Hanoi

Hanoi

Although it is the modern-day capital of Vietnam, Hanoi still retains the mystery and charm of past centuries. Narrow lanes and traditional shophouses invite an exciting exploration by walking, while its many beautiful public spaces – lakes, parks, tree-lined boulevards, and monuments – give the city an air of elegance and harmony with nature unique among Asian capitals.

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Begin your day visiting the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, where visitors can pay respects to the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh. The Mausoleum is closed every Monday and Friday and also closes annually in October and November for restoration. Continue through the park to Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House, the simple two-room dwelling where Ho Chi Minh lived from 1958 until his final days (1969). Preserved in the same condition as, during his life, it may be viewed through the windows. Continue to the Temple Of Literature, a peaceful series of walled courtyards and graceful gateways; and one of the best serving examples of traditional Vietnamese architecture. Founded in 1070 and dedicated to Confucius, this was also the site of Vietnam’s first university.

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Afterwards, visit one of Hanoi’s famous museums, the Museum Of Ethnology (Closed on Mondays and Vietnamese New Year), which brings to life the astonishing ethnic diversity in Vietnam, with art and artifacts from the 54 different ethnic groups that inhabit the country. Inside the museum are detailed descriptions of minority groups, with examples of their traditional clothing and way of life. Outside are faithful reconstructions of traditional longhouses, cemeteries and other distinctive ethnic buildings.

In the afternoon, visit Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple, located in the heart of Hanoi, which contains an islet with the tiny Tortoise Pagoda. En route, pass other colonial landmarks such as the magnificent Opera House (may be seen from the outside only) and St Joseph’s Cathedral.

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Why your organization need a year end party?

Why your organization need a year end party?

The corporate Christmas party – once a secure and sacred date in the office calendar – has been getting some tough breaks over the last few years.

We’ve all heard the same debates.

Do the benefits of hosting an end-of-year event really outweigh the costs? Is it justified to spend the precious budget on a party in precarious economic times? Does it send a good message to shareholders, to the media and even to employees?

The answer to all of these questions is YES!

An end-of-year event is not simply a nice-to-have. It is an essential team-building tool and a fantastic way of celebrating your staff and improving or maintaining your business health.

And just because an end-of-year event is fun, doesn’t mean it’s frivolous.

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We see from our work with corporate clients that end-of-year parties have a number of long-term, beneficial effects.

The fun, celebratory atmosphere of the Christmas party is a great way for management to strengthen ties with employees, and for employees to strengthen ties with each other. We know that employee engagement levels significantly increase when there are given the opportunity to network with co-workers and superiors in a less formal social setting.

For your company or brand, an end-of-year party is also a fantastic way to showcase your culture, celebrate accomplishments of the past year, and communicate some key messages for the next business year in a more informal way.

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This all adds up to a sense of feeling valued for the employee, and improved productivity levels across the organization.

Most companies say that their people are their most important asset. It’s therefore worth remembering that it is precisely these assets that will help your company to flourish in economic uncertainty – by going the extra mile for their customers and colleagues. This is why “investing” in a year-end party also has a hard benefit for the company and its bottom line, way beyond the softer benefits outlined above.

For ideas on how to throw the perfect end-of-year event for your employees, contact us at the@wowfactor.agency

 

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What is “Wow Factor”?

What is “Wow Factor”?

I’m sure most of you have heard the term “Wow Factor”. Chances are you haven’t heard it as much as I have…well, unless you are also a designer or an event planner. Many clients come to me and say they want “Wow Factor” after struggling to find the exact words to describe what they want. At first, this term was something that caused a lot of anxiety for me. What is this “Wow Factor”? How can we define it? Thing is, “Wow Factor” is different for everybody. “Wow Factor” to me, can mean something completely different to you!

I would struggle with this term constantly, trying to add more and more to my designs. I realized about 50% of the time “Wow” did, in fact, mean adding complexity, but the other 50% of my clients viewed simple attention to detail as the “Wow Factor”. See where I’m coming from here? “Wow Factor” is highly ambiguous, yet people seem to know exactly what it is when they see it. I needed to find the definition of “Wow Factor” which would ultimately be the key to satisfying my “Wow” seeking clients.

Here’s what I’ve found: there is no definition for “Wow Factor”. There simply isn’t. Now before you question the point of this post, here’s what else I’ve discovered. “Wow Factor” may not be easily defined, but through experience, I’ve realized that it’s that extra amount of detail you add to your design or your event. After you design something, look at it and ask yourself “have I done everything I could to make this design the best that it can be?” if the answer is “yes”? Then you have unlocked the mystery of “Wow”.

Are looking for an event planner?

Are looking for an event planner?

 

Welcome to Wow Factor Agency!

We are the award-winning event and travel company. Whether you plan to inspire, motivate, or capture your audience, Wow Factors Agency will design a unique event concept exclusively for you, turning the day-time conference hall into the night-time world of exciting entertainment. We design and provide outstanding staging production, entertainers, and professional MC.

Are you planning to give back to society? Wow Factor Agency will work with you to organize a meaningful corporate social responsibility program. The CSR program is not only helpful but also delivers your organizational’s message.

Should you want to charter a direct flight for your guests? No need to transit in a third city. Should you expect a series of an engaging team-building program? Do you want to customize your branding in the airplanes, buses, hotel entrance, flags, t-shirt, room keys, or even on the team-building trophy?

Whether you are a big corporate, require a top level of quality, or you are a small business with a limited budget, we will work with you to customize a creative solution at an affordable cost. At Wow Factor Agency, we are the one-stop-shop destination for your next events.

Wow Factor Agency, in excellence we trust!

THE SECRETS OF VIETNAM HEALTH AND BEAUTY 

THE SECRETS OF VIETNAM HEALTH AND BEAUTY 

We fell in love with the dishes from the very early days my grandmother made for us when we were kids. The plates were simple and consisted of an excellent combination of vegetables, meat, and seafood. Vietnamese traditional cuisine is the most beautiful example of a balance of taste, freshness, and nutrition. We love the flavor of every dishes. I think Vietnamese kitchen is the healthiest cuisine in the world. The food is the secrets of health and beauty embedded in culture and heritage of Vietnam.