Places In Vietnam


 

For a very long time, Vietnam was well known for its" Tower of Hanoi” algorithm in the worlds of mathematics and programming languages. If you are not familiar with this Tower, then you probably associate Vietnam with its war for independence [1945-1975], the celebration for which President Bill Clinton visited Vietnam in November 2000. Consequently, Dien Bien Phu, Truong Son Road and the famous Cu Chi Tunnels should be the first views of our country when you arrive.  

Vietnam’s past reads like a romantic legend, full of heroic struggles and outstanding victories, but this will prove to be only one of the many reasons for your holiday here. You will discover unparalleled opportunities for cultural exploration. The Vietnamese nation was primarily influenced through a process of anthropological cross-pollination between ancient Chinese and Indian cultures. The Kinh (Viet) people make up the majority of the population, however, Vietnam counts no less than 54 ethnic groups within its borders. Many of them live in remote areas and follow their own language and cultural identity, thus contributing to a harmonious blend of independent ethnicities. However, from a historical standpoint, and during the course of national development, all ethnic groups have been closely united, sharing the fight against foreign invaders, defending the country's sovereignty, and eventually gaining the right to national independence and self-determination.

Vietnam is the proud recipient of three World Heritage Site cultural awards: 1) the Imperial City of Hue; 2) Hoi, an ancient town trade center; and, 3) My Son holy land. Other cultural attractions include the capital city of Hanoi, dubbed the “Pearl of the Far East” Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon), the town of Sapa, the village of Mai Chau, and many others. 

Vietnam's magnetism also comes from its landscape, offering a breathtaking 3260 kilometers of coastline which extends along the eastern boundary of the country and wraps around its southern tip. Our shoreline is flanked by stretches of virgin, white sand beaches and islands. Vietnam’s topography is blessed by unspoiled mountains and forests, hundreds of beautiful lakes, pristine rivers, waterfalls, and scores of unforgettable caves. Most famous amongst our natural resources is World Heritage designated site, Ha Long Bay, with thousands of islands and limestone rocks of different sizes and shapes. You can see Nature’s hand at work in the wondrous caves and grottoes that inhabit the islands. For your enjoyment, one or more of twenty stunning resorts along the coastline await you: Cat Ba Island in the north; in the Central region, Da Nang, Nha Trang and Mui Ne (Phan Thiet); and in the south, Vung Tau, Con Dao Island and Phu Quoc Island. 

Vietnam's attractions also come from its landscape with virgin beaches and islands from 3260km long coastline, unspoiled mountains and forests, hundreds of beautiful lakes, rivers, waterfalls, and many unforgettable caves. Vietnam has a long coastline that extends along the eastern boundary of the country and wraps around the southern tip for 3,260 km, features endless stretches of empty, white sand beaches. The most famous is World heritage Halong bay, with thousands of islands and rocks of different sizes and shapes. But it is more attractive since Nature create a lot of wonderful caves and grottoes in those islands. But you also may enjoy at one of more than 20 beautiful resorts along the coastline, such as Tra Co, Cat Ba island in the north and Da Nang, Nha Trang,  Mui Ne (Phan Thiet) in the Middle, Vung Tau, Con Dao island and Phu Quoc island in the south.

Vietnam's National Parks are home to the tropical zone’s largest collection of flora and fauna. The most renown are Cuc Phuong National Park in Ninh Binh Province, and Cat Tien National Park in Dong Nai Province. Nonetheless, there exists several regions in Vietnam that have been preserved as gardens and bird sanctuaries; one such area is the Minh Hai Sanctuary which houses more than 80 species of birds.

Stretching long up to 1,600km in the eastern coast of Indochina Peninsula, Vietnam’s varied topography allows for an incredibly varied travel experience. Along the central coast, the driest season runs from June to October. Visitors to the north are often surprised by the region’s distinct season; summers are hot and humid while winters are invigoratingly cool.  The country offers everything from tropical coastal lowlands to temperate zones above 2,000 meters. Among temperate zones spots, tourists cannot miss Da Lat with European style sweet pine forests, but it is also the city of waterfalls and flowers. 

