Although many westerners still imagine Vietnam through the lens of war, it is in reality a country filled with fascinating natural beauty and tranquil village life. Blessed with a ravishing coastline, emerald-green mountains, breathtaking national parks, dynamic cities, outstanding cultural interest and one of the world’s best cuisines, Vietnam has it all.

The culture-addicts can seek the soul of Vietnam, amongst the silk boutiques of Hanoi’s Old quarter, through the lush paddy fields and the colorful hill tribes in Sa Pa, on boat trips into the bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta, amongst the beauty of limestone karsts of Halong Bay, around the ancient tombs and temples of Hue’s Imperial City, and in the flamboyant Colonial facades of Ho Chi Minh City.

For the food-lovers, Vietnamese cuisine doesn't need an introduction. It's admired by foodies worldwide for good reason. The food-lovers can visit the best foodie stalls on the street food safaris in Saigon and Hanoi and learn a trick or two in one of the many Vietnamese cooking classes.

If you want beautiful beaches, then witness the spectacular sandy beaches of the central coastline and explore the reefs and coves of the Cham, Phu Quoc and Con Dao Islands.

For trekkers and bikers, Sapa & Bac Ha offer a wide range of adventure holidays, both active and not-so-active. Without a doubt cycling is one of the many finest ways to discover a country where hospitality comes as second nature.

No matter how many times you’ve encountered Vietnam, the Vietnam’s food, people, sights and history keep even the most seasoned travelers coming back for more.

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