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Vietnam is one of the top choices for travelers to Southeast Asia. Neighboring China, Laos and Cambodia, a Vietnam tour can be conveniently combined with these countries for longer schedule, and often served as a connecting point when traveling to other Indochina countries.
Symbolized by conical hat, lush green rice fields, awe-inspiring limestone scenery, temples and pagodas, Vietnam attracts tourists from all around the world. For many travelers, eating local food is a great experience, and pretty the core of local culture.
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Vietnam is home to at least 1,000 villages which are recognized as centers for handicrafts. Visiting them, tourists can experience unique cultures and see firsthand local artisans’ skills performed in traditional ways. Here are the 5 most well known among them, most located in northern Vietnam. Enjoy reading!
Con Dao is one of the most stunning islands of Vietnam. It is known as an island of prisons with quarrying rooms, cells, byres, tiger cages, and cemeteries. Moreover, it also famous for pristine beaches and the Con Dao National Park with diverse floras and faunas. Check out and take not the top list of amazing thing you cannot miss in Con Dao Island. Enjoy reading!
As one of the most stunning tropical beaches in Vietnam, Mui Ne Beach is a perfect destination for all kind of tourists. Thanks to the turquoise water and warm weather, Mui Ne beach is a great place for swimming as well as other water activities such as windsurfing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. With the consistently strong winds, Mui Ne is also an ideal place for kite surfing. Hit Mui Ne Beach to have a great time.
Located in the north of Vietnam, 300km from Hanoi Capital, Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark covers an area of 3,000km2. This park is famous for its diverse landscapes as well as the spiritual and cultural values. Spead over 6 districts of Cao Bang province including Ha Quang, Tra Linh, Quang Uyen, Trung Khanh, Ha Lang, Phuc Hoa, part of Hoa An, Nguyen Binh, and Thach An, the park is well-known for its high biological diversity with abundant endemic flora-fauna species and ecosystems. As the second UNESCO-recognised Global Geopark in Vietnam after Dong Van Stone Plateau, the park can give researchers an insight into an over-500-million-year history of the Earth with fossils, ocean sediment, volcanic rocks, minerals, and especially karst landscapes. There are two distinct parts which are the eastern part and the western part.
If one day you when you travel to Hanoi and could not sleep, you can step out into the street to hear the breath of Hanoi’s night, a Hanoi in a calm and old appearance. On that nights has the idyllic and quiet features, has true essence of living lives. Hanoi daytime is too hustle and bustle. Sometimes, this rush makes the visitors not have enough time to stop and look at the ancient beauty of 36 streets, of Thang Long thousand years of civilization that people often remind. If visitors want to admire the beauty of ancient Hanoi, you have to wait until night, when there is no congestion, stuffy atmosphere in the vehicle horn.
Located approximately 145 miles from Ho Chi Minh City, Con Dao is an archipelago housing 16 islands in the East Sea. The island now is not only famous for historic sites but also popular for scenic bays, coral reefs, and stunning beaches. Beaches in Con Dao until now still keep its pristine beauty with deserted white sandbanks and biodiversity. Here are Con Dao’s best four beaches that you should not miss when paying a visit to this beautiful island during your Indochina travel.
In the regular meeting of the Government in April, the Prime Minister approved of the proposal from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to exempt visa for 5 European residents including British, German, French, Italian and Spanish after the pilot policy ends in June 30th, 2018. The time expansion for visa exemption is three years (until 2020). According to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, former citizens of the five countries were exempted from visas for only one year, after which they had to request another one more year. Now, thanks to the new application, the tourists in these five countries get the easier procedure to visit Vietnamese landscapes and learn about the unique beauty of the culture.
Night markets are among the ideal destinations in Vietnam for tourists who want to experience the daily lives of the locals. Exotic, vibrant, bustling and modern… are some of the feelings you can expect when joining a night market in Vietnam. If you are looking for a fancy night out without bars or cafes, these ones will bring out our urban culture with colorful stalls and great delicacies livening up the city’s scene. Night markets are also the most ideal place for tourist to buy souvenirs or gifts during a Vietnam vacation.
Now it’s time to take a look through the most popular night markets from North to South to discover the lively and unique culture of the Vietnamese. Shopping happily!
As the gateway to the Dong Van Karst Plateau, Quan Ba is a scenic district in northern Ha Giang province with spectacular mountains, poetic valleys, winding roads as well as the unique local culture. Check out our article to understand more about this magic land as well as have a great Vietnam vacation. Enjoy reading!
