The cities are as diverse as the landscape, with frenetic Saigon in the South, the colonial elegance of Hanoi in the North and quaint towns such as Hoi An and the former Imperial Capital, Hue. In addition Vietnam has over 2,000km of coastline and some magnificent beaches scattered with beautiful resorts. The Vietnamese are warm and hospitable and rightly proud of their culture which has embraced outside influences, whilst maintaining its own identity.
Whatever you choose to do in Vietnam, you are sure to be captivated by this wonderful country.
Located off the south-east coast of mainland Vietnam, the Con Dao archipelago of 16 islands was initially settled by the British East India Company in 1702. More than 80 percent of Con Dao archipelago is a marine protected area and national park. The largest island, Con Son is around 145 miles (230 kilometers) from Ho Chi Minh City and is served by Co Ong airport. It can be reached by commercial flights or chartered private plane in 45 minutes from Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi ...
Hoi An Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a Southeast Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site. Nose around 19th-century merchant houses, explore temples or just browse the cafés and galleries of this river-straddling former trading port. It?s a small coastal city to be savoured, slowly.
Vietnam's scenic coastline stretches in a sinuous s-shape over 3,200 kilometres from China in the north, to the Mekong Delta in the south. Famed for its cuisine, art and rich history, Vietnam is increasingly gaining recognition for its natural beauty and biodiversity. Nui Chua National Park in particular protects an area of more than 29,000 hectares of pristine coastal and marine habitats in Ninh Thuan Province, northeast of Ho Chi Minh City. If you're seeking a corner of Vietnam as-yet ...