History & Culture

Vietnamese culture is complex, diverse and represents something of a history lesson. The nation’s labyrinthine, teeming trading quarters are rich in indigenous crafts and reflect centuries-old mercantile influences. Ancient temples display distinctly Chinese influences in the north and Hindu origins in the south. Meanwhile the broad, tree-lined boulevards and grand state buildings that grace the capital date from the French colonial period.

vietnam history and culture

vietnam American Vietnam War: never to forget

American Vietnam War: never to forget

More than 3 million people (including over 58,000 Americans) were killed in the Vietnam War, and more than half of the dead were Vietnamese civilians. Opposition to the war in the United States bitterly divided Americans, even after President Richard Nixon ordered the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973. A visit to the war museums is a reminder to the horrors of war and a glimpse into the very recent past of this land.

Culinary Super power

In Southeast Asia nothing really comes close: Vietnamese food is that good. Incredibly subtle in its flavours and outstanding in its diversity, Vietnamese cooking will be a fascinating draw for our students. Geography plays a crucial role, with Chinese flavours influencing the soups of the north, spices sparking up southern cuisine, and herbs and complex techniques typifying the central coastline, rightly renowned as Vietnam’s epicurean hot spot.

Viewtnam Culinary Super power

Student Tour Highlights

Travel Explore Experience Learn

Students participating in Enviro Trips™ to Vietnam will get a rare opportunity to

  • Ho Chi Minh (Saigon): Vibrant and Cultural
  • Cu Chi Tunnels: The spirit of Vietnam
  • Mekong Delta: A floating World
  • Da Nang: The changing face of Vietnam
  • Hoi An: Old town grace
  • Vietnam: Land of Handicrafts
  • Hue : Historical Citadel
  • Hanoi: Landscape of Pagodas

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