LOTUS TEA IN VIETNAM


Vietnam lotus tea is a kind of special green tea that has been flavored with the scent of Lotus flower.
The tea leaves absorb the flower’s natural scent. It takes time and steps to make this tea.


-        Stuffing tea leaves into flower and leaving them overnight.
-        Pulling the entire stamen from the flower or just their anthers and then either.
-        Jar them overnight with the tea leaves with them.
-        Bake the tea leaves with them.


Lotus tea is often served hot so we could enjoy very attractive natural flavor of the flower.


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Dalat Market


Dalat market is one of the most colorful and lively markets in the country. There are hundreds of flower, fruit, and vegetable shops allocated here.



The market was built in 1929 but rebuilt and expended in 1960. The market is famous for dry fruits, teas, and flowers. The traffic is closed in the evening so you can access the night market here to buy souvenirs and clothing. #VietnamDiscovery

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Charming Ao Dai Vietnam

#AoDai or Traditional long dress combining with conical hat is well-matched and famous fashion for Vietnamese women. 
The fashion is quite unique and is dressed up at the special occasion. #CharmingVietnam

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PEACH BLOSSOMS IN SPRING


Peach flower plant is wildly planted in the North Vietnam. The flower bloom at right time when the spring arrives, normally by the end of January or beginning of February.



It is also the time we celebrate Lunar New Year. People believe that the red color of peach blossom bring good luck and prosperity throughout the year.

There are different colors of peach blossom including deep red, pale red, and white colors. The plant is planted in the garden and in a pot. We bench branch down and up to create a nice peach plant bonsai that  shapes dragon, flamingo bird, similar to banyan tree….

Beside the peach blossom plant people also buy kumquat trees as ornamental tree during Tet Holiday (or lunar New Year). They also hang red paper with nice wish on the tree like Happy New Year, Prosperity, Happiness, or Longevity, and Peace.


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LOTUS FLOWERS BLOOM IN SUMMER

Vietnam is now in summer time when lotus flowers bloom. The flower represents one symbol of fortune in Buddhism.

The flower grows in muddy water but it comes out to rise and bloom above the murk to achieve enlightenment. The flower also means purification and faithfulness.
Lotus flower is National flower in Vietnam. White lotus refers to purity of the mind and the spirit. The red one refers to compassion and love. Blue lotus refers to common sense. The pink one represents the history and historical legend of Buddha.
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BEN TRE TOURISM


Ben Tre province is located in Mekong Delta. It is popular for coco nut cultivating area.
Ben Tre is 85 km from Ho Chi Minh city. The province is lied between 2 branches of Mekong river, and borders with Tien Giang and Trà Vinh provinces.



Ben Tre has rich resource for eco tourism. Enjoy landscape of coco nut forest, cruise along Mekong river by motor boat and sampan, walking in orchard garden and taste seasonal fruits, home stay in the local house, learn rural activities with the farmers…

Ben Tre is also famous for handcrafts, candy and sweets made from coco nut trees like tea cup and pot, kitchen utensils, masks, spoon, scoop, other souvenirs. The province processes the vast area of criss-crossed canals so it is quite interesting to have couple of boat ride along canals under thick coco nut plants through different villages.


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TAM COC BY RICE HARVEST SEASON


Tam Coc belongs to Ninh Binh province located in the Red River Delta, 110 km southward Hanoi capital. Tam Coc that means three grottoes. Board on rowing boat for two hours and move along Ngo dong river to enjoy the wonderful landscape of lime stone mountains called Halong bay inland.

If you come here at right time, May or June, you would be amazed by the sea of yellow rice paddy fields on 2 sides of the water way. Our boat will move through 3 grottoes named Hang Ca with the length of 120 m, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba. The scenery is lovely and peaceful that helps you relax and enjoy life.



Tam Coc and it’s surroundings is also wonderful place for movie set. Some world movies were made here such as Indochine, and Kong Skull Island.



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TRADITIONAL DANCE IN MAI CHAU DISTRICT


Mai Chau District belongs to Hoa Binh province, 150 km from Hanoi capital. It is a mountainous district and home to Thai ethnic people. The long valley and fertile soil is good condition for rice cultivation.



Thai people still remain many traditional dances that are performed at special occasion like Tet (or Vietnamese New Year), spring festival, wedding ceremony, and others. The very interesting one is bamboo stick dance. You can join with them and practice together. After the dance we can taste some home made wine named Nep rice wind. People use bamboo rods to drink the wine from one ceramic jar.

The dance of Thai ethnic People reflects the love between a couple, their love with  home village, and the wishes for good rice harvest and happiness. 

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VISIT THAI'S VILLAGE AND HOME STAY IN MAI CHAU -HOA BINH

#VietindoTravel arranges authentic and adventure tour in Far North #Vietnam including North West and North East. We visit traditional villages of different ethnic groups.


Visit weekend market, walking through rice paddy field in mountainous area. Mai Chau is lied in a vast valley in Hoa Binh province where is home to white Thai people. They live in the house on stilts. We can stay in the local house, enjoy meals cooked by them. Stay in the house surrounded by mountains and green rice field. #VietnamDiscovery
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