Vietnam is one of the most spectacular tourist destinations in the world. This Southeast Asian country has bustling cities like Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and Hanoi, delicious and inexpensive street food, golden beach resorts, beautiful limestone karsts, an interesting history and offers a warm welcome to all nationalities. There is a timelessness to the majesty and opulent architecture of Laos. Its little-known cities, like the capital Ventiane and the ancient capital Luang Prabang contain spectacular Buddhist temples and monuments. There are unique rituals to be seen in Laos including the giving of alms by the orange-robed monks in Luang Prabang.