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About Vietnam

Vietnam is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. Hanoi  is the capital. Vietnam has been, for much of its history, a predominantly agricultural civilization based on wet rice cultivation. There is also an industry for Bauxite mining in Vietnam, an important material for the production of aluminum.

Vietnam's culture has developed over the centuries from indigenous ancient Dông Son culture with wet rice agriculture as its economic base. Some elements of the national culture have Chinese origins, drawing on elements of Confucianism and Taoism in its traditional political system.

Hoi An

Hoi An is a city of Vietnam. It is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.

The city has four museums highlighting the history of the region.  These museums are managed by the Hoi An Center for Cultural Heritage Management and Preservation.  Entrance to the museum is permitted with a Hoi An Entrance Ticket.  In 1999, the old town was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO as a well-preserved example of a Southeast Asian trading port of the 15th to 19th centuries, with buildings that display a unique blend of local and foreign influences.

Temple of Literature

Temple of Literature is a temple of Confucius in Hanoi, northern Vietnam.

The temple was built in 1070 at the time of King Lý Nhân Tông.

The various pavilions, halls, statues and stelae of doctors are places where offering ceremonies, study sessions and the strict exams of the Dai Viet took place.

The organization of instruction and learning at the Imperial Academy began in 1076 under the Ly dynasty and was further developed in the 15th century under the Le dynasty. 

Most students efore enrolling at the academy. During the course of study at the academy, the students focused on discussion of literature and wrote poetry.


Vietnamese cuisine

Vietnamese cuisine  features a combination of five fundamental taste elements  in the overall meal. Common ingredients include fish sauce, shrimp paste, soy sauce, rice, fresh herbs, and fruits and vegetables.

Vietnamese recipes use lemongrass, ginger, mint, Vietnamese mint, long coriander, Saigon cinnamon, bird's eye chili, lime, and basil leaves.

Salt is used as the connection between the worlds of the living and the dead.  Vietnamese cuisine is widely available in countries with strong Vietnamese immigrant communities, such as Australia, the United States, Canada, and France. Vietnamese cuisine is reflective of the Vietnamese lifestyle, from the preparation to how the food is served.


Hanoi  is the capital of Vietnam. Hanoi is considered one of the main cultural centres of Vietnam, where most Vietnamese dynasties have left their imprint.

A city between the rivers, built from lowland, Hanoi has many scenic lakes and it is sometimes called "city of lakes". 

A variety of options for entertainment in Hanoi can be found throughout the city.

Modern and traditional theaters, cinemas, karaoke bars, dance clubs, bowling alleys, and an abundance of opportunities for shopping provide leisure activity for both locals and tourists. The city hosts more cultural sites than any city in Vietnam and boasts more than 1,000 years of history.

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