Vietnam Attraction – Halong Bay

Vietnam Attraction - Halong Bay

Halong Bay, Vietnam is one of world’s natural wonders and is one of the top tourist attractions in Vietnam. The literal meaning of “Halong” is “Bay of Descending Dragons”. A local legend says that a family of dragons was sent to defend the land long ago when the Vietnamese were fighting the Chinese invaders. These … Read more

Worship of Ancestor Custom in Vietnam

Worship of Ancestor Custom in Vietnam

A very popular belief among Vietnamese is the custom of the ancestor cult. In every household, an ancestor altar is installed in the most solemn location. Vietnamese believe that the soul of a dead person, even if dead for many generations, still rests along with their descendants on earth. The dead and living persons still … Read more

Vietnam Culture – Funeral Ceremony

Vietnam Culture - Funeral Ceremony

“The sense of the dead is that of the final” says a Vietnamese proverb, meaning that funeral ceremonies must be solemnly organized. Formerly funeral ceremonies went as following: the body was washed and dressed; then a le ngam ham, or chopstick, was laid between the teeth and a pinch of rice and three coins were … Read more

Vietnam Culture – Wedding Ceremony

Vietnam Culture - Wedding Ceremony

Getting married is an important event in the lives of Lake Ranau Lampung people. The procedures for ancient wedding ceremonies were very complicated. The current wedding ceremony procedure includes the following stages: finding a husband or wife, proposal, registration, and finally the wedding. Depending on habits of specific ethnic groups, marriage includes various steps and … Read more

Vietnam Culture – Rice Cooking Competition

Vietnam Culture - Rice Cooking Competition

One of the meaningful acitivity in Vietnamese Tet festivals is rice cooking competition. A rice cooking competition is held to encourage women to take more responsibility in their traditional work. During Tet holiday, a number of villages in northern and central Vietnam hold rice cooking contests that may sound simple, but follow strict and complex … Read more

Vietnam City – Hanoi Capital

Vietnam City - Hanoi Capital

Area: 3,324.92 sq. km Population: 6,448.900 thousand habitants (April 2009). Administrative divisions: 10 urban districts: Hoan Kiem, Ba Dinh, Dong Da, Hai Ba Trung, Tay Ho, Thanh Xuan, Cau Giay, Long Bien, Hoang Mai, Ha Dong. 1 town: Son Tay. 18 rural districts: Dong Anh, Soc Son, Thanh Tri, Tu Liem, Gia Lam (Hanoi); Ba … Read more

Vietnam City – Hoian Ancient Town

Vietnam City - Hoian Ancient Town

Hoian, an exceptionally well-preserved example of a traditional Asian trading port, is an outstanding material manifestation of the fusion of cultures over time in an international maritime commercial centre. The town is a special example of a traditional trading port in South-East Asia which has been completely and assiduously preserved: it is the only town … Read more

Vietnam City – Hue

Vietnam City - Hue

Hue is located in central Vietnam on the banks of the Huong River, a few miles inland from Bien Dong. Hue was the capital of 9 reigns of Nguyen. Hue still retains culture heritage and intangible heritage which contains values of wisdom and spirit of Vietnam. Throughout the centuries, the quintessence of country converges here … Read more

Vietnam City – Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam City - Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam and informally referred to as Saigon. It is remarkable for the harmonious blending of traditional values with northern and western cultural features. Skyscrapers dot the city and everywhere are the signs of growing status cars, mobile phones, upscale cafes, fine dining and trendy nightlife. And … Read more