Holidaying in Vietnam
Vietnam is a country with an abundance of natural beauty, a colourful history, friendly locals and a myriad of cultural attractions.
Located in Southeast Asia, this long, narrow country is visually stunning.
It's coastline is rich in beautiful white sand beaches sprinkled with swaying palms, azure waters gently and rhythmically lapping their shores. Huge limestone karsts, layered in thick, verdant vegetation rise majestically from crystal waters. It's interior a myriad of emerald-green hills and mountains, spectacular lakes, cascading waterfalls and simply breathtaking hand-carved rice-terraces.
A tranquil cruise on Ha Long Bay is high on the list of things to do for travellers to Vietnam. This UNESCO World Heritage site is a vision of awe and beauty as two-thousand limestone islands of varying shape and size, draped in lush greenery, pierce the azure water and loom high above you.
Hanoi, Vietnam's capital, often the starting point for visitors to the country, is a beautiful city still displaying relics of it's old French colonial past.
'The Grand Old Dame' of Asia, Hanoi's Old Quarter displays exquisite French colonial architecture. Crumbling houses, complete with shuttered windows and gabled roofs give a glimpse into the old elegance of Hanoi's past, stunning Art-Deco villas hark back to it's glamorous colonial era.
Modern Hanoi is a bustling, vibrant city, it's streets a swarm of motorcycles and cyclos, the ubiquitous street-hawkers selling the delicious and exotic flavours and dishes of Vietnam.
In fact Hanoi is a street-food paradise, the plastic stools of food stalls crammed with tourists and locals alike all eagerly devouring the cheap but delicious fare.
A must see for visitors to Vietnam is another of it's UNESCO World Heritage sites, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
The park contains numerous, simply stunning caves and grottoes of incredible size and beauty. The most impressive cave, Phong Nha is the most extraordinary containing many captivating rock formations with names such as The Lion, Royal Court and Buddha.
These are just a few of the delights and adventures that await visitors here to this land of immense beauty and charm, a land that offers unforgettable, rich memories.