Vietnam is a country of stunning natural beauty, charming people and rich cultures. It is the most populous nation in Southeast Asia with 93 million people. It enjoys 1000 miles of coastline and rainforest covered hills and offers a unique blend of the East and West with a plethora of exotic sights, sounds and aromas. The natural wonders are numerous with beaches, rainforests, caves, waterfalls, and abundant wildlife. The sea food rich cuisine is one of the most delicious on earth. Although ravaged by the Vietnam war, ancient and French colonial architecture can still be seen in Hanoi, Hue and Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon). Halong Bay is a true gem and should be enjoyed by overnight houseboat. The Mekong Delta teems with water towns and the highlands of Dalat offer a cool respite to the tropical coastal temperatures. Vietnam can keep both the active and adventurous or relaxing and leisure seeking tourist satisfied for weeks.