TURTLE LAKE IN HO CHI MINH CITY

TURTLE LAKE IN HO CHI MINH CITY AND ITS HIDDEN STORY Turtle Lake in Ho Chi Minh City (or Ho Con Rua) is officially named Cong Truong Quoc Te – a roundabout connecting Vo Van Tan, Pham Ngoc Thach and Tran Cao Van Street in District 1. Turtle Lake is not a natural lake, but a small pond […]

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THICH QUANG DUC MONK – AN IMMORTAL HEART

THICH QUANG DUC MONK  – AN IMMORTAL HEART No Vietnamese people do not know Superior Buddhist Monk Thich Quang Duc who burned himself to death under Ngo Dinh Diem regime. Thich Quang Duc Monk’s death is famous among people in the past and recent days for his unburned heart his undauntedness. Thich Quang Duc’s real name is Lam […]

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Vietnamese Cylindrical Glutinous Rice Cake

Vietnamese Cylindrical Glutinous Rice Cake Cylindrical glutinous rice cake or Banh Tet is one of traditional dishes in Central Vietnam and Southern Vietnam. It has been said Banh Tet appeared 800 years ago when the ancestors of Vietnamese people just went to break fresh ground toward south. Vietnamese people love to eat this food because it’s not […]

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Vietnamese Tray of Mut Tet

Vietnamese Tray of Mut Tet Mut is one of the most favorite traditional foods at Vietnamese Tet. Each family must has some kinds of Mut to offer ancestors. Mut is considered as the soul of Tet. Most of Mut Tet is sweet and people believe that eating sweet foods will bring them luckiness, happiness and […]

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Five-fruit Tray at Tet

Five-fruit Tray at Tet Mam Ngu Qua or Five-Fruit Tray in English can not be short at Lunar New Year Festival – the biggest celebration in Vietnam. Besides square glutinous rice cake, flower and foods, Five-Fruit Tray is used to offer to ancestors and decorate the living rooms of every family. Five-fruit Tray at Tet […]

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What to Eat at Tet Festival in North Vietnam?

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What to Eat at Tet Festival in North Vietnam? Photo by Scooter Saigon Tour Vietnam cuisine offers enormous exotic foods including traditional foods, royal foods, foods for home meals and street foods. Food options are everywhere in all regions of the countries. Tet festival is when Vietnamese people prepare lots of traditional foods to offer the […]

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5 Must Things at Tet Festival

5 Must Things at Tet Festival Tet – the shorten form of Tet Nguyen Dan is the biggest and most important festival in Vietnam. Tet is considered as the most beautiful part of Vietnamese culture with lots of traditional customs and interesting activities around Tet days (officially Tet lasts 3 first days of the lunar new year). At Tet […]

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Which Pagodas in Saigon to visit at Tet?

Which Pagodas in Saigon to visit at Tet? Most Vietnamese people follow Buddhism. On the first day of Tet (official Tet holiday lasts for three days) Vietnamese people usually go to visit pagodas and pray for lucky things in new year. It’s a great idea for tourists to visit pagodas at Tet like locals. Coming to peaceful pagodas, […]

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