viet nam gallery 2
Viet Nam is a one- party Communist state located on the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia. (in a region sometimes considered a cradle of mankind). The country’s diverse topography consists of hills, mountains, deltas and a coastline beautifully bundled up with a humid climate and strong weather exposure. Its location near to the equator (in the south where these images were taken) means that ‘golden hour’ is 9 minutes for most of the year. Vietnamese is the official language spoken however in the bigger tourist cities English, is popular among younger natives in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hue, Da Nang and other cities. The polyglot tendencies do not stop there, tourist guides can speak many other languages including French, Russian, Chinese and Japanese. Viet Nam is a multi-ethnic country with 54 ethnic groups coexisting peacefully, among which Kinh people account for 86% of the population. This leads to an unique ethnic and cultural mix where diverse beliefs and religions are respected and celebrated.