While this country was arguably once best known for conflict in mid-20th century, Vietnam has gone on to forge a new identity and become a country where bustling cities, beautiful beaches and rich heritage and history are all present. Located on the edge of the South China Sea in South East Asia, Vietnam has plenty to offer its visitors. Those looking for an escape can head down the Mekong River for adventures or even visit the picturesque rice terraces found in areas such as the Muong Hoa valley. For a taste of culture and history, head underground to the Cu Chi tunnel network north of Ho Chi Minh City to learn more about the Viet Cong guerrillas or travel even further back in time by visiting stunning temples such as Thien Mu Pagoda in Hue. Alternatively, kick back and relax on one of the country’s gorgeous beaches, such as the coastal resort of Nha Trang.