Fodor's Hawaii 2013 (Paperback)
Buzzing cities, world-class cuisine, dramatic landscapes, and welcoming locals give Vietnam a distinct character and have made the country increasingly popular with American travelers. From Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta to the capital city of Hanoi and the northern highlands, Fodor's revitalized new edition has the essential coverage of Southeast Asia's most dynamic nation. -OVER A DECADE SINCE LAST FULL GUIDE PUBLISHED: The last Fodor's "Gold Guide" to Vietnam was published in 2003. Since that time, the popularity of this destination has skyrocketed. Travelers will be thrilled to see a full guide to Vietnam from a brand they can trust. -EXPANDED COVERAGE: Vietnam is undergoing rapid change, and this guide covers the best new hotels, restaurants and sights from the major cities to the smallest villages. New to this edition is expanded coverage of the island of Phu Cuoc, the popular hill station of Sapa, and the alluring Halong Bay. A new full-color Top Experiences section highlights the top places to see and things to do. A side trip to Cambodia helps travelers add on the popular excursion to the Angkor temple complex, and more. -COLOR SECTION: A NEW 8-page color insert at the start of the guide contains a brief introduction and spectacular photos that capture top experiences and attractions throughout Vietnam. -SPECIAL FEATURES: The brand-new Experience Vietnam chapter has features on Flavors of Vietnam, History You Can See, Vietnam Today, If You Like, and others that bring the country and its culture to life for travelers. -INDISPENSABLE TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: Great Itineraries makes trip-planning simple. Each chapter contains Top Reasons to Go, and regional planning and transportation advice. In Experience Vietnam, Vietnam Made Easy answers travelers' most frequently asked questions, and a two-page Need to Know presents essential information about the country. -DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Vietnam offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. -INCLUDES: Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi, Nha Trang, Danang, Dalat, Phu Quoc, Hue, the Mekong Delta, Halong Bay, and more. -ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.