Vietnam, an emerging tourists destination Essay

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Vietnam, an emerging tourists’ destination Tran Thi Minh Tam
EAP III
Feb 2009

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Introduction ........................................................................................................ 3
General view of Vietnam .................................................................................... 3
Vietnam, a combination of the superb natural sceneries, classical architecture and modern cities ......................................................... 4
The beaches .............................................................................................. 4
The primal forests (National Parks) ........................................................... 5
Archipelagos – Islands – Caves ................................................................ 5
Classical and modern architecture ............................................................ 5
Some traditional activities .......................................................................... 6
Vietnam, a country of culture ............................................................................ 7
Information from the tourists’ satisfaction survey .......................................... 8
Reference ............................................................................................................ 11
Conclusion.......................................................................................................... 11

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Many people in the world still view Vietnam as a place of wars or of having suffered from level of highly destruction, however, after thirty three years of development,
Vietnam now has been changing a lot and it is becoming one of the most attractive places in the world with its culture, people and beautiful and mighty landscape, such as beaches, primal forests, beautiful sites, as well as classical architecture. Over three decades, since Vietnam was officially reunited, time is the most effective medicine to heal the wound of the past. Nowadays, Vietnam is changing vigorously to become a tourists’ destination.
GENERAL VIEW OF VIETNAM
Vietnam is a small country in South East Asia with the shape like an elongated S, stretching down south of the length of Indochina Peninsula. It is surrounded by
China in the North, Laos in the North West, Cambodia in the South West and East
Sea (a part of Pacific Ocean) in the East and the South.
Vietnam has three unique parts that are called the North, Central area and the South. The North is famous for its peaks, as well as the mountainous zones, the Red River system and the alluvial plains of its, grandiose Ha Long bay, and historic
Hanoi. The central region has the most severe weather condition in
Vietnam because of its dry atmosphere and low rain level, however that is not able to make it less beautiful. The center is not only well known for its beaches, dunes and lagoons but also where the ancient imperial city of Hue was
Vietnam Tourism map (Google)

located. In the South, the most famous place for the speed of development is magnificent Ho Chi Minh City, which was Saigon before being reunited, with modern

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life; in addition, the South is also very famous for its fertile alluvial delta of the
Mekong River and float market systems. Vietnam’s territory also

encompasses the archipelagos with thousands of small and large islands where the ideal places for tourists are.
Vietnam has the tropical climate with four seasons in the upper half of the country which are spring, summer, autumn and winter; in the other half, there are two seasons which are called rainy season (wet season) and sunny season (dry season). Because of the advantages of the climate, Vietnam has hundreds of…