National Population: 92,477,000
Total Land Area: 310,070 km²
Coastline: 3,444 km
Longest Length: 1,650 km
Narrowest Width: 50 km
Highest Point: Mt. Fan Si Pan – 3,144 m
Currency: Dong (VND) Pronounced Dohng
2014 GDP: $186.2 billion
2014 GDP Per Capita: $2,052
National Flower: Lotus
National Animal: Water Buffalo
Literacy Rate: 94%
Largest Exporter of Cashews
2nd Largest Exporter of Coffee
43 million motorbikes
F, J, W, and Z are not Letters
6 Different Tones Tones Change Word Meaning
“Remember, the storm is a good opportunity for the pine and the cypress
to show their strength and their stability.”
Ho Chi Minh
Places, Food, Lists, and More
Find the nearest crosswalk and wait for the signal This is the logical place to start. Head for the nearest intersection and press the.... Oh wait, there is no pedestrian button to press. Though some intersections in Vietnam are set up with pedestrian crossing...
Some basic words in Vietnamese with pronunciation to help you get by while traveling around in Vietnam.
Bo Bia is a delicious treat served up by roadside vendors. Some of the ingredients include coconut shavings, honeycomb, black sesame seeds.
Mi Quang is a Vietnamese dish found in central Vietnam in cities like Da Nang. It consists of rice noodles, a meat like pork or shrimp, and fresh herbs.
Vietnam’s holidays aren’t what we’re used to in western culture. Here is a list of some interesting facts about Vietnamese holidays.
Bun Cha is a Vietnamese dish found in Hanoi. What is in it? Where can I find it? How do I eat it?
Hoan Kiem Lake is a special place. Hidden beneath its emerald green waters are a history and legend that most travelers may miss. A recent passing of an endangered Rafetus turtle has even further complicated its story.
From Target to clean air, there are some many things that we don’t even think about when living in the US. Here is a list of some of the things we should appreciate more often.
Phở Xào – What is in it? Where can I find it? How do I eat it? How much does it cost?
A short list of just some of the things that surprised us when we first arrived in Hanoi.