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Archive for February, 2021

Modes of Transportation in Vietnam Posted by on Feb 22, 2021

Transportation in Vietnam these days has much improved and is very convenient for traveling around the country, thanks to the construction of new roads, expressways, and the availability of cars, buses, airplanes, and motorbikes. Unfortunately, the road traffic has also increased significantly, causing frequent traffic jams, particularly in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh…

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Languages People Use in Vietnam Posted by on Feb 15, 2021

You can easily guess the most common spoken and written language in Vietnam.  Yes, It is tiếng Việt or Việt Ngữ (Vietnamese)!  Tiếng Việt is both the national and official language of Vietnam.  It’s the majority language used to communicate by over 90 million Vietnamese in Vietnam, along with more than 4 million Vietnamese living…

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Bánh Chưng – A Traditional Lunar New Year Food Posted by on Feb 8, 2021

Bánh Chưng (square sticky rice cake) is the signature traditional food of Tết (Vietnamese NewYear). Without bánh Chưng,  Tết would lose its essence! This beloved food has long been a tradition, with a history that extends far back to the Hong Bang period thousands of years ago. According to legend, the 6th Vietnamese king of the Hong…

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Vietnamese Lunar New Year Customs Posted by on Feb 1, 2021

Chúc Mừng Năm Mới! (Happy New Year) The most important, longest, and biggest festival in the year for the Vietnamese is Tết Nguyên Đán (Vietnamese Lunar New Year Celebration), also called Tết Âm Lịch, Tết Ta, Tết Việt Nam, or simply Tết, which lasts for at least a week to even a month long. For…

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