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    Official Name:Socialist Republic of Vietnam
    Population:91.5 million
    Capital  City: Hanoi, population 6.5 million 
    People:Viet (Kinh), 53 ethnic minorities including Muong, Tay, Khmer, Mong, Dao, Kadai, Han, Tang
    Currency:Vietnam Dong (VND)
    Time Zone:GMT +7 Hours
    International Dialing Code: +84

  • People and Language

    The origins of the Vietnamese people are a combination of the Mongol races of north and east Asia, with Chinese and Indian influences.

    The population is surpassed only by Indonesia as Southeast Asia's most heavily populated country. However, Vietnam is the region's most ethnically homogenous country with the Vietnamese making up about 90% of the population. 85% of Vietnam's ethnic-minority population belongs to indigenous groups - the largest of which are Thai and Hmong - who have been settled in the mountainous regions of the country for many centuries. About 3% of the population is ethnic Chinese living in the urban centres of the South.

    Vietnamese language reflects the country's unique mix of racial and cultural origins, with its fusion of monotonic Mon-Khmer, and Tai tonality and grammar. Having been a Chinese province for over a millenium (111 BC-939 AD), most of the country's governmental, literary, and technical vocabulary comes from the Chinese language.

    Though a writing system called Chunom, using partly modified Chinese characters, was developed in the 8th century. It was a French missionary in the mid-17th century who developed a system of spelling using the Roman alphabet that employed additional signs and several accents to indicate the tones. The use of this script spread and it was made the official written language by the French in 1910. Called Quoc-ngu or national language, it is now universally learned and written by all Vietnamese.
  • Land and History

    The land of Vietnam has an S shape with a total surface area of 329,600 km2. Vietnam has common borders in the North with China, to the East and Southeast with Laos and Cambodia. The West of Vietnam faces the Eastern Sea (South China Sea). Vietnam's coastline is more than 3,260 kms long. The land is very diverse with mountains, highlands, deltas, rivers and forests. Hanoi is the capital and Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam's largest city.

    In History: Conquered by the armies of China's Han dynasty in 111 BC, it was not until 939 AD that the Vietnamese were able to expel the Chinese and begin a southward domination that, by the mid-18th century, had reached the Gulf of Siam. The 17th and 18th centuries were marked by the power struggles between feuding families in the north and south, as they attempted to control the largely ineffectual kings of the Le dynasty.

    Vietnam finally fell to French colonial rule in 1884, after fierce resistance. Integral to Vietnam's eventual independence was Ho Chi Minh, who was one of many who established the Viet Minh - a broad coalition of anti-French groups. When Japan ousted France from power in March 1945, the Viet Minh began to infiltrate the countryside from their mountain bases in the north.

    Following Japan's surrender, Viet Minh leaders announced the formation of a Democratic Republic of Vietnam, (DRV) and on September 2, 1945, proclaimed Vietnam's independence. The arrival of Allied forces, however, pushed Vietnam back into the hands of the French. After negotiations between the DRV and the French collapsed in December 1946, the Viet Minh attacked French forces in Hanoi and ignited an eight year war that culminated in the historic French military defeat at Dien Bien Phu in 1954.

    Vietnam was split in two by the 1954 Geneva Accords: the Communist north, and the anti-Communist, US-supported, south. Political and ideological opposition fermented, and again turned into armed struggle, obliging the US and other countries to commit combat troops in 1965. This led to a prolonged and costly war, which at its 1969 peak, saw over half a million US combat troops stationed in South Vietnam.

    The Paris peace talks, begun in May 1968, eventually led to the US withdrawing troops from June 1969. However, the US continued to provide air and sea support to the South Vietnamese until a peace agreement was signed on January 27, 1973. Tens of thousands of North Vietnamese troops infiltrated the south to join the 160,000 already there at the time of the cease-fire and, at the beginning of 1975, they began a major offensive that led to the fall of Saigon on 30th April 1975. On 25th April 1976, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam was renamed the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. In 1977, Vietnam became a member of the United Nations.

    War with Cambodia, isolation, trade embargoes, and devastating natural disasters, all added to Vietnam's difficulties in forging ahead. However, despite the collapse of the former Soviet Union, its major trading partner, economic growth rates still managed to average over 8% per year in the early nineties.

