BACKGROUND ON THE VIETNAM
Full Name: Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Meridian: 1080 08 “- 109 028” East
Parallel: 80 02 “- 23 0 23” North
Area: 329.241 km2
Territorial waters: 12 miles offshore marine
Population: 94.970.597 (01/2017)
Demographic composition: 54 ethnic groups whose Viet (Kinh) or 85% of the population, the rest are Chinese, Cham, Khmer, H”mong, Dao, Tay ......
Official language: Vietnamese
When visiting Vietnam: Our Board
In the North (Hanoi and its surroundings - Central region): March to October.
In the South (Ho Chi Minh City and environs): all year except September, October and November.
PRESENTATION OF VIETNAM
Vietnam, what spring images to mind? Emerging conical hats of green rice paddies! Black photos and white grosgrain of colonial women showing slender with dark hair dressed in white "Ao dai" floating in the wind! On stunning sandy beaches lined with palm trees. From luxury resorts, golf courses!
Vietnam is all this and more. A past as rich as the soil flamboyant deltas. This past reads like a romantic legend full of heroic struggles and impressive victories. This explains why this small country has managed to preserve its culture while absorbing and adapting the strengths of its opponents without losing its traditions or its sense of history.
In Vietnam, traditions have real meaning. The old heroes are still venerated at colorful religious festivals. Ancestor worship is part of the culture. In villages, most older teach work values, hospitality and filial piety. With 54 ethnic groups most of whom live in remote areas and follow old customs, Vietnam offers unparalleled opportunities for cultural exploration.
More than 3200 km of coastline provide endless sandy beaches. The geographical Vietnamese lives up to its fascinating culture. Vietnam is a wonderful country, a large hourglass of land that stretches over 1600 kilometers long on the east coast of the Indochinese peninsula. The Vietnamese compare their country has a bamboo pole (yoke) ends with the two rice baskets: south, the fertile Mekong Delta, the North, the Red River Delta. From these plains lie vast rubber plantations, rolling hills covered with thick jungles, rugged mountains rising to over 3,000 meters.
The topography of Vietnam offers an incredible variety of excursions, lowland tropical to temperate zones above 2000 meters altitude. In the South, the rainy season lasts from May until November, but showers are usually limited to short rainfall in late afternoon. Along the central coast, the dry season lasts from June to October. Visitors to the North are often surprised by the different seasons: summers are hot and humid, while winters are an invigorating freshness.
In addition to good weather, spectacular natural landscapes and historical sites, the largest resource of Vietnam is the kindness and hospitality of its inhabitants. Long closed to the outside world, Vietnam retains a charming innocence that is lacking in many countries more tourism. Yet the last decade, since Vietnam opened in Tourism, the country has built hotels and tourist facilities of international class. With his sense of hospitality is legendary, the Vietnam is ready to take you on an unforgettable adventure. Come join us and explore the legend.