10 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT VIETNAM
- The conical hat or Vietnamese hat.
It is part of the symbols of this country, which is given many uses, from the protection of the sun and rain, to be used as a basket for the transport of food or fruit. The Vietnamese maintain a deep-rooted conviction that white skin is synonymous with beauty.
If for you to negotiate represents an art, in the Vietnamese market it will go quite well, because precisely of your skills at the time of buying will define the prices in this market that are much higher than what its value really represents.
- The rice.
Vietnam is among the first rice exporting countries in the world, this has been maintained despite the very traditional way in which it is harvested; using very rudimentary machinery, including, another great part is cultivated totally by hand. Rice is the main source of food and despite being among the main exporters most of the farmers who are dedicated to this crop, live in poverty, due to the low sale prices in which this cereal is marketed in markets, the per capita consumption of rice is approximately 130 kg per year.
- Sand dunes
One of the most spectacular places we can find it in the south of the country, the white dunes and red dunes of Mui Ne, a small desert similar to the Sahara, is located in a small town making it an attractive destination tourist.
- Traffic regulations.
There is almost no traffic regulation, vehicles and motorcycles can be observed crossing at the same time, so you can imagine the complete disorder generated by this lack of rules or laws that regulate the transit of the more than 15 million motorcycles that He owns the country.
- The Vietnam War.
The coverage made by the media was permanent, being considered the first televised armed conflict in history. This generated a wave of questions about the human rights violations during the war, which allowed the United States to lose support and its subsequent defeat. On April 30, 1975, Saigon was liberated (currently the city of Ho Chi Minh) by the National Liberation Front of Vietnam and the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, which marked the end of the war and the beginning of the process of reunification of the country.
- The Cathedral of St. Joseph of Hanoi.
The Cathedral of St. Joseph in Vietnam, also known as “The Little Notre Dame”, is the oldest church in the city and bears a small resemblance to that of Notre Dame de Paris. The surroundings are full of restaurants with balconies to admire the cathedral
- Ha Long Bay
Towards the north coast of Vietnam, specifically in the Gulf of Tonkin, is located one of the most spectacular natural sites in the world. A set of around two thousand islands and limestone islets and imposing forms that emerge over the waters of the China Sea along the well-known Ha Long Bay (or Halong), which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
- The Mekong Delta
The most popular region in Southeast Asia is the Mekong Delta, a region that encompasses not only Vietnam but also Cambodia. It is the largest river in Vietnam, the Mekong River, creates during its passage to the Sea of China this incredible region in southern Vietnam that the Vietnamese call the 9 dragons, in reference to the 9 different points where the Mekong River flows into the sea. Right there you can explore the incredible floating markets on the Mekong and learn more about the lifestyle of the Vietnamese in such a special environment.
- The old quarter of Hanoi.
Conformed by 36 streets and each of them is dedicated to a different trade. The neighborhood is located north of Hoan Kiem Lake and is one of the most concurrent sites in Hanoi. With its workshops completely open to the public, anyone who is curious can see how millenary trades are practiced. The streets in their great majority have the name of merchandise
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