The official language of Vietnam is… (drum roll)… Vietnamese!
Vietnamese actually features 6 different vocal tones, each of which can directly affect the meaning of each word, making Vietnamese a difficult language to learn!
There are almost 20 times more motorbikes on the roads of Vietnam than cars.
Vietnamese Dong is the official currency here.
Unlike the UK, in Vietnam it is favourable to have pale white skin, rather than tanned brown skin, so it’s commonplace to cover up whilst at the beach and out in the sun in order to keep as pale as possible!
The average life span here is 76.25 years (2016).
Water puppetry is a popular art form in Vietnam which dates back to the 11th century!
Vietnam grows potatoes, corn, paddy rice, coffee, tea, sugarcane, peanuts, cashew nuts, pepper and rubber; they also rear poultry and catch fish.
Its industry consists of food processing, shoes, mining, oil, glass, steel, cement, garments and machine building.
The main exports include cashew nuts, marine products, crude oil, electronics, machinery, wooden products, rice, coffee and rubber.
In fact, Vietnam is the world’s largest exporter of cashew nuts!
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