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Tofu, Simple Pleasures of Vietnamese Cuisines

Author: Lanh Nguyen

Category: Food and Drinks

Now in my thirties, I have clear memories of curling up on my grandfather’s lap, back when I was a small child He’d sit on a old wooden bed and smoke a china bowl pope, his ancient shriveled hands breaking grilled tofu into pieces and dipping the morsels into saltAs a child, I thought that the tofu chinks looked unappealing, but the adults seemed to enjoy eating them...

Top Musical Shows in Vietnam

Author: Lanh Nguyen

Category: Entertainment

Nha NhacOn 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 Vietnam to have been put on this listThe UNESCO Council appraised Vietnamese royal music in the following terms: “Vietnamese royal music represents an elegant and refined music...

Top Festival in Vietnam

Author: Lanh Nguyen

Category: Travel

Lunar New Year (Tet Nguyen Dan)Tet falls on a time when the old year is over and the New Year comes by lunar calendar This is also the time when the cycle of the universe finishes: winter ends and spring, the season of birth of all living things, comesTet is an occasion for pilgrims and family reunions...

Top Beach in Vietnam

Author: Lanh Nguyen

Category: Travel

Vietnam’s long coastline is home to some of the best beaches in Asia The country boasts more than 3400km of coastline, with infinite stretches of warm blue water, fine sandy beaches, hidden coves, lovely lagoons, and tropical islands ringed with even more beachesAlthough Vietnam has a temperamental climate that inundates the country with plenty of rain that doesn’t mean that there aren’t beautiful beaches to enjoy...

54 Ethnic People of Vietnam

Author: Lanh Nguyen

Category: Finances

About eight million of Vietnam's current 86 million population comprise 53 ethnic groups divided into dozens of subgroups some with a mere hundred or so members, giving Vietnam the richest and most complex ethnic make-up in the whole of Southeast Asia Ethnic minority groups with members numbering upwards of 500,000 include the Tay, Thai, H'mong, Muong, Hoa, Dao and Nung Kinh (or Viet) people make up about 88% of the population...

The Golden Coast in Vietnam

Author: Lanh Nguyen

Category: Travel

Known for its romantic poets and martial arts, Binh Dinh province offers some of the best coastal scenery in VietnamWith quiet beaches, ancient Cham relics and hospitable locals, this region is attracting more and more visitorsViewed from the city centre, the beach in Quy Nhon, the capital of Binh Dinh province, looks much like other urban beaches on Vietnam's South Central coast Groups of children play on the sand and youngsters splash in the waves...

Gently Down the Stream

Author: Lanh Nguyen

Category: Finances

Anyone who has been to rural Tay Nam Bo (Southern Vietnam) knows that the best way to get around is by do duc or riverboat In the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, these boats are simply known as doThe simplest boats are thuyen doc moc...

Co to Beach, The New Destination For Honeymooners

Author: Lanh Nguyen

Category: Travel

Travelers in search of solitude, nature and adventure are discovering Vietnam Co To islandsEven when the East Sea is enraged by hurricanes and tropical storms, the Co To islands remains serene oases that are hardly ever cut off from the mainland for more than three days Lying just several hours by car and express – boat from ha long, these islands gained modest fame from the superb memoir of the writer Nguyen Tuan: “Co to Islands”...

Da Lat – the Best Destination in Vietnam For Honeymoon Couple

Author: Lanh Nguyen

Category: Travel

Some traveler ever said: “If you are in love, a week in Da Lat – a rhythmic land of flowers and romance- will make your love turn into a happy ending”…Introduction & Location“Listening to the noon going down in the romantic town, a Da Lat-violet is filled with fog…” (Written by Minh Ky, Da Cam) is lyric of a famous song about Da Lat – one of the top prioritized destinations in Vietnam for its romantic and flowerful beauty Located in the South Central Highlands of Vietnam (Lang Biang Highlands), Da Lat was originally the playground of the French, and today’s “valley of love”, surrounded by cool, fresh and silently charming atmosphere...

Casket Opening Ceremony, The Old Custom in Modern Vietnam

Author: Lanh Nguyen

Category: Travel

On a recent morning, exactly at 4 am, Nguyen Danh Hoa slung a shovel over one shoulder and strode through dense mist into a graveyard...

Wife-snatching, Illegal Activity or the Desire For Love in Vietnam

Author: Lanh Nguyen

Category: Travel

If you are a couple that is in trouble to get married perhaps because the girl’s parents refuse or the boy’s family cannot afford the wedding Wife-snatching is a way to overcome such obstaclesFor the Hmong people the wife-snatching tradition is an affirmation of love and the desire for a happy family, an elopement that does not involve running away...

