Ornamental plants - indispensable part of Tet

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Ornamental plants - indispensable part of Tet

During the days just before Tet (Lunar New Year), it is easy to see motorbikes carrying all sorts of ornamental plants, while streets which are used to selling ornamental plants and flowers become crowded.

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Five things you should do to ensure a lucky and wealthy Monkey year

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Five things you should do to ensure a lucky and wealthy Monkey year

The coming lunar year is the Year of the Monkey, a species that is well-known for its smartness and activeness.

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Things to know about a special Vietnamese naval brigade

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Things to know about a special Vietnamese naval brigade

There are many stories worth telling about the 126 Naval Commando Brigade, one of the finest elite units of the Vietnam People's Navy.

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HCM City celebrates Tet with special art performances

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HCM City celebrates Tet with special art performances

A number of special art performances will be held at amusement parks in Ho Chi Minh City to celebrate the Lunar New Year (Tet) 2016.

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Image: US Ambassador practices calligraphy to welcome Lunar New Year 2016

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Image: US Ambassador practices calligraphy to welcome Lunar New Year 2016

VietNamNet Bridge - US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius practiced calligraphy under the instruction of senior calligrapher Cung Khac Luoc at the Hanoi Calligraphy Festival on February 3. This is the second Tet for the US Ambassador in Vietnam.

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Hue to offer its attractions for free during Tet

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Hue to offer its attractions for free during Tet

The former imperial citadel of Hue will offer free entry into town and all tourist attractions on the first three days of the new lunar year, when many events are scheduled.

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The tale of a street in downtown Ho Chi Minh City

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The tale of a street in downtown Ho Chi Minh City

Catinat Street, the original name of Dong Khoi in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, was a unique fusion of Vietnamese, Chinese and French influences around a century ago.

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Master plan on preserving Nguyen Dynasty wood blocks approved

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Master plan on preserving Nguyen Dynasty wood blocks approved

The Prime Minister has approved a project on preserving and improving value of Nguyen Dynasty wood blocks (moc ban), a UNESCO-recognised documentary heritage item.

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Many bankers handled roughly in 2015

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Many bankers handled roughly in 2015

VietNamNet Bridge - The bankers that were seriously criticized by the local press in 2015 were those that managed banks involved in bad debt scandals.

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Image: Million USD supercars of Saigon’s tycoons

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Image: Million USD supercars of Saigon’s tycoons

VietNamNet Bridge – The number of supercars in HCM City has reached almost 100, so it is not difficult to see luxury cars worth hundreds of thousands of USD on Saigon streets.

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Vietnam's 12-hour Tet cake worth the wait

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Vietnam's 12-hour Tet cake worth the wait

She may be edging into her nineties, but Tran Thi Tam still refuses to serve her children store-bought banh chung, the savoury rice cake prepared in a frenzy during Vietnam's lunar new year festival known as Tet.

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In photos: Mango carving for Tet in Vietnam’s southern province

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In photos: Mango carving for Tet in Vietnam’s southern province

More than 1,000 mangos which bear the Vietnamese map and beautiful words for Tet wishes on its skin are already sold out in the southern province of Dong Thap.

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A Saigon leaf market that can only be seen once a year

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A Saigon leaf market that can only be seen once a year

This is a unique market in Tan Binh District. Every year, from the 20th to 28th of the final lunar month, sellers of dong leaves and bamboo strings would gather along Cach Mang Thang Street. The leaves are used to wrap a traditional cake called banh chung. Photos credit: Thanh Hoa/Saigon Times Online

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Sweeten your Tet holiday with home-made coconut ribbons

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Sweeten your Tet holiday with home-made coconut ribbons

You can see mut dua being sold at every market, shop and supermarket around the city these days as Vietnam is gearing up for Tet, the most important holiday.

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Vietnamese mother arrested in South Korea for son's death

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A Vietnamese woman in South Korea has been arrested on suspicion of throwing her 4-month-old son out of a window of a three-story building and killing the baby.

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