Vietnamese Noodles – Part 1: Pho, Hu tieu and Banh Canh

Vietnam has long been known as the homeland of an overwhelming number of noodles, from the world famous Pho to bowls of Hu Tieu sold every morning on the boats at the floating markets.

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Phan Thiet: the Culture, the Beach, and the Desert

The province, which is named Phan Thiet is harmonized with the great nature and the humanity of Vietnam. The Pacific ocean and the beach welcome you in front of your face, but there is a beautiful desert behind your back, makes great scenery. Read more…


Shopping in Phu Quoc

In Phu Quoc you can easily find either local specialities or popular Vietnamese souvenirs. The most famous out of them are Phu Quoc pearl, pepper, fish sauce and rose myrtle wine.

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Bamboo Crafting in Vietnam

Bamboo crafting is not just making something. Also, bamboo is not just material for products. Bamboo has many similarities to Vietnamese people’s spirit and personalities. There are many villages where whole communities craft bamboo in traditional methods in Vietnam.

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Cloud hunting in Ta Xua: a truly unique adventure

Trekking in Ta Xua is unquestionably a really challenging activity, but has been made way easier lately thanks to the road constructions. Now there are new paths leading pretty near to one of the mountain tops.

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Lakes – The “other beautiful side” of an elegant Hanoi (Part 2)

In the previous blog post, we have introduced the three most famous lakes in Hanoi. In this one, we would like to help discover even more the “water side” of this beautiful capital city.

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Vietnamese folk painting – Hang Trong, Dong Ho & Kim Hoang

Vietnamese folk paintings are a combination of traditional cultural values with ancient artistic methods that have been created through generations. The folk paintings are indispensable ornaments of ancient Vietnamese family at Tet (Lunar New Year) or for worshipping.

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Pu Luong – A piece of serenity

In the rush and crush of modern urban life, the rarities are what we most valued, such as space, silence and time. Some tranquil zones to breathe, some spare time to daydream. You could find these gems in the wilderness of Pu Luong Nature Reserve, where the rice terraces are plenty and the people are few.

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Lakes – The “other beautiful side” of an elegant Hanoi (Part 1)

Talking about Hanoi, tourists tend to mention their “on land” favourite destinations, from the Old Quarter to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, from Temple of literature to Hanoi Opera House. However, there also are an undiscovered “other side” of this elegant capital – the water side.

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Tò He – an edible traditional toy of Vietnam

Despite the overwhelming influx of modern toys, Vietnamese little boys and girls still find it exciting to receive one or two Tò He from their parents. This edible traditional toys made from glutinous rice powder is one of the rare surviving traditional toys of Vietnam.

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Mooncakes in Vietnam

In Vietnam, mooncakes are called “Bánh Trung Thu”, which can be translated to “Mid-Autumn cake”. Traditionally in Vietnamese culture, mooncakes have been seen as a symbol of family reunions in this festive event. Through time, many varieties of the original mooncakes have been created, which are more sophisticated and well embraced.

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Asia’s Best Resort Spa in Da Nang

HARNN Heritage Spa Da Nang has recently been recognized as the “Asia’s Best Resort Spa” and “Vietnam’s Best Resort Spa” at the 2016 World Spa Awards for its luxury design as well as standout spa services.

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