Dos And Donts In Vietnam by Claude Potvin
DO & DON'Ts in Vietnam
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Dress conservatively, especially for female travellers. The Vietnamese are quite conservative about their dress, and it would be disrespectful to wear skimpy clothing in public. When visiting temples and pagodas — keep your arms and legs covered. A sarong is very handy, and make sure your knees are covered at the very least. It is again disrespectful to go to such places if you do not observe these.
By Michael Aquino. Vietnam's culture demands that you observe certain strictures, although the Vietnamese are generally very forgiving of unintentional faux pas. Petty urban crime and military sensitivity aside, the Vietnamese are very welcoming to their visitors. Vietnamese hospitality will make you feel right at home, more so when you keep the following etiquette tips in mind. Dress conservatively wherever possible. The Vietnamese are generally modest about clothing and look askance at visitors wearing far too little in public. Dress lightly if you must, but not overly so—avoid tops with plunging necklines, spaghetti-strap tops, and short shorts where possible.