Vietnam Travel Guide

In modern-day Vietnam one thing stands out: the remarkable speed at which it's developing. Vietnam now hovers in an enigmatic time zone between the late Industrial Revolution and the post-industrial age. Students in Ho Chi Minh City vie for the latest motorbikes, while children in the northwest highlands are happy with a pair of sandals. Youngsters in the Mekong Delta have email yet five years ago they didn’t have a telephone. Vietnam has experienced war and bloody revolution in the past ce
ntury. But the revolution it is now undergoing is peaceful and prosperous and is what makes Vietnam such an absorbing place to travel around. Find out where to go with our Vietnam travel guide.

Vietnam Travel Guide Highlights

This charming small city is replete with ancient streets, fine colonial monuments and pagodas. 

Hoi An
An ancient port on the coast and UNESCO World Heritage Site, with silk emporiums, glorious food, and chinese temples.

Mai Chau
In this beautiful, tranquil valley are numerous ethnic minority villages.

My Son
As the core seat of the Champa Empire, this setting is immortalized in beautifully carved stone temples.

Can Tho
See a colourful floating market in the Mekong Delta near Can Tho.

Nha Trang
A popular seaside town and a pleasant place to relax or go diving.

Halong Bay
Rising out of the waters at this UNESCO World Heritage Site are impressive limestone towers and jagged islands.

Ho Chi Minh City
An engaging city with a colourful history, shown in its many pagodas, temples and vibrant Chinatown.

Situated on the banks of the Perfume River, this city was the home of the Vietnam's last imperial dynasty.

Phu Quoc Island
With miles of white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters, Vietnam's largest island is perfect for swimming and relaxing.

This is edited copy from Footprint Handbooks. For comprehensive details (incl address, tel no, directions, opening times and prices) please refer to book or individual chapter PDF
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