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The 5 Best Places to See in Saigon

The 5 Best Places to See in Saigon

Saigon, which was changed Ho Chi Minh City since 1976, is the most well-known city in Vietnam due to the pivotal role it played during the Vietnam War, it’s also the country’s largest city by population. Ever since the war ended, Saigon is always a whirlwind of historical attractions, with historical and cultural sites at every turn and never enough time to see them all. Below is our list of the 5 best places to see in Saigon, you don’t want to miss them!


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A Water Puppet Show in Hanoi

A Water Puppet Show in Hanoi

Water puppet show is one of the most seen art shows in Hanoi Vietnam. Being the traditional folk art form in the Red River Delta for over 800 years these show will complete your experience of Hanoi as well as a good introduction into the rich culture of Vietnam. So how does a water puppet show go?


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The Best 5 Places to See in Hanoi

The Best 5 Places to See in Hanoi

Being the capital of Vietnam for more than a thousand years, including 57 years colonized by the French (from 1888 to 1945), Hanoi offers a limitless variety of places to see from old aged religious temples to historical landmarks. With so many unique sightseeing tours and great attractive sites available, it is really a challenge to decide what to see and what to do in Hanoi. Here is our choice for the best 5 places to see in Hanoi.


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Old Quarter of Hanoi

Old Quarter of Hanoi

Many travelers say it's the Old Quarter in Hanoi that gave them the most interesting expression of Hanoi. With the many narrow streets and such a busy atmosphere, the Old Quarter is really a should not miss place to go when in Hanoi. And don't forget to sample the best street food when you are here.


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How Many Incense Stick Should We Burn

How Many Incense Stick Should We Burn

Burning incense sticks is an important ritual for Vietnamese. The number of incense stick they burn varies from occasion to another. Here is the reasons why people burn 1,3,5 or 7 incense sticks when praying to ancestors at home or Buddhas at pagodas.


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Where to Eat the Best Banh Mi in Hanoi

Where to Eat the Best Banh Mi in Hanoi

Hanoi is full of iconic foods, and of all the dishes to result from the French influence on the local cuisines, Banh Mi is still the undisputed king. Choosing the best Banh Mi to try while you’re in Hanoi can be overwhelming, scrolling through all those recommendations and mouthwatering photos would take eons. And seriously, you’re passing by as a visitor, the best experience is what you’re looking for.


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The Scenic Countryside of Ninh Binh Province

The Scenic Countryside of Ninh Binh Province

There are so much to see in Hanoi, which has been the capital of Vietnam since 1010. You can enjoy exploring the French quarters with tree lined boulevard sparking with yellow buildings, or walking the old quarter to discover thousands of groceries on narrow streets. Where else can you go without a long drive? Is there any countryside area you can go for a day trip? The answer is Ninh Binh province, known for the scenic countryside and limestone mountains.


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Vietnamese Names

Vietnamese Names

Vietnamese names are not easy to pronounce and remember. It works the reversed way compared to a Western name. Here is how Vietnamese names should ben used and how people are named and called.


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What Does Vietnam Means?!

What Does Vietnam Means?!

One of the most asked questions during my many years being a national Vietnam guide, is the question about the meaning of the word Vietnam. How do we say it correctly? Does it have a special meaning? Why did you name Vietnam Viet Nam?


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The Worship of Mother Goddesses

The Worship of Mother Goddesses

In Vietnamese, the term Dao Mau refers to the worship of mother goddesses. It represents a systematic mother goddess cult, which draws together fairly disparate beliefs and practices. The worship of mother goddesses includes the worship of goddesses such as Thien Y A Na, the Lady of the Realm, the lady of Storehouse, the Princess Lieu Hanh, or legendary figures like Au Co, the Trung Sisters, the Lady Trieu, and the cult of the Four Palaces.


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