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Buying luck at Vieng Market

On the 8th day of the first lunar month people flock to a unique market in Nam Dinh province, which is held only once a year to sell - guess what - bad luck as well as to buy good luck for the year to come.,This year's market ...

In Hoi An's favorite steamed cakes, the perfect taste of simplicity

By An Quan, Thanh Nien NewsFor the past 70 years a small shop in Hoi An has been selling a simple, unpretentious Vietnamese dish that somehow manages to please even the most discerning palates. Bánh bèo Bà Mỹ (Steamed rice ...

Mekong Delta's largest lagoon lives up to name ‘sea on plains'

Floating huts: Above the transparent waters of Thi Tuong Lagoon are numerous rows of stilt houses which resemble pretty bird nests on the vast water. — Photos tuoitre.vnby Nguyen Tien HungAs the biggest natural lake in the ...

Calligraphy captures young hearts

The Calligraphy Writing Festival 2016, which is being held at the Lake of Literature in Ha Noi has attracted a large number of visitors including many youngsters.,Spacious tents were erected around the circle-shaped lake, which ...

Ha Noi’s pagodas, spiritual treat to visitors

With over 1,000 years of history, Ha Noi has been Vietnam’s centre of Buddhism for centuries. The city has more than 600 temples and pagodas, many of which are not only religious relics but also popular tourist sites.,Located ...

“Xong Dat” - A cherished Lunar New Year tradition

Passing down through generations and continued with equal enthusiasm today, “Xong dat” (first footing), a Tet tradition in Viet Nam, has always been associated with hopes for a fruitful year ahead.,According to the tradition, ...