Banh khot (Vietnamese mini savoury pancake), one of the delicious dishes of the people from southern Vietnam , is a favourite of both domestic and foreign visitors. It is made mainly from rice and fresh shrimp and served with sweet and sour sauce and vegetables.
Hanoi in Vietnam attracts lot of visitors to its unique tourist destinations. However, when you look forward to other things to do in Hanoi after a hectic exploration of the tourist sites, you can straight head towards a vigorous shopping experience, Interestingly enough, Hanoi is known as one of the most attractive shopping destinations in Asia.
Van Phuc Silk Village - Vạn Phúc Ward of Hà Đông District, Hà Nội, has been known for many centuries with the brand name: Hà Đông silk and Vân Village silk. Located on the bank of the Nhuệ River with velvety mulberry groves and rice fields, Vạn Bảo fiefdom has been known as mulberry planting and silkworm breeding village since the 9th century.
Shopping in Halong Bay - Halong night market: Vietnamese handicrafts in Halong night market
The Ha Long night market at Bai Chay is a collection of stalls selling various Vietnamese products. Trading can be done in Dong, USD, Reminbi and even Malaysian ringgit.
Cổ Loa Festival - On the afternoon of the 5th day of the first lunar month, all of the eight communes (including Co Loa Commune and the establishing relations between seven communes) hold the incense offering ceremony at the communal house.
Tet, which means the first morning of the first day of the new year, is the Vietnamese New Year. The celebration lasts for 7 days. Like the Chinese, the Lunar New Year is one of the most celebrated holidays.
Khau Vai Love Market which takes place only once a year on the 27th of the third month of the lunar calendar serves as a rendezvous for lovers from ethnic groups such as the Mong, Dao, Tay , Nung, Giay, and Lo Lo.
For the last couple of weeks and for about another week more, Sapa residents are busy planting rice. It is a wonderful season to visit Sapa as tourists are given a chance to learn about the importance of rice as it relates to the local and Vietnamese cultures.
My first morning in Vietnam I was extremely jet lagged after a twenty hour journey from Chicago. I stumbled blurry eyed down the streets of the backpacker district and hopped into the first cafe I could find and ordered a coffee.