What do Vietnamese people love about their country?

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What do Vietnamese people love about their country?

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We love many beautiful places in all over the country from North to South, we love our traditional even it has many old and rude rules. We have a different ways to celebrate our New Year which teach us how to maintance the tradition of Vietnamese people, follow this will improve that you're a Vietnamese people wherever you go. We respect our landscape because we have sacrificed everything for it, we will fight for it with any prices or whatever are the enemy. We also love our language because it's very abundant and help us to express emotions. It's also a hard language to follow with the foreigner and we proud of it

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Sometimes when I grow up and leave where I was born I realize that I love my hometown, my country too much. I was born in Ninh Binh, I study at Vietnam National University in Ha Noi, I was crazy miss smell in every night in my home, I miss pure food, closely neighborhood, quietly, clearly.... I accept a truth that I love everything belong it. The first time I take off airplane and check in at Korea airport I remmenber clearly that I cry in 1 hour and can not stop, that time I don't care about anybody, anything, just cry, I miss where I was born, I studied in 4 years ago... everything I see I love it too much.

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I left Viet Nam about half a year ago, and there is so much I want to tell everyone about it. Ha Noi is undoubtedly the loveliest place in the world. Even if you do not plan to stay here, I hope you can visit this amazing city once. :) I love Viet Nam firstly for its food. VIETNAMESE FOOD IS THE BEST. Vietnamese Pho, Bun cha, banh cuon,... all taste amazing while being incredibly healthy and cheap. I still remember when I visited Ha Noi in July, I was immersing myself in eating and eating, because the food is so tasty and so healthy. The Pho broth is the best, especially if you can find the right place (many recommend Bat Dan, but I recommend Lo Duc). It has flavour so unique that you cannot stop loving the Pho :"> For other foods, such as Bun cha and banh cuon, the fish sauce determines the taste. Vietnam is one of the rare countries which use fish sauce, and only when I am no longer in Vietnam do I realise how much I miss this flavour. Also, in Singapore where I live now, Vietnamese food is very popular yet super expensive and the taste is not the same :'( This is why I am craving for a delicious "Pho" in Viet Nam.

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(This is bun cha, my favourite Vietnamese food :))) In addition, Viet Nam has many scenic places. Take Ha Noi for example, while it is the city capital, which is supposed to adopt the crazy busy heptic urban life style, you can still find quiet and beautiful places in some corner of this city. The Old Quarters (Pho Co), Hoan Kiem Lake, Lang Bac,... all remains a big part in my heart, and in many other Vietnamese

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Hoan Kiem Lake in the autumn, isn't it beautiful?

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A painting of the Old Quarters. So peaceful :) Viet Nam can also be vibrant like any other countries. Growing up in Ha Noi, I was privileged as I had access to everything others had. We could go shopping anytime where the stores are super cheap :>, we could eat any delicious Ha Noi treats anytime, we could go to each other house, or my most simple pleasure is to hop on the bus and look at the city. Ha Noi is beautiful in its own way. It is the most diverse yet familiar mixture of vintage and modernity. It is so special that I can ask for no more :)

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Ba Trieu street in the Tet holiday. Another thing makes Vietnam so special is its culture. We love to use motorbikes and bicycles, although buses are not a bad choice (for me :). We celebrate Tet (Lunar New Year) for more than a week, with all different customs like lucky money and visiting others' houses. Hanoi loves lemon tea while Ho Chi Minh loves coffee. We have beautiful ao dai, so lovely that everytime I wear it to represent my country, I cannot help but smile at the traditional beauty of the dress. We have crazy traffic, and people would go everywhere, even up on the pavements, but it is part of our culture. Viet Nam is imperfect, and I am ok with that.

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Students used to wear ao dai when they were in High school. Now we don't. :( Most importantly, I am proud of Vietnam for its people. We have the best people in the world. We are smart and witty, yet honest and hard-working. We have been taught to be proud of our history, yet to blossom in many years to come. Vietnam is still far from being famous, but I sincerely hope that, one day, you who are reading this will come to Viet Nam, come to Ha Noi, and fall in love with the city, just like I did :)

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I just see this question today and have a strange feeling about this. I can't find a way to express it so let just ignore it. For the first thing, I think most people love their country, not only Vietnamese.

Before I write something about what I love, I would recommend you to view/listen to this song:

There are many other songs about Vietnam but I think this is the best English song. I think after you view/see it, you will somehow understand what we love about our country. To be more specific, I will list out something I love: 1. The people 3. Foods. 4. Scenery. 5. Local specialties. 6. The Vietnamese spirit. 7. The weather.

