10 popular night markets in Vietnam

Last update 08:00 | 24/12/2016

VietNamNet Bridge – Hanoi, Ha Long, Hoi An, Phu Quoc … are home to the busiest night markets in Vietnam, which attract a large number of tourists.

Hanoi Old Quarter night market

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The night market in the Hanoi Old Quarter opens on the evening of Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 18h to 23h. It is a familiar destination for many visitors. Goods there are diverse, including souvenirs, clothes, footwear, accessories and food. Hundreds of stalls are placed along the roads of Hang Dao, Hang Ngang, Hang Giay streets. The market is most crowded from 8pm to 10pm. Tiếp tục đọc

The must-visit islands of Khanh Hoa

Last update 09:00 | 20/04/2016

VietNamNet Bridge – With its wild beauty, blue sea, the islands of Tu Binh, Robinson, Diep Son are the most beautiful islands of Khanh Hoa.

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Binh Ba Island is also known as Tom Hum (Lobster) Island. This is the most-famous island in the cluster of Tu Binh islands. Binh Ba Island is not big and does have tourism services but its beaches are exceptionally beautiful.

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Image: 10 tourist experiences to try in Nha Trang

Last update 13:00 | 19/09/2015

VietNamNet Bridge – Swimming at Bai Dai, taking a boat trip in Van Phong Bay, visiting Ponagar tower, enjoying a mud bath, and playing underwater sports are among the experiences that tourists should try when they come to Nha Trang.

Tắm ở bãi Dài: Bãi Dài của Nha Trang là một trong những bãi biển hoang sơ và đẹp nhất nước. Bờ cát thoai thoải trắng mịn với nước trong vắt là nơi lý tưởng cho các du khách tắm biển, vui đùa.
Bathing at Bai Dai Beach: Bai Dai is one of the wildest and the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam. Photo: Phunuonline.

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In a coastal paradise, ‘one fire, two sunlight’

Last update 15:00 | 27/06/2017
 VietNamNet Bridge – The “Blue Silk of Viet Nam,” as the central province of Khanh Hoa is sometimes referred to, lives up to this description effortlessly, with its sparkling beaches.
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Nature’s bounty: Mango from Nha Trang is very suitable for making tasty and delicious banh trang xoai. 

As a coastal hotspot, it has also gained a well-deserved reputation for its seafood, but it has less well-known specialties that people tend to miss. And if they do, they have really missed something. Tiếp tục đọc

Five food streets in Hanoi

Last update 16:51 | 27/06/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – Besides being sold on streets, street food places have one thing in common: they are groups of shops selling one type of food. Here are the top food streets in Hanoi.
Usually one family starts the business with an innovative idea and the neighbors follow their examples. As time goes by, these shops achieve an almost equal status and gain recognition among street food-lovers.

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Caramel pudding (Hang Than Street): There are about three or four shops selling homemade caramel pudding and yogurt close to the corner of Hang Than and Hoe Nhai. It’s easier for takeout but if you don’t mind a bit squeezing, you are welcome to sit down. They are master at mixing yogurt and caramel pudding with fruits, nep cam (violet glutinous rice) and all kinds of yummy jelly.

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Vietnam sees record hike in international visitors

Last update 17:11 | 27/06/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – The country has seen an estimated 6.2 million international visitors in the first half of this year, up 30.2 per cent year-on-year, the General Statistics Office (GSO) reported.

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Foreigners travel around Hoi An Ancient Town in the central province of Quang Nam by Xich lo (cyclos). 

In June alone, around 950,000 foreign tourists visited Viet Nam, 33.6 per cent higher than the same period last year, according to the GSO data.

During the six-month period, arrivals by air reached 5.21 million, up 33 per cent year on year; 170,800 visitors came by sea, up 26 per cent; and the remaining 824,000 arrived by road, up 15.8 per cent. Tiếp tục đọc

Traditional laterite building and architect in Hanoi’s suburb

Last update 15:56 | 25/06/2017

 Laterite, a highly compacted and cemented type of soil and rock, has long been used for construction and sculpture in Thach That district, just 30 km away from Hanoi.


