officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is a country
located on the eastern coast of the Indochina's Peninsula.
Hanoi is Vietnam's capital while Ho Chi Minh is the
country's largest city. Laos and Cambodia border Vietnam
in the west, China from the north and the South China
Sea in the Southern region.
Most visitors to Vietnam are
overwhelmed by the sublime beauty of the country's natural
setting: the Red River Delta in the north, the Mekong
Delta in the south and almost the entire coastal strip
are a patchwork of brilliant green rice paddies tended
by women in conical hats. There are some divine beaches
along the coast too, while inland there are soaring
mountains, some of which are cloaked by dense, misty