Ricefields at Muong Vi, Bat Xat, Lao CaiOur Vietnam Travel section is dedicated to a complete Vietnam travel guide with useful travel tips and advice, detailed information for travel destinations, as well as photos and images for Vietnam. All travel guide information is written by Paradissa tour guides and travel experts from our own experiences. We keep it in mind that the travel guide is for our travelers and we try to update the information as "it is". Sometimes things change so quickly that we can't update all information, so please help us to share your experiences and knowledge so that we could provide the travellers to Vietnam with the most up-to-date information. Have nice reading and have a great trip to Vietnam!

North West of Vietnam

The North-West of Vietnam is characterized by high mountains and colorful ethnic minorities. The North-West of Vietnam includes the provinces of Hoa Binh, Son La, Lai Chau, Dien Bien, Ha Giang, Lao Cai, Yen Bai.

North East of Vietnam

The North East of Vietnam includes the provinces of Thai Nguyen, Tuyen Quang, Bac Can, Cao Bang, Lang Son and Quang Ninh. The North East of Vietnam is characterized by towering mountains, lakes, waterfalls, national parks and green forests.

National Parks in Vietnam

Vietnam National Parks include a collection of national parks, nature reserves in Vietnam, of which many have been inscribed to the lists of World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Sites and Global Bio Sphere Reserves by the UNESCO.

Money & Banks in Vietnam

Vietnam is primarily a cash based society although with an ever increasing number of travellers, Vietnam joining the international community and increasing international trade, credit cards are becoming more common. Especially from April 01, 2007 Vietnam is to fully open its financial sector to WTO member countries; the banking infrastructure is expected to get much better.

Mekong Delta

The Mekong River is among the biggest rivers in the World, starting its nearly 5,000km course from the Tibetan Plateau traveling its way through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. The Mekong River discharges its water into the East Vietnam Sea in southern Vietnam via its nine major tributaries. For this reason, the local people call it the Cuu Long River (or the River of Nine Dragons) and the Delta created by sediments of the Mekong's tributaries is called Dong Bang Song Cuu Long – The Mekong Delta.
 

Long Hai

Long Hai is a small town and fishing centre, about 120 km southeast of HCMC, 25 km northeast of Vung Tau City and 15 km southeast of Ba Ria City, a new administrative and commercial centre of the Province Ba Ria - Vung Tau. Long Hai has a long expanse of sandy beaches running the full length of the sleepy town covered in trees.

Languages in Vietnam

Vietnamese, Vietnam's official language, is a tonal language. With each syllable, there are normally six different tones that can be used, which changes the meaning. This often makes it difficult for foreigners to pick up the language. 

History of Vietnam

Legend of Kinh Duong Vuong and Hong Bang Thi (2879-258 BC)

According to the legend, the Vietnamese ancestor was Kinh Duong Vuong whose grave now is in An Lu village, Thuan Thanh district, Bac Ninh province.

Travel Health for Vietnam

This is a general guide to health travel for Vietnam such as compulsory vaccinations, health risks, travel insurance, first aids and medications... You are to consult your doctor for the expertise advice specifically for you when before departing on the holiday to Vietnam, though.