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National Geographic Traveler: Vietnam

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  17 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
This authoritative guide to all the major sights you'll want to see in Vietnamand many lesser known surprises as wellleads readers from the ancient capital of Hanoi, a lovely city of parks and lakes, to the now-silent battlefields where first France and then America met defeat, to booming Ho Chi Minh City (once Saigon) and the steamy waterworld of the Mekong Delta.

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Paperback, 272 pages
Published October 17th 2006 by National Geographic (first published September 2006)
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Wendy Feltham
Feb 06, 2012 Wendy Feltham rated it really liked it
This is an outstanding guidebook! So much better written than most, and very well researched. I really appreciated the history section, as well as short boxes about interesting aspects of Vietnamese culture. I look forward to reading James Sullivan's book, Over the Moat, about his courtship with his Vietnamese wife. How often do you look for a book written by a guidebook author? I've never done that before!
Ry
Dec 11, 2009 Ry rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
although I am not actually a fan of anything from this part of the world, this book almost made me want to hop on a plane and go see what all the ruckus is about. Gorgeous pictures help the reader to visualize what some of the attractions look like.
Courtney
Mar 30, 2013 Courtney rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: travel
Surprisingly, this was my favorite of all the Vietnam guidebooks I checked out! Not as in-depth as some of the other publications, but beautiful photos, great overview, good cultural background, practical advice.
Callee Jaeger
Jul 30, 2011 Callee Jaeger rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: travel
Slim volume. Great photos. Numerous destination ideas. But, short on practicalities.
Rose
Jan 04, 2008 Rose rated it really liked it
Great pictures and brief history. Speaks to each area of Vietnam very well.
Cloay
Jul 26, 2010 Cloay marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: travel
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