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Fitting in with the people in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 
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alvingb's pictureby alvingb General travel tip
added on the 21st of April, 2011
The people of Ho Chi Minh City especially the ladies do not wear revealing clothes and are dressed very decently and conservatively. For example most local woman do not wear shorts or sleeveless t-shirts on the streets. This is because they are known to be people who are very conservative.

Thus a tip here in order to fit in with the local people especially with the ladies, you may want to avoid wearing sleeveless or very revealing clothing. Though it is very common to see tourists walking around in loose clothing as it is very comfortable during the day, but if you want to fit in with the local woman and especially if you are paying a visit to some religious places you may want to pay special attention to your clothing as a sign of respect.
Do take note that wearing singlets, shorts, dresses or skirts, or tops with low-neck lines and bare shoulders to Temples and Pagodas. To do this is considered extremely rude and offensive.

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Ho Chi Minh City

On the web:
http://www.vietvaluetravel.com/Travel_Guide_Vietnam_Do_and_Dont/72

 
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