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10 Fun Facts You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Vietnam

Vietnam (Vietnamese: Việt Nam) has a lot more to tell than a controversial Vietnam war. Vietnam is an Asian country with a long-standing history and a vibrant culture. Vietnam has lots of fun facts untold at the same time. There are some that may surprise you and some that make you laugh. Just here we go!

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New Year’s Eve 2018 Vietnam Guide – Events, Parties and Much More

While many countries in the world are celebrating the beginning of 2018, many others are actually waiting a few weeks to welcome their New Year. Vietnam is one of them since its New Year is saved for the Tết Holiday (Feast of the First Morning of the First Day), which is the same as Chinese New Year.  However, in the recent years, big cities like Hanoi and Saigon have been making enormous efforts in celebrating Gregorian New Year. Therefore, here comes our guide to spending your New Year’s Eve in Saigon and Hanoi this year. Hope you will have a wonderful New Year’s Eve in Vietnam! We wish you all the best wishes in 2018!

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HANOI

Heineken Countdown Party

Time: 19:30 – 0:00; 31 December 2017
Address: Tonkin Free School Square (Quảng trường Đông Kinh Nghĩa Thục)

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To get front row seats to view the breath-taking Tonkin Free School Square filled with all the joys, you can go to either Cong Coffee at 116 Cau Go or Highlands Coffee at 7 Dinh Tien Hoang.

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Saigon Beer Countdown Party

Time: 20:00 – 0:00; 31 December 2017
Adress: In front of Hanoi Opera House

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You can go to Cong Coffee at 46 Trang Tien, Cafe Terrace #6A Phan Chu Trinh, or Runam Bistro #6A Phan Chu Trinh to capture the whole view of Hanoi Opera House.

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SAIGON

Tiger Remix Music Festival

(Lễ hội Âm nhạc Tiger Remix – Đánh thức bản lĩnh)

Time: From 16:00; 31 December 2017
Address: Ngã tư Lê Duẩn, Pasture , District 1
No entrance ticket required

The Tiger Remix Music Festival gathers Vietnam’s famous musicians.

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New Year’s Countdown LIGHTS 2018

Đại tiệc ánh sáng

Time: From 20:00; 31 December 2017
Address: Đại lộ Nguyễn Huệ , Phường Bến Nghé (Nguyen Hue Street)
No entrance ticket required

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Countdown in New Downtown – Kenton Node

Lễ Hội Phượng Hoàng 

Time: From 20:00; 31 December 2017
Address: 116A Nguyễn Hữu Thọ, Phước Kiển, Nhà Bè

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Hue Festival 2017 – Traditional Craft Festival

Hue is well-known for its diversity of festivals. One of which is Hue Festival often confused with Festival Hue. They are both important festivals held in Hue, but they do have their own particular features.  Whereas Festival Hue is Vietnam’s biggest celebration of culture and tourism, including all amusing sessions such as dancing, traditional activities like kite-flying, arts and calligraphy exhibitions, Hue Festival is another popular cultural event with the aim of honoring cultural and historical values of the city’s former glory.

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