You must have read about how foreigners adore Vietnamese food, our fantastic scenery, and our friendly people. That’s true since they’re characteristics that Vietnam is proud of. But, have you ever heard why us locals fell so deeply in love with this wonderful country? You’re going to find that out in this guide.
We Love Vietnam’s Sidewalk Culture
Streetside snacks are Vietnamese comfort foods
No matter where you go, we’re sure that Vietnam has the most active sidewalk culture game. We can’t stress enough how much our people love sitting on the sidewalk. It’s an essential part of our daily lives: from the signature sidewalk coffee to piping hot street foods. It should come as no surprise that the main reason why we love Vietnam is the gastronomically pleasing street eats!
You can find all sorts of delicious foods on the street, like Banh Khot,
…or the flavorful Vietnamese style BBQ
Sidewalk Vietnamese Coffee
Che, a staple of Vietnamese deserts
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We Love Vietnam’s Weather
Blessed with warm weather for a tropical country like Vietnam
As locals, it’s fascinating to us how Vietnam’s weather is so different throughout the country! You have Southern Vietnam with the dry and the rainy seasons. Though the rain is quite annoying, it always stays around 20 – 26 Celsius degrees, which is ideal beach weather.
Meanwhile, in the North, you can enjoy our version of “sweater weather” throughout December – January or catch snow in Sapa if you’re lucky enough. Isn’t it wonderful to experience all kinds of weather, in a single month, without ever leaving the country?
Rainy season can be a blast – everyone gets a free wash for their motorbikes
We Love Vietnam’s Chances for Adventures
The winding Tham Ma Pass in Ha Giang trails challenge even the most experienced driver
Vietnam is the ultimate spot for travel lovers. We have Son Doong Cave – the world’s largest cave located in Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park – a UNESCO World’s Heritage since 2003. For fans of walking, the Ta Nang – Phan Dung trekking path, which is 55 kilometers long of Vietnam’s most breath-taking sceneries, will challenge any hikers.
Venture to Cao Bang to admire the Ban Gioc Fall
Though it would never be Vietnam if we don’t mention our motorbike culture. Navigating through endless flocks of transportation coming from every direction is our daily dose of adventure and a free reflex exercise! That said, it’s always much safer and more enjoyable when having a local drive you around.
Check out our options for back-of-the-bike tours
A motorbike tour allows you to experience the traffic culture with local guides
We Love Vietnam’s Vibrant Culture
Vietnamese love bia hoi
Have you ever heard that Vietnam is a melting pot with 54 ethnic groups?
You can learn more about Vietnam Ethnic Groups in the Vietnam Ethnology Museum
You’ll find youngsters dressing in Western apparel clubbing on Saturday night. Then you’ll stumble across sword dance performances on traditional music on Sunday morning. And on Monday, see how the Khmer practice Buddhism in Wat Chantaransay Temple, which locates on one of Ho Chi Minh City’s best street for “nhau” (drinking).
This multicultural atmosphere in Vietnam makes everyone feel like there is always a place for them. No matter who you are, Vietnam will cater.
But we are also fond of a cup of tea
Final Thoughts on Why We Love Vietnam
We hope that our take on why we love Vietnam has given you a more genuine insight into our lives as well as the mentioned sub-cultures that, to us, define Vietnam so distinctively from other countries.
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