Vietnam could be seen as one of the most beautiful and perfect places to visit, thanks to its beautiful landscapes, the friendliness of its locals and the many curiosities that this beautiful country offers, accompany and I will tell you some of them. The socialist Republic of Vietnam has about 82 million inhabitants; its capital is Hanoi; the predominant ethnic group is Vietnamese; its religion Buddhism and its currency the Dong.
Vietnam is our favorite country in Southeast Asia. And there are many curiosities about Vietnam that surprised us! For example, did you know that Ho Chi Minh said he did not want to be embalmed? And they ignored him! Here we tell you 5 curiosities of Vietnam that will surprise you. We believe it is a fun and enjoyable way to get to know a country full of interesting factors to discover.
1 THE CONICAL HAT OR NON LA
One of the symbols of this country is the “Nón Lá”. This Vietnamese hat has many utilities for example, it protects from the sun. The Vietnamese discover the ideal of beauty in white skin, so it is used a lot for this purpose. On the other hand it is also used to cover the rain, since in that country there is a high tendency of rain, in addition it can also be used as a bag or basket to transport food or other things. There are two types; masculine and feminine, but it is more frequent to see the feminine one.
2 RICE IN VIETNAM
This country, apart from many other things, is one of the largest exporters in the world. Cultivate said food there, it is tradition. It is barked and collected with very rudimentary machinery or directly by hand. Most of this food is harvested in the Mekong Delta and the Red River. However, although the crop is widespread, the workers who are dedicated to harvest food, have a very low purchasing power due to the low cost that rice is sold in the market.
3 THE OLD HANOI DISTRICT
The old quarter of Hanoi is made up of 36 streets each of which is dedicated to a different trade referring to the guilds of feudal Europe. The neighborhood is located north of Hoan Kiem Lake. It has a high tourist tendency, it is worth walking and seeing the workshops, which remain open to the public. So, you could see the ancient trades are formed.
4 THE BARGAIN IN VIETNAM
The bargaining in common in all of Southeast Asia, and in Vietnam was not going to miss, the vast majority of prices are inflated there so, you will have to bargain until you can buy a loaf of bread.
5 THE MEANING OF THE NAME OF THE COUNTRY AND ITS FLAG
Vietnam was part of China until 938 AD Viét was the name of the Chinese back then, and Nam means south, so Viét Nam means something like “The people of the South”
Regarding its flag, it is composed of: a red background, which pays tribute to the much blood that was spilled in the wars that were lived there, and in the middle is a yellow 5-pointed star, this is the which represents farmers, workers, intellectuals, soldiers and youth.