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Huong pagoda festival – an old-aged custom in Hanoi

Across the country, the first month of the lunar year is considered the month of festivals. This is the time for the most unique festivals of Vietnam such as Huong Pagoda Festival (Perfume Pagoda), Yen Tu

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Typical Hmong proposal: Pulling wife

Sapa is known as a highland town which is famous for the naturally breathtaking landscapes and the unique traditional customs. Today, we will become a tour guide to take you to Sapa and find out one of the most cultural characteristics of Hmong people, which is pulling wife or “wife catching”.

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Big crowds in full moon festival

A guide to the places that shine the brightest under the full moon. On the 15th day of the 8th Lunar Calendar month (15 September), the little rocky sphere that orbits the earth will be at its roundest, something it

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Free wi-fi in Hanoi

Tourists and locals will soon be able to get connected at the heart of the capital thanks to free wi-fi policy.

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Vietnamese costume – closest look towards the diverse culture

Costume is an indispensable piece in Vietnamese culture picture. Ao is a common word for cloth and there

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Infographics: What is the difference between Hanoi and Saigon

Simple is always the best. Such genuine things below are addictive characteristics to anyone having visited Hanoi

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Long Bien Market – spectacular hustle and bustle of Hanoi

Bustling from mid-night to early morning, the Long Bien Market is the biggest wholesale market in Hanoi and northern Vietnam. It is also a popular destination among those who want to discover Hanoi beauty at night.

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Bests of Hanoi you've never heard of (Part 6: Architecture)

Architecture in Hanoi has been through ups and downs of history lines which created an unique Hanoi with a perfect harmony between modernization and antiqueness.

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Bests of Hanoi you've never heard of (Part 5: Lakes)

There’s a Hanoian saying that “Tụ thủy, tụ nhân” – where there are lakes, there will be crowds of people which is the reason why Hanoi has been the capital for over a thousand years. Numerous foreigners to Hanoi get amazed by the number of large lakes in the city. The capital with high population density where living area even seems to be limited still remains those large lakes. Hanoi has over 100 lakes ranging all around the city. Besides man-made lakes (Văn lake, Ngọc Khánh lake, Thành Công lake), there are spectacular natural lakes such as Restored Sword lake, West Lake, Trúc Bạch lake, Thiền Quang lake, etc. The five lakes including West Lake, Sword Lake, Bảy Mẫu, Ngọc Khánh, and Đồng Nhân lakes are the most well-known representing the five basic elements.

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Bests of Hanoi you've never heard of (Part 4: Museum)

Vietnam history always lives in museum partially representing Vietnamese lifestyle, aesthetics, and our proud past. The 4 most famous museums in Hanoi are where Vietnamese cultural heritage is stored

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