Known to many as the gateway to the Mekong delta, this small city is located roughly 70 km south west of HCMC. Situated on the banks of the Tien branch of the Mekong river the area is crisscrossed by narrow

After it 4800km journey from the Tibetan Plateau the Mekong River splits up into nine branches, “Cuu Long”, and empties into the South China Sea. The area from the Cambodian border, where the river enters Vietnam, to the coast is

Infamous in the 1960s as part of the ‘iron triangle’ this area is located a mere 40km north west of HCMC. Work on the resistance tunnels began in the 1940s, and they would be utilized by the Viet Minh and

Known officially as Ho Chi Minh City since the late 1970s this frenetic metropolis is the economic hub of modern Viet Nam. Beginning life as a khmer trading and fishing settlement, it came under the control of the Vietnamese in

Most visitors come to Tay Ninh to see the spectacular Cao Dai Great Temple, located 5 km south east of the city. The Cao Dai or "High Palace", was founded in 1926 by Ngo Van Chieu. The sect, originating in

This picturesque seaside resort and fishing port has one of the best city beaches in Vietnam. Lined with coconut palms, the beach is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the many sunshine hours that the city enjoys. Visitors should

The delightful town of Hoi An is a highlight of any visit to Viet Nam. The town stands on the banks of the Thu Bon River, some thirty kms southeast of Da Nang. Around the fifteenth century, this old port

The capital of Vietnam from 1802 to 1945 during the reign of the Nguyen dynasty emperors, Hue is a city with a wealth of historical sites. Declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1993, the Citadel is only one

The area either side of the old demarcation line that once separated North and South Vietnam was and is still known as the Demilitarized Zone, or simply the DMZ. However, considering that this region suffered under the greatest deluge of

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