We're so excited about the launch of our brand new Vietnam Internship that we've decided to create a good old A-Z!
Ok so you'll have to bear with us on a couple of letters... 26 is a lot of useful facts you know!
Why not read on for a little inspiration about the best places to go and see in Vietnam and kick off your adventure today!
Acupuncture. There are many ancient medicines used in Vietnam. It’s worth a visit to go and see an ancient doctor... who knows what you’ll find out about your body!
Boat tours. With its many waterways Vietnam is the perfect place to explore by boat.
Cookery schools. There are many cookery schools in Vietnam. You'll have so much fun learning how to cook local cuisine and it's something to take away with you from the country when you leave.
Drink. Vietnam may not be famous for its coffee but tourists praise the high quality and distinct taste.
Beer Hoi, is also a popular and is a very strong alcoholic drink. It’s actually illegal but tourists and locals will tell you it’s easy to pick up and sold on most street corners.
Education. Vietnam's population is very well educated compared to other developing countries with an estimated 82-95% literacy rate.
French. Vietnam was once occupied by the French and still has French colonial towns displaying a mix of the two cultures.
Geography - Vietnam is easily identified by its resemblance to the letter 'S'. The Vietnamese often describe their country as a bamboo pole with a rice basket on each end.
Hill tribes, the northern mountains of Vietnam are home to ancient hill tribes. Ho Chi Minh City- formerly known as “Saigon” but was later named after Ho Chi Minh, former prime minister.
Islands - Vietnam has many picturesque islands housing untouched nature, primeval forests and breathtaking beauty.
Japanese tombs, Scattered about the countryside around Hoi are three Japanese tombs dating from the 17th century. Although not elaborately constructed, they are of great historical significance since they are the only known tombs of Edo-era Japanese merchants.
Kenh Ga Floating Village, everyone in Kenh Ga lives on boats floating on the Hoang long river (they row boats with their feet!)
Lang Bian Mountain has five volcanic peaks ranging in altitude from 2100m to 24090m.
Motorbikes, very popular in Vietnam. A great way to see the sights and get off the tourist tracks.
Natural Beauty - Vietnam has this in abundance; lush forests, beaches, islands, mountains and rivers.
Oc Bom Boc Festival, once a year the Khmer community turns out for long boat races on the Soc Trang river.
Pho - pronounced ‘Fur’ is a famous dish in Vietnam - a noodle soup served with either beef or chicken!
Qui Nhon Municipal Beach, a long stretch of coast shaded by coconut groves and home to fishing families,
Rivers- Vietnam has lots, why not take a boat tour? The perfect way to explore!
Saola, one of the world's rarest mammals, found only in the Annamite Range of Vietnam and Laos
Temples, There are many stunning temples to visit in this primarily Buddhist country.
Uminh Forest, a huge mangrove swamp and a hideout during the war.
Valley of love, this is north of Da Lat and a popular destination with honeymooners!
War, there are many war memorials and museums to take in and understand more about the history of Vietnam.
Xa Loi Pagoda, is the largest pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City. It was built in 1956 and was the headquarters of Buddhism in South Vietnam.
Yok Don national park encompasses 115, 545 hectares of mainly dry deciduous forest, with the beautiful Serepok river flowing through it.
Zzzzzzzzzz you’d better get some rest if you want to experience all of the above!
Like the sound of this? Why not request a free consultation with one of our TEFL advisers today to kick start your own Vietnam adventure!