Vietnam

By - Kasey Aliendi

Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia... The countries that make up southeast Asia are each amazingly all like a mixed bag of lollies ( They are all different).


Vietnam has tropical and temperate rainforests and it covers about half of Vietnam.

Language

In Vietnam they speak Vietnamese -


Hello = chào bạn


Goodbye = Tạm biệt


Thankyou = cam on


good morning = chào buổi sáng

Currency

The money they use in Vietnam is called - Vietnamese dong

The Vietnamese Dong has been the currency of Vietnam since May 3rd, 1978.

Capital City / Significant landmarks

The capital city of Vietnam is Hanoi


The Mekong River flows through the countries of China, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. It is a tourist attraction for many people who come and visit Vietnam.


The Cu Chi Tunnels are underground and they are about 40km northwest of Ho Chi City. The tunnels were used by Viet Cong Guerrillas as hiding spots during the Vietnam war, they were also used for base operations. The tunnels have become a popular tourists attraction, and visitors are invited to crawl around the safer parts of the tunnel system.

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Native Animals

Vietnam native animals are the Tiger, Dragon and the Water Buffalo.

National sport

The main sports played in Vietnam are Football ( which is the most popular ) and Soccer.

Badminton, Tennis, Ping Pong and chess are also popular.

Women's Volleyball is also extremely popular in Vietnam.

Vietnam is also is a competitor in the Olympics.

Transport

In Vietnam transport it very cheap.

In Vietnam you can travel by bus which not many people catch them, xe om ( motorbike taxi ), cyclo ( bicycle ) , boat which most people catch and a taxi.

Neighbouring country

The closest countries to Vietnam are Laos and Cambodia.

Weather

Vietnam is located in both a Tropical and temperate zone. that means they will have a considerate amount of sunny days and a high rate of rainfall and humidity.

From November to April, the north is cool and dry, while May to October is hot and rainy. The rainy season lasts from May to November. The temperature in Vietnam can range from 17°C in January, to 29°C in June.