Characterized as an agrarian society with the majority of the population living in rural areas and working in the paddy fields, Vietnam life in the countryside is deeply influenced by ancient Confucius ideology. Visit Vietnam’s countryside, you can easily catch a glimpse of uninterrupted green paddy fields, farmers in conical hats and a great number of water buffaloes. All contribute to creating a brilliant picture of people’s everyday life.

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Welcome to the countryside of Vietnam and immerse yourself into a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere surrounded by amazingly refreshing landscape. Crossing each region in the countryside, you can see more shade of green than ever and for sure you will fall in love with this simple beauty. With this land, you can live your life to the fullest without being subjected to the hustling and bustling atmosphere as in crowded cities.

Vietnamese People Lifestyle in Countryside

The majority of the Vietnamese population (60%) lives in the countryside. Some people move to the big cities with the hope of larger income while others choose to work in the suburbs, where they can live near their families… High school students usually have orientations to move to large cities such as Hanoi capital, Danang or Ho Chi Minh City after their graduation to pursue the best universities.

Each region has its own way of living and its people are also differs from others. With people living in the lowlands, they get together and live a small community, also called the village. They are friendly farmers who make a living by growing rice, raising cattle or making traditional crafts. They often go to the temples or pagodas to wish health and luck for their families as well as participate in amazing festivals held by villagers. With people settling down in the Central of Vietnam, they have a more difficult life than others as they have to suffer from severe natural disasters every year, but they still live in peace and help each other.

close relationship among people in countryside

People in the countryside have deeply rooted patriotic spirits and a strong love for peace, independence. Along with that, they cherish tradition, work hard and preserve their own distinct identity. They are simple, amiable and hospitable and always willing to help a hand towards others.

Each countryside region has its own way of living and its people are also differs from others. With people living in the lowlands, they get together and live a small community, also called the village. They are friendly farmers who make a living by growing rice, raising cattle or making traditional crafts. They often go to the temples or pagodas to wish health and luck for their families as well as participate in amazing festivals held by villagers. With people settling down in the Central of Vietnam (Nghe An, Hue, Danang, Hoi An…), they have a more difficult life than others as they have to suffer from severe natural disasters every year, but they still live in peace and help each other.

Vietnamese Traditional Culture in Countryside

On many special occasions such as Vietnamese wedding or engagement ceremony, death memorial, or Tet holiday, Vietnamese rural people do everything together from preparing to decorating and then enjoying. They consider these events as very important ones for family members to gather from different places.

Vietnamese Traditional Culture in Countryside

In the normal days, they always cook traditional dishes for their meals with fresh ingredients. No matter how busy they are, all family members try to spend time enjoying meals together and telling their stories during the day.

Transportation in Vietnam Countryside

The main transportations in almost rural areas of Vietnam are motorbike and bike. However, the number of motorbikes can outweigh that of bikes in some developing countryside. In the past, the 20th century, people in Vietnam countryside totally use bicycles or just walk because they did not afford to buy motorbikes and also at that time Vietnam’s economy had not developed yet as now.
Nowadays, Vietnamese living and working in the countryside often commute by motorbike which can help them to save their time, while some other people at better living standards have their own cars but the figure is not significant. In the other hand, there are still many bikes or electric bikes in the countryside of Vietnam, used by most students who go to school every day.

Transportation in Vietnam Countryside

The Environment in Vietnam Countryside

Compared to the urban areas of the country, rural areas are cleaner and quieter. Covered with many green fields, the countryside is amazingly refreshed. It becomes one of the most desirable places to live for anyone love off-the-beaten-track areas although it does not contain skyscrapers, very tall buildings, modern hotels or big restaurants. However, there is still a serious problem of handling wastes properly in many Vietnam countryside areas. In general, besides limitation, the rural area is generally less polluted and noise.

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In short, all regions in the countryside of Vietnam create a multi-ethnic country with a diversity of different customs, practices, and festivals. Therefore, a visit to the countryside will give you a deeper insight into the countryside lifestyle.