    Vietnam has now established diplomatic relations with 164 countries, trade relations with over 100 countries, and has attracted foreign investment from more than 50 countries and territories. The tremendous capacity of its people to meet the most desperate challenges, is likely to lead Vietnam to a bright future...
  • Weather and Climate

    The South (Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet)
    - May to October: Hot and wet
    - November to April: Hot and humid
    The Centre (Nha Trang to Hue)
    - Nha Trang – sunshine all year round apart from November and December when the area has heavy rain.
    - Dalat – Cooler than the coastal area – particularly from November to March
    - Danang and Hue – Experience typhoon activity from mid October to mid December, climate becomes cooler, more overcast and wet.
    The North (Hanoi to Sapa)
    - April to October: Temperatures between 30-35°C with occasional bursts of heavy rain.
    - December to March: Temperatures between 10-15°C. February and march can be damp with drizzle and         overcast skies.
  • Currency

    The currency is Vietnamese Dong (VND). Foreign currencies can be exchanged at the banks, exchange bureaus or hotel reception desks. American dollars are however widely accepted in larger stores and supermarkets.Travelers' cheque and most of Credit cards are becoming more & more accepted in many of the bigger hotels and restaurants, especially in the larger cities. ATM’s are widely available throughout the country, as well as a number of international banks in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. 
  • Time and Public Holidays

    Time zone: GMT/UTC + 7 (the same zone as Thailand, Laos and Cambodia)
    Business days: Monday through Friday.
    Business hour: Mornings: 07h30 - 12h00; Afternoons: 13h00 - 16h30.
    Museums are usually closed on Monday but you can visit temples and pagodas every day. Most restaurants and shops open from 08h00 till 22h00.

    DateEnglish NameLocal Name
    January 1stNew Year'sTết dương lịch 
    4days ~late January-early FebruaryVietnamese New Year Tết Nguyên Đán
    10th of 3rdlunar monthHung Kings CommemoriationsGiỗ tổ Hùng Vương
    April 30thLiberation Day/Reunification DayNgày giải phóng
    May 1stInternational Workers' DayNgày Quốc tế Lao động
    September 2ndNational DayQuốc khánh 

  • Internet and Mobile Phone

    Email & Internet in Vietnam: E-mail and Internet services are available in most hotels and posts as well as the internet cafes in Vietnam. And nowadays, the technology ADSL (high speed internet) is used in some hotels in major cities. But we recommend you should not use public internet for your bank account because of many virus and spywares!

    Mobile phone in Vietnam: In Vietnam, currently GMS only works partially, so your mobile phone could be used here by roaming service. Another easy way is to rent a mobile phone and buy a pre-paid card (1 cards. VND 450.000 = USD 30). (This service is available at your hotel or at a Mobile Phone Service Center in the street.)
  • Arrival at Airport

    The Taxi rates from airport to city vary depend on the distance from airport to center of city. 
    City Airport to city (km) Taxi rate (US$) 
    Hanoi -Noi Bai Airport
    Ho Chi Minh City - Tan Son Nhat Airport
    Hue - Phu Bai airport

    Airport tax and Customs Declaration
    Arrival – Departure Card: On arrival in Vietnam, you must complete arrival-departure card. One copy along with your passport are documents to register of your at hotels, guesthouses with local police. The register procedure may take up to one day/night. 
    Goods & Material Import
    • Cigarettes: 400ea; Cigars: 100ea; Tobacco: 100 gr; Liquor: 1.5 liters.
    • Perfume and jewellery for personal use.
    • Small gift items valued at not more than US$300
    Materials Under Declaration
    • Foreign currency: in excess of US$7,000.
    • Gold and jewellery not for personal use.
    • Video tapes, CDs… (these items are may be retained for screening within few days).
    Banned Materials
    • Weapon, firearms, explosives and inflammable objects
    • Opium and other narcotics
    • Anti-government literature
    Goods & Material Export
    Materials of high values
    Antiques, some precious stones and animals listed in Vietnam’s red-book will not be brought out of the country. Goods with high value may require export permits issued by the customs authorities. So when buying these goods, ask the retailer a receipt and ask if the good can be exported or not.

  • Food and Drink

    Vietnamese cuisine is the cooking and baking of various foods and beverages developed in Vietnam. Regular ingredients include fish sauce, shrimp paste, soy sauce, rice, fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables. Vietnamese recipes utilize lemongrass, mint, Vietnamese mint, long coriander and Thai basil leaves. Traditional Vietnamese cooking is greatly admired for its fresh ingredients, minimal use of oil, and reliance on herbs and vegetables. Vietnamese food is often ranked as one of the healthiest cuisines in the world.

