Cờ Đỏ district in Vietnam is a rural district under Cần Thơ, Mekong Delta region, Vietnam. It is bordered by Vinh Thanh district, Kiên Giang province and Thốt Nốt district. Cần Thơ itself is the fourth biggest city in Vietnam and largest in Mekong Delta. It is about 169 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City, which is known to be full of interesting places for tourists. Cờ Đỏ is known as an important headquarters of research in agricultural areas such as rice production in the area. It is also known to have a floating market, and a rice paper making village. Cần Thơ has a bridge which is regarded as the longest cable-stayed bridge in South-East Asia and the 24th in the world. This bridge is actually an amazing sight with its special red color that is seen as soon as it is approached. The district can be assessed through the Cần Thơ international airport, the National Route 1A and the bridge. The Mekong Delta is known to contribute over half the rice production of Vietnam.
If touring Cờ Đỏ district in Vietnam, it is important to know that like all regions in Vietnam, they have their culture and traditions with respect to respect, greetings, inter personal relationships, marriage, etiquette, family structure and language. The Vietnamese culture concerns itself mainly with status of a persons in terms of age and education, not wealth. They also value promises and try not to break them. According to culture and traditions, it is only an elderly person that can touch a child’s head, it is considered disrespectful to touch a person’s head. Vietnamese people can be very polite, sensitive and homely and they value friendship above all other things in life.
Vietnamese etiquette demands that when you invite a friend out on an outing, you pay the bills. Most rural persons perceive speaking in loud tones with excessive gestures to be very rude, most especially when the speaker is female. When addressing Vietnamese persons formally, “Thua” is added in front of the addressee’s first name to show regard and respect. Females do not shake hands with other females or their male counterparts, so beware of shaking hands. They may however slightly bow to each other. Hugging is done only between relatives. Most females never ever take alcohol. This is because any female who drinks alcohol is despised in the community. The same goes with smoking, although with western influence a few older women now smoke, but not in public.
If you want to eat, it is advised not to patronize road side eateries, they do not serve foreign cuisine and their foods may not appeal to your taste buds, unless of course you are an adventurous person, who doesn’t mind. Also, tap water is not drinkable.
In rural areas like Cờ Đỏ district in Vietnam, only wedding ceremonies and funerals are deemed to be important occasions, usually accompanied with solemn, traditional rituals. They do not celebrate birthdays or Christmas, and as such do not send presents either.