The Awe–Inspiring Beauty of Vietnam

Ecotravelers are discovering Vietnam's treasure trove of natural wonders. The country is a spectacular mix of breathtaking mountain views, gently flowing rivers, thick forests and a rich historical culture.
By Pamela Grant

Some places are just so beautiful that it is difficult to capture the awe inspiring natural environment in words. Vietnam is a country that continues to overcome its war-torn history and is now focused on protecting its natural wonders and biodiversity. The opportunities are many for ecotravelers to contribute to the effort by carefully choosing the sites and tour guides that ensure some of the money spent goes toward communities and protecting the environment.

The exotic landscape is filled with caves, waterfalls, forests, limestone karsts and mountains. There are also large national parks protecting the enormous variety of biodiversity. If there is time during a visit, Vietnam also has a number of unique historical sites like...

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