Vietnam

Modern Vietnam is becoming one of Asia's most popular destinations. Visitors come for the beauty of the land, the energy of the cities, the graciousness of the people, the splendor of the art, the zest of the food and the caliber of the shopping. Vietnam has a rich past and a dynamic present and the two exist side by side throughout the country.

Red dragon boat Halong Bay

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is an elegant city with a long and diverse history and a timeless Old Quarter that was once a thriving commercial center. Today you can still wander its ancient streets and find bolts of fine silk and silver and jade jewelry. Visit the Mausoleum where Ho Chi Minh rests and Halong Bay, a natural World Heritage Site where thousands of limestone islets sit in a bay of breathtaking beauty. Halong Bay Vietnam truly offers visitors an opportunity to see a land of rare beauty and rich culture.

Rice fields in Vietnam

Hue, Vietnam's capital from 1802 to 1945 under a succession of thirteen emperors of the Nguyen dynasty was a major center; UNESCO has labelled the city "a beautiful architectural poem".

Danang, once a key trading post, is a living architectural museum showcasing Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Dutch, British and French influences

Ho Chi Minh City is a major metropolis that celebrates contemporary life against a backdrop of colonial architecture and sets a dynamic pace for the whole country.

Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), is a bustling cosmopolitan Asian city where the French influence is still apparent. The city’s major sights include the elegant History Museum, where you’ll be treated to an enchanting performance of traditional Water Puppetry, Notre Dame Cathedral and City Hall.  Explore the old Presidential Palace with its remarkable network of underground bunkers, and venture through the bustling indoor Benh Thanh market and Cholon (China Town), Visit the Great Temple of the Cao Dai religion, a unique fusion of Western and Eastern philosophies and religions. Tour the Cu Chi Tunnels, an ingenious underground network built during the Vietnam war. The tunnels, more than 200 kilometers long contained storage rooms, kitchens, hospitals, sleeping quarters and even schools.

Ho Chi Min Mausoleum