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!

Geography of Vietnam

Vietnam with its diversity in geographical terrain, in climatic areas, in cultural heritage can offer the most colorful holidays: be it an adventure tour through Vietnam, a historical & cultural tour, a tour of fresh nature of Vietnam, or a relaxing deluxe beach vacation....

Food & Drinks in Vietnam

Local open-air markets sell a variety of fresh meat, poultry, fish and seafood. If cooked properly there should be no health problems. Open-air markets also sell a variety of fresh fruits and produce either grown locally or imported from the cooler mountain regions in the far-north, near Da Lat or from Ho Chi Minh City/SaiGon, China or Thailand.

Festivals & Events in Vietnam

Traditional festivals are considered the traditional cultural activities of all countries, including the Vietnamese people. They involve all social classes, urban and rural alike, and have become a necessary part of people's lives for many centuries.

Vietnam Economy

Before the French's arrival in Vietnam, there's used to be a feudal system in the kingdom. That time the economy based largely on agriculture. Commerce was small in the economy. The agricultural land that time was either owned by the king, by the royal family, or by the mandarins. The peasants worked on the mandarin's land or the royal land and had to pay a big share and taxes to the king and/or the mandarins.

Dong Thap

Dong Thap Province is located to the north of the Mekong Delta, in southern Vietnam. The province shares border with Cambodia to the north, with Long An to the east, with Tien Giang and Vinh Long to the south-east, with Can Tho to the south-west, and with An Giang to the west. It may be possible that Dong Thap is out of the way, so most travellers don't make trips through the province. Dong Thap is visited by few adventure travellers who love straying from the well beaten path in Vietnam.

Dangers & Annoyances in Vietnam

While claimed among the safest countries in the World for travelers, there are still dangers and annoyances that you may want to pay attention to when traveling and touring in Vietnam.

Da Lat

Da Lat is located on the Lang Biang Plateau, southern area of the Central Highland of Vietnam. Da Lat is characterized by pine forests, lakes, waterfalls, beautiful flower fields and French architecture.

Cu Chi Tunnel

Cu Chi is 65 km (1.5 hour drive) northwest of Ho Chi Minh City. The tunnel network of Cu Chi became legendary in the war for facilitating the local guerrillas to gain victory over the American troops.  At its height, these three-leveled tunnels stretched over 250 km. Touring Cu Chi, the travelers would learn more about the war and the resilience of the Vietnamese.

Chau Doc

Chau Doc is an idyllic riverine town located close to the Cambodian border and inhabited by the communities of Kinh, Cham, Khmer and Chinese. There are numerous pagodas in Chau Doc which have Chinese and Hindu influence and which are colorfully painted.