Lying on the Indochinese
peninsula, Vietnam borders on China to the North; Laos and Cambodia
to the West and looks out to the sea in the East and the South like
a long balcony reaching the Pacific ocean.
Vietnam has the shape of an elongated S. It is a bridge connecting
the continental part of Southeast Asia to the scattering archipelogoes
in the Eastern Sea.
Vietnam owns 329,600 square km in the tropical and subtropical zone,
this lovely country benefits a great amount of sunshine all year
Its 3,300 km of coastline offers a satisfactory choice of resorts,
hotels and wonderful sandy beaches.
Vietnam has five main land regions: (1) the Northern Highlands,
(2) the Red River Delta, (3) the Annamite Range, (4) the Coastal
Lowlands, and (5) the Mekong Delta.
The North of Vietnam has 4 clear
cut seasons. The sunny season lasts from October till June however
the South has dry and wet seasons. It usually showers in the evening
or early morning.
The higlands have temperate climate. The humidity degree varies
from 80% to 100%. Every year, Vietnam receives approximately 600
billion tons of rainfall. The average temperature changes from 22
to 27 degress centigrade.
Some places like Dalat and Sapa have a maximum temperature of 20
degress in the summer. No monsoons, neither big floods at all occur
in the South of Vietnam.
Visitors can come to Vietnam all year round with no climatic disadvantages.