The Man in the Moon

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On the 15th Day of the eighth lunar month in China, Korea and Vietnam the middleautumn-festival is celebrated. In Vietnam, the festival is called Tết Trung Thu. It has its origins about 3,000 years ago and is associated with the legend of the farmers Thằng Cuội, which is told in countless different versions. One of […]
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The port city of Cái Rồng

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There are different possibilities to reach the island of Quan Lan by boat. We opted for a crossing of the ferry from the small town of Cái Rồng. The town is located in the south of the island Vân Đồn in Quảng Ninh province, 220 kilometers north-east of Hanoi. Vân Đồn is connected by a […]
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The golden rice terraces of Hoàng Su Phi

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Autumn is in North Vietnam often called the golden season. This has mainly two reasons. The first is the weather. The sun lets itself in autumn look usually more often than at other times of the year and the precipitation is at normal conditions very small. It is not so extremely hot as in the […]
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