I will stop here and since the feeling of each person are unique, I recommend you come to Vietnam as a traveler. You will know what we love about Vietnam.

P/S: When I mention traveler, I want to say about the people who travel to feel, not the one travel to see (tourist).

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Wow, everyone else has pretty much stolen the words right out of my mouth! Although I've only been to Vietnam once when I was 4, I've grown to love my country from afar. I love our unique cuisine - it has its influences from China and the French, but it is distinctly Vietnamese and you will not mistake a Vietnamese dish when you see one. I love the beautiful beaches and the landscape which I long to see again. I love our deep rich and tragic history that has shown time and time again that we Vietnamese, no matter how much adversity we have been through, we always find a way to remain ourselves. I love you Vietnam.

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Thanks for the A2A Mikhail Kotykhov. Due to privacy reasons, I will keep my answer anonymous.

I consider myself more as a Singaporean, because I've lived in Singapore since I was 6 and all my friends and my direct family are here, so I think my perspective might be a little different from everyone else's here. That said, I'm still a Vietnamese in race and still very much love the culture.

What I like most about Viet Nam is the food. We have the most amazing food, that is neither too salty nor too plain. I love pho for its inclusion of a very strong blend of spices which is aromatic. I love bun cha, and I can't do enough justice when I describe the deliciousness of dipping a piece of roast pork into sweet soup. I love trung vit lon, or balot (the duck egg). Some people find it cruel to eat balot but I think that if that were the case, all non-vegans are cruel.

I also really like the politeness of the language. I know English, Chinese and Spanish too but none of these can quite compare to Vietnamese in terms of courtesy. Before we speak, we always say "da" (a very polite but meaningless word) followed by "thua chi" (dear sister) or "thua anh" (dear older brother). When agreeing to somebody's request, we say "vang a", or "da" (see above). It's hard to describe how polite this sounds...in English we just say, "yes" or "ok" which are pretty straightforward and does not carry an underlying tone of respect, but "vang a" or "da" is just really polite and respectful.

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Good and inexpensive food and its huge variety are certainly primary reasons to like Vietnam. I use the word "like" instead of "love" here because while I like eating like most people, I don't love food, and I like the way I prepare my meals more than food vendors do theirs, because of the kind of healthful food I prefer to eat which most people don't in traditional and usual meals.

The issue I really want to raise is if the Vietnamese people love their country at all, why do they individually act to screw it up so much?

I'd argue that they have no love for their country/society because they litter at every opportunity, and have total disregard for the society they live in as a whole. I'd blame these on the totally corrupted communist government but I also blame the littering and egoist mentality of the people. Yes the members of communist party convert many assets of the nation into their own property and lord over the general population. Because of corruption and cronyism, the incompetent occupy all the important positions in the government, and the infrastructure is way below par for the money spent on it: "high speed" freeways were signed off from incompetent contractors who paid bribes to politicians to get the release. As a result, "high speed" freeways are bumpy and dangerous if a driver drives faster than 100 km/h. Most linkages between bridges and the road are uneven and would ruin vehicles' suspension and passengers' spine in no time if the speed is over 100 km/h.

Roads are littered with trash and plastic bags, ruining the scenery, the environment, and people's health. This can be fixed if people stop littering and learn that trash on roadways turns off tourists and in the long run, makes them sick, therefore poorer, due to higher cost of healthcare and their poorer health.

Lack of love for their neighbors and society leads to housing structures turning street pavements into semi-private property where they do their retail commerce for meager income. Most people scramble to make money any which way possible as if they had no conscience. My Vietnamese wife told me motorbike repairers would replace genuine parts in customers' vehicles with cheap imitation parts and resell the genuine parts for high profits. Teachers virtually force their students to take their private classes after class hours so that they can have a more comfortable life, without really improving students' skills.

Northern communist party members basically enslave the conquered South Vietnamese and run the governement for their profit, making the country more and more backward over years when compared to other countries. Do they love their country? Yes, as lords over the population. But they are so ashame of their corruption they won't display their wealth and boast their accomplishment if any. What have they done to make their country a better place and the economy more competitive and the lives of the majority a little bit easier and better?

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I dont know others' preference. But I was born and raised up in Hanoi, so Hanoi is best place I had ever known. Personally, I love some tranquil areas in Hanoi like Hoan Kiem lake, West lake or many old streets. I love the time when I can relax and enjoy the atmosphere. Maybe, in autumn, contemplating leaves falling down, blue lake and drinking a cup of tea on pavements will be a great time for someone who are preoccupied with their jobs.

