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Moc Chau – Fairy Waterfall

To begin with, Fairy Waterfall is a new destination of my trip last week which is belong to Moc Chau, Son La. Surely, this waterfall is totally natural, that has not touched by human yet, thus the coming way is quite hard with high mountain passes. However, you will be never doubted when seeing the scenery here.

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Cu Lao Cau – a new heaven in the Southern

Indeed, Cu Lao Cau is a strange name for almost tourists unlike Cu Lao Cham either Cu Lao Xanh. Nevertheless, Cu Lao Cau is that seems a new discovery with a long beach and blue water, especially everything is untouched therefore it brings itself originally the wild beauty.

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It’s time to say hello Nha Trang beach

When summer comes that is time for every people to visit a beach. There is no surprised if someone choose Nha Trang which is an elegant beach in our Middle.

To commend with, Nha Trang is a coastal city which seems a valuable pearl in East Sea for nature, beauty even climate. People also love traveling Nha Trang due to enjoying fresh sea air, blue water and clean sands.

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The temple of literature , Văn Miếu Quốc Tử Giám

Văn Miếu is a signal of educational system in Vietnam where was from the ancient time, also it is our first national university. As our ancestors save the memory, the temple was built in 1070, at the time of Emperor Lý Thánh Tông.

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Phong Nam ancient village, a restful simple and rustic hamlet

Among the rush view, Da nang has an antique village which still remain ancient beauty but enhance the living standard to local people, that is Phong Nam village which is about 10km from center.

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Can cake in Dalat

It seems almost tourists over the world also know about Dalat which is a magnificent scenery in Vietnam, was discovered by Alexandre Yersin, a French doctor in 1893. Honestly, Dalat brings us a balanced feeling after rush working day by natural beauty including fresh foods.

By this essay, may I recommend a traditional dish in this place which is Căn cake.

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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.