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Vietnam Travel Guide

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Verdant patchworks of rice paddies and pointed conical hats, they’re some of the international images of Vietnam, but there are other scenes to be found too. They introduce spectacular natural beauty, fascinating ethnic culture, imperial history, timeless traditional villages, idyllic beaches and dynamic cities. Vietnam stretches along the east coast of the Indochinese Peninsula and is likened by its people to a long bamboo pole hung with two baskets of rice, represented by the two fertile regions at either end of the country. Between the lush Red River Delta and the highlands in the north, known for their magnificent scenery and colourful hill tribes, and the agricultural plains and floating markets of the Mekong Delta in the south, lie miles of white sandy beaches, towering mountains, rivers and dense forests, and the thousands of bizarre rock and cave formations on the islands of Halong Bay.

Ancient temples and colourful pagodas are scattered throughout the urban centres, while among them stand hotels of modern luxury, and the development of tourism infrastructure is a booming business. Vietnam is a perfect balance between ancient times and the here and now, a country that reveres its past heroes, and people who welcome visitors to their country with open arms and friendly smiles.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT Vietnam

Vietnam Local Time
GMT+7h
Politic System
Socialist Republic
Capital City
Hanoi, Vietnam
Largest City
Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam Currency
Dong (VND)
Religion
Buddhism, Catholicism, Caodaism, Hoahaoism, Protestantism, Islam
Drive
Right Side
Police EmergencyPhone no: 113
Fire EmergencyPhone no: 114
AmbulancePhone no: 115
Vietnam Local Time
GMT+7h
Politic System
Socialist Republic
Capital City
Hanoi, Vietnam
Largest City
Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam Currency
Dong (VND)
Religion
Buddhism, Catholicism, Caodaism, Hoahaoism, Protestantism, Islam
Drive
Right Side
Police EmergencyPhone no: 113
Fire EmergencyPhone no: 114
AmbulancePhone no: 115

More Information on Vietnam

Tribal Viets inhabiting the Red River delta entered written history when China’s southward expansion reached them in the 3rd century BCE. From that time onward, a dominant theme of Vietnam’s history has been interaction with China, the source of most of Vietnam’s high culture. As a tribute-paying state after throwing off Chinese rule in 938 CE, Vietnam sent lacquerware, animal skins, ivory, and tropical products to the Chinese emperor and received scrolls on philosophy, administration, and literature in return. Sinic culture seeped deeply into society, but it shaped the aristocracy and mandarinal families more than it did the peasantry, which preserved distinctive customs, beliefs, vocabulary, lifeways, and gender relations. Modeling themselves on Chinese emperors, Vietnam’s kings exacted tribute from ethnic minorities on the periphery of the Vietnamese state and called themselves emperors when not addressing the Chinese court. Although cultural and spatial gaps between the Vietnamese court and the farthest reaches of society were not as great as they were in China (Vietnam is about the size of a Chinese province, with a comparable population), the Vietnamese state’s capacity to rule diminished with distance from the capital. The refractory character of bamboo-hedged peasant communes was captured in the cliché, "The emperor’s writ stops at the village gate."

Vietnam has a long history of affiliating with a dominant civilization and adapting that civilization’s ideas, institutions, and technology to Vietnamese purposes. This pattern of affiliating and adapting was already evident in Vietnam’s historical relations with China, and it reappeared as descendants of mandarins responded to the challenge of the West by rejecting tradition and becoming communists to combat colonialism. The pattern was evident again as it animated 20th-century artistic movements that employed Western forms to promote social renovation; and since the 1980s it has been the driving force behind the Vietnam Communist Party’s embrace of economic liberalization and integration into the world economy. Such strategic absorption and adaptation have helped propel Vietnam to become one of the world’s most populous countries, with one of the most rapidly expanding market economies.

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Vietnam TRAVEL GUIDE IN DEPTH

HIGHLIGHTS OF Vietnam

If you're having trouble deciding which places you need to visit in Vietnam, then take a look at below travel guide and see our choices for the best destinations in Vietnam.
Tay Ninh

Tay Ninh, Vietnam - Travel guide

Tay Ninh Province is a province lying at the border gate of the South-Eastern with the total area of 4,028 square kilometres. It has Tay Ninh Township and 8 districts: Tan Bien, Tan Chau, Duong Minh Chau, Chau Thanh, Hoa Thanh, Ben Cau, Go Dau and Trang Bang. The province has a common frontier...
Vung Tau

Vung Tau, Vietnam - Travel guide

Vung Tau is a resort town in the province of Ba Ria - Vung Tau, 125 km from HCMC. The town is a long strip approximately 14 km long and 6 km wide. Where the southern tip of town meets the ocean stand two famous mountains Nui Lon (Truong Ky) and Nui Nho (Tao Phung).
Buon Ma Thuot

Buon Ma Thuot, Vietnam - Travel guide

Buôn Ma Thuột  or sometimes Buôn Mê Thuột or Ban Mê Thuột, is the capital city of Đắk Lắk province, in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Its population is approximately 300,000. The city is the largest in Vietnam's Central Highlands region, and...
Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam - Travel guide

Known as the largest destination in Vietnam with a lot of beautiful and magnificent landscapes as well as tasty dishes to explore and enjoy, Ho Chi Minh is really a must - visit destination in Vietnam. Every year, Ho Chi Minh attracts a lot of tourists coming here to visit famous landscapes and...
Hai Phong

Hai Phong, Vietnam - Travel guide

Haiphong is the third largest city of Vietnam and northern Vietnam's most important seaport with its deep-water anchorage and large maritime facilities. The city's name means "coastal defense". Haiphong is also nicknamed "The City of the red flame trees" because of the many "Delonix...
Ba Ria - Vung Tau

Ba Ria - Vung Tau, Vietnam - Travel guide

Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province is located in the Southern Vietnam, to the northeast of the Mekong Delta. It shares its border with Dong Nai Province to the north and Binh Thuan Province to the east, Ho Chi Minh City to the west and East Sea to the south - east. 
Cat Ba Island

Cat Ba Island, Vietnam - Travel guide

Cat Ba is the largest island in the Bay and approximately half of its area is covered by a National Park, which is home to the highly endangered Cat Ba langur. This golden-headed langur is rarely seen, as fewer than 60 specimens are thought to survive in the wild, although it is the subject of...
Quang Binh

Quang Binh, Vietnam - Travel guide

Located in North-Central Viet Nam, Quang Binh is famous for many charming landscape of mountain and sea. The coast is dotted with blue water, yellow sand beaches that sparkle under forests of green willow trees. Every year, Quang Binh attracts many visitors coming to interesting landscapes such...
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ARTICLES ON TRAVEL IN Vietnam

Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to Vietnam. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate Vietnam at its best.