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Socialst Republic
of Vietnam

Things to Know

Vietnam is located in Southeast Asia.

Capital: Hanoi

Map of Vietnam
Vietnam's shape resembles a letter S.

Language- Vietnamese (hear simple phrases) , English, French, Chinese, Khmer, local languages

The current Vietnamese alphabet is based on the Latin alphabet with some digraphs and nine accent marks added.

Flag of Vietnam

Currency: dong


Monkeys, Asian elephants , tigers , pythons, water buffalo , and wild oxen can be found in Vietnam

Langur monkeys live in the forest. The langur is a black and white monkey that lives exclusively in Vietnam.


North Vietnam has two seasons: a cold, humid winter from November to April, and a warm, wet summer for the remainder of the year.

South Vietnam is generally warm, the hottest months being March through May, this is the dry season in the south, followed by the April-October monsoon season (heavy rain).


Three-fourths of Vietnam is mountains and highlands.
There are a lot of rainforest in Vietnam. Bamboo grows from the highest mountainous areas to the coastal delta.

Cuc Phuong
is the first National Park of Vietnam which was
established in 1962.

Vietnam’s two major rivers are the Red River in the north and the Mekong River in the south. The Red River flows into the Gulf of Tonkin.
The Mekong River is the longest river in Southeast Asia, the 7th longest in Asia. It flows from SE China through the Indochinese peninsula and into the South China Sea in Vietnam. Map of the Mekong River.

North Vietnam is known for its mountains, the Red River Delta, the plains of Cao Bang and Vinh Yen, Halong Bay, and the capital city Hanoi.

Central Vietnam is known for its spectacular beaches, dunes, and lagoons. It is also the location of the ancient imperial city of Hue .

In the South is Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) and the fertile delta of the Mekong River.


Some plants that are grown in Vietnam are: rice , coffee, rubber , bananas, bamboo and rattan trade.
Vietnam is one of the original places to grow rice. Rice grows in
places that are wet and hot. Vietnam is the world's second largest rice exporter.
Farmers' Hats -view the many different hats rice farmers wear.



The Land of the Dragon People -Legend
Vietnamese often call themselves "Children of the Dragon."


Cool Planet-Vietnam

Fact Monster-Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh (1890–1969)
Vietnamese nationalist leader

Vietnam War

Vietnam Online
PBS-Discover the causes, meet the people, and much more.
The Fall Of Saigon -New York Times

Vietnam Memorial " Virtual Wall "

Color Pages

Cute dragon

Does this dragon resemble the shape of Vietnam?

Vietnam Flag

Vietnam color pages
Tet and more. From RainbowKids Adoption Agency.


Tower of Hanoi Puzzle Pieces
Print and play.
Play online.

Make Your Own Musha Dragon Puppet for Tet
Make using a red plastic cup.


Vietnamese Recipes

How to Use Chopsticks
Vietnamese eat with chopsticks.



Butterflies of Vietnam

Rice farming and rural life in Vietnam
Photographs and text tell the story of rice and rural life in Southeast Asia.

Northern and coastal Vietnam
Photographs and text tell the story of fishing, trade, and Chinese influence on the history and culture of Vietnam.

East from India
Photographs and text tell the story of the Cham and Khmer cultures of southern Vietnam and Cambodia.

Contemporary life in Vietnam Photographs and text describe contemporary life in Vietnam since the 1980s.



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