Breathtakingly beautiful, Vietnam is a country on the move. Fast, energetic and resilient by nature, it is rapidly emerging as one of the latest hotspots of Asia. A fun country to explore, the culture is rich, the scenery majestic and the locals are friendly.
Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is a bustling city with a French influence. Dive into the backstreets and explore with a flurry of noise, scooter horns, bicycle bells and vendors selling goods. Blessed with natural beauty, travel from Hanoi inland to the dramatic scenery of Mai Chau; north to the cascading rice terraces of Sapa and the colourful ethnic markets; or to the coast – Halong Bay with its craggy limestone karsts rising from the seascape.
In Central Vietnam, Hue sits on the Pearl River and resonates with the glories of an Imperial past. From here, travel the winding Hai Van Pass – a mountainous stretch of road leading into Danang where photo opportunities abound. Not only offering remarkable remnants of the war years, Danang also boasts a beautiful coastline with pristine white sands. Leading into Hoi An and its golden hued buildings, many are left spellbound by this quaint town.
The beach areas of Nha Trang and Mui Ne offer a relaxing solitude from the historic areas whilst Ho Chi Minh City, still often referred to as Saigon, is a chaotic yet modern city. The gateway to the Mekong Delta, the city is a hive of activity.
Having been occupied by the Chinese, French and Americans – brutal imprints have been left on the Vietnamese story but also creating a rich cultural smorgasbord – evident not only in architecture but the flavours of Vietnamese cuisine.
With many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, breath-taking scenery, beautiful beaches, an abundance of shopping and a delectable cuisine – Vietnam is a kaleidoscope of cultural and sensory contrasts; Vietnam has it all and will no doubt impress.
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