Vietnam Holidays - an up and coming, top destination
Why go to Vietam?
Vietnam could be described as the most superfluous of destinations. Nowhere else could you find a more vivid array of colours, fine silks, bold landscapes, dramatic coastlines, compelling histories or tastes so divine. Nature has blessed Vietnam with a vast multitude of beauties and is sure to leave you with a set of familiar and sensual memories.
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Princess d'An Nam Resort and Spa, Receive complimentary massage and cocktail
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Where in Vietnam
For too long Vietnam has been associated with the horrors of war, in our opinion Vietnam has finally won its last battle - that is to capture the imagination of the travelling public. Elegant Hanoi now vies with its dynamic sister, Ho Chi Minh City for the attention of visitors drawn by the eclectic mix of old and new. In both cities the streets are jam-packed with motorbikes and scooters, often carrying whole families, and the markets are chaotically busy.
Elsewhere, the scenes are timeless. Early morning on the Mekong Delta brings the daily floating markets where fruit and vegetables are peddled. Everywhere the green patchwork of rice paddies stretches into the distance, broken only by the silhouette of water buffalo and conical-hatted farm workers bending down to tend the young plants.
Our Indochina tours will take you on a voyage of discovery around Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Take a look through our brochure below to view our exciting tour intineries for Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
Useful information for your holiday to Vietnam
Best Time to travel: as there are distinct regional weathervariations between the Northern, Central and Southernregions, this destination can be visited year round
Area 329,247 sq km (127,123 sq miles).
Vietnam's Population 83.6 million (UN estimate 2005).
Vietnam Population Density 253.9 per sq km.
Government Socialist republic since 1980. Gained independence from France in 1954.
The Vietnam Languages Vietnamese is the official language. English, French, Chinese and occasionally Russian and German are spoken.
Religion Buddhist majority. There are also Taoist, Confucian, Hoa Hao, Caodaist and Christian (predominantly Roman Catholic) minorities.
Time GMT + 7.
Electricity 220/110 volts AC, 50Hz; two-pin flat plugs are in use.
Head of Government Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung since 2006.
Head of State President Nguyen Minh Triet since 2006.