Tips for travelling in Chau Doc
Châu Đốc is a city in An Giang Province, bordering Cambodia, in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. The...
Smiling lion, wooden fish
I entered a huge three-story gallery whose plain white walls were covered with paintings of strange creatures. Under the...
Lift up your heads, you mighty gates
Since ancient times, the village gate has served as more than just an entrance or exit. Many villages have...
Quan Ho Bac Ninh

The folk-song Quan Ho, a very rich and beautiful musical storehouse of Vietnam’s people, has a very long lasting history. During all its existence, successive creations have unceasingly changed the type of the folk-song Quan Ho

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A Day at the Most Beautiful Church in Vietnam

Phat Diem Cathedral is a complex comprising of a lake, a cathedral, a stone church, Phuong Dinh (bell house) and three artificial grottoes. At first sight, visitors are easily attracted to the square lake on the main road to the cathedral

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Visiting Keo Pagoda – the most impressive Buddhism architecture in Vietnam

As far as 130 km from Hanoi capital, Keo Pagoda is located in Vu Thu District of Thai Binh Province. The pagoda is constructed by Duong Khong Lo, a Monk and famous doctor during Ly Dynasty

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Boat Cave Tours Discovering the Landscape of Trang An

Situated on the southern shore of the Red River delta, Trang An is a spectacular landscape of limestone karst peaks permeated with valleys, some of which are submerged, and surrounded by steep, almost vertical cliffs

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Peaceful Sanctuary in Long Doi Son Pagoda

As one of the oldest pagoda in the country, Long Doi Son Pagoda keeps intact many artifacts dated back to the Ly Dynasty one thousand years ago. This is a major tourist destination in Ha Nam province and also attracts thousands of tourists to come here every year.

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Xich Dang Temple of Literature, the pride of Hung Yen

Built in the early 17th century, Temple of Literature Xich Dang is the place to honor the education value of the people in Pho Hien. It remains the majestic after nearly 400 years.

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Firecraker festival is a gay old time

Tet 2013, I went to see a festival in Dong Ky village in Tu Son District, Bac Ninh Province, near Hanoi. It began with a firecracker procession. A train of hundreds of young men brought two gigantic cracker models and rolls of ‘small cracker model,’ each roll over 100 metres long, to the village communal house.

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