There is a natural grace about Vietnam – in the manners of its people and the style of its buildings – that you’ll perceive as you stroll around Hanoi.
Wide colonial boulevards complement meandering 11th century alleyways. Ho Ci Minh’s stilt house contrasts perfectly with his grand mausoleum.
Cruise Halong Bay in a traditional junk and you’ll be confronted with gigantic limestone dragon’s teeth rising out of the emerald waters. Amble around Hoi An and you’ll find ancient, wooden fronted merchants’ houses and a Japanese covered bridge. Laze beside the South China Sea and you’ll experience the perfect contrast to the visual frenzy of energetic Saigon.