Connect with us

Travel

Border guards assist locals in daily life

Over the years, apart from safeguarding the country’s land border, border guards in Phieng Pan border post, Mai Son district, the northern mountainous province of Son La, have been helping the locals improve their livelihood.

Phieng Pan Border post is located in the commune of the same name in Mai Son district, which is known for its remote location and locals’ fogy customs, such as keeping cattle inside accommodation and bizarre burial services. Border guards have spent time persuading them to give up unsound customs.

Besides, border guards have also instructed locals to deploy agricultural business models, including growing passion fruits along hillsides. The passion fruits’ growing area has now covered 3.5 hectares, bringing locals sustainable income.

Not only do border guards instruct locals with cultivation methodologies, but they also work with local government and enterprises to find them frequent buyers.

Apart from socio-economic development, other aspects like education and culture are also among border guards’ priorities to improve locals’ living standard.

Thanks to the border guards’ assistance, life of residents in Phieng Pan commune, Mai Son district, Son La province, has been greatly improved./. VNA

Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/en-video/border-guards-assist-locals-in-daily-life-624514.html

Travel

Fresh Vietnamese spring rolls honoured by foreign media outlets

Aside from being home to distinct and delicious dishes such as Pho and Banh Mi, the nation’s Goi Cuon, also known as fresh spring rolls, also proves to be one of the most popular foods among travelers to Vietnam.

Fresh Vietnamese spring rolls honoured by foreign media outlets

The country is widely considered to have one of the best food cultures in the world. Among the delicious Vietnamese cuisines on offer nationwide, Goi Cuon is a particularly popular snack in the south. (Photo: Trangpinkyy) 
 

Fresh Vietnamese spring rolls honoured by foreign media outlets

Goi Cuon was featured in the list of the world’s best 50 dishes through a survey conducted in 2019 by CNN. (Photo: Kaiwaii.food)

 
 

Fresh Vietnamese spring rolls honoured by foreign media outlets

The dish consists of boiled pork, shrimp, herbs, rice vermicelli, and rice paper whilst it’s served alongside sauce made from a variety of ingredients and herbs.

Previously, renowned chef Gordon Ramsay of UK, known for presenting TV shows about cookery and food culture, attempted to cook Vietnamese food, including Goi Cuon, during his visit to the country for an episode of Gordon’s Great Escape. (Photo: Getty)

 
 

Fresh Vietnamese spring rolls honoured by foreign media outlets

In an SBS article titled “Vietnam’s greatest culinary gifts to Australia”, the website outlines how the popularity of the dish in Australia knows no bounds as they’re found on the menu of every single Vietnamese restaurant, in lunchboxes, and in the food courts of shopping centres.

“Our love affair with rice paper stuffed with fresh, delicately flavoured fillings will surely never end,” says SBS. ((Photo: Getty)

 
 

Fresh Vietnamese spring rolls honoured by foreign media outlets

Many newspapers and websites mention Goi Cuon as the best dish appreciated by food lovers and is an experience not to be missed during a visit to Vietnam. 
 

Fresh Vietnamese spring rolls honoured by foreign media outlets

A number of Korean celebrities such as Rosé, Park Bogum, and Chaeyeon had tried Goi Cuon and introduced the dish on their own social media platforms. (Photo: Getty)
 

Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/travel/fresh-vietnamese-spring-rolls-honoured-by-foreign-media-outlets-657616.html

Continue Reading

Travel

Vietnameses food: Crab soup with black eggs

Black eggs are eggs preserved in clay, ash, salt, quicklime and rice hulls, giving them a black colour and jelly-like texture. 

Pair them with crab soup and you get a popular HCM City afternoon street snacks loved by students and office workers!

browser not support iframe.

Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/travel/vietnameses-food-crab-soup-with-black-eggs-657604.html

Continue Reading

Travel

Century-old craft village specialises in Buddha statues in HCM City

An old craft village situated in a small alley in Ward 12 of District 6 in Ho Chi Minh City is renowned locally for making a variety of Buddha statues, with the area developing into a tourist attraction over the past few decades.

century-old craft village specialises in buddha statues in hcm city hinh 1

The alley can be found located near Giac Hai pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City, with visitors easily able to find Buddha statues in different shapes and colours.

century-old craft village specialises in buddha statues in hcm city hinh 2

The process of creating giant Buddha statues requires large molds.

century-old craft village specialises in buddha statues in hcm city hinh 3

Only skilled craftsmen who have studied for several years are able to create statues with a high-artistic value. A craftsman works to add minute details to a huge statue.

century-old craft village specialises in buddha statues in hcm city hinh 4

Whether the statue is small or large, simple or complex, it must be meticulously created so that it can be considered beautiful and soulful to viewers.

century-old craft village specialises in buddha statues in hcm city hinh 5

Each person carries out one stage while making the Buddha statues.

century-old craft village specialises in buddha statues in hcm city hinh 6

The price of the statues ranges in cost from VND100,000 to several millions of dong, with factors such as their size, materials, and sophistication all taken into consideration.

century-old craft village specialises in buddha statues in hcm city hinh 7

The craft village is the workplace of nearly 70 workers, the majority of whom are men, with the skill being passed down the generations.

century-old craft village specialises in buddha statues in hcm city hinh 8

Their products have been famous for years with craftsmen receiving numerous orders from across the country.

century-old craft village specialises in buddha statues in hcm city hinh 9

Their products are not only sold locally but are also exported to many foreign countries such as the United States and Canada where many Vietnamese expats are living.

century-old craft village specialises in buddha statues in hcm city hinh 10

Here are some photos taken inside the craft village

century-old craft village specialises in buddha statues in hcm city hinh 11

century-old craft village specialises in buddha statues in hcm city hinh 12

century-old craft village specialises in buddha statues in hcm city hinh 13

century-old craft village specialises in buddha statues in hcm city hinh 14

century-old craft village specialises in buddha statues in hcm city hinh 15

century-old craft village specialises in buddha statues in hcm city hinh 16

century-old craft village specialises in buddha statues in hcm city hinh 17

VOV

Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/travel/century-old-craft-village-specialises-in-buddha-statues-in-hcm-city-657397.html

Continue Reading

Trending