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Transcript of Vietnam
Vietnam is twice the size of Arizona. History The division of Vietnam took place on May 5, 1954
Vietnamese culture is heavily influenced by Chinese culture.
Vietnam's history is riddled with wars between China and the United states.
1976 Northern and Southern Vietnam were unified under a communist governent and Saigon was renamed Ho Chi Minh City.
Traditional Instruments Dan Kim also known as Dan Nguyet (Moon Lute) Dan Ty Ba- a four string instrument that is used in orchestras Dan Tranh- 16 string zither Dan Tam- three string lute that comes in 3 sizes. Small, Medium, and Large with small being the most widely used. Dan Bau example Sao Truc also known as Bamboo Flute-made from a stem of bamboo pierced with finger holes. Trong Com also known as the rice drum- a pinch of hot steamed rice is placed on the center of the drum skin to tune it. Dan Day- a special instrument of Vietnamese origins. A three stringed lute. Cong Chieng- casted from mixed copper and is in the idophonic family. Gong Zither- a stringed instrument of flipping branch and is popular in the North of the Central Highlands. Klong Put- belongs to the wind family. Lithophone- made of 11 resonant stones. Lithophone example Dan Day Example Population: 81.62 Million Languages: Vietnamese, Russian, French, Chinese, English There are no good or bad seasons to visit Vietnam. When one region is wet, cold or steamy hot, there is always somewhere else that is sunny and pleasant. There is the possibility of typhoons between July and November, affecting the north and central areas. Buddhism is the principal religion but there are also sizeable Taoist, Confucian, Hoa Hao, Caodaists, Muslim and Christian minorities