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In all of Vietnam, there is no other city that boasts a system of about 2,000 French villas like Dalat. [ more... ]
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I get the impression these days that Vietnam is getting serious about protecting its wildlife. Of course, it is getting really late for some creatures, including some of the poster boys like the tiger [ more... ]
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My paternal grandfather had participated in the construction of buildings on Tam Dao, a hill station near Hanoi, during the 1920s and 1930s. Nowadays, ascending Tam Dao [ more... ]
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Without Mr Ho Nghinh (1913 – 2007) Hoi An and My Son might have not been able to survive as cultural heritage. Mr Bui Van Tieng, the chairman [ more... ]
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Photographer Quang Phung is an original Hanoian who set aside almost his entire life to take photographs of Hoan Kiem Lake [Lake of the Returned Sword], in Hanoi, one of the most important icons for Vietnamese. [ more... ]
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Each year, Cham Bani, a Muslim sub-group of the Cham ethnic minority, go to visit the graves of their dead relatives and have a ritual called Lễ tảo mộ, during which they tidy up the graves and pay tribute to the dead. [ more... ]
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A Japanese antiquities enthusiast who came to Ho Chi Minh City requested that I take him to visit the house of Vuong Hong Sen, [ more... ]
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Hundreds of years ago, Vietnamese from the Central Region came to the lands of what is now Saigon in wooden boats. The central Vietnamese were accustomed to living together on elevated hills. [ more... ]
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The Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station in Ho Chi Minh City plays a crucial role in the preservation of Vietnam’s endangered wildlife. Treaties and laws allow police and the Forestry Department to seize protected animals from smugglers. But someone must then take care of these animals if they are to recover from the experience. [ more... ]
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Located in the centre of Hanoi, the stone mausoleum of Viceroy Hoang Cao Khai has been almost lost, despite its official recognition as a national heritage site fifty years ago and the exquisite beauty of its stone architecture. [ more... ]
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Following the tunes (“Spring comes to Muong Hum hamlet high up the mountains with heart-rocking distant singing…” ) of talented composer Nguyen Tai ...
In the heart of the darkness of Saigon's backpacker land,ambling along down raucous Bui Vien Street and wishing I had not come out without my ear ...
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