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Explore Saigon Chinatown — The Little Hong Kong of Saigon
“A hub of commerce”, “hustling and bustling”, and “young and effervescent” are just some ways to describe the modern beauty of Saigon. However, this city has more to offer. Saigon hides inside it a poetically tranquil appearance and takes time to explore. Actually, from the very first moment I set foot in Saigon, I didn’t know where a peaceful secret corner of this city was. I simply thought that all I needed was to follow my heart and keep going, looking, and listening. I got o ...
Our favorite Phu Quoc experiences at La Veranda Resort MGallery By Sofitel in this summer
From luxury hotels to theme parks, the island of Phu Quoc has so much to offer when it comes to lavish holidays. And when we talk about inclusive family breaks in the amazing vistas of the sparkling East Sea, award-winning La Veranda Resort MGallery By Sofitel has so much to spoil you with top 5 summer experiences for the family that craves luxury and adventure. 1. Family Fun On The Shores of La Veranda Located on a wide stretch of untouched beach and azure waters, and inspired by the gran ...
Top 5 tips to low-budget travel in Vietnam
Are you planning the vacation for your family to Vietnam this year? However you have not still given your decision because of so many reasons. Of course, budget is one of trouble you can not forget in your mind. To clear this trouble, I have some tips for you to get the good trip but save money for your vacation in Vietnam. 1. Travel during low season If you are smart travelers, you should find information of low season at destinations, you can save so much money. Such as: accommodation, f ...
The real story behind Luang Prabang's morning alms giving ceremony
“I feel lonely many times,” he said as the sun sprayed golden light over the temple behind us, “Especially in my bed at night. Even though I live with lots of monks in this monastery, there is loneliness always in my heart because I am so far from my family. Sometimes I think about running away from here and going back to my village but I know my parents can not afford to take care of me, so I must stay. Do you ever feel lonely, Ange? You are so far from Australia. I think you feel lonely ...
8 interesting things to do in Siem Reap besides temples
Siem Reap is best known as the gateway to Angkor Wat and the rest of the Angkor Ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The UNESCO site includes not just the temples but also hydraulic structures, canals, and reservoirs that together make up close to 400 sq km in what is arguably one the most important archeological sites in Southeast Asia. There's more to your visit in Siem Reap than Angkor Wat. Given the extent and breadth of the Angkor ruins and their importance to the former Khmer Kin ...
Explore the tastes of Lao in Luang Prabang
Travel writer Shelley Seale explores the tastes of Laos as she eats her way through Luang Prabang. As I walked up to the check-out counter at the 7-Eleven store in Luang Prabang, Laos, I glimpsed a flash of saffron. It was the ubiquitous yellow, wrapped robe of the Buddhist monks who are a large part of the population here. I stepped into line behind the young monk — still a teenager — and only then did I notice that his purchases, on the glass-topped counter in front of us, consisted ...
Images of chickens in Vietnamese folk paintings
Chicken is a popular image in Vietnamese culture. Images of chickens can be found everywhere in folk paintings such as Dong Ho (Dong Ho Painting), Hang Trong, and Kim Hoang. Each piece has its own way to showcase the beauty of the chicken, based on distinct concepts, styles, techniques, and materials. Dong Ho painting: “hen with her children” and “rooster with rose in mouth” Both the Dong Ho painting and woodcut stem from Dong Ho village in Bac Ninh Province. In the past, Dong Ho p ...
8 best dishes you must-try in Malaysia
Dive deep into the world of multi-ethnic gastronomy in Southeast Asia’s culinary paradise. Malaysians are big on food — and they love to introduce their country to visitors through local grub. Indeed, what better way to truly immerse in a country’s culture than to eat your way around? Thanks to the various ethnic groups that make up the country’s population, Malaysian cuisine is an amalgamation of Malay, Chinese, and Indian flavours. The result is an explosive and colourful food sc ...
5 best budget hotels in Hoi An
Not only is there properly the most precious heritage in Vietnam- Hoi An ancient town, Hoi An is also home to many hotels as elegant and budget as famous hotels in Dalat or Sapa. 1. Hotel Royal Hoi An - Mgallery by Sofitel Hotel Royal Hoi An - Mgallery by Sofitel is not only considered as the most luxurious hotel in Hoi An but also keep stay on budget. The whole building is painted with two super striking colors: white - yellow is the easiest characteristic of the Hotel Royal Ho ...
The mystery of Trunyan village in Bali, Indonesia
Where should I go when traveling to Bali?. Beaches, resorts, ancient monuments or majestic natural?. There simply is more to discover than you have heard about this famous tourist destination, like a village that never buries or burns the dead bodies. When I planned to travel Bali for 4 days with my family, my friend asked: "Have you ever been to the village of Trunyan? I really want to go to this village. " Trunyan Village? It sounds weird? I have absolutely no idea of it, especially i ...
