Vietnam - Fascinating Country.
Area: 331,114 sq Km. Population: 83 million. Capital: Hanoi. Despite Vietnam's ongoing economic liberalisation and the pressures of rapid development, this dignified country has managed to preserve its rich civilisation and highly cultured society.
The pre-historic era could be dated back to over 23,000 years ago in the Paleolithic Age, as the relics of Homo Erectus were found in the caves of Lang Son and Nghe An province. Gradual evolution emerged to the Bronze Age when inhabitants produced bronze tools, and arms with the raising of domestic farms of buffaloes, oxen and pigs. Three cultural groups developed during this age: