You might have heard a lot about what went down in Vietnam during the war, but it’s much different now.
If you happen to have heard about Vietnam from American movies (with the popular phrase “I fought in ‘Nam), you might have gotten the wrong image of the country. Despite having suffered from a two-decade long war, it is today one of the most beautiful countries you can visit.
Over the past two decades, tourism in Vietnam boomed, and the number of international visitors went from 2.1 million in 200 to 6.8 million in 2012.
Bordered by 7 countries, Vietnam is home to nearly 95 million people. And even though French is officially the second language to Vietnamese, English has become very popular in recent years.
What makes Vietnam so beautiful, is its rich history and culture, which has survived hundreds of years.
While the capital, Hanoi, has been consistently voted among the world’s top ten destination by TripAdvisor since 2014, the beauty extends across all parts of the country.
Some of the most popular tourist attractions in the country include rain forests, mountains, beautiful beaches and spectacular rock formations. Not to forget the 31 national parks and 21 tourist areas, as well as their endless world heritage sites and historical monuments and temples.