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  • Boat trip in Thu Bon River

    Boat Trip on Thu Bon River


    The poetic and dreamy Thu Bon River is a landmark of Hoi An and it has become a place of interest alluring throngs of visitors coming to explore. Cruising down […]

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  • Vietnamese women in the modern life still keep their supreme sacrifice

    Three Obedienics (Tam Tòng)


    According to Confucianism, a woman having but a passive role, must follow three obediences: at home, to obey the father (tại gia tòng phụ); married, to obey the husband (xuất […]

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  • Three Social Ties

    Three Social Ties (Tam Cương)


    Ethical and social concept in Confucianism. Tam = three; cương = main string in a net and by association, that which is fundamental in an organizational structure. The three principal […]

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  • Three Women Restoring the King

    Three Women Restoring the King (Tam Nữ Đồ Vương)


    Piece of scholarly classical opera from the 18th century, composed of three acts. It relates the history of the conflict between two camps of mandarins: that of usurpers (the vizier […]

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  • Thunder and lighting in Hanoi

    Thunder and Lightning (Sấm Sét)


    According to popular belief, thunder is a god of the sky (Thiên Lôi); lightning is a god named La Sát whose role is to punish the wicked and the bad […]

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  • Tich Quang - Governor of Giao Chỉ

    Tích Quang (Hsin Kuang)


    The 1st century Chinese administrator of the Han dynasty. Governor of Giao Chỉ (Northern Việt Nam). He had the merit of opening schools there, introducing Chinese culture.

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  • Tiger

    Tiger (con hổ)


    Also called hùm, cọp, kễnh, khái, or ông Ba Mươi (Lord Thirty). Tigers live about 30 years and can reach a size of 2 meters in length, 1 meter in […]

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  • Tiến Thảo Ceremony

    Tiến Thảo Ceremony (Lễ Tiến Thảo)


    In the past, when an epidemic broke out in a village, people tried to appease the spirits of disease (quan ôn) by building an open-air altar in their honor and […]

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  • Tin

    Tin (Thiếc, Vonfram)


    Tin ore has been mined in Việt Nam since 1902 for use as an alloy with copper. The first tin mines were at Vu Nông and the region of Pia […]

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  • To Hien Thanh Statue

    Tô Hiến Thành


    Tô Hiến Thành (?-1179). Mandarin who served three kings of the Lý dynasty, known for his extreme honesty. Tô Hiến Thành was a native of Hạ Mỗ Village (Đan Phượng […]

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  • The purple toad

    Toad (Con Cóc)


    Toad meat is used in traditional medicine to treat childhood illnesses and malnutrition. The liver is quite toxic. The purple toad (cóc tía) is a small toad living in high […]

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  • Tobacco (thuốc lá or thuốc lào).

    Thuoc Lao – Pipe Smoking | How to Get High by Vietnamese Tobacco


    If you are looking for a new stimulant to get you high in Vietnam, pipe smoking or thuoc lao will be mentioned as the number one by all Vietnamese. Thuoc […]

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  • Visit and clean the ancestor's tomb in the Pure Clarity

    Tombs (Mồ Mả)


    For the Việt, a tomb is built three years after exhumation with the help of a sorcerer engaged to exorcise evil spirits with a talisman. In general, people content themselves […]

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  • Tôn Thất Thuyết

    Tôn Thất Thuyết


    Tôn Thất Thuyết (1839-1913). Patriotic warrior under the Nguyễn at the time of French invasion. Regent and Minister of War, leaders of the partisans of the resistance. He attacked the […]

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  • Tonkin Map

    Tonkin (Bắc Kỳ)


    The whole of the northern part of Việt Nam; one of the three big administrative divisions of the country under the French.

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  • Tonkin Gulf Incident

    Tonkin Gulf Incident (Sự Kiện Vịnh Bắc Bộ)


    On 5 August 1964, the American Naval destroyer Maddox suddenly attacked ships of the Vietnamese patrol.
    On the pretext of having themselves been attacked the Americans bombed several places in […]

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  • Tornado Gió Lốc, Vòi Rồng

    Tornado (Gió Lốc, Vòi Rồng)


    Waterspout of dragon, as in popular imagination. Very violent wind storm at sea or on land. It carries away huts and raises high waves or water columns.
    Rồng đen lấy […]

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  • Vietnamese tops - Vietnam tour

    Top (Con Quay)


    Vietnamese tops have a body of wood or of buffalo horn with a foot (nail) of iron. A string is wound around the body.
    The player holds the string and […]

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  • Tortoise Shell

    Tortoise Shell (Nghề Làm Đồi Mồi)


    The making objects in tortoise shell has existed in Hà Tiên, on Phú Quốc Island since an unknown date. Sea-tortoises are caught with net- fishing.
    The shell is taken, put […]

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  • Traditional physician

    Traditional Physician (Thầy Lang)


    In ancient Việt Nam, there were no medical schools. Candidates who failed the triennal competitive examination studied medical books, learned how to feel the pulse and to give prescriptions.
    A […]

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