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WATER PUPPETS

Originating from the Red River Delta during the 11th century, this style of theatre uses a shallow pool of water as the stage. Accompanied by a traditional orchestra, ....
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Pham Ngu Lao Area

Saigon’s version of the Bangkok backpacker haunt Khao San Road, this area is a convenient place to find cheap accommodation, food and nightlife. It is also known for the large amount of tour agencies, ...
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Saigon Zoo & Botanical Gardens

These gardens, established in 1865, is one of the largest of its kind in Vietnam. They are also a popular attraction for locals and tourists. Stroll through the gardens, tour an exhibit or catch a theater show ...
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Suoi Tien Tourist Park

Suoi Tien is considered to be the largest theme park in Ho Chi Minh City. The park is known for its unique architectural style, fun activities combined with historical images and legends ...
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Thanh Da Island

Eight kilometres north of District 1, lush greenery and serenity can be found in close proximity to the city at Thanh Da. Created by the government in the 1970s, Binh Quoi 1 features gardens and ...
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A O SHOW

At the Saigon Opera House, A O Show is an acrobatic mix of bamboo circus act, live music, and gravity-challenging stunts, capturing the essence of Vietnam from peaceful hamlets to vibrant cities...
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CAI LUONG

A traditional form of folk music, cai luong is similar to Western operettas with the flash and glitz of a Broadway production. Performers are adorned in ornate costumes to sing and dance their way through comedic and dramatic ...
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DANCING

There are a number of venues in which to bust a move, or learn how to, in Ho Chi Minh City. Try Cafe Molinari on Wednesdays at 7:30pm for a free swing class, or head to La Salsa Tuesday, Wednesday ...
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Dalat

A marriage of French countryside and Vietnamese tradition, Dalat is a dreamy, pine-covered city surrounded by undulating hills. The town itself is full of burgeoning flora, and is a hub for both domestic and international tourism...

Traditional Arts

Vietnam’s local artisans and folk artists produce stunningly ornate work, be it lacquer ware, block prints, silk paintings or calligraphy. Since the 1960s, the ancient practice of embroidery has expanded to include majestic scenes and detailed portraits. Larger works can take over a month to produce, and subjects include beautiful landscapes, animals and traditional Vietnamese flowers...

Lacquer Painting

Nowhere in the world is the diversity and availability of lacquer arts more evident than in Vietnam. With a range that spans from museum pieces to holiday ornaments, it is expansive. Vietnamese people have been processing lacquer for more than 2,000 years. Following a French lacquer painting class in 1930, the art form developed into a technique that combines the traditional Asian and European styles....

XQ Vietnam - Embroidery Art

XQ Vietnam are known as the masters of embroidery. Their hand-embroidered art is truly fantastic. Created by skilled local craftsmen, the sepieces make great gifts for Vietnamese people, and a meaningful souvenir for international visitors.