Vietnamese Culture: Ao Dai, Conical Hat, Food & Arts

Along with Ao Dai, Conical Hats, many other world-famous Arts, Vietnamese Culture with unique wet rice characteristics, is worth exploring. Read on to learn more about the culture of Vietnam.

Vietnamese Culture

Vietnamese culture under the concept of a unified national culture on the basis of diverse ethnic cultural nuances is shown in three main characteristics:

Rich and diverse culture in all aspects

Vietnam has a rich and diverse culture in all aspects, the Vietnamese people and the 54 ethnic groups have long-standing, good and right customs, and many festivals. meaning of community activities, stable beliefs in beliefs, tolerance in different doctrinal ideologies of religions, rigor and metaphor in communication of language, from tradition to present age of literature and art.

Cultural regions with specific characteristics in Vietnam

The difference in topographical structure, climate and ethnic and population distribution has created cultural regions with specific characteristics in Vietnam. From the cradle of Vietnamese culture in the Red River Delta of the mainstream Vietnamese with Kinh Ky culture, village culture and wet rice civilization, to cultural nuances of mountainous ethnic groups in the Northwest and Northeast.

From the remote lands of Vietnam during the reign of the North Central to the blending with the Cham Pa culture of the Cham people in the South Central Coast. From new lands in the South with the combination of Chinese and Khmer cultures to the cultural diversity and ethnic diversity in the Central Highlands.

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The combination of cultures of many ethnic groups

With a history dating back thousands of years of the Vietnamese people together with the later convergence of other ethnic groups, from the indigenous culture of the ancient Vietnamese from the Hong Bang period to the influences from outside. for thousands of years.

With ancient Chinese and Southeast Asian influences on French influences from the 19th century, the West in the 20th century and globalization since the 21st century. Vietnam has made cultural changes. According to historical periods, there are some aspects lost but also other cultural aspects added to the modern Vietnamese culture.

Some of the elements that are often considered characteristic of Vietnamese culture when viewed from the outside include respect for ancestors, respect for community and family values, handicrafts, hard work and filial piety learn. The West also believes that important symbols in Vietnamese culture include dragons, turtles, lotus flowers and bamboo.

Vietnam Ao dai (tunic)

Along with the passing time, the “Ao Dai” of Vietnamese ladies have been changed and become more perfectly done. lt rather smoothly mounds the body that can show the tender curves of the body and to be very suitable with the little figure of Vietnamese ladies.

The Ao Dai of Vietnamese ladies is important symbols in Vietnamese culture

The Ao Dai of Vietnamese ladies is important symbols in Vietnamese culture

The two fore and back flaps are failing drawn to the mid legs and Lissomly flying with the wind in accordance with the rhythm of every step thus time of time show the white and thin silk trousers. The both sides are cut a little higher than belt that glimpsingly shows the body. The sleeves are not wide and little cupped, and they could reach to 3/4 of arm stretch if wishing to have a young and healthy look.

Vietnam Poetry conical hat

The shape of today poetry conical hat is a product of long times selecting and practical using for protection from the ram and sunshine. in order to make a beautiful hat, the masters must carefully select the young leaves of palms, then dry and fiat them before covering them on the hat skillfully.

Vietnam Poetry conical hat

Vietnam Poetry conical hat

Vietnam Food

Vietnamese food is not only tastefully prepared but also attractively decorated. When you travel in Vietnam, please don’t hesitate to enjoy traditional dishes: Pho (soup with beef or chicken), Nem ran (spring roll), Bun (vermicelli with meat), La Vong fish pie (grilled fish), Bun cha (vermicelli with baked meat and sweetened-sour fish sauce), Bun oc (shellfish soup and vermicelli)

Vietnam Art

There are popular dances, songs, music and popular stories: Cheo (popular opera), Tuong (classical opera), Cai luong (reformed opera) but the most special is Roi nuoc (Water Puppet).

Vietnam Art - Water Puppet

Vietnam Art – Water Puppet

Vietnamese Architecture

Starting as early as indigenous architecture with house motifs on Dong Son bronze drums around the 7th century BCE. During the Northern period of Vietnamese architecture, was heavily influenced by Chinese architecture. Since the 10th century when the independence of Vietnamese architecture was achieved. It was a combination of indigenous architecture with influences from China.

Vietnamese buildings are not large-scale, but often a harmonious combination between the main structure and the surrounding landscape, especially using lakes, ponds, rivers to regulate the climate and create landscapes. From the late 19th century, with the colonization of the French colonialist, Vietnamese architecture began to widely apply the architectural and construction models and tactics of the West.

Many works still exist to this day, urban areas, especially in Hanoi, have left a beautiful and unique architectural nuance.

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