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  • 21 TH02
    On God of Wealth’s day, Vietnamese jostle to buy gold

    On God of Wealth’s day, Vietnamese jostle to buy gold

    A day in the lunar calendar traditionally known as the day of the ‘God of Wealth’ in Vietnam is when people normally rush to buy gold in search of good fortune. However this year many have observed the tradition even before the day itself. As per Vietnamese tradition and custom, the tenth day of the Lunar New Year, which is today (February 17), is the day when the God of Wealth returns to heaven, creating the belief that buying gold then will bring good luck and prosperity throughout the year. Despite this, gold shops in...
    Written by: My Iris Hotel
  • 21 TH02
    Flavors of Vietnam

    Flavors of Vietnam

    THOUSANDS OF YEARS IN THE MAKING For centuries, Vietnamese cooks have been adapting the techniques, ingredients, and recipes of conquering overlords, trading partners, and neighboring nations, to create a cuisine that is arguably the best in the world, and certainly one of the healthiest. The flavors of Vietnam are fresh and light, featuring herbs such as basil, Vietnamese mint, lemongrass, and coriander/cilantro. The versatile fish sauce known as nuoc mam makes an appearance at most meals, as does seafood, and rice noodles, fresh vegetables, rice, and lime juice. Vietnam's three...
    Written by: LƯU NHÂN TIẾN
  • 21 TH02
    Vietnam's Top 12 Experiences

    Vietnam's Top 12 Experiences

    Vietnam offers terrific experiences that should be on every traveler’s list. Here are Fodor’s top picks for a memorable trip Halong Bay Thousands of limestone karsts jut skyward from emerald waters in this UNESCO World Heritage -listed seascape. The best way to see it is to hop by boat between islands, including scenic Cat Ba, home to a national park. The Imperial City, Hue The jewel of Hue’ s Citadel, this sprawling complex of majestic palaces and evocative temples brings the...
    Written by: My Iris Hotel