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The World Heritage of Ho Citadel

Five years ago the Ho Citadel, a fortress in Thanh Hoa province, was recognized as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Also known as the Tay Do Fortress, An Ton Citadel or the Thanh...

Central Noodle Soup

Never ask for phở or vermicelli in Central Vietnam. Instead, request noodle soup. Noodle soup is an affordable, popular dish, and can rival other delicacies. Although it resembles phở and vermicelli since they all...

Chicken Rice A Fine Delicacy Of Hoi An Old Town

Chicken – boiled, roasted, simmered with salt, with ginger or shredded, are always fascinating no matter how it is made. Not to mention, chicken sticky rice, soup vermicelli, chicken phở, chicken vermicelli or chicken...
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Biosphere Reserves Flourish in Vietnam

What is a biosphere reserve? It is a specific zone designated by a country and recognized by Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB), a division of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)....

A Spring Day At The Market Of Muong Khuong

“Climbing the ladder won't reach up to heaven, How to pluck the sun with a pole?” The melody of Phuoi Pac folk song sung by Nung maidens in the misty dawn echoing with the sound of...

Let The Light Shine In – Install A Skylight And Transform Your Space

Dark rooms with insufficient windows and ventilation can be gloomy. Skylights are a great solution, providing easy access to natural light and fresh air. Thanks to advanced technology and modern construction materials, skylights are now...

Capturing the Crafts of the Annam People

Henri Joseph Oger was born in 1885 in Montrevault, Maine-et-Loire, France. He arrived in Annam in 1908 and was enrolled in the Hanoi Colonial College. In 1910, Oger became a novice officer in an...