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Vietnam at a glance [Minh Nguyen]

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VIETNAM at a glancefrom Minh Nguyen

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Introduction Area: 330.000 km2 (2/3 of France) Population: 85 mil Capital: Ha Noi (H Ni) 4000 yrs of history, 1000 yrs of war and colonial(China, U.S., France, Japan, Mongolia)

The last war has ended from 1975 Vietnam is one the SAFEST place in the world(4.1 mil foreign visitors in 2007)

Diversity People: 54,minorities can be found in highlands and midlands (Sapa, Tay Nguyen,..)

Climate: tropical 20-350C,but temperate can be found in Sapa, Da Lat

Culture: mix of ancient and modern Gastronomy: 3 typical regions:North, Central (spicy) and South (sweet)


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Ha Noi: cultural and political capital Ha Long bay: one of world natural wonders Sapa: cultural discovery & highland landscapes Hue: the former dynasties capital Da Nang: beautiful sandy beaches Hoi An: ancient town, UNESCO heritage Ho Chi Minh (Saigon): economical capital Da Lat: poetic, romantic city Mekong Delta: life on rivers

Traditional clothes(1)

Ao tu than

World leaders in forms of Vietnam

Ao ba ba

Traditional arts

Hat boi

Cai luong


Roi nuoc

Gastronomy (soup-based)Pho Bun bo

Hu tiu

Banh canh

Gastronomy (cont.)Cha gio Banh xeo

Banh cuon

Banh khot

Ha Noi


Ha Long bayFighting cock islet



Da Nang

Hoi An

Ho Chi Minh CitySaigon

Cu Chi Tunnel


Da Lat

Mekong Delta

Ao dai

..the spirit, the heart of Vietnam..

Miss Vietnam

2004 2004Nguyen Thi Huyen Top 15 Miss World

2005Vu Huong Giang

2006Mai Phuong Thuy Top 17 Miss World

2008Nguyen Thuy Lam

SpiritTechnology Sport especially football

The champion team in Asia-pacific Robot contest

A family celebrates victory of national football team

Patriotic and community-oriented generations

Tet holiday(2)


The most famous fish sauce is from Phu Quoc island

Fish sauceProcedures to make fish sauce

Pottery, ceramic, porcelain and villages of art(1)

Tho cam

Tropical fruitsChom chom or rambutan: cool sweet taste Sau rieng or durian: strong sweet, buttery taste and special strong smell Mang cut or mangosteen: light and pure refreshment with little sour taste

Thanh Long: fresh, soft and little sour

Lotus and flowers

Lotus in form of dancing

Bonjour VietnamRaconte moi ce nom trange et difficile prononcer Que je porte depuis que je suis ne. Raconte moi le vieil empire et le trait de mes yeux brids, Qui disent mieux que moi ce que tu n'oses dire. Je ne sais de toi que des images de la guerre, Un film de Coppola, [et] des hlicoptres en colre ... Un jour, j'irai l bas, un jour dire bonjour ton me. Un jour, j'irai l bas [pour] te dire bonjour, Vietnam. Raconte moi ma couleur, mes cheveux et mes petits pieds, Qui me portent depuis que je suis ne. Raconte moi ta maison, ta rue, raconte moi cet inconnu, Les marchs flottants et les sampans de bois. Je ne connais de mon pays que des photos de la guerre, Un film de Coppola, [et] des hlicoptres en colre ... Un jour, j'irai l bas, un jour dire bonjour mon me. Un jour, j'irai l bas [pour] te dire bonjour, Vietnam. Singer:Pham Quynh Anh, a vietnamese french, was born in Belgium

Author:Marc Lavoine, a french who has never been in Vietnam

Les temples et les Boudhas de pierre pour mes pres, Les femmes courbes dans les rizires pour mes mres, Dans la prire, dans la lumire, revoir mes frres, Toucher mon me, mes racines, ma terre... Un jour, j'irai l bas, un jour dire bonjour mon me. Un jour, j'irai l bas [pour] te dire bonjour, Vietnam (2 fois)

Other places to visit.. Phong Nha cave, one of new world natural wonders Huong pagoda, traditional and religious destination Ninh Binh Binh Thuan Nha Trang, wonderful gravel beaches Phu Quoc island, the most beautiful beach on the world* My Son holy land Con Dao island, an ancient isolated prison Cat Ba island


And.. Export: crude oil, coal, garment, shoes, rice,seafood, coffee, rubber

Agriculture is the strength Political: socialism, one-party Religion (1999): No religion (80,8%), Buddhism(9,3%), Christian (6,7%), Muslim (0,07%),..

Border: Cambodia, China, Laos, Thailand;by ocean to: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore

More information? Wikipedia.org Wikitravel.org Travel.com.vn Sample of Cai luong Sample of Roi nuoc Sample of Hat cheo Sample of Hat boi

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