Category Archives: Tradition & Culture

As it is the combination of three countries Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, it can be said that Indochina has a great variety of diverse and abundant culture. Cambodia is a nation with a religious belief in the absolute strongest and best in the world, the heroic history and extremely unique tradition of Vietnam and a boundary and complicated culture in Laos.

12 Public Holidays & Traditional Festivals 2021 in Vietnam

12 Public Holidays & Traditional Festivals 2021 in Vietnam

A wondrous amalgam of stunning natural beauty, amazing skyscrapers, and unique cultures is the country of Vietnam. Traditional festivals have long been considered the spiritual culture of Vietnam that have been created, maintained and developed by many generations. The rich history and various artistic manifestations of Vietnam are best reflected in its festivals. Here are […]

Top 4 Fascinating Water Festivals in Southeast Asia

Top 4 Fascinating Water Festivals in Southeast Asia

Every country in the world has a traditional New Year Festival with their customs and unique rituals. Countries in Indochina such as Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand often celebrate the New Year following Buddhist calendar with the traditional water festival in the middle of April. Taking place at the same time period…

Vietnamese Traditional Musical Instruments

Vietnam traditional musical instrument

Vietnam is a country with a repertory of traditional musical instruments formed along the length of the history of the country. There are musical instruments created domestically with local characteristics, and there are the ones imported from many different places but was nationalized as well as localized to suit the musical aesthetics of Vietnam. It […]

Greeting Custom in Cambodia

Greeting Custom in Cambodia

Coming to Cambodia, tourists will find it interesting to learn and practice the greeting custom of the local people that is much different from the western countries or even many Asian nations. Greeting etiquette has shown the unique culture of the Cambodian that has been created and remained throughout the generations. How to greet in […]

Greeting Custom in Vietnam

Greeting Custom in Vietnam

Do you ask yourself: How to greet in Vietnamese before visiting this beautiful country? Vietnam is the nation that appreciates the hierarchy, which is obviously represented by the greetings custom. In order to show your enthusiasm and respect to Vietnamese culture, you are recommended to learn about the Vietnamese greetings. How to say “hello” in […]

Vietnamese Traditional Costumes

Vietnam traditional costume

Refer to Vietnamese Traditional Costumes, people often immediately think of ao dai. However, there are 54 ethnic groups in this beautiful country, and of course each one has its traditional costumes with the distinct style. Normally, the plain people in Vietnam have the tendency to wear garments with modest colors and simple patterns, whereas ethnic […]

All about New Year Festivals in 3 Indochina Countries

The grandma guide her child how to bath the Buddha in Bunpimay, Laos

Despite unlike step by step, New Year festivals occurring in Indochina comprising Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia have the same spirit that is always overwhelmed by religious rituals and busting cultural activities to say goodbye to the passing old year with the bad fortune and to greet the coming new year with new success. Tet Holiday […]

Need-to-know Etiquette in Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia

Etiquette in Indochina

In a packaged Indochina tour, travelers should be conscious of the countries’ must-know social rules since no one wants to displease the friendly inhabitants due to the lack of basic knowledge of local etiquettes. For better communication with the residents of 3 captivating countries, acknowledge yourself with the lists of proper must-follow manners as recommended […]

Religions in Indochina

Religions in Indochina

VIETNAM – Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism is the predominant religion in Vietnam, especially Mahayana Buddhism which is the most significant in Vietnamese religious life. The origin of Buddhism in Vietnam was from the second century B.C by the Chinese immigrants and the Indian clergies coming by sea. Under Ly dynastry (1010-1214), Buddhism became the state religion […]

Greeting Culture in Laos

Like other Indochina countries, Laos attracts tourists with its ancient beauty, unique culture and custom as well as authentic local experiences. Traveling to Laos, you will have a chance to meet and communicate local people. Preparing several common words or phrases is highly recommended before taking a Laos tour package as a friendly greeting will […]

Festival Highlights in Indochina

Festivals in Indochina

1. Bunpimay Water Festival in Laos The traditional water festival of Laos called Bunpimay festival usually takes place from April 13 to April 15 each year according to the Buddhist calendar. The festival has a meaning of bringing coolness and prosperity to all and purity of human life. On New Year’s Day, people often splash […]