Introduction Hoan Kiem Lake is a peaceful, yet mysterious place in Hanoi with its deep green waters. Here’s the myth surrounding the great Turtle that used to reside there. *If you’re visiting Hanoi, check out these tips on what to do 🙂 The Turtle Watches The Struggle The Turtle swam through the depths of […]
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Introduction The story of ‘Lac Long Quan and Au Co’ is important, because apart from being a legend of how the Vietnamese people originated from the mountains and the lakes, it emphasizes the values of tolerance, fairness and independence. The ending can also be interpreted as a pro-feminist stance on female rulers – […]
Introduction To Ha Long Bay Ha Long Bay is THE must-see destination in Vietnam and rightfully so – A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994, its emerald green waters are scattered with thousands jewel-like islets. But what is the legend behind it all? What did the dragons do? Where did the jade come […]
The unique shape of the Twin Mountains of Ha Giang, Northern Vietnam has inspired many poets and story tellers. Driving past them in my Ultimate Motorbiking Adventure In Ha Giang, I could see why – Here, I retell the two main tales of how they were formed, ‘The Giant’s Task’ and ‘The Trapped Fairy’: […]
Once Upon A Time, a wicked stepmother was jealous of the beauty of her stepdaughter and forced her to sleep in a dirty corner of the kitchen and to cook, clean and chop wood until her hands were cut and blistered with angry sores and her hair matted. But the poor girl had […]