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Vietnam Travel Guide

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Vietnam is one of the most beautiful countries located in the South East Asia, shares the long borderline with China, Laos and Cambodia. Owning to stretching the length of the Indochinese Peninsula, Vietnam boasts a unique shape of an elongated S and a long coastline of 3,260km. Vietnam is 1,650 kilometres long and from 50 kilometres at its narrowest point to 600 kilometres wide. Although it is a small country with the area of 329,560 km2, there are up to 54 different ethnic groups inhabiting in Vietnam, of which Kinh (Viet) people accounts for nearly 86% of the whole population, and the others are ethnic minority groups that represent about 14%. Today, the war remnants in Vietnam have become tourist attractions rather than eyesores. The vestiges of a more remote past, from Champa ruins and Hue's imperial city to the elegant colonial streets of Hanoi, are a major lure, as are the glorious natural attractions – from a coastline of powder-soft beaches to the impressive forested mountains.

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Good to know Vietnam

Good to know Vietnam
Country Location
South Eastern Asia
Total area
332,698 km2
Coastline
3,260 km
Vietnam Population
92.7 million (2016)
Main Language
Vietnamese
Phone Code
+ 84
Internet
.VN
Climate
Tropical
Ethnic Group
54
Main Group
Viet
Longest River
Mekong River
Highest Point
Phansipan Peak
Largest Delta
Mekong Plain
Vietnam Local Time
GMT+7h
Politic System
Socialist Republic
Capital City
Hanoi, Vietnam
Largest City
Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam Currency
Dong (VND)
Religion
Mostly Buddhist
Drive
Right Side
GDP 2017
$648.243 billion
President
Tran Dai Quang
Prime Minister
Nguyen Xuan Phuc
Police Emergency
Phone no: 113
Fire Emergency
Phone no: 114
Ambulance
Phone no: 115
 
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Why travel to Vietnam

Astonishingly exotic and utterly compelling, Vietnam is a country of  enigma, striking contrasts, amazing cultural attractions, fast-paced cities and a breathtaking coastline set against the dramatic backdrop of emerald-green mountains. Get lost in its colourful streets, be captivated by its fun and energetic people, learn about its interesting history with world-famous political upheavals and discover ancient temples, dramatic nature and pristine turquoise beaches. One of the fastest developing nations in the Far East, Vietnam is a place of enigma, striking contrasts, amazing cultural attractions, fast-paced cities and a breathtaking coastline set against the dramatic backdrop of emerald-green mountains. Get lost in its colourful streets, be captivated by its fun and energetic people, learn about its interesting history with world-famous political upheavals and discover ancient temples, dramatic nature and pristine turquoise beaches.

Northern Vietnam’s signature city is Hanoi, an appealing place full of the old ­villas and facades of the French colonial era which give it a unique ambience. The surrounding, pancake-flat Red River Delta is bordered on the east by the Gulf of Tonkin, within which is the fabled limestone seascape of Halong Bay. Beyond the delta’s plains, cooler mountain regions, populated by hill tribes, ascend towards Laos in the  west and China to the north. The country narrows through a chain of increasingly tropical provinces washed by the warm waters of the East Sea. In the old Imperial City of Hue, a sense of the past pervades, carried over into the nearby town of Hoi An. In the lands of the ancient Champa kingdom further south are decaying temples that testify to the conquest by the Viet people from the north. And all along the serpentine coast are stretches of white beach lapped by aquamarine waters. Beyond the resort of Dalat in the picturesque southern highlands is Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s vibrant commercial centre. The far south is dominated by the Mekong Delta, an extensive area of farms and orchards and numerous waterways best explored by boat. Offshore are the newly tourist islands of Phu Quoc and, further east, the Con Dao archipelago.

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Vietnam ITINERARY SUGGESTION

Vietnam has rich culture, traditions and beautiful scenery, which are ideal for travelers to just spend few days in the key places of Hanoi, Halong Bay, Ho Chi Minh and Mekong Delta or spend a week time or more to relax at one of best beaches in Mui Ne, Nha Trang, Phu Quoc and Da Nang or explore the remote areas, home to many tribal groups. Each itinerary have its own attraction that definitely leave travelers unforgettable memories.

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