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Underwater life goes above ground in a quiet Hanoi village

Underwater life goes above ground in a quiet Hanoi village

The Yen Phu Village has some quirks. It is a village in the heart of the capital city. It is cut off from the mainstream city, yet part of it. And it is also known as the Yen Phu pet fish village, the biggest supplier of marine creatures for all of northern Vietnam. Getting there is not difficult. Turn left from Thanh Nien Road on the banks of the West Lake into Yen Phu Street, and after about 500 meters, another…

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In pictures: #Vietnam this week

In pictures: #Vietnam this week

A bridge across time More than 100 years old, Hanoi’s Long Bien Bridge is still functional, spanning the verdant Red River bed. In the distance, a few skyscrapers stand out, marking the capital’s growth into a modern city. Photo taken by Instagram account ngodungphoto. Read more Source link

The bamboo shoot salad of the forest

The bamboo shoot salad of the forest

The magnificent bamboo shoot salad of the forest Dinh Van Ta, a Binh Phuoc Province resident, makes his own unique salad from bamboo shoots, peanuts and lemon leaves. Comments (0) Latest firstHighest rated Source link

Hanoi celebrates 20 years as ‘City for Peace’

Hanoi celebrates 20 years as ‘City for Peace’

More than 10,000 joined a walk for peace around the iconic Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake Saturday morning while a street carnival presented a colorful picture of cultural diversity as Hanoi promoted itself as a destination of peace, friendship and cooperation. Several cultural activities and music performances will take place on Saturday and Sunday nights at the Ly Thai To Statue garden in downtown Hanoi, part of the weekend pedestrian area around Hoan Kiem Lake. The activities seek to introduce locals…

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Exploring 100-year-old alley in Saigon’s Chinatown

Exploring 100-year-old alley in Saigon’s Chinatown

Exploring 100-year-old alley in Saigon’s Chinatown By Hien Duc  &nbspJuly 13, 2019 | 12:04 pm GMT+7 Hao Si Phuong, an alley in District 5 where many ethnic Chinese live, retains its traditional architecture from early last century. Comments (0) Latest firstHighest rated Source link

Glimpses of a lifestyle that is worth our salt

Glimpses of a lifestyle that is worth our salt

Around 40 kilometers to the north of Nha Trang, the popular beach town in central Vietnam, Hon Khoi, a sleepy seaside town in Ninh Hoa Commune is home to people whose entire lives are spent harvesting salt. The salt is produced in fields along Doc Let Beach, an almost entirely isolated and largely undeveloped beach whose white sands and turquoise waters play second fiddle to the salt fields, which have become an Instagram hotspot in recent years.  Travelers and/or photographers…

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In Hanoi, some trees are family members

In Hanoi, some trees are family members

Hanoi develops an extra appreciation for trees in summer, when it gets hot. Then, it is a common sight to see motorcyclists take every chance they get to stand in their shade, especially at traffic signals. In a residential area not far from downtown Hanoi, the appreciation has gone a lot further. Big trees have been incorporated into the homes of hundreds of residents of the Kim Lien Living Quarters in the downtown Dong Da District. Built in 1959, the…

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