The East Coast of the Indochinese Peninsula stretches for more than 1600 kms, and Vietnam’s diverse geography allows for an incredibly varied travel experience. Along the Central Coast, the driest season runs from June to October. Visitors to the north are often surprised by the region’s distinctive season; summers are hot and humid while winters are invigoratingly cool. The country offers everything from tropical coastal lowlands to temperate zones above 2,000 meters. Among temperate zones settings, tourists should not miss Da Lat with its European-style sweet pine forests, its magnificent waterfalls and its vast array of flowers. 

Have you ever tried Vietnam's famous dishes ''Nem' (spring rolls) and 'Pho' (soup) ? Traveling here will allow you sample the extraordinary and exotic tastes of Vietnamese cuisines, as well as freshly caught sea food and an abundance of tropical fruits. 

Your travel fantasies will be further realized in Vietnam with its affordable accommodations, reasonable tour packages, and wide range of services. It is one of the most secure destinations in Southeast Asia.

With its new “Doi Moi” policy, Vietnam has now opened its doors to the world, and is unequivocally a 21st century destination. We are busy at work improving all of our country’s infrastructures to insure that your holiday with us will be unforgettable. We look forward to being of service to you.

Hanoi and HCM city

HCM city Information

Until 1975 was called Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon, a name still used. Ho Chi Minh City is a city of approximately 5 million inhabitants. It is fascinating to walk around here, or cycling the city by cyclo to see. Much of life takes place on the streets, particularly in the center of the river in Saigon and Cholon, Saigon’s Chinatown

. There are incredibly many mopeds and cars in the cyclo city. Everywhere there are stalls with food markets and restaurants. Occasionally it seems that the Vietnamese always are eating.

The city is divided into 17 districts and 5 rural districts. The city districts are divided into tracks. For example, District 1, the very center of Saigon and District 5, Cholon. These numbers are often displayed on the houses, so you can find easily on the map where you are.

Temples and pagodas
The city has a number of interesting temples and pagodas (shrines). One of the oldest pagodas, the Giac Lam pagoda in District 10.This was built in 1744 and last renovated in 1900. Ten monks live now in the Vietnamese pagoda. Definitely worth a visit. Giac Vien Pagoda Nearby is situated in a slightly quieter surroundings. Also here are still living monks. Giac Vien Pagoda is the approximately two hundred years old. Much newer is the Dai Giac Pagoda which was built in the ’60s. In the inner sanctum contains a two and a half meter tall Buddha with a neon halo. In Cholon, the Thien Hau Pagoda, dedicated to the Chinese goddess of the sea. This is currently one of the most visited pagodas in HCMC. Finally we call the Jade Emperor Temple, a magnificent temple where believers burn their incense sticks come. This is one of the most colorful and largest temples in HCMC, filled with images of gods, including the Jade Emperor himself.

Cholon
Cholon is the Chinese district of Ho Chi Minh City. Cholon literally means “big market”. Cholon was an area of significance when many Chinese immigrants began to settle here since 1778. By the anti-capitalist and anti-Chinese campaign in 1978-79 in the district are much less Chinese than before. But with the opening of the borders are many Chinese businessmen are now back. Fortunately it is still a vibrant area, full of street life. There is plenty of trade everywhere. Visit the Binh Tay Market, near the bus station, is certainly recommended.

The Vietnam War
Ho Chi Minh City, many museums to find you a picture of the Vietnam War. This war by the Vietnamese “The American War” called.First there is the War Remnants Museum. Outside the museum is a collection of small bombs and a helicopter. Inside are pictures of all the horrors that took place during the war. There are also pictures of the effects that Agent Orange had. It is good here somewhat prepared, because the photos leave nothing to your imagination.
The Revolution Museum takes you through different periods of insurgency in Vietnam. Pictures of the resistance to French colonization go slowly at pictures from the American violence. There are heroes of Vietnamese garments on display.
The symbol of the end of the Vietnam War, the Reunification Palace. Until the end of the Vietnam War the palace served as home to the rulers of South Vietnam. This is where the first Communist tanks drove into on April 30, 1975. After passing through the iron gates were driven around, the Viet Cong flag from the roof raised and seized the power by the Communists. The building is still in the same condition as before and is open to tourists. There are guided tours in English, where you also can see in the basement bunker. This was built by President Ngo Dinh Diem, who was so hated by his own army, they tried to murder him in 1962.Unfortunately for Diem made to build a bunker for his safety no difference. In 1963, his troops managed to kill him anyway.

