Top 10 Fun Facts About Vietnam

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Vietnam, a country located on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia, is known for the longest war ever (Vietnam War) and for its delicious food. Here are 10 interesting facts about the country.


1
The exchange rate in Vietnam is about 22,000 dongs to the USD in 2015. Yes, the currency of Vietnam is called dong.

2
You can find a B52 American Bomber Wreck in Vietnam’s West Lake.

3
Although Vietnam is a developing country, it has a literacy rate of 94%.

4
Vietnamese is not related to other languages, making it linguistically unique.

5
The most common surname in Vietnam is Nguyen; an estimated 40 percent of people in the country carry the name.

6
The Vietnam War is known as "the American War" in Vietnam.

7
During the Vietnam War, an estimated 125,000 Americans fled to Canada to avoid the military draft.

8
Ho Chi Minh's body is on display to the public at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Vietnam.

9
In Vietnam, there is no exact date of the New Year celebration. Every year this date is changed, it is determined by the moon.

10
Vietnam is the second largest supplier of rice in the world.