Fodor's Essential Vietnam (Full-Color Travel Guide) (Paperback)

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Whether you want to drift along Halong Bay, marvel at the Golden Hands Bridge, or hike in Ba Vi National Park, the local Fodor's travel experts in Vietnam are here to help Fodor's Essential Vietnam guidebook is packed with maps, carefully curated recommendations, and everything else you need to simplify your trip-planning process and make the most of your time. This new edition has been fully-redesigned with an easy-to-read layout, fresh information, and beautiful color photos.

Fodor's "Essential" guides were named by Booklist as the Best Travel Guide Series of 2020

Fodor's Essential Vietnam travel guide includes:

  • AN ILLUSTRATED ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE to the top things to see and do
  • MULTIPLE ITINERARIES to effectively organize your days and maximize your time
  • MORE THAN 25 DETAILED MAPS to help you navigate confidently
  • COLOR PHOTOS throughout to spark your wanderlust
  • HONEST RECOMMENDATIONS FROM LOCALS on the best sights, restaurants, hotels, nightlife, shopping, performing arts, activities, side-trips, and more
  • PHOTO-FILLED "BEST OF" FEATURES on "Vietnam's Natural Wonders," "Vietnam's Temples and Pagodas," and more
  • TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS including when to go, getting around, beating the crowds, and saving time and money
  • HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL INSIGHTS providing rich context on the local people, politics, art, architecture, cuisine, music, geography and more
  • SPECIAL FEATURES on "What to Buy" and "What to Eat and Drink"
  • LOCAL WRITERS to help you find the under-the-radar gems
  • VIETNAMESE LANGUAGE PRIMER with useful words and essential phrases
  • UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE ON: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Ba Vi National Park, the Mekong Delta, Hoi An, and more.

Planning on visiting Thailand or Cambodia? Check out Fodor's Essential Thailand: with Cambodia & Laos

*Important note for digital editions: The digital edition of this guide does not contain all the images or text included in the physical edition.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781640977457
ISBN-10: 1640977457
Publisher: Fodor's Travel Publications
Publication Date: January 21st, 2025
Pages: 448
Language: English
Series: Full-Color Travel Guide