Fast Fact• Fishy business: 200 million plus litresof nuoc mam (fish sauce) produced per year• Guinness World Records: largest coffee cup(containing 3,604 litres of coffee); mostsumo squats in 1hr (5,135)• Head of government: Prime MinisterNguyen Tan Dung
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For the first time,Asian RecordOrganization publishedthe criteria value Asiancuisine and Vietnamestablished the first 10dishes according to thecriteria established bythe Organization of theAsian record.This information isvery important toconfirm the value ofthe Vietnamese foodculture.
Beautiful Placesyou shouldcomeOf all the colonizers,China and France has hada lasting impression onthe Vietnamese culture.Traces of these can beseen in many of thecountry’s architectureand cuisine.With its low cost of livingand numerous places toexplore, Vietnam is oneof Southeast Asia’sfavorite destination fortravelers from all walks oflife.
Transportation isAmazingNot known for modernconveniences, Vietnamhas an inconvenienttransportationsystem. This in itself hasbeen an obstacle for theVietnamese to overcomewhile advancingeconomically. The mainmode of transportationis that of the bicyclerickshaw, bicycles arealso popular and areused for transport to andfrom work for mostVietnamese.