Sapa Love market

Sapa Love market (or Love fair) is a traditional culture of the ethnic peoples like Mong, Dao in Lao Cai in particular, and in the northwestern region of Vietnam in general since long times ago. This is due to the villages far away from the center, the fair usually meets every week on Sunday morning. Previous night (usually weekly Saturday), boys and girls from the villages come to in advance to meet and communicate each oher (usually playing game, blowing Khen La, singing …)
The word “love market” is considered as a social category of love, marriage. People can explain it, but can not give it a definition of these two words put together. Because market is where people come for exchanges but the “ love” here is not sold or bought. So, what is called fair!
Love Market is especially well known as Sapa Love Market – a major tourism attractive place for tourists both domestic and foreign. The small town lies in sub-temperate, cool in al season . Snow falls in winter so it makes the Love market more romatic and attractive


Backpacking in Da Nang

Footsteps in Vietnam – 2 guys recorded their 7-day backpacking trip to share with people in 2012. They started from Hanoi, taking the train to Danang for the International Firework Festival. After that, they headed to Hoi An, lived there in 2 days and then jumped on a boat for Cu Lao Cham island. The guys decided to taste a wildlife trip on the island so they camped on a quiet beach for 2 days, enjoyed the nature as much as they can before heading back to the mainland.

Street food Hanoi

Footsteps in Vietnam – Hanoi: Old versus new, rural versus urban, East versus West. Despite these conflicting elements, Hanoi is a city of harmony and equilibrium. The character of Vietnamese cuisine is the balance between sweet and spicy, hot and cold, fresh and cooked. Ishai has 24 hours to taste and enjoy the various foods of the city and maybe even find his own sense of inner balance! During the episode, Ishai will try the famous Pho dish, meet with Chef Bien Duc Nguyen, and hell brave a taste of some fascinating snake liquor.

Source: National Geographic TV

Riding along Ho Chi Minh Trail

The Ho Chi Minh trail (known in Vietnam as the “Trường Sơn trail”) was a logistical system that ran from the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) to the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) through the neighboring kingdoms of Laos and Cambodia. The system provided support, in the form of manpower and materiel, to the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam (called the Vietcong or “VC” by its opponents) and the People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN), or North Vietnamese Army, during the Vietnam War.

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