Vietnam: Biological and Cultural Diversity

From its tropical forests to its mountains and coral reefs, Vietnam is home to an amazing diversity of plants and animals — including many species found nowhere else in the world. 

It’s also the most culturally diverse country in Southeast Asia, with more than 50 different ethnic groups, each with its own language. Internationally Isolated for much of the 20th century, Vietnam is now a fascinating destination for biologists, anthropologists and tourists alike—and changing fast.

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