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Vietnam

Vietnam is a tropical land of outgoing people, bustling capitalist-oriented cities, heavenly beaches, brilliant green rice paddies and lush emerald rainforests. Like the rest of Indochina (including Laos and Cambodia), Vietnam is a former French colony and has been independent since 1954 – when the French Foreign Legion suffered a telling blow at Dien Bien Phu. Vietnam still retains a strong French cultural influence, with wide boulevards, magnificent Belle Époque architecture, fresh baguettes sold on every corner, good espresso and fine Bordeaux at open air cafes widely available.

The Vietnamese are much closer culturally to China, with Confucian ethics valuing age, education and hard work. The Vietnam War has long since been forgotten and the people are exceedingly warm and hospitable. The nation features temples, historic ports, a bevy of unspoilt tropical islands, museums, art, and over 50 hill tribes. From the big cities to the rice bowl of the south, Vietnam has it all.

Vietnam is a tropical land of outgoing people, bustling capitalist-oriented cities, heavenly beaches, brilliant green rice paddies and lush emerald rainforests. Like the rest of Indochina (including Laos and Cambodia), Vietnam is a former French colony and has been independent since 1954 – when the French Foreign Legion suffered a telling blow at Dien Bien Phu. Vietnam still retains a strong French cultural influence, with wide boulevards, magnificent Belle Époque architecture, fresh baguettes sold on every corner, good espresso and fine Bordeaux at open air cafes widely available.

The Vietnamese are much closer culturally to China, with Confucian ethics valuing age, education and hard work. The Vietnam War has long since been forgotten and the people are exceedingly warm and hospitable. The nation features temples, historic ports, a bevy of unspoilt tropical islands, museums, art, and over 50 hill tribes. From the big cities to the rice bowl of the south, Vietnam has it all.

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Vietnam Regions

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Water Buffalo Manicure Nick Faldo Course at Vietnam’s Laguna Golf Lang Co

Water Buffalo Manicure Nick Faldo Course at Vietnam’s Laguna Golf Lang Co

Author : Duncan Forgan
What better way to keep a beach-side golf course clean than with the local water buffalo? This Nick Faldo course north of Danang uses bio-mowers to keep the links pristine.
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Glamorous Girls’ Getaway Guide to Hanoi

Glamorous Girls’ Getaway Guide to Hanoi

Author : Nicole Leigh West
Nicole Leigh West leads us through a luxurious ladies' getaway in Hanoi, a city filled with food, adventure, shopping, and cocktails.
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The Quiet Englishman: Graham Greene’s Saigon

The Quiet Englishman: Graham Greene’s Saigon

Author : James Newman
Graham Greene's Saigon was a different world, a planet all its own where the fictional Thomas Fowler from the Quiet American was yet unborn.
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JW Marriott’s Pink Pearl Brings French Fine Dining to Vietnam’s Phu Quoc Paradise

JW Marriott’s Pink Pearl Brings French Fine Dining to Vietnam’s Phu Quoc Paradise

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Phu Quoc just got a little bit tastier with the addition of French fine dining at the JW Marriott's Pink Pearl, a highly anticipated F&B addition featuring Chef Amine Lakhdari in the kitchen and Bill Bensley behind the design.
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Danang: The Vietnam Golf Haven Worth the Journey

Danang: The Vietnam Golf Haven Worth the Journey

Author : Duncan Forgan
Vietnam has plenty of golf courses worth a mention, but it's Danang golf that brings travelers to beaches, mountains, and world-class links all in one place.
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Like Vietnamese Food? Make it Yourself in Ho Chi Minh City’s Cooking Classes

Like Vietnamese Food? Make it Yourself in Ho Chi Minh City’s Cooking Classes

Author : Lucie Sherwood
If you want a proper souvenir from Ho Chi Minh City, try taking some of the cuisine home with you. Learn how to make your own Vietnamese food on your journey through Asia.
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