For a very long time, Vietnam was well known for its" Tower of Hanoiï¿½ algorithm in the worlds of mathematics and programming languages. If you are not familiar with this Tower, then you probably associate Vietnam with its war for independence [1945-1975], the celebration for which President Bill Clinton visited Vietnam in November 2000. Consequently, Dien Bien Phu, Truong Son Road and the famous Cu Chi Tunnels should be the first views of our country when you arrive.
Vietnamï¿½s past reads like a romantic legend, full of heroic struggles and outstanding victories, but this will prove to be only one of the many reasons for your holiday here. You will discover unparalleled opportunities for cultural exploration. The Vietnamese nation was primarily influenced through a process of anthropological cross-pollination between ancient Chinese and Indian cultures. The Kinh (Viet) people make up the majority of the population, however, Vietnam counts no less than 54 ethnic groups within its borders. Many of them live in remote areas and follow their own language and cultural identity, thus contributing to a harmonious blend of independent ethnicities. However, from a historical standpoint, and during the course of national development, all ethnic groups have been closely united, sharing the fight against foreign invaders, defending the country's sovereignty, and eventually gaining the right to national independence and self-determination.
Vietnam is the proud recipient of three World Heritage Site cultural awards: 1) the Imperial City of Hue; 2) Hoi, an ancient town trade center; and, 3) My Son holy land. Other cultural attractions include the capital city of Hanoi, dubbed the ï¿½Pearl of the Far Eastï¿½ Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon), the town of Sapa, the village of Mai Chau, and many others.
Vietnam's magnetism also comes from its landscape, offering a breathtaking 3260 kilometers of coastline which extends along the eastern boundary of the country and wraps around its southern tip. Our shoreline is flanked by stretches of virgin, white sand beaches and islands. Vietnamï¿½s topography is blessed by unspoiled mountains and forests, hundreds of beautiful lakes, pristine rivers, waterfalls, and scores of unforgettable caves. Most famous amongst our natural resources is World Heritage designated site, Ha Long Bay, with thousands of islands and limestone rocks of different sizes and shapes. You can see Natureï¿½s hand at work in the wondrous caves and grottoes that inhabit the islands. For your enjoyment, one or more of twenty stunning resorts along the coastline await you: Cat Ba Island in the north; in the Central region, Da Nang, Nha Trang and Mui Ne (Phan Thiet); and in the south, Vung Tau, Con Dao Island and Phu Quoc Island.
Vietnam's attractions also come from its landscape with virgin beaches and islands from 3260km long coastline, unspoiled mountains and forests, hundreds of beautiful lakes, rivers, waterfalls, and many unforgettable caves. Vietnam has a long coastline that extends along the eastern boundary of the country and wraps around the southern tip for 3,260 km, features endless stretches of empty, white sand beaches. The most famous is World heritage Halong bay, with thousands of islands and rocks of different sizes and shapes. But it is more attractive since Nature create a lot of wonderful caves and grottoes in those islands. But you also may enjoy at one of more than 20 beautiful resorts along the coastline, such as Tra Co, Cat Ba island in the north and Da Nang, Nha Trang, Mui Ne (Phan Thiet) in the Middle, Vung Tau, Con Dao island and Phu Quoc island in the south.
Vietnam's National Parks are home to the tropical zoneï¿½s largest collection of flora and fauna. The most renown are Cuc Phuong National Park in Ninh Binh Province, and Cat Tien National Park in Dong Nai Province. Nonetheless, there exists several regions in Vietnam that have been preserved as gardens and bird sanctuaries; one such area is the Minh Hai Sanctuary which houses more than 80 species of birds.
Stretching long up to 1,600km in the eastern coast of Indochina Peninsula, Vietnamï¿½s varied topography allows for an incredibly varied travel experience. Along the central coast, the driest season runs from June to October. Visitors to the north are often surprised by the regionï¿½s distinct season; summers are hot and humid while winters are invigoratingly cool. The country offers everything from tropical coastal lowlands to temperate zones above 2,000 meters. Among temperate zones spots, tourists cannot miss Da Lat with European style sweet pine forests, but it is also the city of waterfalls and flowers.
The East Coast of the Indochinese Peninsula stretches for more than 1600 kms, and Vietnamï¿½s diverse geography allows for an incredibly varied travel experience. Along the Central Coast, the driest season runs from June to October. Visitors to the north are often surprised by the regionï¿½s distinctive season; summers are hot and humid while winters are invigoratingly cool. The country offers everything from tropical coastal lowlands to temperate zones above 2,000 meters. Among temperate zones settings, tourists should not miss Da Lat with its European-style sweet pine forests, its magnificent waterfalls and its vast array of flowers.
Have you ever tried Vietnam's famous dishes ''Nem' (spring rolls) and 'Pho' (soup) ? Traveling here will allow you sample the extraordinary and exotic tastes of Vietnamese cuisines, as well as freshly caught sea food and an abundance of tropical fruits.
Your travel fantasies will be further realized in Vietnam with its affordable accommodations, reasonable tour packages, and wide range of services. It is one of the most secure destinations in Southeast Asia.
With its new ï¿½Doi Moiï¿½ policy, Vietnam has now opened its doors to the world, and is unequivocally a 21st century destination. We are busy at work improving all of our countryï¿½s infrastructures to insure that your holiday with us will be unforgettable. We look forward to being of service to you.