Exploring Vietnam

Traditional Wedding Ceremonies and Customs in Vietnam

Wedding is more than a ceremony of celebrating a union of two in the presence of their families and close friends, it is Vietnam’s oldest tradition and culture! Let’s explore the beauty of the traditional Wedding of Vietnam. A Vietnamese traditional wedding consists of 3 ceremonies: lễ chạm ngõ, lễ ăn hỏi and lễ rước dâu. Lễ chạm ngõ Lễ …

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COM BINH DAN – CHEAP AND CASUAL MEAL FOR COMMONERS

When coming to Vietnam, you easily see countless eateries with a signboard “cơm bình dân”. The majority of these eateries are a small, family-run business offering a variety of home-cooked dishes at budget prices. In Vietnamese, “cơm bình dân” means “common rice”. Especially busy at lunchtimes, “cơm bình dân” serves customers from all walks of life: from clerks to labourers, …

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8 Tips for Your First Trip to Southeast Asia

Don’t go wide, go deep Instead of 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 utilize travel time wisely, you should choose countries which are close together and easily …

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Differences betwen Saigon and Hanoi Lifestyle

New tourists are often choosing big areas for their first time in any country, for Vietnam, it is Hanoi and Saigon. Even though they both are the economic centres of Vietnam, Hanoi and Saigon differentiate themselves for the geographical and cultural features. So here a few things that separate the travelling experience between Hanoi and Saigon. First thing first. Morning …

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Vietnam Airlines Offering Free In-town Check-in Service

Effective from October 12th, all passengers of Vietnam Airlines have the option to check-in inside the city to save time at the 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 Collides

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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Pollution in Vietnam

When thinking of Vietnam, you probably imagine the beautiful nature and lush landscapes with its plenty of rice fields, mountains, the gorgeous Ha Long Bay, or the women with conical hats. You might even think of the war, or biking around among an ocean of other riders. In the past 20 years the use of motorised vehicles grew exponentially and …

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Vervuiling in Vietnam

Wanneer je aan Vietnam denkt, beeld je je waarschijnlijk de prachtige natuur en landschappen in, met de vele rijstvelden, bergen, de prachtige baai van Ha Long, of de vrouwen met de conische hoeden. Misschien denk je ook aan de oorlog, of het rondtrekken met een motor tussen een stroom van brommertjes. De voorbije 20 jaar is het gebruik van motorfietsen …

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