Vietnamese literature, despite the fact that it has not made a huge echo worldwide, has produced many masterpieces reflecting true and raw images of people, history, and landscapes. Vietnam in the nation’s works appears to be the greatest country within the region of Southeast Asia. The domestic tourism market has been rapidly expanding. The two selected destinations below reveal how awesome Vietnam can be.
1. Phu Yen in “Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass”
“Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass” is one of the latest novels written by the Vietnamese reputed writer Nguyen Nhat Anh. The work was first published in Vietnam on the 9th of December, 2010 and won the ASEAN Literature Award in the same year.
A scene from Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass
The story seems to be a daily diary about the rural life of children living in a poor countryside on the Southern coast of Vietnam, bringing the message of brotherhood, community, and the private confessions of teenagers.
"Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass" is concentrated on the destitute childhood of two brothers Thieu and Tuong, whose hometown witnessed the stir in love at the beginning of their adulthood, The story describes their love for their own family as well as the jealousy and pain that goes on during the progress of growing up. Illustrating memories from the writer’s past about a toad, ghost stories, poverty, and loving jokes amongst kids, Nguyen Nhat Anh displays the innocence of childhood that everyone can relate to.
Phu Yen – where Heaven meets Earth
In 2015, Victor Vu, a leading Vietnamese director took Nguyen Nhat Anh’s novel to another level. The movie features the pristine beauty of Phu Yen, a Southern Central coastal province of Vietnam. Though it has long been known for its iconic sea cliff stone plates or Ganh Da Dia in Vietnamese, Phu Yen in the movie of Victor Vu becomes a hidden heaven of prosperous lands, pristine jungles, mountains, and massively incredible precarious sheer rocks. Your upcoming travel to Southern Vietnam must feature this sensational destination.
Dai Lanh – where you can watch sunrise first appear in in Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh Highway close to the coastline
Vung Ro Bay
2. Ca Mau in “The Southern Land”
The Southern Land or “Dat Rung Phuong Nam” is a famous masterpiece composed by Doan Gioi. The novel is about the wandering life of a young boy named An. The story was inspired by a historical context of the Mekong Delta region during the year 1945, borrowing the image of a boy drifting away when the French colonists started their second invasion of Vietnam.
Cover of The Southern Land
Ca Mau, a large Southernmost province at the end of the country, is widely known for its distinctive richness in landscape and prosperity, as well as the generosity of the local citizens who are recognized for their patriotism and enthusiasm to fight for their land.
The boats are always packed with newly harvested rice
The Southern Land by Doan Gioi recalls a familiar scene of the watered region in the Mekong Delta, in which readers found representations of people living in the area around the Tien River, the Hau River expanding to Kien Giang and Rach Gia Provinces, reaching the U Minh forest and ending in Ca Mau. The context used in The Southern Land represents a huge heaven-rewarded land packed with endless rice paddies, winding rivers and canals sneaking through populous jungles, and wilderness filled with wild animals. Even though Ca Mau is not currently known for tourism, the place promises to be one of the new leading Vietnam tourist attractions.
Tasting an authentic meal in the middle of Vietnam
As said, Phu Yen and Ca Mau are not well known in the eyes of foreigners in terms of top places to visit in Southern Vietnam, but they are a big sensation in the local community. Hence, while visiting these areas you can avoid the tourist crowds and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, as well as get a taste of the authentic local life.
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