Untouched by mass tourism, Vietnam is an ideal travel destination for individualists and those with the urge to explore this hospitable, colourful, cosmopolitan country. Pagodas and imperial palaces, cities like Saigon built in the French colonial style, rugged mountains and sandy beaches, floating markets and hot springs - Vietnam has plenty to offer. This title is provided with selected hotel and restaurant recommendations for those in search of the extraordinary.
Jochen Voigt went to war-torn Vietnam as a 20-year-old in 1967-68. When he returned to the country almost 40 years later, he realized that in all his experience as a professional photographer, cameraman, and television writer, no country had such an intense and lasting influence on him as Vietnam. With their unparalleled kindness, openness, wit, and charm, it is the people of Vietnam who fascinate him most.