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Elephants, waterfalls and ruou can
Not many tourists make it to Dak Lak – Dak Nong, which is one of the reasons why it’s attractive. But it’s easy to get to from Saigon - eight hours by bus or 40 minutes by plane to Buon Ma Thuot, the spacious and relaxed regional capital.
Ben Tre Coconut Festival opens
The opening ceremony of the second Coconut Festival was held on January 15 at the foot of the Dong Khoi monument with floral displays, a coconut fashion show, a culinary contest and several children activities.
Three quarters of Vietnam's territory consists of mountains and hills. Vietnam is divided into four distinct mountainous zones.
Vietnam has a variety of mineral resources. Located beneath the subsoil are precious stones, coal and valuable minerals such as tin, zinc, silver, gold and antimony. Vietnam also has large deposits of oil and gas on its offshore islands and on the mainland.
Vietnam is located in both a tropical and a temperate zone. It is characterized by strong monsoon influences, but has a considerable amount of sun, a high rate of rainfall, and high humidity. Regions located near the tropics and in the mountainous regions are endowed with a temperate climate.
Mainland Territory: 329,314 sq. km
Population: 83,119,900 inhabitants (in 2005)
National Capital: Hanoi