This is a map of Vietnam, where it is shaded according to the colors of the country’s flag. The lowlands are marked in red, and the high areas are in yellow.
The U.S. Library of Congress notes that the socialist state contains “tropical lowlands, hills, and densely forested highlands” with highlands in the north and some high areas as well in the south. The Vietnamese embassy in the U.S. adds that nearly all of the Vietnamese land has an elevation of 1,000 meters below sea level or lower, and high mountains only account for one percent of the nation.
The Fansipan mountain peak, located in the northwest near the Chinese border, is the country’s highest peak. It stands at 3,143 meters (10,312 feet) above sea level, according to Britannica.
Planning to visit Vietnam soon? Why not check out these reads first:
- Lonely Planet Vietnam (Country Guide)
- DK Eyewitness Vietnam: 2019 (Travel Guide)
- Viet Nam: A History from Earliest Times to the Present
- Vietnam: A New History
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