Panorama of the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia

Bai Dinh pagoda (Ninh Binh) have massive architectural complex, located on the campus of 700 hectares with 20 items and holds many records in Vietnam.

Bai Dinh pagoda

The construction started in 2004, to mid-2008, Bai Dinh pagoda inaugurated the first stage and expected complete the temple in 2015. Not only is it the largest temple in Vietnam but also is considered the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia.

This is a large temple and owns a lot of record in Vietnam. In 2010, Bai Dinh pagoda hosts celebration procession first relics from India to Vietnam.

Bai Dinh pagoda

The architecture of temple’s roof is divided into 3 floors dark brown, 3 curved roofs rose like phoenix tail, the traditional Vietnamese architecture, you can be found in the Hue palace or the ancient pagoda.

Bai Dinh pagoda

Bronze Buddha statue, weighing 80 tons which seated on top the hill of Bai Dinh pagoda and was recognized as the largest Buddha statue in the Vietnam by ( Vietkings ). This is one of five new record of Bai Dinh Pagoda.

Bai Dinh pagoda's tower

Bai Dinh pagoda’s tower has 13 stories and is being built. This is considered the highest pagoda’s tower in Southeast Asia

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Vietnam Tour: Discover Hoi An old town

hoian

Hoi An is a small city with around 88,000 residents, hidden away about halfway down Vietnam’s coast. Unlike the big cities, it doesn’t have lots of traffic and crowds. It’s popular with tourists and a well-established place on the backpacker trail. It’s a place of art-and-craft shops and countless tailors who make made-to-measure clothing for a fraction of western prices.

Hoi An is an exceptionally well-preserved example of 15th- to 19th-century South-East Asian trading ports. Buildings and street plans reflect indigenous and foreign influences in the heritage site. It’s a pedestrian-friendly place so you can wander around and take it all in.

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U Bein Bridge

U Bein is a famous bridge on the outskirts of Mandalay. It is the oldest wooden bridge and longest on the world.

U Bein Bridge Myanmar

U Bein with a length of 1.2 km was made from teak wood and crossing the Taungthaman shallow lake, Mandalay. The bridge was built by U Bein people in the mid-19th century when the capital Innwa (Ava) Kingdom was moved closer to Amarapura.

Because there are no handrails and great length, would be very difficult. So you have to be very careful when going through the bridge.

The bridge has become a familiar location of the local people and the Buddhists come to see the sun set in the end of the day

U Bein Bridge Myanmar

U Bein Bridge Myanmar

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The temple ceremony in early spring

The temple ceremony in early

For many families, attend temple on early year to pray a peaceful year, happy, prosperous… Go to the temple, people do not only pray for the family but also for everyone. There are plenty of people to pray Buddha with many different aspirations. Adults desire the prosperity, boys, girls wish for a better love …

Can be said that the temple ceremony in early spring is a beauty of Vietnam culture. The Vietnamese believe that the temple ceremony in early is not only simply to pray but also was time for people comeback to the spiritual world after busy times in the living.

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The temple ceremony in early spring

The temple ceremony in early

For many families, attend temple on early year to pray a peaceful year, happy, prosperous… Go to the temple, people do not only pray for the family but also for everyone. There are plenty of people to pray Buddha with many different aspirations. Adults desire the prosperity, boys, girls wish for a better love …

Can be said that the temple ceremony in early spring is a beauty of Vietnam culture. The Vietnamese believe that the temple ceremony in early is not only simply to pray but also was time for people comeback to the spiritual world after busy times in the living.

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Opening Tet Giap Ngo festival 2014 in Hanoi, Vietnam

Tet Giap Ngo 2014

On the evening 19/01/2014, Youth culture house has celebrated the opening of Vietnamese Tet festival – Tet Giap Ngo 2014, which lasted from from 19/12 lunar to to 5/1 lunar with many musical activities, “ông đồ” street …

Opening festival, master Pham Dang Khuong, deputy director of the Youth cultural house, introduced the activities of festivals throughout the year.

Tet Giap Ngo 2014

Tet Giap Ngo 2014

spring newspaper

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The Fireworks locations on New Year’s Eve Tet Giap Ngo 2014

Let’s find out Fireworks locations across the country on New Year’s Eve (Tet Giap Ngo) 2014 with Huong Viet Travel

Firework

In Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh City will organize firework heights at 0:00 AM, 01/01/2014 at the Saigon River Tunnel (District 2) and Dam Sen Cultural Park (District 11).

In Hanoi

According to plan, New Year’s Eve in Hanoi will organize firework heights at Hoankiem Lake and some downtown areas, low-level fireworks in the county, district and town.

