You’ve probably seen it in the background of countless war movies, but nothing can prepare you for the epic beauty of Vietnam. From the natural beauty of Sapa Mountain and Halong Bay to the man-made artistry of the sacred temples and pagodas to the rice terraces and beaches, Vietnam has a lot to offer travelers. The country has suffered a long dark history of colonialism, communism, war, and poverty.
Vietnam is still a highly agrarian society with eighty percent of the population living in rural villages scattered throughout the lowlands, mountainous areas and the coastal line. The countryside in the lowlands of Vietnam is filled with bamboo-hedged villages, beautiful patchworks of green paddies, hard-working farmers in their conical hats, and water buffaloes. The country has suffered a long dark history of colonialism, communism, war, and poverty. You cannot escape learning about the horrid history whose effects are still visible on the faces, bodies the locals even today. This is my trip to Vietnam