Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. With an estimated 92.7 million inhabitants as of 2016, it is the world’s 14th-most-populous country, and the ninth-most-populous Asian country. Vietnam is bordered by China to the north, Laos to the northwest, Cambodia to the southwest, Thailand across the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest, and the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia across the South China Sea to the east and southeast. Its capital city has been Hanoi since the reunification of North and South Vietnam in 1976, with Ho Chi Minh City as a historical city as well.
The northern part of Vietnam was part of Imperial China for over a millennium, from 111 BC to AD 939. An independent Vietnamese state was formed in 939, following a Vietnamese victory in the Battle of Bạch Đằng River. Successive Vietnamese imperial dynasties flourished as the nation expanded geographically and politically into Southeast Asia, until the Indochina Peninsula was colonized by the French in the mid-19th century. Following a Japanese occupation in the 1940s, the Vietnamese fought French rule in the First Indochina War, eventually expelling the French in 1954. Thereafter, Vietnam was divided politically into two rival states, North Vietnam (officially the Democratic Republic of Vietnam), and South Vietnam (officially the Republic of Vietnam). Conflict between the two sides intensified in what is known as the Vietnam War. The war ended with a North Vietnamese victory in 1975.
Vietnam was then unified under a communist government but remained impoverished and politically isolated. In 1986, the government initiated a series of economic and political reforms which began Vietnam’s path towards integration into the world economy. By 2000, it had established diplomatic relations with all nations. Since 2000, Vietnam’s economic growth rate has been among the highest in the world, and, in 2011, it had the highest Global Growth Generators Index among 11 major economies. Its successful economic reforms resulted in its joining the World Trade Organization in 2007. It is also a member of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie. Vietnam remains one of the world’s four remaining one-party socialist states officially espousing communism.
Because of differences in latitude and the marked variety in topographical relief, the climate tends to vary considerably from place to place. During the winter or dry season, extending roughly from November to April, the monsoon winds usually blow from the northeast along the Chinese coast and across the Gulf of Tonkin, picking up considerable moisture. Consequently, the winter season in most parts of the country is dry only by comparison with the rainy or summer season.
The average annual temperature is generally higher in the plains than in the mountains, and higher in the south than in the north. Temperatures vary less in the southern plains around Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta, ranging between 21 and 28 °C (69.8 and 82.4 °F) over the course of the year. Seasonal variations in the mountains and plateaus and in the north are much more dramatic, with temperatures varying from 5 °C (41.0 °F) in December and January to 37 °C (98.6 °F) in July and August.
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Ho Chi Minh
About Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is Vietnam at its most dizzying: a commerce city along with a mix of culture set as the heart of the country. Visitors are hauled by the rhythmic movement as well as lively and vital lifestyle.
The metropolitan area, which consists of the Ho Chi Minh City metropolitan area, Thủ Dầu Một, Biên Hòa, Vũng Tàu, Dĩ An, Thuận An and surrounding towns, is populated by more than 10 million people, making it the most populous metropolitan area in Vietnam. The city’s population is expected to grow to 13.9 million by 2025.
HCMC offers a lot to discover with all the luxurious hotels and restaurants without forgetting all the delightful Vietnamese food.
The city has various museums including the Ho Chi Minh City Museum, Museum of Vietnamese History, the Revolutionary Museum, the Museum of south-eastern Armed Forces, the War Remnants Museum, the Museum of Southern Women, the Museum of Fine Art, the Nha Rong Memorial House, and the Ben Duoc Relic of Underground Tunnels. The Củ Chi tunnels are north-west of the city in Củ Chi District. The Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens, in District 1, dates from 1865. The Đầm Sen Tourist and Cultural Park, Suối Tiên Amusement and Culture Park, and Cần Giờ’s Eco beach resort are three recreational sites inside the city which are popular with tourists.
There are only two seasons in Ho Chi Minh namely the rainy season and the dry season. April is the hottest month in Ho Chi Minh City with an average temperature of 30°C (86°F) and the coldest is December at 27°C (80°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 6 in April. The wettest month is July with an average of 190mm of rain.
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- Marguerite Duras – Novelist
- Cung Le – Martial Artist
- Nguyen Tien Minh – Olympic Badminton Player
- Nguyen Ngoc Ngan – Novelist
- Ngô Bảo Châu – Mathematician
- Mai Phương Thúy – Fashion Model, represented Miss Vietnam in Miss World 2006
- Le Quang Liem – Chess Player
- Scotty Nguyen – Professional Poker Player
- Michel Henry – Philosopher and Novelist
- Nguyen Du – Poet
- Vietnam is the largest exporter of cashews in the world, and the second largest exporter of rice.
- Instead of bells, traditional gongs are used to call the Vietnamese children to school.
- Although Vietnam is a developing country, it has a literacy rate of 94%.
- Among all developing countries, Vietnam has one of the lowest unemployment rates.
- You can find a B52 American Bomber Wreck in Vietnam’s West Lake.
- An estimated ten million motor bikes travel on the roads of Vietnam every day.
- Ruou ran (snake wine), a Vietnamese specialty of rice wine with a pickled snake inside, allegedly can cure any sickness.
- The most common surname in Vietnam is Nguyen.
- The Vietnamese keep potbelly pigs as pets.
- 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.
Upon completion of their course, students have to return back to Mauritius.
The University does needful for student to have the Pre-Visa Letter. The Visa is granted on arrival at the Airport in Vietnam
Currency: Vietnamese Dong
Country Dialing Code: +84
Neighbouring Countries: Thailand, China, Laos, Malaysia, Cambodia