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How to get to Chua Thay

How to get to Chua Thay

Chua Thay  is about 30km west of Hanoi and it takes roughly 1 hr to drive there by motorbike or car. It is also known as Thien Phuc Tu (Temple of Heavenly Blessings) and is dedicated to Thich Ca Buddha. Tu Dao Hanh was the chief monk of the temple and the annual festival is held in his honour. There is a lower temple at the base of Sai Son mountain and then an upper temple at the top as…

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Vietnam – Country Information

Vietnam – Country Information

Before you visit Vietnam, why not find out a little bit more about the place? Knowing the basic details will make your trip so much more enjoyable. Below are some essential facts that we think will serve you well. More Basic Details Of Vietnam Country – Fact book– 54 groups of people– Weather & climate– Traditions, customs & rites– Main festivals, holidays & recreation– Tales & legends– International border entry/exit gates Quick Facts National Capital: Hanoi.Former Capital Cities: Hoa Lu, Hue.Main Cities: Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC),…

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Vietnam – Ethnic Groups

Vietnam – Ethnic Groups

Vietnam 54 Ethnic Groups Vietnam is a multi ethnic country with over fifty distinct groups (54 are recognized by the Vietnamese government), each with its own language, lifestyle, and cultural heritage.[1] Many of the local ethnic groups residing in mountain areas are known collectively in the West as Montagnard or Degar. The largest ethnic groups are: Kinh (Viet) 85.7%, Tay 1.9%, Tai Ethnic 1.8%, Mường 1.5%, Khmer Krom(Khơ Me Crộm) 1.5%, Hmong 1.2%, Nùng 1.1%, Hoa 1%, with all others comprising the remaining 4.3% (2009 census). The Vietnamese term for ethnic group is người thiểu số or dân tộc thiểu số (literally…

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Vietnam Factbook

Vietnam Factbook

Before coming to Vietnam, why not find out a few facts and figures? This Vietnam Factbook can help you to understand the country and the people a little more and make your trip more enjoyable. Basic Information 54 Ethnic Groups Weather and climate Traditions, customs and rites Festivals, Holidays and Recreation Tales and Legends International border entry/exit gates Location Southeastern Asia, bordering the Gulf of Thailand, Gulf of Tonkin, and East Sea, and Cambodia. Area Total Area: 329,560sp km (land:…

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Motorbike Rental – Mai Chau, Hoa Binh

Motorbike Rental – Mai Chau, Hoa Binh

There are lots of places for motorbike rental in Mai Chau. Just ask your hotel. If they can’t help you, then you can try to contact one of the places below. First of all, let VietNomad offer some advice. Motorbike Rental Do’s and Don’t’s If you have never driven before, VIETNAM IS NOT THE PLACE TO LEARN. Check the bike before rental – take video of any damage. Try to get a written agreement (T&C) from the owner You will…

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