Vietnam is a Southeast Asian country on the South China Sea known for its beaches, rivers, Buddhist pagodas and bustling cities.

Astonishingly exotic and utterly compelling, Vietnam is a country of breathtaking natural beauty with a unique heritage, where travel quickly becomes addictive.

The Thais may grumble, but in Southeast Asia nothing really comes close: Vietnamese food is that good. Incredibly subtle in its flavours and outstanding in its diversity, Vietnamese cooking is a fascinating draw for travellers – myriad street-food tours and cooking schools are testament to this.

Interesting facts about Vietnam:

  • During the war, Vietnamese children thought the American soldiers were blind because they had blue eyes and wore sunglasses all the time.
  • 40% of Vietnamese people have the last name ‘Nguyen’.
  • The world’s largest cave, in Vietnam, is so big that it contains it’s own jungle 200m below ground.