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Flight Time to Vietnam from the UK
Approx 11 Hours 30 Min

The country is approximately 331,688 square km (128,066 sq mi) in area, which is slightly smaller than Germany. The topography consists of hills and densely forested mountains, with level land covering no more than 20 percent. Mountains account for 40 percent, hills 40 percent and forests 75 percent. The northern part of the country consists of highlands and the Red River Delta. Phan Xi Pang, located in Lo Cai province, is the highest mountain in Vietnam at 3,143 m (10,312 ft). The south is divided into coastal lowlands, Dai Truong Son (central mountains) with high plateaus, and the Mekong River Delta.

The boundary with Laos, settled, on an ethnic basis, between the rulers of Vietnam and Laos in the mid-seventeenth century, was formally defined by a delimitation treaty signed in 1977 and ratified in 1986. The frontier with Cambodia, defined at the time of French annexation of the western part of the Mekong River Delta in 1867, remained essentially unchanged, according to Hanoi, until some unresolved border issues were finally settled in the 1982-85 period. The land and sea boundary with China, delineated under the France-China treaties of 1887 and 1895, is "the frontier line" accepted by Hanoi that China agreed in 1957- 58 to respect. However, in February 1979, following China's limited invasion of Vietnam, Hanoi complained that from 1957 onward China had provoked numerous border incidents as part of its anti-Vietnam policy and expansionist designs in Southeast Asia. Among the territorial infringements cited was the Chinese occupation in January 1974 of the Paracel Islands, claimed by both countries in a dispute left unresolved in the 1980s.

The climate is tropical and monsoonal; humidity averages 84 percent throughout the year. Annual rainfall ranges from 120 to 300 cm (47 to 118 in), and annual temperatures vary between 5C (41F) and 37C (99F).

Land boundaries: Total: 4,639 km (2,883 mi) Border countries: Cambodia 1,228 km (763 mi), China 1,281 km (796 mi), Laos 2,130 km (1,324 mi)

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Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) - a young, fun city, with boulevards, churches and villas from its French colonial days, superb nightlife, restaurants and shopping.

The fascinating, albeit sobering, reminders of the 'American War', such as the War Remnants Museum in Saigon and the remarkable Cu Chi tunnels.

Hanoi - the ancient, conservative and traditional capital, where the Chinese influence is tangible in the old artisan quarters, temples, puppet theatres and lakeside pagodas. Hanoi also has a distinctive French influence, ie The Colonial Offices and shutters windows of its French quarter, to the south of Hoan Kiem Lake.

The legendary imperial capital of Hue, a once awe-inspiring complex of gilded pavilions, lily ponds and terraced gardens, partly destroyed during the 1968 Tet Offensive.

The idyllic beaches of Phan Thiet and Nha Trang.

The natural beauty of Halong Bay

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In Vietnam glorious beaches line the coast and inland are mist-shrouded, forested hills. In the north, discover Hanoi's atmospheric temples and the World Heritage Site of Halong Bay. In the south, see the French influence in Ho Chi Minh City and the Cu Chi tunnels. In Cambodia, inspiring temples and the magical Angkor Wat await. -

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Frenetic, vibrant and constantly re-inventing itself, you can't help but adore Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon). Wandering the streets gives you a taste of what life in Vietnam is all about; the wafting aromas of chilli and garlic from street hawker stalls, the cries of peddlers touting fake Ralph Lauren and the constant rush of the city, are the modern layers of a long and fascinating urban history, epitomised by the Jade Emperor Pagoda.

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Visa Requirements for Vietnam
Entry requirements for UK nationals: UK passport holders must have a valid passport and a visa is required.

Entry may be refused to anyone travelling on a passport of less than one month after the expiry date of a visa, if a visa is required. Otherwise passports should have six months validity. All visitors must have sufficient funds for the duration of their stay. Visitors should hold a spare passport photograph on arrival in Vietnam for use on the immigration form that must be filled out. You should retain the yellow portion of your immigration Arrival-Departure card on entry to Vietnam, as this is required for exit.

Souvenir shops in Vietnam sell lots of T-shirts with the red flag and portraits of "Uncle Ho." Though they may make good souvenirs, you are advised not to wear them in overseas Vietnamese communities back home such as in France, Canada or the USA!