It is no coincidence that Vietnam is favoured by filmmakers. From the Mandarin road that crosses the country from north to south, you can see the sea and the white sandy beaches. Mountainous and forested landscapes, karst relief planted in rice fields, exceptional site of Along Bay with more than 3,000 islands emerging from the Gulf of Tonkin, immensity of the mangrove swamp in the Mekong Delta, the country displays magnificent scenery from north to south.
A rich cultural heritage :
Vietnam is a very old country located in the orb of the great Chinese and Indian civilizations, but which has managed to build an original identity. It is rich in a history that has provided architectural wonders bequeathed by a high and prodigious antiquity shaped by multiple legacies, which have been reinterpreted in a unique fusion. Testimonies of the past are not limited to monuments or architectural remains, but are the very substance of the landscapes traversed by the dikes, where the monsoon scrambled skies flow into the memory of the rice fields. Marked by the great tears of the world in the 20th century, Vietnam is also the land of memory, where battlefields devastated by unprecedented violence now demand remembrance and contemplation.
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