General presentation of Vietnam
Vietnam is the populated country in the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. Vietnam is bordered by China to the north, Laos to the northwest, Cambodia to the southwest. Especially, the S-shaped country has a long coastline streching along the long of Vietnam.
Official name : Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Total area: 331 210 km²
Population: over 94 million
Official language: Vietnamese
Ethnic group: Kinh (83.5%) et 54 ethnic minorities (16.5%)
Currency: Dong (VND)
History & Culture
Vietnam is a country with a long and proud history of 4,000 years and civilization and it has the diversify of culture – tradition – costum of 54 ethnic groups who scattered throughout Vietnam territory. Passing through 1,000 years of domination of China, and then 100 years of french colonism, the culture of Vietnam is largest influenced and has become more diversified such as culture of Buddism, culture of education as well as the architecture. Let’s discover somes photo of valuables historical monuments in our Gallery. Beside that, the Vietnam gastronomy is mixture of Vietnamese, Chinese and French traditions.
Vietnam is a tropical climate monsoon country with a high rate of rainfall, and high humidity and specialy, varies greatly from north to south with three distinct climatic zones: Northern brings warm humid subtropical climate and has 4 seasons, the Central is a tropical climate monsoon, southern bears tropical characteristics and only has 2 seasons: dry season and rain season. The average temperature in South is always higher than in the North: an ideal climate for everyone who love to travel!
Getting around Vietnam
We invite you to visit Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, with its ancient monuments and its typical old quarters. Cruising in Halong Bay, you will discover one of the wonders of the world with thousands of islands and islets in various sizes and shapes arising from a emerald sea. A trip to Hoa Lu where called "Halong Bay on land" takes you to the wonderful land of dreams. A climbing on the highlands of Sapa and Bac Ha will give you a chance to discover the distinctive features of many ethnic minorities.
Leaving the North and heading to the Centre with the Hue City, the ancient royal capital of Vietnam which is recognized by UNESCO as "World Heritage". It is a true masterpiece of urban poetry with its Imperial City, its Nguyen Kings Tombs, its romantic Perfume River that takes you to the Thien Mu Pagoda. As the old commercial port, the Hoi An city attracts tourists with its old architecture, old houses.
The South of Vietnam has many beautiful landscapes including the beautiful resort of Nha Trang with its outstanding beaches and fine sand. A cruise will give you a wonderful exploration of the offshore islands and its underwater multiple corals and many colorful fish. A stop at Phan Thiet - Mui Ne with its sunny beaches lined with coconut trees under whose shade huddled various resorts will give you relaxation and tanned skin.
Ride to Dalat in temperate climate in the Southern Highlands with its beautiful and romantic scenery, beautiful hills and pine forests, falls, waterfalls, lakes and gardens with colorful flowers, coffee plantations and tea plantations will bring you a pleasant feeling of rest and peace. It is an ideal place for Honeymoon!
Hochiminh City or Saigon, nicknamed "the Pearl of the Orient", is the largest city and largest commercial center of Vietnam. It still retains its classic charm with colonial-style buildings: the Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, the Municipal Theater, City Hall, many old pagodas Thien Hau - Giac Lam - Vinh Nghiem - Jade Emperor, the animated markets Binh Tay and Ben Thanh.
Finally, you will experience the local lives of habitants on the Mekong Delta. Downstream along the Mekong Delta to My Tho by boat to visit an island and orchards, a sampan ride in numerous arroyos under the shade of palm trees, tasting fruit of the season, drinking tea and honey while listening to traditional songs and music of South Vietnam perfomed by amateur singers with endearing smile. One last stop in Can Tho, also known as the Capital of the Delta, you will discover a river trip, a magnificent spectacle of Cai Rang and Phong Dien floating markets. It will definitely bring you unforgettable memories of the picture of the lives of those who live on the water.
If you are curious about the Vietnam's beauty, let’s come to Phubinh Voyages! We will offer you new realisitic experiences for your deeper understanding about Vietnam and Vietnamese people.