Top Travel Questions – Answered

What plants are in Vietnam?


  • Frangipani.
  • African Tulip.
  • Lantana.
  • Hibiscus.
  • Rangoon Creeper.
  • Bougainvillea.
  • Sweet Pea.
  • Crown Flower.

What is Vietnam’s flower?

the Lotus flower

In Vietnam, the Lotus flower is the national flower. It is known as the flower of the dawn and is the symbol of purity, commitment and optimism for the future. At night the flower closes and sinks underwater and rises and opens again at dawn. The lotus is found throughout Vietnam in the muddy water of lakes and ponds.

What kind of trees are in Vietnam?

The forests of Vietnam can be divided into two broad categories: evergreen forests, which include conifers, and deciduous forests. There are more than 1,500 species of woody plants in the country, ranging from commercially important hardwoods, such as ebony and teak, to palms, mangroves, and bamboos.

How many plants are in Vietnam?

In Vietnam there are approximately 13,766 different kinds of plants, about 10% of them endemic, which means found nowhere else.

What kind of plants do Vietnamese people like?


The most intensely-colored ones are the most favored. Peach trees flower early in northern Vietnam. As a consequence, Vietnamese people say the flowers have ‘brave heart’ since they bloom while other plants are still dormant.

What is the national tree of Vietnam?

National trees

Country Common name Scientific name
Vietnam Lotus Nelumbo nucifera
Venezuela Araguaney Tabebuia chrysantha
Wales Sessile Oak Quercus petraea
Yemen Dragon blood tree Dracaena cinnabari

What does the color purple mean in Vietnam?

Basic Vietnamese Color Meanings

Red – happiness, love, luck, celebration. Yellow – wealth, prosperity, royalty, happiness, change. Green – jealousy, lust. Blue – calmness, hope, growth. Purple – nostalgia, sadness, fragility, tenderness.

What is Vietnam’s national bird?

Chim Lac

One of the most fascinating aspects of Vietnamese culture is the prevalence of myths and legends regarding the birth of Vietnam’s people.

What is Vietnam national animal?

Water Buffalo

The water buffalo originated in South East Asia, and plays an important role in Vietnamese culture.

What does the Phoenix mean in Vietnam?

Phoenix (Phượng Hoàng)

Whereas the dragon represents the emperor, a phoenix is used to represent the empress. Vietnamese folklore describes the phoenix as having the neck of a snake, the breast of a swallow, the back of a tortoise, and the tail of a fish.

What does the dragon mean in Vietnam?

According to an ancient origin myth, the Vietnamese people are descended from a dragon and a fairy. The dragon was symbolic of bringing rain, essential for agriculture. It represents the emperor, the prosperity and power of the nation.

Do monkeys live in Vietnam?

Various species of monkeys are native to Vietnam, including the lar gibbon and douc monkey species.

Do gorillas live in Vietnam?

Primates are a broad order of mammals ranging from typical size such as Madame Berthe’s mouse lemur weighing as little as 30 grams to the Eastern Gorilla weighing up to and over 200 kilograms. … Viet Nam is home to 24 species of primate, half of which are endemic to our region.

Are there any big cats in Vietnam?

The large forests are home to various large cats including tigers, leopards and snow leopards.

Do tigers live in Vietnam?

Vietnam is home to the Indochinese tiger (Panthera tigris corbetti). This subspecies is also found in Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos and China.

Does Vietnam have crocodiles or alligators?

There are two species of crocodile that can be found throughout Vietnam: the Siamese crocodile and the saltwater crocodile. However, due to overhunting and habitat destruction, both species are rarely found in the wild in Vietnam.

Was there ever a Black tiger?

Tigers can indeed change their stripes—and in the Similipal Tiger Reserve in India, many have done just that. So-called black tigers, genetic mutants that sport unusually wide and merged stripes, were extremely rare even when tigers were plentiful centuries ago. But in Similipal today, one in three are black.