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What You Should Know About Vietnamese Superstitions

Despite the fact that there is disapproval of superstitious practices from the government, most Vietnamese still have strong deep-rooted beliefs in superstitions that were set by our ancestors long ago. These Vietnamese superstitions not only reflect in our traditions, culture, day to day life but to the extent that they can also dictate from which...
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Guest — Dorian Mamrie
Hey your article is pretty cool. I'm visiting my Vietnamese friend's family and it is very important to know about this
Saturday, 22 February 2020 17:31
Guest — Mona Figueroa
interesting information about the vietnamese culture
Thursday, 30 January 2020 11:31
Guest — Osman Reeve
Wow, should I visit a Vietnamese family during the new year holiday?
Tuesday, 08 October 2019 11:33

LGBT Travel in Vietnam

LGBT tourism is no longer a controversial topic in today’s modern societies. In Vietnam, homosexuality has increasingly received public awareness, especially among young people in recent years.Commonly Asked Questions for LGBT Travelers in VietnamIs Vietnam friendly and safe for LGBT Travelers?Yes. Although the older generation in Vietnam still has...
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Guest — Freya
You have many useful information on your website, and great to see LGBT mentions. Way to go!
Sunday, 27 October 2019 12:10
Guest — Carl Hicks
are there any lgbt events in the city
Saturday, 19 October 2019 23:15

Off-the-Beaten-Path in Saigon

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) is a wonderful city to explore not only because of its economic growth and famous attractions but also because there are many urban tales, hidden pagodas, and quiet streets to be discovered. Have a look at some of Saigon’s off-the-beaten-path locations to explore the unseen side of Saigon.For Culture and History Learners i...
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Guest — Charlie Hanz
I love the Other Side tour. It was incredible to see another side of Ho Chi Minh that has not been portraited by the public media ... Read More
Wednesday, 04 March 2020 21:42
Guest — Hazel
You must sign up for their Saigon's Other Side tour! I cannot recommend highly enough! Worth every penny ... Read More
Saturday, 26 October 2019 13:47
Guest — Dominique Rusks
Nice to see a different side of the city
Friday, 11 October 2019 22:50

Vietnamese People: the Different Ethnicity in Vietnam

From the early ages, Vietnamese kids have been told the folktale about Lac Long Quan and Au Co. They had one hundred children and each of them took fifty sons and daughters to different places in our nation and nurtured them. According to this tale, Vietnamese all have the same origin, and we are all brothers and sisters, which makes us have some s...
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Guest — Daina Gamize
I love visiting the villages in the north. I bought some beautiful intricately made fabric as souvenirs at the market
Saturday, 01 February 2020 23:28
Guest — Frances
Great guide and interesting read
Sunday, 27 October 2019 12:55

The Best Temples and Pagodas in Ho Chi Minh City

Visiting religious sites like temples and pagodas has become an important part of Vietnam travel and usually included in many Ho Chi Minh City tours. This guide will list out a few of the best temples and pagodas in Ho Chi Minh City where you can study Vietnamese religions and admire these beautiful and sacred architectures.District 1Jade Empe...
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Guest — Alisha Calderon
Very nice places for some tranquility in the city
Saturday, 05 October 2019 11:39
Guest — Ven Dr Sumedh Thero
Good collection. If i want to interact Vietnam monks where to reside in Hochi Min City that can arranged veg Indian food
Sunday, 23 December 2018 12:26

Vietnamese Spiritual Life

Spiritual life is a complex and varied category about all the things and events that have not been able to be explained by science. Strongly influenced by Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism, many Vietnamese hold a solid belief of the existence of things that humans cannot control such as destiny, time, life after death, karma, reincarnation, and mo...
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Guest — Maria Florence
I went to the temple with you guys and learned so much about the Vietnamese culture, then I came across this article. It was a ple... Read More
Saturday, 09 May 2020 19:38
Guest — Joey Lawson
Nice research and clear information
Saturday, 26 October 2019 15:19

Amazing Street Vendors in Saigon

Vietnam has an intriguing, fascinating and unique cuisine. One important part of Vietnamese cuisine is the vibrant world of street foods. By picking up a piece of street food to consume, you would have also consumed a piece of Vietnam’s culture. Those street foods reflect the richness of Vietnamese cuisine, hold within them the history of a distant...
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Guest — Walter Freddrick
I love the food ladies, always so fun and smiling even though I am not fluent in Vietnamese and they don't speak English at all... Read More
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Guest — Woodrow Holmes
The food tour was delightful, would recommend you guys to my friends
Saturday, 26 October 2019 14:48

Traditional Vietnamese Musical Instruments

Each of the 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam has their own musical instruments, inherited from their ancestors, reflecting their life, rituals, and living environment. It is believed that there are hundreds of Vietnamese musical instruments; some are similar to one another, while some stand out to be known worldwide. In this article, we can only list ou...
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Travel in Vietnam Tips