As a bustle and hustle capital city, always crowded and noisy, Hanoi can be a remarkably difficult place to get down and do some work. Here are top 7 cafes we recommended for you to lesson plan, article research and presentation prepare with quietly played music and nice big desk-tables.
Once dearly described as “the Pearl of the Orient”, Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon is the largest city of Vietnam enchanting tourists by the Western architecture, impressive landscape, modern shopping malls as well as mouthwatering local dishes. Some popular highlights you cannot miss when visiting Ho Chi Minh City are Saigon’s Post Office, Saigon Opera House, Independence Palace and War Remnants Museum, Ben Thanh market, etc. To have perfect Ho Chi Minh City Tours, you should consider about the weather of the city and then pick up the best time to visit this destination. Here is some useful information we want to share with you. Enjoy reading and hope you have a wonderful Vietnam vacation!
It’s true that you can visit Ha Giang at any time of the year because it is beautiful in all 4 seasons. To have perfect Ha Giang tours as well as to admire the charming beauty of this place, you need to carefully choose the time, make the list of highlights and find how to get there. Depending on the preference and the purpose of your trip, you can choose the right time to travel in Ha Giang through our following suggestions. Because this land is beautiful throughout the year, and in every season, Ha Giang impresses travelers with a particular beauty. Let’s find out the shades of Ha Giang in each month!
Hanoi is not just a boring city of offices or buildings, it is famous for the indoor and outdoor activities which your family can enjoy an energetic day with a lot of fun and informative understanding. Here are some great places for children you should not ignore when traveling to Hanoi.
It is extremely regrettable for anyone to miss out the dynamic life at night in Ho Chi Minh City. The city of bustle and hustle at daytime completely transforms into the lively, eventful one when the sun goes down. If you have no idea where to go to enjoy the amazing life when the night falls on your Ho Chi Minh City tours, consider some suggestions recommended here.
Nha Trang is one of the most stunning destinations for tourism not only in Vietnam but also all over the world. This reputation is obtained by the amazing beach, endless white sand, modern amusement centers or 19 charming islands to visit. But it will be a great mistake if skipping shopping in Nha Trang. Markets and shops in this coastal city are willing to fully supply your demand of purchase with a broad range of products such as seafood, clothing, handicraft, and jewelry. Read on to find your favorite things to buy on a Nha Trang tours.
Known as “the city of flowers” or “Little Paris in Vietnam”, Dalat owns everything from picturesque spectacles, peaceful landscapes to colorful festivals to become the wonderful destination for travelers all over the world. Weather in Dalat is absolutely comfortable around the year which is not as hot as summer in Ho Chi Minh City and warmer than Hanoi in the winter. If your next traveling plan is Dalat tour, then the following list will provide you with some reviews and descriptions.
The great Mekong River, before flowing into the sea, has created one of the richest lands in Vietnam called Mekong Delta. It is known as not only the amazing images of immense paddy fields and fruit gardens but also the unique lifestyle, interesting activities, and attractive local specialties. This peaceful and natural landscape is absolutely the ideal place for you to explore on your Vietnam vacation.
Browse our recommended things to do and see in Mekong Delta, Vietnam for some inspiration before your trip.
Located in Cao Bang province, Nguom Ngao cave is one of the priceless gifts from nature for this beautiful land beside Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark and Ban Gioc waterfall. It is also the interesting destination for tourists who want to have a taste for the real natural beauty without any traces of human beings. Your travel to Vietnam would be remiss not to include Nguom Ngao cave in your itinerary.
Provided that you, unfortunately, get sick during Ho Chi Minh City day trips as well as Vietnam tour packages, the hospital is surely the place you have to find. List of 5 best international hospitals in Saigon below is hopefully your useful guideline.
The high requirements of Vietnamese people as well as foreigners for the top quality of healthcare and modern facilities, lead to the appearances of advanced international hospitals in Hanoi. Hopefully, the list of international hospitals below will be useful guidelines for your Hanoi tour package and Vietnam tour packages.
There are 80 embassies and 33 consulates located in 4 cities Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Hai Phong, and Danang. All of the embassies are placed in Hanoi while the consulates are dispersed in cities listed above. Embassy, basically, has more power and assumes more responsibilities than the consulate does. Some embassies and consulates with useful information are listed below.
