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Traditional Vietnamese Family Values

A family is a key factor that significantly affects the growth of every person in Vietnamese belief and is an important part of Vietnamese culture. Therefore, the Vietnamese always put their family first and take many efforts to maintain the traditional Vietnamese family values.Vietnamese Family Unity and Harmony among Family MembersIn traditi...
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Guest — Manuel Baldwin
If you are invited to a Vietnamese family meal, make sure to join. Everyone is so fun and welcoming, despite the language barrier.... Read More
Saturday, 11 January 2020 18:15
Guest — Teresa
Vietnamese are so hospitable, they always invite me to eat and drink during the holiday, and it is hard to decline the invitation ... Read More
Saturday, 26 October 2019 14:16
Guest — Lylah Harrel
Informative article, thanks a lot
Friday, 11 October 2019 22:55

What You Should Know Before Getting Tattoos in Vietnam

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Tattoos have been a stigma, a taboo in many cultures, especially in Asian countries where they would often be associated with mafias and bad people. However, the world has changed, and so has Vietnam. These days, along with the booming popularity of tattooing internationally, tattooing in Vietnam is flourishing as well.Now, the obvious choices in V...
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Guest — Gillian Hoyt
Great blog on tattoos! Can you guys recommend a place to get a belly piercing in Hanoi?
Tuesday, 11 February 2020 21:27
Guest — Mai Nguyen
Here are some of our recommended places to get piercings: Read More
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I just came across your site and wanted to let you know that I love your content about Vietnam ... Read More
Friday, 31 January 2020 19:34

Folk Religion in Vietnam - Vietnamese Gods

folk-religion-in-vietnam Bach Ma Temple in Hanoi
Folk religion in Vietnam is a long-established Vietnamese religion that reflects the locals' life in the past and their beliefs in supernatural forces applied in daily life events. Therefore, this indigenous religion usually creates unique ethnic customs and becomes an indispensable part when it comes of Vietnamese traditions. Promoting human and n...
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Hey I remember seeing this Tran Hung Dao statue by the river next to our hotel... Read More
Saturday, 26 October 2019 15:36
Guest — Clay Mcgee
Where can I visit the temples please?
Saturday, 19 October 2019 23:03

Vietnamese Traditional Toys and Games

There are many traditional toys in Vietnam that were invented a very long time ago and passed down from generation to generation. Depending on the region, these toys and games are varied. In this guide, here is a list of some of the most popular toys and games that are the most iconic to represent Vietnamese culture.Traditional Toys of VietnamTò He...
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Guest — Tilly
is "to he" edible?
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 16:12
Guest — Logan Paul
this is cool
Friday, 17 January 2020 02:11
Guest — Frances
Lovely to still be able to see shuttlecocks kicking at the parks around the city, but most of the other games are dying out of tra... Read More
Saturday, 26 October 2019 14:40

Vietnamese Traditional Gender Roles

In the modern world, it does not seem to be fair to define what each gender should and should not do. However, thousands of years ago, it was normal to have those barriers in every culture all over the world, and Vietnam was not an exception. The Vietnamese traditional gender roles were created, and although they have been less significant in many ...
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How to Distinguish Male and Female Vietnamese Names

Tâm, a common given name for both boys and girls in Vietnam, meaning "the heart" but can be understood as a person with dedicationVietnamese parents give meaningful names to their boys and girls with certain hopes. Names in Vietnam often embody beauty in nature, like flowers and mountain trees, or a desirable feminine or masculine characteristic. T...
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Four Mythical Creatures in the Vietnamese Culture

Four mythical creatures "Tu Linh", which are called Long – Lan – Quy – Phung, are four sacred animals representing the tremendous power of the universe. They are believed to be created from the four main elements including earth, water, fire, and air. Their symbols can often be found in Vietnamese sculptures in pagodas, temples, cemeteries, and loc...
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Guest — Paula Tromson
I've known about the dragons, and I spotted a lot of them on old buildings when I was in Vietnam. It's nice to learn about other c... Read More
Wednesday, 04 March 2020 22:23
Guest — Sam
interesting read about the vietnamese culture
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 17:38
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Wednesday, 16 October 2019 12:08

