Viet Nam

Area Population Birth rate Ethnic

total: 329,560 sq km land: 325,360 sq km water: 4,200 sq km 84,402,966 16.86 births/1,000 population Kinh (Viet) 86.2%, Tay 1.9%, Thai 1.7%, Muong 1.5%, Khome 1.4%, Hoa 1.1%, Nun 1.1%, Hmong 1%, others 4.1% (1999 census)

total: 98,480 sq km land: 98,190 sq km water: 290 sq km 48,846,823 10 births/1,000 population homogeneous (except for about 20,000 Chinese)

GDP per capita $3,000 (2005 est.) Import Partners

$20,400 (2005 est.)

China 13.7%, Taiwan 11.3%, South Japan 20.6%, China 13.2%, US Korea 10.8%, Japan 10.5%, 12.9%, Saudi Arabia 5.3% (2004) Singapore 10.5%, Thailand 6.2%, Hong Kong 4% (2004)

Vietnamese population
• 53 minority groups • Kinh (Viet) 86.2%, Tay 1.9%, Thai 1.7%, Muong 1.5%, Khome 1.4%, Hoa 1.1%, Nun 1.1%, Hmong 1%, others 4.1% (1999 census). • In USA: near 1.5 milions • In Europe: 1 millions • In Australia: 250,000

Some big cities in Vietnam
• Hanoi: capital city, in the North, population 3 mils • Ho Chi Minh city (or Saigon, in the South before 1975), , population 5 mils • Da nang, in the middle

Hanoi street, bikes are popular Transportation

Ho Chi Minh city, economical center of Vietnam

Religion
Buddhist 9.3%, Catholic 6.7%, Hoa Hao 1.5%, Cao Dai 1.1%, Protestant 0.5%, Muslim 0.1%

Phat Diem Catheral Church, East & west architecture style

Cao Dai church in Tay Ninh Cham Pa tower, Muslim religion

Education
• Some big universities:
– – – – Hanoi University of Technology Ho Chi Minh University of Technology Hanoi National University Da Nang University

Quoc Tu Giam, first university in Vietnam

Vietnamese Languages
• Has many words originated from Chinese words. • Has similar pronuncation with Chinese, Korean and Japanese. • Some words borrowed from French, Thai and English.

Vietnamese Alphbet, invented by French Jesuit Alexandre de Rhodes In 1642

•Grammartically, Vietnamese language is similar with English (In my opinion). •English is major foreign language. Compulsory in high school and university. Other popular foreign languages: French, Russian, Japanese, Chinese and Korean.

Tour to Vietnam
• Every day direct fly from Incheo Airport to Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh cities. Carriers: Korean Air, Asiana Airlines or Vietnam Airlines • Two way ticket: 300,000 ~ 600,000Won depends on season. • Hotel cost: 20,000 Won ~ 100,000 Won (5 stars). • Weather climate in Vietnam is similar with Korea. Four seasons. Summer is hotter than Korea. No snow falls in winter.

Sight Seeing Places
• Vietnam has long coastline (3,444 km). • Many beautiful beaches and islands.

Ha Long Bay

Phu Quoc island, undiscovered nature near Cambodia & Thailand

Sapa, moutainous land in North Vietnam

Hoi An old street

Nha Tranh beach, Khanh Hoa

Phong Nha Cave, middle of Vietnam

Moc Chau Highland Tea plantation

Nguyen Dynasty Palace in Hue

Floating market in Mekong River

Culture Activities

Lantern rising, in Hoi An

Buffalo Fight in Do Son, Hai Phong

Elephant racing in Tay Nguyen High Land

Royal Music of Nguyen Dynasty, in Hue, ancient capital city of Vietnam in 19th century

“Tuong” dramma, like Chinese dramma

Ao dai is traditional Vietnamese costume

This costume is a bit sexy looking

Vietnamese Foods
Vietnamese food blends with Chinese, French, South East Asian food. Some are very wellknown all over the wall like: “Pho” noodle, spring roll. Vietnamese foods contains more vegetables, herbs, less fat.

Notes: Like Korean people, VN also eats dog.

Spring Roll

In Korea, you can eat “Pho” noodle in Seoul, Daejon. Pho Hoa restaurant http://www.mrpho.com/ In Vietnam, you can find many Korean food restaurants. Enjoy SamKipSa, Kim Chi as you lives in Korea

Doing business in Vietnam
• All Korean major brands are in VN: Samsung, LQ, Huyndai, Daewoo, Wooribank, SK Telecom, KIA • Korean goods gain high reputation in Vietnam (after US, Japan, Germany). Samsung mobile is 2nd market share after Nokia. • Some businesses, I recommend: – Construction: building high apartment. – Trading: import Vietnamese angriculture products and export Korean high tech, mechinary products. – Software outsourcing. Vietnam is becoming software outsourcing center in
South East Asia. Average salary of a good programmers 400-500 USD /month.

– Outsourcing factory: textile, plastic, electronics manufacturing. – Telecommunication: highspeed Internet, Internet TV, Online Games. – Car accessories manufacturing. – Medical service.

Welcome to Vietnam

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