About Vietnam


Vietnam

Overview:

With three distinct regions, soaring mountains, verdant river deltas and 3,444km (2,140mi) of largely undeveloped coastline, Vietnam’s incredible diversity means there are unique adventures that await every kind of traveler. One thousand years of Chinese rule and a hundred years of French rule have added fascinating cultural threads to the tapestry of Vietnam’s rich history stretching back to the Bronze Age. In the last 40 years, Vietnam has emerged as a safe, peaceful and stable destination for the adventurous traveler searching for authentic yet comfortable bucket-list worthy experiences.

Hanoi, the country’s capital, is the highlight of northern Vietnam, a wonderful mix of Old meets New in its narrow streets and picturesque city lakes. While in the south, Saigon (officially known as “Ho Chi Minh City”) is the beating heart of the country, where wide leafy boulevards, a throwback to French city planning, meet trendy cafes and some of the best street food anywhere in the world. In between lies a mesmerizing combination of Nature ― postcard-pretty beaches, towering sand dunes, forested mountains ― and Culture, in the form of ancient temples and forgotten palaces, 54 ethnic minority groups, humble conical hats and flowing ao dais, the iconic tunic dress symbolizing the grace, modesty and beauty that is Vietnam.

Travelers fortunate enough to travel the length and breadth of this country can look forward to a lifetime of memories of a modern Asian nation proud of its Indochina heritage.

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