Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Iain Stewart, Brett Atkinson, Peter Dragicevich, and Nick Ray.
Lonely Planet Vietnam seems to be your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Get happily lost in Hanoi Old Quarter, paddle past Halong Bay's shimmering limestone peaks at dawn, or take a cooking class in charming Hoi An. It is actually your trusted travel companion.
The book also offers you background about Vietnam travel, its history, politics, and how things developed into what they are now. It covers the major regions, cities, towns, and just about all the places that a tourist would be likely to go. Also, most hotels mentioned also have their websites or email address listed, making it easy to visit those. In addition, everything can be easily found inside such as maps, planning tools, restaurants, bars, and tourist attractions.
Lonely Planet Vietnam, most comprehensive guide to Vietnam, is perfect for those planning to explore the top sights.
Author: Richard Sterling
“DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Vietnam and Angkor Wat” is your must-have companion to this beautiful part of the world. Blessed with a long coast, Vietnam tourism now attracts sun-lovers and surfers, with resorts and spas sprouting all along the coast. This full-color, updated guide leads you to it all, from the floating markets of the Mekong Delta in the south to the hill towns in the north, and all the best beaches to be found in between. Additionally, whether zipping around old Hanoi in a pedal-powered cyclo or dining on the exquisite local cuisine, the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Vietnam & Angkor Wat is indispensable.
It will be a wise idea when using DK guides coupled with Lonely Planet in the processing of your planning trips.
Author: Clair Boobbyer
Whether you would like to experience the hustle and bustle of Hanoi, feel the eeriness of the Plain of Jars, or head down the Mekong on a slow boat you can do all with Footprint's totally revised and updated “Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos Handbook”. With in-depth coverage of all three countries this guidebook is perfect if you are planning a trip to this stunning region. Including an extensive planning section and suggestions for getting off the beaten track, plus accommodation listings for every budget and full details of all the sights, banks, embassies, internet cafes, and medical activities this guide will be invaluable to help you get the most from your trip.
From the vivid rice paddies of Vietnam to Phnom Penh, the fascinating modern day capital of Cambodia, to laid-back Laos and its picture-postcard gilded temples, Footprint’s fully updated 4th edition will help you get to the heart of this exquisite region and charming people.
Author: Written and researched by Le Ly Hayslip and Jay Wurts
“When Heaven and Earth Changed Places” is an extremely special and important book, particularly for those who have grown up and spent their lives in USA, because it gives something vital that lacking the experience of living in a country where war is waged. It is the autobiography of Le Ly - a woman who survives by wits, guts and sheer endurance the horrors of war and occupation, and later, the horrors of emigration to a bizarre new world and marriage to a different kind of war victim. It provides a rare and articulate window into the mind and heart of someone who was made to play, by circumstance, both ally and enemy. It should be mandatory reading for anyone trying to understand the Vietnam War (or, as the Vietnamese more correctly call it, the American War). It's an exciting story, extremely readable - a tale that is frightening, harrowing and, ultimately, heartening.
Hayslip's story also shows that regardless of ideology, culture or geography, the war and its aftermath affected most Vietnamese in cruel and unpredictable ways.
Author: Luke Nguyen – a chef and coauthor of the internationally bestselling book Secrets of the Red Lantern
“My Vietnam: Stories and Recipes” takes you region by region through Vietnam and introduces you to its beautiful people and food. The book has given a new appreciation for the country and intrigued any demanding tourists to start trying out recipes. It includes pictures of nearly every dish, and English and Vietnamese names of dishes. In addition, the graphics, the topography, the photographs are all gorgeous. It is part travelogue, part autobiography, and part cookbook.
Dishes in the book are not overly complex as sometimes happens when the author is a professional chef - these are recipes of his family and of local markets, restaurants, and hawkers.