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Hanoi city

HANOI Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is known for its centuries-old architecture and a rich culture with Southeast Asian, Chinese and French influences. At its heart is the chaotic Old Quarter, where the narrow streets are roughly arranged by trade. There are many little temples, including Bach Ma, honoring a legendary horse, plus Đồng Xuân […]


Transportation In Vietnam – 10 Common Modes Of Transport 1. Taxis Taxis now become popular in Vietnam with many official and unofficial companies. Taxis with meters could be found in most main cities. The prices are cheap by international standards. It is considered as a safe way to travel around, particularly at night. The average […]


TOP 6 SOUVENIRS TO BUY IN VIETNAM Vietnam is an awesome country where completely provides an opportunity to experience breathtaking beauty and explores a new culture, accumulate memorizing pictures and more. As a result, it also offers you a chance to discover the locals more closely. The souvenir shop systems are located everywhere in landscapes […]

Money and Bank

Money:  The official currency in Vietnam is Dong. The Dong is non-convertible and in October 2015 trades at approximately 22,300 to USD. You can use the website of Vietcombank to see the daily exchange rate. The U S dollar, preferably crisp clean bills, is widely accepted among major shops and restaurants. The downside to this is that the […]


New Year’s Day – January 01st However most of the festivals, anniversaries and traditional cultural events of Vietnam are in accordance with its lunar calendar, nowadays, Christian calendar is widely used throughout the country. Annually, joining in the modern breathes of the world, Vietnam also celebrates the International New Year Day on the first day […]


Vietnamese cuisine encompasses the foods and beverages of Vietnam, and features a combination of five fundamental tastes (Vietnamese: ngũ vị) in the overall meal. Each Vietnamese dish has a distinctive flavor which reflects one or more of these elements. Common ingredients include fish sauce, shrimp paste, soy sauce, rice, fresh herbs, fruit and vegetables. Vietnamese recipes use lemongrass, ginger, mint, Vietnamese mint, long coriander, Saigon cinnamon, bird’s eye […]


Vietnamese people According to legend, the first Vietnamese people were descended from the dragon king Lac Long Quan and the angel Au Co. The dragon and the angel married and produced one hundred eggs, from which hatched Hung Vuong, the first Vietnamese king. The reality, unsurprisingly, is rather less poetic. The population of Vietnam is […]


An Overview of Religions in Vietnam In Vietnam, 95% of the population practice a religion or beliefs. Every year there are about 8,500 religious events taking place across the country. There are 6 major religions, including Buddhism, Catholicism, Caodaism, Protestantism, Hoahaoism, and Islam, along with several folk religions. Many religious rituals from the ancient time […]


Vietnam’s recorded history stretches back to the mid-to-late 3rd century BCE, when Âu Lạc and Nanyue (Nam Việt in Vietnamese) were established (Nanyue conquered Âu Lạc in 179 BCE). Pre-historic Vietnam was home to some of the world’s earliest civilizations and societies—making them one of the world’s first people who practiced agriculture and rice cultivation. The Red River valley formed a natural geographic and economic […]

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