A labyrinth of subterranean tunnels and jaw-dropping, otherworldly landscapes, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park may be off the beaten path for now, but its anonymity is fading fast. Decked out in eerie, alien rock formations and spindly stalactites, these tunnels are estimated at around 3-5 million years old. Here you’ll find the world’s largest cave, home to a thunderous river, clouds, and an entire jungle ecosystem.
Forty years after a devastating war, Vietnam is in the midst of a comeback, rising in a cacophonous clash of old and new, modern and traditional. For the traveler, exploring this dichotomy takes precious time–exploring all the best of Vietnam requires no less than two weeks and deserves at least three. But even if you have only a week, that time is well-spent experiencing Vietnam. Why? Here are five excellent reasons.
The rhythm of Vietnam moves from bustling city nightlife to sleepy farming town mornings, from hectic alleys heavy with the smell of fried street foods to tranquil beaches barely stirred by saltwater breezes. A country on the move, sink into it and let it move you.
Travel Maps of Vietnam
Currently available from the pages of our travel guides are twenty maps of Vietnam from six regions of the country.