Even for those who have never had the fortune of going, Vietnam’s culture has attracted a lot of admirers across the world. The ancient traditions and modern ways of the country spread out on a huge scale during and after the Vietnam War, when millions of refugees made their way across the world and took their culture with them. Nowadays, everyone knows classic food such as phở and bánh mì, as well as clothing like the áo dài and the iconic cone hat. All of this stemmed from one country’s far-reaching past, now the focus of our Vietnam culture tours.
Vietnam’s culture has long been interwoven with China’s, something most evident in Hoi An, the romantic Vietnamese trading port operating between the 15th and 19th centuries. The town was the penultimate stop for merchants on the Maritime Silk Road, a connection of ports stretching from Europe to China. While Chinese and Japanese architecture is evident throughout Hoi An, its make-up is distinctly Vietnamese in character. Cobbled streets, hanging lanterns and endearing yellow buildings of fading plaster create unbelievably beautiful scenes here, making the city an unmissable stop on any Vietnam tour packages on culture.
Rural areas, too, exist in the kind of gorgeous aura that arises from simple living within nature. Especially in the north, places like Mai Chau, Sapa and Ha Giang have moved at a slower pace of life, which is a huge part of their appeal today. Vietnam tours often highlight the culture of Vietnam’s mountainous rice terraces, not only for the nature found here, but for the unique ethnic groups that work hard in the fields. Vietnam is home to 53 ethnic minorities such as the H’mong, Thai, Tay and Nung people and all have developed their own distinct clothing, food, rituals and more.
Hanoi is perhaps the cradle of Vietnamese culture from ancient times to the present day. Places like Turtle Lake, Tran Quoc Pagoda and the Temple of Literature within the city have heritages that stretch back over 1000 years, preceding the time when Hanoi was made capital. The handicraft villages that surround it are popular on Vietnam vacation packages for their abilities to highlight Vietnamese culture through pottery firing, brocade weaving, folk art painting and hundreds more.
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What to Expect on a Culture Tour?
Ancient destinations –Enjoy reaching far back into Vietnam’s past at locations like Hanoi, Hoi An, Hue and the Mekong Delta.
Diversity of culture – Your Vietnam Travel will take you to parts unknown during your time with us. We show you the country’s popular cultural highlights but also illuminate worlds you didn’t know about.