50 Fun Facts about Vietnam

If you have a chance to visit Vietnam with natural treasures, amazing cuisine and surprises to discover, spending sometimes exploring for yourself the beauty from the furthest north to the furthest south of this gorgeous country will leave you many unforgettable memories. Let’s learn some interesting and even weird facts about Vietnam, including ho...
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Such a beautiful country
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 19:29
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Vietnamese Zodiac

Vietnamese zodiac has become both sacred and close to every Vietnamese people, from young to old. It is closely associated with the cultural life as well as the spirit of the Vietnamese. A long time ago, people in Vietnam often used the lunar calendar, instead of the solar calendar. Nowadays, besides using the solar calendar as most countries in th...
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What to Know About the Vietnamese Culture

If Vietnamese hospitality has always been fascinating to you, you should make a trip to Vietnam and study the culture here because there is more to discover. Read our guide on what to know about Vietnamese culture and learn more about the beliefs, customs, and family values in this amazing country.A Brief Look at the Vietnamese CultureVietnam is a ...
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I've lived in Vietnam for 10 years and it has never ceased to amaze me how vibrant the Vietnamese culture is. It's like wherever I... Read More
Tuesday, 24 December 2019 23:49
Guest — Richard
What a wonderful country with fascinating culture
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 18:42
Guest — jhon roach
What a wonderful and informative blog tour vietnam.Vietnamese culture is a perfect mixture of chinese and french culture.One can e... Read More
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 20:04

Vietnamese Gifts Etiquettes

The Vietnamese are well-known for being open-minded, so it shouldn't be a daunting quest to find and give them presents. Gifts etiquettes in Vietnam probably go similarly to any other places in the world: What is the occasion? and What are the receiver's hobbies and interests?. Nonetheless, these Vietnamese gifting etiquettes below w...
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Guest — kathy
is giving alcohol ok?
Thursday, 07 November 2019 00:20
Guest — Long Khun
definitely, Vietnamese loves all kinds of alcohol
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 19:54

What to Know about Vietnamese Wedding Traditions and Customs

The wedding is one of the most important traditions of Vietnamese with many customs. Like other countries, this ceremony is also considered the happiest event of one's life. Have a look at What to Know about Vietnamese Wedding Traditions and Customs guide to understand more about Vietnamese weddings.Vietnamese Wedding CeremoniesProposal Ceremony (C...
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LOL I'm a Vietnamese and I'm reading this for my school Vietnamese and I'm reading this for my school assignment ... Read More
Friday, 20 March 2020 21:21
Guest — Melanie
I find your guides insightful and interesting to read. Keep it up you guys!
Thursday, 30 January 2020 11:13
Guest — Ian Sierra
Does getting married in Vietnam require any document?
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 19:16

What You Should Know About Vietnamese Superstitions

Despite the fact that there is disapproval of superstitious practices from the government, most Vietnamese still have strong deep-rooted beliefs in superstitions that were set by our ancestors long ago. These Vietnamese superstitions not only reflect in our traditions, culture, day to day life but to the extent that they can also dictate from which...
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Guest — Mona Figueroa
interesting information about the vietnamese culture
Thursday, 30 January 2020 11:31
Guest — Osman Reeve
Wow, should I visit a Vietnamese family during the new year holiday?
Tuesday, 08 October 2019 11:33

LGBT Travel in Vietnam

LGBT tourism is no longer a controversial topic in today’s modern societies. In Vietnam, homosexuality has increasingly received public awareness, especially among young people in recent years.Commonly Asked Questions for LGBT Travelers in VietnamIs Vietnam friendly and safe for LGBT Travelers?Yes. Although the older generation in Vietnam still has...
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Guest — Freya
You have many useful information on your website, and great to see LGBT mentions. Way to go!
Sunday, 27 October 2019 12:10
Guest — Carl Hicks
are there any lgbt events in the city
Saturday, 19 October 2019 23:15

