Officially known as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, this tropical country that is the easternmost country of the Indochina Peninsula is one of the jewels of the East. From hiking to art and history, guided tours of Vietnam can be designed to focus on everything that interests you.
History of Vietnam
The history of the country goes back thousands of years, but in the last 25 years it has reached the rest of the world, and its economy and cultural production have increased enormously. If you are a history buff, this is a place you should visit. During your stay, do not forget to visit the Hue Monument Complex, then head to the old town of Hoi An before exploring the most modern history in the Cu Chi tunnels.
Hue: Monuments Complex
In 1802, the Hue region became the cultural, political and religious capital of unified Vietnam and remained until 1945. The complexes and Tono monuments are not far from the central coast of Vietnam. Excursions in the area will take you along the Perfume River, which meanders through the imperial city, the capital, the center of the town and the forbidden city of purple. In 1993, the monuments of Hue were inscribed as World Heritage by UNESCO for their contribution to the vast feudal empire of the nineteenth century.
In the city, four citadels housed royal palaces, sanctuaries, residences, and additional defensive buildings. Apart from the main town, there are other important buildings that you should visit during your visit to the Hue monuments – such as the tombs of the Nguyen dynasty and the temple of literature, in addition to the main buildings and monuments site.
Hoi: an Ancient Town
Vietnam’s history and cultural visits will probably take you to visit the ancient city of Hoi an, on the central coast of Vietnam. This old port is an excellent example of the fusion of cultures and architectural styles that took place between the 15th and 19th centuries. Joined in 1999, this UNESCO World Heritage Site encompasses a story that remains virtually untouched and unique in this regard.
Located on the north bank of the Thu Bon River, this port city is made up of wooden buildings that combine traditional styles with those of China and Japan and that often follow a particular style of plant. More excavations here have discovered that the area had been a commercial port as early as the 2nd century BC. It played an important role as such until other significant ports appeared nearby.
Tunnels of Cu Chi
After their visits to Vietnam, they have explored the ancient history that is preserved in the UNESCO world heritage sites, at the head of Cu Chi tunnels to explore a bit more contemporary history. The Cu Chi tunnels are a vast network of tunnels in the Cu Chi district of Ho Chi Minh and are part of a more extensive system in the country. These tunnels played an important role in the Vietnam War, and it was there that it was the base of Viet Cong operations while preparing the Tet offensive. Despite the lack of air and insects and diseases (particularly malaria) that the soldiers faced, the tunnels were an invaluable part of their war campaign.
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