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    5 beautiful waterfalls in north vietnam

    Benefiting from a rich and green nature, one can find very beautiful waterfalls everywhere in North Vietnam. A short overview of some sublime waterfalls that we have selected. If some of them will probably tell you something because they are shared many times on social networks, some off the beaten track could arouse your curiosity. Many of Vietnam’s most beautiful waterfalls are found in the northern mountains. Please find below a list of waterfalls that will refresh you during your stay. There are many more waterfalls to discover in the North Vietnam Ban Gioc waterfall > the most impressive waterfall in North Vietnam The best known in Vietnam and one…

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    Activities Pu Luong – What to do in the Nature Reserve

    There are number of activities in the sublime Pu Luong Nature Reserve. The beauty and particularity of the Reserve, also called Petit Sapa, attracts more and more tourists, local and international. For additional information on Pu Luong Nature Reserve, you can refer to this article which also lists how to come to Pu Luong, where to stay and the best time to get there > https://songvoyages.com/en/pu-luong-nature-reserve-travel-guide/ Pu Luong Introduction: Pu Luong Nature Reserve is decorated with limestone landscapes, stunning beauty and culture. It stretches from Mai Chau in the north to Cuc National Park Phuong to the south. The reserve is engulfed by rich forest limestone mountains, magnificent rice terraces…

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    Handicraft villages around Hanoi > information and tours

    A first article about the handicraft villages around the capital Hanoi Vietnamese craftsmanship is recognized for its diversity, ingenuity and quality. Rich in ancestral techniques, we work with humble and local materials. There are more than a hundred in the outskirts of Hanoi. From the village of silk to that of pottery, we list some of the most interesting in this article. Bat Trang ceramic village: Located in the Gia Lam district , now belonging to Hanoi, it is half an hour from the center. Known for its ceramic work, nationally and internationally, one can discover the craftsmen during their work. The techniques date back more than a thousand years…

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    Halong Bay Tour : Cruise in Lan Ha or Bai Tu Long ?

    Information, advices to choose the perfect tour to cruise in Halong Bay or its two sisters ! Halong Bay and its two little sisters : Lan Ha and Bai Tu Long  The Ha Long Bay: Halong Bay , classified by UNESCO since 1994 and named as one of the new 7 wonders of nature is the main attraction during a trip to Vietnam. The bay is divided into 3 bays (Ha Long, Lan Ha and Bai Tu Long) which are ultimately just as beautiful in terms of landscapes. Ha Long means “the descent of the dragon”, coming from the legend which would have been at the origin of the creation…

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    Trekking North Vietnam > tours and destinations

    Known and recognized worldwide, North Vietnam is a fantastic trekking place. The mix of landscapes, sometimes mountainous, hilly or even flat, makes it an ideal destination for hikes that will satisfy all types of people. Characteristics of Noth Vietnam Not only are the landscapes remarkable – thanks to the local artists for creating the espaliered rice fields – but the culture is rich and varied. Indeed, the country with 54 ethnic minorities promises an incredible human experience and all that in magical landscapes! What more could you ask for! And why not add a resplendent fauna and flora in each season? One could come to Vietnam several times a year…

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    Nam Dinh, Tam Xoan, rice for the kings

    Rice is everywhere in Vietnam. On the table, of course, but also in folklore and – in some ways – in the spiritual life. We will therefore not be surprised by the immense variety of rice available, including in Nam Dinh: the long, the round, the fragrant. Or that from such and such a place, such as the Mekong Delta or the plain of Dien Bien, two rice granaries well known to the Vietnamese. And then there are confidential rices, which could be awarded a PGI, or a PDO. Hai Hau rice, in Nam Dinh province, is one of those rices sought after because they are rare and unique in…

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    Ancestor worship in Vietnam

    A ritual practice common to many religions, ancestor worship in Vietnam dates back to the dawn of time. Perhaps this is the very first belief? Today, this practice still exists in Mexico, Madagascar, China, South Korea and Vietnam, where it takes the name oftín ngưỡng thờ cúng tổ tiên. Ancestor worship in Vietnam, a practice that connects and unites These ancient beliefs form the basis of family structure as traditionally understood. They form the invisible link that unites the peoples of the country to the two deltas and to the 54 ethnic communities. They actively and subtly participate in the complex and subtle balance of a nation that has managed…

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    Cu Chi tunnels – Survive undergroud

    Having become symbols of Vietnamese resistance to the oppressors, the Cu Chi tunnels, in the suburbs of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), are now part of not only the memory of a country and a people, but also what is called memorial tourism, so that every visitor can say, “Never again!” » The Cu Chi tunnels – The origins We are in the years 1946-48, in the middle of the Indochina war. Some 70 kilometers northwest of Sai Gon, arms and hands are busy underground. With simple agricultural tools, rather rudimentary, we begin to dig, to clear, to evacuate the rubble of a land resembling laterite, both flexible to…

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    Hoang Su Phi travel guide !

    A little-known destination with hypnotic landscapes of rice terraces, Hoang Su Phi is a favorite destination at the end of the world. Well… almost… in the North of Vietnam, in fact, near the Chinese border. More information in this Hoang Su Phi travel guide to prepare well your trip. Location, access and climate Where is Hoang Su Phi located? Hoang Su Phi is located in Ha Giang Province. In the far north of Vietnam, not far from the Chinese border. A region that has long remained away from tourist destinations. It has kept a wild and rustic beauty, sculpted by the rice terraces. These majestic lands are home to a…

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    Pu Luong Nature Reserve travel Guide

    Pu Luong Nature Reserve: Pu Luong Nature Reserve is decorated with limestone scenery, amazing beauty and culture. It stretches from Mai Chau in the north to Cuc Phuong National Park in the south. The reserve is rich with limestone mountains, bamboo forests, jungle, beautiful rice terraces and breathtaking scenery. The Pu Luong nature reserve was established in 1999, it is located about 150 km southwest of the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi. It is a nature reserve with a total area of ​​176.62 square kilometers of which 3/4 are mainly tropical forests. Pu Luong Nature Reserve is also the home of the Muong and Thai ethnic groups. Pu Luong Nature Reserve…