Tiger Arena in Hue

Tiger Arena or Ho Quyen (Vietnamese) is located on the south bank of the Perfume River and 4km from the Citadel, Royal Arena was where duels between trained elephants and tigers were arranged for the entertainment of the Nguyen Court and the public. These occasions were also the elephant’s practice combats. Mortal fighting between the beats offered heroic spectacles, through these, the Nguyen rulers expected to remind the subjects of their compliance with the political consciousness: elephant...
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9 vegan restaurants in Hue you must try

Hue city is known as the Buddhist region in Vietnam. That’s why vegetarian food is familiar to local people. You maybe surprised by seeing many food retail to big vegan restaurants in Hue serving vegetarian food on the first date and the 15th date of lunar month. From the natural goods that can be easily found in Dong Ba markets or some local market, Hue people make many dishes. Here is list of the vegan restaurants in Hue you must try when travel in this poem city. 1. San May Vegetarian ...
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Hue Vegetarian Restaurants: The Best City for Vegan Food in Vietnam?

Could Hue vegetarian restaurants be the best in Vietnam? We think so! If you’re after authentic vegetarian and vegan Vietnamese dishes created for locals (instead of bland tourist food that’s been de-meated), then you’ll love the huge variety of vegetarian restaurants in Hue as much as I did! Note: In Vietnam, there’s not much distinction made between vegetarian and vegan. Most vegetarian restaurants in Hue are completely vegan, though a few serve one or two dishes with egg or milk. You just ...
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What to Eat in Hue, Vietnam — And Where to Find It

These places are not a representation of the full variety of Hue eats, but were ones that I enjoyed and were found on my motorbike and food wanders in town. The banh khoa places recommended by many people was made with wheat flour, so I recommend the same restaurant as the nem lui for the gluten-free version of it, made with rice flour only. It’s less crunchy as a result, but it didn’t get me sick. Banh trang trung and banh ep: 14 Le Thanh Ton Street, open from 4pm-8pm. (Old city) Banh e...
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HUNGRY AND HAUNTED IN HUE

On my first day in Hue, I crossed the bridge into the old city from the South Bank, walking over the Perfume River and into the mist surrounding the Citadel. My goal was to find banh ep, a small disc made of tapioca or cassava flour flattened between two heavy iron plates and served at the side of the road. In Saigon, my mid-afternoon rewards were a hodgepodge of other fun snacks, but banh ep remained elusive. Before I made it into the gates of the old city, hunger pangs hit. In Vietnam, a so...
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Arriving in Hoi An ancient town, Vietnam

Arriving in Hoi An, the difference between what we saw in the north of Vietnam to what we were about to see in the south had become glaringly obvious. Long gone were the rough culture-shock worthy streets of Hanoi and the offbeat spots like Catba Island. Hoi An, for better or worse, is basically a tourist town. Especially down in the center of town, you’d be hard pressed to find any business at all that doesn’t relate directly to tourism. Says it all. I guess part of the shock here in Hoi An...
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What You Should Know Before Visiting Halong Bay

You’ve seen the photos before, I’m sure. If you’re keen on travel or photography, I’m sure that the images of Halong Bay are nearly crystal clear to you, aren’t they. You probably imagine seeing those brilliant orange and yellow junk boats floating by the dozen through the blissfully still waters amidst a stunning collection of statuesque pillars of land that pierce through the sea like wild canine teeth. And well much of that is possible, I have to tell you, you should probably temper your expe...
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This is where APEC leaders will stay for 2017 summit in Vietnam

The two-day APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting will be hosted by Da Nang in November The luxury InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort in central Da Nang City has been selected to be the residence for world leaders attending the upcoming 2017 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in Vietnam. Running November 6-11 in Da Nang, the Economic Leaders’ Week is the culmination of Vietnam’s year-long hosting of meetings of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), a forum for 21 Pacific Rim countries ...
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Riding the Reunification Express in Vietnam

The people over at Momondo asked me and fellow travel bloggers to write about authentic experiences abroad as part of the momondo experience series For people in the late teens and twenties, Vietnam might easily be seen as simply the most raw of the various Southeast Asian destinations along the world’s most well trot backpacker trail. It features some of the worlds best food, loads of beautiful sights, and some exciting adventures. However, anyone much older likely remembers the numerous wars f...
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Tips for Travel to Vietnam

Vietnam is one of Southeast Asia’s most exciting destinations. Featuring world-class food, incredible scenery and some cities still seemingly weaved into a simpler time, Vietnam is not just a rising star in the travel world, but already one of the world’s sought after destinations. But however amazing Vietnam may be, it certainly comes with its fair share of challenges. These are my tips for travel to Vietnam along with some guidelines to travel in the country. Getting Around Vietnam’s roa...
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