Faith Vietnam 2008

I have had the opportunity to visit Vietnam several times and have been most impressed, and surprised, by its ceremonies and rituals which reflect the varied and distinct influences on Vietnam. Due to their beliefs and faiths that venerate deities, prophets, and ancestors alike, the Vietnamese pay homage to the shrines of the dead who have been deified to pray for blessings, purge themselves of bad luck, and realize their horoscopes. In these customs lies the beauty of the mysterious culture of Vietnam that I find so intriguing.