This region, formerly known as Tonkin, with its four well-marked seasons that make its temperate climate, is the cradle of viet civilization.
On both sides of the fault dug from west to east by the Red River, two mountain complexes enclose its Delta to the north and west. Over the centuries, successive waves of peoples and tribes of varying origins have fled to the heights, fleeing from China, its famines and its persecutions. In the center of the Delta is Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam.
Red River - Hanoi - Halong Bay - High Regions
Called Annam or South Pacifique by the Chinese, this region is a succession of coastal plains from the Gate of Annam to the South of Nha Trang, characterized by its stretches of beaches and reefs suitable for scuba diving. There are also the most beautiful historical sites of Vietnam. From the beginning of the 19th century, the capital of the kingdom settled there in Hue, following the emergence of a new dynasty and to better subdue all country.
To the west the High Plateaux of the Annamite Cordillera, separated by volcanic massifs, the High Plateaux succeed each other from north to south. In the forests, former areas of the tiger and elephant, populations seem to emerge from the Neolithic. They practice mountain agriculture (tea, strawberries ...).
Hue - Danang / Hoi An - Nha Trang - Highlands
The great South with sub-equatorial climate, or Cochin-China, is known as the economic lung of Vietnam. The Cordillera dies there by the sea, the plateaux descend to Saigon which can be considered as the gate of the Mekong Delta.
This region has been coveted for a long time for the wealth provided by one of the largest rivers in the world.
Saigon - Mekong Delta - Phu Quoc