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Làng chài Vung Viêng, Vịnh Hạ Long

Làng chài Vung Viêng – điểm đến tuyệt đẹp trên vịnh Hạ Long

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Làng chài Vung Viêng là một trong những làng chài nổi tiếng trên vịnh Hạ Long, được bình chọn là một trong những làng chài đẹp nhất toàn cầu. Dù hiện nay, các làng chài trên vịnh Hạ Long đã gần như mất đi phần hồn do tất cả các hộ ngư dân vốn gắn bó cả đời người với sông nước đã được di chuyển lên bờ, nhưng Vung Viêng vẫn là một điểm đến hấp dẫn đối với du khách bởi phong cảnh thần tiên, bởi những mái nhà còn sót lại và bởi những hướng dẫn viên chính là những người ngư dân hiếu khách.     Nguyễn Hùng

Dưới đây là một số hình ảnh làng chài Vung Viêng:

 

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The best attractions in Nha Trang

Last update 08:00 | 24/06/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – The best attractions in Nha Trang are set against a stunning backdrop of white sandy beaches, verdant mountains, and untouched islands.

Great for history buffs, Nha Trang is home to remnants of the Champa Kingdom, Buddhist temples, and gothic-style Catholic churches while natural hot springs, salt fields, and unique waterfalls offering a myriad of sightseeing and recreational activities.

Here are the top attractions in Nha Trang.

Po Nagar Cham Towers

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Po Nagar Cham temple complex was built between 8th and 11th centuries by the Cham people who once ruled the central plain of Vietnam. Tiếp tục đọc

The places to come at night in Saigon

Last update 09:00 | 23/06/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Nightlife in HCM City means very different things depending where you are in the city. 

Saigon’s best live music bars

Downtown in District 1, rooftop bars, high rolling casinos and smooth jazz bands are the choice forms of nightlife entertainment in Saigon. But move a few kilmoetres west into District 3 and the backpacker street of Pham Ngu Lao, with its boisterous street bars, cheap eats and good time vibe, is certainly the place to be when night falls.

Here are some places for you to try.

Lush Nightclub

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Lush Nightclub is a premier nightlife hotspot in the city. It is the place to see the young and beautiful of Saigon, dressed to impress and not afraid to spend a little cash. Tiếp tục đọc

Saigon’s best live music bars

Last update 15:20 | 22/06/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Live music in HCM City is never far away. Whether you are looking for relaxing background melody or a rip roaring rock session, Vietnam’s largest city has a place for you. And here are the best live music bars in the city.

Acoustic Bar

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The Acoustic Bar is the venue of choice for Vietnam’s up and coming rock musicians. This is the place where legends never die and you can hear amazing renditions of – amongst others – Jimi Hendrix, The Doors and John Lennon. But it’s not limited to the classics; the international roster of musicians is free to rock on with anthems from any era. Tiếp tục đọc

China to introduce national standard for English translations in attempt to rid country of Chinglish

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Tired of getting laughed at by visitors for its hilariously bad English translations, China is planning to institute a set of fun-killing national guidelines aimed at wiping out the scourge of Chinglish once and for all.

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This new English translation standard will go into effect on December 1st, 2017 — a dark day in the 5,000 years of Chinese history — in order to improve the quality of English translations in 13 different public arenas like transportation, entertainment and medicine. Additionally, it will provide a list of standardized translations for some 3,500 commonly used phrases and terms.

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Funny and Humorous Signs, Signage and Billboards in Vietnam that You Must See

Updated on October 11, 2013
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As an engineer, Mazlan had the opportunity to travel & work abroad & had traveled to over 30 countries.

During our recent trip to Vietnam, we came across a few signboards that were quite funny and humorous. These signboards were directional signs to help people find their way, billboard or signboard to help sell their products and signboard of hotels with catchy names. Tiếp tục đọc

Students seek luck before exam at Temple of Literature

Last update 16:12 | 21/06/2017

Students often visit Van Mieu Quoc Tu Giam, or Temple of Literature, in the days running up to their annual exams to pray for luck.

Many students are flocking to the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university, before their high school graduation exams which are scheduled to take place from June 22 to 24.

The temple, the main Confucian school in feudal times, was built in 1070 in the time of Emperor Ly Nhan Tong. It includes various pavilions, halls, statues and steles and is still venerated as place of respect. Modern students still indulge in this tradition.

 

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Red Dao wedding ceremony

Last update 14:56 | 17/04/2017

The Red Dao ethnic community in the northern province of Lao Cai has a rich culture. Their wedding ceremony is among these cultural features.

A Dan Tri reporter recently attended the wedding ceremony of bride Tan U May and groom Tan A Hin in Pho Village, Ban Quam Commune. The event lasted for two days with most of the activities held at the groom’s family.

On the first day of the wedding, the bride’s family came to the groom’s house. The bride wore the Red Dao ethnic people’s traditional clothes Tiếp tục đọc