The three most famous Peranakan restaurants in Singapore
Visiting Indocafe - the white house, Chilli Padi Nonya or Candlenut, guests can enjoy good foods of Peranakan, a special population community in the Singapore island. Although Singapore is standing up a culinary destination of the world, the cuisine of the Peranakan always has its own attraction with visitors. Peranakan’s culture actually had from Malacca, Malaysia before Singapore was established. According to Peter Wee, chairman of Singapore's Peranakan Association, the Chine ...
Lemongrass – The soul of Thai cuisine
Thai people love lemongrass as much as they love chili. Lemongrass; therefore, is a signature feature in the cuisine of this land. Not only used in cooking, lemongrass is also a part of Thai daily life. They grow lemongrass around their house in both rural areas and luxurious villas to ward off mosquitoes and other insects. They extract lemongrass for essential oils used in medicine, cosmetics, and traditional therapies. They drink fragrant tea made from lemongrass use lemongrass in most ever ...
How to eat your way through Dalat?
People travel from all over the country to enjoy Da Lat’s golden flowers in October, and to experience the endless eats around the tasty streets. What will have you exclaiming “Troi oi, ngon qua!” from beginning to end as walking in Da Lat? There are avocado ice cream, fresh strawberry, Vietnam’s pizza, dried sweet potato, grilled corn, cheese yogurt or artichoke tea … Instead of embarking on these tantalizing food around Da Lat, this time, let’s discover little-known gems as we dig ...
Tra Que Village – A must-see place in Hoi An
Calling it “the loveliest village on earth” seems to be an ambitious statement for Tra Que if you haven’t made your way to the stunning Hoi An countryside. Once you arrive though, you’re guaranteed to fall in love with this little corner of the earth. Text & photos: Rehahn C. Located 3 km from the center of Hoi An, Tra Que village is well-known as its freshest and cleanest vegetable and herb supplier. You can easily get there by motorbike, bicycle, or simply a light walk. This ...
5 vegetarian restaurants in Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City you should not miss
Vegetarian food has become more and more popular for its health benefits. What’s more, many vegetarian restaurants offer guests a tranquil space to enjoy this healthy food. Buffalo Trip would like to introduce you to some highly recommended vegetarian restaurants in Hanoi and Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). Vegetarian food in the tranquil space of Uu Dam Not only giving customers new ways to enjoy the healthy vegetarian cuisine, Uu Dam Chay is a peaceful place to bask in tranquility and forge ...
Top 10 wonderful experiences you should explore when coming to Ba Na Hills
Coming to Ba Na Hills, tourists can see a colorful spring garden with numerous flowers specific to the sub-temperate climate such as hortensia. You can see wild hortensia and orchids. The unspoiled beauty of the wildflower is fascinating. In the recent years, French –style works such as villas, hotels, bars, tennis courts, and badminton courts are restored and built. 1. Check in Le Jardin d'Amour flower garden Le Jardin d'Amour flower garden is designed by the architecture of France, ...
Thai cuisine – Eat freely like the locals
Nestled among the soaring buildings is a small restaurant which has been around for dozens of years. In the grey industrialized space are kitchens with the sound of food cooking. The blend of culture and architecture with fresh ingredients and the unparalleled Thai recipes can impress every visitor. As told by history, a majority of Thai people are descendants of migrants from southern China. In the new land, they continued preparing dishes with signature spices of the Yunnan region. This is ...
10 night street foods you should try in Phan Thiet
One of the attractions that make visitors remember Phan Thiet Beach City is street cuisine. When coming here, let’s try 10 delicious night dishes at this sea area. Walking around the coastal city in fairly cold weather of year’s beginning, enjoying some hot night dishes and tasty such as embankment’s seafood, can cakes (Banh can), pancakes, Quang noodles (Mi quang) ... are great ideas for your short trip schedule to Phan Thiet. 1. Seafood Night In recent years, many visitors c ...
Enjoy the best famous foods in alleys when traveling to Hanoi
Though narrow stores or you have to wait for a table because too crowded, the food in the Tam Thuong Alley, Phat Loc Alley or Trang Tien Alley... where makes alley food brands in Hanoi. 1. Fried fermented pork roll (Nem chua) in Tam Thuong Alley Photo: Tu Van Cong Tam Thuong narrow alley is located on busy Hang Bong street, only about 10 meters but there are from 6 to7 stores which sell fried– this food brings brand for this alley. There is a style "street food" wit ...
5 best vegetarian restaurants in Bangkok you shouldn't miss
Renowned is the land of temples and Buddhist, apart from the tasty dishes or fresh seafood dishes, vegetarian restaurants Bangkok is also a unique in Thailand cuisine. Some restaurants have both frugal dishes and pure landscape. Others have a harmonious combination of savory and vegetarian menu. So, whether you are vegetarian or just want to try changing tastes, these restaurants will be great places for your trip to Bangkok. 1. Na Aroon Na Aroon is famous not only for its hi ...
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