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Imperial Archives of the Nguyen Dynasty: in Retrospect

The Imperial Archives of the Nguyen Dynasty is composed of original administrative documents about the social and economic activities during the said regime. They are officially labelled as a Documentary Heritage of the UNESCO Memory of the World Register for the Asia Pacific Region this year. The Imperial Archives of the Nguyen Dynasty consist of […]

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Van Phuc Silk Village: World-Class Culture

When in Hanoi, it is almost always, if not indeed always, that tourists drop by Van Phuc Village to witness the town’s famous silk that is two thousand years old and is known for its world-class quality. Using simple and traditional technique yet sophisticated and unique designs, its silk products, sericulture and weaving sectors are […]

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Bich Dao Grotto: Honoring Love

Bich Dao Grotto, also called Tu Thuc Grotto, is a favorite tourist destination in Nga Thien Commune, Nga Son District, Thanh Hoa Province, because of its love story between a scholar and a fairy. Tu Thuc Grotto was named after the scholar Tu Thuc who met a beautiful fairy named Giang Huong. He fell in […]


Y Ty: A Visit to Another World

Y Ty is a commune in Lao Cai Province, Bat Xat District which used to be the poorest. But today, because of its natural beauty and hidden mystery, it has made a total turn around and is now a famous destination for tourists from all over the globe. Like most traditional provinces perhaps, Y Ty […]