Halong Bay (An Bang), in the Gulf of Tonkin in northeast Vietnam, is known for its about 1,600 towering limestone islands and islets, most of the islands are uninhabited and unaffected by a human presence, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site .Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is a long streched country along the eastern coast of the Indochinese Peninsula.
Additionally, as evidenced by the name change, their history has been profoundly influenced by their contact with other, often more powerful, groups. It has been at peace for over a decade, but since the 1986 introduction of the "Renovation" or Doi Moi policy that began dismantling the country's socialist economy in favor of a market economy, the country has experienced tremendous social changes.Guatemala, meaning the “land of the forests” was ruled by indigenous people at the time of the Spanish Conquest in 1523.Today, different ethnic groups including native descendants, mixed cultural ethnicities and African-American groups have all contributed to Guatemalan customs and traditions.Staple foods throughout the country include corn tortillas and tamales, black beans, rice, wheat bread and pasta.Guatemala is also popular for it wide variety of vegetables and exotic fruit.The country shares maritime borders with Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand. Vietnam has a population of 90.7 million people (in 2014), it is the 13th most populous country in the world.With an area of 331,689 km² Vietnam is about three times the size of Bulgaria or slightly larger than the U. Spoken language is Vietnamese, English is increasingly favored as a second language, and there are still people speak some French.Capital city of Vietnam is Hanoi (Ha Noi), former capital of the Republic of Vietnam and largest city is Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon).Background: France occupied all of Vietnam by 1884.The new emperor had chosen the name Nam Viet for his kingdom.The word Viet he derived from the traditional name for the Vietnamese imperial domain and its people in what is now northern and central Vietnam.