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The karaoke craze

A well-known global word is a loan word from Japan, where this phenomenon was invented. Karaoke combines 'kara' from the Japanese word 'Karappo' meaning empty...
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Tet Trung Thu mid-autumn festival – celebrating the harvest

Hoi An is a town known for its festivals, and on Wednesday, October 4, visitors can experience one of the largest and most important festivals...
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Hang Ma Street, the heart of the mid-Autumn Festival

Tet Trung Thu, mid-Autumn Festival in Vietnam, combines many rituals, customs and legends. It also goes by the names of mid-Autumn Moon Festival or Children’s...
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Figure-hugging elegance and style

Chiếc áo quê hương dáng thướt tha Non sông gấm vóc mở đôi tà Tà bên Đông Hải lung linh sóng Tà phía Trường Sơn rực rỡ hoa Vạt...
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First bronze then rice

Bronze, one of the earliest types of metal, is an alloy of copper mixed usually with a smaller quantity of tin. About 3,000 BC it...
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One language, two scripts

For over 1,000 years from 111 BC to 938 AD Vietnam was under Chinese rule. Where language was concerned, only the educated elite could read...
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Famous Streets – who was Ly Quoc Su?

Hanoi has around 1,200 streets named after famous people, celebrities, Vietnamese historical events, landmarks and so on. One such street, west of Hoan Kiem Lake,...
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Temple Restaurant – a delight of taste and service

One of the most important features of La Siesta Resort & Spa is the pride taken in service and quality, achieving international standards and making...
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Vietnam’s history through the eyes of women

Run by the Vietnam Women’s Union, the Vietnam Women’s Museum (VWM), established in 1987, opened to the public 1995. Then, after extensive renovation and modernization,...
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A social hub of creativity

In 2015 the Goethe Institut in Hanoi invited German street graffiti artist and illustrator, Julian Vogel to Hanoi for the Sound Stuff Festival. While he...
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The Art of Vietnamese Tea

Vietnam is one of the oldest tea producing nations; the Chinese introduced it while the French exploited commercial production by establishing tea plantations from 1880...
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Night Market Colors

For those who know Hoi An well, it is no surprise that the town has recently been voted number 13 in the Tripadvisor 2017 Travelers’...
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