Vietnam facts Selected as the most interesting among Asia related questions in Asia quiz What is the most common surname in Vietnam?Nguyen. Approximately forty percent of Vietnamese people have this surname. Many events in Vietnamese history contributed to the name's prominence. The Nguyễn Dynasty awarded many people the surname Nguyễn during their rule, and many criminals also changed their surname to Nguyễn to avoid prosecution.Created by: Sophie LethermanSoutheast Asia facts » Which number is considered unlucky in East Asia?4. Words "four" and "Death" have very similar pronunciation in Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and Japanese. In East Asia many buildings do not have a 4th floor. Some high-rise residential buildings omit all floor numbers with "4", e.g., 4, 14, 24, 34 and all 40–49 floors. Created by: Sumit TamangSouth Korea facts » What was the previous name of Ho Chi Minh city?Saigon. Immediately after the communist takeover of South Vietnam in 1975, a provisional government renamed the city after Ho Chi Minh. Even today, however, the informal name of Sai Gon remains in daily speech both domestically and internationally.Created by: Gizem İsmailoğlucity names facts » What religion is the most common in Vietnam?Folk beliefs. Most part of the society (around 45%) follows traditional folk beliefs. Next are Buddhism (around 16%) and Catholicism (around 8%). Pretty big part of Vietnamese consider themself to be an atheists (around 30%).Created by: Ninjaireligion facts » Where is the city known previously as Saigon?At point 1. Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam. Under the name Saigon, it was the capital of the French colony of Cochin-china and later of the independent republic of South Vietnam from 1955–75. Created by: globalquiz.orgmaps facts » Which river flows through Hanoi?Red River. The waters of river are indeed reddish because of the large amounts of red silt. Created by: globalquiz.orgSouth-Eastern Asia facts » What sea lies between Vietnam and Philippines?South China Sea is regarded as Asia's most potentially dangerous point of conflict. The Spratly Islands are in the middle of the sea are disputed between Vietnam, China, Taiwan, Brunei, Malaysia, and the Philippines.Created by: globalquiz.orgPhilippines facts » What is the largest city in Vietnam?Ho Chi Minh City . The four largest cities in Vietnam are Ho Chi Minh City (8.2 million), Ha Noi (7.4 million), Hai Phong (1.9 million) and Can Tho (1.2 million).Created by: globalquiz.orgcities facts » Play Asia quiz and see all the questions.