Wars have played a great role in shaping the identity and culture of people of Vietnam. There are numerous historical sites i.e. Imperial City of Hue; Cu Chi Tunnel; Military Museum; Hoa Lo Prison. Entry for International arrivals to Vietnam are from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi City.
For culture and nature lovers and beaches Vietnam has become an important destination in Southeast Asia. It also offers walking and bicycle tours, photography tours, kayak trips and multi-country trips with neighboring Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. Foreign tourists have been able to travel freely in the country since 1997.