Hanoi

Dong Xuan Market: The Biggest Market in Hanoi Old Quarter

Dong Xuan Market is the largest covered market in Hanoi Old Quarter. Even though the day market specializes in wholesale goods, you can easily pick up retail items cheaply without bargaining. The night market is when it gets cooking with the tastiest food stalls.
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Hanoi

West Lake: Tranquility Amid Temples and Pagodas

West Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Hanoi with a most tranquil atmosphere. While strolling around, visit a mythical princess at Tay Ho Temple, or the God of the North Star at Quan Thanh Temple. But first, read about the fox and buffalo and other names for the lake.
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Hanoi

Hoan Kiem Lake: An Iconic Legend of Hanoi

Turtles are legendary in Vietnam. One story involves Hoan Kiem Lake also known as Lake of the Returned Sword. Find out why and discover the history of Hoan Kiem back to the 15th century. Visit Ngoc Son Temple and Huc Bridge, or take part in fun activities with locals.
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Ho Chi Minh

Cholon in Saigon or Chinatown in Ho Chi Minh City

Cholon, or Chinatown, used to be a separate city to Saigon. The word means ‘big market’, but there’s much more to Cholon and its place in the story of Saigon. Before you head to Saigon Chinatown, read about its unique character, food, pagodas, markets, and local customs.
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Ho Chi Minh

Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City

Ben Thanh Market is an iconic structure of Ho Chi Minh City. Its character, and location, has morphed and changed through Saigon’s historic ups and downs. Follow us through each merchandise gate to things you can buy, useful shopping tips, and handy Vietnamese phrases.
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Ho Chi Minh

Saigon Food in Vietnam: 25 Amazing Must-try Dishes

Vietnamese food is different from region to region and in Saigon, they all come together. There are, nonetheless, unique features that make Saigon food stand out. After reading this article, you’ll know for certain which are the best dishes in Saigon and where to find them.Food
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