XIN CHAO Vietnam…
Vietnam is a country most people have heard of but until recently few have had the opportunity to visit. It was not until the early 1990s that the first intrepid travelers started arriving. Things have come a long way in the past decade and visitors from all over the world are now discovering what a hidden gem of a country Vietnam is. Brilliant green rice fields, exotic temples and pagodas, grand colonial buildings, bustling city streets, thatched bamboo huts, grand colonial buildings, exotic temples and pagodas, deserted sandy beaches, breathtaking mountain scenery, conical straw hats, colorful ethnic minorities, graceful women in ao dai tunics, delicious cuisine, great out door activities luxurious hotels, stunning resorts and more, much more, it’s all here in Vietnam.
The two great metropolises of the country are the elegant capital city Hanoi and the dynamic, economic powerhouse Ho Chi Minh City. Since 1993 UNESCO has declared five World Heritage Sites in Vietnam, four in central Vietnam and one in the north. The four sites in central Vietnam are the former imperial capital Hue, the historic trading port of Hoi An, the centre of the former Cham Kingdom, My Son, and Phong Nha Caves. The fifth World Heritage Site is the spectacular natural wonder that is Halong Bay in northern Vietnam, breathtakingly featured in James Bond and other films.
In Highlights of Vietnam Area
Vietnam has three different regions – the North, Central and South – each with different weather patterns and different rainy seasons. This means that there is neither a best time nor a bad time to travel to Vietnam. Hot summer or cold weather is not that big a deal. Beaches are always available from North to South. Sapa and Ba Na and Dalat all offer great places for cool temperature. You know you can find your favourite kind of weather all year round! Read more >>
There are many ways to enter Vietnam but the most convenient way to enter Vietnam is air access. Formalities at Vietnam’s international airports are generally smoother than at land borders, as volume of traffic is greater. Read more >>
“When in Rome do as the Romans do”. Things you need to know when travelling in Vietnam, highlighting ethic and cultural sensitivities… Read more >>
Anyone going to Vietnam would be wise to bone up on some of the unique customs and superstitions of the country, lest they cause confusion, misunderstandings, hard-feelings, or loss of friendship. The old saying, “when in Rome, do as the Romans do” cannot be applied to the letter in Vietnam, but it is still very important that we respect certain customs and superstitions of the people. Read more >>
No matter which way of access you choose, a Vietnamese entry visa is required for all foreigners, except for citizens of countries having bilateral agreements on visa exemption with Vietnam… Read more>>
The climate of Vietnam varies considerably from region to region. Although the entire country lies in the tropics and subtropics, local condition varies from frosty winters in the far northern hill to year-round, subequatorial warmth in the Mekong Delta. Read more >>
A comprehensive guide to National Parks and Nature Reserves in Vietnam. Read more >>
What you need to know when preparing for your beach escape holiday in Vietnam. White sand beaches, watersports, beach resorts. Read more >>
There are many options for tourists to stay in Vietnam. Hotel, Hostel, Resort, Apartment…depend on your way of travel. You can always use DHR cheap hotel bookings to find a quick hotel room or Active Travel Shop to have further choices for your accommodation