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Beauties go to town

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This year’s Miss Earth contestants wrapped up their outdoor activities in the beautiful towns of Hoi An and Nha Trang early this week.  The contest now moves to the Vinpearl Resort where the finale will take place on December 4. During the pre-contest fanfare, the girls were divided into two groups. One stayed at Nha Trang’s White Sand Resort and the other was whisked away to Hoi An’s Palm Garden Resort. They spent their days planting trees, practicing yoga, riding bicy...

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Magic Vietnamese herbs

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Cha la lot and cha xuong song are dishes in which pork and beef are wrapped in leaves and grilled or fried. But they are time-consuming dishes to cook. Lean pork is cut into small pieces and mixed with thinly sliced spring onions and a bit of fish sauce. This mixture is ground until it becomes tender. The la lotand xuong song leaves are washed and dried before the frying. The la lot and xuong song leaves are used to wrap the meat mixture and fr...

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New wildlife park planned for north Vietnam

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Authorities in the northern province of Ninh Binh have approved plans for a new 1,500 square-hectare wildlife park in the north-central province, the government website reported Thursday. The park, to be located in Nho Quan District, will be divided into six main areas, including a theme park, and a center for wildlife study and care. Further details about the project, however, have yet to be released. Ninh Binh already boasts Cuc Phuong National Park, which is home t...

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Cua Van among world's most beautiful villages

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Cua Van village in Ha Long Bay has been recognised as one of the most beautiful villages around the world by Journeyetc.com, a travel blog that provide useful guidance on and latest information about the travel market. In a recent article featuring the world’s 16 exceptionally charming villages, Journeyetc.com said tourists will be amazed at the historical sites and the cobble stone streets of the village. It is definitely one of the most scenic around the world, it said, advising visito...

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One Pillar Pagoda recognised as unique example of Asian architecture

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Asia Book of Records has recognised Hanoi’s One Pillar Pagoda as one of Asia’s most unique pieces of architecture. One-pillar pagoda is a tourist attraction in Hanoi  According to Dai Viet Su Ky Toan Thu, The Complete History of Great Viet, the pagoda was built in the winter of 1049 under the reign of King Ly Thai Tong who dreamed of seeing the Goddess of Mercy sitting in a lotus throne and talking him to it. When awaking, the king told his mandarins about his dream and one of...

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Staying the night at Dao Village

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Just spending one night with a Dao minority family is a great experience for tourists. In the Nam Choong village of Xin Man Commune, Ha Giang Province, tourists can do just that as they can easily find a cozy homestay for the night and enjoy the hot spring that runs through the village during the day as they experience the daily routines of Dao people. Xin Man Commune is located in the north-west area of Ha Giang Province but tourists can reach it from the city of Ha Giang or Lao Cai. Nam Cho...

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Ha Noi to taste ethnic flavour

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HA NOI — The most attractive cultural features of ethnic groups in Tay Nguyen (the Central Highlands) will be presented during the second Central Highlands Cultural Days event organised in Ha Noi this month. Representatives from five Central Highland provinces, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Gia Lai, Kon Tum and Lam Dong, will participate in the event, helping to mark the 67th anniversary of the August 1945 Revolution and National Day (September 2). This year's event will introduce the cultural iden...

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VN-Korean AO victims on epic bike trip

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DA NANG –  Two Vietnamese and four South Korean Agent Orange/Dioxin victims will join in a trans-Viet Nam cycling tour from November 1-25. The 20-member group will start the ride in HCM City and wind through 1,700 kilometres to Ha Noi. The event is to raise awareness and support for AO victims. During the cycling, participants, which includes artists, sportsmen and AO victims, will meet up with local associations for AO victims. The team is expected to arrive in central Da Nang Ci...

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