About Vietnam

A land of staggering natural beauty and cultural complexities, of dynamic megacities and hill-tribe villages, Vietnam is both exotic and compelling. Unforgettable experiences are everywhere in Vietnam. There’s the sublime: gazing over a surreal seascape of limestone islands from the deck of a traditional junk in Halong Bay. The ridiculous: taking 10 minutes just to cross the street through a tsunami of motorbikes in Hanoi. The inspirational: exploring the world’s most spectacular cave systems in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. The comical: watching a moped loaded with honking pigs weave a wobbly route along a country lane. And the contemplative: witnessing a solitary grave in a cemetery of thousands of war victims.

From Lonely Planet

Why I Love This Spot!

  • I am a magnet for a temple, and Vietnam has many in the cities, and also in the most remote villages. There is something about entering any place of worship that stills my mind and stirs my heart. Here in Vietnam, you will see the influence of both the Buddha and Hindu religions, but what I am fascinated with is that many Vietnamese views their religion more as “philosophy” or way of life. I just love this.

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