Ho Chi Minh City
Area: 2,098.7 sq. km²
Population: 7,123.4 thousand habitants (April 2009)
Area: 1,257.3 sq. km
Population: 887.1 thousand habitants (April 2009)
- Districs: Hai Chau, Thanh Khe, Son Tra, Ngu Hanh Son, Lien Chieu, Cam Le.
- Rural districts: Hoa Vang, Hoang Sa.Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Hoa, Co Tu, Tay...
Ha Long Bay (World Natural Heritage)
Nha Trang City
Area: 251 sq. km
Population: 362 thousand people (2008)
- Wards: Vinh Hoa, Vinh Hai, Vinh Phuoc, Vinh Tho, Ngoc Hiep, Van Thang, Phuong Son, Xuong Huan, Van Thanh, Phuong Sai, Phuoc Tan, Phuoc Tien, Phuoc Hai, Phuoc Long, Loc Tho, Phuoc Hoa, Tan Lap, Vinh Nguyen, Vinh Truong.
- Communes: Vinh Luong, Vinh Phuong, Vinh Ngoc, Vinh Thanh, Vinh Hiep, Vinh Trung, Vinh Thai, Phuoc Dong.Ethnic groups: Mainly the Viet (or Kinh).
Mai Chau Valley Vietnam Information
Mai Chau is located in Hoa Binh province, approximately 135 km from Hanoi and 60 km from Hoa Binh. From the top of Cun Mountain, one can admire the superb panorama of Mai Chau surrounded by a green valley and stilt houses. Many minorities, including the Thai ethnic group, live in Mai Chau.
Ba be lakes, National Park Vietnam information
Ba Be itself is actually three smaller lakes joined together – Pe Lam, Pe Lu and Pe Leng. The climate is cool with an average temperature of 22°C. The best time to visit the area is during the dry season, which is during winter and spring.
Ha Giang Vietnam Information
Ha Giang, 300 km away from Hanoi, located at the highest latitude in Vietnam. It is surrounded by Cao Bang, Tuyen Quang, Lao Cai, and Yen Bai. It shares a border with China in the north. Many ethnic minorities, including the Dao, H’mong, Tay, and Nung, live in Ha Giang province Vietnam.
Cuc Phuong National Park Vietnam Information
With 25,000 hectares and 140 km South of Hanoi, Cuc Phuong is the first National Park of Vietnam which was established in 1962. The botanical richness of the forest is impressive as it supports a wide variety of flora species and patches of primeval forest, including ancient trees with thick clusters of roots, and parasitic plants and ligneous creepers.
Perfume Pagoda Vietnam Information
Vietnam's most charming city, Hanoi is home to about 4 million people.Less vibrant and more reserved than its cousin to the south, Hanoi is a great place to explore on foot.
Tam Coc & Hoa Lu Vietnam Information
Tam Coc means three caves, which takes about two hours driving from Hanoi (110 km) to the South, and visitors may say that distance is not a matter after seating in a boat rowed by one or two local persons in Hoang Long river and see the first limestone mountains, which will run along their riverway for several kilometers.
Son La Vietnam Information
Son La, the fifth largest province in the country, is located to the northwestern region of Vietnam. Eighty percent of the province’s natural area is covered with mountains. The province is populated by various ethnic groups, including the Ma, H’mong, Dao, Muong, Kinh, Khmer, Tay, Thai, and so on.
Son La has a temperate climate throughout the year.
Dien Bien Phu - Lai Chau Vietnam Information
For many people, Dien Bien Phu is always in the mind of the Vietnamese as well as many other worldwide, a great marking point of Vietnam in 1954, broke the French efforts in sieging Vietnam and Indochina.
Cao Bang Vietnam Information
Cao Bang is 272 km north of Hanoi, a province in the Northeast of Vietnam, bordered with China. There are nine ethnic minorities living in Cao Bang, including the Tay, Nung, Dao, and H’mong.Famous sites include Thang Then Lake in Tra Linh, Ban Gioc Fall in Trung Khanh, and Ba Be Lake in Ba Be.
Area: 390.5 sq. km
Population: 197 thousand habitants (2007)
- Wards: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
- Communes: Xuan Tho, Xuan Truong, Ta Nung, Tram Hanh
- Ethnic groups: M'nong, Ma, Co Ho...
The Mekong Delta is the bottom half of Vietnam's two rice baskets (the other being the Red River Delta in the North). This vast delta is formed by the deposition of the multiple tentacles and tributaries of the mighty Mekong River which has its origin in the Tibetan highland plateau 2,800 miles away.
Quang Tri is located in the central Vietnam near the crossways between North and South Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand. Several different minorities populate this province (Kinh, Bru-Van Kieu).From 1954 until the defeat of the Americans in 1975, Ben Hai river marked the division of Vietnam
Cam Luong Fish Stream (Stream Fish god)
Have you ever seen thousands of big fish swimming in a small stream? How would you feel if you knew that these fish were magic? In Thanh Hoa Province’s Cam Luong Commune it is believed that such a school of ‘sacred fish’ exists and they can be visited by the public.
Ho Citadel – Vietnam’s unique rock work
Ho Citadel locates in adjacent to the four villages: lay Giai, Xuan Giai, Thuong Giai and Dong Mon in two districts Vinh Long and Vinh Tien, in Vinh Lac District, Thanh Hoa province. It was the capital of Vietnam from 1397 to 1407.
Thanh Chuong Viet Palace, gallery of Vietnamese culture
From the center of Hanoi, about 40 kilometers heading to Day Dieu Slope in Hien Ninh Commune, Soc Son District, an old cultural complex called Viet Phu Thanh Chuong or Thanh Chuong Viet’s Palace is a familiar name for those who love to discover Vietnamese culture. The complex wears breaths of immemorial time blanketing houses, antiques and surrounding trees.