Vietnam has an incredible background of mythology surrounding its history. The mythology of Vietnam suggests that the country was brought into being by a union of a dragon and a mountain fairy, who brought life to 100 offspring, the eldest of which became the first King of the thousand year Hung Dynasty. It suggests that it is that particular point which breathed life into the country of Vietnam, and to this day, the Hung Dynasty is widely commemorated as the origin of Vietnamese culture.
Presently, Vietnam is an amazing cultural destination, with a vibrant commercial appeal, amazing beaches, and an incredible array of hotels, spas and getaway resorts. Vietnam has more than 2,000 miles of coastline, which is dotted with sandy, sun kissed beaches and surrounded by crystal clear ocean views.
Vietnam’s cultural appeal also includes a variety of things including: music, which ranges from the formal, classical music of the north, to the more modern folk music of Vietnam which became popular in the 1950s; A selection of festivals based around the lunar calendar, and traditional Vietnamese cuisine, which is based upon 5 key taste elements: Spicy, sour, bitter, salty and sweet, which are linked to metal, wood, fire, water and earth respectively.
With a wide range of historical, cultural and aesthetically appeals, Vietnam is a blissful and exotic destination for travellers looking for one-of-a-kind experiences.