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VIETNAMESE STICKY RICE CAKE (BANH CHUNG)

Occasionally, closing to Tet holiday which is a traditional event, all most Vietnamese citizens hurriedly prepare to cook sticky rice cakes (banh chung) for greeting the biggest holiday every single year.

People are cooking sticky rice cakes

Besides, peach flowers even Kumquat tree are unique things from our ancestors, sticky rice cakes also are must-have in a family on this holiday. At the last time, it seemed each family cooks by themselves, however it is busy life then we reduce the tasks for preparing Tet.

Boiling Banh Chung

Nevertheless, there are still a lot of family to get this chance for connecting all members to pack and cook this kind of cakes which generate the strongly membership in each family.

Literally, the main ingredients of this traditional cake is sticky rice which is one of most important food to our ancient people. Hidden inside the sticky layer is the delicious filling made from mung bean and fatty pork. Traditionally, Banh Chung is wrapped in dong leaves which seems only having in Vietnam, after boiling, the smelling of this one to merge into the taste of cakes.

Honesty, we devour it that we could perceive the flavor of three ingredients even the scent of dong leaves wonderfully.

Banh chung

Moreover, there are 2 kinds of shape, square and long cakes which depend on the favorite of each family, basically the ingredients are the same.

Square and long Banh Chung

All people in Vietnam, even kids are known about the original story of banh chung which tell together from this generation to next. Thus, beside the scent of this cake, it brings a meaningful tradition that we must prolong by heart.

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HANOI METRO

This is the first line metro in Hanoi even Vietnam which officially opened services on 6th November 2021. It is to unlock a ceremony for Hanoi to solve the increasing population yearly, then reduce the traffic jam every single day.

Actually, we are in construction for a metro system around Hanoi, though it takes a long time to complete, and this line is a part of that which is only 12 stations from Cat Linh to Yen Nghia.

Anyway, this line is extremely helpful to public transportation, even all citizens warmly greet. Moreover, people could save time to go to their offices especially in rush hours, though the ticket fare is absolutely affordable, only VND 8,000 per trip or VND 30,000 per day for all trips or VND 200,000 per month.

Furthermore, metro is a safe and convenient transportation for everybody, even reduce accidents on the road.

In addition, taking metro is a way to protect environment, in case Hanoi is a populated city in the world including too much dirty nano dusk which effect the health directly. Reducing private transports is to avoid smug even traffic jams in rush hour.

What’s more, when the transport system are enhanced simultaneously to affect the economy, especially tourism also attract more and more travelers over the world. From that, the position of Vietnam also is potentially magnified to other countries.

In conclusion, we are proud of this first line metro to open a new era in Hanoi even the whole country.

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Linh Ung Pagoda, a signal of Danang city

Being like a symbol of Danang, a middle city in Vietnam, Linh Ung pagoda is based on a top of mountain which is bounded by beach.

Actually, Linh Ung pagodas are also famed spiritual places, also a elegant scenery to all travelers . In view of the fact that below reasons:

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