Tag Archives: travel to Vietnam

10 Vietnamese souvenirs you should take home

When traveling to Vietnam, you should not miss a visit to the local market. It’s a chance to both step into local life and bring home some authentic Vietnam souvenirs. If you are not sure what to buy for loved ones after amazing trip in Vietnam, here are some suggestions. 1.       Áo dài Áo dài is known as traditional dress …

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5 favorite activities on Vietnamese New Year holiday

Tet (Lunar New Year holiday) is the biggest traditional holiday in Vietnam. It is also the most expected because this is get-together time for family and friends, espcially to those who work away from their hometown. Below are the top five most preferable Tet’s activities Vietnamese people often do with family. 1.  Watch firework show Like almost countries around the …

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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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8 fun places you must visit in Hanoi

Nightlife at Old Quarter From 2nd of September, the walking streets around Hoan Kiem Lake and parts of Old Quarter were officially opened making this familiar complex a perfect place to spend night time. No vehicle is allowed into the restricted area during 19:00 of Friday to 12:00 Monday every week. Tourists no longer have to walk around the Old …

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Top must-see museums in Hanoi

When you visit a capital of a country, museums shouldn’t be missed. They tell you a lot about the country, its history, its culture…. Hanoi has a system of national museums which are specialized in different fields. Museum of Ethnology Add: Nguyen Van Huyen Street, Nghia Do, Cau Giay, Hanoi Admission: 40,000VND, camera – 50,000VND Opening Hours: 8:30-17:30 This museum …

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Top attractions in Hanoi city center

Hanoi is filled with cultural and historical charms – a place where you can find a perfect harmony of the old and the new, the traditional and the modern, the East and the West, all the conflicts co-existing and completing each other. Sword Lake and Old Quarter Sword Lake and the Hanoi Old Quarter together create a hustling tourist center …

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Hanoi city tour by electric cars and cyclos

Electric car Electric car is a cheap and perfect option for a short ride around Old Quarter – the heart of Hanoi – and West Lake with leisure. There are two lines/tours of electrical car, operated by two separated companies: Line 1: West Lake Tour (by TLC Hotay Joint Stock Co.). The terminal of this line is located in front …

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Hanoi transport safety: what you should know (part 2)

GrabBike If you prefer using motorbike service, GrabBike is cheaper and more convenient in a country which has a lot of motorbikes and traffic jams like Vietnam. Grab is originated from Singapore, operated in 30 cities across 6 Southeast Asian countries. GrabBike is same as Uber: you download Grab application from Google Play or Apple App Store to your phone …

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Hanoi, charming city with 1000-year history

Ha Noi [Outside Layer]  Capital of Vietnam Nearly 8 millions of population Over 1000 years old The meaning of Hanoi is “inside (the) river” Known as “The city of Soaring Dragon” [History] Hanoi is the heart of Viet Nam, a capital with a history of over one thousand years and nowadays still beats with its dynamic and lively spirit, making …

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Guide to buy tailored clothing in Hoi An

The skillful tailors in Hoi An made the couture clothes making business in this ancient town so popular. With their long experiences and the respect for the traditional business here, you can expect the highest quality for the final result. However, the tailors in Hoi An are not designers, so you need to take notes on the tips below to …

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