Vietnam is a country in Southeast Asia known for its rivers, Buddhist pagodas, paddy fields and immense history. Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam.
Vietnam has a rich cultural history, filled with natural beauty.
With stunning scenery and mysterious mountains is iconic Ha Long Bay. Named as one of “The New 7 Wonders of Nature” and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ha Long Bay is a three hour drive from Hanoi. Ha Long Bay is a must.
A much less crowded and lesser known alternative to Halong Bay is Lan Ha Bay. Take a cruise on either or, even better, kayak down the river.
Hoi An Ancient Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Centre
Huế is a city in central Vietnam that was the seat of the Nguyen Dynasty. A major attraction is the 19th-century Đại Nội Citadel, surrounded by a moat and thick stone walls, encompassing the Imperial City, with palaces and shrines; the Forbidden Purple City (Tử cấm thành), once the emperor’s home.
The economy of Vietnam relies heavily on agriculture. Vietnam is one of the largest producers of rice in the world.