Vietnam is a Southeast Asian country with a long, rich history dating back thousands of years. The Vietnamese people are incredibly proud of their culture and traditions, which are on display in every aspect of life in the country. From the food to the music to the art, there is a lot to discover about Vietnam’s culture. Here are just a few of the many things that make Vietnam’s culture so special.
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Vietnam is a country with a rich culture and history, and this is reflected in its cuisine. Vietnamese food is renowned for its freshness, flavorful herbs, and use of Nuoc Mam, a fish sauce that is used in almost all dishes. Vietnamese cuisine is also typically very healthy, as it mostly consists of vegetables and lean proteins. Some of the most popular dishes include Pho (a noodle soup), Bun Cha (grilled pork with noodles), and Goi Cuon (spring rolls). If you’re looking for an exotic and delicious culinary experience, Vietnam is definitely the place to be.
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Vietnam’s rich, vibrant culture is on full display when you explore its stunning natural wonders. A perfect day companion for your journey through this beautiful country would be Vietnam’s traditional music which features instruments like the dan bau (a one-stringed instrument), 16 string zither called a “dan tranh” or two strings fiddle called nhi. The rhythms are often very relaxing and calming making them great tunes to play while taking in all that Mother Nature has provided!
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Vietnamese art has been heavily influenced by both Chinese and French art over the years. You’ll see this influence in both traditional paintings and modern art pieces. A lot of Vietnamese art revolves around nature, as the country is home to some truly breathtaking landscapes. If you’re lucky enough to visit during Tet (Vietnamese New Year), you’ll also get to see some incredible dragon dances, which are said to bring good luck for the year ahead.
There is so much to explore when it comes to Vietnam’s rich culture. From the food to the music to the art, there is something for everyone to enjoy. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip today!
There is so much to explore, see, and experience in Vietnam and I am happy to see more people going there. It seems like I have been preaching it for years and people just kept overlooking it.
I love everything about Vietnamese culture. The more I learn about it, the more in love I am with their deep traditions and general way of life.
I wonder if they will keep holding onto it and not allow the western influences in like many other countries have. I know there are parts of it already there but so long as they don’t change too much, the culture should be fine.
I love that they have modern charm in their culture but it is still rooted in tradition. I think this is what tends to attract westerners to all different Asian cultures.
Oh my gosh, reading this article about Vietnam’s rich culture just makes me want to book a ticket and go there right now!
I’m not going to lie, I’m a bit jealous of Vietnam’s vibrant and colorful culture. My country’s cultural heritage is pretty much limited to beer and hamburgers. But seriously, I would love to visit Vietnam and experience everything it has to offer.