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Vietnam - Culture Smart!
Vietnam - Culture Smart!

Vietnam - Culture Smart!

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Culture Smart!


200 Pages, 4.25 x 6.75

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $14.99 (US $14.99) (CA $19.99)

Publication Date: March 2021

ISBN 9781787028524

Rights: WOR X IN, PK, NP, BT, BD, LK, & MV

Kuperard (Mar 2021)


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Discover the warmth and humor of this tough, resilient people

Don’t just see the sights―get to know the people.

Vietnam is one of Southeast Asia’s most fascinating and alluring countries; its rich history, fragrant and flavorful cuisine, and offerings of fast-paced city life, sun-soaked coastline, and idyllic rural getaways are drawing travelers from around the globe once more.

Since having emerged from two decades of war in 1975, the country has undergone a period of rapid and far-reaching change, and today its people have their eyes fixed firmly on the horizon. Culture Smart! Vietnam is for those who want to learn about the values, sensibilities, and modern way of life of the Vietnamese. It explains deep-seated attitudes and describes some of the social, economic, and cultural changes now under way. Aimed at helping you make the most of your time abroad, it also gives practical advice on what to expect and how to behave in unfamiliar situations so you can discover for yourself the warmth and humor of this tough, resilient people.

Have a more meaningful and successful time abroad through a better understanding of the local culture. Chapters on values, attitudes, customs, and daily life will help you make the most of your visit, while tips on etiquette and communication will help you navigate unfamiliar situations and avoid faux pas.


"...the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries,"

Global Travel

"...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world,"

New York Times

"...full of fascinating, as well as common sense, tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas,"


"Culture Smart! has come to the rescue of hapless travellers,"

Sunday Times Travel

" useful as they are entertaining,"

Easy Jet Magazine

Author Biography

Geoffrey Murray is an English-born journalist, author, and teacher who has lived and worked in the Asia-Pacific region for more than sixty years.