    And here are what you should not miss when travelling to Vietnam: Pho (rice nooddle soup); Cha ca La vong (fried fish eaten with rice noodle; herb; special shrimp paste); Cha gio (spring roll); Goi cuon (salad roll).
  • Hospital and Emergency Call


    International SOS: 24 hour alarm center & medical emergency teams.
    Add: 31 Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi
    Tel: 9340555 Fax: 9340556

    Vietnam International Hospital: 24 hour emergency clinic
    Add: Phuong Mai road, Hanoi
    Tel: 5740740

    Medex: 24 hour emergency (090401919)
    Add: A1 Van Phuc, Suite 109-112, Kim Ma. Hanoi
    Tel: 8430748 Fax: 8461750
    Ho Chi Minh City:
    International SOS: 24 hour emergency
    Add: 65 Nguyen Du, Dist.1., Ho chi Minh city
    Tel: 8298424, 8298520 Fax: 8298551.

    Alain Carpentier Foundation- IMC-Heart Institute: 24h emergency
    Add: 520 Nguyen Tri Phuong, Dist.10, Ho chi Minh city
    Tel: 8654025

    Colombia Asia Saigon: 24 hour emergency
    Add: 8 Alexandere de Rhodes, Dist.1, Ho chi Minh city
    Tel: 8238455

    Police:           113
    Fire Brigade: 114
    First Aid:        115
  • Embassies