Tooth Blackening, The Forgotten Tradition

Author: Lanh Nguyen

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

The Blackened Teeth of Traditional Vietnamese TribesAsia is a land full of weird and wonderful customs and rituals Throughout the continent there are literally thousands of different traditions that remain alive to this day and these customs often stem from religious beliefs that have been faithfully upheld for thousands of yearsTrekking through the gentle mountains of Northern Thailand, Laos and Vietnam is a great way to experience these traditions first hand...

Phu Quoc Island, The Best Vietnam Destination For Honeymooners

Author: Lanh Nguyen

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

The tear-shaped Phu Quoc (Vietnamese Phú Quốc) is part of the Kiên Giang province The distance from Phú Quốc to mainland Viet Nam is 45 km to Hà Tiên and 120 km to Rạch Giá The island is 50 km long (from north to south)...

3 Villages Not to Miss in Hanoi

Author: Lanh Nguyen

Category: Travel

Van Phuc Silk VillageDuring their stay in Hanoi, most tourists insist on a trip to Van Phuc Silk Village, the famous silk village of Hanoi to contemplate the genuine traditional silk-making industryVan Phuc Silk Village is situated on the banks of Nhue Thi River, Nguyen Trai Road, near Ha Dong city, 8 km southwest of Ha Noi It takes you only 30 minutes by motorbike to go there from the centre of Hanoi...

3 Royal Tombs in Hue, Not to Miss

Author: Lanh Nguyen

Category: Travel

Tu Duc Tomb, HueLocated in a narrow valley 8 km from Hue (Duong Xuan Thuong village), Tự Đức Tomb is one of the most beautifully designed complexes among the tombs of the Nguyen dynasty Embedded in a lush pine forest, this tomb is the final resting place ofDescriptionLocated in a narrow valley 8 km from Hue (Duong Xuan Thuong village), Tự Đức Tomb is one of the most beautifully designed complexes among the tombs of the Nguyen dynasty Embedded in a lush pine forest, this tomb is the final resting place of Emperor Tự Đức (1848-83) who had the longest reign of all emperors of the Nguyen dynasty...

Temples in Vietnam

Author: Lanh Nguyen

Category: Travel

Huong TempleLocated in Ha Tay province, 70 km southwest of Ha Noi, Chùa Hương (Perfume Pagoda) is one of the most popular religious sites in Vietnam Chua Huong is the name of a cluster of temple sites in the mountain area of Huong Son in the province of Ha Tay Chua Huong is famous for the annual pilgrim site of Buddhists...

Hidden Beauty of Islands in Vietnam

Author: Lanh Nguyen

Category: Travel

Cat Ba IslandA trip to Catba (Cat Ba) island can be separated or combined with a visit to Halong Bay This is the largest island in the Cat Ba Archipelago that consists of 350 limestone outcrops adjacent to HalongThis is an oasis where you can be apart for one or a few days during a long voyage...

5 Things Not to Miss in the Center Vietnam

Author: Lanh Nguyen

Category: Travel

Hue Royal TombsDuring the era of 1802-1945, Vietnam was ruled by the Nguyen Dynasty This was Vietnam's last ruling Royal family There were in all 13 kings in different times...

5 Things Not to Miss in Northwest Vietnam

Author: Lanh Nguyen

Category: Travel

Cu Chi TunnelDuring the war in Vietnam, thousands of people in the Vietnamese province of Cu Chi lived in an elaborate system of underground tunnels Originally built in the time of the French, the tunnels were enlarged during the American presence When the Americans began bombing the villages of Cu Chi, the survivors went underground where they remained for the duration of the war...

5 Things Not to Miss in the Northern Vietnam

Author: Lanh Nguyen

Category: Business

Bac Ha MarketBeing a minority ethnic people market, the town of Bac Ha is famous for its Sunday market which is a trading centre and meeting place for couples, friends, and relatives every SundayEvery Sunday, Bac Ha hosts the biggest fair near the mountainous highlands and the Chinese border It is the largest and most colorful market in the area and attracts throngs of villagers from the surrounding hill tribes...

