Ricefields at Muong Vi, Bat Xat, Lao Cai
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Public Holidays in Vietnam 2018

Vietnam follows two calendar systems: the lunar and the solar (Gregorian) ones which affect public holidays in Vietnam dramatically. Depending on each year, public holidays coincides with weekend holidays, then the real holidays (observed holidays) for the Vietnamese for an occasion could be much longer than those on the calendar.

Quang Binh

Quang Binh is located 100 km north of DMZ, about 170km north of Hue and 488km south of Ha Noi. Quang Binh is home to the famed UNESCO World Heritage of Phong Nha with the longest underground river in the World; Nhat Le blue sea water with powdery white sand beaches and the Ho Chi Minh Trails. 

Quang Nam

Quang Nam is in the Central Region of Vietnam. The province is bordered to the north by Da Nang and Hue, to the east by the East Vietnam Sea, to the south by Quang Ngai and Kon Tum, to the south-west by Kon Tum and to the west by Laos. The provincial capital is Tam Ky City.

Quang Ngai

Quang Ngai Province is located in the Central Region of Vietnam; bordered to the north by Quang Nam Province, to the south by Binh Dinh Province, to the west of Kon Tum Province, to the south-west by Gia Lai Province and to the east by the East-Vietnam Sea. The capital city of Quang Ngai Province is Quang Ngai City, 130km south of Da Nang, 130km south of Hoi An Old Town, 170km north Quy Nhon City, 400km north of Nha Trang.

Quang Ninh

Quang Ninh Province of Vietnam is located in the North-East of the country. Quang Ninh is bordered to the north by China, to the east and south-east by the East Vietnam Sea, to the south by Hai Phong, to the south-west by Hai Duong Province and to the west by Bac Giang and Lang Son Provinces. The capital city of Quang Ninh Province is Halong City which overlooks the famed Halong Bay in the Gulf of Tonkin, 140km from Hanoi.

Quang Tri

Quang Tri is 580km south of Ha Noi and 75km north of Hue. Quang Tri contained most of the area called DMZ during the war. It was heavily destroyed and sprayed in the war.

Quy Nhon - Binh Dinh

Quy Nhon is the capital city of Binh Dinh Province. The city is known to the travellers as having pristine strips of fine sandy beaches. The vicinity also offers ruins of the Cham Culture which existed in Central and South Central Region of Vietnam from 2nd century through the 15th century. Quy Nhon is a transit spot for the travellers heading between Nha Trang and Hoi An or Da Nang or between the coastal areas and the Central Highlands of Vietnam.

Religion & Ideology in Vietnam

Traditionally and ultimately the Vietnamese practice ancestor worshipping. This still plays the most important part of the Vietnamese spiritual life. This tradition actually helps make the spiritual life and religious life in Vietnam very characteristic and colorful. Besides the Vietnamese also practice the worshipping of the Mother of the Land.

Sapa - Lao Cai

Sapa Vietnam is 400km (9 hour drive by car) north-west of Hanoi. This cloud-covered town is located at 1,550m above sea level, cool all year round. There are many magnificent mountains including the peak of Indochina-Fansipan of 3,143m elevation.