Hotels in Vietnam
Step into a world of unrivalled beauty, ancient kingdoms and charming people. Vietnam still represents a world separate from the beaten tracks of nearby Thailand and maintains a wonderful authenticity, with UNESCO heritage sites as magnificent as the 3,000 limestone islands of Halong Bay and the spectacular mountain sceneries of Sapa, home to colourful H'mong communities.
Chilling reminders of the past such as the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City are incredibly moving as a testament to the tormented history of this region, still deeply rooted with the smiling and charming people. But most visitors are overwhelmed by the sublime beauty of the country's natural setting: the Red River Delta in the north, the Mekong Delta in the south and almost the entire coastal strip are a patchwork of brilliant green rice paddies tended by women in conical hats.
Divine beaches are scattered along the coast such as Nha Trang and charming Hoi An, while inland there are soaring mountains, some of which are cloaked by dense, misty forests. Let the rich heritage enchant you in the ancient imperial city of Hue or along the cobbled streets of picturesque Hoi An with its French-Chinese architecture and culture.
There are also unbeatable experiences to be had: take a wander through Cu Chi Tunnels, legendary during the 60's when nationalist guerrillas fought against the Americans, or enjoy a cyclo ride to experience Hanoi Old Quarter up close. And nothing can prepare you for a peaceful sunset on a junk boat in Halong Bay - this is Asia at its best!