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Songkran – Wash Away Bad Luck from Previous Year

Every year, the 13th of April marks one of the most important holidays in Southeast Asian countries such as Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand -- known to outsiders as the Water Festival.

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Vietnamese Lunar New Year (Tet) – A Time for Celebration

Known locally as Tet, Vietnamese Lunar New Year is undoubtedly the country’s most important holiday, spent with family while enjoying the feasts and festivities.

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Top Movies Set in Vietnam (But Not About the Vietnam War)

The best known movies set in Vietnam are undoubtedly about the Vietnam War. Instead, we’d like to highlight the beauty of the country through films not directly related to the war.

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Bon Om Touk – The Cambodian Water Festival

Bon Om Touk, or the Cambodian Water Festival, is undeniably the country’s largest and most celebrated holiday of the year.

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Banh Xeo – Vietnamese Sizzling Pancake

As a crispy, savoury street side snack, banh xeo, or Vietnamese pancake, is another entry from Vietnam’s vast repertoire of culinary delights.

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Insects – Cambodia’s Creepy-Crawly Cuisine

Anybody travelling through Cambodia is bound to come across street-side vendors frying up a spice-infused batch of crickets, scorpions, cockroaches, worms or tarantulas.

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The Mid-Autumn Festival and Mooncake Madness

This time of year, many countries in East and Southeast Asia commemorate the Mid-Autumn Festival. And headlining the festivities is, of course, the ever-present mooncake.

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Cheroot – Burmese Cigars

When it comes to cultural traditions, Myanmar certainly has no shortage of distinctive customs, including cheroot cigars – so prominent that it is often described as a Burmese facial feature.

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Tai Chi – Meditation in Movement

With millions in the east practicing tai chi along with a rapid surge in popularity in the west, this martial art is widely hailed for its physical and mental health benefits.

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Thanaka – The Secret to Burmese Beauty

Thanaka is a paste with a distinctive bright color. It can be applied on the face in many ways, with shapes going from a simple smear to an elaborate drawing of a leaf or a flower.

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Ao Dai – A History of Vietnam’s National Garment

When it comes to the sensual beauty and elegance of Vietnam, nothing better represents its feminine appeal than the country's national dress, known as the Ao Dai.

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Banh Mi – Vietnam’s Iconic Sandwich and Its Many Types

When it comes to the Vietnam’s most internationally recognized dishes, banh mi is undoubtedly a top contender, renowned for its crispy bread filled with fresh herbs, vegetables and meats.