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Rowing boat on Co Co River

Rowing boat on Co Co River

08:24 | 06/03/2015

In a beautiful spring afternoon, 72-year-old Le Van Hiep rows a boat to take me around in a sightseeing tour along the snaking Lo Canh Giang River, known by local people as Co Co (stork’s neck) River, reported the Saigontimes.

A journey to Ban Gioc Waterfall

A journey to Ban Gioc Waterfall

15:05 | 27/02/2015

Standing in front of Ban Gioc Waterfall in the northern upland province of Cao Bang, I think one cannot resist its magnificence.

Serene Lung Tam Village

Serene Lung Tam Village

14:27 | 25/02/2015

Nestled under the foot of hills in Quan Ba District in Ha Giang Province, Lung Tam Village attracts many travelers from near and far owing to its astonishing landscape and serenity and Mong ethnic minority women in colorful attire.

Tet of H’Mong ethnic group

Tet of H’Mong ethnic group

16:41 | 21/02/2015

The traditional Tet of the H’Mong ethnic minority people starts from November 30th of the lunar calendar, one month before the nation’s traditional lunar New Year festival. Like other ethnic groups, H’Mong ethnic minorities from Hoa Binh province welcome Tet jubilantly with a prayer for a prosperous and happy new year.

Traditional dishes for Tet

Traditional dishes for Tet

15:19 | 11/02/2015

Enjoying traditional dishes is what makes the Lunar New Year, or Tet, special. On this special occasion, people in the countryside gather together to make specialties such as banh chung and banh tet (glutinous rice cakes), mam (fermented fish or shrimp), dua (pickled vegetables) and mut (jam). Yet for city people, it is a difficult task to make those Tet specialties due to their busy work and small urban homes for preparing food, and due to a lack of ingredients and materials.

Travelling during Tet

Travelling during Tet

15:46 | 10/02/2015

The upcoming Lunar New Year holiday, or Tet, is a national holiday which turns most exciting one to two weeks before it starts. So tourists are advised to travel to different parts of the country to get hands-on knowledge of the bustling festive atmosphere.

The market has begun warming up

The market has begun warming up

14:28 | 10/02/2015

A mass of flowers, ornamental plants and fruits have streamed into Ho Chi Minh City to meet growing demand for the Lunar New Year Festival that will come in nine days.

Japanese zen garden in HCMC

Japanese zen garden in HCMC

14:16 | 10/02/2015

Located in a spacious place in HCMC’s Hoc Mon District, Tung Son Thach Park recreates a typical Japanese zen garden with a carpet of tiny gravels, whispering artificial waterfalls and pine trees, reported the Saigon Times.

Vi-Giam folk music in central provinces

Vi-Giam folk music in central provinces

15:31 | 09/02/2015

Nghe An and Ha Tinh provinces late last week received a UNESCO certificate that recognizes Vi-Giam folk music of the two north-central provinces as a world intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

Lucky money at Tet

Lucky money at Tet

15:16 | 09/02/2015

In addition to well wishes, the Vietnamese have a long tradition of giving lucky money to children during the Lunar New Year holiday, or Tet.

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