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Vietnam People

The Vietnamese people are an eclectic mix of diverse cultural traditions, religion and historical backgrounds which have created remarkable distinct regions within Vietnam. The lowlands being majorly occupied by the ethnic Vietnamese while the highlands have numerous smaller ethnic groups that have cultures and language different from the Vietnamese. The highland people are divided into the northern ethnic groups who practice a few Chinese traditions because of their kinships to the people of southern China; and the southern highland group who have affinities with people of Cambodia,

Despite disturbing turmoil, the Vietnamese people have risen strong and bold and with smile on their faces depicting healing wounds and oozing affection to anyone visiting. On a Vietnam tour, one quickly feels at home because of the love of the Vietnamese people.

The Northerners
Strong French influence is felt among the Vietnamese people of this region when you visit this place during your Vietnam holidays. French-Vietnamese culture remain visible in their cuisines and buildings.

Vietnamese people of Northern Vietnam consider themselves more cultured and refined and pay attention to their status and appearance. While the southern Vietnamese people are more dynamic the Northerners are conservative and afraid of change. They hang on their traditions and their history as core of their identity

Most of the Vietnamese people in these region live in rural areas, their settlements characterized by villages closely grouped together and bounded by a bamboo hedge or an earthen wall.

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Central highlanders
A Vietnam tour to the rugged wilderness of the Central highlands of Vietnam unravels undisturbed beauty and you get to meet, chatand join in on the cultural festivals of the isolated communities of this region. For most part, the region was left largely without interruption, populated mainly by the Degar (Montagnards) group which is made up of many ethnic minority communities. The highlanders lived undisturbed but with time things changed after the French in the region shine light in the agricultural value of the land.

Given the long distance to market places, most of these communities have opted for farming.The hill tribes around Dalat grow rice, manioc and maize. Women do most of the farming work and men make money by carrying loads of firewood from the forest and selling them in Dalat.

Because of the many different ethnic minority communities in the region, there are plentyof traditional festivals all year long which you can join in during your Vietnam travel. The Ethnographic museum provides perfect explanations, without language barrier, of some of the cultural activities and ceremonies that take place in these ethnic minority villages.one of the major festivals of the Central Vietnamese people are the different funeral rituals such as the tomb abandonment ceremonies.

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The southerners
With awesome Vietnam travel packages, why not travel south to the Mekong delta and spend some time with the people? A majority of the Vietnamese people in the south live along the Mekong river delta. In the Mekong delta, many Vietnamese people create settlements strung out along waterways with some of the are scattered among the paddy fields.

Their main activities include trade and fishing. On your Vietnam tour along the Mekong River you will marvel at their magical floating markets with abundant fruits, vegetables and fresh fish sold by Vietnamese people and floating houses with fish farms underneath.

They have learned to blend in with the local populations of the Chams, Khmers and Chinese immigrants who settled in Southern Vietnam. The Southern Vietnamese people go with the flow and are flexible to changes. They don't necessarily view Vietnamese traditions and history as their core values.

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The city dwellers
In the Vietnam cities, Vietnamese people from different regions intermingle. It is clear that most of them have been ‘avalanched’ by the western way of life in their ways of dressing, cooking, mode of transport  and their language too with some of them speaking in foreign languages majorly Chinese, English and French. A few of them still hang on to some of their traditions as portrayed by street-side eateries offering cheap delicious indigenous foods that you can snack on

Cultural differences among the Vietnamese people
Traditional clothes usually used to distinguish the Vietnamese people from the three regions of Vietnam. For women's attire, a dress made of plain fabric of dark colours, known as Áotứthân is commonly  associated with the Northern Vietnam, a tight-fitting tunic made of silk worn over loose trousers, known as  the áodài  is  associated with the central Vietnam region due to the royal heritage, and  a long-sleeved, button-down silk shirt with a scooped neck paired with silk pants, known as the Áobàba is associated with the Southern Vietnam

Cuisine is also one of the noticeable cultural differences among the various Vietnamese people in the region.Northern Vietnam boasts of a variety of Vietnam's signature dishes. The cuisine, in this region involves use of complex ingredients which create simplistic flavors. Cuisine in Southern Vietnam has been influenced by that of Chinese and the Cambodians, making them prefer sweetenedand tangy flavors in many dishes. This influence also in depicted in the ingredients used and food dishes Southern cookery also uses lots of fruits and vegetables than Northern and central regions. In central Vietnam, due to the royal heritage, cooking is different from that of both the Northern and Southern regions. It comprises of many small side dishes and requires more time, more complex preparation and paying attention to food presentation. It is also unique in its piquancy when compared other regions.

A variety of Vietnam tour packages offers an opportunity to interact and join in on the Vietnamese way of life. Experience indigenous culture, observe local music, dressing and other crafts of the Vietnamese people. Travel the mountainous regions through Vietnam Cities to the lowlands get to enjoy a home stay at one of the hill tribe villages and also get to have breakfast the Vietnamese people. Get to have a better understanding and respect for other cultures on your Vietnam educational tour.

Brau people
Brau people

The first Brau came to Vietnam about a century ago. They live mainly in...

Nung people
Nung people

The majority of the Nung immigrated to Vietnam two or three centuries...

San Diu people
San Diu people

 Travel to Vietnam, you can see the San Diu people - one of...

Cham people
Cham people

The Cham lived along the coast of central Vietnam for a long time,...

Dao people
Dao people

Dao people is also one of Vietnam's ethnic group....

Bahnar people
Bahnar people

The Bahnar live mainly on the cultivation of swidden fields and...

San Chay people
San Chay people

The San Chay are an agricultural people who farm mainly wet rice...

Tay people
Tay people

The Tay have been present in Vietnam for millennia, perhaps as early as...

Ede people
Ede people

Divided into Kpa Krung, Adtham, Mthur, Ktul..., Ede ethnic group with...

Cham people
Cham people

With about 100,000 inhabitants, Cham (Cham, Chiem, Hoi) ethnic group...

Kho’mer people
Kho’mer people

With 800,000 inhabitants (1.3% of the Vietnamese population),...

Thai people
Thai people

If you travel to Vietnam, it is very easy to see many Vietnam's...

The Hmong People of North Vietnam
The Hmong People of North Vietnam

If you travel to the North of Vietnam, you can see the Hmong...

Kinh people
Kinh people

The King people are also called the Vietnamese people and...

Muong people
Muong people

The Mường (Vietnamese: Người Mường) is the third largest of...

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