Vietnam

  • Vietnam lies in S.E. Asia with the capital being Hanoi. Saigon currently known as Ho Chi Minh city is the most populated city in Vietnam.
  • Vietnam came into existence upon the Proclamation of Independence from France, after the First Indochinese War ending in1945.
  • After Vietnam succeeded to overthrow France, an internal conflict emerged, resulting in the Vietnamese War. In 1975, the communist Northern part of Vietnam gained victory over the Southern anti-communistic part of Vietnam.
  • Currently Vietnam is populated by approximately 97.3 million inhabitants (August 2020).Since the Vietnamese War in 1975, the population has increased by more than 60%. The population of Vietnam is ranked at number 15 th on the globe. (August 2020)

Vietnam Additional Info

  • The official language spoken in Vietnam is Vietnamese and English is predominantly the second language.
  • Particularly the older generation from Southern Vietnam, use French as their second language; however English is increasingly used as a secondary language alongside or in place of French.
  • The education system in Vietnam is mostly state controlled, however a few privately run institutions also exist.
  • Tourism approximately contributes 7,5% to the GDP. The majority of the visitors originate from Asia followed by Europeans, Americans and Australians.
  • The most visited regions are Ho Chi Minh City followed by the capital, Hanoi and Ha Long Bay.
  • All three cities are amongst the top 100 most visited cities in the world. Vietnam prides itself by displaying eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In 2018 Hoi An was ranked amongst the world’s top 15 best destinations to visit.
  • The Vietnamese landscape is bedazzling, stunning and without a doubt it is a destination that offers many inspiring adventures.
  • In Vietnam you can discover an amazing untouched countryside of the Mekong Delta, inconceivable limestone rock formations in Ha Long Bay and mountainous outcrops in northern Vietnam.
  • Vietnam is transforming with new up-market hotels, shopping arcades, sky scrapers and fine dining restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City, charming Hanoi and the luxury designer beach resorts of Hoi An.
  • Vietnam is a country of contrasts, where something catches your eye around every corner.
  • The Vietnamese people are always positive, emitting a warm sense of welcoming hospitality with an inquiring mind and smiling friendliness.

Places of Interest

  • Halong Bay (Luxury Cruising, Caves, Kayaking)
  • Hanoi (Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Vietnam Fine Art Museum, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Hoan Kiem Lake)
  • Hue (Citadel in the Imperial City, Imperial Tomb of King Khai Dinh)
  • Hoi An (Beaches and the Old Town Quarters)
  • Da Nang (Golden Bridge on Ba Na Hill, Dragon Bridge, Lady Buddha, Beaches)
  • Ho Chi Minh City (Jade Emperor Pagoda, War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, Cu Chi Tunnels, Vespa Tours, River Cruise)

Additional Places

  • Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh Province
  • Sapa Countryside
  • Nha Trang (Beaches)
  • Mekong Delta
  • Phu Quoc Islands (Beaches)
  • Con Dao Island (Beaches)

Many more highlights to enjoy and experience. Contact us for a customized or guided holiday