Interesting Facts About Vietnam

Interesting Facts About Vietnam

Interesting Facts About Vietnam. Photo by Graeme Newcomb

Interesting Facts About Vietnam – Vietnam – is a country located on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. Vietnam has a tropical and subtropical monsoon climate. There is no distinct winter and summer seasons. The weather is determined by the direction of winds.Outlines of Vietnam’s map resembles silhouette of dragon.

Laos, Cambodia and China – neighbors of Vietnam. The main population – is “Viet”. The main religion in Vietnam – Buddhism. Vietnam coast washed by the South China Sea.

30 Interesting Facts About Vietnam

Interesting Facts About Vietnam: Hanoi City Landscape

Interesting Facts About Vietnam: Hanoi City Landscape. Photo by Jerome Yewdalll

1. Vietnamese believes in the legend that their ancestors was fairies and dragons .
Au Co was lovely fairy , who lived in the mountains. She was cured all who needed it . Once frightened her a monster and she ran away, turning into a crane. The son of a sea dragon Lac Long Quan saw this . He tore out of the land of rock and killed the monster . When Au Co stopped to see who helped her , she turned back and felt in love with her savior. As a result, they were married and soon gave birth to a bag with a hundred eggs. After a while of them were born one hundred children. According to the legend – they was the first Vietnameses.

Interesting Facts About Vietnam: Phan Thiet Beach

Interesting Facts About Vietnam: Phan Thiet Beach. Photo by Tri Nguyen

2 . The name ” Vietnam ” means ” southern country of Viet’s.”

3. In Vietnam, there is no exact date of the New Year celebration. Every year this date is changed, it is determined by the moon.

4. Vietnam has the world’s longest cable car. The cable car is in a suburb of the city of Danang.

Interesting Facts About Vietnam: Hang Nga guesthouse

Interesting Facts About Vietnam: Hang Nga guesthouse. Photo by Tom Ravenscrodt

5. In Vietnam, there is an amazing hotel-tree – Hang Nga Guesthouse in Dalat. This building looks like a huge tree. Local people call the Hang Nga Guesthouse «crazy house». This house was designed by architect named Dang Viet Nga – the daughter of the Vietnamese party leader. So she is trying to draw people’s attention to the environmental issues.

Interesting Facts About Vietnam: Ao Dai National Dress

Interesting Facts About Vietnam: Ao Dai National Dress. Photo by Leo Chuối

6. Vietnam’s national costume called Aozay (Ao Dai) . Aozay is a very beautiful outfit. It is a long dress with slits , dressed over pants or skirt . Aozay was coined in 1744 by King Wu Vuong Nguyen Phuc Hoat . Aozay is popular even today. Vietnamese women believe, that national costume is very fashionable and that it is a best attire. In Vietnam Aozay worth about $ 40.

Interesting Facts About Vietnam: Halong Bay

Interesting Facts About Vietnam: Halong Bay. Photo by Xuan Tung Hoang

7. The Halong Bay was declared the heritage of humanity and it is under UNESCO protection.

8. Vietnamese beaches are among the most beautiful on the planet. Angeline Jolie praised the Vietnamese coast for its beauty, clean water and a small amount of tourists, when she was there.

9. Vietnam – is the second largest supplier of rice in the world.

Interesting Facts About Vietnam: Vietnam National Sport "Takraw"

Interesting Facts About Vietnam: Vietnam National Sport “Takraw”. Photo by Norhendra Ruslan

10. The Vietnamese have their national sport – “Takraw”. Resembles volleyball, but you have to playing by feet. Championships by Takraw are held annually. Also, takraw is popular in Burma, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand.

11. Locals legally are not allowed to play in the casino, but on tourists this prohibition does not apply.

12. Only 10% of Vietnamese roads are paved.

Interesting Facts About Vietnam: Vietnam Village Landscape

Interesting Facts About Vietnam: Vietnam Village Landscape. Photo by Mines Advisory Group

13. Familiar to everyone and everyone’s favorite fruit – mandarin, originally is from Vietnam. It is from this country seedlings were taken all over the planet.

