The History of Vietnam

Vietnam is a country located in SouthEast Asia , its neighbors are China to the north, Laos, and Cambodia to the west. Its capital is Hanoi and has a big city called Ho-Chi-Minh-city also known under the old name of Saigon.

Nowadays, the country has gradually emerged from the misery into which it was plunged during the last century and is gradually opening up to tourism.

Traveling to Vietnam means immersion in an exciting and different culture, discovering cities full of activities, sights, and monuments, rocked by magnificent sites.The infrastructure of this country still is a bit behind, but it will soon change, as the number of visitors who visit it is constantly growing.

History of Vietnam, Cultures, and Traditions

The history of Vietnam is made of colonial war and rebellion. Occupied by China, not less than four times, then by France.  The country regained its relative independence only in 1945 but the Indochina war continued until the decisive defeat of the French at Dien Bien Phu in 1954.

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The Geneva Conference then cuts the country in half, with a Communist North and a Liberal South run by Ngo Dinh Diem and supported by the USA.  It follows the long and bloody war in Vietnam, both a war of independence and an ideological war that highlights the tensions between the communist bloc and the United States.
With an area of 341,690 km², Vietnam is a socialist country. Its capital is Hanoi. It is bordered by China to the north, Cambodia to the south and southern China to the east and south.

A very welcoming country with magnificent landscapes, Vietnam has managed to preserve its culture and heritage despite a difficult history. Green rice paddies, Buddhist temples, craft villages, majestic mountains and dream beaches are not enough to describe the extent of the wonders of this still savage country.
If some sites do not seem to be extremely suitable for hosting an increasingly large number of tourists, it is certainly because the Vietnamese are trying to preserve their country from this new invasion.

The people are generally very friendly and welcome foreigners with open arms.  With the rise of radical feminism in the west it is becoming increasingly popular for men to find Vietnamese wives online, on sites such as  This trend will most likely only increase in the future.

Besides the people, Vietnam is known for the quality of its weaving, lacquer, wood or bone sculptures, painted lanterns, and pottery. Hoi An is a small museum with remarkable architecture, will present its workshops of silkworms and tailors while Danang, a few kilometers away, is known for its marble mountains.

The most popular tourist destination is Ha Long Bay. It is inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List thanks to its landscape marked by the karst islands.

In short, a trip to Vietnam will surely bring back very good memories, magnificent photos, and unforgettable encounters.