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Preparation for Tet Festivities

Tet in Saigon

Jillian Brady - jbrady [264]

We arrived in Saigon by train from Danang on the eve of Tet. All the guidebooks say that this is not a good time to visit because everything closes down for three days or more while the owners are...

Destinations: Ho Chi Minh City | Vietnam
Topics: Culture | Travel | Festivals
Sampam laden with snake fruit at the floating market in Can Tho, the Capital of the West

Vietnam: Land of the Blue Dragon

Martine Aepli - maepli [110]

From its genesis in the low-lying valley of Lan Chang Jiang, the source of the great Blue River of southern China, the history of Vietnam is shrouded in a rich oral tradition of myth and legend. The...

Destinations: Ho Chi Minh City | Vietnam
Topics: Culture | Festivals | Literature | Religion | Agriculture | Music | War & Conflict | Traditions | Ancient History | Architecture

A Tet Celebration

Kari Youngberg - kyoungberg [89]

In 1995, my husband John and I spent six months traveling throughout Southeast Asia. Late January, we flew from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City, where we would spend the next two months traveling...

Destinations: Ho Chi Minh City | Vietnam
Topics: Culture | Travel | People | Festivals | Traditions
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