There is no denying that the flawless beauty of Vietnam comes not only from its marvelously stunning landscapes but also from the great characteristics of the Vietnamese people. For such a long time, the world may only know Vietnamese as brave warriors with significant history. However, deep inside their tough appearance, people actually are extremely gentle, friendly, and warm-hearted in normal life. Therefore, don’t hesitate to travel and witness with your own eyes the beauty of Vietnamese people, their typical welcoming characteristics, and who knows, after your astonishing tour package to Vietnam, you will make countless great friends from this ethereal country.
Vietnamese People – Hospitable & Friendly
If you have just landed in Vietnam and suddenly start a conversation with local people, it can be a challenge. The Vietnamese people are kind of timid, especially women since they are often taught to be cautious of strangers. Besides, the lack of confidence in their language skills is also a barrier to their communication with foreigners. But don’t worry even if you don’t know Vietnamese. Get yourself an affectionate tour guide then make a smile and actively talk to them, and surprisingly they will quickly turn into lovely hosts. Vietnamese people are actually very friendly and sociable with others. Your happiness is also their happiness.
You can try to learn some Vietnamese words to communicate with them as well. Such simple but warm-hearted lines like “Xin chào” (Hello), “Tôi yêu Việt Nam” (I love Vietnam), etc will show them your passion and gain their enormous admirable in return.
Vietnamese People – Hard-Working
The Vietnamese people, especially Vietnamese women, often start their day at an extremely early hour and finish it late. Imagine that if you wake up at 2 a.m when it is dark outside, you may still see the image of some street vendors who carry loads of bread wandering around the street to sell food for night owls. Besides, this good characteristic is frequently expressed in Vietnamese proverbs or sayings, such as “Có công mài sắt có ngày nên kim” (Hard work pays off) or “Tay làm hàm nhai, tay quai miệng trễ” (No bees, no honey, no work, no money).
Vietnamese People – Family-Oriented
Having strong family ties is another wonderful personality of Vietnamese people, which means they are passionately devoted to their family. Each holiday or festival, such as New Year’s Eve or Mid-Autumn Festival, is a perfect time for family members to get together and be more close-knitted. Whenever they feel exhausted and tired, the best motivation to carry on is their sweet home where all family members always stand by their side no matter what happens.
Vietnamese People – High Sense of National Pride
It is undeniable that the nationalism of the Vietnamese people is extremely high. Have you ever seen a little boy consistently volunteering to become a soldier in the bloody war to protect the national border although he knows for sure that “death keeps no calendar”? Nowadays, this spirit even grows stronger. Let’s take the conflict over the East Sea between Vietnam and China in 2011 for example. It was reported that it was discussed in every corner of Vietnam, and every single Vietnamese was willing to protect this national sea border. Or simply a final football match can effortlessly take the high sense of national pride to a new level as the Vietnam national football team has recently won the AFF Cup. If you visited Vietnam these days, you might feel way too surprised to see the national flag of Vietnam was all over the whole country.
Vietnamese People – Modest but Vain
The Vietnamese, like any other Asian country, are fairly modest and humble. If you pay a compliment to them, they will refuse the praise or compliment you in return. It is how Vietnamese people maintain harmonious relations with friends and colleagues. However, it must be admitted that Vietnamese people are a little bit showy. They would like to possess expensive stuff, such as a nice car, high-end products, or fashionable clothes, instead of the cheaper ones and will try their best to get that materialism.
The friendliness and hospitality of Vietnamese people are well-known to any visitor that has been here. Take your time and move slower in Vietnam to enjoy fully every routine day and see several new and unexcepted sides of locals. This celestial country will definitely make you feel like your second home.