Once a lesser-known destination, Vietnam has become widely popular in recent years.With Hanoi consistently ranked among the world's top 10 destinations by Trip Advisor, one can now find European tourists as far as in Ha Giang, one of the most remote mountainous provinces.
According to government estimates Vietnam sees 3.3m tourist arrivals each year.
Vietnam has a return rate of just 6% compared to Thailand’s whopping 50%.
Two years later, on 30 April 1975, a North Vietnamese tank drove into the South's Presidential Palace in Ho Chi Minh City and the war ended with the conquest of South Vietnam.
An estimated 800,000 to 3 million Vietnamese and over 55 thousand Americans had been killed.
The Vietnam war was only one of many that the Vietnamese have fought, but it was the most brutal in its history.