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MUSEUMS Ho Chi Minh Museum – Dragon House Wharf Dragon House Wharf, formerly known as Nha Rong, was built in 1863 by the local materials and European materials. It consists of 2- storey building according to the European architectural style, but the roof made by Orient style, head horse-shaped, anchor, and two dragons-shaped symbols on the top of the building, ... Read More »

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Le Van Duyet Temple Le Van Duyet was born in 1764, in the village of Long Hung, Tien Giang Province. He was a renowned military dignitary of the Nguyen Dynasty, and the last governor of tfie military province of Gia Dinh. Due to a long feud between Duyet and King Minh Mang in 1835, the king desecrated Duyet’s tomb and forbad ... Read More »

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PAGODAS, TEMPLES AND CATHE­DRAL Vinh Nghiem Pagoda Vinh Nghiem Pagoda is located on 339 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Road, District 3, is the biggest pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City. It was built between 1964 and 1971.The pagoda is noteworthy for its ancient Asian architecture, a vast sanctuary and eight-storey tower. On the first and fifth of lunar months, believers ... Read More »

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PARKS Dam Sen Park Covering 52ha on the corner of Lac Long Quan and Hoa Binh streets, Dam Sen Park is composed of various areas. There is an area for entertainment, including a central flower garden, water fountains, pine tree hills, a rose garden, a prehistoric valley, a fun house, a ball game centre, electronic games, and 3D cinema house, ... Read More »

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ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICT Ho Chi Minh City is divided in 19 urban dis­tricts and five rural districts. Urban districts are numbered from 1st to 12th, and also include Tan Binh, Binh Thanh, Phu Nhuan, Thu Duc, Go Vap, Binh Tan, and Tan Phu. As for rural districts: Nha Be, Can Gio, Hoc Mon, Cu Chi, Binh Chanh. HISTORY                While Ha Noi ... Read More »

HO CHI MINH CITY AND THE SOUTH-EAST – HO CHI MINH CITY

Ho Chi Minh City and neighbouring provinces including Ba Ria – Vung Tau, Dong Nai, Tay Ninh, Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc have set up the South East region. The region is located in the important and favourable position for developing economy and transportation in Viet Nam and Southeast Asia, which espe­cially gives many advantages for tourism development. Considering as the Pearl ... Read More »

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Ba Tang Waterfall It is a beautiful spot, 8km from Gia Nghia Town. To reach this waterfall, go along National Highway No14 in the contrary direc­tion to Buon Ma Thuot. The waterfall cas­cades down over three levels before reaching the stream below, hence its name Ba Tang (three-storey cascade). The waterfall is about 40m high. The first layer is not ... Read More »

CENTRAL HIGHLANDS – DAK NONG PROVINCE

DAK NONG PROVINCE Capital:  Gia Nghia Town Ethnic groups:  Viet (Kinh), E De, Nung, M’Nong, Tay Highlights:  Dray Sap, Dieu Thanh, Ba Tang waterfalls TOURIST ATTRACTIONS     Pu Prang M’Nong Village From Gia Nghia Town, following Highway 14 towards Buon Ma Thuot City for about 28km then turn left for 2.5km, tourists will arrive at the Pu Prang Village (Dak Rung Commune, Dak ... Read More »

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Jun Village Jun Village, a traditional village of M’Nong ethnic group, belongs to Lien Son Townlet, Lak District, nestling by the romantic Lak Lake and boasting the pristine beauty of a typical village in the Central Highlands. Despite historical upheavals, Jun Village has always been preserving and promoting its tra­ditional cultural identities and customs. The houses on stilts, the daily life’s ... Read More »

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Tomb of King of Elephant Hunters The real name of the king of elephant hunters is N’Thu Knul, a tribal chief. He is also wor­shipped as founder of the craft of hunting and taming elephants in Don Village. During his life, he had tamed hundreds of elephants. In 1861, he caught a white elephant and pre­sented it to the Royal ... Read More »