Today, shopping malls are much more than retail centers. They are becoming the entertainment and cultural destinations. Provided that you are looking for a ton of stores in one place, or in search of something fun to do with your family on Ho Chi Minh City tour of Vietnam vacation, list of 6 amazing malls in Saigon will prove you that making purchases is only a part of the party.
Shopping malls really bring a new experience of shopping for people all around the world. The amazing spaces of hundreds of stores from top brands together with entertainment and cultural activities give customers the most comfortable and convenient conditions for making purchases. Browse the list of 6 largest shopping malls in Hanoi to enjoy your Hanoi day trips at its best.
Ly Son Island is a district of Quang Ngai province in central Vietnam, located about 30 km from the shore, with an area of nearly 10 km2 and a population of over 20,000 people. It consists of 3 small islands: Cu Lao Re Island, An Binh Island and Mu Cu Island – the smallest and uninhabited one. Ly Son Island has left an unforgettable impression in the hearts of visitors with its sunny days, dreaming beaches and hospitable locals.
The super-tall skyscraper, Landmark 81, in Ho Chi Minh City has been invested and developed by Vingroup, the largest real estate corporation in Vietnam. The building has
Ba Na Hills is the state-of-the-art mountainous resort in Danang. Thanks to cool climate, breathtaking views of nature, and many interesting destinations, this resort becomes immensely popular with tourists. Consider the list of destinations and accommodations in Ba Na Hills to have the best experience on your Vietnam vacation.
Located on Soc Son mountainous area, outskirts of Hanoi, Thanh Chuong Viet Palace is one of the most attractive cultural heritages in Vietnam. It was built in 2001, originating from the idea of artisan Thanh Chuong whose wish is to reproduce the cultural marks of Vietnamese generations in the past. Hence, the palace reflects the Vietnamese culture and history through a complex of traditional Vietnam architecture, outstanding artwork, and pieces of folk heritage. Thanh Chuong Viet Palace is absolutely an ideal destination for tourists in search of the combination between a religious place and a history museum on their Hanoi tours.
Three-fourths of Vietnam topography is mountainous areas including magnificent passes and majestic mounts over 1000m high such as Fansipan (3143m) or Putaleng (3096m). Therefore, trekking will provide you such wonderful experiences of exploring the wild nature of diverse flora and faunas and immersing yourself in the breathtaking panoramic views. However, it is an adventurous journey hiding a lot of risks and challenges as well as requires travelers a good health and tenacity for tough roads and unexpected weather problems. If you plan to do on your Vietnam vacation, start the training from today. Practice makes perfect and your efforts will be rewarded with amazing gifts from nature.
Since more and more procession of visitors come to Vietnam’s vibrant cities every year, the question “ Is it safe to travel Vietnam ?” has been more frequently raised by the tourists. Fortunately, according to the locals and many visitors who have been to Vietnam, Vietnam is probably one of the safest places that they have ever been, apart from some small unexpected issues. Moreover, based on the safest countries rankings, Vietnam is the 43rd safest country in the world. There is nowhere which is completely safe, but you can minimize the incidence of bad cases by providing yourself with knowledge and tips for a safe travel. With some pieces of information about safety in Vietnam today and helpful travel tips below, we hope you will have a worry-free and safe trip in Vietnam.
Like a pearl of Hai Phong City, Cat Ba is known by most visitors with beautiful blue beaches stretching along the banks of sand. However, in this “Paradise of beaches”, there are many other interesting destinations that many tourists may not know. One of them is Cat Ba National Park – a place where visitors can enjoy the immense nature of the forest and the sea as well as interesting outdoor activities. With an area of 16,196 hectares, Cat Ba National Park has been recognized by UNESCO as a world biosphere reserve with a rich and unique population of species. With a quite short distance from, why not spend a day in your Vietnam vacation going trekking in Cat Ba National Park if you are a passionate explorer.
Nha Trang is the home to countless beautiful beaches and islets but Yen Island stands out from the crowd with brilliant landscapes and unspoiled beaches. Located in Nha Trang Bay, Khanh Hoa Province, which is about 25 km northeast far from the mainland your Nha Trang tour will be a mistake if you miss visiting Yen Island.
Located in Nam Cat Tien commune, Tan Phu district, Dong Nai province, Cat Tien National Park, which has been recognized by the UNESCO as the world’s biosphere reserve, is separated from the residential area by the Dong Nai River. If you are a lover of nature and fond of exploring natural plants and animals, Cat Tien National Park will be such an unforgettable destination in your Vietnam vacation.
