Monthly Archives: Tháng Chín 2013

Shwedagon golden temple – The pride of Myanmar

If Myanmar is regarded as the “Land of the golden tower” with the unique Buddhist works, the majestic Shwedagon Golden Temple is the “pride” of this country.

shwedagon

Myanmar cultural heritage: Shwedagon golden temple

Shwedagon Pagoda is one of the most famous religious architecture in the world. It is not known exactly when this temple was built, but according to archaeologists, Shwedagon Pagoda has a history of over 2,500 years, was built in the sixth century to the tenth century

Located atop a hill in Yangon Singuttara, north Kandawgyi lake. Majestic Shwedagon, the pride of Myanmar and is considered one of the masterpieces of the world. Golden Shwedagon pagoda including 1,000 towers to surround the temple center. This huge golden tower is 99m high, is the center of the temple, including 3 main parts: the bottom of the tower, the tower and the tower itself.

Originally, the tower was built of brick, and only more than 20 meters high but then continually building supplement and to the 18th century reached its current height of 99m.

Shwedagon pagoda

Shwedagon golden temple – one of the 10 most famous tourist destinations in Myanmar

The entire tower covered in a layer of gold on the outside, each gold leaf about the size of 20 x 20 cm was attached to a tower with rivets. According to statistics, the lower half of the tower was covered by 8688 gold leaf, while the upper half is 13,153 gold leaves. Crown-shaped tower, which was attached by 5448 diamonds, 2317 rubies, sapphire and other precious stones, with 1065 small gold bells. On the flag at the top of the tower, was attached by a diamond weighing 76 carats (15 g). Shwedagon Pagoda was renovated several times after the impact of natural disasters, particularly when the temple is influenced by earthquake at least 8 times in the 17th century. The current temple was rebuilt after the 1786 earthquake.

Shwedagon pagoda

Shwedagon golden temple, at night

The gilded Buddha statues inside the temple. Whether the daytime under the sun or at night under bright lights, the entire temple and especially the gold spiers is always majestic, brilliant. However, the majority of the people of Myanmar as well as tourists, the time is probably to admire the best Shwedagon at sunset

According to legend, two Myanmar trader brothers are Bhallika and Taphussa, traded in India and Buddhist enlightenment. Upon returning home, they bring 8 hairs of the Buddha Sakyamuni. With the help of the king at the time, Okkalapa. Two brothers built Shwedagon Pagoda to store the hairs of the Buddha

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Unique cuisine in Halong, Vietnam

In the opinion of many tourists who visited Halong Bay, one of the impression that they can enjoy the taste of seafood of Halong sea – cuisine in Halong. And, this potential has been developed by trading enterprises in Ha Long, make an impression with tourists coming to Halong Vietnam …

Ha Long bay

Halong Bay isn’t stranger names by natural scenery and delicious dishes. With many kind of seafood that natural gift, the people in Ha Long also have many ways to processing. In Halong, many specialties have become well-known brands such as: Cha Muc Halong ( Dished made from grinded squid then fried. A special dish in Ha Long, Vietnam ), fish sauce Cai Rong, geoduck in Van Don …

Coming to Ha Long, tourists have many options about the location to enjoy, such as on cruise ships visiting the bay, in restaurants, cafes, or at family friends, relatives etc…

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Cuisine in Halong, Vietnam: Some special dish

Bun xao with Ngan (Austriella corrugata)

Bun xao Ngan

Speaking about the specialty of Halong Bay, many people often mention is Ngan first. There are many places in Ha Long Bay where have Ngan, Ngan in Bach Dang river is the tastiest, fattest. Ngan can be processed dishes such as Grilled, steamed, cooked porridge, fried with noodles or vegetables…

Blood cockle

Blood Cockle

Quang Ninh is not only famous for Ha Long Bay but also known for a wide variety of seafood. One of these species is blood cockle of Hung Yen. Blood cockle have hard shells, intestinal is red as blood, is very nutritious food.

