Insight Guides: Vietnam

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This new edition of our Vietnam guide has been comprehensively overhauled and expanded to 400 pages, with hundreds of superb color photographs to bring the destination to life. There are three new photo essays on wildlife, street food and Cham art, a new feature on the legacy of the Vietnam War and expanded sections on geography, cuisine and the people of Vietnam. The history section has been extended, and there are 50% more restaurant recommendations for Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh ...

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Overview

This new edition of our Vietnam guide has been comprehensively overhauled and expanded to 400 pages, with hundreds of superb color photographs to bring the destination to life. There are three new photo essays on wildlife, street food and Cham art, a new feature on the legacy of the Vietnam War and expanded sections on geography, cuisine and the people of Vietnam. The history section has been extended, and there are 50% more restaurant recommendations for Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Festival coverage has also been expanded by 50%.

The first part of the book details Vietnam's long history and fascinating culture. The Places section contains descriptive region-by-region accounts, complemented by attractive, detailed maps linked to the key sights by numbered dots. At the back of the book, the Travel Tips section provides all the practical information you'll need to plan a memorable trip, as well as selective listings giving our writer’s pick of the best places to stay and eat.
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780050850
  • Publisher: Apa Publications UK, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Series: Insight Guides Series
  • Edition description: Sixth Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 392
  • Sales rank: 456,406
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Adam Bray, the main contributor, has lived in the southern coastal town of Mui Ne for the past 8 years and knows the country inside-out. A well-established travel writer, he has contributed to various guidebooks on Vietnam and neighbouring countries for Insight and other travel publishers.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Best of Vietnam
Geography & Landscape

History
Decisive Dates
Early History
Seeds of Revolution
Last Emperor feature box
Modern Vietnam

Features
People
Legacy of War feature box
Hill Tribes
Religion
Tet festival feature box
Temples and Pagodas Photo Feature
Performing Arts
Puppets feature box
Arts, Crafts and Literature
Literature d-box
Cuisine
Street Food Photo Feature
Architecture

Places
Introduction
North Introduction
Hanoi
Around Hanoi
Northwest Vietnam
Opium feature box
Northeast Vietnam
The Tonkin Coast
Wildlife Photo Feature

Central Vietnam Introduction
Hue
Danang and Hoi An
South to Quy Nhon
Cham Art and Architecture Photo Feaure (new)

Nha Trang and Dalat Introduction
Nha Trang and surroundings
Festivals photo feature
Dalat and surroundings

Southern Vietnam introduction
Ho Chi Minh City
French Factor feature box
Around Ho Chi Minh City
Dragon Fruit and Fish Sauce feature box
Mekong Delta

Travel Tips
TRANSPORT
ACCOMMODATION
ACTIVITIES
A–Z: PRACTICAL INFORMATION
LANGUAGE
FURTHER READING
 

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