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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

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
Buddhism, Catholicism, Caodaism, Hoahaoism, Protestantism, Islam
Drive
Right Side
Police EmergencyPhone no: 113
Fire EmergencyPhone no: 114
AmbulancePhone no: 115
 
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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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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.
Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
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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...
Hanoi

Hanoi, Vietnam
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Hanoi  - the capital of Vietnam is one of the most popular and must see destination in Vietnam.There are many historical sites to visit and a lot of interesting activities for you to try
Halong Bay

Halong Bay, Vietnam
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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 unsurprisingly every travel agency and hotel in Hanoi has tours to sell.
Hue

Hue, Vietnam
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Thua Thien-Hue Province is located in Central Viet Nam. Thua Thien-Hue offers very diversified and beautiful landscapes. Nature and human beings create a harmoniously beauty with Bach Ma (White Horse) National Park and other attractive beaches such as Thuan An, Lang Co and Canh Duong. Besides,...
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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.