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Com Vong (Green Sticky Rice)

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Speaking of culinary culture in Hanoi, we cannot fail to mention a specialty of Hanoi – green (young) sticky rice from Vong village. This is a folk and elegant food in the occasion of the fall season.
Com Vong (Green sticky rice or Young sticky rice) made in Vong village.
Vong village in Hanoi, is said to produce the best green sticky rice in Vietnam. When autumn comes (August to Oct), Hanoians remember and love the special taste of this very good green sticky rice from Vong village which is a special gift for many travelers to Hanoi in the fall season.

If you are lucky, you will find this special dish at your hotel breakfast too. Served with ripe bananas, green sticky rice is truly delicious. Green sticky rice is often eaten by hand, directly from the lotus leaves, a pinch at a time. When eating green sticky rice, you must enjoy slowly and chew very deliberately in order to appreciate all the scents, tastes, and plasticity of the young rice which is sweet, nutty and butter…

Mun Island Nha Trang

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Just 10km away and 45 minutes of on boat travel from Cầu Đá Harbor, Nha Trang CityMun Island Nha Trang (Hòn Mun), a true natural heaven, hides within the mesmerizing beauty that any traveller will totally fall in love with. So what do you expect when making your trip to Mun Island?
With the natural location near the hot ocean current from the equatorial line and special sea bottom terrain, Mun Island is an ideal “home” that Mother Nature provides to a tremendous amount of marine creatures. Especially, the coral reef in Mun Island is the treasure that hard to be found elsewhere around the world. Among 2000 coral and aquatic species that are found globally, Hòn Mun already has with it 1,500 species. This is absolutely a must-go destination for not only tourist, travellers who want to escape from the modern life of Nha Trang city but also a perfect landing site of scientific activities.

Do not think you only can go to Mun Island and lay back under the warm sunshine and a …

Trip to Van Long Nature Reserve

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Van Long is the largest wetland nature reserve in the northern region of Vietnam. Van Long nature reserve is located northeast of Gia Vien district, Ninh Binh province (about 100km far away from Hanoi capital). In 1999, it became a nature reserve, listed as a wetland protected area and a systems of special-use forests in Vietnam.

Van Long nature reserve is a region of high biodiversity, limestone ecosystem that is home to the largest population of Trachypithecus delacouri in Vietnam with over 100 individuals. Van Long wetland is a diverse ecosystem. In addition to the two main ecosystems, wetland and limestone forest, there are also ecosystems in the fields, lawns, swidden fields and village ecosystems.

Not only is the nature reserve, Van Long wetland is also an attractive landscape. Van Long lagoon is known as “wave-free bay” because when you go on a boat on the lagoon, you will see the water surface as a giant mirror. The landscape is like a mountain and water pa…

What to buy in Hanoi on your trip

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If you’re particularly enthusiastic about quality textiles, clothes and handicrafts, jewelry, embroidery shopping in Hanoi will not disappoint you. There are good range of day and night markets, luxury stores around the old quarter or Hoan Kiem area. Also, the best thing about shopping in Hanoi is that you can do it all on foot, just take a tour around the old quarter then you may end ups with buying a lot of things there.
Here’s below our recommendation for some featured gifts or souvenir you you can buy while you are in Hanoi. Ask us if you have other interests in particular products, we will guide you through the best places for shopping and bargaining.

1. Silk and Embroidery

Travelers should not miss authentic traditional silk when visiting Hanoi. There are some differences in the way locals make silk in each region of Vietnam but Van Phuc village in Hanoi has been renowned for making the best silk in the country. You can buy draw silk, print silk or patterned silk with na…