In the fields, both men and women with their heads covered with long pointed hats were seen working unaware of the visitors. The fields also had ponds for fishing and for the ducks. Around the fields, poultry sheds were seen. People are found of eating fish and eggs as a part of their daily diet.
On the wayside, you could see small temporary shops selling local beer, sugar cane juice and local fruits. Another popular item was boiled maze which many people relish as part of a mini-meal.
The villages have their graveyards and ancestors are revered and worshipped through annual rites and rituals. Also, small Buddhist temples can be seen in the countryside.
Some households produce embroidery articles and fabrics. The art work with embroidery is sold to the visitors. The tourists who make payments in US Dollars bring smile on the faces of the villagers. However, the environment reminded me of the Indian coastal state of Kerala. Vietnam as a country is completely along the sea as strip. The lush greenery and smell of the sea are the hallmarks of the countryside.
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