City Lifestyle In Vietnam
A countryside life is seen as a simple and traditional one, whereas city lifestyle is on the opposite with its modernity and complicacy. Nowadays, it becomes the trend that more and more people tend to move to the city because they hope to have a better life with good job, better education as well as high quality of life.
The city lifestyle is significantly different from the one in the countryside. People living in the city often have a busier life than those living in the countryside. In city, we can easily encounter a great number of modern buildings and offices, luxurious hotels and restaurants, especially a giant volume of transportation continuously moving.
Citizens living in the city can be teachers, officers, businessmen and so on, whereas some earn a living by selling products in the markets, some are street vendors and some work for factories and enterprises. They start their days by taking exercise in the morning and then go to work. One interesting thing about city lifestyle is that city night life is so amazing and exciting. From the evening, city’ street is full of people. They head to every corner of the street, participate in street music performance and indulge into mouth-watering street food. Take Hanoi Old Quarter – the hub of business and commercial of Vietnam’s capital city as a typical example. A night out in street is such a wonderful experience. People often gather in crowded street including Ta Hien, Luong Ngoc Quyen or Ma May and enjoy fresh beer, coupled with scrumptious street food while chatting with each other. In general, people in the city have a more convenient life than those in the countryside because they live in large and tall buildings with full modern equipment. Moreover, they have a chance to receive better education with better teaching facilities as well as teaching methods.
However, the living cost in the city is quite high, which makes it much difficult for people with low income to live. The amount of money paid for rental houses, bills and other services are much higher than that of the countryside.
At the contemporary time, we can see that city lifestyle has been under the influence of Western style. As a result of globalization and integration, the country has opened its door to exchange with foreign countries. Today, people often hang out for Starbuck, KFC or hamburgers and also dress themselves with Western style. However, the national traditional dress – the ao dai is still preserved and dressed on special occasions.
City lifestyle in Vietnam has its own interesting values. Regardless of how variable it is, all contributes to create a diversity of traditional and modern value of lovely Vietnam.