    Country Foreign Embassy in VietnamVietnam Embassy abroad
    Albania 49 Dien Bien Phu, Ha Noi
    Tel: 84-4-8253865
    Tirana, Tel 2556, Telex 2253 AMBRSV AB
    Algeria 12 Phan Chu Trinh, Ha Noi
    Tel : 84 -4 - 8253865 Fax : 84 -4 -8260830
    Website :
    30 Chenoua Hydra, Anger, Tel 600752
    Australia 66 Ly Thuong Kiet, Ha Noi
    Tel: 84 - 4 - 8252763
    6 Timbarra Crescent, O'Malley, Canberra, ACT 2603 Tel (062) 866509, Fax 864534
    Belgium B3 Van Phuc, Ha Noi
    Tel: 84 - 4 - 252263
    Avenue De La Floride 130, 1180 Bruxells, Tel (02) 3749133 Fax 3749133
    Bulgaria 2 Van Phuc, Ha Noi
    Tel: 84 - 4 - 252908
    Sofia-1113, Ul. Ilia, Petrovl, Tel 639043, 658486
    CambodiaHanoi: 4 Thuyen Quang,
    Tel 8264816
    Ho Chi Minh City: 41 Phung Khac Khoan, Tel: 84 - 8 - 8292751
    Son Ngoc Minh area, Phnom Penh, Tel 25481
    Canada39 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Ha Noi
    Tel: 84 - 4 - 8265840
    470 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa, K1N 6M8, Canada
    Tel: (613) 236-0772 Fax: (613) 236-2704
    China46 Hoang Dieu, Ha Noi
    Tel: 84 - 4 - 8253736, 253737
    32 Guangua Lu, Jianguomenwai Dajie, Beijing, Tel 5321125, 5325414
    Cuba65 Ly Thuong Kiet, Ha Noi
    Tel: 84 - 4 - 825477
    5A, Avenida No. 1802, Miramar, Cuidad de la Habana, Tel 296262
    Czech13 Chu Van An, Ha Noi
    Tel: 84 - 4 - 8254131
    Holeckova 6, Praha 5, Tel 546498, 531723
    Denmark19 Dien Bien Phu, Ha Noi
    Tel: +84 (4) 8 231 888
    Gammel Vartov Vej 20, 2900 Hellerup, Denmark
    Telephone: 45 3918 3932 Fax: 45 3918 3932
    FinlandSuite 603, Central Building, 31 Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi.
    Tel: 84 - 4 - 826 6788
    Aleksanterinkatu 15, 5th floor
    00100 Helsinki, Finland
    Tel. +358 9 562 6302 / +358 9 622 9900
    FranceHanoi: 49 Ba Trieu, Tel: 84 - - 252719, 254367, 254368
    Ho Chi Minh City: Consulate 102 Hai Ba Trung, Dist 1, Tel. 8-8297231
    62 Rue Boileau, 75016 Paris, Tel 45245063, 45276255, Fax 45243948
    Germany29 Tran Phu, Ha Noi
    Tel: 84 - 4 - 8253836
    Konstantinstrasse 37, 53179 Bonn, Tel (0228) 957540, Fax 351866
    Hungary43-47 Dien Bien Phu, Ha Noi
    Tel: 84 - 4 - 8252748
    V1 Benczur U. 18, Budapest, Tel 429943
    India58 Tran Hung Dao, Ha Noi
    Tel: 84 - 4 - 8253409
    42F, South Extension, New Delhi, Part 1, Tel 624 586, 623 823
    Indonesia50 Ngo Quyen, Ha Noi
    Tel: 84 - 4 - 8256316
    25 Jalan Tenku Umar, Jakarta, Tel 6221/3100358, 325347, Fax: 6221 3100359 Telex 073 45211 SRVNM IA
    Italy 9 Le Phung Hieu, Ha Noi
    Tel: 84 - 4 - 825624
    Plazza Barberini 12, 00187 Roma, Tel 4755286, 4754098
    Japan49 Nguyen Du, Ha Noi
    Tel: 84 - 4 - 8257902
    50-11, Motoyoyogi-Cho, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo, Tel 81334663315, Fax 813 3466 3312
    Korea, (People's Dem. Rep.)25 Cao Ba Quat, Ha Noi
    Tel: 84 - 4 - 8266621
    7, Munxu Str., Pongyang, Tel: 291
    Korea, South Tel: 722 704 3570/1, Fax 822 793 1009
    Korea (Republic of Korea)4th floor, 360 Kim Ma, Ha Noi
    Tel: 84 - 4 - 8315111
    Add: 7 Munsu Street , Pyongyang
    Tel: 381 7353 - Fax: 381 7632
    Consulate: 381 7111 Code: 00- 850- 2
    LaosHanoi: 22 Tran Binh Trong, Tel: 84 - 4 - 8254576
    Ho Chi Minh City: Consulate 43 Phung Khac Hoan, District 1, Tel: 84 - 8 - 8292751, 8292744
    1 Thanon That Luang Rd, Vientiane, Tel 413400, 413403, 413409
    MalaysiaA3 Van Phuc, Ha Noi
    Tel: 84 - 4 - 8253371
    4, Peslaran Stonor, Kuala Lumpur, Tel (03) 2484354, Fax 2483270
    Mexico Calle Sierra Ventana 255, 11000 Mexico, DF, Tel 5401612, 5401632
    Netherlands Daeha Office Tower, 360 Kim Ma, Hanoi. Tel. 84 4 8315650
    MyanmarBuilding A-3, Van Phuc, Ha Noi
    Tel: 84 - 4 - 253369, Fax: 84 - 4 - 252404
    40, Kmin Kochin Road, Yangon, Tel 50361
    PhilippinesE1 Trung Tu, Ha Noi
    Tel: 84 - 4 - 8257948
    Philippines 54, Victor Cruz, Malate, Manila, Tel (632) 500364, 508101, Fax 508101
    Poland 3 Chua Mot Cot, Ha Noi
    Tel: 84 - 4 - 8252027
    0-468 Warszawa, Ul. Kawalerii 5, Tel 413369, 415867
    Romania5 Le Hong Phong, Ha Noi
    Tel: 84 4 8252014
    15 Strada Autruliu, Bucharest, Tel 116120, Fax 11604
    Russian Federation58 Tran Phu, Ha Noi
    Tel: 84 - 4 - 825463
    Ul. Bolshaia Piragovxkaia 13, Moskwa, Tel 2450925
    SingaporeB4 Van Phuc, Ha Noi
    Tel: 84 - 4 - 8233966
    10 Leedon Park, Singapore 1026, Tel 468347
    Slovakia13 Chu Van An, Ha Noi
    Tel: 84 4 8254131
    Sweden2 Van Phuc, Ha Noi
    Tel: 84 - 4 - 8254824
    Slotsvaeg 26, 125 71 Alvsjo, Tel (08) 861218, 861418, Fax (08) 995713
    Switzerland 77b Kim Ma, Ha Noi
    Tel: 84 - 4 - 8232019, Fax: 84 - 4 - 232045
    Ch. F. Lehmann 34, 1218 Grand-Saconnex, Tel (022) 798 98 66, Fax 798 98 58
    Thailand63-65 Hoang Dieu, Ha Noi
    Tel: 84 - 4 - 235092, 256053, 262644
    83/1 Wireless Rd., Bangkok, Tel (02) 2517201, (02) 2515836
    United Kingdom116 Ly Thuong Kiet, Ha Noi
    Tel: 84 - 4 - 8252510
    12-14 Victoria Road, London, W8 5RD, Tel (071) 9371912, Fax. 8376108,
    USA7 Lang Ha, Ha Noi
    Tel: 84 - 4 - 8431500
    4 Le Duan Blvd, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City; Tel 84-8-82209433
    1233 20th Street NW, Suite 400, Washington DC, 20036
    Tel (202) 861-0737, Fax (202) 861-0917
    Consulate 1700 California, San Francisco, Tel (415) 922-1577

