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4 delicious Hue clam dishes you must give a try

Com hen-rice with baby clamps   If you look for genuine Hue cuisinea, com hen should be ranked 1st of the to-eat list. It is steamed rice dish topped with baby clams, peanuts, sesame seeds, crispy noodles, basil, crisp pork cracklings, and a plethora of greens. A delicious hot mussel broth is served on the side for sipping. Com hen …

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8 tips for your first trip to Southeast Asia

Don’t go wide, go deep Instead trying to visit many countries and cities on a single trip, it’s better to pick up one or two countries/cities and dig into their culture. Hopping over to several places will exhaust yourself and make your journey boring. To ultilize travel time wisely, you should choose countries which are close together and easily accessible. …

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Difference betwen Saigon and Hanoi lifestyle

The first diffrecence between two cities to be mentioned is morning routines. While Saigonees would love to start a new day with a cup of coffee while reading newspaper in a quite corner café, Hanoians enjoy early morning in the parks or by the lakes doing excercises. Speaking of breakfast, to some of Saigonese, coffee is breakfast. They rarely have …

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Vietnam extends evisa and visa exemption program to 2021

The Vietnamese government has approved extension poliy of evisa program. Accordingly, citizens of 46 countries are allowed to enter Vietnam with evisa until 2021. Electronic visa was launched on February 1, 2017, allowing citizens from 40 countries to apply for a 30 day, single entry visa for tourism-related activities. One year later, more 6 countries were added to the list. Until August …

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Beautiful view of Muong Thanh from train

The station is designed by a well-known architect, Bill Bensley. Its structure features European with variety of colors. The purpose of these windows is to get more natural light into the station hall. The arch roof has light spaces combined with floral decorations. The hallway is located right at the center of the town. From now to 31st December, the …

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Vietnam Airlines offering free in-town check-in service

Effective from October 12th, all passengers of Vietnam Airlines have option to check in inside the city to save waiting time at airport. The in-town check-in service is provided by Vietnam Airport Ground Services Company Limited. Accordingly, the passengers are allowed to check-in for flights at the stations from 2 hours to 12 hours in advance of departure time. At …

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Halal Street in Saigon

Located to the West of Ben Thanh Market and between Phan Chu Trinh and Truong Dinh Street, Nguyen An Ninh street in District 1 is well known as bustling trade for Malaysians, Indians, Indonesians…The street is only 100 meters long but has almost 100 stores opening till midnight. There are varieties of items sold here, from traditional dresses to souvenirs, …

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Golden Bridge-where nature meets wow

Danang always ranks top most visited destination in Vietnam for great food, beautiful landscapes and now its position is consolidated once again by the presence of Golden Bridge, a pedestrian bridge nestled at Thien Thai garden of the Sun World Ba Na Hill Resort. Opened to the public in early June 2018, the Golden Bridge Ba Na Hills has quickly …

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Hanoi asks locals to stop dog meat consumption

Hanoi authorities are urging residents to stop eating dog meat. Many foreign visitors, especially those from Western countries, find the slaughter and consumption of dog meat disgusting and unacceptable. This is said to cause negative effects on reputation of a civilized capital and lead to the spread of rabies and other animal-borne diseases. Increasingly, many young people disapprove the use …

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You cannot leave Hanoi without trying these dishes

One of the things that make Hanoi so addicted to many foreigners is street food. Speaking of Vietnamese street food, they aren’t limited in some of the famous ones you often hear about like Pho, Bun Cha, Banh Xeo, Banh My, etc. There are dishes which you probably never heard of and they taste… just so good. The best way …

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