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Pho Bang – a peaceful town on Dong Van Karst Plateau

Ha Giang impresses visitors with its high karst plateau, steep hills, winding roads and ethnic diversity. In Dong Van district of Ha Giang province, there is a place of serenity where man is delicately balanced with nature. That is Pho…

Winter treats of Ha Noi

  When winter arrives in Ha Noi, fried sweet potato and banana cakes will become favorite foods of Hanoians and visitors. Stalls selling hot potato and banana cakes have begun appearing along the streets in the capital.   An unidentified…

Earrings – highlights of H’mong ethnic people

Besides the dramatic beauty of the landscape, visitors to the northwest region of Viet Nam easily fall for the H’mong ethnic women’s silver earrings. A majority of Sapa locals are also H’mong people. According to the H’mong people, earrings are…

9 experiences you should try in Ha Giang

Coming to Ha Giang in this season, you do not just watch buckwheat flowers or be immersed in the open earth and sky in Ma Pi Leng, you still have a lot of experiences waiting for you to discover in…

Lac Village, a hidden beauty of Mai Chau

Lac Village in Chieng Mai Commune (Mai Chau District) has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Hoa Binh Province for not only local people but also foreign visitors.  About 140km northwest of Ha Noi, Lac Village is…

Unforgettable Taste of ‘Xoi Khuc’

‘Xoi khuc’, also known as khuc cake, has its name because the cake cover is made by glutinous rice powder mixed with brayed ‘khuc’ leaves, covering gram and pork. ‘Xoi khuc’ is also very popular for breakfast in Hanoi.  …

Cha ruoi, an Autumn treat of the North

Those who visit Ha Noi during Autumn  should savor cha ruoi, a specialty made from sand worm widely available in the sea. Live ‘ruoi’, mostly found in Hai Phong and Nam Dinh, are transported to Hanoi and other big cities….

‘Manh cong’ cake – authentic flavor of ancient Ha Noi

‘Manh cong’ cake is an ancient Ha Noi dessert that embodies the ancient tastes and also the spiritual values of Viet Nam’s capital city.   ‘Manh cong’ is a kind of Herbaceous plant, which can be found growing wild in forests,…

Folk Paintings

Folk paintings are a combination of traditional cultural values with ancient artistic methods that have been created through the labour of past generations. There are two types of Vietnamese folk paintings, Tet (Lunar New Year Festival) paintings and worshipping paintings. …

Nha nhac, Vietnamese Court Music – An Intangible Cultural Heritage

On November 7, 2003, UNESCO bestowed world heritage status on 28 relics of nations as masterpieces of oral and intangible heritage of humanity. Among the 11 masterpieces of Asia, nha nhac (royal music) represents the first intangible legacy of Viet…

Worship of Ancestor Custom

A very popular belief among Vietnamese is the custom of the ancestor cult. In every household, an ancestor altar is installed in the most solemn location.  Vietnamese believe that the soul of a dead person, even if dead for many…

Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve

Location: Ly Nhon Commune, Can Gio District, Ho Chi Minh City, 50km from the city’s centre. Characteristic: Can Gio Mangrove Forest was recognized as World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2000. Is is the first biosphere reserve in Viet Nam and is…

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