  • Dienbien

    Dienbien is a province situated on the northwest Vietnam. It borders with Lai Chau, Son La provinces, Laos and China. The province has many mountains stretching along north-west and south-east...
  • Bacninh

    Bacninh province is located in the Red River Delta of Northern Vietnam. It shares borders with Bacgiang, Hungyen, Haiduong, Vinhphuc provinces and Hanoi capital .The provincial capital of Bacninh is only 30km north of Hanoi. Bacninh owns a complex network of rivers such as Cau river, Duong river, the system of Thai Binh rivers. The province used to be an ancient trade center of Vietnam from the 2nd to 10th century so Bacninh is popular with ancient many pagodas and temples which reflect its cultural characters and architecture style of Buddhism. Taking a day trip to Bacninh, tourists not only visit the old pagodas, the handicraft villages or explore lifestyle in the countryside of the Red River Delta but also enjoy Vietnam’s traditional folk song - Quan Ho performed by local girls and boys.
  • Namdinh

    Namdinh is a coastal province in Northern Vietnam, shares boders with Ninhbinh to the south, Thaibinh to the north, Hanam to the northwest and East Sea. With cultural, physical and spiritual values of thousands of years, the province is home of many handicraft villages, historical and cultural sites as well as many tourist attractions. Namdinh is also hometown of many martial heroes, writers and poets like Tran Te Xuong (Tu Xuong), Nguyen Binh. The main attractions in this province include Tran Temple, Co Le and Keo Pagodas, Pho Minh Temple, Day Palace, Hai Thinh Beach, and Con Lu and Con Ngan Bird Grounds.
  • Langson

    Langson is a province located in northern region of Vietnam. It shares border with Caobang province to the south, Bacgiang province to the north, China to the east, Quangninh province to the north-east and Backan, Thainguyen provinces to the west. With total area covering over 80% of mountains and hills, Langson has potentiality of mineral, forestry, tourism and trading.The province has convenient condition for agriculture thanks for its dense rivers system. Winter fruits like peaches, pears, plums and persimmons; special dishes such as  roast ducks and porks, Mau Son wine and Lam rice are one of attractions of Langson. It is also famous with many culture and historical vestiges such as Rampart of Mac Dynasty, Doan Citadel Vestige, Chi Lang Defile, Ky Cung and Bac Le temples.Morever, Ky Lua market, To Thi and Mau Son mountains, Tam Thanh and Nhi Thanh grottoes are famous sites of Langson tourism. Especially, lots of people come to Ky Lua and Tam Thanh markets to shopping because the goods are abundant and cheap there.
  • Ho Chi Minh City

    Hochiminh City, formerly named Saigon is the largest city in Vietnam. This city was the capital of the French colony of Cochin-china and later of the independent state of South Vietnam from 1955–1975 that situated on the banks of the Saigon River. Hochiminh city is neighbour with Tayninh and Binhduong to the north, Longan to the west, Dongnai and Baria - Vungtau to the east, the sea to the south. formerly named Saigon is the largest city in Vietnam. This city was the capital of the French colony of Cochin-china and later of the independent state of South Vietnam from 1955–1975 that situated on the banks of the Saigon River. Hochiminh city is neighbour with Tayninh and Binhduong to the north, Longan to the west, Dongnai and Baria - Vungtau to the east, the sea to the south.
  • Mekong Delta

    Mekong Delta (Cuu Long in Vietnamese, means nine dragons)- the southern region of Vietnam lies to the west of Hochiminh city. It ends the Mekong River through a network of distributaries that empties into the sea. The main towns of the delta are Mytho, Vinhlong, Cantho and Chaudoc. The size of the area covered by water depends on the season. Mekong delta attracts travelers by immense water, beautiful sunset on the river, buzzing floating market, rice paddies, fish farms and tropical fruit orchards. Other delta products include coconut, sugar cane, fruit and fish. The Mekong Delta is the biggest basket of rice in Vietnam, which supplies enough rice to feed the country with a sizable surplus to export.  Visiting the delta, travelers will have opportunity to experience the unique lifestyle of this great river. It’s a water world where boats, houses, restaurants and even market float upon the innumerable rivers, canals and streams that flow through the region like artery.
  • Binhthuan

