Vietnam lies within the tropics and is principally agricultural with a central tropical rainforest. … Northern Vietnam is dominated by the Red River plains that bisect Hanoi, and the Lo and Chay rivers. To the north and west of Hanoi are green hilly areas; particularly well known is the Sapa Valley.
What is the weather and climate in Vietnam?
The temperature in Vietnam typically ranges between 70°F and 95°F throughout the year. Average annual humidity is around 85%. … In Northern Vietnam, winter (November to April) is cool and dry and summer (May to October) is hot, humid, and rainy (July to September has the highest rainfall).
What are the highest lowest points in Vietnam?
Geography of Vietnam
|Highest point||Fansipan 3,144 metres (10,315 ft)|
|Lowest point||Vietnam East Sea 0 metres (0 ft)|
|Longest river||Đồng Nai river (longest inland river) 586 kilometres (364 mi)|
|Largest lake||Ba Bể Lake 6.5 square kilometres (2.5 sq mi)|
Is it OK to wear shorts in Vietnam?
Women and men wear long pants and short- or long-sleeved tops, for the most part, and visitors should do the same, despite the heat. When you’re in Vietnam, you’ll fit in better if you avoid wearing shorts in public. Other clothing no-nos when traveling to Vietnam: Don’t overpack.
What should I avoid in Vietnam?
11 Things You Shouldn’t Eat or Drink in Vietnam
- Tap water. Might as well start with the obvious one. …
- Strange meat. We don’t mean street meat, as street food in Vietnam is amazing. …
- Roadside coffee. …
- Uncooked vegetables. …
- Raw blood pudding. …
- Cold soups. …
- Dog meat. …
Is Vietnam still communist?
Government of Vietnam
The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a one-party state. A new state constitution was approved in April 1992, replacing the 1975 version. The central role of the Communist Party was reasserted in all organs of government, politics and society.
What is the old name of Vietnam?
Names of Vietnam
|1887–1954||Đông Dương (Bắc Kỳ, Trung Kỳ, Nam Kỳ)|
|from 1945||Việt Nam|
How safe is Vietnam?
All in all, Vietnam is an extremely safe country to travel in. The police keep a pretty tight grip and there are rarely reports of muggings, robberies or sexual assaults. Scams and hassles do exist, particularly in Hanoi, HCMC and Nha Trang (and to a lesser degree in Hoi An).