Keeping this in consideration, is South or North Vietnam better?
yes, the south and north (and central)parts of vietnam are quite different from each other, andall of them have their particular charm. north: hanoi - morehistorical than saigon. there are probably more places to visithere than in saigon, but the general atmosphere in saigon was muchbetter for me.
Likewise, is North and South Vietnam one country?
Vietnam, a one-party Communiststate, has one of south-east Asia'sfastest-growing economies and has set its sights on becoming adeveloped nation by 2020. It became a unified country oncemore in 1975 when the armed forces of the Communist northseized the south.
April 30, 1975