Despite its reputation as a socialist country, Vietnamese people embrace several religions and beliefs. Catholicism is perhaps the most visible with century old cathedrals in most big cities, including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Lat, and dotting the countryside from the Mekong Delta to the far north including Nghe An and Thanh Hoa provinces, although perhaps the most significant on the heritage register are the cathederals of Phat Diem in Ninh Binh province south of the capital Hanoi. They are a wonderful mixture of roman and atomistic architecture. However Buddhism holds pride of place with around 70% of the population practicing or faithful to teachings. The temples and pagodas of Hue and several other areas are also major tourist attractions as well as places of deeply rooted and ancient beliefs.
Vietnam religion percentages
To a lesser degree Protestantism, Islam, Cao Daoism and several other sects play a small part of the country’s religious mix.