Vietnam has some wildly beautiful nature, from the yellow terraces in harvesting season of the North stretching to central highland or the fascinating bustles of the Mekong Delta in the South.
We did some jungle trekking and mountain hiking, which was brutally exhausting since there was not a path. The view was rewarding then however.
Since the 1980s, some women from Vietnam have become victims of kidnapping, the bride-buying trade, and human trafficking and prostitution in China.,Taiwan, South Korea, and in the cases of human trafficking, prostitution and sexual slavery, Cambodia. The present-day struggle of the Vietnamese female victims of “bride-brokers” can be summarized by the larger-than-life poem known as the “The Tale of Kieu,” which narrates the story of a female protagonist of Vietnam who was purchased by foreigners and was violated, yet kept fighting back against her captors and offenders.
Human traffickers, such as in Bangkok, trick, kidnap and detain the women for the purpose of raping them, making them surrogate mothers, and selling their babies to clients in Taiwan. Other Vietnamese women and, most of the time, their children as well, can become stateless persons as a result of failed interracial marriages because by marrying non-Vietnamese men, the Vietnamese bride usually has to renounce her Vietnamese citizenship. Such immigration-related or repatriation problems happen when the marriage fails before the immigration status of the women and children were formalized. Failed interracial marriages between foreigners and Vietnamese women occur in Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
Between 2005 and 2009, 6,000 women, as well as younger girls, were found to be in the human trafficking statistic. The majority of the women and girls are trafficked to China, 30% are trafficked to Cambodia, and the remaining 10% are trafficked to the destinations across the world
Buddhism in Vietnam as practiced by the ethnic Vietnamese is mainly of the Mahāyāna tradition. Buddhism may have first come to Vietnam as early as the 3rd or 2nd century BC from South Asia, or from China in the 1st or 2nd century AD. Vietnamese Buddhism has had a symbiotic relationship with Taoism, Chinese spirituality, and the indigenous Vietnamese religion.
Ho Chi Minh died on the morning of 2 September 1969, at his home in Hanoi at age 79 from heart failure.
In Vietnam today, he is regarded by the Communist government with god-like status in a nationwide personality cult, even though the government has abandoned most of his economic policies since the mid-1980s. He is still referred to as “Uncle Ho” or just “Uncle” in Vietnam.
Taken of course in Ho Chi Minh City.
Purple Lotus flowers to be found in Vietnam.
It grows in the deep mud, far away from the sun. But, sooner or later, the Lotus reaches the light becoming the most beautiful flower.
The meanings of Lotus flowers are different across the cultures of the world. The Lotus can be associated with the soul of the humans or god and appears in many stories and legends. The meaning of a lotus flower ranges from divine purity and enlightenment, as in Buddhism, wealth, as in Hinduism, to rebirth, as in the ancient Egyptian religion.
Cao Dai says there are 36 levels of heaven and 72 planets harboring intelligent life, with number one being the closest to heaven and 72 nearest to Hell. Earth is number 68. It is said that even the lowest citizen on planet 67 would not trade place with a king on 68 and so forth.
The picture was taken at Tay Ninh, Vietnam – say a little prayer.
The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.