Grilled Calamari with Steamed Rolled Pancakes

In all the coastal regions of Vietnam, squid can be found. Those in Nha Trang are renowned for their large size, while in Ha Long they are famous for their original taste. Squid is usually sun-dried and then grilled, or also browned in fat.

Cha muc and Roll cake

Processing chả mực (chopped and grilled squid) requires clever hands and experience, from choosing the squids to dissecting its bowels, ink-vesicles and removing the outer skin. Ingredients are added, its flesh is pounded and finally it is cooked in fat. After browning it turns a deep yellow, and acquires a pervasive fragrance and sweet taste. It is often eaten with steamed rolled rice pancakes or with glutinous rice. In Ha Long City, there is a whole street of households specialized in making this dish near Bạch Ðằng Thearter called “Grilled Calamari With Steamed Rolled Pancakes Street” (phố chả mực bánh cuốn).

Ca Say of TienYen

Ca Say Tien Yen

Ca Say is a hybrid of duck bred for many years in this locality. The inhabitants of Tien Yen cook the dish with a sweet-scented special sauce of fish and ginger. The flesh of Ca Say has a very unique flavour.

Sour pork hash and Shipworm soup of Quang Yen

Nem chua

The sour pork hash of Quảng Yên may be compared to other northern specialties of pounded pork products, but the species of shipworm in Quảng Yên can not to be found anywhere else but in the currents of the Chanh River.

Horseshoe Crab of Halong

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Coming to Ha Long Bay, you have been enjoyed grilled calamari , the dish made from Ngan then you can not ignore a seafood specialties here, Horseshoe Crab, nutritious delicious food

Halong Bay And Catba Island Vacation (4 days)

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4 great tourist destinations for autumn holidays 2013 in Vietnam

Autumn is the best time of the year when the yellow leaves will fall in the cold and be the ideal tourist season for people who love nature, love the change of grass, tree and earth.

sapa autumn

When summer go by, the sky became bluer and also less muggy than. Moreover, prices began down to travel because the summer peak tourist months finished. If you want to look at the new city at the moment now let’s schedule plan for your autumn holidays 2013 because Autumn is the shortest season and fastest in year

4 great tourist destinations for autumn 2013 in Vietnam

sapa autumn

Sapa – spectacular rice terraces in Asia

In Autumn, Sa Pa – Lao Cai (Vietnam) are very beautiful with yellow rice on the terraced fields at the foot of Fansipan majestic mountain.

Is the most beautiful season of the year, the terraced fields have hundreds of years “as a ladder to the sky,” that domestic and foreign tourists admire. These fields are whether large or small, still attract viewers. Fields with have hundreds of hectares such as Ta Van, Lao Chai, Ta Phin … like the giant landscape picture with soft curving lines.

Adventure and trekking tour in Sapa (5 days and 4 Nights)

Autumn night on Halong Bay

Halong autumn

Althought you have ever come one of the wonders of the world many times but in Autumn, you will have a different feel.

Autumn brings Halong magical moonlit night with the water as is covered by a layer of iridescent mercury, limestone is more gold and a few small fishing boats … In this space, enjoying the fresh seafood with relatives or view the fanciful beauty, it’s really awesome

Halong autumn

Halong Bay And Catba Island Vacation (4 days)

Da Lat Flower

Dalat flower

Dalat Autumn welcome you by the hidden mist on the lake, on the slopes with small colorful flowers sprouting from anywhere on the land. In addition to walking, visiting the scenic spots, alone in the cool space, you can also visit the Dalat night market with abundant items and featured.

Phu Quoc, peaceful sea

Phuquoc autumn

Coming to Phu Quoc this season, you do not only relax in the sunshine on the beach without people but also enjoy a variety of characteristic product such as seafood, fruits, scrumptious sauce… These activities should not be overlooked here as squid fishing, diving or view coral, pearl, exploring forests or relaxing at Da Tranh streams.

Phu Quoc island vacation (5 days)

Phuquoc autumn

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