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Hanoi Opera House

 Hanoi Opera House was a big French architecture built in the early 20th century. It was constructed between 1901 and 1911. This place used to be a marsh of Thach Tan and Tay Luong villages in Phuc Lan Canton, Tho Xuong District. In 1899, in a meeting chaired by Richard, the French Ambassador in Hanoi, the Hanoi council proposed Governor …

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Open Central Highlands Statue Garden

Recently, Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism (Dong Mo, Son Tay, Hanoi) has launched the Central Highlands statue garden including almost 200 works created by 49 artisans from Xo Dang, Ba Na, Jrai, Gie-Trieng, Brau, Ro Mam…during the National Great Solidarity – Vietnam Cultural Heritage Week. The unique wooden statues are associated with daily life of ethnic groups …

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Ao Chau Pond- “Ha Long Bay” in Phu Tho

There is no doubt that Vietnamese people should be proud of Ha Long bay, the UNESCO natural heritage site. However, not so many people know about its mini version in Phu Tho, the Ao Chau Pond. This beautiful site has been drawing more and more attention of visitor in recent years. Situated about 50 km from Phu Tho district and …

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Fly to Singapore from Ho Chi Minh with USD 9 only

On 21/11, Vietnam Airlines announced preferential program for passengers flying from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore and vice versa with the fare from VND 190.000.  In details, Vietnam Airlines is offering a 35 % discount on the route of Ho Chi Minh City-Singapore; the fare is now only VND 1.038.000 (equivalent to USD 49). In particular, Vietnam Airlines offers …

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How to hunt cheap flights

Flight ticket is a big expenditure for a trip and thereby so many travelers find every way to hunt cheap flights. Book early If you hesitate to book ticket, particularly on peak travel season, you may drop the chance to stay at your favorite hotel or miss direct flights. Moreover, early booking will help you hunt cheap tickets of the …

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Tips for walking on pavement in Vietnam

You are planning to travel to Vietnam? Well, here’s some notice for you before starting off.  Walking on the pavement There are a lot of streets in Vietnam. Yet, the sidewalk is so different compared to other countries around the world. It is not only a path for pedestrians but also serves as parking or stalls. There are streets you have to …

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Pass and terraced field in Sapa set Vietnam records

The Vietnam Record Organization (VietKings) announced 2 records set by 2 landscapes of Sapa District, Lao Cai province: O Quy Ho- the longest pass in Vietnam and the terraced fields with the most steps. O Quy Ho pass lies on national highway 4D, crossing Hoang Lien Son mountainous range, spanning Lao Cai and Lai Chau province with the length of …

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3 beautiful lakes in the Central Highlands

Poetic Ho Xuan Huong lake, tranquil Dak Lak lake or legendary Tnung lake are famous attractions in the Central Highlands, which is extremely attractive to tourists.  Tnung lake, Pleiku Tnung lake or Bien Ho (Great lake) is located about 7 km to the North from the centre of Pleiku city. With the altitude of 1,000 m, area of 250 hectares …

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Tay ethnic group in Vietnam

Name of ethnic group: Tay (also known as Phen,Tho, Ngan, Thu Lao, and Pa Di). Population: 1.626.392 people (Year 2009). This is the second largest ethnic group in Vietnam (the first is Thai ethnic group). Locality: Most of Tay ethnic people live in midland region and North Vietnam’s mountainous areas. For example: Cao Bang, Lang Son, Cao Bang, Tuyen Quang, …

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Tips for motorbike tour in mountainous areas

It can’t be denied that Vietnam is not only a paradise for leisure holidays but also a good place to explore wild nature. That’s why many travelers choose to spend their holidays on the motorbike and chase the wind on the road of mountainous areas. Why motorbike tour? Motorbike is regarded as the best transportation mode to travel to highlands …

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