In Da Nang

City People’s Committee approved plans to hold 2 fireworks locations in New Year’s Eve Tet Giap Ngo 2014

Firework

Accordingly

Position 1: in northeastern Han River bridge including park sidewalk Bach Dang Street, Thach Thang Ward, Hai Chau (near Le Van Duyet street); sidewalk in Tran Hung Dao street, An Hai Bac ward, Son Tra district ( near Nguyen The Loc road).

Position 2: in the southwest Dragon bridge including park sidewalk 2/9 street, Binh Hien Ward, Hai Chau District (the area of the Han River cruise ships); Tran Hung Dao street, An Hai Tay ward, Son Tra district

Total number of fireworks used are 2,000 high-range fireworks. Total shooting time is 15 minutes, beginning 00 days 0 hours 30-1-2014 (1st Lunar New Year).

In Binh Phuoc

Plan New Year’s Eve festival with the theme “Binh Phuoc: spring colors” will be organized on 30-1-2014 at 22:30 pm (30 December lunar day)

Dong Thap not fireworks on New Year’s Eve 2014

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Sapa: beautiful snowfall like Europe

From this morning 12/15/2013, snow began to fall in Sapa. Houses and trees coated with a “coat” of white, beautiful and surprise. Sapa: beautiful snowfall as Europe.

Snow in Sapa

The strengthening cold air has made the northern sunk in deep freeze

Around 8am (15/12), in the cold below 0 degrees C, the first snow of this winter fall down Sapa (Lao Cai) at Xe Mountain area, Fansipan. Then, the snow has expanded to O Quy Ho Pass area (the longest pass in Vietnam) , Silver Falls.

By noon, snow was clinging to trees and covered with white a layer, thick 5-7cm on the road, roof … At Seo Chung Ho, Ban Ho (15km from Sapa), snow covered peaks. Has snow, Sa Pa suddenly becomes magical, beautiful like the middle of winter in Europe. Many travelers said that they are lucky when travel to Sapa at the right occasion.

Snow in Sapa

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17 pm, the snow continued to fall down, traffic jams.

According to Le Thanh Hai, deputy director of the Center for Hydrometeorology Forecast Central, Sapa snow is so cold air mass moving north down associated with tropical weather in west wind effects. He said more, snowfall will continue until 16/12, then the temperature will increase.

Snow in Sapa

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Snow in Sapa

Snow in Sapa

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Shwedagon Pagoda (Golden Temple) in Myanmar where organizes SEA Games 27th

Shwedagon Pagoda (Golden Temple) is one of the famous religious architecture in the world, including 1,000 towers surrounded the temple to center.

Shwedagon Golden Temple

Shwedagon is the most sacred temple and a symbol for the country Myanmar where is organizing SEA Games 27th

Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon that located on a hilltop in Yangon Singuttara, north of lake Kandawgyi, is considered one of the masterpieces of world

Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda

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Sapa tour with delicious dishes

Sapa is not only famous for its natural beauty and landscapes, cool and fresh air, Sapa is best known for specialties. Sapa cuisine mirrors the country’s cultural and ethnic diversity.

Sapa

Its main characteristic is the systematic use of fresh, light products, mainly tropical or temperate fruit and vegetables. It offers a wide variety of foods ranging from meats, crustaceans and fish to delicious vegetarian specialties accompanied with all sorts of vegetables, herbs, spices and sauces …

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“Lam” rice ( Bamboo cooked rice)

“Lam” rice (or Bamboo Cooked Rice) is a typical dish of ethnic minorities in mountainous area of Northern Vietnam. Originally, “lam” rice was invented as a kind of food for long journey in the forests. Upon the journey, Vietnamese ethnic people can cook rice in a bamboo pipe instead of a pot. By the time passed, “lam” rice has become popular, and is preferred as impressive blend of rice, stream water and slight scent of bamboo.

bamboo cooked rice sa pa

“Lam” rice is made from sticky rice which is grown on the hills. Sticky rice is put in a bamboo pipe and added some water. For more delicious taste, ethnic people usually use stream water and add some salt in. The bamboo pipe then will be sealed up by banana leaves and roasted above red coals or hot fire. That process will be done within about 30 minutes.“Lam” rice is served with grilled chicken or grilled Man pork. Some sesame and salt are indispensible while eating this dish. Let try fine and hot “lam” rice in cold weather of Sapa once in your life!

Five color steamed glutinous rice

Steamed glutinous rice with seven colors is called “xoi bay mau” in Vietnam; it is a traditional dish in festivals of Nung Din ethnic in Muong Khuong province (Lao Cai). This dish has seven colors such as pink, vermilion, scarlet, bright green, yellow green, banana leaf green and yellow and especially these colors is made from natural tree so you can totally feel secure when eating it.

five color steamed glutinous rice

On the first of July every year, Nung Din people usually hold festival to celebrate a victory. In the festival, steamed glutinous rice with seven colors is always displayed as an indispensable food. Moreover, in the concept of Nung Nin people, eating the steamed glutinous rice with seven colors will get lucky and good things. This dish is the pride of Nung Din women because it expresses their ingenuity and skill.

