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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)


Central Vietnam is an area with an 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 Trung Ban...

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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’ minds str...

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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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Cho Lon: Chinatown in Ho Chi Minh City


Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) is famous for its diversity in a cultural combination of different ethnicities. 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, ...

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Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City


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 versions of most Vietnamese dishes (mon chay gia man) in any maj...

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


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


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


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


There is no doubt that Ho Chi Minh City is a paradise for street foods and cheap eats. On almost every street you can find stalls, and vendors selling food every day, 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 T...

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District 4 in Ho Chi Minh City


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

vietnamese-ao-dai-Southern-Women-Museum Ao dai through the centuries

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)


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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