Top 5 Dishes in Hue

Author: Lanh Nguyen

Category: Advice

Com hen Song Huong“Com Hen Song Huong” is a dish served at room temperature, made with mussels and leftover rice It is a complicated recipe that includes sweet, buttery, salty, sour, bitter and spicy flavorsCom Hen Song Huong (or Com hen in short) is the very simple and low-priced specialty of Hue, the ancient citadel of Vietnam...

Top 5 Dishes in Hanoi

Author: Lanh Nguyen

Category: Food and Drinks

Xoi XeoChances are you will encounter this dish in almost every outdoors market There are even two restaurants dedicated fully this dish in the Old Quarters Xoi xeo is sticky rice topped with ground de-hulled mung bean and fried onion...

Top 10 Vietnam Food, You Should Try in Vietnam

Author: Lanh Nguyen

Category: Entertainment

Although some restaurant menus boast over 200 different items, most of them are made up of pho, rice, vermicelli noodles, and beverages The rest range from appetizers to side dishes, and specialty dishes to family courses But the choices are still vast and can still be very overwhelming for novice fans...

The National Park in Vietnam

Author: Lanh Nguyen

Category: Travel

Vietnam has 13 national parks spread from north to south with a total area of 320,000 ha, including Cat Tien (located in three provinces of Dong Nai, Binh Phuoc and Lam Dong): 73,878 ha; Yok Don (Daklak): 58,200 ha, Tam Dao (Vinh Phuc, Tuyen Quang and Thai Nguyen): 36,883 ha, Phu Quoc (Kien Giang): 31,422 ha; Cuc Phuong (Ninh Binh): 22,200 ha; White Horse (Thua Thien-Hue): 22,031 ha; Ben En (Thanh Hoa): 16,634 ha; Bai Tu Long (Quang Ninh): 15,738 ha; Cat Ba (Hai Phong): 15,200 ha Ba (Bac Kan): 7,610 ha Tram Chim (Dong Thap): 7,588 ha ; Ba Vi (Ha Tay): 7,377 hectares of Con Dao (Ba Ria Vung Tau): 5,988 ha Forthcoming are two additional national park Phong Nha-Ke Bang (Quang Binh): 41,000 ha and Pu-cool (Nghe An): 91,000 ha Vietnam has two biosphere reserves have been recognized by UNESCO as Gio and Cat Tien...

Discover the Legends of Champa Kingdom

Author: Lanh Nguyen

Category: Womens Interest

The Champa kingdom once thrived in the area that is now central Vietnam Their resources and skill allowed them to greatest goldsmiths of the era However, centuries later, most treasures of the Cham are lost to history...

Top Five Destinations in Vietnam For Honeymoon Holiday

Author: Lanh Nguyen

Category: Travel

Halong Bay a World HeritageA cruise on Ha Long Bay -- or the Bay of the Descending Dragon -- for many represents the pinnacle of their experience in Vietnam Easily one of the most popular destinations in the country, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay is both mystical and magnificent, an incredible feat of nature that almost never fails to impressYes, it really is that good...

The History of DMZ in Vietnam

Author: Lanh Nguyen

Category: Travel

What is the way to win the hearts of people in Quang Binh provinceLooking back in history, it took our nation just 200 years to cross the rivers of Thu Bon, Dong Nai and Mekong and reach the southern most of Ca Mau Point Nevertheless, it took around four centuries to conquer Hoan and Ly provinces, thus initiating a glorious era of land – reclamation...

Honoring Vietnam’s Ancestors

Author: Lanh Nguyen

Category: Travel

Hung temple is honored as the birthplace of the Vietnamese people Hone to an annual festival and many legendary relics, it holds a special place in Vietnam’s heartAccording to legend, the Vietnamese people came into being when a dragon, Lac Long Quan, married a fairy, Au Co, who then gave birth to 100 children Lac Long Quan took 50 children to the sea and Au Co took 49 children to the mountains, leaving her first born son to act as emperor, with the name Hung Vuong...

Earthen Décor

Author: Lanh Nguyen

Category: Religion

Ceramics interior design is very in Each work pottery incorporated into a space retains an element of fire, earth and the artist’s talentWhen entering a luxurious hotel restaurant or mansion, one is often surprised to find rustic pottery, reminiscent to many in Vietnam of familiar childhood memories...

Delta Living

Author: Lanh Nguyen

Category: Business

When settlers arrived in Vietnam’s southern Mekong Delta they found a wild and fertile land Lanh Nguyen from Vietnam Heritage Travel reports on the development of their distinctive cuisine and cultureSome rivers in southern Vietnam are immense, their water clouded with red silt Tiny canals run in all directions...

 
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