Interesting pictures from here about the difference between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City were posted by some forums and were immediately forwarded by the internet users with interest. These pictures are very simple, funny, but clearly illustrate the typical difference between the North and the South.
By now, everyone knows that each region has its own unique culture. Hanoi, Saigon too, each region has its own characteristics, so it is not easy to make a sophisticated and very creative set of pictures, easy to understand. The set of photos entitled “The difference between Ha Noi and Sai Gon” brings to the viewers interesting things about the unique culture of both regions.
The author of this photo series is young Le Nhat. He was born in 1988, graduated from the graphic design department. With the desire to use images to promote the country’s culture and the Vietnamese people, Le Nhat launched this project. And more than expected, after being published, the series of photos received very positive compliments and comments from the online community. So let’s enjoy this interesting photo album together!
Easy-to-find street stalls are a feature of Hanoi, while in Saigon, people are more familiar with wheelbarrows selling various regional specialties with umbrellas.
In Hanoi, there are bicycles carrying flowers for a seasonal ride, from roses, sunflowers to chrysanthemums, lilies, … at any time you can buy, while in Saigon flowers can only be bought in markets, florists.
The weather in the two regions is also very different. The rain in Hanoi is usually very long and also very sudden. In Saigon, rain with the sun is a very normal thing, the rain comes and goes very quickly.
Peach flowers characterise the spring land in the North, yellow apricot is the vitality of spring in the South.
The holiday plateau, the Tet holiday in the two regions is also different. In Saigon, the five-fruit platter includes 5 kinds of fruits: pineapple, Siamese corosol, mango, papaya and fig with the meaning of “corosol fig (pronounced similar to the word “need”) just enough to use”. In Hanoi, people present a tray of five essential fruits and bananas and grapefruits.
Perhaps many people are familiar with the image of restaurants with very small facades in Hanoi, shop owners often set up tables and chairs outside. In Saigon, shops are quite spacious and airy.
In daily communication, Hanoians attach great importance to courtesy and discipline, while Saigonese live more comfortably and somewhat discreetly.
Saigon is known for its “nightlife”.
In Saigon, you can comfortably pass the red light – but don’t step into the road. In Hanoi, you can glide past cars – but don’t be stupid to turn right as you wish.
Hanoi often values and preserves things of tradition, Saigon has a more modern life.
Hanoians are careful in their choice of costumes. The style of dress of the Saigonese shows in part their relaxed and liberal personality.
Hanoi has the Hoan Kiem Lake, while referring to Saigon, one should know about the Turtle Lake.
The morning cuisine in the two regions is also very different. Hanoi usually has to have a neat breakfast with vermicelli, pho, rice, … And in Saigon, a cup of coffee in the morning is a must.
When drinking in Hanoi, it is common to leave early, while in Saigon, it is common to have a drink during the night.
5.30am in Hanoi and Saigon. 😛
Motorbikes in Hanoi are more modern than those in Saigon.
What will you be invited to use while waiting to serve in both areas?
Hanoi noodle soup and Saigon broken rice, we like both.
Saigons prefer sweet and spicy food than Hanoians.
The most famous speciality in Hanoi is “iced tea on the pavement”, and in Saigon it is “coffee on the pavement”.
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