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Vietnam is a country filled with captivating natural beauty and tranquil village life. Its highlands and rainforest regions, continue to yield new species and team with exotic wildlife. Its islands and beaches are among the finest in all of Southeast Asia, and its cuisine is very possibly the most delicious you will ever find. Over two decades have passed since Vietnam was officially united, and in that time it has done a remarkable job of healing its wounds. Today, this gracious and graceful country is an outstanding travel destination.

 

Geographically, Vietnam is shaped like a long S, and it stretches the length of the Indo-Chinese Peninsula. Vietnam has a surface area of 128,000 square miles - making it about the size of Italy. China lies to the north, Laos and Cambodia to the west, and the South China Sea to the east.

 

The country has three distinct areas: north, central, and south. The north is known for its alpine peaks, the Red River Delta, the plains of Cao Bang and Vinh Yen, enchanting Halong Bay, and historic Hanoi. Central Vietnam is characterized by high temperate plateaus rich in volcanic soil and by spectacular beaches, dunes, and lagoons. It is also the location of the ancient imperial city of Hue. In the South, visitors encounter modern life in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) and the fertile delta of the Mekong River. In addition, Vietnam has a large continental shelf and an archipelago of islands.

 

Location: Southeast Asia
Area: 330,991 sq. Km
Capital: Hanoi
Deltas: Red River Delta in the North and Mekong River Delta in the South
Main Cities: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Thanh Hoa, Nam Dinh, Hue, Can tho, Nha Trang, Vung Tau.
Railway: 3,260 km;
Road: 177,300 km;
Waterway:17,000 km;
Ports: 8, main ports: Saigon and Haiphong
Airports: 3 international airports & 10 domestic airports;
Banks: 77
Telecoms: 2 million telephones (2.6 sets per 100 persons)
Hotels: 3,050 with 55,600 rooms including 500 international standard hotels
Universities and colleges: 109 with 297,900 students

Population: Today there are about 80 million people in Vietnam and the annual growth rate is about 1.3%. Eighty percent of nationals are ethnic Vietnamese, while the remaining twenty percent comprises more than fifty separate ethnic groups. About seven million of these ethnic minorities are members of the hill tribes or montagnards (French for mountain people), making their homes and livelihoods in the spectacular mountains of the north and central highlands.   

 

 

Vietnamese Traditional Music (Tuong-Cheo-Cailuong)

Vietnamese Water Puppet (Mua roi nuoc)
Nha Nhac (the Royal Refined Music) of Hue
Vietnam's Epic National Poem: "Truyen Kieu"
Kieu 

Da co hoai lang

Thi mau len chua

 

        

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Ha Long Bay

Hoi An—Ancient Town

My Son—Holly Land

Phong Nha—Ke Bang

VIETNAM at a glance Vietnam offers a variety of landscapes, fascinating historic sites and stunning cultural diversity

 

 

 

 

Hue—Citadel

Sai Gon

Ha Noi

Mekong Delta

 

 

 

 

Population: 80 million

Length: Over 1,000 mi

Area: 128,066 sq mi

Capital: Hanoi

Provinces: 57

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The flag of Vietnam is red with a large yellow five-pointed star in the center

 

 

 

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