Pink lotus is recognized as the national flower of Vietnam, presents cultural and spiritual values of Vietnamese.
Lotus is an indigenous flower of Vietnam, which can be seen easily in this country, especially the pink lotus. Specifically, lotus is grown in spiritual and cultural sites such as temples, pagodas, shrines or in many lakes in either cities or countryside. The image of lotus has a great influence on Vietnamese architecture as it appears in numerous architectures, especially the spiritual and cultural ones: on pillars, on stone steles, on roofs and so on. So in any destination in your tour, you can capture the image of lotus. But why does it has such a wide influence in Vietnam? Indochina tours Vietnam
Lotus is the flower of Buddhism and most Vietnamese believe in Buddhism, whether because they practice the religion or their family and community believe in it. In Buddhism, lotus represents for the dignity and it is a very honorable flower. So Vietnamese has a respect for lotus, as they worship the Buddha. Vietnam tours Packages
Lotus is also recognized as the symbol of Vietnamese dignity and vitality. Lotus, the kind of flower that rises from dust and mud at the bottom of the lake but still has an ethereal scent, represents for the purity and tenacity of Vietnamese throughout their turbulent history. In its history of thousands of years, Vietnamese was always a lure to the invaders but the small country defeated all of their strong enemies and deny the assimilations to protect their sovereignty and independence, even when they have to sacrifice their lives. And lotus has the same strong spirit.
Lotus is recognized as the Vietnam’s national flower also because of its intimacy to Vietnamese’s daily life, such as in culinary. All parts of lotus can be cooked into tasty and healthy dishes. The seeds are usually used in desserts, or stewing, together with the root. Flowers are used to scent the famous lotus tea. The leaves are a very good and scented wrapping for many kinds of traditional food.
Lotus, sacred, honorable yet simple, is the symbol for Vietnamese dignity and vitality. We hope we can bring it to you in your voyage with us.
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