TOUR CATEGORIES > 1 day > INTRODUCTION TO VIETNAM

INTRODUCTION TO VIETNAM

Tour schedule :
Tour code :

 

  •  
  •  
  •  
 
 

 

Vietnam with its new open policy, its exquisitely beautiful scenery and its 4,000 years of glorious history is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the world. There is always something to do and someone to help you.

This small country has suffered much in its thousand years struggle for independence. Now through its government's careful policies and the energy and determination of its people, Vietnam is becoming a major new market and economic force. Its literacy rate is one of the highest, it is a major rice exporter, and it has a strong sense of purpose and hope.

Experience both the buzzing energy of a revitalized Saigon and a countryside where the customs and the pace of life have not changed for hundreds of years. Travel to Ha Noi, the charming capital with its numerous lakes and elegant buildings.

Enjoy Vietnam's rich history in its temples and pagodas, the natural beauty of the Mekong Delta with its thousand canals, the Truong Son Mountain that stretches the length of the country, the wonder of Ha Long bay with its spectacular 3,000 islands and 3,000 km of coastline with numerous, secluded, palm-fringed, white-sand beaches.
 

VIET NAM OVERVEW

Vietnam is located in both a tropical and a temperate zone. It is characterized by strong monsoon influences, but has a considerable amount of sun, a high rate of rainfall, and high humidity. Regions located near the tropics and in the mountainous regions are endowed with a temperate climate.

The annual average temperature ranges from 22ºC to 27ºC. In Hanoi, the average temperature is 23ºC, in Ho Chi Minh City it is 26ºC, and in Hue it is 25ºC.

There are two distinguishable seasons. The cold season occurs from November to April and the hot season from May to October. The difference in temperature between the two seasons in southern Vietnam is almost unnoticeable, averaging 3ºC. The most noticeable variations are found in the northern provinces where differences of 12ºC have been observed. There are essentially four distinct seasons, which are most evident in the northern provinces.
 

HISTORY OF VIETNAM

Myths said that the Dragon and the Fairy met, then one bag of hundred eggs was born. In order to easily control the country, fifty of them went up to the mountain with Mother, the fairy and fifty went down to the ocean with Father, the dragon. Now, there are 54 groups in all living under the same roof. Scientists say that Vietnam is one of the earliest cradles of human race. Vietnam, a nation called Van Lang was formed, 4000 years ago by the Hung kings. The Vietnam's second historic period lasted 1.000 years (from 111BC to AD 938). Generations of the Vietnamese kept on fighting for national independence. In 938, with the decisive victory over Chinese feudalists, Ngo Quyen began the new era of building and defending the ruling dynasties in Vietnam. Sine 1945,Vietnam history has turned to a new page. A democratic country for working people came into existence. The result of the long patriotic war was the glorious victory that brought back the independence and national reunification to the country. Life was harsh after the war. The Vietnamese not only rebuilt their country but also continued fighting against foreign invaders to defend their independence. Life still runs like a long river. For the Vietnamese, building and defending the country is like a continuous epic. nowadays, with the "innovation" policy, Vietnam with 4.000 years of history and  3.260 km of pristine coastline warmly welcomes you. Vietnam lies in the central part of Southeast - Asia in the Northeast of Indochina peninsula, with its beauty and hard working and progress-minded people, has become highly attractive to foreign investors and tourists.


HISTORIC PLACES

Vietnam's first dynasty, the Hung Vuong, predates the birth of Christ. Since then the nation's history has been rich with names of places that commemorate victory against foreign invaders - Thang Long (modern Hanoi) the Ancient Spiral Citadel, Me Linh, Bach Dang and Chi Lang. Palaces and tombs in Hue bear bold specific traits of Vietnamese feudal past. In the 20th century, renowned battlefields, bound to the Ho Chi Minh era such as Dien Bien Phu, the Ho Chi Minh trail, Khe Sanh and Cu Chi tunnels, enable people from all over the world to explore the history of Vietnam.



more - 1 day

SPECIAL TOURS TO VIETNAM

To whom it may concern, Warmest greetings from Smile Tours Service. Smile Tours Service is a destination management company based in Vietnam and focused on tours in Vietnam – Cambodia – Laos since 2005. We would like to introduce to...
Read more

TAY PHUONG PAGODA - THAY PAGODA - VAN PHUC SILK VILLAGE TOUR FULL DAY

Tay Phuong pagoda was built in the 8th century and has been restored several times since. In 1632, the pagoda was rebuilt according to the Sino-Vietnamese character Tam (three), featuring three sections: the upper sanctuary, back palace, and lobby...
Read more

FULL DAY BAT TRANG CERAMIC VILLAGE & VAN PHUC SILK VILLAGE TOUR

Van Phuc Silk Village:Just 15km to the west of Ha Noi is a place renowned over centuries for its silk-making and silk products - Van Phuc village in Ha Dong of former Ha Tay Province (Hanoi now).In recent years, the village has enjoyed the revival...
Read more

BAT TRANG CERAMIC VILLAGE - DONG KY CARPENTRY VILLAGE TOUR FULL DAY

Bat Trang Ceramic Village:On the left bank of Hong river and about 10 km from Hanoi in East (in Gia Lam District, Hanoi), there situated a pottery village, which is the most famous and long-standing pottery village in Vietnam for its name of Bat...
Read more

HANOI - DUONG LAM VILLAGE TOUR FULL DAY

A journey to Duong Lam village is a trip to trace back the origin of Vietnam's culture and Vietnam's traditions. This is also the great chance explore architecture of ancient houses while wander along its narrow alleyways, visit temples...
Read more

INTRODUCTION TO HANOI

The Vietnam War helped to unfairly saddle Hanoi with a reputation as a dour outpost for Communist apparatchiks. It may not be as chaotic as Saigon, but Hanoi ranks among the world's most attractive and interesting cities. The city's placid...
Read more

HOA LU - TRANG AN GROTTOES TOUR FULL DAY

Trang An:Trang An grottoes which is a gathering of 31 valleys, 50 cross-water caves, and home to 600 kinds of flora and over 200 kinds of fauna, many of them in the Red Book of Vietnam. Hoa Lu: the remains are the temples dedicated to King Dinh and...
Read more

HANOI - BIKING TOUR

You will enjoy with the beautiful sightseeing, get out of the noisy and crowded city life, seeing any green fields, farmers on working in countryside in Vietnam which you haven't seen before in your home. Riding through typical Vietnamese...
Read more

PERFUME PAGODA TOUR FULL DAY

Chua Huong (Perfume pagoda) is located in Huong son (Perfume mountain) 70 km southwest of Hanoi. Chua Huong is not one temple but a cluster of temples and shrines in the general vicinity of Huong son.The pagoda(s) are located in My Duc hamlet in the...
Read more

SMILE TOURS SERVICE Int. Co. Ltd. (S.T.S.)

Head Office: 93/82 Street 100 Binh Thoi St, Ward.14, Dist.11, HCMC, Vietnam
Tel: (84 028) 62642861, 62642863 Fax: (84 028) 62642863 Cell phone: 84 (0) 918209273
Emails: thi.smiletours@gmail.com ; thi_travel@yahoo.com ; info@smiletoursvietnam.com
International Touroperator Licence: 79-153/20 15/TCDL-GP LHQT
Websites: www.smiletourvn.com;www.smiletoursvietnam.com ; www.vietnamhighlighttours.com; www.specialtoursvietnam.com
Facebook : Accessible Vietnam - For a better Vietnam - Life in Vietnam