Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Southeast Asian Indochinese Peninsula. Vietnam shares its land borders with China to the north, and Laos and Cambodia to the west.
Vietnam is a lush tapestry of soaring mountains, fertile deltas, primeval forests inhabited by exotic fauna, sinuous rivers, mysterious caves, otherworldly rock formations, and heavenly waterfalls and beaches.
It shares its maritime borders with Thailand through the Gulf of Thailand, and the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia through the South China Sea.
The capital is Hanoi and Vietnam is also the home to The My Son Santuary, a World Heritage site.