Off-the-Beaten-Path in Saigon

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) is a wonderful city to explore not only because of its economic growth and famous attractions but also because there are many urban tales, hidden pagodas, and quiet streets to be discovered. Have a look at some of Saigon’s off-the-beaten-path locations to explore the unseen side of Saigon.For Culture and History Learners i...
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I love the Other Side tour. It was incredible to see another side of Ho Chi Minh that has not been portraited by the public media ... Read More
Wednesday, 04 March 2020 21:42
Guest — Hazel
You must sign up for their Saigon's Other Side tour! I cannot recommend highly enough! Worth every penny ... Read More
Saturday, 26 October 2019 13:47
Guest — Dominique Rusks
Nice to see a different side of the city
Friday, 11 October 2019 22:50

How to Understand Vietnamese Non-verbal Communication

Body language plays a critical part in communication. In some circumstances, body gestures are used more often than verbal expression. Besides, non-verbal communication is also different among countries, which can cause misunderstandings and troubles if people do not understand the meaning of each gesture in one culture. Being a typical Asian count...
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When you cannot speak Vietnamese and the locals cannot speak English, non-verbal cues work like a charm. Reading more about is sup... Read More
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Vietnamese People: the Different Ethnicity in Vietnam

From the early ages, Vietnamese kids have been told the folktale about Lac Long Quan and Au Co. They had one hundred children and each of them took fifty sons and daughters to different places in our nation and nurtured them. According to this tale, Vietnamese all have the same origin, and we are all brothers and sisters, which makes us have some s...
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Guest — Daina Gamize
I love visiting the villages in the north. I bought some beautiful intricately made fabric as souvenirs at the market
Saturday, 01 February 2020 23:28
Guest — Frances
Great guide and interesting read
Sunday, 27 October 2019 12:55

A Guide to the Vietnamese Conical Hat

vietnamese-conical-hat Vietnamese conical hat (non la) with decorations
Beautiful craft works could be an interesting and unique souvenir from your trip to Vietnam. The Vietnamese conical hat is an iconic image that reminds people of the farmers working on the golden paddy fields or Vietnamese girls wearing the traditional dress, ao dai, strolling down the streets. The hat has been an item that evolves with Vietnamese ...
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This is so interesting. I saw so many ladies on the streets of Saigon wearing this hat. The souvenir version I got is not as big, ... Read More
Tuesday, 24 December 2019 21:34
Guest — Sheila McCarthy
Thanks for the well-written article, can you please tell me where can I buy one of those?
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 19:24

An Overview of Religions in Vietnam

In Vietnam, as of 2019, 95% of the population practice a religion or beliefs. Every year there are about 8,500 religious events taking place across the country. There are 6 major religions, including Buddhism, Catholicism, Caodaism, Protestantism, Hoahaoism, and Islam, along with several folk religions. Many religious rituals from the ancient times...
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Guest — Joe Mama
If you add up all the numbers on the pie chart it equals 100.1%... Read More
Friday, 01 November 2019 22:17
Guest — Zach Pate
Thanks for your informative blog. Just wondering where I can learn more about Buddhism in Vietnam?
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 19:15

The Best Temples and Pagodas in Ho Chi Minh City

Visiting religious sites like temples and pagodas has become an important part of Vietnam travel and usually included in many Ho Chi Minh City tours. This guide will list out a few of the best temples and pagodas in Ho Chi Minh City where you can study Vietnamese religions and admire these beautiful and sacred architectures.District 1Jade Empe...
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Guest — Alisha Calderon
Very nice places for some tranquility in the city
Saturday, 05 October 2019 11:39
Guest — Ven Dr Sumedh Thero
Good collection. If i want to interact Vietnam monks where to reside in Hochi Min City that can arranged veg Indian food
Sunday, 23 December 2018 12:26


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