14. In Hanoi, there is a unique Water Puppet Theatre – Thang Long . Thang Long is the one such theater in the World.

15. Vietnam has the most exotic taxi on the planet. For a fee, an elephant can be your taxi.

Interesting Facts About Vietnam: Vietnamese cuisine

Interesting Facts About Vietnam: Vietnamese cuisine. Photo by Amy Nguyen

16. In the ranking of the regions and countries with the best cuisine, Vietnam took the 3rd place in the world in 2008. Vietnamese cuisine is very diverse – there are about 500 different traditional dishes. These dishes include exotic meats and delicious vegetarian products. But the foundation of Vietnamese cuisine is plain white rice, richly flavored with vegetables, fish, meat, spices and sauce. Biscuits, pasta and steamed rice and dumplings are also very popular – as well as all kinds of soups, including eel soup, vermicelli with minced chicken and bitter soup.

Interesting Facts About Vietnam: Vietnam River Landscape

Interesting Facts About Vietnam: Vietnam River Landscape. Photo by Clear Path International

17. Vietnam was a colony of France. In any shop you will easily find a fresh baguette and a variety of cheese.

18. Vietnam is developing very fast. In terms of economic growth, Vietnam is second only to China.

19. Vietnam Airlines are among the best in the world. All thanks to the original service. Stewardesses in national dresses (Ao Dai) offer excellent Vietnamese cuisine. And drinks are served every half hour.

Interesting Facts About Vietnam: Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

Interesting Facts About Vietnam: Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam. Photo by Zoe Shuttleworth

20.ABC News found the best quiet nook of the planet in 2008 – Phu Quoc Island’s Beach.

21. Vietnamese Ngo Dinh Nhu considered the most elegant and graceful woman of the 20th century. She was the first lady of South Vietnam in 50 and she was fond of wearing Oazay.

22. The most popular form of transportation in Vietnam – this is a bike. Over 20 million Viet use it for transportation.

Interesting Facts About Vietnam: Vietnam Virgin Nature

Interesting Facts About Vietnam: Vietnam Virgin Nature. Photo by Graeme Newcomb

23. The most common surname in Vietnam – Nguyen. About 40% of the population carry it, but they are not relatives.

24. In Vietnamese schools gong served as a signal to the beginning and to the end of the lesson.

25. United States recognized the independence of Vietnam only in 1995.

26. In 2008, in Vietnam was beauty contest “Miss Universe” , where won the girl from Venezuela – Dayana Mendoza.

Interesting Facts About Vietnam: Vietnamese life

Interesting Facts About Vietnam: Vietnamese life. Photo by Graeme Newcomb

27. In 2009, the north-west of Da Nang discovered the world’s largest cave .

28. Peach – is the main New Year tree of Vietnamese.

29. Every tourist in Vietnam can be able to feel himself like a real millionaire. 100 $ – it is about 2 million dongs (the local currency)

30. All territory of Vietnam is in the same time zone, as the country stretches from north to south.

Welcome to Vietnam – it is amazing country!

4 thoughts on “Interesting Facts About Vietnam

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  2. HT

    A Vietnamese is here. Thanks for the interesting facts. Some of them are flatterring to know. I have a few comments:

    Number 15: an elefant as your taxi sounds exotic, but it’s not common. There are some areas you will find this kind of “taxi” but as a Vietnamese living in the city and country side, I’ve never riden one myself.

    Number 19: you must be joking :). Vietnam Airlines is considered The Sorry airlines since they always have delays. The service may have improved a bit, but in general it’s not good.

    Number 21: Should read Madam Tran Le Xuan (not Ngo Dinh Nhu). She’s Ngo Dinh Nhu’s wife.

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    1. Alex Cardo

      Hello, HT! Thank You for additional information about Vietnam. I’ll try to fly by Vietnam Airlines this winter, and I’ll recheck this point. Anyway, thank You for your correctives, I’ll recheck these facts more carefully!

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