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You, Me and Vietnam a journey to remember

The story about Vietnam, started with a question from dear friend to me that , " Would you like to travel with me , Aju?"
We thought about many other locations, for example Madagascar, even diverse India, but due to some consequences, we end up to discover a country which is full of culture, landscape, beaches and moreover Sun, which is more lovable to my dear friend.

And, without any doubt it was Vietnam.

Herein, I take an opportunity to show all of you Vietnam, which I have captured during my travel adventure.

the regional flavor

What defines the country? : People, language, traditions and culture. And I define it as .....THE REGIONAL FLAVOR

Street Vendors

Even though by no way is it unique to Vietnam only, street vending is an essential part of city life. Street vendors can be roughly divided into three types: those who constantly move around either by bike or on foot, those have a stable stand on a street and lastly, those who own a shop and expand their products on the pavement.

..... and the conical hat seems to be an identity

Markets

Freshness is the key

Fish Market

Early morning fish market- Hoi An

If you can wake up early, the fish market in Hoi An is a very special feature that you should not miss. During the night, all of the fishing boats head out to sea to fish, and they all head back to the town in the early morning after a hard night. Hoi An is very famous for the best fish in this area, so in the early morning, hundreds of people rush to this wholesale market for the best buys of the day.

Life on the move . . . .

Caution- Hold hands-->while crossing the street
Huge square near the lake in Hanoi (Can you find "Me"?)

Full Moon Lantern Festival in Hoi An

Lanterns Evrerywhere

The Full Moon Lantern festival takes place on the 14th day of each lunar month. Festivities take place in the old town where motorised vehicles are banned and electricity use is kept to a minimum. Instead, colourful candlelit lanterns providing light on the streets. The action is centered in the area between the Japanese Covered Bridge and the Cau An Hoi Bridge, which connects Hoi An with An Hoi, and spills onto the surrounding streets and river banks. You can’t miss the sea of colourful lanterns if you stay close to the river!

Diversity in Landscape

HANOI

Lake bridge near Old Quarter, Hanoi
St. Joseph's Cathedral (Interior), Hanoi

Construction began in 1886, with the architectural style described as resembling Notre Dame de Paris. The church was one of the first structures built by the French colonial government in Indochina when it opened in December 1886. It is the oldest church in Hanoi. (source: wiki)

St. Joseph's Cathedral, Hanoi

HOI AN

Japanese Covered Bridge

Ruins of My Son, Vietnam

The site of Vietnam’s most extensive Cham remains, My Son enjoys an enchanting setting in a lush jungle valley, overlooked by Cat’s Tooth Mountain (Hon Quap). The temples are in poor shape – only about 20 structures survive where at least 68 once stood – but the intimate nature of the site, surrounded by gurgling streams, is still enthralling.

My Son was once the most important intellectual and religious centre of the kingdom of Champa and may also have served as a burial place for Cham monarchs. It was rediscovered in the late 19th century by the French, who restored parts of the complex, but American bombing later devastated the temples. Today it is a Unesco World Heritage site.

Sa Pa, Lao Cai

Huge valley at Sa Pa, down there you see a small village named Cat Cat Village

Silver Waterfalls

halong bay & cat ba island

Pearl Farm @ Halong Bay

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