Vietnam officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. With an estimated 90.0 million inhabitants as of 2013, it is the world's 13th-most-populous country, and the eighth-most-populous Asian country. The name Vietnamtranslates as "Southern Viet" (synonymous with the much older term Nam Viet); it was first officially adopted in 1802 by Emperor Gia Long, and was adopted again in 1945 with the founding of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam under Ho Chi Minh. The country is bordered by China to the north, Laos to the northwest, Cambodia to the southwest, and the South China Sea to the east. Its capital city has been Hanoi since the reunification of North and South Vietnam in 1976.
See where 'Uncle Ho' lived, worked and declared national independence. Wander through ancient pagodas and French colonial buildings. Explore the country's first university at the Temple of Literature and lunch at a local restaurant. Gain insight into cultural diversity at the Museum of Ethnology and experience traditional street life in Hanoi's old quarter.
Experience Vietnam's local cuisine and culture as you spend an evening dining like the locals do. Taste authentic Vietnamese food that you would not find anywhere else!
Start the tour from the Post Office in colonial-style and the Notre Dame Cathedral. Go on to visit Thien Hau pagoda and a specific section that does not exist in any other city of Vietnam - a bustling China Town, where every board is in two languages: Chinese and Vietnamese. In the center of this exciting area is a grandiose market, Cho Lon, also known as "The Big Market." A lot of the Chinese people living in this quarter have obtained great trading success with their know-how, wisdom and dynamic work ethic.