Along with Long Xuyen City, Chau Doc is one of the two cities in An Giang province that is quite important in the economic development and tourism of the Mekong Delta. Sharing the border with Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Chau Doc becomes a vibrant city of trade and purchase among the two countries. Tourists on their Vietnam vacation often spend some days exploring this interesting land specialized by Vietnam-Cambodia cultures, architecture, and spectacular sceneries in Mekong Delta.
As a commune of Cat Hai island district in Hai Phong city, Phu Long mangroves own an intact wild and breathtaking landscape. Phu Long possesses almost all of the most unique natural features of Cat Ba Biosphere Reserve such as mangrove ecosystems, tidal flats, evergreen forests on limestone islands, caves, and lakes,… Therefore, Phu Long is now becoming an attractive community ecotourism destination for tourists in Vietnam vacation
Since “famous” by the movie “Dear Brother” ( Toi thay hoa vang tren co xanh) so far, Phu Yen is always a favorite tourist destination of many visitors. Many people come to Phu Yen to admire the vast rice fields, green lawns and forget that this coastal land has many other beautiful places to explore. Phu Yen is a land of prosperity nestled in the middle of Central Vietnam, with 3 sides bordered by mountains and 1 side bordered by East Sea. If you are planning to explore Vietnam, do not miss this beautiful place in your Vietnam vacation.
Lao Chai Village is one of the most imposing landmarks of Sapa which is home to the Black H’mong. Thus, there is no reason to miss this place in any Vietnam Local Tour Company and Sapa tours in particular. With countless amazing things one can experience in the village, Lao Chai will welcome visitors with warmness and hospitality. In order to reach the village from Sapa, you can go by car or motorbike. However, if you desire to get a closer look at the local scenery and everyday life, trekking along the mountainside is amongst the most appealing things to do to gain a deeper insight its unique culture and custom.
As a tranquil and peaceful village nestled within the breathtaking valley of Muong Hoa, Ta Van village is one of the most exciting destinations in Sapa, which still retains its pristine character and culture. If you are a fan of traditional things, the value of the country, then you shouldn’t miss visiting this amazing place in Sapa tours.
If you are in search of marvelous explorations, long-established cultures, breathtaking sceneries, and unforgettable experiences, Vietnam is absolutely a great place for you, especially backpacking travel. For a long time, the mention of Vietnam has conjured up images of war-torn destinations but now Vietnam is a backpacker heaven and backpacking Vietnam is an unmissable part of numerous Southeast Asian adventures. Vietnam has fast become one of Asia’s top travel destinations thanks to its carefully established backpacker circuit, friendly locals and chilled out visa situation,…Backpacking Vietnam offers tourists an incredible opportunity to get off the beaten track with a low budget. Browse our Vietnam backpacking blog to have the best Vietnam vacation ever.
Speaking of gongs culture, coffee, pepper or elephants, everyone will think of Dak Lak, a province of Central Highlands of Vietnam. If you have spent almost your Vietnam vacation with beautiful beaches, mountains or scattered tourist attractions, you should take time to have a change of scenery with this marvelous land which promises to bring you wonderful experiences as well as unforgettable memories.
The railway from Hanoi Railway Station (Hang Co Railway Station) was built more than 100 years ago by French to serve tourists and transport goods to the northern provinces. The Hanoi train street is located from the intersection of Dien Bien Phu street to Phung Hung street, which is “super narrow” due to the row of houses on both sides. During Hanoi tours, foreigners often begin to enter this street at the intersection of Dien Bien Phu Street or Phung Hung Street intersection and finish the journey at the end of Phung Hung Street after enjoying special experiences.
Located in a perfect position – a feng shui masterpiece of land, water, and wind – in the southwestern corner of Kien Giang province in Vietnam, Ha Tien is one of the most attractive places in Mekong Delta Tours. Among its many charms, Ha Tien receives a cooling breeze off the sea, river, and hills all day long. Its irresistible combination of bustling markets and languishing fruit bats, shophouses in ruins and hills, delicious street food and local temples, pretty pagodas, makes Ha Tien become the “jewel of the Mekong Delta “. As a popular transit point for tourists traveling between Phu Quoc Island and the Cambodian coast, Ha Tien should be a wonderful destination in its own right.