Hanoi information

The capital of North Vietnam with one million inhabitants situated on the banks of the Song Hong, or Red River. A beautiful city where many French influences can be found. Some call Hanoi even the Paris of the East. Stately embassies, lakes, boulevards and the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh in Hanoi to make a stately city. Especially in spring when the trees on the boulevards are in bloom, the city has a European character. With all the little shops, markets, the many lakes and local eateries and stalls Hanoi is a pleasant city.Despite all the cars, mopeds and cyclo there’s not really an atmosphere of a metropolis. Unfortunately, the number of cars and motorcycles every year. This makes crossing the street in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to an exciting adventure. It happened to me a few times that after five minutes waiting at the side of the road, but still waiting on a Vietnamese to join them to stabbing.Basically it is not dangerous crossing, the traffic moves around you just as long as you calmly walk. The people of Hanoi are known stiffer and more detached than the inhabitants of the south. Nevertheless, they are very hospitable. Remarkably, all the small houses all over Vietnam to find. The houses here were built earlier in the depths. This has to do with the tax that was imposed on the width of a house. Furthermore, the buildings were previously not exceed the royal palace, which is now relatively little buildings can be found.

The Old Quarter The Old Quarter “
The Old Quarter of Hanoi is one of the liveliest parts of town. Located on the banks of the river here was once the trading started.Small streets running crisscross each other. On the sidewalks all sorts of merchandise on display. Slalom between all the parked mopeds, you can find everything you need. In the 13th century, the 36 streets of this district split. A craft for every street. That is until today still be found. For example, the only street with shoes shoes shops. All street names begin with Hang what commerce means, followed by what had happened in the street sold. Thus at the Hang Bac silver sold on the Hang Dong buyer. A more sinister street is the street where gravestones are made including photographs of the deceased. At the Hang Gai can find silk, handmade souvenirs and traditional Vietnamese dress. After a day of shopping experience and atmosphere in the old quarter, you can close the day in the same sphere by a visit to the Water Puppet Theatre (Municipal Water Puppet Theater). Lying on the banks of Hoan Kiem Lake where every evening except Monday, between eight and nine a presentation is given. Traditionally move through water puppets, as the farmers that once existed on the rice fields, to the boredom in quiet times. I myself did not know what to expect when I went there, but it was certainly one of the nicest evenings I’ve experienced in Hanoi.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Like Lenin in Moscow is for Ho Chi Minh mausoleum built after his death, he in a glass sarcophagus for the whole world admired. The enormous building with a large square in front for official occasions was built between 1973 and 1975, against the wishes of Ho Chi Minh himself, who wanted to be cremated rather. Surrounded by guards, anyone for an inward to an “Uncle Ho”, which looks a bit orange, view. They have him in orange / red light so the light enveloped no harmful influence on the body (fade). Every few feet we have impeccable guards to ensure that no out of tune or too long standing still. For the Vietnamese is to visit the embalmed body of a huge honor. It is therefore now more important to you right here to adjust their habits. It is inappropriate to talk inside, photographing or revealing or offensive clothing. Do not forget your hands in your pockets to get. Behind the mausoleum is the home of Ho Chi Minh. The house is like many homes especially in rural areas, built on stilts and is still in the same condition as he left it. The house is a garden with a pond. It’s not really clear how long the leader here is actually spent. On the other side of the mausoleum is the Ho Chi Minh Museum. This division has a division in a past and future. You walk slowly through the Vietnamese history.