Vietnam is a fast developing tourist destination. A beautiful landscape with the green rice fields.
In the north are mountains and home to the Hmong, Nung and Dao tribes. In the plains the Yao and Tay people shape the culture. Very popular is the coastal road called the Mandarin Road. Ho Chi Minh City was the capital of former French Cochunchina ' the Pearl of the Far East" and has wide avenues and French Villas. Check out the docks, Ben Thanh Market and the Chinese Quarter.
Hanoi is set around Hoan Kiem lake on the Red River Delta. Check out the pagodas and the many historic houses. Hue is the old imperial city and good to explore by boat on the Perfume River.
Halong Bay is one of the most scenic places in Vietnam and consists of over 3,000 rocky islands many having caves. Tourists often cruise by junks and many offer an overnight option.
View the Vietnam eGuide.