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Vietnam

Vietnam Destinations Travel Guide

 

 

 

Flag of Vietnam

Language: Vietnamese

Currency: đồng (VND)

Calling Code: 84

 

 

 

Vietnam - officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam - is a sovereign country of Southeast Asia, the easternmost of the Indochina Peninsula. With an estimated population of 90 million, it is the sixteenth most populous country in the world and the eighth in Asia. The name of the country is translated as "South Viet", a synonym of the old name of the Nanyue kingdom, and was officially adopted for the first time in 1802 by Emperor Gia Long. In 1945 the toponym with the founding of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, presided by Hồ Chí Minh, was officially re-established. The country has a border on the north with China, with Laos on the northwest and with Cambodia on the southwest, while to the east it has an extensive coast bathed by the South China Sea. Its capital is Hanoi since the reunification of North Vietnam and South Vietnam in 1976.

The Vietnamese became independent from Imperial China in the year 938 after the battle of the Bach Dang River, in which they won a great victory. In the following centuries, various Vietnamese royal dynasties flourished as the kingdom expanded its geographical and political boundaries through Southeast Asia. In the 19th century the Indochina peninsula was colonized by the French. After a period of Japanese occupation during World War II, the Vietnamese initiated the Indochina War against France, which ended with the defeat and expulsion of the Gallic troops in 1954. However, the country was divided politically into two rival states, the North and South, which began a conflict of increasing intensity that ended in the so-called War of Vietnam, in which the North and the communist guerrillas known as Viet Cong, against the southern troops and the armed forces of the States United. The war ended in 1975 with the victory of the North and the following year the country was unified under a communist regime.

In 1986 the government began the reformist path, which put Vietnam on the path of integration with the global economy and by the year 2000 the country already had diplomatic relations with most nations. In the 21st century, Vietnam's economic growth has been one of the highest in the world, an economic success that resulted in the country's entry into the World Trade Organization in 2007. Despite economic progress, Vietnam still experiences great growth. income inequalities and disparities in access to healthcare.

 

Travel Destination in Vietnam

 

Bai Tu Long National Park

 

Bai Tu Long National Park protects an area around picturesque Bai Tu Long Bay that is probably one of the most beautiful places in Vietnam.

Mỹ Tho

 

Mỹ Tho is a major city in the Tien Giang province in the South Vietnam. It was found by the Chinese refugees in 1680's in the delta of the Mekong delta.

Phong Nha Cave

 

Phong Nha Cave is situated in Quảng Bình province in Vietnam. It is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most popular sites in Vietnam.

Phu Quoc National Park

 

Phu Quoc National Park is located in a Gulf of Thailand. This nature reserve is a great place for hiking and camping through the jungles.

Son Doong Cave

 

Son Doong Cave is a massive natural cave located in Bố Trạch district, Quảng Bình Province in Vietnam on the border with Laos.

 

Ta Cu Mountain

Tu Cu Mountain in Binh Thuan province of Vietnam is famous for its giant statue of Buddha that measures forty-nine meters long and eleven meters high.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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