Central Vietnam

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Central Vietnam or Trung Bộ is a region in Vietnam, located between the North and the South of the country. It consists of five provinces, namely Thừa Thiên-Huế, Quảng Trị, Quảng Bình, Hà Tĩnh, and Nghệ An. The region is known for its diverse culture, historical significance, and beautiful landscapes.

Geography[edit | edit source]

Central Vietnam is characterized by its coastal plains and mountainous regions. The Annamite Range, also known as the Trường Sơn Mountains, runs parallel to the coast, creating a narrow strip of coastal lowlands. The region is also home to several major river systems, including the Perfume River and the Thu Bồn River.

Climate[edit | edit source]

The climate in Central Vietnam is tropical monsoon, but it varies significantly between the coastal areas and the mountains. The coastal areas experience a wet season from September to December and a dry season from January to August, while the mountainous areas have a cooler climate.

Culture[edit | edit source]

Central Vietnam is a cultural melting pot with a rich history. The region was the center of the ancient Champa Kingdom, and the influence of this period is still evident in the architecture and art of the region. The ancient town of Hội An and the imperial city of Huế are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and are notable for their well-preserved architecture.

Cuisine[edit | edit source]

The cuisine of Central Vietnam is renowned for its spicy flavors and complex dishes. Some of the region's most famous dishes include Bún bò Huế, a spicy beef noodle soup, and Bánh xèo, a crispy pancake filled with shrimp, pork, and bean sprouts.

Economy[edit | edit source]

The economy of Central Vietnam is diverse, with agriculture, fishing, and tourism being the main sectors. The region is also known for its handicrafts, particularly silk weaving and pottery.

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