Vietnam travel guide
Just 15km to the west of Ha Noi is a place renowned over centuries for its silk-making and silk products – Van Phuc village in Ha Dong city. In recent years, the village has enjoyed the revival of its craft due to a surging demand for silk in both the domestic and foreign markets.
Traditional values of Vietnamese lifestyle were deeply affected by Confucian ethics. During thousand years under the invasion and domination by Chinese, Vietnamese culture was also permeated by their Confucian philosophical beliefs.
Wedding is very important to Vietnamese, not only to the couple involved, but also for both families. Thus, it is usually including quite a few formal ritual observances. The Wedding day is usually chosen well in advance by the groom and the bride's parents (in the old time, it is not necessarily Saturday or Sunday, as well as they believe it is good based on the groom and the bride's age).
Vietnam Worship of Ancestor Custom: 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.
Vietnam is shaped in a long "S" stretching for 1000 miles from China in the north to the Gulf of Thailand in the south. The country's land area including water is about 127,000 square miles which makes it slightly larger than Italy or a bit smaller than Japan. The territory alo includes thousands of islands and islets scattered along the coast.
You can enter Vietnam by air through 3 international airpors: Noi bai airport in Hanoi, Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho chi minh city and Danang airport in Danang city.
Vietnam is one of the most beautiful countries located in the South East Asia. In the North, Vietnam has common border with China. In the East, Vietnam is bordered by the Gulf of Tonkin, in the East and South by the South China Sea, in the South West by the Gulf of Thailand, and in the West by Cambodia and Laos. Hanoi is the Capital and Ho chi minh city is the largest city.
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The US Dollar is the most favoured foreign currency. Australian, British, Japanese, Singaporean and Thai currency, as well as the Euro, can usually be changed in the larger cities; great difficulty may be encountered in trying to exchange any other currencies. There is a commission charge for changing money in banks.
Travellers tend to worry about contracting infectious diseases when in the tropics, but infections are a rare cause of serious illness or death in travellers. Becoming ill in some way, however, is a relatively common thing. No actual vaccinations are officially required. Visitors are advised to check with their doctor or travel immunization clinic regarding the advisability of inoculation against typhoid, tetanus, hepatitis A & malaria, cholera, polio and Japanese encephalitis
In theory there are three main religions in Vietnam: Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism; but in fact there is “tripple religion”, which is an amalgamation of these three doctrines, each of which represents a particular aspect of the whole. And now Buddhism still is main religion in Vietnam.
Domestic flights in Vietnam are operated mostly by Vietnam airline, the state-owned flag carrier with modern fleet of Airbuses and Boeings. Vietnam airline offers a lot of daily flights and give many options for air travel throughout the country. Beside on it, Pacific Airlines (airline code: BL www.pacificairlines.com.vn) also offers flights for the routes between the big cities. Both issues the e ticket.