19 Interesting Facts About Vietnam

What does “Vietnam” mean to you? The country with long seacoast line, located in South East Asia and was famous with “Vietnam War”. Vietnam is more than that and make sure you will visit Vietnam somedays to enjoy the delicious food, friendly people, diversified culture, and beautiful beaches and activities.

Here are Fun Interesting Facts about Vietnam we have summarised:

1.Vietnam is shaped like the letter S

Vietnam Map

2.Hanoi is the capital city, while the currency is Dong


3.Vietnam has a population of over 90 million

4.The most motorbikes you have seen ever… An estimated 10 million motorcycles drive on the roads of Vietnam every day.

Vietnam Motorbikes

5.Potbelly pigs are kept as pets in Vietnam.

Potbelly pigs

6.The Cashew Nut heaven and Coffee paradise country.

Vietnam cashew nut

7.The Vietnamese language has six different tones. A change in tone changes the meaning of the word.

8.Vietnamese was written in Chinese characters until the 13th century, when Vietnam developed its own set of characters, chu nom.

9.Traditional gongs are used to call the Vietnamese children to school.

10.Vietnamese is the only language in East Asia that uses the Latin alphabet.

11.Vietnam is the largest exporter of cashews in the world. Also, the second largest exporter of rice.

12.Nguyen is the most common surname in Vietnam.

13.The highest point is Fan Si Pan, at 3,144 meters (10,315 feet) elevation.

14.Vietnam Traditional dress is called Ao-dai.

15.Rude Finger Gesture to cause offence: You want to see how Vietnamese offend, just try it. 🙂


16.The Fruit names Breast Milk in Vietnam .

Breast Milk Fruit

17.“Happy New Year” by Abba was played as official song for New Year on TV- years by years

18.The Vietnamese wear helmet not to be SAFE on the roads but in order not to be FINED by the police/traffic officers.

19. The Vietnamese are generally honest, friendly and helpful. Plus they are always smiling.:)

Vietnam Smiles

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