Vietnam has beauty and stunning diversity with homes to colourful hill tribes in the northwest and far north. There are sandy beaches, spectacular mountain ranges, verdant vast plateau regions stretching from north to south, never-ending rice fields, and the mysterious Mekong River Delta waterways just waiting to be explore by bicycle. Vietnam is a country with a small and narrow shape. The coastal line on the east and mountain range, the central highland is on the west- boundary to Laos, Cambodia. The mountain ranges of the north have a long border with China, and they are home to many Ethnic tribes, while the Mekong Delta region is flat land with lush green rice paddy fields and fruit orchards. Just let travellers know that Vietnam has it all and the best destination waiting for you. The spectacular breathtaking views, peaceful countryside scenery, stunning beaches with the warm climate, and much natural beauty of UNESCO Sites; Ha Long Bay, Hue Citadel, Hoi An Ancient, Son Doong Cave- Phong Nha, national Parks, are the main attraction to the country. Adventure travellers have many places to be inspired. North Vietnam enable you to travel by bicycle through the stunning scenery of Pu Luong, Ninh Binh, Sapa, Mai Chau, Ha Giang. On adventure trips, travellers visit tribe local markets and experience a night at the homestay of a local home. In Central Vietnam, along coastal roads with blue, sandy beaches, beautiful fishing villages, and cultural Purple Citadel of Hue, Ancient Town of Hoi An, and Son Doong Cave- Phong Nha. The Central Highland provinces provide a resort city of Dalat, lovey lakes, numerous sea lakes amongst spectacular mountain ranges. The Mekong Delta has a network of Mekong River with thousands of branches, fertile soil for rice paddy fields, and the region is also the gateways to overland Cambodia with the final stop at Angkor Temple.
Vietnam's reinvention as Southeast Asia's most exciting tourist destination has long since been complete. Hanoi is the capital, and Ho Chi Minh City- formerly Saigon has French colonial landmarks. After wars for the more significant part of the 20th century, the country is now a hotspot for foodies, beach bums, and thrill-seekers alike. Its capital, Hanoi, has managed to retain its old-style feel despite an economic boom. Its Old Quarter is a riot of delectable food stalls, markets, and labyrinthine streets. Ho Chi Minh City serves up a more modern edge, while the UNESCO-protected town of Hoi An, and has kept its charm despite the swathes of tourists. From Ha Long Bay to the Mekong Delta via the beaches of Da Nang, Vietnam's natural wonders make it truly magical. Population is estimated at 97,338,579 people by 2020
Vietnam economy statistics by world bank 2020
Vietnam's main crops are rice, and still agricultural Industry
Gross domestic product: 261.9 billion USD
Currency: Vietnamese dong
GDP per capita: 2,715.28 USD
GDP growth rate: 7.0% annual change
GNI per capita: 7,910 PPP dollars
Internet users: 68.7% of the population
Gross national income: 763 billion PPP dollars
Language: Quoc Ngu - Latin Alphabet
The official language of Vietnam is Vietnamese, which is the mother tongue of the Vietnamese people, who constitute 86% of Vietnam's population and about three million overseas Vietnamese. And it is the second language of the ethnic minority groups in the country. It is monosyllabic, with each syllable having six different tones that can change the word's meaning. It makes it quite difficult for new learners. Besides the official language, each ethnic minority group has its dialect that has been used and preserved in daily life. The Vietnamese writing system in use today is an adapted version of the Latin alphabet, with additional diacritics for tones and certain letters. The use of accent marks indicates the different tones. This system of writing, called Quoc Ngu, was created by a French Catholic missionary, Fr. Alexander De Rhodes, in the 17th century to translate the scriptures. When France invaded Vietnam in the late 19th century, French gradually replaced Chinese as the official language in education and government. In addition, many Sino-Vietnamese terms Western ideas imported through the French. However, the Romanized script did not predominate until the beginning of the 20th century.
Vietnam's traditional customs are very multiform and plentiful in each period from the past until now. Each of the 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam has its distinct custom with many different traditional costumes and liturgies. But, they all contribute to the diverse traditions of a big family - the country.
Ancestor worship, an ancient Vietnamese tradition for thousand years: 73.7%