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Author Archives: Rich

Hung Kings Festival

Every year, on the The Hung King Temple Festival is held from 8th to the 11th days of the third lunar month. Vietnam celebrates the Hung Kings in a National Festival which is also a legal holiday. Many businesses and schools are closed on this day. This festival is the most importatnt celebration as it … Continue reading »

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I’ll Be Back

I just couldn't resist it! After several trip to Ho Chi Minh City I decided to make just one more trip. Except this one is permanent! I am now living in Ho Chi Minh City and lovin every hot humid day of it. But even as much as I love it, you just have to … Continue reading »

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Hero of Gia Dinh

On the corner of the busy intersection of Dinh Tien Hoang and Phan Dang Luu in Binh Thanh district, sits an unassuming park and small pagoda. The one thing that set this one apart from the others was the two sarcophagus placed before the entrance to the pagoda. They were the sarcophagus of General LeVan … Continue reading »

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Citadel of Gia Dinh

  The French had decided to mercilessly shell the citadel of Gia Dinh. After easily destroying the river barricades and shelling the southeast corner of the Citadel, where most of the Imperial Army’s cannons had been set up, 500 french troops stormed the Citadel which was protected by just 1,000 Vietnamese soldiers from the Nguyen … Continue reading »

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Home Stay in Ho Chi Mihn City

When you go on vacation, you don’t want to look forward to living out of a suitcase especially if you are staying in one place for more than a couple of days. The thought of having to get ready to go out, just to get coffee and breakfast is a disruption to many persons daily … Continue reading »

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Vietnam’s new logo a Timeless Charm

“Vietnam-Timeless Charm” and the five colourful petal lotus have been approved to be the country’s new tagline and logo of National Tourism Promotion program for this year until 2020. The slogan “Vietnam-Timeless Charm” was given the go ahead by the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, stating that the slogan resembles the diversity of tourist … Continue reading »

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Saigon, an unusual arrival

As you enter the terminal in Ho Chi Mihn City (formally Saigon) you are greeted by the plain, cold furnishings, decorations, and the drab layout of a few state run retail stores. The presence of the Vietnamese Red Star and a few Hammer and Sickles give you the distinct impression that you are in a … Continue reading »

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Motorbikes are company, cars a crowd

   Cars with five to seven seat are the main instigators of traffic jams and accidents in Vietnam, according to Khuat Viet Hung, head of the Department of Transport Planning and Management at the University of Transport, who tells Thanh Nien Weekly that reducing the number of large vehicles is just a first – albeit … Continue reading »

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New show brings Vietnam history to life for tourists

  New show brings Vietnam history to life for tourists Culture Club | AnyArena.com Viet     Vietnam’s rich and fascinating history takes centre stage at Ho Chi Minh City’s Opera House this month as a new cultural show for tourists makes its debut. ‘The Soul of Vietnam’ aims to avoid the pitfalls of many … Continue reading »

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Luxury Travel Vietnam Offers Day Trip “Exciting Mekong Delta Gateway” to Travelers from Saigon.

Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi — (SBWIRE) — 09/19/2011 — The Mekong Delta or Cuu Long in Vietnamese, with it rich agricultural soil, is one of the nation’s rice baskets. The surrounding area is comprised of low lying rice paddies and the rivers are bordered by dense mangroves and palms. The tributaries of Mekong River provide … Continue reading »

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