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Ao Dai Museum in Ho Chi Minh City


To Vietnamese culture, ao dai is a symbol as kimono to Japan or hanbok to Korea. On January 22nd, 2014, the Ao Dai museum in Ho Chi Minh city was officially opened as a result of the 10-year dream and effort of designer-artist Le Si Hoang to honor the crucial role of ao dai. Since then, the museum has established a name for itself among must-visit ...

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Khanh An Monastery - The Japanese Temple in Ho Chi Minh City


Address: 1055/3D Quoc lo 1A, An Phu Dong Ward, District 12 Opening hours: 5 AM - 12 PM, 1:30 PM - 8:30 PM (or open until 10 PM on repentance night and big Buddhist occasions) Notes for visitors: The general rules when going to any temples or pagodas in Vietnam are to: dress moderatelyput your shoes outside of the hallsno smokingdon’t make loud nois...

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Christmas in Vietnam


In countries with the majority of the population is Christian, especially the West, Christmas is an important event. And thanks to the globalization, Christmas is becoming more and more popular in Eastern countries like Vietnam. If you happened to be in Vietnam at the end of a year, here is how you can join the local to celebrate Christmas in Vietn...

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Family Outings in Ho Chi Minh


Making plans for your family outing in Ho Chi Minh City? With numerous types of activities from visiting famous historical and cultural sites, exploring zoos, parks, and museums to learn and enjoy some peaceful moments in the garden cafes, or be adventurous riding on the back of the bikes, you can definitely find activities that are suitable for yo...

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Best Historical Sights in Ho Chi Minh


Since the 17th century, Ho Chi Minh City has witnessed and experienced the ruling of the Nguyen Dynasty, the come and go of the French colonization, the establishment of the Republic of Vietnam, and the world-shaking Fall of Saigon in 1975. The city has a lot to tell, and what’s a better way to listen to it than by visiting historical sights in Ho ...

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1st Time in Ho Chi Minh City: What to Do


In a city of 2,061.4 sq km, divided into 24 districts, there are so many things you can explore. From admiring architectures, learning history, culture, and trying new foods and adventures, you can find them all in Ho Chi Minh City. Here are our suggestions for what to do in the 1st time in Ho Chi Minh City. Get on Motorcycle Tours in Ho Chi Minh C...

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1 Day Walking Itinerary in Cho Lon (Chinatown of Ho Chi Minh City)


Amid the modern dynamic city of Ho Chi Minh, you can still find a quaint old town with charisma, Chinatown Cho Lon of Ho Chi Minh City. Dating back to the 18th century, the Chinatown of Ho Chi Minh with its majestic temples and appealing residences is definitely worth a visit. Getting around the city on vehicles can be a challenge and a hassle, so ...

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Vespa Tour in Ho Chi Minh


As of 2017, Ho Chi Minh City has 7.6 million motorbikes. By now, this number must have risen substantially. The ‘’organized chaos’’ view of motorbikes flowing on Ho Chi Minh City streets can be peculiarly frightening for many but strangely fascinating for some. What we believe is that one of the most indigenous and fun ways to explore Ho Chi Minh C...

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Get off the Tourist Trails in Saigon


Saigon is an active, fast-growing city which has been an attractive tourist destination for anyone who has a chance to visit Vietnam. If you are looking for ways to get off the tourist trails in Saigon, read our recommendations for some attractions that are worth a visit and check out our Saigon’s other side tour. These sites can help you uncover t...

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Tao Dan Park in District 1


Ho Chi Minh City is one of the most developed cities in Vietnam. Together with its fast growth rate, more and more constructions appear, and the number of personal vehicles increases constantly. Every inch of green space becomes more precious. Therefore, Tao Dan Park, an open park in the central district of the city, is frequently visited by many c...

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Day Trip to Can Gio: Worth it or Skip it?


You have a day free and are wondering where to spend your precious day? Why not try a day trip to Can Gio? Although Can Gio is not a famous destination when mentioning Ho Chi Minh City travel, it is still worth it to have a day trip to Can Gio. In this guide, we will tell you why. How to Get to Can Gio for a Day Trip Can Gio is just about 50 km awa...

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Ton Duc Thang Museum


There are many museums in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) and in Vietnam as a whole. Each has its own theme, its own flair, and its own meaning. For today, the museum this article will cover is the Ton Duc Thang Museum. Introduction to Ton Duc Thang Museum First of all, you can’t talk about this museum without mentioning Ton Duc Thang – the namesake of t...

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Water Puppet Theatres in Vietnam


If you come across a question about what a must-watch show in Vietnam, the answer might always be water puppet show. While puppet dancing is popular all over the world, water puppet only exists in Vietnam. Thus, there is no reason to drop by water puppet theatres in Vietnam if you have a chance to visit our country. Some Water Puppet Theatres in Vi...

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Vietnamese Cooking Classes - What to Expect


Vietnamese foods are famous for its delightful taste as well as healthy ingredients. Some of them are really easy to master like fresh spring roll (Goi cuon) or Canh chua (sour soup) if you have the ingredients available. Some would be more challenging as it requires patience and skills like Pho and Banh xeo. Another thing about Vietnamese dis...

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Musulman Mosque in Ho Chi Minh City


The Muslim population of Vietnam is utterly modest, but there are around a dozen mosques in Ho Chi Minh City, scattered across downtown districts. Read our guide to know more about Islam in Vietnam, Islam in Ho Chi Minh City, why so few Vietnamese follow this globally popular religion, and what is special about an international mosque called Musulm...

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Vietnam's History with Opium


An old picture of the first opium manufacturer in southern Vietnam Opium addiction was a real issue in Vietnamese society during the French colonial period in Vietnam. In fact, one of the first public opium factories of Indochina was in Vietnam at 74 Hai Ba Trung Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. So what is opium, how was it first introduced to...

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Bui Vien and Backpackers’ District in Ho Chi Minh City


Similar to Khao San Road in Bangkok or Pub Street in Siem Reap, Bui Vien and a few nearby streets (Pham Ngu Lao, De Tham, Do Quang Dau) are called the backpackers’ district because this area is filled with many foreign visitors, especially backpackers. There are many inexpensive restaurants with various cuisines from around the world, convenience s...

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Top Museums in Ho Chi Minh City to Visit


Vietnam War remnants, history, arts, and unique cultural heritage are all presented in museums, and Ho Chi Minh City is an ideal place to visit the top museums in Vietnam. Visiting museums might not be of interest to everyone, but for those who love them, they do not fail to disappoint in Ho Chi Minh City.  War Remnants Museum Address: 28 Vo V...

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Best Outdoor Activities in Ho Chi Minh City


Saigon (or Ho Chi Minh City) does not just attract tourists with its special landmarks around the city; there are also various other outdoor activities that you should try once in the city. This guide talks about some best outdoor activities in Saigon that you should try to experience and adventure. Sightsee on Motorbikes Many people love this expe...

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Cao Dai Temple in the Tay Ninh Holy See

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There are over 10 official religions in Vietnam, and Caodaism is an indigenous one. Constructed in the holy land, Toa Thanh Temple (or as some called: "Cao Dai Temple", but its official name is Toa Thanh Temple) has stood vividly as a headquarter, a home of Caodaists, and an important religious place in Vietnam. About Cao Dai Religion Caodaism, or ...

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