Vietnam 40 years later

Vietnam is not a war, it’s a captivating country with friendly people and beautiful destination to visit. The forthcoming Reunification Day on 30 April marks the unity of North and South Vietnam under one government. Nearly 4 decades after the end of Vietnam war, we want to share with you our boundless gratitude to history for the gift of liberation. Our national holiday gives us the opportunity to reflect on what we Vietnamese people have achieved together since 1975. The whole party, people and army have made a significant achievement on transforming a country suffered from war into a stronger and richer Vietnam.

independence palace vietnam hochiminh city

Thanks to the adoption of the government renewal (Doi Moi) policy that prioritizes the growth of economy based on the foundation of social and political stability, Vietnam is no longer being portrayed as a war torn country. In urban areas. old people can still recall living in badly conditioned houses decades ago which were made of dried mud, bamboo and straw or thick unbaked bricks. But now, you will be surprised to see the improvement in infrastructure as you walk along concrete roads past buildings and skyscrapers.

Hochiminh city Vietnam Independence palace

Additionally, the rural living standard has been significantly improved in due to the focal investment in infrastructure, transportation and electricity to support economic growth. You can easily travel to remote areas in Vietnam with well-preserved history and culture worth exploring from the North (Sapa, Moc Chau, Pu Luong) to the South (Cu Chi Tunnels, Mekong). You name it.

Hue Vietnam Truong Tien bridge

Along with the development of infrastructure, the quality and quantity of healthcare services have presented a remarkable improvement. After Doi Moi, private hospitals are allowed to join the health care market, hence, offering greater access to high medical standards and facilities for citizens and visitors. More and more poor people can afford medical expense. Both public and private hospital can be found in all main cities. Pharmacies is widely distributed for basic medicine. However, you expect to find more basic medical care in rural areas.

Vietnam Hanoi Hoan Kiem Lake

In the new stage of development, we are confident about future of Vietnam, despite facing the new challenges of the 21st century. But for now, over a week prior to April 30th, you can share the joy of liberation with us while surrounding yourself with eye-catching decoration and proudly waving flags in the air. Book your Footprint tours and explore true beauty of Vietnam and beyond. For more information, please contact us at info@footprint.vn


Author: Hong Anh

Hong Anh is a true story-teller. For her, travelling is about stepping out of your comfort zone. Each of her stories is a unique travel experience that is told and illustrated by her own distinctive style.

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