Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Southeast Asian Indochinese Peninsula. Vietnam shares its land borders with China to the north, and Laos and Cambodia to the west.

Vietnam is a lush tapestry of soaring mountains, fertile deltas, primeval forests inhabited by exotic fauna, sinuous rivers, mysterious caves, otherworldly rock formations, and heavenly waterfalls and beaches.

It shares its maritime borders with Thailand through the Gulf of Thailand, and the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia through the South China Sea.  

The capital is Hanoi and Vietnam is also the home to The My Son Santuary, a World Heritage site.

About Vietnam

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331,690 km²
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National Olympic Committee

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Tran Phu Street 36, Badinh District, Hanoi


Vietnam is actively involved in sports. Sports in this country have played a very important role in the country’s cultural field. They have also been important in the country’s cultural development. 

Popular sports in Vietnam include cycling, soccer, swimming, boxing, karate, tennis, aerobics, badminton and so on. The most common sport is soccer. The youth in the country are the majority participants in these sports.

Vietnam also has various sports clubs and training facilities that are used to train the upcoming sportsmen and sportswomen.

Hoang Xuan Vinh made history in Rio by racking up a score of 202.5 in 20 shots and firing a near bullseye to take gold in shooting.

Vietnam also successfully hosted 2009 Asian Indoor Games in Hanoi and  2016 Asian Beach Games in Danang.


Due to the ranges in latitude and altitude in the country, the climate differs considerably from location to location.

Temperature in the southern plains varies little and fluctuates between 21 °C and 28 °C over the year.

However in the mountainous north temperatures can vary between 5 °C in winter and 37 °C in the summer.


Colonial influences from France and China reach their height in the national cuisine, which is world famous.

The richness of Vietnam's origins is evident throughout its culture.

Spiritual life in Vietnam is a grand panoply of belief systems, including Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism.

Vietnamese architecture expresses a graceful aesthetic of natural balance and harmony that is evident in any of the country's vast numbers of historic temples and monasteries.

Hanoi, Vietnam, May 28, 2023: Vietnam Olympic Committee, in coordination with the Sports Culture ...
Hanoi, Vietnam, April 13, 2023: The Vietnam Olympic Committee organised a technical course for we...
Hanoi, Vietnam, April 4, 2023: Vietnam Olympic Committee reports that an Olympic Solidarity techn...
Hanoi, Vietnam, March 31, 2023: The Vietnam Olympic Committee and Vietnam Paralympic Association ...
Hanoi, Vietnam, March 26, 2023: Vietnam sport is going high-teq! The Secretary General of the Vie...
Hanoi, Vietnam, February 17, 2023: Vietnamese athletes will receive US$1 million for each gold me...
Hanoi, Vietnam, November 30, 2022: Vietnam’s hosting of the Asian Beach Games in 2016 played a bi...
Hanoi, Vietnam, August 25, 2022: The Vietnam Olympic Committee organised a series of national tra...
Cao Bang, Vietnam, June 28, 2022: Vietnam Olympic Committee, in collaboration with the Department...
Hanoi, Vietnam, June 9, 2021: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has announced that Vietnamese ...
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, October 22, 2020: The Vietnam Olympic Committee patronised a basic onl...
Hanoi, Vietnam, August 28, 2020: One of the success stories in Asian football recently has been t...
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, July 31, 2020: About 30,000 people joined in the Olympic Day Run festi...
Hanoi, Vietnam, July 23, 2020: The Southeast Asian (SEA) Games Federation Executive Committee mee...
Hanoi, Vietnam, March 17, 2020: Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has set up a national steering co...