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Pets, picnics banned on Saigon pedestrian street

Nguyen Hue pedestrian street opens to the public on April 29, 2015.

Ho Chi Minh City government has issued a list of dos and don’ts for pedestrians on Nguyen Hue, the city’s newly opened walking street, including a ban on all pets. The selling of coffee, inline skating and sitting on picnic blankets on the street are also strictly prohibited. The US$19.7 …

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Stage for Vietnamese speak up their minds

Stage for Vietnamese speak up their minds

A series of TEDx events will be officially held on August 8 in Ha Noi, offering opportunities for young Vietnamese to share and promote their creative ideas which are expected to leave a positive influence on the society. With the theme, ‘Stop and Start,’ the event will focus on six …

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Nom Village: a 200-year-old beauty that is mostly unstained

About 30 kilometers to the east of Hanoi, Nom Village in Hung Yen Province is a clear example of how a northern village would have looked hundreds of years ago.

One of the best things about northern Vietnam is that while most provinces are rapidly modernizing, villages that boast histories spanning centuries can still be found here and there. What’s better, not only their architecture but also their ambiance is almost intact.   The village gate was built more than …

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