Popular with backpackers and luxury travelers alike, Vietnam has witnessed a steady surge in foreign tourism since it opened it doors to visitors in the early 1990s.
This is a land of contrasts: the perfect blend of time-honored traditions with the techno-craze of the twenty-first century, a unique mix of Communist doctrine with government-endorsed transition to a market economy, and the magnificent geographical diversity from north to south and areas inland.
Whether you are here for its stunning natural landscapes, its flavorful cuisine, its sinfully cheap shopping, or a taste of its tumultuous past, you will find Vietnam's residents to be universally welcoming, generous, and highly cultured.
Globetrotting and landscape photography are the twin passions of Canadian award-winning professional travel photographer Howe Sim. His thirst for exotic locales and colorful subjects has taken him to 54 countries on six continents. A perpetual nomad, he is always busy charting out the next adventure ... the more bizarre or unearthly, the better. Howe's work has been featured by National Geographic, Nature's Best, and numerous other respected publications. Some of his images have graced magazine covers and countless others have appeared in calendars, books, and a variety of advertising product lines. His photographs are exhibited in many private and corporate art collections throughout the world. In a mere seven years, Howe has amassed a searchable online database featuring over 31,000 images from around the world, one of the Internet's largest collections by an individual photographer.
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