What make your trip be perfect? It would be wonderful if you travel you can meet, get to know local people and understand their life, how their live? and eat delicious heathy local people food together and visit beautiful places with them.Vietnam is one of a seductive country to make your trip will amazing with a lot of beautiful landscape (the beauty of white, clean sand beaches, mountains, waterfalls and ancient villages), plentiful agriculture (the beauty of highland agriculture, fish village agriculture, rice field village agriculture) and delicious healthy food also local people are so friendly, hospitable and they will welcome you even if they can't speak your language, but through their lovely smile you will know that they will be your friend. I'm a countryside lady, born in Vietnam. I love my country so much, and really, really, really want to introduce both the beauty and history of Vietnam, along with the lovely Vietnamese people, their life (farming and agriculture) and their local cuisine. I hope that you will come to Vietnam to visit, and tour the country with me.
Sai Gon - Cuchi Tunnel - Mekong Delta Tours
If Sai Gon is the largest and busiest of Vietnam’s cities,famous by elegant colonial French boulevards and buildings, Vietcong tunnel ( Cu chi tunnel). The tunnel is over 250 kilometers underground where Vietcong hide from American and go out to fight with them at night. also the city attractive Buddha temple and various delicious food from the north to the south of Vietnam, Mekong delta as know as the village of floating market in the beautiful river, awesome big temple in the mountain and wonderful local people life in the river and delicious food from Mekong. Sai Gon - Mekong delta two picture of different beauty of the south Vietnam. One is the beauty of city life and one is the beauty of River countryside life of the south Vietnam. Come with Wearefamilytours you will have great time to explore both of this beauty and be like Vietnamese people in your trip ( Stay with local. eat and talk together with local, Visit beautiful places with them). We offer best tours for you to see, to become local people in your trip.
Ho Chi Minh Architecture And History Tour
Saigon, also known as Ho Chi Minh City, is the largest and busiest of Vietnam’s cities, and is surely one of the most evocatively named places in South East Asia. Ho Chi Minh City definitely also has the most western style atmosphere of all of Vietnam’s cities. The city is famous for it's elegant colonial French boulevards and buildings, like the Saigon Central Post Office( 1886-1891) designed by Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (who also designed Eiffel Tower), and the Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica. The cathedral was established by French colonists, and constructed between 1863 and 1880. Another major French landmark is the Bến Thành Market. It is a large marketplace in central Ho Chi Minh City in District 1. The market is one of the earliest surviving structures in Sai Gon and is an important symbol of the city.
Ho Chi Minh City is also an extremely poignant place for people to learn about the Vietnamese war. Two of the more touching places to visit are the Reunification Palace, and the Vietnam War Remnant Museum. The Reunification Palace (1962-1966) was designed by architect Ngo Viet Thu, and was the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam war. When touring the palace with us, you can see exactly how the President, Vice-President, their families, and the staff, lived. You will also see the rooms where they met with their senior officers, and United States advisors, until the end of the war in 1975.
The War Remnants Museum will also provide additional insight into the Vietnam War, not seen at the Reunification Palace. Outside the museum, in the fenced yard you can see period military equipment, such as an UH-1 “Huey”helicopter, an F-5A fighter, a BLU-82 “Daisy Cutter” bomb, M48 Patton tank, an A-1 Skyraider attack bomber, and an A-37 Dragonfly attack bomber. There are also a number of pieces of unexploded ordnance stored in the corner of the yard. One building reproduces the “tiger cages” in which the South Vietnamese government kept political prisoners, along with many photos of victims of torture during the war. In the main building of the museum, there are several floors with sections devoted to the effects of Agent Orange and other chemical defoliant sprays, the use of napalm and phosphorus bombs, and war atrocities such as the My Lai Massacre.
Come with wearefamilytours to see, learn, and explore the French architecture, and to also better understand our Vietnamese culture and history, and our delicious Vietnamese cuisine. Click here to see more details: wearefamilytours.com
Religion, Culture, and People Life Tours Around Sai Gon
I just love Sai Gon, the ways of the people, and their lives. I have lived in Sai Gon for five years now, but I still have a lot of things I need to explore around the city. One thing I love to explore is the real life, religions, and culture of the people.
Recently, two friends of mine and I had a great time touring around the city so I could show them more about the Vietnamese culture. We went to the Binh Thanh area of Sai Gon, a series of many narrow roads where many people live. We saw everything while walking down these roads; people were selling food, shoes, and clothing in small stores at their homes. A lot of people use the front of their houses as small stores.
There was a tea shop on one of the roads, where many people would gather to sit, talk, tell stories, and laugh together. All of them were older people, gathering to share their experiences. They talked about everything, but most of their stories were about their sons and daughters. They seemed to be so proud of their children. I think almost every mom and dad in the world is like that, and watching the elders in the tea shop reminded me so much of my own mother and father. I hope all the people we saw at the tea shop will live a long life with their children so they can enjoy more time together with them.
At the end of the narrow road is the Ba Chieu market. This is where people can buy anything they want, like clothes, food, jewelry, etc. We went around visiting the market and watching the way people buy and sell things. It was nice to see people in the market smiling and having fun. Some of the motorbike drivers sit near the market road waiting for customers or tourists so they can give them a ride.
One thing I love about the Ba Chieu market is the food. We saw one small road inside the market where people sell a lot of different kinds of food, like spring rolls, pancakes, along with different noodle soups (pork, shrimp, chicken). There are also a lot of cakes like rice cake, banana cake, mango cake for sale, along with a lot of things to drink. We went to a pancake shop to eat, and it was so delicious! While we sat eating our pancakes, my friends and I talked about everything in life. I loved that moment! After lunch, we decided we would go to some other places so I could show my friend more about Vietnamese religion and culture.
