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Vong Canh Hill is considered as the place where ancient kings chose to stop and relax. The hill has 43 m in height, located in the Southwest of Hue city, foot of the hill adjacent to the Perfume River, surrounded by the system of mausoleums of the Nguyen Dynasty. Experiencing many historical and natural events,...
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Hon Chen Temple is a worship place for Po Nagar (Mother Goddess of the area) of the Cham. According to Cham legend, Po Nagar was the son of the emperor, who was sent down to the earth, to create the earth and all kinds of wood and rice.
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Once an American friend teased me that I was too salty, I almost wanted to fire back, “Well, I’m also chua cay (which means “sour and spicy”, or “unpleasant”) because I have been eating too much dưa and mắm since I was a little girl,” but I held it back as I didn’t think he...
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The lotus is a beautiful sight in Vietnam. You see them everywhere – in art, architecture, fashion and design. But for all the familiarity of the lotus, there are still many things that people don’t know about Vietnam’s national flower. So let’s have a look.
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Ru Cha is a tiny islet on the Tam Giang Lagoon. The travelers who came here are always surprised by the interesting and unique natural landscape which remains pristine, ideal for birds, white heron shelter. Besides, the hidden roads are also enough charming to keep visitors’ foot. Especially, at here, the tourists enjoy the cool...
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Each country has a different astrological system, and so is Vietnam. Due to the changing phases of the moon, Vietnam has the lunar calendar and a special system of zodiac signs. 12 animals represent for 12 zodiac signs in a year: the rat comes first then the buffalo followed is tiger, cat, dragon, snake, horse,...
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It was believed that only savages, wild animals and demons had long white teeth. The filing and blackening of the teeth was also a popular procedure and assurance that one would not be mistaken for an evil spirit
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About 40 kilometers to the south of Hue city, Bach Ma mountain is nestled in the Truong Son mountain range which looks like a white horse stretching its legs towards the vast sea (Bach Ma means white horse in English). Not only does this area have charming scenery, a cool climate, and French-style villas, but...
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Life in Vietnam Before the French Before the French came to Indochina, Vietnam, the Khmer Empire (Cambodia), and the Laotian Kingdom (Laos) were independent countries. Vietnam had been ruled by neighboring China for hundreds of years, but after centuries of resistance the Vietnamese people overthrew their Chinese rulers and became independent. The tradition of armed...
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The French burdened the Vietnamese with an extensive taxation system. This included income tax on wages, a poll tax on all adult males, stamp duties on a wide range of publications and documents, and imposts on the weighing and measuring of agricultural goods.
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