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 -- Vietnamese People

  North Vietnam


  Cao Bang

  Cat Ba

  Dien Bien Phu

  Duong Lam

  Ha Giang

  Ha Long Bay

  Hai Phong

  Hoa Binh

  Lai Chau

  Lang Son

  Lao Cai

  Mai Chau

  Ninh Binh


  Son La

  Vinh City

  Central Vietnam

  Buon Ma Thuot

  Cham Islands

  Da Nang

  Dak Lak

  Dong Hoi

  Hien Luong Bridge

  Hoi An


  Kon Tum

  My Son (temple complex)

  Nha Trang

  Phong Nha - Ke Bang


  Quy Nhon

  Thien Mu Pagoda (Hué)

  Tuy Hoa

  Vinh Moc (tunnels)

  South Vietnam

  Ho Chi Minh City

  Ben Tre

  Can Tho

  Chau Doc

  Con Dao Islands

  Cu Chi (tunnels)


  Floating Markets

  Ha Tien - Phu Quoc

  Long Xuyen

  Mekong (by bike)

  My Tho

  Nam Du Archipelago

  Phan Thiet/ Mui Ne

  Phu Quoc Island

  Rach Gia - Phu Quoc

  Vung Tau

  The Rest







Map of Vietnam

          In the North and Northwest is a mountain range: Hoang Lien Son. This mountain area is home to many ethnic minorities. This is also the reason why many tourists visit this region. They then bring to visit some minority villages. This area also has the highest mountain in Vietnam, the Fan Si Pan (Phang Xi Pang). This mountain is located at 3143 meters altitude.

There's also a Distance Chart of Vietnam between the city's. <click>

In the Central part of Vietnam
(named by the Vietnamese Trung Bo, others Annam) is a mountain range, the Annamite Chain, which runs from the north to the south. This mountain range is in the west, the natural border with neighbouring Laos.
In the southwest there are plateaus (Central Highlands) with many waterfalls. Towards the coast the relief decreases and eventually makes way for vast coastal plains with beautiful, unspoilt beaches. In this central part Da Nang is the only place with a good harbour.

A large part of the southern region (called by the Vietnamese Nam Bo) of Vietnam is formed by the Mekong Delta, a vast lowland area of 40,000 km². The Mekong River is 4200 kilometres long. Only the last 220 kilometres to go on Vietnamese territory..

The Mekong Delta is a green area with river branches, channels and canals. There is a lot of activity on the water. Transport takes place mostly over water and there are even complete floating markets.
The Mekong Delta is a great place to explore by bike. The terrain is flat and a lot of bridges. This makes it for a normal experienced cyclist a chance to explore the Mekong Delta.
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is a real metropolis of 7 million inhabitants, with interesting museums (of course about the Vietnam War).


The Map
A glance at the map shows that the country is vast and with some imagination, the shape of the country resembles the letter "S". From the north to the south the distance is more than 1650 kilometres. In the central part of the land width is hardly 50 kilometres! In total land area is 331 689 km².
In area it is about the size of Italy.


The biggest part of the population lives from agriculture and rice is by far the most important crop. The Mekong and Red River deltas are among the largest rice plantation areas of the world. In these areas is often heavy rainfall and rich alluvial soil. On the rice plantations is a 4350 km long elaborate network of dikes, dams, canals, and ditches constructed to provide irrigation and flood control.
Peanuts, corn, sweet potatoes and beans are secondary food crops, cotton, jute, coffee, tea and sugarcane are major cash crops produced.

Rubber is also an important export product. Wood is plentiful, especially in the north, but deforestation as a result of new branches in the highlands, cultural displacement and commercial forestry is an increasingly serious problem.
The major industries are agricultural processing, engineering, assembly and manufacture of textiles and garments, cement, chemical fertilizers, glass and tires.

Rubber tapping





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