Vietnam is a coastal country in the eastern region of Southeast Asia. The capital city, Hanoi, is regarded as one of the most beautiful and interesting cities in Southeast Asia. It is famous for its well-preserved French architecture, beautiful lakes and clean streets but also has a prosperous business community and many thriving industries. The official language here is Vietnamese. While you may be able to get by speaking English in larger cities such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, you will struggle in other areas so it is recommended you learn the language in order to interact with locals and have a more enjoyable experience.