8 interesting facts about VietnamBy Vika https://pictolic.com/en/article/8-interesting-facts-about-vietnam
Want to know more about Vietnam? Here are 25 interesting facts about Vietnam that you probably didn't know about before you read this.
How many of these facts about Vietnam did you know before you read this?
1. The motorcycle is the main mode of transportation.
In most countries, cars and public transport are the most common modes of travel, but not here. There are over 45 million registered motorcycles in the country, which means that almost half of the population owns their own motorcycles. This is also one of the reasons for the slightly "chaotic" traffic, which is not all that chaotic if you figure it out a bit. The roads are clogged with motorcycles, which can be intimidating when you try to cross the road. But Vietnamese road etiquette is that you just walk and the bikes drive off to the side.
2. Ao Dai.
This traditional Vietnamese costume is known as Ao Dai and you can see local women wear it on special occasions such as weddings or celebrations. Previously, Ao Dai was worn by both genders, but nowadays, Ao Dai is mainly worn by women.
3. Pho is a national dish.
You may have tried Pho before if you have ever been to a Vietnamese restaurant. Basically, it's a noodle soup and you'll find it all over the country. Virtually every Vietnamese restaurant serves this traditional dish, be it a street vendor or high-end restaurant.
4. Snake wine is drunk for vivacity.
Have you ever heard of snake wine or snake liquor? It is not uncommon in Southeast Asia, and while it definitely sounds a little creepy, it is believed to have health benefits. Ethical or not, we leave it to you to decide, but this is definitely one of the most unusual facts about Vietnam.
5. It is the second-largest coffee-producing country.
Vietnamese coffee is delicious and is traditionally served and prepared as shown in the picture above. Did you know that Vietnam is the second-largest coffee-producing country? Brazil alone produces more coffee every year!
6. About 16% of all species in the world can be found here.
Some of the most famous Vietnamese animals are large hornbills, Indian elephants, sun bears, pygmy slow lorises, water buffaloes, Burmese pythons, tigers, dolphins, and many more. Definitely one of the most interesting facts about Vietnam if you love animals.
7. Puppet theater on the water is a popular art form.
Water puppet shows are very popular with tourists, especially in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. However, the art of water puppetry is ancient and has existed here for a very long time. It is part of Vietnamese culture and heritage and you shouldn't miss it.
8. The largest cave in the world is located here.
If you enjoy exploring caves, you will be pleased to know that Hang Son Dong Cave is the largest natural cave in the world.