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VIETNAM
Holidays and Sightseeing

Basic information
Official languageVietnamese
CapitalHanoi
Area331,689 km2
Population97,300,061  (2019)
Currencydong  (VND)
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Code.VNM
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Cities in VIETNAM

Hanoi

Holidays and Sightseeing

Old town Hue, VietnamPhoto:dronepicr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic no changes made

Tourism is increasingly becoming an important sector for the Vietnamese economy. It is estimated that in 2004 about 2.5 million tourists visit Vietnam. Most foreign visitors come from China and the United States.

About two million people work in the tourist industry; 5.5% of the total working population. The total accommodation amounts to more than 70,000 hotel rooms. Due to the increasing number of tourists, it is important to quickly build additional accommodation.

Baai vanb Halong, VietnamPhoto:Disdero Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported no changes made

Vietnam has a number of tourist highlights with Hanoi, Saigon, the imperial city of Hue, the museum city of Hoi An, Halong Bay, the coast, the beaches and the remains of the Cham. In development are cruise tourism, adventure tourism and even tourism for Vietnam War veterans.

Hanoi, VietnamFoto:Alex 69200 vx Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International no changes made

Hanoi is one of the most important cultural centers of Vietnam and the capital for over a thousand years. Numerous Vietnamese dynasties and other rulers have left their mark on this city. Although many of the beautiful historical structures have not been preserved, the city still has many interesting cultural and historical monuments and is attractive to visitors and residents. Many of the colonial structures were built in a mix of French and traditional Vietnamese architectural styles, such as the National Museum of Vietnamese History, the National Museum of Fine Arts of Vietnam, and the old medical school building.

Food market in Hanoi, VietnamPhoto: Daderot in the public domain

On a culinary level, you can order the most delicious meals very cheaply. Be surprised by the local specialties, the spicy dishes are certainly appreciated by enthusiasts. Some specialties are soup with noodles (pho) and chicken (ga) or beef (bo) flavored with all kinds of spices. Rice noodles with fish and crab (banh canh) is a very popular dish. Read more on the Hanoi page of Landenweb.

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Last updated September 2021
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