People are often confused as to where Vietnam is located and about the things to do in Vietnam. While most people do know that the country is in Asia, Vietnam’s exact location is sometimes quite confusing. However, it’s not just the location of the country that is a puzzle. The cultural complexities of this land of immense natural beauty will sometimes have you shaking your head in consternation. From trying unsuccessfully to cross one of Hanoi’s busy streets to gazing at the breathtaking landscape of Halong Bay and the caves of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, you can be sure that you’ll never be short of things to do in Vietnam.

The country has an extensive coastline which translates into some of the most beautiful coastal destinations in the world. Vietnam’s beaches are top class and extremely popular with visitors to the country. The most famous of its seaside locations is probably the UNESCO designated Ha Long Bay. Karst limestone peaks and shimmering seas scattered amongst 2000 islands that make up this area are a traveler’s delight.

Vietnam’s history goes way back to the prehistoric times, far back from the bloodshed and strife of the Vietnam War. You can relive history at Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon or ponder about the historical diversity of the land reflected in the ancient temples. Temples in the north have distinctive Chinese influences while those in the south have their origins in Hinduism. Vietnam’s French colonial past can also be seen in the state buildings and tree-lined boulevards of the capital, Hanoi.

Apart from its rich history and natural beauty, another facet of this Southeast Asian country that will leave you hungering for more is its delicious food. If you love Asian food, Vietnam is going to seduce your tastebuds like no other. The fusion of flavors of its neighbor China, with regional influences, results in ‘heaven on a plate.’ Whether it’s fine dining or Vietnam’s street food, the country serves up a veritable treat like no other.

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