CAPITAL CULTURE – INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT HANOI VIETNAM
We have heard a lot about Hanoi tourism, the land of 1,000 years of civilization does not lack of eating places, tourist attractions, must-see sights or spiritual tourist attractions. Considered as one of the main cultural center of Vietnam, it does not make sense if you only know about eating places or tourism attractions when visiting Hanoi. Other factors such as culture, people, lifestyle, tradition, custom are interesting topics.
With more than 1,000 years of civilization, since being The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long until now, Hanoi has always been the largest cultural center of the country with the material and non-material cultural relics. The peaceful land has generated the folk culture with many legends, folk-songs, proverbs, heroes, well-known men praised by Vietnamese people and traditional festivals, that have high historical value and profound impact on Vietnamese morale.
What makes Hanoi special? That is the convergence of different cultures, creating the cultural diversity of Hanoi, nowhere in Vietnam has many cultural villages like Hanoi. Villages with Buddhist architecture, French architecture have scattered location, visitors were extremely interested in the cultural values, that still present in a bustling city like Hanoi. You can find an apartment in tay ho hanoi or you may visit here http://myhanoihome.com
TRANG AN PEOPLE
The beauty of Hanoi actually comes from ordinary Hanoi people, from their language and behavior, that represents the quintessence of Trang An people.
Coming to Hanoi, visitors are always warmly welcomed, Hanoians are willing to help if you ask for direction or give some useful advices.
Hanoi does not only have “city – culture” but also have “village – culture”, that has been presented for thousands years and converge into stunning culture value of Hanoian. They always love each other and willingly help unlucky people. They appreciate the affection and gratitude, that represent for Vietnamese’s virtue.
Being the capital of Vietnam, nobody wonder that Hanoi has the hustling pace of the modern place. Every morning, everybody will leave their home to go work, go to school, that makes all the street become bustling, the line of people and vehicles follow each other is the specific characteristic during the rush hour.
However, after a working day, Hanoi returns into the real essence of an old city, the quiet, ancient and peaceful beauty come back. That is why people said: “Hanoi is most beautiful at night”.
1000 YEAR-OLD CULTURE OF THANG LONG
The culture of Hanoi always comes from the smallest things, from they say “sorry” and “thank you” to the way they send their greetings to somebody, no matter they are relatives or strangers. Parent will apply good education methods and practical ways to teach children how to live properly and behave correctly to people.
The tradition also represents in craft villages and streets, where people make and sell unique products such as: Bat Trang pottery village, Ngoc Ha flower village, Hang Ma Street, Hang Bac Street…through a variety of cuisines from premium food to popular dishes. Hanoi is fully qualified to become one of the most culinary paradise in the world.
BELIEFS AND RELIGIONS
Religions and beliefs have been an important part of the spiritual life of the Vietnamese people in general and Hanoians in particular for a long time. There are many religions in Hanoi such as: Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Caodaism and Islam…all of them are strongly grow with strictly managed, that keeps peoples’ mind on adhering to their religion and belief.
It can be said that religions and beliefs in Hanoi is very plentiful and prosperous, representing religious life of Vietnam thanks to the formation and development across many historical periods, it also has exerted a profound influence in the cultural and social life of old Hanoians.
Understanding Vietnam cultural patterns certainly will be a good things, that helps you have more funny and interesting experience in discovering Hanoi.