Traveling in Vietnam can be a real challenge for visitors, especially the ones that have never experienced the tropical climate and did not grow up in Eastern culture. As long as you are well-prepared with all the Vietnam travel tips, your trip would definitely be enjoyable. Breathtaking landscapes, diverse cuisine, and cultural variety are waiting...
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Guest — Jolly Powler
Ho Chi Minh is super travel-friendly. I've always recommend my friends to go there first before visiting other cities
Tuesday, 10 March 2020 17:27
Guest — Robyn Hansen
i Tour really helped me with the advice and suggestions
Saturday, 26 October 2019 15:49

What You Can Learn from Dating a Vietnamese

Being in a relationship with a Vietnamese could bring you valuable insights about the intriguing culture, traditions, cuisines, and lifestyle of the locals. Here are some things that you can learn when dating a Vietnamese.Vietnamese Greeting CultureComparing to western countries, the greeting culture of the Vietnamese tend to be more complex in com...
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I've learned to cook (and love) Vietnamese food for sure
Thursday, 12 March 2020 13:53
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Old Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh: Giac Lam Pagoda

Each religion or sect in Vietnam has its main spiritual center as a gathering site for followers on special occasions. As far as Lam Te Zen, which is a Zen school of Buddhism, is concerned, Giac Lam Pagoda is considered the most important Lam Te Zen place in Southern Vietnam and it is now an attractive religious place to both locals and tourists.Ad...
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Guest — Kenneth Mccarthy
would love to visit here on our next tour
Saturday, 26 October 2019 11:40
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How Vietnamese Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival

The moon has a special place in Vietnamese culture. Vietnam has many holidays, official and unofficial ones. Today we will discuss a holiday where the moon is the main theme, that is the Vietnamese Mid-autumn Festival also known as Trung Thu.The Origin of Vietnamese Mid-Autumn FestivalNobody knows for sure how and when the Vietnamese Mid-autumn Fes...
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A Saigon Adventure on the Back of the Bike


As one of the top cities to visit in Vietnam, Saigon offers many tours around the city. One of which is a Saigon adventure on the back of the bike. What is this tour about and why you should try it? Find your answers in the guide below.Why You Should Do a Saigon Adventure on the Back of the Bike"Saigon" is what people, both locals, and foreigners, ...
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joined the motorbike tour a while ago, all the tour guides were amazing
Saturday, 26 October 2019 14:56
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Cho Quan Church in Ho Chi Minh City

Most people know of the Notre Dame Cathedral - arguably the most famous church in Ho Chi Minh City. Surprisingly, Notre Dame Cathedral is not the most ancient one in the city. In fact, Cho Quan Church is the most ancient church in Ho Chi Minh City and located in Chinatown. A Brief History of the ChurchIn the 1700s, there were a large...
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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 ReligionCaodaism, or Da...
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Caodaism holds great historical and religious values
Saturday, 26 October 2019 12:20
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The Buddhist Crisis of 1963

The foundation of Buddhism philosophical system is centered around humans; Buddhism practitioners believe that mankind is the master of their own faith, and only they can free themselves through practices such as hard work, mindfulness training and being empathetic to others. Because of this, Buddhism is considered to be a practical, scientific, an...
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Guest — Maria Trance
I remember learning about this in our tour. Vietnam history is so fascinating and heartbroken at the same time
Saturday, 22 February 2020 17:21
Guest — Trevor Meza
This is such a heartbroken event
Friday, 10 January 2020 18:28

Festivals and Public Holidays in Vietnam

As an orient country, or, to be more specific, a country in Southeast Asia, Vietnam celebrates the same best times of the year with its neighbors, namely China or Korea, but also has its own. Discover the most popular festivals and public holidays in Vietnam as well as other lesser-known ones.In this article, we break down festivals and public holi...
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Guest — Gabrielle Jarvis
I love the Tet holidays. My Vietnamese friends always invite me to their family to celebrate
Friday, 10 January 2020 17:55
Guest — Rudolph Ferguson
would not be a wise choice to visit the tourist areas in those holidays though, too many people
Saturday, 26 October 2019 13:31

Vietnamese Family Meals - North, Central, South

Family meals are the soul of Vietnamese culture, and they are regarded as something spiritual and so sacred to a country with over 4,000 years of history. Whatever kind of food, the family members always feel a cozy and respectful atmosphere when joining a meal. Meals help to connect people and show the best values.Wherever we get homesick, we...
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It was so pleasant being invited to a Vietnamese meal, everyone was so nice and welcoming despite the language barrier. Huge perk... Read More
Monday, 06 January 2020 15:43
Guest — Marion Cain
Thanks for the article, can recommend some places to try the family meals?
Saturday, 26 October 2019 13:57

Mariamman - A Hindu Temple in Ho Chi Minh City

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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Guest — Ian Hope
I think I drove by this temple in D1. I have to pay a visit now, it seems pretty interesting
Tuesday, 10 March 2020 15:36
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How to Make Incense

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 AlterationsThere are many ways to categorize incense, basing on its smells, shapes, or ingredients. In this article, incense will be divided into two...
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such an amazing article
Saturday, 26 October 2019 14:00
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