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Vietnam Travel Guide

Vietnam OverView

Vietnam is one of the most beautiful countries located in the South East Asia. Vietnam 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 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.Northern Vietnam’s signature city is Hanoi, an appealing place full of the old ­villas and facades of Read more
Vietnam OverView

Good to know Vietnam

Good to know Vietnam
Country LocationSouth Eastern Asia
Total area332,698 km2
Coastline3,260 km
Vietnam Population92.7 million ( 2016)
Main languageVietnamese
Vietnam Phone code+84
Vietnam ClimateTropical
Ethnic Group54
Main GroupViet
Longuest RiverMekong River
Highest PointPhansipan Peak
Largest DeltaMekong Plain

Vietnam Local TimeGMT+7h
Politic SystemSocialist Republic
Capital CityHanoi, Vietnam
Largest CityHo Chi Minh City
Vietnam CurrencyDong ( VND)
ReligionMostly Buddhist
DriveRight Side
GDP 2017$648.243 billion
PresidentTran Dai Quang
Prime MinisterNguyen Xan Phuc
Police EmergencyPhone No:113
Fire EmergencyPhone No: 114
AmbulancePhone No: 115


Why travel to Vietnam

Everything you need to plan where to go and what to do on your travel in Vietnam
Vietnam is a very unique country in that it has a large diversity of landscapes. Vietnam is a long and skinny country, with a distance of about 1,650 kilometers in length. However, Vietnam is a truly hidden gem that only those visiting the country themselves will be able to tell. To put it correctly, Vietnam is not short of World Heritage Site: Halong Bay, Phong Nha Ke Bang caves, Hoi An Ancient Street and Cham Islands are all recognized for their intense beauty. However, it is the bits and bites of the non-heritage site that will surprise you further. Da Lat, for example, is too picturesque to miss. French style villas sitting next to a pine forest, bordered by strawberry garden- you feel like Europe but the market scenes speak otherwise. Keo pagoda in Thai Binh province also exemplifies well the no-name beauty of Vietnam: feel the serenity of a religious place, situated amidst greeneries of paddy farms. Whether a must-see site or an off-the-beaten-path attraction, you will not be disappointed. Vietnam should be called ‘the land of endless smiles’. Friendliness is present in every corner, from the urban cities to rural countryside. Everywhere you go, you will be welcomed by smiles and kind helps from the locals- whether they know Vietnamese or not. People , for example, are famous all over the country for their royal-like attitude: elegant and sweet. The foods are a highlight of Vietnam. Combination of five fundamental tastes in the overall meal. Each Vietnamese dish has a distinctive flavor which reflects one or more of these elements. Common ingredients include fish sauce, shrimp paste, soy sauce, rice, herbs, fruit and vegetables. Vietnamese recipes use lemongrass, ginger, mint, Vietnamese mint, long coriander, Saigon cinnamon, bird's eye chili, lime, and Thai basil leaves.Traditional Vietnamese cooking is greatly admired for its fresh ingredients, minimal use of dairy and oil, complementary textures, and reliance on herbs and vegetables.

Things not to miss in Vietnam


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Vietnam has rich culture, traditions and beautiful scenery , which are ideal for travellers 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...


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Halong Bay

Halong Bay , Vietnam

The World Heritage seascape of Halong Bay, dotted with jagged limestone pinnacles, is one of Vietnam’s biggest attractions. The most popular way to experience the bay is on a cruise, and...


Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi - the capital of Vietnam is one of the most popular attractions in Vietnam. It is really an interesting and must - see destination to visit and discover in Vietnam. Coming here, tourists...

Bai Tu Long Bay

Bai Tu Long Bay, Vietnam

Bai Tu Long Bay occupies three quarters of Halong Bay World Heritage site and many islands in Van Don, Cam Pha district. Travelling to Bai Tu Long Bay is off the beaten track and...

Lan Ha Bay

Lan Ha Bay , Vietnam

Located to the south of  Halong  Bay and east of  Cat Ba  Island,  Lan Ha  Bay covers an area of more than 7,000 ha of which 5,400 ha is under the management of ...

Phan Thiet

Phan Thiet, Vietnam

Phan Thiet is the largest town in Binh Thuan province with an estimated population of close to 100,000 people. The city is built along both banks of the Phan Thiet River and Muong Man River. Muine...

Dien Bien

Dien Bien , Vietnam

Dien Bien is a province in northwestern Vietnam. It is bordered by Lai Chau and Son La provinces of Vietnam to the east and south, Pu'er City, Yunnan, China, to the north, and Phongsaly...

Chau Doc

Chau Doc, Vietnam

About 245 kilometers north of Ho Chi Minh City, the town of Chau Doc is situated in the vicinity of An Giang province, in the center of Mekong Delta. Towards travelers, the town is best known as a...