Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a country in Southeast Asia. Its neighbouring countries are China to the north, Laos and Cambodia to the west.
Ho Chi Minh City, commonly known as Saigon or by the abbreviations HCMC or HCM, is the largest city in Vietnam and the former capital of the Republic of Vietnam.
Southern Vietnam covers the Mekong Delta, the extreme southern end of the Mekong River, and the area around Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, and also its second largest city, is a fascinating blend of East and West, with Chinese influence from centuries of dominance, and French je ne sais quoi from its colonial past.
The Central Coast is a region of Vietnam. This region is likened by the Vietnamese to the bamboo pole connecting the baskets of north and south.
Hoi An is a beautiful city in Vietnam just south of Da Nang.
Northern Vietnam gets fewer visitors than Ho Chi Minh City and the coastal cities in the south, but it's full of culture.
Nha Trang is Vietnam’s most famous seaside resort-town.
The Central Highlands of Vietnam are a distinct contrast from the tropical south, with an arid climate, rolling hills, and blue skies.
Da Nang is Vietnam's fourth or fifth largest city, and is on the South China Sea coast, midway between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and the largest city of Central Vietnam.
Hue is in the central region of Vietnam and is the former imperial capital.
Mui Ne is a nice resort area near Ho Chi Minh City, in Southern Vietnam.
Sa Pa is a town in a beautiful, mountainous region of northern Vietnam on the border with China.
Phú Quốc is a large tropical Vietnamese island off the coast of Cambodia.
Can Tho is the biggest city of the Mekong Delta, in Vietnam with an estimated population of 1.5 million in 2012.
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