Roads have been upgraded, tourism is booming and the boisterous Vietnamese spirit is alive. One of the most beautiful countries in South East Asia, in the north, Vietnam shares the long borderline with China. In the east, Vietnam is bordered by the Gulf of Tonkin, in the east and south by the south China Sea, in the south west by the Gulf of Thailand, and in the west by Cambodia and Laos. Vietnam is a phoenix arisen and although the war has left its scars, today Vietnam is a far cry from what it was. Now lush paddy fields, powder white beaches, tailoring and respected pagodas draw the crowds to this bustling and infectious country.
Vietnam is a country on the move both metaphorically and literally. Less than forty years since the violence of the American War, this spirited nation is full of hope and rebuilding their growing and ever thriving country with buoyant energy once more.
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The Chinese and Asian influence make many of the traditional customs and public etiquette do’s and don’ts similar to those in other Asian/S.E. Asian countries; respect for others, family and community are important in Vietnam as in other parts of Asia. As well as being traditionally superstitious, the Vietnamese are a polite and conservative people who are careful to show …
Monkeys Monkeys are rife in many areas of Vietnam, especially Halong Bay where we will get the chance to see the native Gibbons and the Langurs. like many countries in Asia and of course like the expression they really are ‘cheeky little monkeys’. So when visiting some places, you will see monkeys in hordes, so do keep an eye open …
On the whole it is generally hot and sunny all year round (apart from up north and in the mountains) with a fair bit of rain to go with it resulting in quite high humidity for much of the year. In the north, June, July and August tend to be the hottest months but also tend to have the most …
Pho can be found on most corners of big cities and towns in Vietnam and you can pick up a bowl for next to nothing, so you should definitely try this dish at least once, preferably perching on little plastic stools by the side of the road just like the locals. Rice and egg noodles, makes up a large portion …
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Stuck for ideas? Read more to reveal our top places to visit around Bangkok The start of our Thailand trip takes you to two beautiful, prestigious, temples – Wat Arun and Wat Pho. We also take a long tail boat along the Chao Phraya river to explore some of Thailand’s breathtaking heritage. Bangkok is a great hub to stay for a …Continue reading