VIETNAM

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VIETNAM
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FLIGHTS
• Asiana Air: LAX Seoul, South Korea Hanoi,
Vietnam
• Cost: $1,066.65
• April 22nd – 30th
•
“Asiana Airlines A380.” Flightglobal.com. 1/11/12. <http://www.flightglobal.com/airspace/media/a380/asiana-airlines-a38079575.aspx>
Money/Cost
• Exchange rate: 16,548.3
Vietnamese Dong
(VND)/1 US Dollar
• Airfare: 1066.65 dollars
• Hotels
• Trains
– from Hanoi to Danang: 40
dollars
– Danang to Ho Chi Minh
City: 46 dollars
– Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi:
67 dollars
– 2 nights in Hanoi: 90
dollars
• Food
– 2 nights in Danang: 38
– ~1-6 dollars/meal
dollars
– 8 days = about 50-60
– 3 nights in Ho Chi Minh
dollars w/ extra food,
City: 105 dollars
drink, etc.
– 1 night in Hanoi: 45 dollars
Travel
• Hanoi
Danang
Ho Chi
Minh City
Da Nang
Travel By Train
13 – 15 hrs Hanoi to HCMC
Attractions
• Holidays
– April 30th: reunification
day – reunification of
Vietnam in 1975
• Hanoi:
• HCMC:
– HCM Museum, Ben
Thanh Market, Vinh
Nghiem Pagoda,
Emperor Jade Pagoda
– Many museums:
• Army Museum, Women’s
Museum, Ho Chi Minh
Museum, Museum of Viet
History
– Hoan Kiem Lake
“Hoan Kiem Lake.” 1/19/12.
http://www.the-travels.com/wpcontent/uploads/2011/08/Hoan-Kiem-Lake.jpg
Geography
• Lowest point: South China
Sea – 0m
• Highest point: Fan Si Pan
– 3,144m (~9,000ft)
• Rivers (11,000mi),
Forest(42%),
Mountains(40%). Only
20% of land is flat
• 329,560 sq km
• About the size of New
Mexico
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“Vietnam.” populsat.info. 1/12/12.
http://www.populstat.info/Asia/vietnamg.htm
“Vietnam Visa.” 1/19/12. http://vietnamvisa.co.in/
• SEASONS:
Climate
– November – April: dry
season/winter
• Monsoon winds
– Summer/wet season:
May – October
• North is warmer and
more moist than south
“Halong Bay.” 1/19/12.
http://www.checkinvietnam.com/upload/bo
oking/zone/Halong-Bay-Vietnam.jpg
Language
• Vietnamese is spoken in
Vietnam
• Bạn có nói tiếng Anh
không? – do you speak
English?
• xin chào. – hello.
Food
• Mostly herbs, very healthy
– Fish paste, soy paste, rice,
herbs, fruit/vegetables
– Chicken, pork, fish, beef
• Back and forth influence
between Chinese food and
Vietnamese food
– Rolls, dumplings, etc.
“Vietnamese Food.” 1/19/11.
http://www.targetwoman.com/articles/vi
etnamese-food-recipe.html
Viet History
• Indochina War: 1941-1954:
Ho Chi Minh opposes French
& Japanese occupations
• Vietnam War: 1963-1976:
USA helped South Vietnam
• Ruled by Chinese from
fight Communist insurgence
3rd century BC to the
• We lost.
1500s AD
• French Colonize in
•
“ATTENTION all Korean and Vietnam War
1800s
Veterans.” 1/17/12.
• Japan occupied
http://votingamerican.wordpress.com/20
11/04/11/attention-all-korean-andVietnam in WWII
vietnam-warveterans/9648b722066573fd67ceb2e912
734973-2/
Modern Vietnam
• Communist Government
• Religions: mainly mixed Buddhism,
Taoism, and Confucianism
• Much ancestor worship
• Some Christianity (about 8%)
• Population: 86,967,500 people
• Requirements for entry: Valid
passport w/ at least six month
remaining validity and Vietnamese
visa or visa exemption
•
“Ho Chi Minh City.” 1/17/12. Viet.travel.
http://viet.travel/city/en-US/Ho-Chi-MinhCity,2/type,Beautysalon.htm
• Economy: Based mainly on
agriculture and industry
• Vietnam is Southeast Asia’s 3rd
largest producer of oil
– ~400,000 barrels a day
Current Events
• USA is attempting to
clean ‘Agent Orange’
Herbicide out of
Vietnam’s jungles
– A.O. has Dioxin: a toxin
– Great for US – Viet
relationship
• Vietnam to enforce
two-child-per-family
law
– Improved living
conditions = easier to
have more kids
Bibliography
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Travelocity. 1/11/12.
http://www.travelocity.com/Flights
“Vietnam.” CIA World Factbook. 1/11/12.
http://ciaworldfactbook.us/asia/vietnam
“Google Translate.” Google. 1/12/12.
http://translate.google.com/
“Vietnam.” Wikepedia. 1/11/12.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam
“Vietnam: Country specific Information.”
Travelstate.gov. 1/12/12.
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/ci
s/cis_1060.html
Google Earth. 1/13/12.
Agoda.com. 1/18/12.
http://www.agoda.com/
Vietnam trains.com. 1/19/12.
http://www.vietnam-trains.com/
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“Prices in Vietnam.” Vietnam. 1/19/12.
www.haivenu-vietnam.com/traveltipsprices.htm
“Vietnamese Cuisine.” Winkipedia.
1/19/12.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnamese_
cuisine
Frommer’s. 1/19/12.
http://www.frommers.com/destinations/
hochiminhcity/198_indattr.html
“Vietnam Country Profile.” BBC News.
1/19/12. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asiapacific/country_profiles/1243338.stm
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