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This authoritative guide to all the major sights you'll want to see in Vietnam—and many lesser known surprises as well—leads readers from the ancient capital of Hanoi, a lovely city of parks and lakes, to the now-silent battlefields where first France and then America met defeat, to booming Ho Chi Minh City (once Saigon) and the steamy waterworld of the Mekong Delta.

Northern highlights include magnificent coastlines and tiny villages tucked away in the mountainous jungle. North-Central Vietnam echoes with wartime memories, evoked by a visit to Vietnamese tunnels or a drive along the DMZ. Historic Hue offers a centuries-old citadel and the fabled Nguyen tombs; farther south, the Central Highlands boast national parks like Cat Tien, home to rhinoceros, crocodiles, and many species of monkeys. Ho Chi Minh City offers urban sophistication: skyscraping hotels, boutiques full of Western-style goods— and the sobering Museum of Ho Chi Minh City and Reunification Palace commemorating the North's victory in 1975.

Accompanying the lively text, photographs capture Vietnam's dazzling beaches, spectacular mountains, emerald rice paddies, ancient pagodas, and vibrant cities, with four-color maps to guide you along the way. One chapter details the nation's history and heritage; a second brims with practical information, including advice on how to get around, a selection of activities and entertainments, and an extensive listing of handpicked hotels and restaurants. Suggested walks and drives reveal the many faces of this culturally rich, beautiful land—a treasure trove of pleasures unlocked with a key called National Geographic Traveler: Vietnam.

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National Geographic Traveler: Vietnam, 2nd Edition covers all the major sights, from the lovely parks and lakes of Hanoi to the magnificent Ha Long Bay and hill-tribe villages tucked away in jungle-covered mountains. The guide visits all major sites, and lesser known ones as well, including the DMZ, Nguyen tombs, the ancient village of Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta, and Cat Tien, where Jayan rhinoceros, Siamese crocodiles, and many different types of monkeys reside. Go to a water puppet show, take a cooking class in Hoi An, and learn about Hues fabulous garden homes.

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Wendy C Feltham, February 6, 2012 (view all comments by Wendy C Feltham)
This is truly an outstanding guidebook! It is so much better written than most, and very well researched. James Sullivan is a keen observer and excellent student of Vietnam today. I really appreciated the history section, as well as the short boxes about interesting aspects of Vietnamese culture. I look forward to reading James Sullivan's book, Over the Moat, about his courtship with his Vietnamese wife. How often do you look for a book written by a guidebook author? I've never done that before!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781426205224
Author:
Sullivan, James
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Photographer:
LeBoutillier, Kris
Author:
Sullivan, Jim
Subject:
Asia - Southeast
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Travel-Southeast Asia
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
National Geographic Traveler Vietnam
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
120 COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS 15 MAPS
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.58x5.26x.69 in. 1.05 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , National Geographic Traveler: Vietnam, 2nd Edition covers all the major sights, from the lovely parks and lakes of Hanoi to the magnificent Ha Long Bay and hill-tribe villages tucked away in jungle-covered mountains. The guide visits all major sites, and lesser known ones as well, including the DMZ, Nguyen tombs, the ancient village of Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta, and Cat Tien, where Jayan rhinoceros, Siamese crocodiles, and many different types of monkeys reside. Go to a water puppet show, take a cooking class in Hoi An, and learn about Hues fabulous garden homes.
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