    Binhthuan province is located on coast of South Central Vietnam. It shares the borders with Ninhthuan province to the north-east, Lamdong province to the north, Dongnai province to the west, Baria- Vungtau province to the south-west, East Sea to the east and south-east. Binhthuan possesses two main seasons-the dry season and the rainy season with the monsoon tropical climate. It’s good condition to develop industrial forests of wood, cashew nut. With long coast-side, the province is also convenient to expand marine economy such as fish catching, salt and fish sauce. Moreover, Binhthuan attracts domestic and international travelers by picturesque scenery of mountains lying from west to east and reaching beautiful beaches. Phanthiet, Muine, Doiduong and Hamtan are famous popular destinations in Binhthuan. Visiting there, travelers will have opportunity to have leisure activities as swimming, fishing, climbing, yachting, golf playing in many beaches and resorts.

    Binhthuan is home of many ethnic minorities, of which the majority are Kinh, Cham, Rajai, Tay. A large of relics of Sa Huynh and Cham culture, ancient architecture, historic vestiges, traditional festivals are being preserved there making the special culture for this province.

  • Khanhhoa

    Khanhhoa is a coastal province, located in the South Central Vietnam.It shares borders with Phuyen province to the north, Daklak and Lamdong provinces to the west, Ninhthuan province to the south. Khanhhoa possesses a lot of inshore islands, highlands, midlands, plains and rivers. It attracts both domestic and foreign travelers for its specular natural landscape featured with stunning bays of Camranh, Vanphong and Nhatrang. The tropical monsoon climate with an average temperature of 26.5ºC is favorable condition to develop tourism in Khanhhoa with year-long activities.The province is home of Kinh people as well as a small percentage of other ethnic minority groups such as Rajai, Tay, Nung, Muong and Cham people. Cham people possess the most prominent culture which distinguishes Khanh Hoa from other provinces.
  • Baria-Vungtau

    Baria-Vungtau province is located  on the coast of the Southern Vietnam. It’s surrounded by Dongnai province to the north and Binhthuan province to the east, Hochiminh city to the west and East Sea to the south - east. The province also includes the Condao islands. Baria - Vungtau has become a famous tourism destination with advantages in perfect natural condition, historic cultural relics and modern tourism infrastructure. The province attracts travelers by beautiful and romantic beaches shielded by mountain ranges as well as many national historical and revolutionry monuments. 
  • Lamdong

    Lamdong is located in the Central Highlands. It shares borders with Daklak and Daknong to the north, Khanhhoa, Ninhthuan and Binhthuan to the south-east and Binhphuoc and Dongnai to the west. Lamdong is a mountainous province, and 70% of its area is covered in forest. Its’ the unique tourism is the combination of topographical, climatic and hydrographical factors. Lam Dong has still preserved many cultural and historical vestiges of ethnic groups, these are the working tools, household tools, personal ornaments, the temples, the burial tombs of the ages. 
  • Daklak

    Daklak Province is located in Central Highland, about 400 - 800m high above sea. It shares borders with Gialai to the north and east-north, Lamdong and Binhphuoc provinces to the south, Khanhhoa and Phuyen provinces to the east and Cambodia to the west. Daklak is home of over 44 ethnic groups consists of mainly of Ede, M’nong group and other ethnic majorities such as Ba Na, Jarai, Se Dang in small quantity. With rich flat red soil as convenient condition for cultivation, the province is famous with industrial trees such as coffee, rubber, tea, and pepper. Daklak's forest has abundant wood reserve and various rare animal species as elephant, lion, tiger, bear. The province owns many natural landscapes including beautiful rivers, high waterfalls, large lakes, forests with diverse fauna and flora. Addition to unique ethnic culture, Daklak is very potential to develop a thriving tourist industry.
  • Gialai