Nam Du is a magnificent archipelago in the Gulf of Thailand, belongs to Kien Giang province in Mekong Delta containing the big island and 21 small ones. It is a popular destination for many Vietnamese, but remains a mystery for foreigners, as it was once a restricted area for non-Vietnamese visitors. Nam Du Island appeals to its pristine beach, its beautiful little green islets surrounding the main one, its delicious seafood, and interesting excursions. The tourism has not yet been fully developed here so that its original wild beauty is preserved. If you are a traveler looking for wild and pristine nature during your Vietnam vacation, just pack your luggage and head to this beautiful island.
Travel to Vietnam but do not know the current period where is at the right time with the weather and has the most beautiful natural scenery? You do not want to be disappointed when traveling excitedly to one place in your Vietnam vacation but the weather is raining or the scene is not as expected? Then, keep this article as your essential guide because we have noted all the beautiful times of all the tourist attractions in Vietnam, from North to South during 12 months.
Quan Lan Island is situated at Bai Tu Long Bay and closed to Halong Bay in Quang Ninh Province. It has an area of more than 11 km2, stretching from Van Don mountain to Mount Got creating the wall firmly shield the waves to protect the inhabitants of the island. Situated on an important sea route from Vietnam to China, Japan, Thailand, and the Philippines, Quan Lan Island once housed a bustling commercial port. Today, the island is known for its long paradise beaches and its almost virginal appearance so don’t miss this island in your Vietnam vacation.
Bac Lieu is a province in the Mekong Delta, located on the Ca Mau Peninsula, the southernmost land of Vietnam, with the topographic features of plain, river and canal. Visiting Bac Lieu in Vietnam vacation, visitors not only visit the house of Bac Lieu playboy but also have the opportunity to enjoy the music of the old folk song “Da co hoai lang” by outstanding artists. In addition, visitors also have a chance to visit several historical sites, destinations of ecotourism and spiritual tourism associated with the local ancient stories and enjoy many famous specialties here.
Thanh Hoa is the land of undimmed beauty. Situated on the heartland of Central Vietnam, Thanh Hoa not only owns proud history and cultural traditions in every turn but also home to spectacular views gone into poems. The western border with Laos of mountainous areas, the East dominated by the sea make Thanh Hoa worthwhile your experience and most of your Vietnam vacation.
Quy Nhon, the capital of Binh Dinh Province, is considered as an ideal destination for people who love the sea and a relaxing time in Vietnam vacation. Quy Nhon is leaning against endless mountains and facing the sea with the wild beauty charming all visitors.
If you still wonder where to go in Vietnam vacation to contemplate magnificent Vietnamese landscapes and immerse yourself in the original culture of the inhabitants here, why don’t you travel to Lai Chau Province? Lai Chau is a region in North West Vietnam, where you can discover picturesque caves, dangerous passes and hidden climbs behind the forests.
Co To island in the Northeast of Vietnam is a beautiful natural landscape that overwhelms the emotions. The pristine sedimentary rocky beach, beautiful white sand beaches, walking paths right next to the primeval forest, fresh seafood with sea taste, hospitable people, romantic space or exciting entertainment activities are all available in Co To. Travel to Co To, you will have dreamy experiences mixed with wild nature.
Phu Tho, the birthplace of Vietnam, is a province located in the northeastern part of Vietnam, which gives it an important mission: to be the center of the northern region of Vietnam. Phu Tho province is the gate that connects the northwestern provinces and Hanoi, as well as other provinces of the Red River Delta. Thus, the topography of Phu Tho is extremely varied, with all kinds of terraces such as mountains, hills, plains and a whole range of tourist activities to develop: Eco-tours, amusement parks, seaside resorts, etc.
Cam Ranh Bay tourism is still new and remains many interesting things for visitors in Vietnam vacation to explore. Coming to Cam Ranh, you can immerse yourself in the poetic natural scenery with the wild landscapes.
As the capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi offers a wide range of options for visitors during the Tet holiday. In spite of the fact that some attractions like museums, monuments, and public service centers will be closed on the holiday, visitors can still take part in the celebrations by walking around well-decorated streets. It will be much more fun if you have a chance to visit a Vietnamese family to have local interaction and get to know about Vietnamese New Year traditions.
