17 Interesting Facts About Vietnam

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Halong Bay, Vietnam

17 Interesting Facts About Vietnam

  1. Vietnam is the largest exporter of cashews in the world, and the second largest exporter of rice.
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  3. Instead of bells, traditional gongs are used to call the Vietnamese children to school.
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  5. Although Vietnam is a developing country, it has a literacy rate of 94%.
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  7. Among all developing countries, Vietnam has one of the lowest unemployment rates.
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  9. You can find a B52 American Bomber Wreck in Vietnam’s West Lake.
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  11. An estimated ten million motor bikes travel on the roads of Vietnam every day.
     
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  12. Ruou ran (snake wine), a Vietnamese specialty of rice wine with a pickled snake inside, allegedly can cure any sickness.
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  14. The most common surname in Vietnam is Nguyen.
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  16. The Vietnamese keep potbelly pigs as pets.
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  18. The Vietnamese language has six different tones. A change in tone changes the meaning of the word. This makes their language somewhat difficult to learn.
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  20. Vietnam is about 8 times the size of Switzerland.
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  22. Iced tea is free in most restaurants. Some have hot tea; others have both.
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  24. When Vietnamese drink tea or water (or anything), they always leave 5 to 10% in the cup after drinking. They don’t empty their cups.
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  26. 14. Vietnamese don’t take a shower in the morning. They take a shower/ bath in the evening generally.
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  28. The Vietnamese wear helmet not to be SAFE on the roads but in order not to be FINED by the police/traffic officers.
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  30. The locals ask your age, nationality and marital status on the first meeting.
     
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  31. Vietnamese is the only  language in East Asia that uses the Latin alphabet.

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