Wondering what happens when a centuries-old Southeast Asian stronghold blends with French colonial influences? Craving a delicious bowl of noodle soup for cheap, or a weekend retreat in the mountains? Look no further than Vietnam. Whether you’re working in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh city, you’ll find that this small country has quickly grown into an industry hub for nearly everything: from business to human rights. Nestled along the Mekong River delta to the south, Ho Chi Minh is considered the financial center of Vietnam. Here, you’ll enjoy impressive cityscapes and bustling shopping districts, like the Ben Thanh Market. Take in panoramic views on top of the Bitexco Financial Tower, or enjoy unique thrills at Suối Tiên, the Buddhist-inspired theme park. Capital city Hanoi to the North offer tranquil lakeside strolls and contemplative pagodas. go for the Pho and BunCha! The bustling downtown streets welcome you with countless local food carts serving up bowls of Pho and BunCha. Need a weekend trip? Kayak through the limestone floating islands of Ha Long Bay in the Northeast, or snorkel for starfish at Star Beach on Phú Quốc Island off the southern coast.