On Lang Pagoda in Saigon now dedicated to Chinese Sea Goddess Mazu

On Lang Pagoda in Saigon now dedicated to Chinese Sea Goddess Mazu

On Lang Pagoda located on Lao Tu street of Saigon’s District 5, is remarkable for its extensive line up of deities, currently totaling 16 Chinese Buddhist divinities. On Lang Pagoda in Saigon now dedicated to Chinese Sea Goddess Mazu: On...
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Bui Vien beer street, Saigon’s backpacker Mecca, is again buzzing

Bui Vien beer street, Saigon’s backpacker Mecca, is again buzzing

Bui Vien, dubbed “Saigon beer street,” is closed to vehicles during weekends. It is popular among foreign tourists for its energy, beer clubs, bars and pubs, loud music, lights, and general atmosphere of cheer. Bui Vien beer street, Saigon’s ...
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Australian Anna Barnes paints daily life in the ancient town of Hoi An

Australian Anna Barnes paints daily life in the ancient town of Hoi An

Barnes said she fell in love with Hoi An when she first traveled to Vietnam in 2012. Since then, she has been coming back one to three times each year Australian Anna Barnes paints daily life in the ancient town...
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Hanoi Zoo has yet to lure its usual crowds following social distancing

Hanoi Zoo has yet to lure its usual crowds following social distancing

The Hanoi zoo, also called Thu Le Zoo, is about 5 km west of Hanoi’s center and near Daewoo Hotel in Ba Dinh District’s Kim Ma Street.  Hanoi Zoo has yet to lure its usual crowds following social distancing: Hanoi...
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The silence of Lak Lake causing my heart to skip its surface like a stone

The silence of Lak Lake causing my heart to skip its surface like a stone

Lak Lake is the second largest freshwater body in Vietnam, greatly resembling Tonle Shap Lake in Cambodia, Southeast Asia’s biggest freshwater body. The silence of Lak Lake causing my heart to skip its surface like a stone: The silence of...
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Sedge fields bathed in sunshine is a picturesque scene in Mekong Delta

Sedge fields bathed in sunshine is a picturesque scene in Mekong Delta

The sedge fields in Vung Liem District’s Trung Thanh Dong Commune in the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long look neat and organized when seen from above. Sedge fields bathed in sunshine is a picturesque scene in Mekong Delta: A...
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Vietnam’s former imperial capital Hue is an enchanting sight at sunset

Vietnam’s former imperial capital Hue is an enchanting sight at sunset

Sunset in Hue is a peaceful, poetic scene. As the sun drops behind the mountains, its beams shine upon the glistening waters of Huong (Perfume) River. Vietnam’s former imperial capital Hue is an enchanting sight at sunset: Nestled along the...
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Salt harvest begins at dawn in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu

Salt harvest begins at dawn in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu

Bac Lieu is one of the country’s biggest salt producers, with production primarily salt harvest taking place in Dong Hai and Hoa Binh districts. Working on them is a strenuous and demanding job. Salt harvest begins at dawn in the Mekong...
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The attractions of Dong Nai can be good for weekend camping

The attractions of Dong Nai can be good for weekend camping

Paddle on a lake, hike up a massive rock, camp by an ecological lake, or simply take a breather in the country of Dong Nai Province, southern Vietnam. The attractions of Dong Nai can be good for weekend camping: Not...
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Mai Nha Island has a charming beauty that is waiting to be discovered

Mai Nha Island has a charming beauty that is waiting to be discovered

Mai Nha island is part of Phuoc Dong Village in An Hai Commune of Phu Yen Province. The 1.2-square-kilometer island has rocky mountains, caves and long beaches. Mai Nha Island has a charming beauty that is waiting to be discovered:...
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