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According to Vietnamese Dictionary Vietlex, a whipping cane is ‘a long, tough, and durable object which looks like a bar or stick that is used for whipping.’ [ more... ]
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Theatrical shows that depict scenes from Vietnamese life and culture have, in recent years, become almost as common as TV soaps. The latest to hit the boards at the Saigon Opera House [ more... ]
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Hoe Nhai Pagoda on Hang Than St, Hanoi, is famous for its unique ‘Penitent Emperor’ statue. Venerable Thich Tam Hoan of Hoe Nhai Pagoda says that during 17th century, in late Tran Dynasty, Vietnamese Buddhism declined significantly. [ more... ]
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The Chu Lai museum, at Chu Lai Resort, in Quang Nam Province, South Central Vietnam, has 15,000 relics, collected by Pham Xuan Long over almost 40 years. [ more... ]
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Researcher Van Tan maintains that the first totem of the ancient Vietnamese was the snake, which later became the dragon, but along the way, it may have become the crocodile. [ more... ]
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The most recent Mud Wrestling Festival in Yen Vien Village, Van Ha Ward, Viet Yen District, Bac Giang Province, was held on 27 May 2010. The festival typically lasts for three days, and the final day is always the most crowded and exciting. [ more... ]
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Paintings for the dead Thethaovanhoa.vn, 9 April Vietnam’s first art exhibition for the dead was held in April at Truong Son National Martyrs’ Cemetery, in the central province of Quang Tri. [ more... ]
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The rites of fertility of the primitive peoples of ancient Vietnam used to be found in many spring festivals. At present, probably the only surviving vestige of these rites is found in Tu Xa Commune in the District of Lam Thao in Phu Tho Province, 100 kilometres northwest of Hanoi. [ more... ]
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Many fishermen in Khanh Hoa Province in south central Vietnam put their fishing nets at certain places and wait for the fish to be caught in them. They call it lưới đăng. [ more... ]
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The special thing about Huong Canh is its blue clay, the raw material used to make its famous products. This clay is found in the swampy areas, 3-10m ...
A short while ago, I was asked if the Vietnamese fondness for eating snails were a consequence of the former French presence here.
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