Marco Polo Vietnam Guide
With MARCO POLO Vietnam you'll experience a country caught between the past and a new dawn, beyond all the clich__s of the Vietnam War, opium pipes and snake wine. The practical, pocket-sized guide leads you to National Parks rich in wildlife, and to natural wonders that will leave you awestruck, whether at Halong Bay in the north or in the flooded world of the Mekong Delta. In between there are 2,000 miles of coast with islands, beaches and hidden hideaways to explore. The Highlights point out places that you shouldn't miss on your trip to Vietnam.
The 'Best Of' pages focus on some unique things about the country, recommend places to go for free, and have tips for things to do if it rains and where you can relax and unwind. The Insider Tips reveal for example how you can support a children's aid project by staying at a Baguette & Chocolat guesthouse, or where you can ride an elephant through the jungle. The Excursions & Tours chapter leads you into the Mekong Delta, to Halong Bay and through nature reserves and national parks. The choice for actively-inclined travelers is growing in Vietnam. But don't expect perfection — some sports, tours or soft adventures are relatively new, like caving for example. The Sports & Activities chapter contains the most important information and contact details. Finally the Dos & Don'ts list a few things you should watch out for in Vietnam.