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Four Palaces (“Tu Phu”) - A Beautiful Journey Into The Spiritual World

Four Palaces (“Tu Phu”) - A Beautiful Journey Into Spiritual World

You may have heard of water puppet show, Ca Tru singing show, but probably not about Four Palaces performance. It is inspired by the ritual of the spiritual medium ship (“Hau Dong”) of the Mother Religion believing in The Mother Goddess. The spectacular show offers a unique opportunity to learn about Vietnamese culture. ...READ MORE

Homestay in Northern Vietnam

Homestay in Northern Vietnam

Footprint Travel is very proud to be the first company to partner with Taphin Village (Sapa, Lao Cai) and regularly run trekking and homestay trips to the community. From that time much has changed in the colourful hilltribe village, although successful trips continue to happen. Listening to our past clients who have gone on our 3 and 4 day trekking tour in Sapa, we have heard that to make the trips that much better, we need to be more diligent in providing information on ‘what to expect’ when visiting the homestays. ...READ MORE

8 Lao Dishes You’ve Been Missing

8 Lao Dishes You’ve Been Missing

Did you know that the Lao people eat a lot of sticky rice than any other people in the world? Their staple food is namely steamed sticky rice. Moreover, Lao Cuisine is very much alike to Thai and Vietnamese culinary offerings with soup, sticky rice and side dishes making up a meal. Read further for more of Laos’ Cuisine! ...READ MORE

Follow In The Footsteps Of A Fan Maker In Chang Son

Follow In The Footsteps Of A Fan Maker In Chang Son

Everything you have read or heard about Hanoi is true. The endless flow of motorbikes, the lively markets and some of the world’s best street food are all here. However, Hanoi also abounds with traditional craft villages from pottery, conical hat, carpentry, statue – making. Just to name a few. One of the villages with a long history of crafting is Chang Son – paper fan making village located not so far away from the city centre. ...READ MORE

Fascinating Sapa markets

Fascinating Sapa markets

Bac Ha market, Love market and more ...READ MORE