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Vietnam is located on the Eastern edge of the Indochina peninsula, in Southeast Asia, and is bordered to the North by China and to the West by Laos and the Kingdom of Cambodia. With over 86 million people, Vietnam is the 13th most populous country in the world. The country has a very tropical climate in most of its parts. Flat land only comprises 20% of the country, consisting of hills and densely forested mountains. Tall mountains and highlands make up the rest of the country, where the weather can be considerably cooler.

Most travelers to Vietnam are attracted by the country’s wonderful natural beauty: from the green rice fields in the north to the fascinating bustle of the Mekong Delta in the south.

Vietnam, however, is also a country with a long 4000-year history and ancient traditions. It has many historic attractions and old temples. Many of these vestiges still maintain their ancient appearances

With its geographical diversity, the country has inherited many famous natural tourist sites such as Sa Pa, Tam Dao, Bach Ma, Ba Na, Da Lat... These sites are usually located 1,000 meters above sea level. Sa Pa town is attractive with old French style villas and modern buildings interspersed in peach garden.  This town was voted one of the world's top ten places for walking by popular Lonely Planet guidebook. The road will take you to integrate into local life among terraced rice fields and villages nearby. Moreover, Sa Pa is enriched with beautiful terraced rice fields along mountain sides, winding along the roads have been considered one of seven most beautiful and spectacular terraced rice fields in Asia and the world by Travel and Leisure magazine (the United States). Da Lat is an ideal tourist area, famous for pine forests, waterfalls and many kinds of beautiful flowers. Visiting to Da Lat, tourists are attracted by the strong and tender melodies of the T'rung and Gongs, two typical musical instruments of the highlanders commonly played at evening parties.

Vietnam has 30 national parks and many nature reserves teeming with plant and animal species of the tropical zone. Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park is a UNESCO declared a world natural heritage site.

10 special national relics out of tens of thousands of historical - cultural sites in Viet Nam are categorized as national heritage. UNESCO has recognized five world cultural heritage sites: Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long - Ha Noi, Citadel of the Ho Dynasty, Complex of Hue Monuments, Hoi An Ancient Town and My Son Sanctuary.

 

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