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Culture Of Vietnam : Know The Vietnam'S Rich Cultural Heritage

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Culture of Vietnam: An Overview of its Rich Heritage and Traditions

Vietnam is a country with a rich and diverse cultural heritage, shaped by its long history, geography, and beliefs. Vietnam tourism  has experienced significant growth, making it a popular destination for travelers. Vietnam trip packages offered by Pickyourtrail promises the best experience taking you through the rich and abundant culture of Vietnam. From ancient times to the modern era, Vietnamese culture has evolved, absorbing influences from neighboring countries and adapting to changing circumstances. Let's look a little deeper into Vietnamese culture.

Pre-Colonial Period

Pre-colonial Vietnam was made up of various independent states that had similarities in their culture and religious practices.

The major religions of Vietnam during the pre-colonial period were Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism.

The culture of Vietnam was heavily influenced by China.

French Colonial Period

Vietnamese people were made to follow French culture and language throughout the French colonial period.

French was imposed in Schools and Government institutions over the Vietnamese language. The French had a tremendous impact on Vietnamese culture, particularly in music and literature.

Post-Colonial Period

After the French left Vietnam in 1954, Vietnam began to develop its own distinct culture.

Traditional art forms such as painting and music began to be revived and celebrated.

Post-colonial period saw the emergence of a vibrant youth culture, giving rise to new art forms such as modern dance and hip hop.

Religions in Vietnam

There are different religions practiced in Vietnam. Vietnam's three main religions are Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism.

There are other smaller religious groups like the Christians, Muslims, and others throughout the nation.

The practices of each of these religions influence Vietnamese culture.

Languages spoken in Vietnam

The most widely spoken language in Vietnam is Vietnamese. There are several minority languages such as Khmer, Chinese, Cham, Mon-Khmer, Hmong-Mien, Tai and Malayo-Polynesian.

English is also widely spoken in cities across Vietnam especially among younger generations.

Music & Dance

Traditional music and dance forms are an important part of Vietnamese culture.

Music is often played on traditional instruments such as the dan bau (monochord) and the dan tranh (zither).On the other hand, Dance is characterized by slow, graceful movements and hand gestures.

Traditions and Beliefs

Vietnamese culture is heavily influenced by Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism. Family is highly valued, and the elderly are revered and respected. Vietnam has a rich tradition of ancestor worship, with families offering prayers to their ancestors on special holidays.

Arts and Architecture

Vietnam has a long history of arts and crafts that dates back centuries.

Traditional Vietnamese art includes wood carving, painting, stone sculpture and jewelry making.

These art forms depict nature and rural life. Artisans also create modern works with traditional techniques, such as contemporary paintings and sculptures.

Vietnamese art has a long and rich history, reflecting the country's cultural and religious practices. From the ancient bronze drums of the Dong Son culture to the modern-day sculptures and paintings, Vietnamese art has always been an important part of the country's heritage. 

Vietnamese Cuisine

Vietnamese cuisine is known for its simplicity and rich flavor. Many dishes are prepared with fresh ingredients like herbs and vegetables, fish sauce and pork, beef or chicken.

Rice is the staple food of Vietnam. It is served with fish, meat or even vegetables.

Popular Vietnamese street foods include pho (noodle soup), banh mi (sandwiches) and bun cha (grilled pork patties).

Vietnamese cuisine is widely regarded as one of the best in the world, and it is known for the use of fresh ingredients, bold flavors, and preparation methods. Popular dishes include Pho noodle soup, Banh Mi sandwiches, and spring rolls. Having Vietnamese cuisine makes mealtime really enjoyable.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the culture of Vietnam is diverse, rich, and deeply rooted in its history, beliefs, and traditions. From its art and architecture to its cuisine, Vietnam offers a unique and fascinating cultural experience, one that is sure to be remembered for years to come. Couples can plan a Vietnam honeymoon package from Pickyourtrail to embark on a Vietnam trip to explore the richness of Vietnamese culture making the trip not just romantic but also more knowledgeable!. Experience the best of Vietnam in just 8 days with our carefully crafted Vietnam itinerary for 8 days, taking you from bustling cityscapes to serene natural wonders.

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