If you are planning your Vietnam vacation, but have no idea about where to go, Yen Bai might be in your consideration. Located on the gateway to North-West Vietnam, Yen Bai shares the border with six provinces. Though as an agriculturally based province, Yen Bai has promising tourism potentials. The province is still new to tourists, as a result, everything is mostly kept unspoiled. Pristine nature and diverse cultures of local ethnic minority groups will enchant your eyes when visiting Yen Bai.
On Tet holiday, Vietnamese people remain cultural tradition of decorating flowers, bonsai trees and colorful stickers in their houses. It is an indispensable part of New Year celebrations. Few days prior to Tet, markets with full of items are opened to serve huge demand of local people. In Hanoi, Hang Luoc flower market with the age of hundred years, the delightful Hang Ma Street and the famous Quang Ba flower market are the typical places people should pay a visit at the pre-Tet time. If your Vietnam vacation takes place during Tet holiday, you will experience vibrant atmosphere of people shopping for their traditional new year in those sites.
Moving from Hanoi to Ha Giang province and take the left turn at Tan Quang intersection to 60km, you will encounter Hoang Su Phi district – a wild paradise situated in western Ha Giang. The region was separated from the mainstream culture until recently. Though being one of the least touristic sites in Vietnam, Hoang Su Phi possesses unspoiled natural beauty and diverse local culture. If you are planning your Vietnam vacation, Hoang Su Phi might be an ideal attraction for your discovery in this S-shaped country.
In the past January, Son Doong Cave in Quang Binh Province, Vietnam was ranked the third place in the top 11 amazing attractions nominated by the leading tourism magazine Telegraph. Son Doong Cave has recently gained the world’s media thanks to its pristine nature, gigantic space, and mesmerizing landscape. Situated in the Phong Nha – Ke Bang caving complex, the cave is known as the largest natural cave in the world. With its phenomenal magnificence, Son Doong Cave has been an aspiration of many travelers for a Vietnam vacation.
Tam Dao is a small town in Vinh Phuc Province, 85 kilometers from the capital city of Hanoi which is literally translated as three islets or three peaks with its mountain range has three highest peaks which emerge like three islets out of the clouds. Situated at the average height of 1000 meters, Tam Dao’s weather is mild and cool all the year round. That was the reason the French, in the 20th century, developed this destination as an ideal hill station for their summer vacation to relax and avoid the hot summer days of Hanoi. Thanks to the scenic natural landscapes and lush mountains in the middle of fogs, Tam Dao is a nice place to visit during Hanoi trips as well as Vietnam vacations.
Tam Chuc Pagoda festival has attracted thousands of pilgrimages on early days of the Vietnamese Lunar New Year since its official open on 16th February 2019. The pagoda lies within Tam Chuc Tourist Complex which covers a total area of 5,000 ha. Situated in the North of Ha Nam Province, Tam Chuc Pagoda is 60 km from Hanoi and it is being built on the foundation of the former pagoda and surrounded by newly built structures, parking lot, immense lake system and lush forests. Tam Chuc Pagoda enchants the eyes of visitors by its great combination of impressive architecture and spectacular landscapes.
During his time as the President of North Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh decided not to settle in the Presidential Palace, but in a modest stilt house behind. The house is called the Ho Chi Minh’s Residence or Ho Chi Minh Stilt House. The construction is located in the Ho Chi Minh Complex and worth a visit to learn more about one of the greatest people in the 20th century in Hanoi tour package.
Not only the talented but the people whose footsteps have stamped many beautiful rivers world famous also said a lot about the Perfume River. Not only in words, but also in literature, poetry, music, and films. But perhaps, it is better to visit the place, to immerse in it, explore it, and … feel it yourselves on Vietnam vacation.
Danang is one of the tourist cities in the world with long attractive coastal beaches and natural beauty. With clean fresh beaches and a variety of activities, the city is welcoming more domestic and international tourists. Here is the list of some of the most famous beaches in Danang that should be highlighted in your Vietnam tour packages in the summer vacation
Shopping in Hoi An is an enjoyable experience. Being home to numerous interesting souvenir items as well as goods on sale, Hoi An’s streets are lined with shops and stalls selling shoes, fashion clothes, traditional handicrafts or beautiful gorgeous jewelry. Wander along each street, you can easily catch a glimpse of nice silver shops. For those being interested in great silver jewelry, here is the list of top 5 recommended jewelry shops in Hoi An which are highly recommended in your Vietnam vacation packages.
