Vietnam Travel Vacation Hotel Tourist Attractions

Ho Chi Minh City Hall, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City Hall, Vietnam

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Vietnam – A nation with rich culture & history

Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower, Hanoi, Vietnam

Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower, Hanoi, Vietnam

Vietnam is a country with rich history and unique culture. Many historic landmarks, tourist attractions, majestic Mekong River and spectacular scenery make Vietnam one of the Asia’s major travel destinations.

Vietnam is located in Southeastern Asia, bordering the Gulf of Thailand, Gulf of Tonkin, and South China Sea, alongside China, Laos, and Cambodia. Vietnam has total land area about 310,070 square kilometers, slightly larger than New Mexico of the United States of America.

Vietnam Population

Vietnam has about 93,421,835 (July 2014 estimate) population. Based on 1999 census data, ethnic groups include about Kinh (Viet) 85.7%, Tay 1.9%, Thai 1.8%, Muong 1.5%, Khmer 1.5%, Mong 1.2%, Nung 1.1%, others 5.3%.

Map of Vietnam

Map of Vietnam

Vietnamese is the official language. Other languages used by ethnic groups include English, French, Chinese, Khmer, tribal languages (Mon-Khmer and Malayo-Polynesian).

Vietnam was occupied by France by 1884 and declared independence after World War II. After 1960s Vietnam War, this nation reunited as today’s the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Vietnam Economy

Since 2000, Vietnamese government has moved slowly in implementing the structural reforms needed to modernize the economy and produce more competitive, export-driven industries. Vietnam joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) in January 2007, which has promoted more competitive, export-driven industries. Vietnam became an official negotiating partner in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement in 2010.

Vietnam uses dong (VND) as its currency. In February 2015, exchange rates was about 21,330.00 dong per US Dollar.

Vietnam is putting considerable effort into modernization and expansion of its telecommunication system. The use of mobile telephones is growing rapidly. Internet services are available in Vietnam. Based on 2009 estimate, Vietnam has about 23.382 million Internet users.

Panorama of the Halong Bay, Vietnam (Author: Sándor Laza, via Wikimedia Commons)

Panorama of the Halong Bay, Vietnam (Author: Sándor Laza, via Wikimedia Commons – Creative Commons)

Vietnam Travel Destinations & Tourist Attractions

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is a major travel destination in Vietnam. There are many Saigon’s historic landmarks and tourist attractions. Rue Catinat, Ho Chi minh Square, Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh City Hall, Reunification Palace (formerly the Presidential Palace), War Remnants Museum, Municipal Theatre, and Cu Chi Tunnels are some major sightseeing highlights in Ho Chi Minh City.

Buddha At Vinh Trang Pagoda

Buddha At Vinh Trang Pagoda

Mekong River

Cruising on the majestic Mekong River from Ho Chi Minh City and traveling south of Vietnam is an enjoyable magical journey.

Hanoi – the Capital of Vietnam

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and one of the Asia’s beautiful cities. In Hanoi visitors will find many interesting museums and attractions, as well as Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum.

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Luxury Hotels

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Hotels – Booking:

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Sheraton Saigon Hotel And Towers

Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, Ho Chi Minh City

Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, Ho Chi Minh City

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Sheraton Saigon Hotel And Towers is located in the center area of Ho Chi Minh City, and closed to Opera House and Saigon Tax Trade Center. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Ho Chi Minh City Hall Square and Parkson Plaza.

Sheraton Saigon Hotel has 485 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Cable programming provides entertainment, and wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers

Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers

Premium amenities include a full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. This hotel also includes a nightclub an outdoor pool, and a casino. Additional features include wireless Internet access (surcharge), babysitting/childcare, and an arcade/game room. Sheraton Saigon Hotel And Towers has a coffee shop/café, 24-hour room service, and a poolside bar.

Business amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a business center, and limo/town car service. Guests may use a train station pick-up service for a surcharge, and self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel

Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel is centrally located in Ho Chi Minh City, steps from Bach Dang Wharf and minutes from Ton Duc Thang Museum. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Saigon Skydeck and Opera House.

This hotel has 62 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and minibars, wireless Internet access, and LCD televisions. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City

Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City

Premium Amenities include a spa with massages and facials. Recreational opportunities include a health club and an outdoor pool. Additional features include concierge services, and a television in the lobby. Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel has a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a poolside bar.

Business amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. This hotel has 3 meeting rooms available for events. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request).

Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon

Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City

Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City

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Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon is centrally located in Ho Chi Minh City, steps from Bach Dang Wharf and minutes from Ton Duc Thang Museum. This 4.5-star hotel is within close proximity of Opera House and Saigon Skydeck.

Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon has 319 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Cable programming and iPod docking stations are provided for your entertainment. Bathrooms feature bathtubs or showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon

Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon

Premium amenities include a spa with massages, body treatments, and facials services. Recreational opportunities include a health club, an outdoor pool, and a sauna. Additional features include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands. This hotel has 2 restaurants and 3 coffee shops/cafés, as well as a bar/lounge, and a poolside bar. Buffet breakfasts are available for a fee.

Business amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a business center, and limo/town car service. This hotel has facilities measuring 2368 square feet (220 square meters), including a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free valet parking is available onsite.

Hanoi Luxury Hotels

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Hilton Hanoi Opera

Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam

Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam

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Hilton Hanoi Opera is centrally located in Hanoi, steps from Hanoi Opera House and Vietnam Revolution Museum. This 4.5-star hotel is within close proximity of National Museum of Vietnamese History and Trang Tien Plaza.

Hilton Hanoi Opera has 268 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel

Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel

Premium amenities include a spa. Recreational opportunities include an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a 24-hour fitness center. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
This hotel include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café, a bar/lounge and a poolside bar. Buffet breakfasts are available daily for a fee.

Business amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. This Hanoi hotel has facilities measuring 8869 square feet (824 square meters), including a meeting room. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request) and a train station pick-up service.

Elegant Suites Westlake

Elegant Suites Westlake Hanoi

Elegant Suites Westlake Hanoi

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Elegant Suites Westlake in Hanoi (Tay Ho) is closed to Tran Quoc Pagoda and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. This 5-star aparthotel is within close proximity of Quan Thanh Temple and Hun Tiep Lake. This hotel has 135 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves, private balconies, LCD televisions with cable programming, and wireless Internet access.

Lotte Hotel Hanoi

Lotte Hotel Hanoi

Lotte Hotel Hanoi

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Lotte Hotel Hanoi in Hanoi (Ba Dinh) is located just minutes from Thu Le Park and close to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Giang Vo Exhibition Center and Hun Tiep Lake. This hotel has 318 air-conditioned rooms featuring LED televisions, and wired and wireless Internet access.