Vietnam map. And the ones who love wooden traditional junks the vietnamese newspaper thanh nien announced in 2016 that there are no fewer than 553 tourist boats in the two bays of halong and bai tu long however only 202 are licensed for overnight stays. Vietnam is the easternmost country on the indochina peninsula in southeast asia. A glistening archipelago of small tropical islands off the southwestern coast of vietnam nam du is beautiful undeveloped. For much of vietnams history it has been under foreign rule primarily by the chinese.
In 1860 france began its domination of the area and had by the late 19th century implemented its colonization in a number of regions around the gulf of tonkin. The map shows vietnam officially the socialist republic of vietnam a country in mainland southeast asia. With the junk along the bays. Map of vietnam and travel information about vietnam brought to you by lonely planet.
Vietnam is located southeastern asia. This page contains a map detailing the major battles of the vietnam war with related reading on the vietnam war. Information from its description page there is shown below. If you are interested in vietnam and the geography of asia our large laminated map of asia might be just what you need.
It is bordered by china to the north laos to the northwest cambodia to the southwest and the south china sea referred to in vietnam as the east sea to the east. With mesmerizing beaches bays a jungle clad interior and over 20 outlying islands nam du is a treat. Brief overview of vietnam war. Commons is a freely licensed media file repository.