Spreading over a large area of approximately 2,356 square kilometers and located over 1,600 meters above the sea level, the stunning Rock Plateau was officially recognized by the UNESCO as one of the 77 geological parks in the world, the only global geopark in Vietnam and the second in Southeast Asia.
Located on the outskirt of Hanoi, Bat Trang Ceramic Village is a traditional ceramic village with the history of seven centuries which is well known for high-quality ceramics. If you have a chance to visit charming Hanoi capital, do not miss Bat Trang pottery village which hides a ton of interesting things waiting for you to explore. Here is some useful information about this special handicraft village we want to share with you. Enjoy reading!
Resting solemnly on the bank of the winding Perfume (Huong) River is an ancient palace that has witnessed decades of major historical changes in Vietnam. Once the Imperial City and Capital Citadel of the nation under the reign of the Nguyen Dynasty, the ancient city of Hue is one of Vietnam’s oldest cities and has been well-preserved to this day. In 1993, UNESCO recognized The Complex of Hue Monuments as Vietnam’s first World Cultural Heritage, only six years before Hoi An Ancient Town and My Son Sanctuary were also inscribed on Unesco’s list in 1999.
Hoa Lo prison was constructed between 1886 and 1901 and named Maison Centrale. It was considered as one of three most savage prisons in Vietnam, along with Con Dao Prison and Son La Prison. The prison was designed to hold around 500 prisoners; however, by 1930s, the number of prisoners had soared to approximately 2000 and most of them were political prisoners. With a large number of prisoners and poor living conditions, the prison became the symbol of “hell on earth” in Vietnam. Later, Hoa Lo was one of the historical evidence of colonialist exploitation by the French. After the Vietnamese government took power the prison, it was the place where captured hundreds of American pilots. John McCain was occupied here for five years and a half as a POW (Prison of War). It was a POW prison between 1964 and 1973.
It would do much fun to see local fisherman rowing a boat with a fishing net to catch fish. A boat trip on Thu Bon River also helps you approach Cua Dai for Hoi An fishing tour where local people live on the bank of the river with a rustic life with corn, peanut growing or duck raising. Along the way down the river, take time delving into the well-known Hoi An craft villages, especially Kim Bong village to catch a glimpse of skillful hand-crafted furniture produced by skillful artisans.
Visiting Hoi An ancient town, you can sample a ton of local dishes such as cao lau (rice noodles with pork and veggies), chicken rice, or banh bao (steamed rice dumplings with pork and mushrooms). Soak into in the market of the town, you will be excited by a lot of tasty dessert like banh dap, banh beo, banh bot loc, che xoa xoa, etc. Do not forget to pick up some souvenirs for your family member and friends.
Hue stands out from the crowd with long-established cultures and unique cuisine. It is called the “cradle of Vietnamese cuisine” thanks to the amazing tastes as well as special culinary styles from royal dishes to popular ones. The list of 5 astounding Hue restaurants below will completely bring your Hue day trips all the essences of this well-preserved tradition.
Hanoi officially enters the summer days from around May and lasts until around the end of August. If you want to experience the distinctive beauty and emotions through all four seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter in Vietnam, let’s explore and feel with Hanoi. Hanoi – the convergence of the thoughtful, quaint but not less modern, vibrant brings its own characteristics, the flowers, the food that only finds in each season. But in the summer, Hanoi carries a unique beauty that can not mix with anywhere. For anyone who has ever step on land here in this season, probably for their whole life, they will not forget an ancient, but modern Hanoi holding the soul of people passing by.
Trem river divides U Minh forest into two parts which are U Minh Thuong (Upper U Minh) and U Minh Ha (Lower U Minh). It covers an area of about 2,000 km2, close to the Gulf of Thailand, in the provinces of Kien Giang and Ca Mau. U Minh forest is considered to be the biosphere with the highest biomass value compared to other forest types with about 250 species of plants, over 180 species of birds, and more than 20 reptiles.
Cuc Phuong National Park
Cuc Phuong National Park is located in Ninh Binh province, about 120km to the southwest of Hanoi and 45km to the northwest of Ninh Binh. Cuc Phuong covers an area of 25,000 ha and shares the border with Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh and Thanh Hoa. It is the first national park of Vietnam and also the largest nature reserve of the country.
Vietnam boasts spectacular mountains, stunning beaches, poetic valleys as well as silver waterfalls. Here is the list of top 6 magnificent waterfalls in Vietnam we wish to share with you.
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