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Vietnam Introduction

Vietnam is a country that’s filled with beaches, friendly people and lots of great food! It is also a country where traditions meet modernizations. From the bustling streets of Hanoi and Saigon, to the terraced rice fields.

Vietnam is a very diversified country to say the least, when you travel through this amazing country, the images change with each blink, transformation between huge cities, vast green lowlands, endless beaches, happens swiftly and unexpectedly.

In Vietnam, five sites have been added to the Unesco World Heritage List since 1993, Unesco’s goal is to promote the preservation of the world’s most valuable locations.
1. Ha Long Bay – UNESCO World Heritage (Dec. 1994)
2. Hue City – UNESCO World Heritage (Dec. 1993)
3. Hoi An – UNESCO World Heritage (Dec. 1999)
4. My Son Sanctuary – UNESCO World Heritage (Dec. 1999)
5. Phong Nha Cave – UNESCO World Heritage (Jul. 2003)

Transportation in Vietnam is without much hassle, with major airports at both North and South Vietnam, and an effective connections inbetween.

SPOTLIGHT VIETNAM DESTINATIONS

Sapa- Swoon at the valley views from this rugged mountain retreat, a home to a wealth of minority peoples and a base for exploring the Tonkinese Alps

Halong Bay – Experience nature at its outrageous best, where hundreds of limestone peaks tower above the shimmering seas, a karst system with a difference

Hanoi – Steeped in history, pulsating with life, bubbling with commerce, buzzing with motorbikes and rich in exotic scents, this is a captivating capital

Mai Chau – Go native with an overnight stay in a traditional Thai stilt house, amid the lush valleys

Ninh Binh – Encounter rural life from this country town, surrounded by ancient temples, limestone crags, nature reserves and endless paddies

Hue – Intellectual, cultural and spiritual heartbeat of Vietnam, the old imperial capital offers historical, spiritual and culinary stimulation

Hoi An – Spared from wartime devastation, Hoi An�s cobbled lanes and historic buildings make for a magical and memorable stop

Quy Nhon – Access beautiful beaches and amazing Cham architecture from one of the coast�s less touristy cities

Dalat – A completely different view of Vietnam, this mountain town combines the French Alps with plenty of Bohemian cool

Cat Tien National Park – Lush refuge for city dwellers with ample hiking and bird-watching opportunities, plus elephants, crocodiles and the endangered Javan rhino

Mui Ne – Action or inertia, take your pick, this place is made for surfing (wind, board or kite) or blobbing on the beach

Ho Chi Min – Vietnam�s commercial heart, a riverside metropolis of old and new with world-class restaurants and bars, and buzzing, seductive energy

Mekong Delta – Watery world of bustling river towns and sleepy villages, floating markets and tasty fish served by uber-friendly locals

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