7 Interesting Facts that you will only see in Vietnam
1. “Ao dai” or Long Dress
The Ao Dai means ‘long dress’ is worn by women and the most recognizable traditional dress seen in Vietnam
The Vietnamese language has six different tones for each syllable, which changes the definition of words and often makes it difficult for foreigners to pick up the language.
3. Family oriented
Vietnamese are in general collectiveness, placing a high emphasis on the importance of family based on Confucian philosophical beliefs.
4. The “name of the job” is more important than the salary
Vietnamese culture is concerned more with status (obtained with age and education) than with wealth.
When greeting, Vietnamese generally shake with both hands and bow their head slightly to show respect. This is followed by the greeting “xin chao” (seen chow – pronounce), including their given name and title.
6. Don’t say no for food offering from others
Some dining etiquette to keep in mind is to never turn down any food offerings despite being full, that is considered rude. To maintain politeness, inform the host that you are full prior to being offered another dish.
7. “Pho”, “Pho” and “Pho”
I have to say that “Pho” is one of the most delicious dishes in the world. You can try “Pho” everywhere from corners of street to the luxurious restaurants. It is also the national dish of Vietnam.