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  • "Up front "

    Locations: Far East and Asia: Vietnam

    lanhnguyen
    Submitted by: lanhnguyen

    It is hard to imagine a traditional Vietnamese house without an entrance screen. The screen id found somewhere in the courtyard or within the house itself, standing behind the main entrance. These old screens reveal a great deal about Vietnam’s history and culture. In 1687, Lord Nguyen Phuoc Thai mov...

    Trip Features: Culture: Ethnic/Religious, Cityscapes, Architecture, History

  • "Hue city amosak of color and history"

    Locations: Far East and Asia: Vietnam

    lanhnguyen
    Submitted by: lanhnguyen

    A friend of time, after visiting Hue, commented that: the mossy citadels, the palaces and temples with are covered in timeless dust, and deserted by the many years of war. The quiet mausoleums that hide themselves under an old pine tree… all these things inspire and capsulated the ancient and majestic ...

    Trip Features: Culture: Ethnic/Religious, Cityscapes, History

  • "Cua Nam Crossroads "

    Locations: Far East and Asia: Vietnam

    lanhnguyen
    Submitted by: lanhnguyen

    In the past, Hanoi’s Royal Citadel was surrounded by a wall that had five gates. Most Hanoians are familiar with an old song that recounts:”The five city gates are welcoming the coming soldiers as if flower with five petals is blooming…” According to historians, two gates once stood on the southern si...

    Trip Features: Culture: Cityscapes, History

  • "An amazing offer "

    Locations: Far East and Asia: Vietnam

    lanhnguyen
    Submitted by: lanhnguyen

    Not long ago, e rumor spread around Hanoi. The owner of the new Dong Son Drum Restaurant would reportedly give US$10,000 to anyone who could spot any fakes among his collection of ancient Dong Son bronze drums, while it’s sounded like a hoax, further investigation revealed that the restaurant had posted ...

    Trip Features: Culture: Ethnic/Religious, History

  • "What a trip! "

    Locations: Far East and Asia: Vietnam

    lanhnguyen
    Submitted by: lanhnguyen

    In northern Vietnam the loop from Hanoi through Sapa to above Ha Giang and back is regarded as one of the most challenging and spectacular motorbike rides in the region. Hanoi – based artist and writer Bradford Edwards made the grueling trip to attend the annual “Love market” in Khau Vai near the Chinese...

    Trip Features: Culture: Ethnic/Religious, History

  • "Country cooking "

    Locations: Far East and Asia: Vietnam

    lanhnguyen
    Submitted by: lanhnguyen

    There’s a funny folk tale about a little boy who wanted to learn to be a miser. He was eventually introduced to a teacher who had any students. The teacher studied the boy from head to toe, then told him to return the next day with only a rice pancake, or banh trang, as an initiation gift. The next mo...

    Trip Features: Culture: Museums, Ethnic/Religious, History

  • "A fusion of spiritualities"

    Locations: Far East and Asia: Vietnam

    lanhnguyen
    Submitted by: lanhnguyen

    Vietnam has a very rich and diverse spiritual life. With a tradition of open mindedness, the Vietnamese people have adopted foreign regions and integrated them into native religions and beliefs. When western missionaries and tradesmen came to Vietnam centuries ago, they learned form Confucian schola...

    Trip Features: Culture: Ethnic/Religious, History

  • "Turning to the sun "

    Locations: Far East and Asia: Vietnam

    lanhnguyen
    Submitted by: lanhnguyen

    Many documents described Con Dao Island as “a bear with its back to the mainland and its legs were advancing straight to the East Sea”. However, I am more convinced by the comment of a captain who has been working at sea for half a century that Con Dao island looks like a “ tiger looking up to the sun”. ...

    Trip Features: Culture: Cityscapes

  • "Morning coffee "

    Locations: Far East and Asia: Vietnam

    lanhnguyen
    Submitted by: lanhnguyen

    Saigon now; Saigon then, Saigon street corners contrast with vivid colors—life unfolds with the animation of the young and meditation of the old. We wake each morning into this bustling city, but who wakes the city up? It is not easy to ascertain who launches Saigon into the morning—the fixed of bound...

    Trip Features: Culture: Cityscapes

  • "Hanoi’s café culture "

    Locations: Far East and Asia: Vietnam

    lanhnguyen
    Submitted by: lanhnguyen

    Since Vietnam opened its doors in the late 1980s, Hanoi has undergone many changes. More and more shops and food-stalls have opened, including hundreds of cafes. It’s easy to find large coffee-shop chains like Trung Nguyen and highlands, which offer luxurious settings, fast food menus and fancy coffee dr...

    Trip Features: Culture: Cityscapes

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