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Additionally, with somebody who are dreamy, they can bring some books and read them in some coffee shop or drive a bike around the lake to see Vietnamese people, to see the pace of light there, especially at night when everything is lit up. It's strikingly beautiful and magical. Moreover, Hanoi is a place where we have many traditional food that you have to spend not only one days but also a week to savor them. Each food can bring many feelings to you that you never forget them. It will be more riveting if you invite your friends to some old streets to enjoy them. I assure that every moment will make a deep impression on your memory. Furthermore, I'm sure that Hanoi is also a antique place where tempt majority of national and international photographers and painters to snap photos or draw pictures there. The more they love Hanoi, the more they can inspire their love to each photo and their photos and pictures. Surely, many renowned pictures and photos derive from my hometown.

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Finally, I love Hanoi and I recommend you to visit hanoi once a time to see hospitable people and some of great places there. It's worth to take a trip there for sure.

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This is a tough question for me. :"D

I remember when I was young, I had never satisfied with the place where I grown up. I was like a young bird, just wanted to grow up quickly and fly away real fast. I was an obstreperous child. I felt curious about the world and wanted to jump out there to see, wanted to leave behind my mom's embrace. I had the feeling as most people have I think: I wanted to grow up fast part of it because I didn't want to go school, I thought that being an adult will give me freedom and I can do whatever I want.

That logic was not wrong. But it's not a completely truth. Freedom is actually equal being unprotected sometimes. You have freedom, you also have more responsible to take care of yourself real good.

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When I was 18, I left my city to go to a bigger city to study. I was so excited about my new journey. I dreamed and planned that I will have a part-time job in a cute small book coffee shop. I would love to do as much as possible volunteer job in the university. I would have new friends, a lot of new friends.

But,

"A dream isn't the same thing as a plan."

And life is not always as you planned.

I did what I can do better than a lot of people. But it doesn't seem enough. I have changed myself through some events. ...

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Now I'm even further my home than I was.

The further and older I get, the more I realize how great my childhood was.

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Ok. Let's get into the question. Lol =))

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I just love my country, because:

There would be nowhere else I can be my mom's daughter grin emoticon

There would be nowhere else I can meet those wonderful people I have met.

There would be nowhere else I can eat better Vietnamese pork chops, Vietnamese sandwich, Pho as well as thousand of other kind of food the world haven't known in public.

There would be nowhere else I can wear Ao Dai as school uniform.

There would be nowhere else farmers use a hat (Non La) to protect from sunshine but also to contain water to drink and to fan when they feel hot after working hard.

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Those are just few of reasons for me to love my country.

However, seriously, when it comes to love, I don't think we can talk about reasons grin emoticon

As a Vietnamese poet said: When you live, it's just a place you live. When you left, that place went into your soul.

I love my country because I was born and raised there. grin emoticon

Yes I know, for some people, even Vietnamese as me, my Vietnam is not as good as how I love it.

Vietnamese people are rude and too curious sometimes. But, not everybody know the fact that you're rude when you're honest, too honest and doesn't know how to say the way you feel in a good way; you're curious because you care, if you don't care, you would not wanna know.

Living in America is good. Sometimes it's too good for a person as me. Everyday everybody says hello to you and ask you about your life, however, not everybody expects to hear from you a long sad story. ... Everybody is busy with their own lives.

Vietnam either. Everywhere. ...

Just...

Most of my family and my friends are over there man! TT____TT

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Crazy Namî.

Just I miss Vietnam.

Thanks for someone who are reading even here...

Have a good smile ah~!!! <3 <3</span>

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I'll be truthful to the person who posted this question: We Vietnamese, compared to the rest of the world, are kind of ... dumb and naive.

Lacking common sense almost entirely with respect to what has been going on around the world for the last 30 years, it's become unbelievably easy to fall into some kind of false thinking that we shouldn't put our love in anything outside our own country, our own heroes, our leaders, and our own past. To love anything outside our own culture is rebellious in the minds of Vietnamese society and government.

Of course, in the age of the internet, information from all ove the world has become freely available, but throughout time the unconditional love of country has proven emblematic of the Vietnamese psyche. This love continues to be taught to every young person in the public schools. The love is blind, and so strong that any other love can only pale in comparison. As far as I can tell, the outward appearance of love for our country helps to protect us from one another.

This nationalistic love is, in fact, a projection of our past glory. Today, we are running out of things to be proud of. There remains little to feel genuinely passionate about.

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