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Vietnam, sometimes spelt Viet Nam, is a truly
beautiful country that is growing very quickly. Hanoi, in the
North is a masterpiece of French architecture and Saigon in the
South is a modern and vibrant city.
Vietnam also offers some amazingly
pristine beaches that have largely been untouched by
tourism, although this is changing rapidly as the
country's tourism industry goes from strength to
Vietnam has a population of
around 80 million inhabitants, with 54 ethnic groups.
The country is divided into 64 provinces with the
capital being Hanoi.
There is a lot of competition between
Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi with both cities having their own
stock exchanges, but they are both very different.
For tourism, it is fair to say
that Hanoi is the capital as there is so much to offer.
Whether it be architecture, the lakes, or side trips to
beautiful places such as Halong Bay.
Ho Chi Minh, or Saigon, is much more
modern and has far less of the beautiful French
architecture that can be found in Hanoi. It is a good
place from which to visit places such as Dalat, or some
of the beach destinations in the summer.
In our Vietnam section, we review many
of the best hotels, give you some ideas of where to go
and what to do.
Wherever you go you can be
assure that the people will welcome you with open arms,
and glowing smiles, and you may well quickly fall in
love with many of the sights and diverse regions that
Vietnam has to offer.
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