8 must-try dishes to give you a true taste of Hue

These unadulterated treats pack a flavorful punch in Viet Nam’s former capital. 1. Mussels with rice/noodles This specialty can be found across the spectrum of restaurants Hue ... Continue Reading →

Quang Nam Silk Village

Tourists who have a chance to visit the central coast province of Quang Nam should check out Silk Village at 28 Nguyen Tat Thanh Street in Hoi An. The venue was established by Le Thai ... Continue Reading →

Banh beo xu Hue (Hue bloating fren-shaped cake)

Banh beo is a specialty and indispensable in Hue City. Banh beo is delicious with its core stuffed with small shrimps and sauce made from a mixture of fish sauce, sugar, garlic, chilly ... Continue Reading →

Vietnam Folk Literature

Since coming into existence, Vietnamese literature has been rich in folklore and proverbs; tales that have been handed down from generation to generation, gradually becoming valuable ... Continue Reading →

Customs of Chewing Betel and Areca Nuts and smoking thuoc lao

According to legends, chewing quid of betel and areca has been a custom since the Hung Vuong period and is connected to the antique legend of betel and areca. A quid of betel, also ... Continue Reading →

Vietnam Wedding Ceremony

Getting married is an important event in a Vietnamese’s life. The procedure of the ancient wedding ceremony was very complicated. Current wedding ceremony procedures include the following ... Continue Reading →

Funeral Ceremony

“The sense of the dead is that of the final,” says a Vietnamese proverb, meaning that funeral ceremonies must be solemnly organized. Formerly funeral ceremonies went as following: ... Continue Reading →

Gie Trieng ethnic group

Name of ethnic group: Gie Trieng (Dgich, Tareh, Giang Ray, Pin, Trieng, Treng Ta Lieng, Ve, La Ve, and Bnoong). Population: 30,243 people (Year 1999). Locality: Kon Tum Province and ... Continue Reading →

Ha Nhi ethnic group

Name of ethnic group: Ha Nhi (U Ni and Xa U Ni). Population: 17,535 people (Year 1999). Locality: Lai Chau and Lao Cai provinces. Continue Reading →

French domination period (1857-1945)

On August 31, 1858, a French naval squadron attacked Danang, launching  several episodes of a war of colonial conquest waged by French imperialism between 1858 and 1884 and resulting ... Continue Reading →