    Gialai is located in the Central Highlands. It’s surrounded by Kontum Province to the North, Daklak province to the south, Cambodia to the west, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen provinces to the east. Gialai is a land of many magnificent and poetic landscapes. It owns many springs, lakes, waterfalls, rives, and primary forest. Gialai is home of about 30 nations in which the Kinh ethnic is the majority, the rest are many ethnic minorities such as Jarai, Ba Na, Gie Trieng, Xo Dang, Co Ho, Nhang, Thai, Muong,etc. The unique cultural characteristics of ethnic groups are reflected through the Rong house, house on stilts, the architectural style of tomb-house statue as well as traditional customs, festivals and musical instruments. Additional, visitors will have chance to see by their own eyes the unique style of architecture of many statues in funeral houses and experience the local customs of ethnic groups.
  • Kontum

    Kontum is the capital of Kontum province that lies in the Central Highlands region of Vietnam and shares borders with Laos and Cambodia. About a half of the province’s area is forest with diverse fauna and flora. Kon Tum is featured with the majestic mountainous landscape and several tourist attractions such as Kontum Former Prison, Paved Ho Chi Minh trail, Ethnic Hilltribe Museum, etc. Visiting Kontum, many travellers are impressed by the wooden stilt houses which can be found nowhere else. 51% population of Kontum is ethnic minorities such as Ba Na, Xo Dang, GIe Trieng, Jarai, B’rau, and Ro Man. Their economy is primarily agricultural. Each of them has special and unique cultural features, which contribute to the cultural diversity of the region. 
  • Quangnam

    Quangnam is located in the middle of Central Vietnam and surrounded by Thuathienhue, Quangngai, and Kontum provinces. This province has a favorable location for socio-economic development, situated in the middle of southeast Asia. Quangnam- the unique historical and cultural site still keeps rich human values for hundreds year. Quangnam is proud of Hoian Ancient Town and Myson Cham Towers –the World Cultural Heritage recognized since December 1999. The province has120km of coastline with many beautiful, clean and deserted beaches such as Cua Dai, Binh Minh, Tam Thanh, etc, are ideal tourist attractions.
  • Danang

    Danang City is located in middle of Central Vietnam. Danang has an ideal natural location surrounded by mountains, rivers, and the ocean, including the Hai Van pass to the north, the South China Sea to the east, Ba Na mountains to the west, and the Son Tra Peninsula with Nui Son Tra (Monkey Mountain) to the northeast. Danang is the commercial and educational center of Central Vietnam. This city has special advantages of geographic location, human resources, transportation and infrastructure. The special terrain with sea, mountains, forests, midland areas, plains and urban streets makes Danang so charming. Danang is a beloved, friendly and hospitable city for everyone. Coming to Danang, you are to live in a warm atmosphere and enjoy your wonderful travel.
  • Hue

    Hue is the capital city of Thuathien-Hue province, Vietnam. Between 1802 and 1945, it used to be the imperial capital of the Nguyen dynasty. Thank to this fact, Hue inherits many historic monuments, which have earned it a place in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Roughly along the Perfume River from Hue lie myriad other monuments, including the tombs of several emperors, including Minh Mang, Khai Dinh, and Tu Duc. Also notable is the Thien Mu Pagoda, the largest pagoda in Hue and the official symbol of the city.
  • Binhdinh

    Binhdinh is situated on the south central coast of Vietnam, 649km from Hochiminh city. It’s bordered by Quangngai on the north, Gialai on the west, and Phuyen province on the south. The province’s topography includes four regions - highlands, midlands, plains, and coast. Binhdinh used to be one of capital cities of former Cham Kinhdong for a long time. Coming here, travelers will have chance to visit not only natural beautiful sights such as Ham Mo springs, Hoi Van, Quy Hoa, Thi Nai lowlands but also historic sights such as Cham tower, Doi tower, Duong Long tower, Quang Trung museum. Typical products of the province are silk, swallow nest, shrimp, fish, precious wood, vegetable oil, rice, marble, titanium, and handicraft articles. The old folk opera and Bai Choi folk songs contribute to make the unique of Binhdinh. The province also attracts tourists by rich traditional culture which has been preserved for thousands of years.

