The mystery and the passion and the fire of the dragon. A country of unworldy scenery where the ghosts of conflict slumber amongst karsts, and great mounds of earth erupt from the ocean.

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Hanoi’s Sword Lake With a Dash of Neon 

Our correspondent visits Vietnam’s capital city and revels in the nocturnal ambience around Hoàn Kiếm Lake.

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Colours Bloom in Hoi An 

Our correspondent soaks up the culture of one of Vietnam’s most atmospheric and colourful towns.

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Snapshot in Time: Following the River Through Tam Coc 

Our correspondent enters a world of rice fields and ancient caves in the north of Vietnam.

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Language Primer: Tiếng Việt / Vietnamese

Our correspondent outlines the basics of Vietnam's principal language.

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