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Central puppetry theatre performs at UNESCO congress

  During their stay in the Philippines, the troupe was also invited to attend a seminar to discuss the preservation and exploitation of cultural heritages in the Asia-Pacific region. Director of the Central Puppetry Theatre, Vuong Duy Bien said the puppetry show “Chuyen to he” (Story of Children’s toys), which won a silver medal at the first international puppetry festival held in Hanoi earlier this year, will take the stage at Hue Festival from June 4-9. He added that the theatre will also perform the puppet show “Hon Que” (Soul of Village) at the Sziget festival in Pudapest, Hungary from August 12-18. The theatre will then go on tour, first performing in Taiwan from June 28 to August 27 then, in Norway from August 22 to August 24 and the Netherlands from August 28 to September 2 this year.

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Vietnam food - Hanoi cuisine

  The Vietnamese often make two kinds of cakes: banh troi (floating cake) and banh chay (lean cake) on the third day of the third month of the Lunar year. This is known as the “Cold Food Festival”. In Vietnam, most people may have forgotten its origins but it’s still considered an important occasion for ancestral offerings. The cakes are popular desserts in both rural and urban areas.

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The 4 Not-To-Be-Missed Foods in Hanoi

You could find Vietnamese people different from those from other countries in terms of culture, custom, belief and the likes. Yet, when landing in the beautiful country, especially in its capital, Hanoi, you could certainly feel that you are in a heaven of food and food and cuisine itself makes Vietnam different from other countries.You are bound to totally forget about your fast food in order to immerse yourself in the world of mouthwatering Asian cuisine. Tip here is that humble restaurants offer the best foods and the Old Quarter is the melting pot of great cuisines. Below are some must-eat dishes in Hanoi:

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Hoi An shopping tips - top 3 things to buy when visiting Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An is a small town located at the estuary of Thu Bon river in the Centre of Vietnam. This busy trading port in the 16th and 17th century has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the year 1999 for being one of the best-preserved ancient commercial ports in the Southeast Asia.

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What to buy when visiting Nha Trang, Vietnam

  Apart from pristine beaches, fresh open air and excellent seafood, shopping in Nha Trang is truly a highlight with no lack of fun and pleasure. Taking the advantage of a seaside city, Nha Trang offers tourists traditional handicrafts and souvenirs maily made from raw materials of its pristine beach. Also, nature Mother has generously granted many favourable weather conditions for Nha Trang and therefore, tourist can find a great number of delicious tropical fruits here.

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