10 most difficult Vietnam riddlesAsia quiz
Where is the city known previously as Saigon?
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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.
Where is the world's largest known cave passage located?
Hang Sơn Đoòng is a solutional cave in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, Vietnam near the Laos-Vietnam border. Its total length is approx. 9 km and its main passage is the largest known in the world, being more than 5 km long, 200 m high and 150 m wide. It was discovered in 1991 and the first tourist group explored the cave in 2013.
What religion is the most common in Vietnam?
Most of the Vietnemese (around 45%) follows traditional folk beliefs. The other popular religions are Buddhism (around 16%) and Catholicism (around 8%). Many of Vietnamese consider themselves to be atheist (around 30%).
What is the name of that plant, which fruit and leaves are widely used in Southeast Asian cuisine?
Mauritius papeda is a citrus fruit native to tropical Asia. Its rind and crushed leaves emit an intense citrus fragrance, and are used in many Southeast Asian cuisines such as Thai, Lao, Cambodian and Vietnamese. The plant is also used in perfumery, and in some countries in traditional medicine.
What is the most common surname in Vietnam?
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.
Which number is considered unlucky in East Asia?
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.
What was the previous name of Ho Chi Minh city?
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.
Tonkin is a historical region, of which state?
After the French defeat at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in western Tonkin in 1954, the communist nation of North Vietnam was formed, consisting of Tonkin and northern Annam. Located in the fertile delta area of the Red River, Tonkin is rich in rice production.