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!
Ever the attraction for tourists who wish to delve into Vietnamese culture, Saigon has never been known to be short of things to do. Visit this 300-year-old city and you will find yourself lost in a labyrinth of cutting-edge skyscrapers, shopping malls, amusement parks, yet still a venerable city with its antique buildings, historical relics and traditional markets that have lived for hundreds of years. No matter you are seeking exhilarating adventures in one of Vietnam’s largest metropolitan, a peaceful escape from the quick pace of modern life, or even a chance to dive deep into one of the world’s most ancient culture, Saigon is the right place for you. Now let’s take a glimpse into the life of this breathtaking city of Vietnam.
Hue Citadel, the country’s capital in the 19th and 20th century, is a city of history and culture. Here exist some of the oldest occupations in Vietnam, all of which are handiworks and are practiced in different villages. Below are the 8 most notable names that are definitely worth a visit.
Thirty kilometers from Hanoi, Bac Ninh province is known for a national folklore festival named Lim.
The usual image of Saigonese men reading the newspaper while sipping some coffee can be seen anytime, anywhere: from early in the morning to midnight, from the pavement to the luxurious coffee shops such as Starbucks and Highlands. What is considered the norm, however, represents an irreplaceable piece of Saigon’s culture.
As far as history goes, the Vietnamese have always been good at their noodles game. They make use of many ingredients – rice vermicelli, cellophane, wheat noodles (to name a but few) – and serve their dishes creatively: wet, dry, or rolled – anything works. Travelling to Vietnam, tourists can hardly not be intimidated by such diverse delicacies, not to mention their similar-sounding names: bun ca, bun cha ca, bun bung, bun thang, and bun bo hue! Yikes. We get the struggle. Worry not our foreign friends, however diverse or tongue-twisting Vietnamese cuisine may be, this guide is here to help you out. Buckle up. We are going to Saigon! Here are our 10 best noodle dishes in Saigon and all the best local places we often come to eat!
Perhaps, it has been nearly 15 years already since I, for the first time of my life, passed through Hanoi’s historical bridge named Long Bien coincidently and unknowingly. It was a summer train driving me from the North to the South with parents were my companions.
Muc Dong Parade Festival in Da Nang is celebrated mainly for kids who spend most of their time working on the fields to take care of their buffaloes. It is held in Phong Lệ village, Da Nang, Vietnam every three years, and it falls on the two last days of March in Lunar calendar with the purpose of praying for an abundant crop.
Dolta Festival in Khmer community lasts from the 30th day of the eighth lunar month to the second day of the ninth lunar month every year. This festival is an occasion for Khmer people to commemorate their ancestors and Buddhist monks who passed away.