Vietnam gives Thailand a run for its money in the food stakes, with a cuisine that is famed around the world. It is also a country with a complex history, with Chinese and Hindu influences, not to mention the French colonial period and the brutal Vietnam War that raged from 1955 to 1975. Today it is a country of stunning contrasts, cities with rural idylls, a communist past with a booming future.
Whether you are looking natural riches or a fascinating culture, Vietnam delivers. The eerie limestone karsts of Halong Bay, the thousands of miles of pristine coastline and the emerald rice paddies are a sight to behold, all accompanied by frenetic cities and truly spectacular cuisine. When it comes to diving, you are spoilt for choice. This country may be relatively new to the sport, but it has no shortage of amazing things to see with calm, beginner-friendly waters, as well as caverns and pinnacles for more advanced divers. Enjoy islands with colorful macro and sites where you can spot everything from turtles to whale sharks.
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|Network Provider||Beeline, Viettel Mobile|
|Electricity||220 V / 50 Hz|
|Power Plug Type||A, C, F|
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