Category: History

Khai Dinh tomb emperor Hue Vietnam

The Imperial City of Vietnam – City of Hue

Whilst traveling Indochina a visit to the Imperial City of Vietnam, City of Hue is a must. This place is full of beautiful architecture, rich in history and will definitely will be one of your highlights whilst over there. Without even knowing you'll spend an entire day wandering about the site in awe of all the things to look at.

31 March 2021

Vietnamese couple talking and looking at each other

Vietnam customs: A glimpse into a culture rich in tradition

As you might already know, Vietnam is a country of rich traditions and variety in many different fields. If you visit Vietnam you will not only be impressed by the beautiful landscapes and the culinary diversity, but also by friendly people. The many different ethnicities and traditions which are present in the modern Vietnam are likely built by their previous dynasties and by the influence of the Chinese rule and the European colonial period. Over thousands and thousands of years, the Vietnamese developed a value system that is based on four tenets. These tenets are family, respect, good name and learning which are all closely interrelated and followed by the Vietnamese people today. To give you a little glimpse on the cultural values and the different customs VIETNAM VISA ONLINE prepared this article for you so that you will have a first impression of the Vietnamese culture and its background.

05 October 2020

New years eve

New Year's Eve in Vietnam: That's how the locals celebrate

Whether New Year's Eve in Hanoi or in another region – in Vietnam you're preparing for it weeks before the turn of the year; Apartments are decorated, the windows cleaned, doors painted, and much more. Some even go so far and repaint their house. That should bring good luck. Below you will find out what makes New Year's Eve so special in Vietnam and how people spend the holiday. VIETNAM VISA ONLINE has researched for you.

22 July 2020

Bui Vien walking street

Composition, growth and much more: Vietnam's population

Vietnam was reunited on July 2nd, 1976. At that time, the population was 49.81 million people. Today, that number is almost twice as high at around 95.5 million. And a lot has happened in the Southeast Asian country and continues to do so. This article by VIETNAM VISA ONLINE gives an overview of the Vietnamese demographics.

16 July 2020

A statue in memory of the vietnam war

In summary: the Vietnam War

With the interference of the US in the Vietnam War one wanted to stop the advance of communism. After 11 years and millions of Vietnamese dead and around 60,000 US soldiers killed, the war came to an end. Learn everything you need to know about the sad chapter in Vietnamese and American history. VIETNAM VISA ONLINE has researched for you!

17 April 2020

Vietnam on the map

On the upswing: Vietnam's political structure explained

On July 2, 1976, Vietnam was reunited after 22 years of division. It was the Vietnam War, in which the United States was also involved, that divided the country. After South Vietnam capitulated unconditionally in 1975, the way was clear for a new political structure in Vietnam.

24 March 2020

Vietnamese monks

Vietnam's religions: What do you believe in the land of smiles?

Many assume that Vietnam is a Buddhist country. However, it is rather a society of "freedom of belief" – Buddhism is the largest religion with just 15 percent. In contrast, 75 percent of the locals do not have any faith. Instead, the family is, so to speak, the main religion in Vietnam – life and everyday life are dominated by an ancestral cult.

24 March 2020

Vietnamese in traditional clothing

So strange and yet so beautiful: Vietnamese traditions

Vietnam is a country of contrasts and cultural overlaps. This is also evident when you look at the diverse Vietnamese traditions. Below you will find a brief overview of these traditions and customs VIETNAM VISA ONLINE has researched for you. Don't be surprised if you see people burning coloured paper on your Vietnam vacation or if the locals do not celebrate New Year until the end of January!

21 February 2020

Vietnamese culture

The Vietnamese culture – language, customs and etiquette

Friendly, helpful people, imposing temple complexes, great value for the outside – that is the Vietnamese culture in a nutshell. The country and its people are full of secrets and interesting facts. Here you can learn more about the customs and "rules" in the land of smiles. VIETNAM VISA ONLINE has researched for you.

13 February 2020

A dragon statue

Learn more: Fascinating Vietnamese myths

Dragons, fairies and golden turtles – there are many Vietnamese myths! Especially in the rural areas of the country, the locals often live according to these centuries-old traditions. In the following sections, you will learn about some legends. VIETNAM VISA ONLINE has researched for you. Let's get started!

06 February 2020

Historical vietnamese buildings

Interesting facts about Vietnam's history

The history of Vietnam is largely shaped by the defense against conquerors such as the US, China and France. In the following sections you can read everything you need to know about the country's moving history in the South China Sea. VIETNAM VISA ONLINE has researched for you.

31 January 2020

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