Antique reflects the cultural, historical, and artistic values of a country. On Le Cong Kieu street right after Ham Nghi street (which is very near to Ben Thanh market), lies a small Vietnamese antique town which attracts many foreign tourists and antique collectors alike. This town is only 200 meters long but it has earned itself a reputation as a popular destination for many antique collectors.
With highlands occupying most of the territorial landscape, Vietnam is home to several magnificent waterfalls. Most of Vietnamese mountainous areas are covered with forests and conceal a lot of pristine waterfalls, which are still untouched and unexplored. Thanks to the yearly monsoon season, the waterfalls on the Vietnamese highlands are full of vigor, and splendor.
Many hotels in Ho Chi Minh city have claimed to be Muslim friendly. The fact of the matter is, not all of them actually observe Muslim practices. This may result in very awkward and uncomfortable situations for Muslims traveling to Vietnam. Just as we did with our research on Halal certified restaurants in Ho Chi Minh, Colours of Vietnam reached out directly to these hotels, to determine if they do indeed comply with these observances.
As a tour destination, Vietnam has no lack of beautiful places to visit. Its biggest shortcoming though, is the lack of tourism infrastructure and information on these sites. So before we start to see an influx of tourists coming in, which will naturally drive up prices and commercialize everything in its path, here are some suggestions which are definitely worth checking out if you have an extra couple of days.
Muslim travelers always seem to have the shorter end of the stick when it comes to enjoying food abroad. In the case of Vietnam though, we would like to call the bluff on that. In fact, we would go as far as saying that besides the pork (and some other strange meat) dishes, there will be halal equivalents of almost every popular Vietnamese dish. In this article, we list down 10 of the most popular halal Vietnamese food.
So we have heard it all before. Dubious restaurant owners claiming to serve Halal cuisine just to rip off the thousands of Muslim tourists who visit Ho Chi Minh city each year. The fact of the matter is, not all Halal restaurants take a strict stance in adhering to proper food handling procedures. As such, we have taken the extra step, and gone out in search of our favourite Muslim fare, that we have also confirmed is Halal certified.
If one could measure or characterize the doggedness of the Vietnamese in one place; the Cu Chi region would be it. A suburban district of Ho Chi Minh city, Cu Chi is famous for its tunnels which were constructed during the dark days of the Vietnamese war. These in turn, are also connected to other tunnels trаvеrѕіng thе undеrgrоund of Vіеtnаm.
These days, religious acceptance in Vietnam has led to a healthy respect for all religions, and has seen a huge increase in the number and diversity of religious groups. The steady increase in the number of mosques which can be found in all parts of Vietnam, and more so in Ho Chi Minh city, is testimony of its commitment to a Muslim friendly environment.
Chinatown in District 5 is home to most Chinese Vietnamese living in Saigon. These Chinese are very proud of their heritage and have even set up schools and markets to preserve their culture. This uniqueness is best demonstrated along Tran Hung Dao and Nguyen Trai street in which red lanterns are hung in front of literally every house as an indication that a Chinese family resides within these 4 walls.
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