1945-1991: Cold War world Wiki
ContinentsCountriesCitiesMountainsOceansSeasLakesRivers and canals
National parksForumChatBlogsPollsPhotosVideos

File:Ha Long Bay with boats.jpg

Ha Long Bay, a World Heritage Site

Vietnam (official name: Socialist Republic of Vietnam), covering an area of 331,689 km² and population 85,238,000 (2005), is a nation of Asia. Its capital is Hanoi and the largest city is Ho Chi Minh City.

Tips for: backpackersbusiness travelersluxury/exotic travelhitchhikersfamiliesseniorsLBG travelerspet owners

Hotels and lodging[]


Our country has never been so great and beautiful as today. Unfortunately, because of many reasons, some people may make you having a perception that is more different than the truth of Viet Nam

Our country has never been so great and beautiful as today. Unfortunately, because of many reasons, some people may make you having a perception that is more different than the truth of Viet Nam. The fact is Viet Nam is glorious country and in development where people in the world count on and put their trust.


Vietnam in photo

According to the VOA news, date 09/16/07, after eight months WTO member, Viet Nam has gotten 8.3 billion US dollars investment from people in the world.

In the development, when one thing is growing up, it urges other things grow up too. Among growing up people in the world know is freedom of religion. Following the source of David Gollust from VOA, department of states reporter 09/14/2007. Ms. Rice, the US department of State, said "US religion report faults Iraq, China but commends Vietnam and Saudi Arabia"

Moreover, our country is being prosperous from countryside to city. In the countryside, most farmers continue increasing to produce goods, and in the city, there are several buildings and companies are built. According to Luis Ramirez, reporter from VOA, wrote about Vietnam date Nov.20, 2006 during the visiting of Mr. Bush, the president of the United States.

" With the gleaming high-rise building and heavy traffic, this bustling city, formerly the South Vietnamese capital of Saigon, Showcases Vietnam’s transformation from a war-battered , impoverished backwater to one of Asia’s fast-growing economies . . and Mr. Bush said he is "unbelievably grateful" for the warm welcome he received in this city . . ."

File:7232 news anh quang ba.jpg

Not moving for another person fighting (or cù lét) is not easy. Vietnamese people are the same. Because of protecting our country, we didn’t have another choice for what we did. However, we, Vietnamese people are so nice and friendly, always welcome, and make friends with people from the world, especially, there are a lot of Vietnam American veterans have come back for visiting Vietnam. According to the visiting and addressing of Mr. Bill Clinton, the president of the United States (now former president) when he was in Ha Noi date Nov. 17, 2000. In his speech, he mentioned about Vietnam American veterans traveling back to Vietnam for the first time since the war:

“as they walked through the streets of Hanoi, they were approached by Vietnamese citizens who had heard of their visit: Are you the American soldiers, they asked? Not sure what to expect, our veterans answered, yes, we are. And to their immense relief, their hosts simply said, welcome to Vietnam.".

After that, a lot of people from the world come, and more American veterans follow including Senator John McCain, Senator Bob Kerrey, Senator Chuck Robb, and Senator John Kerry from Massachusetts. We have made a lot of friends with the people from the world especially we have a great relationship with the United States. Mr. Clinton also said:



"Today, the United States and Vietnam open a new chapter in our relationship, at a time when people all across the world trade more, travel more, know more about and talk more with each other than ever before."

We study, learn, and work very hard to make our country always moving forward in joining with the world, and most people of the world are so happy for our wonderful results, as Mr. Clinton said:

"The United States has great respect for your intellect and capacity." and he also said: "We are, in short, eager to build our partnership with Vietnam. We believe it's good for both our nations. We believe the Vietnamese people have the talent to succeed in this new global age as they have in the past.”

Base on the history of the world, most countries, people always need the time to develop and improve their countries, and Viet Nam is the one of these, and we join with the world in the fastest and shortest time when we compare our country with other countries. Mr. Clinton continued:
"Now, America's record is not perfect in this area. After all, it took us almost a century to banish slavery. It took us even longer to give women the right to vote.”


Vietnam in photo

Because of many reasons, some people may give you a perception that is more different than the truth of Viet Nam, but the fact, this is the truth about my country where we have many Vietnamese heroes. They learn and work very hard to build up, improve, and develop our country although they have to face and encounter many difficult situations. Personally, I have a desire, if I live outside Vietnam in any country of the world, I could not joint with other Vietnamese to make our country moving forward, and I can not create our glorious Vietnam for the Vietnam history today, I am so joyful for my country, family, friends, and all Vietnamese, and I am also proud of myself because I am Vietnamese.

Find the ultimate guide to Vietnam with the best things to do in Vietnam.


Maps and transportation[]

Getting to Vietnam[]

Exploring Vietnam[]

Practical information and resources[]



Vietnamese Soups


Vietnamese Desserts

Vietnamese cuisine has three main styles which originated in three regions of the country, the central part, the southern part, and the northern part. Each one of these regions is home to dishes with distinct flavors. The northern cuisine is characterized by its traditional style with strict selection of spices and other ingredients. The southern cuisine has Chinese influences on account of large Chinese immigrant population; is more exotic, and uses a variety of herbs. The central cuisine has many side dishes; has its own spiciness compared to both the northern and the souther styles. It is always a good idea of enjoy the exotic dishes of Vietnam, while you are in Vietnam. You should also try to have the regular staple food which a Vietnamese family generally eats. A typical Vietnamese meal include a bowl of rice, roasted meat or fish, a bowl of canh (vegetable broth, often cooked with meat), and fish and/ or soy sauce. Any good restaurant will happily serve you these regular Vietnamese foods.

While in Vietnam, a tourist or a business visitor has many choices. For instance, Vietnam's largest city, Ho Chi Minh City, has a number of good restaurants with dishes from across the world - Chinese, French, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Thai, and of course, continental and Vietnamese. Moreover, you have a choice of hundreds of street side stalls and cafes. ( meja cafe )

  • Mandarine Restaurant (11A Ngo Van Nam, Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh City) serves good Vietnamese and Chinese food.
  • Some Useful phrases - Most of the Vietnamese foods contain fish and meat though you may also get vegetarian food. It is useful to learn some phrases which a vegetarian may use while ordering food in restaurants:
    • an chay means vegetarian
    • com chay means vegetarian food
    • nha hang com chay means vegetarian restaurant
    • rau means vegetable
    • khong co trung means no eggs

Text with links to user-reviews on other pages[]


Photo gallery[]

Add a new photo to the photo gallery. Vote on which images to feature in the featured images forum.

Everything else[]

Got something to say that doesn't fit in the other sections of this page? Add it here!

External resources[]

Add links to other sites here

Popular Countries:China, Japan, India, Singapore, Thailand

Asian Countries
Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, East Timor, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen