The 13th most populous country in the world, Vietnam consists of a thin strip along the eastern shore of the Indochina peninsula that is only 50km wide at its narrowest point. However, nearly 80% of the land consists of mountains and hills, which is why the flat lands of the Red River and Mekong deltas are the most developed and populated regions.
For such a small country, Vietnam is surprisingly diverse geographically, offering a variety of activities and attractions to the visitor. Trek amongst the hill tribes in the temperate highlands, kayak through the amazing karst islands of Halong Bay, or relax on brilliant white sand tropical beaches. You'll be sure to build up a hunger to explore Vietnam's fabulous cuisine.
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Vietnam is like a shoulder pole connecting the two rice baskets of the Red and Mekong river deltas. Justly famous for its food and beaches, you might be surprised by its temperate mountain regions and colourful ethnic minorities. If you enjoy culture, history, food, and outdoor activities, you will find ample reasons to visit Vietnam. To learn more about the country, read our articles and see our photos. Have any questions or comments? Become an Adventurocity community member and share them on our spam-free message boards.