Decorating KumQuat tree in Traditional Tet in Hoi An

Spring – a very beautiful season that almost everyone loves a lot spring comes-signaling a new year is coming, everything also proliferates, plants sprout. Tet holiday comes – the traditional Vietnamese festival is always looking forward. Even when far away … Continue reading

Vietnam Etiquette

Polite behavior is highly valued. One of the most important dimensions of politeness is for the young to show respect to their elders. In everyday life, younger people show this respect by using hierarchical terms of address when interacting with … Continue reading

Traffic in Vietnam

 The traffic can be a nightmare for visitors to Viet Nam for the first time. Believe it or not, there are transport rules but people don’t seem really interested in following them. Chances are, you will see people cross the … Continue reading

Gender roles and statuses

Division of Labor by Gender. In prerevolutionary Vietnam the “public” ( ngoai ) domain was the male domain while the “domestic” ( noi ) domain was for women. This pattern still largely remains with women performing most of the essential … Continue reading

Vietnam Wedding Custom

Wedding is very important to Vietnamese, not only to the couple involved, but also for both families. Thus, it is usually including quite a few formal ritual observances. The Wedding day is usually chosen well in advance by the groom … Continue reading

Do’s and Donts while travelling in Vietnam

DO’S Before venturing out from your hotel, ensure you have a hotel business card from the reception desk. This will make your return to the hotel in a taxi or cyclo much easier. For longer excursions from your base hotel, … Continue reading

Viet Nam Language

Vietnam is a beautiful country with an equally beautiful language. Vietnamese is also a tone language and uses midlevel, low falling, high rising, low, rising after an initial dip, high broken and low broken. The Vietnamese language is made up … Continue reading

Key phrases in Vietnamese that travelers should know

 Although in popular tourist destinations and larger cities it is just about possible to get by without knowing a word of Vietnamese, insisting on speaking your own language all the time will isolate you from the majority of Vietnamese people … Continue reading

Mealtime Customs

Vietnamese meals are rarely divided into separate courses. Rather, all the food is served at once and shared from common dishes set out on a low table. The family sits on mats on the floor, and each person has a … Continue reading

Foods of The Vietnamese

Famous for its lively, fresh flavours and artfully composed meals, Vietnamese food and cooking is the true ‘light cuisine’ of Asia. Plain rice ( com trang ) is at the center of the Vietnamese diet. Steamed rice is part of … Continue reading