Vietnam is a beautiful country that everyone ought to visit; it is graced with emerald-green mountains, a ravishing coastline, and outstanding and exciting culture. The the country is characterized by peace and tranquility all around it.
Vietnam trips can be more interesting if they are well planned. It does not only make you eligible for many discounts and tours but also assures you a confirmed reservation at your favorite place.
You can get into Vietnam by two means, you can arrive by plane in Hanoi and go south, or through Saigon and head north. Moving in and around the country can be made possible by riding buses, trains and the domestic flights. The best time to visit the northern part of the country is from May to October during the summertime, while December to April is ideal to visit the southern part.
To start off your adventure, land at Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital and get to the Hoan Kiem Lake which means the Lake of the Restored Sword. This great lake is one of the foremost picturesque spots in the city being surrounded by rich cultural history.
Approximately 165 KM northeast of the Hanoi is the Ha Long Bay. It is in a 120 KM long coastline and means Bay of Descending Dragons. The Ha Long Bay is the top tourist attraction site in Vietnam and has numerous islands each covered with abundant jungle vegetation to form a fascinating seascape of limestone pillars. Some of the islands are hollow and have enormous caves within. No wonder it is among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Numerous travel agencies offer packages for cruising the bay.
Another site not to miss is the Fansipan Mountain that is located near the Chinese border northwest of Vietnam. Along this route is the Sa Pa rice terraces situated in the Muong Hoa Valley between the Sa Pa ton and the Fansipan mountain.
Going southwards, do not miss the Thien Mu Pagoda which is the tallest pagoda in Vietnam. The pagoda stands seven stories high and overlooks the Perfume River and is considered as the unofficial representation of the former imperial capital.
Furthet south is the Nha Trang, Vietnam’s most popular seaside resort town that is positioned along the second most popular bays in the country. This is also the country’s scuba diving capital. It features magnificent beaches with natural sand and clear water.
Don’t end your southern tour without passing the Cu Chi Tunnels. They consist of a tremendous network of underground linking tunnels that are located about 40 kilometers northwest of Saigon. They were used as hiding places by the Viet Cong guerillas during the Vietnamese War.