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Vietnam is located in both a tropical and a temperate zone. It is characterized by strong monsoon
influences, but has a considerable amount of sun, a high rate of rainfall, and high humidity. Regions located
near the tropics and in the mountainous regions are endowed with a temperate climate.
The monsoon climate also influences to the changes of the tropical humidity. In general, in Vietnam there
are two seasons, the cold season occurs from November to April and the hot season from May to October.
The difference in temperature between the two seasons in southern is almost unnoticeable, averaging 3ºC.
The most noticeable variations are found in the northern where differences of 12ºC have been observed.
There are essentially four distinct seasons, which are most evident in the northern provinces(from Hai Van
Pass toward to the north): Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter.
Every year there are 100 rainy days and the average rainfall is 1,500 to 2,000mm. The humidity ranges
around 80%. The sunny hours are 1,500 to 2,000 and the average solar radiation of 100kcal/cm2 in a year.
Because Vietnam is affected by the monsoon, that why the average temperature is lower than the other
countries which are located in the same longitude in Asia. The annual average temperatures range from
22oC to 27oC. In comparing with these countries, the temperature in winter is colder and in summer is less
hotter in Vietnam.
Under influence of monsoon, and further because of the complicated topography, the climate in Vietnam
always changes in one year, between the years, or between the areas (from North to South and from low to
high). The climate in Vietnam is also under disadvantage of weather, such as typhoons (advantage there are
6-10 storms and tropical low atmosphere in year, floods and droughts are threaten the life and the
agriculture of Vietnam).
The Socialist Republic of Vietnam, a sovereign and reunified independent country, has a high percentage of
territorial waters. Looking at the map, Vietnam is located in the center of the Southeast Asia, and is shaped
like the letter "S". The country lies in the eastern part of the Indochina peninsula, bordered by China to the
north, Laos and Cambodia to the west, and the East Sea and Pacific Ocean to the southeast. Vietnam's
coast line is 3,260 km long and its inland border measures 3,730 km.
The country's total length, from the northernmost point to the southernmost point, is 1,650 km.
Its width, stretching from east to west, is 600 km at the widest point in the north, 400 km in the south, and 50
km at the narrowest part in the Quang Binh province on the central coast. Vietnam is also a transport
junction from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.
Three quarters of Vietnam's territory consists of mountains and hills. Vietnam is divided into four distinct
The Northeastern Zone (Viet Bac)
This zone stretches from the Red River Valley to the Gulf of Tonkin. The mountainous area of Viet Bac is
scattered with famous sights: Dong Nhat Grotto, Dong Nhi Grotto, and Tam Thanh Grotto in Lang Son
Province; Pac Bo Grotto and Ban Gioc Waterfall in Cao Bang; Ba Be Lake in Bac Kan; Yen Tu Mountain
and Halong Bay in Quang Ninh; and Tay Con Linh, the highest mountain peak in the region reaching 2,341
meters above sea level.
The Northwestern Zone
This zone is comprised of mountains that run from the north of the Sino-Vietnamese border to the west of
Thanh Hoa Province. This magnificent mountain range is nationally known for its resort town of Sapa in Lao
Cai Province, which is perched 1500 meters above sea level. Several ethnic groups, such as the H'mong,
Dao, Kinh, Tay, Giay, Hoa, and Xa Pho, still reside in this region.
The northwestern zone is also famous for the historical site of Dien Bien Phu and Fansipan Mountain, which
measures 3,143 meters above sea level at the peak.
The North Truong Son Zone
This zone runs from the western part of Thanh Hoa Province to the Quang Nam-Da Nang Mountains. This
region is known locally for its picturesque Phong Nha Grotto and its two breathtaking passes, the Ngang
Pass and the Hai Van Pass. It is also known worldwide for being the location of the legendary Ho Chi Minh
Trail constructed during the second great resistance war.
The South Truong Son Zone
This zone is located to the west of the south central coast provinces. Behind these huge mountains is a vast
area of red soil known locally as "Tay Nguyen" (the Central Highlands). There are numerous legendary
accounts of the flora and fauna and of the lives of several different ethnic minorities living in the Central
Highlands. Dalat, established during the 19th century, is a popular resort town in this part of Vietnam.
Vietnam has two major deltas, including the Red River Delta in the north and the Mekong River Delta in the
The Red River Delta, or Northern Delta
This region stretches for15,000 sq. km. Over time, deposits of alluvium carried from the Red River and Thai
Binh River have accumulated to form the delta. The ancient Viet people settled at the junction of the two
rivers . At that time, the wet rice civilization was established
The Mekong River Delta, or Southern Delta
This region is approximately 40,000 sq. km. The land is very fertile and has favorable climate conditions for
agriculture. As a result, it is the largest rice growing region in Vietnam.
Vietnam is crisscrossed by thousands of streams and rivers. There is a river discharging every 20 kilometers
along Vietnam's coastline. The waterways are a very convenient means of transport with major rivers like
the Red River in the north and the Mekong River in the south.
Vietnam's coastline is 3,260km long. If you have a chance to travel along the coast of Vietnam, you will be
able to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Tra Co, Sam Son, Lang Co, Non Nuoc, Nha Trang, Vung Tau, and Ha
Tien. In some places, you will see mountains jutting out to the sea. One such magnificent site is Halong Bay,
which has recently been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Vietnam's coast has been awarded a series of large seaports, such as the ones at Haiphong, Danang, Qui
Nhon, Cam Ranh, Vung Tau, and Saigon. There are thousands of islands and islets scattered offshore from
north to south. Among the most popular tourist destinations are the Truong Sa and Hoang Sa Archipelagos.
The forests of Vietnam account for most of the total land area. National parks are preserved by the state and
follow a steady development plan. Some of the more famous national parks located throughout the country
include Ba Vi in Ha Tay, Cat Ba in Haiphong, Cuc Phuong in Ninh Binh, Bach Ma in Hue, and Cat Tien in
Eating & Drinking
Vietnamese cuisine is a mixture of Chinese, French and a little Thai and is one of the most sophisticated
cuisines in Asia. The basic ingredients of Vietnamese cuisine are rice and the famous fish-sauce, nouc
One of the specialties of Vietnamese cuisine are spring rolls, ingredients and size vary depending on the
region of the country. The traditional breakfast, chicken soup (pho ga) or beef soup (pho bo) is available at
most of the food stalls on the main streets of nearly every city in Vietnam.
Vietnam offers a huge variety of souvenirs and traditional handicrafts. Popular buys include lacquerware,
ceramics, embroidery, silk and paintings. As with most countries, the Vietnamese government does not
allow the export of any item of historic or cultural significance. Saigon has the best buys for modern goods
like CDs and clothing.