SOME MIND-BLOWING FACTS ABOUT VIETNAM

A great nation Vietnam has so many amazing facts for you to know and so is waiting for you to discover unspoiled islands, gorgeous beaches, delectable food, interesting culture, and amazing history. Here are some of them, have a look!

Mar 19, 2023 - 15:51
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SOME MIND-BLOWING FACTS ABOUT VIETNAM
Travelers are increasingly interested in visiting Vietnam. Vietnam still has a lot to offer tourists, despite not being one of the "must-visit" nations in the eyes of some. This great nation is waiting for you to discover unspoiled islands, gorgeous beaches, delectable food, interesting culture, and amazing history.

Here are some surprising facts about Vietnam for you to know.

1. ABOUT MOTORBIKES

The first astounding feature you'll probably notice when entering large cities like Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh is the overwhelming presence of motorcycles.   Despite having a population of roughly 92 million, there were reportedly 45 million motorcycles registered in Vietnam in 2016. This implies that every other individual has access to a motorcycle. Vietnam is still one of the world's biggest markets for motorcycles. On the other hand, there are about 2 million automobiles in use in the nation. As the automobile tax in Vietnam is between 200 and 300 percent, the car is seen as a luxury product owned by the rich.

2. IT IS AMONG THE TOP 5 HAPPIEST COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD

Many people characterize Vietnam as a joyful and upbeat country. According to the UK-based Happy Planet Index, Vietnam was placed second in the Asia Pacific area and fifth overall in terms of happiness in 2016. When you visit Vietnam, you'll notice that everyone is smiling. By a Gallup International Association study, the Vietnamese rank second in terms of economic trend optimism and are even more upbeat than the average person.

3. FREE WIFI

Major cities often have good WiFi networks that are simple to locate. Most coffee houses, motels, quick food restaurants, and even on the main strolling avenues provide a free Internet connection. Ask employees for the credentials if the WiFi is password-protected. No further fee is charged.

4. ABOUT VIETNAM'S LEGAL DRINKING AGE

The legal drinking age varies from country to country. In America, it is 21, in Canada, it is 19, and in certain European nations, it is 16. Unexpectedly, Vietnam has no set legal drinking age. As long as you can acquire the booze, you may consume it. It is a true statement. Liquor can be bought at any age without an ID check. It might be the cause of Vietnam's third-largest beer consumption in Asia, behind only Japan and China, with an annual consumption of roughly three billion liters.

5. VIETNAM STREET FOODS ARE DEFINED IN OXFORD DICTIONARY

The limitless diversity and amazing flavors of Vietnamese food are its defining features. Pho and banh mi are two Vietnamese terms that aren't translated into English before entering Oxford Dictionary. The former is the iconic sandwich that is gaining popularity with customers all over the globe. In general, it consists of a loaf of bread filled with the three primary ingredients: sauce, cucumber slices, pickled carrot, and cilantro, or roasted, barbecued, or grilled pork (chili, tomato, or soy sauce). Using a selection of raw or cooked beef, beef tendon, beef meatballs, bean sprouts, and herbs, the latter dish is a rice noodle soup. Every meal of the day, but especially morning, calls for pho.

6. INCREDIBLE DIVERSITY OF VIETNAMESE ETHNIC GROUPS

There are 54 recognized ethnic groups in the multiethnic nation of Vietnam. Every ethnicity has its language and culture. The Vietnamese (Kinh) populace, which makes up around 86% of the total population, is mostly concentrated in the deltas and coastal regions. The other 14%, or over 8.5 million people, are dispersed among the highland and hilly regions that stretch from the North to the South. Access to infrastructure, healthcare services, and educational institutions is restricted for minorities. Ethnic minorities contribute little to the overall national economy and are primarily reliant on agriculture.

7. LOTUS IS THE NATIONAL FLOWER OF VIETNAM AND ITS FASCINATING MEANINGS

2010 saw the election of the lotus as Vietnam's national flower. The nation has a large flower-growing industry. Lotus is a kind of aquatic plant that thrives in murky ponds. Waterproof and floatable leaves. Flowers emerge from the water's surface to catch the light, blossom with amazing beauty, and release a relaxing smell. Lotus represents unadulterated beauty that is unaffected by muck as well as the resilient spirit of Vietnamese people who, despite difficult circumstances, persevere through all challenges to display their best qualities to the outer world.

8. TEACHERS ARE HELD WITH GREAT REGARD

It's encouraging to see teachers treated with respect in Vietnam because, in other Western nations, teaching has gotten less attention and has lost some of its significance. The 20th of November each year is designated as Vietnamese Teacher Day, a national holiday honoring teachers. On this particular day, kids express thanks and respect to their instructors. Schools typically commemorate this particular day with enjoyable events including singing, dancing, recitals, athletics, and exhibitions. Alumni frequently visit their instructors' houses with bouquets and presents.

9. BIGGEST CAVE ON EARTH

A recently found cave system in Vietnam's Quang Binh Province, measuring over 5.5 miles long, 650 feet broad, and 500 feet tall, offers breathtaking and huge potential for cave explorers. A towering stalagmite, fields of ancient algae, and cave pearls are just a few of the amazing underground features found in the more than 150 caverns that make up the cave system. Although it is disputed whether or not this is the largest cave in the world, it is undoubtedly worthwhile to explore.

10. A TROPICAL NATION WITH SNOW

The monsoon, which is marked by numerous bright days, rainfall, and hot weather, has a significant influence on Vietnam's climate. The year-round maximum temperature is between 17 and 29 degrees Celsius. One can still catch up on the snow, though, if you're in the ideal spot at the ideal time. Sa Pa is a quaint, hilly village in northern Vietnam near the Chinese border. There, the temperature might fall below zero during December and February. Although sledding and snowboarding are uncommon in Vietnam, Sa Pa offers a variety of exciting wintertime activities including building snowmen, having snowball fights, and just taking in the snowfall.

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