The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is located in the eastern part of the Indochina peninsula, bordering with China to the North, Laos and Cambodia to the west and the sea to the east.
The S-shaped country appears on the world travel map as one of the most compelling destination in Southeast Asia. Viewed through the lens of its history, Vietnam might appear in many foreigners’ eyes as a country of war, sorrow and loss. But zoom in for a closer look, you will find one of the fastest growing economies in Asia.
Vietnam is an exotic land of breathtaking natural landscapes, vivid colors and lifestyle. It is the home to eight recognized UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including cultural, natural and mixed ones. The myriad parks, rugged mountains along with 3,000 kilometer coastline and finest beaches create an incredible biodiversity for those seeking new adventures in the Far East. Its cuisine with incredibly subtle in flavors and outstanding in diversity never ceases to amaze avid foodies.
Juxtaposed with its nature beauty and modern cities lie a perfect blend of many cultures such as Chinese, Indian and Hindu. Hidden inside, you will find a unique and quintessential Vietnam with royal relics, enduring French colonial legacies and especially, the 54 separate ethnic groups creating a bold culture with their own languages, ways of life and traditional customs.
It is said that every day is an odyssey in this land of the dragon people. Feel your senses come alive when seeing authentic sights and sounds of the countryside or being greeted by the energetic, resilient but very friendly locals and a sense of kindness akin to their customs. So, get ready to soak up in the feast of scenic scenery, culture and history while starting your lifetime experience!
VIETNAM AT A GLANCE:
Full Name: Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Capital city: Hanoi
Largest city: Ho Chi Minh City
Official language: Vietnamese
Currency: Dong (VND)
Population: 90.6 million
Area: 332,698 km2
Time Zone: GMT +7 Hours
International calling code: +84