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GEOGRAPHY:Vietnam is a long, narrow country in Southeast Asia. It shares borders with China, Laos, and Cambodia. The South China Sea lies to the east and south. The Gulf of Tonkin lies to the northeast, and the Gulf of Thailand is to the southwest.

VietnamVietnam is bordered on the north by China and to the west by Laos and Cambodia .

LANGUAGE:Vietnamese, the language of the ethnic Vietnamese, is the country's official language.

RELIGION:About half of the country's people are Buddhists . Most of them practice a distinctive form of Buddhism that developed in Vietnam over hundreds of years.

EDUCATION:Education in Vietnam is divided into five levels: preschool , primary school , secondary school , high school and higher education . Formal education consists of twelve years of basic education .

FOOD:Nem cuon (salad rolls) , Canh chua, sour soup , Cơm tấm , Bánh chưng , Bánh bao , Bánh xèo , Bánh mì .

TRADITIONS:The Vietnamese are known to be polite, hospitable and sensitive . They have a casual and friendly manner. They view friendship as being very important throughout ones life . They are always open to visits from friends . Drop in visits are welcome .

ANY OTHER INTERESTING FACT:In ancient times the ancestors of the Vietnamese lived in the north, in the Red River delta . In 207 bc this area became part of the kingdom of Nam Viet , which included much of what is now southern China and the northern half of Vietnam . Nam Viet was conquered in 111 bc by the Han Dynasty of China .


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