Located in Southeast Asia, Vietnam is bordered by China to the north, Laos to the north-west, Cambodia to the south-west, the Gulf of Thailand to the south and the South China Sea to the East.
It is well known for its bustling big cities being the capital Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, along with its beaches, rivers, French colonial architecture, Buddhist pagodas and war history.
Hanoi (Capital City)
est. pop. 7 million. The capital, and the base for government, most major corporates and NGO’s. As a city that is over one thousand years old, Ha Noi has more cultural and historical sites than anywhere else in Vietnam. Besides being the capital, and the base for government, most major corporates and NGO’s. As a city that is over one thousand years old, Ha Noi has more cultural and historical sites that anywhere else in Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh City
est. pop. 8 million. The country’s largest city by population and the leader in business and entrepreneurship. The city is the location of the largest Chinese community in the country and is also the economic powerhouse of the country. It’s also the countrys most popular tourist city.
est. pop. 2 million. Hai Phong is located along the coast of northeast Vietnam, right on the mouth of the Cấm River. It is a by far the most important seaport in the Northern part of Vietnam. Hai Phong is a key city in Vietnam for industry, especially in the food processing, light industries and heavy industries sectors.
View the full guide which includes attractions, top places to stay and must know visitor facts at Next Escape’s guide to Vietnam