New Year Festival
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Every after Chinese New Year, there is this festival in saigontourist park. In the festival, we can see Vietnamese culture in a mini version. You can see traditional clothes, food and some dancing with music, some example on how people work, etc.
The park is huge, thus it was divided into three sections. The first section is the Northern Vietnam. In this area, there were several stalls showing the food from the Northern Vietnam, some girls in traditional clothes and they walking around offering us to see some craft and there was also an old lady showing how to fish with a net and how to fix the net when it's broken. All of these can be done because the park is on a riverside.
The second part is the Central Vietnam, where most of the food stalls offering spicy food and the girls all wearing colourful but hard material cloth with a knee length dress (not like the north and southern part where girl wearing pants).
Then the third part, is the Southern Vietnam, where most of the people is more relax and thus they teaching us how to play some game whose kids used to do in rural area. Most of the game involving bamboo and simple stuff from the surrounding (usually related to what their parents do for a living). Most of the food here are fried except all of the noodle soup and the dessert.
The entrance fee was 150,000 VND (about 9 USD) and we can eat whatever food available in the stall. I tried several games and also tried some stuff like how to process a rice so it can be ready to cook, also looking around the flower and the handmade craft. It was very interesting experience.