Buffalo in Vietnamese culture

Published:  03:57 Thursday - August 11, 2016

Buffalo in Vietnamese culture

Buffalo is very familiar with Vietnamese farmers and the buffalo has appeared in the wet rice cultivation. So, buffalo is the traditional symbol of Vietnam.

The water buffalo is the traditional symbol of Vietnam. It represents bravery, happiness and prosperity. Buffalos played a very important role in Vietnamese agriculture. They were a farmer’s most valued possession and were often treated as a part of the family.

Buffalo in Vietnam

Eating grass

The farmer with buffalo in the rice field in Quang Nam province, Vietnam

Farmer working on terraced rice field


Buffaloes on the terrace paddy fields in Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai, Vietnam.

The happy child on buffalo 

Buffaloes are strong and hard working but also good natured and tame

Buffalo is a close friend with the child

Go home in Ha Giang

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