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NGOs in Vietnam

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In recent years, NGOs or Non-governmental Organizations in Vietnam (Tổ chức Phi Chính phủ) have been growing more than just material help for the need but also include the transfer of experience and technology know-how. Types of NGOs in Vietnam One of the main focuses of Vietnam, as a developing country, is to raise the living standard of peop...

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What to Expect From Vietnamese Massage Techniques

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Each country has its unique massage methods, and so does Vietnam. The art of massage in Vietnam has extended outside the country, and now spas all over the world offer their own massage inspired by and drawing from Vietnamese techniques, and vise versa. No matter what type you pick, going in for your first massage can be nerve-racking. When somebod...

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The Last Helicopter Out of Saigon

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It was the beginning of the end of the long and exhausting Vietnam War. The People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN) was marching towards the South. The Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) was faltering. America, which had predicted the collapse of the South Vietnamese government, was in preparation for evacuating American diplomats, staff, and employees...

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Endangered Species in Vietnam

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Vietnam’s lush green nature is home to many exotic species in the world. Unfortunately, some of them are on the brink of extinction due to illegal hunting and polluted environment. Have look at some of the endangered species in Vietnam and how you can take action. Saola - ~50 individuals left Saola has long horns that point to the back Also known a...

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How to Distinguish Male and Female Vietnamese Names

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Tâm, a common given name for both boys and girls in Vietnam, meaning "the heart" but can be understood as a person with dedication Vietnamese parents give meaningful names to their boys and girls with certain hopes. Names in Vietnam often embody beauty in nature, like flowers and mountain trees, or a desirable feminine or masculine characteristic. ...

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Common Vietnamese Vegetables

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In Vietnam, people love eating different kinds of vegetables. One of the reasons is that vegetables contain many vitamins and nutrients good for health. Moreover, the taste and fragrance of each vegetable make the dishes more flavorful. In almost every Vietnamese dish, you will find certain types of greens that are either part of the main ingredien...

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Cryptocurrencies in Vietnam

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Image source: flyerdiaries.com 2017 was a good year for BitCoin and other cryptocurrencies. This has led to a massive interest among Vietnamese, and thus an increasing number of imported cryptocurrencies mining hardware and cryptocurrencies transactions as an investment in Vietnam. However, the heat of excitement was soon cooled down as crypto...

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Vietnamese Silk

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Besides China and India, the major silk producers of the world, Vietnamese silk has also secured its place among the world’s top-quality silk products. Find out the history, the making of Vietnamese silk and how to tell authentic silk from a fake one. The Prestige of Vietnamese Silk - a History of Vietnamese Silk Ma Chau silk village in Duy Du...

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Legal Age in Vietnam

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Legal age is the age at which people have full legal rights and take responsibility for their own actions. Each social field has a different age limit which is regulated by law, and all the citizens have to conform to it. The legal age in Vietnam is different from that in many other countries in some cases. It is necessary that you know about this ...

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Can I Visit Ho Chi Minh City by Myself?

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In recent years, solo travel has been a new trend among youngsters. This is not only a chance for people to explore the world but also a time for each one to reflect on themselves. Let’s travel to Saigon by yourself! Find out: How to get to Ho Chi Minh City Is it Safe to Visit Ho Chi Minh City by Myself? In terms of politics, Vietnam is among the c...

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Dental Tourism in Vietnam on the Rise

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An intimidating trip to the dentist and a delightful vacation seem to be an odd combination, but you’d be surprised at the accelerating trend of dental tourism in Vietnam which welcomes numerous tourists from all over the world annually for both medical reasons and traveling experiences. Check out also: What makes Vietnam different from other South...

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Vietnam's Population

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Vietnam is the 15th populous country in the world Vietnam’s Population in 2018 Following the estimations of the United Nation as of Wednesday, November 7, 2018, Vietnam’s population is up to 96,820,684. Vietnam’s population accounts for 1.26% of the total world population. Vietnam’s population in many years (unit: people) Vietnam is the 15th populo...

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Battle of Dien Bien Phu 1954

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Dien Bien Phu is a mountainous area, about 500 km to the west of Hanoi, 250 km to the southwest of Sapa, bordering with Laos. It is one of the historical lands of Vietnam, marking an important victory of Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1954 against the French army, leading to the end of the first Indochina War. That is what went down to history a...

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What to Know about the Internet and Communications in Vietnam

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In recent years, Vietnam is considered one of the fast-growing markets regarding the internet and communication. Internet and communication packages in Vietnam are very popular and not expensive, especially in the urban area. You might find it a little bit harder to get connected to the internet in the rural area; however, this is improving, and so...

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Agent Orange and the Aftermath of the Vietnam War

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The past has gone, but its traces are still present in Vietnam today. It may be to your surprise, but the devastating effects of the Vietnam War continue to torture many Vietnamese both physically and mentally long after its end in 1975. And a large part of that devastation comes from a type of defoliant called Agent Orange. What is The Agent Orang...

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Who Invented the Vietnamese Alphabet

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Many people believe that it was Alexandre de Rhodes, a French Jesuit missionary, who invented the Vietnamese alphabet. However, more recent research proved that Francisco de Pina, a Portuguese priest, and missionary, was the first inventor of the Vietnamese alphabet. The Formation of the Vietnamese Alphabet In the early 17th century, a Christian co...

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Vietnam's Strategy on Climate Change and How You Can Help

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Global climate change is triggering global warming every day, resulting in serious consequences such as melting icebergs, rising sea levels, rainstorms, floods; even natural disasters or large-scale devastation such as earthquakes, tsunamis, droughts, etc. All of these factors have been causing a shortage of food and an increase in disease in ...

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Vietnamese Government

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According to Vietnam’s Constitution, the Vietnamese government is a combination of law-governed state and socialist government. Here is an overview of Vietnam's government. Capital: Hanoi Independence: September 2nd, 1945 National Colors: red, yellow Ruling Party: Communist Party of Vietnam Governance: Political Bureau (14 members), ...

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Best Vietnamese Movies

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One of the best ways to learn about a country’s culture is to watch their films. Below are 5 best Vietnamese movies that would show the normal life of Vietnamese people in different eras. Read also: What to know about Vietnamese culture Mui Du Du Xanh (The Scent of Green Papaya) Director: Tran Anh HungRelease year: 1993 (released in the US, not in ...

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Volunteer in Vietnam

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After the wars have passed, regions in Vietnam are still suffering from tragic effects from the wars such as poverty, health problems, deformities, and sluggish economic growth. A huge effort and help are the most necessary things right now to give many Vietnamese a better life. Nowadays, the chance to join a volunteer in Vietnam is not limited to ...

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