Carried under arm pig ( lợn cắp nách )

Sapa is well-known for its dishes of “lon cap nach”, which symbolizes

the image of local people tucking their pigs under their arms as they bring them to the market for sale. Its meat can be steamed, boiled, baked, stewed, and the taste is very delicious.

Carried under arm pig

This kind of food is so well-known that many luxury restaurants use it for their big parties or many people use it in their meeting occasions at the end of year or on holidays.

Brook fishes

Sapa residents are also very fond of their fish. One type called brook fish, because they are residents of the areas mountainous streams or brooks. Brook fish are various in types from white fattened-body fish such as ditch fish, goby to the fish whose color is mixed BETWEEN black and stone moss color.

Brook fish Sapa

Sapa brook fish are usually not big, just equal to an adult finger, or a knife handle as the biggest. The most special secret is that these brook fish has no fishy flavor. Once catched, fish are often grilled on coal immediately at the stream in order to store or bring to restaurants in town for sale. After being grilled, fish’s head, tail and fins are very crisp while the fish’s round body still maintains the fiber muscles-unique characteristics only for such mountainous species.

Salmon in Sapa

Such fish which live only in cold regions like America or Europe have been imported but only successfully adopted in Sapa. With bold taste, pretty pink meat, high nutritional ingredients, salmon is one of the most luxurious dishes for tourists coming to Sapa – Lao Cai. Sometimes, salmon is not only delicious by its taste, but also attractive by the thought and curiosity of tasting it once.

Salmon in Sapa

With a cool climate all year round and a cold winter even with snow covers, Sapa salmon is blessed to have flesh meat, firm muscles and no grease which is suitable for processing many different dishes. The most prominent are salmon hot pots, salmon salads and grilled salmon … In the cold of Sapa, with a cup of wild cat apple wine, enjoying a full-of-smoke salmon hot pot together with early-foggy-covered wild vegetables will be surely an unforgettable moment for visitors.

Field mushroom

Going anywhere in Sapa, you are also invited to buy field mushroom- a specialties of Sapa’ mountains and forests.At any restaurants in Sapa, you can easily enjoy this kind of food. After soaking in water, these field mushrooms still keep the taste of mountainous land and flavor of forest trees.

field mushroom

If you are gastronomic, you should choose “mushroom foot”. This is a mix of body of mushroom, meat, dried cuttlefish and some spices. You can eat it with many kinds of vegetables here. I must sure that if you have once time to try this food, you never forget it as well as nerver forget Sapa.

Cat cider in Sapa

Cat apple tree grows wild very much on the Hoang Lien Son mountain range in Sapa Vietnam. People soaked cat apple into a kind of brown liquor and sweet aromatic characteristics. This alcohol is rural but original. It is made from a kind of apple (cat apple) which only grows in forests where are sunny, windy. Therefore, this apple absorbs tastes of sky, taste of land, taste of mountains; and it contains four tastes sour, sweet, bitter, acrid. Cat drinking cider initially felt like drinking carbonated soft drinks, but more and more taking ecstasy.

Thang Co

Thang Co - Sapa

Thang Co is created by Hmong people in Vietnam, Someone tried to explain the word by Chinese-Vietnamese pronunciation – Thang Co means soup of bones.The dish is traditionally made from horse meat, including almost all the offal such as intestines, liver, and kidneys, but beef and pork may also be used.The meat and offal are cut into small pieces and mixed with special spices that are popular with the Mong people. Then all the ingredients are poured in a big pot of water and simmered over a fire for a long time.

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Vegetables in Sapa

Sapa specialties such as white and green cauliflower, red beetroot, and chayote squash thrive in Sapa’s temperate climate. Tens of thousands of Sapa’s chayotes are distributed nationwide each year.

Vegetables in Sapa

While many of Sapa’s vegetables are sold throughout the country, the more delicate and most tasty varieties are only available in the markets of Sapa. One example of this is “ngong”, the local word for the budded stems of old and stunted vegetables. There are many kinds of ngong, such as the stems of garlic, cabbage, kohlrabi, and chayote. Ngong is best served fried with garlic or various kinds of meat.

Khang Gai Dried Meat

Khang Gai Dried Meat

The meat of horses, pigs are usually hung up by the H’Mong. These meat will be chopped into pieces about 2-3 kilograms and hung up in order to store. When eating meat, they will clean dust and cook with tomatoes, bamboo shoots… Dried meat is fleshy, fragrant and crispy

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