Cu Chi Tunnels Tour
The tunnels of Củ Chi are an immense network of connecting underground tunnels located in the Cu Chi district of Ho Chi Minh (Saigon). In order to combat better-supplied American and South Vietnamese forces during the Vietnam War, Communist guerrilla troops known as Viet Cong (VC) dug tens of thousands of miles of tunnels, including an extensive network running underneath the Cu Chi district northwest of Saigon. Soldiers used these underground routes to house troops, transport communications and supplies, lay booby traps and mount surprise attacks, after which they could disappear underground to safety. To combat these guerrilla tactics, U.S. and South Vietnamese forces trained soldiers known as “tunnel rats” to navigate the tunnels in order to detect booby traps and enemy troop presence. The network of tunnels in the Cu Chi district linked VC support bases over a distance of some 250 kilometers, from the outskirts of Saigon all the way to the Cambodian border. Come see the Cu Chi Tunnels, learn how the people dug them, and how they lived in them. Experience crawling inside the tunnels, to get a feeling of what it was like for the soldiers of both sides of the war.
When you come to Cu Chi, you can watch a demo showing the daily life of the people living in the village during the war. You can see just how hard their lives were. The demo will also give you an understanding of the differences between the rich, middle class, and poor families of the Vietnamese people. After visiting the tunnels and watching the demo, we will spend some time barbecuing at the park, inside the village, and talk about our thoughts and experiences we shared together on this tour. See more
Ninh Thuan Day 3
My third day started with some delicious pho (beef noodle) for breakfast. After we finished our breakfast, we began our trip to all of the different villages. Our first visit was to a small family pottery business, where I saw an older woman walking around a pottery bottom. She didn’t have a pottery wheel, but used the old, traditional pottery bottom to make all of her beautiful pottery. It amazed me so much, and she asked me if I would like to try to make something. I tried to make my own pottery but it seemed so ugly, and I was sad. She smiled and consoled me, telling me not to be sad. “You know Ha,” she said, “I learned how to make pottery a long time ago, and I have been making it for 50 years and it still isn’t so good! This is your first time, just try it again, and you will get better.”
I know that she was just consoling me because everything she did, like cups, temples, plates, waterfalls, and animals, all look so beautiful and lovely. So I tried again and again, and pretty soon it wasn’t too bad. I loved making my own pottery even though it wasn’t as nice as the old woman’s pottery.
She told me that a long time ago…she doesn’t really remember what day it was, but she followed her father, like her father who followed her grandfather, in making pottery the traditional way, and now her daughter follows her, and keeps the tradition alive. She told me the first pottery she made was for their family like plates, bowls, cups, pans, vases, and then they took the rest to the local market to sell. I hoped that they would continue to make enough money from this to continue to stay in business. I admire artists like this, trying to keep traditions alive.
When we were saying good bye, her son asked us if we would like to tour the village by being pulled by two oxen. I looked at their cart and the oxen, and told him I would love to do this, so he took us around the village, by a river and near some rice fields. It was amazing, riding through the village watching the people harvesting the rice. I thanked him so much for the ride, adding another image in my mind that I will never forget. We said good bye to him, and now it was time to visit another place.
Our next stop was the Nghiep brocade weaving village, where people make cloth, but not normal cloth. The way the make the cloth is a loom made from bamboo. They sit down and use their hand to control different colored thread that goes on a track to make the fabric. They then weave products and make various designs such as brocade-made handbags, wallets or backpacks. All the products are so colorful and lovely. It was so interesting watching the woman skillfully weave the colors into a cloth!
The last place we would travel to would be the Ba Moi Vineyard. When we arrived at his vineyard, we were able to meet him, and talk to him. I loved his smile; he was so friendly and kind. He took us into his vineyards to taste some of his grapes from the vines. His grapes are so sweet and fresh and while we tasted them, he told us his story. He told us what type of grapes were in his vineyard, both red and green seeded grapes, how to plant them, how to harvest them and how to produce wine from them, which has a sweet and sour over tone. We talked with him for about an hour, and then went with one of his employees to work like a farmer picking grapes. After we finished picking some grapes, and eating more of them than we harvested, we went back to his home and ate even more grapes, drank some wine and talked about what an amazing day it had been so far.
On our way back home, I told my aunt I would still like to go fishing that night in the sea. She said that would be ok, and so we went to another place near the beach to hire a boat and captain. He took us out into the ocean, where we finally stopped at a place he said would have a lot fish. Fishing on the ocean at night was simply amazing. I saw so many lights near the beach that were from a lot of other fishing boats filled with people fishing. When I looked up at the night sky, it was filled with so many stars. I had never seen so many stars before!
Finally we arrived back home at 9:30 pm, and I thought to myself what a great day it was, and how I had enjoyed it so much. I will never forget these three days I had in Ninh Thuan, and I always think to myself that if someone will come and enjoy three beautiful days like I had, it will be an amazing experience that will never be forgotten. I am sure it will be a time where you will learn a lot from the people and enjoy your life.
Everything I did in Ninh Thuan was amazing; it was one of the best times of my life. I will never, ever, forget it!
I hope when you come with wearefamilytours.com you have a wonderful time in Ninh Thuan, exploring the culture, their daily lives and the social life of the local Vietnamese people.
You will also have a great time exploring the delicious Ninh Thuan food, and the different ways to make it. I know that you will not have any regrets if you come to Ninh Thuan because it is a beautiful place to go and the people are so friendly to get to know. Maybe even enjoy a meal with them, and learn about their lives and experiences.
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How To Make Pottery By Hand
This video shows you how pottery being made in the Bau Truk pottery village, near Pham Rang, Vietnam. They do not use pottery wheels here! The woman in the video uses the traditional way of sculpting her pots, and other pottery pieces by walking around the pottery bottom.