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What do you want to learn about Việt Nam?

Update: May, 27/2016 - 09:00

Việt Nam News wants to hear from you

Your Say, published every Friday, lets readers express their opinions on a topic or issue raised by the editor.

Next week: What do you want to learn about Việt Nam?

This week, while delivering a remark to the People of Việt Nam during his three-day visit to the country, US President Barack Obama impressed audiences with his knowledge of Vietnamese history and culture. He mentioned historic sites and quoted well-known Vietnamese literary works, such as a 10th century poem named Nam quốc sơn hà (Mountains and Rivers of the Southern Country) - and the Tale of Kiều, an epic poem known as the most significant literary work of Việt Nam. He also tried bún chả (grilled pork and meatballs, with white rice noodles) - a famous dish of Hà Nội.

If you are a visitor on a short trip to Việt Nam, what are you curious to learn about Việt Nam?

Would you like to self-explore Việt Nam’s features? For example, through home stays with locals, and by learning Vietnamese to read literary works in their original language? Or do you prefer to learn via translated literary works and by attending cultural events conducted in foreign languages?

Do you want to share anything you have learned about Việt Nam and found interesting?

Please reply by email to: opinion@vnsmail.com, or by fax to (84-4) 3 933 2311. Letters can be sent to The Editor, Việt Nam News, 79 Lý Thường Kiệt Street, Hà Nội. Replies to next week’s questions must be received by Thursday morning, June 2, 2016. – VNS

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