While you query why Vietnam along with Vietnam tours has won hearts of more and more travelers from many areas in the world, it is sure that there is more than one obvious reason you must absolutely agree on this affirmation. Now, let’s see how it will be with regret if you ignore this destination for your coming holiday.
The first point making Mekong Delta outstanding in the list of fabulous spots from Vietnam tours is its unspoiled and rustic charm whereby you can gain an enjoyable sense while being guided to explore this water area. Maybe, you have ever relaxed on large rivers by luxurious cruises in some premier tours, but it’s sure that being rowed by small boat through narrow canals to relish the breeze and the cool shade of palm trees at two sides will be an unforgettable experience you are expecting. Not only that, other absorbing activities from Mekong Delta tours never lets you down; some of them comprise visiting floating villages, Cham villages, seeing fruit orchards, draining ditches for fish, cycling around the village paths, and enjoying honey tea.
Blessed with the imposing scenery of beaches, mountains, and islets by Mother Nature, Halong Bay is probably seen as the priceless treasure as well as the astonishing natural wonder of Vietnam; that is the reason why it was designated as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Located along the shore of the Gulf of Tonkin in the Northeast Vietnam, the bay is the habitat of over 1,600 limestone karsts and isles emerging from the water areas. Especially, what actually attracts people to the hotspot is its incredible caves and grottos everywhere, such as Heaven Cave, Dau Go Cave, Pelican Cave, Surprising Cave, Virgin Cave, etc. Even entering those caves, you still find it difficult to believe your eye that the nature creates breathtaking masterpieces by limestone as such. Besides sightseeing, let’s complete your journey in Halong Bay by fresh seafood and exciting features in culture of the locals here.
Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon)
Saigon is the old name of Ho Chi Minh City, where there is the greatest concentration of economic, cultural, and political activities, so exploring this city should be included in your Vietnam tours if you intend to visit there. To be honest, the bustling city is also similar to others which never sleep in the world; it is always full of activity, ranging from the heart of downtown to the backpacker area. Some attractions you ought not to neglect are Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Saigon Central Post Office, and Cu Chi Tunnels (the tunnels are chosen as one of the most bizarre tunnel networks in the world). Another option is experiencing a motorbike tour at night to learn about the Saigonese’s lifestyle and savor tangy street food.
Hanoi – the Vietnam’s capital is indispensable in Vietnam tours when typical features in Vietnamese traditional culture are found here. The city has undergone 1,000 years of the breathtaking growth, and now it has become one of the hotspots many people visit. Some must-see attractions in Hanoi consist of Temple of Literature, Grand Opera House, Ho Chi Minh President Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Hoan Kiem Lake, the Presidential Palace, National Museum of Fine Arts, West Lake, Hanoi Hilton, and Tran Quoc Pagoda.
Hoi An – the most renowned ancient town of Vietnam deserves a visit as you can explore lots of fascinating things and appealing destinations, such as Japanese Covered Bridge’s Pagoda, Quan Cong Temple, Phung Hung House, Tan Ky House, Hoi An Handicraft Workshop, Traditional Theatre, Museum of Folk Culture, Museum of Trade Ceramics, Museum of Sa Huynh Culture, etc. What illuminates the ancient town at night is that lots of lanterns are hung out in front of the locals’ houses along the Thu Bon River, pleasing your eyes and dazzling you at the first time of walking here. It is indeed the phenomenal magnificence from the lantern-making culture of the locals.
Your Vietnam tours are rather meaningful as you explore Sapa – the spirit of highlands in Vietnam. Positioned in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range of the Northwest and at the height of 1,500 meters above sea level, Sapa is well-known for its diversity of culture, picturesque landscapes of rice terraces and unique cuisine which will wake up the curiosity of anyone. The highland is also the home of different ethnic communities, so you can learn more about the interesting points in their culture. Surely, the most stimulating activity you will be eager to experience is challenging yourself to Fansipan – the highest peak of Vietnam. It’s amazing!
You can travel to Nha Trang by either way: plane or train, depending on your favorite. Nha Trang is endowed with stunning beaches where you can lay down on white sand under the blue sky and let your mind relax or swim in the cool water. Not only that, it will be more interesting to add some attractions to your itinerary, like Hon Mun Conserve Sea Creatures Zone, Mun Island, Tranh Island, and Tri Nguyen Aquarium.
Phu Quoc island
Apart from magnificent beaches in Nha Trang, Vietnam also owns the others in Phu Quoc Island. Vietnam tours will be a chance to open your mind to the charming seascape in Southeast Asia. Due to the increasing growth of tourism, nowadays there is a variety of luxury resorts springing along the beaches with diverse services, so the island has become more and more touristy. However, some other areas of the island are still left isolated, ideal for exploring.
The ideal time to visit the southern Vietnam is the dry season from the beginning of December to the end of April because you will avoid the heavy rain and freely explore everywhere without worry.
It is advised that you should experience a Vietnam trip from October to December as it is beautiful and the time of preparing for Tet Holiday – a traditional holiday of Vietnamese.
Food to eat for your Vietnam tours and holidays
Pho Noodle Soup is definitely one of the common dishes you will be advised to taste when making a trip to Vietnam. Nonetheless, it is also a pity to let the following food slip out of your hand: Sticky Rice Cake (Banh chung), Rice Flour Steamed rolls (Banh Cuon), Banh Khot (circle crepe), Hue Beef Noodle Soup (Bun Bo Hue), Fried Spring Roll (Nem), Hu Tieu, Sour Fish Soup (Canh Chua Ca), and so on.
The gifts supposed to be meaningful and easy to bring back home are souvenirs at various shops in attractions of Vietnam. Some hints for you are silk, hand embroidery, sand pictures, wooden clogs, bamboo and wooden products, silk paintings, and lacquerware.
Vietnam is so amazing
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