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The peddler girl from Sa Pa who made it big

She was named by Forbes Vietnam as one of the 30 most influential under-thirty in the country. Tan Thi Shu was born in 1986 in a poor H’Mong family in Sa Pa, a beautiful mountainous town in the northern province of Lao Cai. Her family was in fact so poor …

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Vietnamese wraps and rolls and where to find them

The country prides itself on its varied range of wraps and rolls; let’s go hunting. Rice and rice-based foods are an essential part of a typical Vietnamese meal. In some signature dishes, vermicelli represents the grain; in others, rice appears in the form of rice paper, especially in the various …

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A food tour of Vietnam is not to be missed: New York Times

Sesbania sesban and mud carps sour soup is one of the most typical dishes eaten during the flooding season downstream in the Mekong Delta.

The New York Times has named Vietnam among seven journeys ideal for a cultural exploration through its cuisine. It has specifically mentioned a culinary tour along the Mekong River. The New York Times’ recommendation comes as food tourism emerges as a rising trend, prompting tour companies and cruise lines to …

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Vietnam to rank tour guides for the first time

Tourists in the Mekong Delta of Tien Giang

The Vietnam Tourism Association (VTA) will launch a programme to rank Vietnamese tour guides, with financial assistance from the European Union (EU), the association announced on October 4. This is the first time Vietnam has implemented such programme, which aims to encourage tour guides to improve their performance to better …

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Nom pagoda typifies Vietnamese culture

Nom pagoda in Dai Dong commune, Hung Yen province, embodies the charm of Vietnamese culture. Located only thirty kilometers from Hanoi, the pagoda is a popular destination for pilgrims around Vietnam. Nôm pagoda was once a small temple nestled in a centuries-old pine forest. It underwent a major renovation in …

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Two Vietnamese locales get autumn stars

Mu Cang Chai in Yen Bai Province is famous for its iconic terraced rice fields which turn golden yellow during harvest season.

The Sword Lake and Mu Cang Chai are among 15 best places to enjoy the autumn in Asia. Singaporean travel site Tripzilla, which made this selection, has included two Vietnamese sites in the list – Hanoi’s iconic Sword Lake, and Mu Cang Chai’s golden-hued terraced rice fields in the northern …

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