Category Archives: Culture & Tradition

Hue garden houses

Hue is famous for not only picturesque landscape, but also well-known for spiritual culture through its architecture. Along with solemn royal tombs and majestic Imperial City, Hue is the city of peaceful garden houses.Constructed in accordance with “Feng Shui” principle, Hue garden house is a group of architectures arranged in North – South axis. Depsite […]

Enjoying Hue Royal Court Music

Hue is not famous for only royal tombs, temples and fascinating dishes. Hue also owning a sweet melody of the art form has been recognized as a World Heritage, which is Hue Royal Court Music.Long time ago, Hue was known as a favorite destination of Vietnam. Moreover, Hue was also one of the most attractive […]

Tich Dien ceremony

Tich dien is a ceremony aiming to encourage locals to focus on rice cultivation and agricultural activities. On this occasion, the Emperor directly ploughs on the field. Emperor Minh Mang realized its importance and assigned the Rite Ministry to carefully prepare relevant documents to use in long-term. Under the reign of Emperor Gia Long, the […]

Mid-autumn festival

Mid-autumn festival is a meaningful event held on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month. At this time of the year, the weather is cool. – Name: Mid-autumn festival – Type of festival: Traditional festival – Time: The fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month – Place: Families, schools, communes, hamlets, etc. – Activities: […]

Tet nguyen dan (Lunar new year)

– Name: Tet nguyen dan (Lunar new year) – Type of festival: National traditional festival – Time: From the 30th day of the twelfth lunar month to the 4th day of the first lunar month. – Place: Families, places of worship (pagoda, village hall, family village hall, etc) and other places of interest. – Subject: Ancestor – […]


Family is the most important aspect of life in Vietnam. It is much more interdependent and tight-knit than what many Western cultures are familiar with. The cohesiveness and health of the family unit is often a main imperative. The “family unit” itself generally includes a larger nexus of relationships. Aunts, uncles, grandparents and other extended […]

VietNam Histoire

Vietnam is a country founded in legends. Millennia of invasions and conflicts have shaped Vietnamese culture into what you see today. To help you fully appreciate the attractions and culture you’ll encounter in Vietnam, here’s a brief overview of the notable time periods and figures in the nation’s history, as well as specific suggestions for […]


Cheo (popular opera):Cheo is an original synthesis of folk songs, dance, and narration. There is a close interchange between the performers and the spectators. The words of the play are imbued with the lyricism of folk songs, proverbs and popular sayings. A cheo play could be put on stage in a large theatre, but it also could […]

Vietnam cuisine

For food lovers, Vietnam is a culinary paradise where one can experience many new flavors.Vietnamese cuisine reflects the cultural and ethnic diversity of three regions: North, Central, and South. There are 54 different ethnic groups in Vietnam each with their own style and flavor.Northern CuisineNorth Vietnam offers a richer cuisine in the sense of nourishment when compared […]

Brief history of the Nguyen dynasty

The Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945) began with the reign of king Gia Long, who was the dynasty’s founder, and ended with the reign of king Bao Dai who was the last monarch time of Vietnam. Prior to the Nguyen dynasty, were the nine Nguyen Lords, who deserve credit for extending. The Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945) began with […]