Good afternoon everybody, my name is Vuong, and I will be your tour guide
today of this wonderful country of Vietnam. It is located in Southeastern Asia and
neighboring countries are Cambodia, Laos, and The People’s Republic of China. The
bodies of water it borders are the Gulf of Thailand, South China Sea, and the Gulf of
The climate here is divided within the northern and southern parts of the country.
While the south usually experiences more tropical weather, up north it is usually
monsoonal, with hot, rainy season being May to September and a warm, dry season from
October to March. It’s always hotter in the Plains and South than in the Mountains and
It is around 128,000 square miles, so you could describe Vietnam’s land area to
be larger than Italy and almost the size of Germany. Vietnam has a population of over 90
Within that, the capital city, Hanoi, has 6.5 million people, and the
largest city, Ho Chi Mihn City (also known as Saigon), has around 7.2 million people.
For much of this country’s history, Mahayana Buddhism, Taoism, and
Confucianism Philosophy has influenced the religion of the people. Today, there are
around 85% of people who practice Buddhism, 8% practice Christianity, with around 6
million Roman Catholics and less than one million Protestants. Muslims and Hindus