  • Quangbinh

    Located in North-Central Vietnam, Quangbinh is coastal province surrounded by Hatinh province on the North, East Sea on the east, Laos on the west and Quangtri province on the south. It’s situated on many important traffic hubs which are convenient to develop economic – society and exchange in and out the country. Past through the war of resistance against American empire and French colonialists, today Quangbinh still preservers many historical and cultural relics namely Dong Hoi citadel, Hoang Phuc Pagoda, Dao Duy Tu rampart and many more. Especially, the province attracts travelers by Phongnha – Kebang National Park – the World Natural Heritage recognized by UNESCO in 2003. The over 200,000 ha of parkland includes beautiful limestone formations, grottoes and caves, and boasts lush forestland covering 95 percent of the park area. Besides, Quangbinh is home of a large number of ethnic groups with diverse culture and tradition.
  • Laocai

    Laocai is mountainous region located in the North-West Vietnam. Laocai is surrounded by Yunna (China) to the north, Laichau province to the west, Hagiang province on the east and Yenbai, Sonla provinces on the south. Nowadays, Laocai is also a destination for travelers journeying between Hanoi and Sapa.
  • Hoabinh

    Hoabinh is located in the northeast of Vietnam. It is bordered by Sonla in the west, Phutho and Hatay in the north, Hanam and Ninhbinh in the east and Thanhhoa in the south. Hoabinh is famous with beautiful natural landscape and rich culture and history. There are six ethnic minorities including Muong, Kinh, Thai, Tay, Dao, H’Mong living there with harmonized cultural characteristics. Additionally, Hoa Binh has a wide range of natural minerals, including asbestos, coal, limestone, and a large reserve of stone, mineral water and clay. The hot springs of Kim Boi and Lac Son encompasses high mountains and large lakes, with favorable climate for the development of convalescence tourism.
  • Backan

    Backan is a mountainous region in North Vietnam. It is bordered by Caobang to the north, Tuyenquang to the west, Thainguyen to the south, and Langson to the east. The province has considerable natural resources, particularly in mining and forestry. Most of Backan’s surface is covered with mountains and hills, accompanied by a complicated network of springs, streams and rivers.
  • Caobang

    Caobang Province is located in the Far North - East, shares borders with China on the north and east, Backan and Langson provinces on the south, and Hagiang and Tuyenquang provinces on the west. Mountainous province is one of the most beautiful regions of Vietnam. Caobang itself is more prosaic, but it is a useful base to explore the surrounding countryside. The climate is mild here and the winter days can get chilly when a thick fog clings to the banks of the Banggiang River.
  • Hagiang

    Hagiang is the province located at the highest latitude in the northeastern Vietnam. It is surrounded by Caobang, Tuyenquang, Laocai, and Yenbai. It shares a border with China in the north. Located about 350km to the north of Hanoi, Hagiang is the final frontier in northern Vietnam. Hagiang is a mountainous region, the population is not large, and the majority of inhabitants are ethnic minorities including the Dao, H’mong, Tay, and Nung. This province is the ideal location to organize activities such as hiking and camping with the climate divided in two distinct seasons (rainy and dry). Hagiang’s central plateau is good for growing plums, peaches, and persimmons all of which are valued for exporting.
  • Quangninh

    Located in the North-East of  Vietnam , Quangninh is a mountainous and coastal province. Quangninh has many beautiful beaches and natural beauty spots as well as historical and architectural relics. Halong bay- the World Heritage is the pride of the province. Besides tourism, the city also owns a major source of coal, which has brought enormous economic benefits to land. Quangninh is the place concentrating biological diversity with many ecosystems of coral reefs, tropical forests, water-flooded forests. The province is also rich in cultural characteristic as well as historical values. Yentu site, Cuaong temple, Bachdang River are historical and cultural destinations in Quangninh province.
  • Haiphong

    Haiphong is located in the north of Vietnam, near Quangninh Province to the north, Hai duong Province to the west, and Thaibinh Province to the south. It’s a large city with an important seaport of Vietnam. Haiphong used to be a developed commercial center where the Chinese, Japanese, French, Spanish and Portuguese gathered for trade. Nowadays, Haiphong still is commercial and industrial metropolis as well as an important transportation hub of Vietnam. The city also attracts travelers with beautiful natural landscape such as Catba Island, Monkey Island, Doson beach, etc. Haiphong city retains many historical sites also such as temples, pagodas, mausoleums and other architectural sights. The city has a very famous & unique festival - Buffalo Fighting Festival - which is held once a year.
  • Ninhbinh

    Ninhbinh is situated on the Red River Delta, surrounded by Hoabinh, Hanam provinces on the north, Namdinh province on the east and Thanhhoa on the west and the south. Ninhbinh is well-known for the first imperial capital of Vietnam, from 968 to 1010 under Dinh, Le and Ly dynasties, which has resulted in its cultural tourism potential. Also, Tamcoc-Bichdong and Trangan Eco-Tourism within the province are desirable destinations for travelers.
  • Hanoi

    Hanoi capital in the north is the second-largest city, the center of culture, politics, economy and trade of the whole country.