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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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Delicious ways Vietnamese use Cốm in their desserts

In previous blog posts, we have introduced Cốm – Vietnamese green flakes, a special ingredient of the Autumn and some amazing though easy recipes. This post presents ways Vietnamese use Cốm to make delicious desserts as a way to preserve the taste of Autumn.

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A wonderful time in Da Nang

Let’s get away from the bustling city life to have a full relaxation holiday resting and refilling your energy. The last 4-day-trip to Da Nang brought me unforgettable experiences and was one of our best holidays ever.

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Easy recipes with Cốm – Vietnamese green rice flakes

In the previous blog post Cốm – Autumn’s special gifts for Hanoian, we have written about Cốm – the unique ingredients of autumn. Throughout hundreds of years, Vietnamese have found out perfect ways to use Cốm in their meals, or in other words,  to harmonize the natural sweetness of Cốm with the taste of other ingredients.  
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Dragon fruit – A wonderful “fire ball”

Dragon fruit is one of the most beautiful and unique must-try tropical fruit of Asia. Not only be regarded as one of the tastiest fruit, dragon fruit is also recognized to improve health and prevent several diseases. Read the article to discover the irresistible taste of dragon fruit and plenty of health benefits it gives.

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Son Doong Insight

When caught with a thirst for adventure, Vietnam’s Son Doong Cave is one of the few destinations that stand out on this gorgeous planet, the Huffington Post marked on its website. In addition, Son Doong cave in Quang Binh was ranked No. 5 in the top 10 destinations adventurous tourists need to visit once in their lifetime, which is announced by this expert travel site.

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Coffee drinking culture in Vietnam

Strong and flavorful Vietnamese coffee makes renovates as fast as it raises pulses. Coffee might have brought to Vietnam by French colonists, but a morning cup of “ca phe” became a local habit eventually. With many variations that use egg, yoghurt, and even tropical fruit, Vietnamese coffee has formed its own unique style.

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Mysterious Kate festival of Cham ethnic

Kate Festival is one of the biggest festivals of Cham ethnic people in Vietnam. This is an occasion for all villagers to gather around their holy place to worship for good luck and health, as well as dance and sing for their Gods an ancient King.

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