Sunday, August 14, 2016

Vietnam: a 6 days itinerary (Part 2)

This is a continual blog post. If you haven't check out part 1, click here: How to spend 6 days in Vietnam (Part 1).
Friday, 19th June 2014
Day 4: 
We started the day with a visit to the Lao Chai and Ta Van villages. The villages belong to the Black H'mong, Tay and Zay peoples. 
Lao Chai and Ta Van villages
Lao Chai and Ta Van villages
These houses are home-stay for visitors who love to stay in this natural area. 
Vietnam surreal destination
Every corner in this place is so picturesque. What a breathtaking view!
Vietnam surreal landscape
Let's embrace the view!
Vietnam beautiful mountain
Look at the fog, it was so damn cold up here!
Vietnam traditional food
Here’s a mini station set up by the villagers for a living. Some grilled sweet corns, sweet potatoes and a cup of hot tea served in this cold weather was really awesome! 
 Do you DARE to eat these? 
South east Asia food
This grilled sweet potatoes really suited my taste! 
 Look at these kids, I was taught to differentiate which minority ethnics they belong to, by recognizing the clothes they were wearing. The ethnicity of these kids is Black H'mong as they are wearing black. The clothes they wear are all handmade and it is the only clothes they wear throughout the year. They don't shower or wash their clothes often as they are afraid that the colors will fade.  
Our next destination in Sapa was Khu Du Lich Sinh Thai, it is one of the best waterfalls in Vietnam. 
Khu Du Lich Sinh Thai
Khu Du Lich Sinh Thai is also known as the silver waterfall by the local. It is 2070m above the sea level. 

==========End of day 4==========

Saturday, 20th June 2015
Day 5:
The first station for day 5, Ninh Binh.
Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Ninh Binh, Vietnam
 The river sings...
Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Vietnam rice dumpling
I now introduce you, the mega-size Vietnam style rice dumpling. Look how big it was, wrapped in the lotus leaf. 
water puppet show
Here comes the famous water puppet show that you should never miss! It also represents the culture of Vietnam. The water puppet show in Vietnam was founded in the year of 1916. 
Visit my blog on the short clip for this puppet show. 

Below are the contact details for the puppet show:
For more info on the water puppet show, log on to

==========End of day 5==========

Sunday, 21st June 2014
Day 6: 
And finally it came to the last day of our Vietnam trip, but still, we had some attractions to check out before having our flight back to Malaysia. 
Ho Chi Minh museum
A visit to the Ho Chi Minh museum.
In this area, we also had a chance to look at the Ho Chi Minh's vestige in the presidential palace area. 
The Presidential Palace
The Presidential Palace, the former Indochina's General Governor Palace.
President Ho Chi Minh antique cars
 There were a few cars used to serve President Ho Chi Minh in the past.
house on stilts Ho Chi Minh
The historic house-on-stilts of Ho Chi Minh symbolizes his simple way of living.

Opening time:
Summer: From 7.30am to 11am & from 2pm to 4pm 
Winter: From 8am to 11am & from 1.30pm to 4pm
(On every weekday except Monday and Friday afternoon) 

Office address:
Ho Chi Minh's vestige in the presidential palace area
No1 - Bach Thao, Ba Dinh, Ha Noi 
Phone numbers: (084)08044287 / 08043226
For more info, log on to

==========End of day 6==========

*End of Vietnam trip*

Due to overload of endless photos, we have to split this blogpost into 2 parts:

Going to Vietnam? 

This article was written by contributor Alvira Yeoh from (From A to Y). 
Click on the link to read more from this Beauty! 

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