful tips for bargaining in Vietnam. Why You Should Bargai...

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