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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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5 Most Scenic Hotels in Vietnam

5 Most Scenic Hotels in Vietnam

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Some travelers like their resorts to do the heavy lifting when it comes to scenery. These five luxe hotels let guests settle in and enjoy the view.
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Phong Nha Ke Bang: Four Vietnam Caves Worth Visiting

Phong Nha Ke Bang: Four Vietnam Caves Worth Visiting

Author : Nam Cheah
Son Doong, Tra Ang, Paradise Cave, and of course Phang Nga – Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park is every cave lover's dream destination.
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Ao Dai: A Short History of Vietnam’s Most Popular Dress

Ao Dai: A Short History of Vietnam’s Most Popular Dress

Author : Ronan O'Connell
For 300 years now, the ao dai has been a symbol of Vietnamese femininity. Since that time, however, it has evolved.
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Reverie Review: Inside Saigon’s Most Extravagant Hotel

Reverie Review: Inside Saigon’s Most Extravagant Hotel

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When it comes to Saigon, there isn't a better room to be had anywhere in Ho Chi Minh City than at the Reverie, with an extravagant Italian design and world-class amenities.
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The Bill Bensley Trail: InterContinental Danang

The Bill Bensley Trail: InterContinental Danang

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Travelogues from Remote Lands speaks with the inimitable Bill Bensley about design, temples, and monkeys at the InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, the final stop on the Bill Bensley Trail.
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Theroux in Southeast Asia: Revisiting The Great Railway Bazaar

Theroux in Southeast Asia: Revisiting The Great Railway Bazaar

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When Paul Theroux set out from his local stop on the London underground to the farthest reaches of Asia by rail, he would go on to write one of the greatest travelogues of the modern age. But Asia has changed.
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