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Local Houses

From ancient times, building house is one of life's three big important things: buying buffalo, getting married, building house. With the concept has a good resident has good career innovation, that means stable accommodation then career is concerned; that the reasons why everyone tries to get their own house as particular property. The rural architecture of Vietnam houses is always synonymous with the village culture.

All houses are including the main house, the side (the horizontal, kitchen), barn, yard, garden, pond and fence, wall surround, gates. The main house is usually divided to parts by odd numbers (1, 3 or 5 part) and often turns to the south because of catching the sun when it's cold and cool in the summer.

Almost houses have semicircle or circle pond in front - follow the “Feng Shui” theory. The pond is not only a place to growing fishes, snails but also all the daily activities taken place such as washing clothes, washing vegetables, washing dishes……..

All houses have an ancestor altar. Ancestor worship beliefs – worshiping the death is very popular in Asia, especially in Southeast Asia nations and particularly in the Vietnamese and Chinese culture. For Vietnamese, it's almost become a religion.

It is always a garden surrounded by areca row in front and banana at the behind; the house - the garden creating the village with its law as a unified community and life has existed for thousands of year’s history.

Unlike the Western, Asian in general, and people in rural villages of Vietnam in particular tend to live three even four generations in the same house.

In Vietnam village, you are very easily to find items being made from things which are extremely familiar with normal life, such as: Areca fan; Coconut cup.

Tips: the Prince Cruise travellers can go to Yen Duc village after Bai Tu Long Bay Cruise. We recommend an overnight tour in the village

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