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. They not only guarantee your eligibility for many discounts and offers but also assure you a confirmed reservation at your preferred place.
You can gain entry to Vietnam in two ways, landing by plane in Hanoi and head south or via Saigon and head north. Movement in and around the country can be facilitated by buses, trains and 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.
One place to start off is the Hanoi which is the capital of the country and go straight to the Hoan Kiem Lake. 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 set in a 120 KM long coastline and is directly translated to mean the Bay of Descending Dragons. The bay is the top attraction site in Vietnam and has many islands each covered with vast jungle vegetation creating a fascinating seascape of limestone pillars. Some of the islands are hollow and have enormous caves within. It is for this reason that it listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Several tour companies provide packages for touring the bay.
Another site not to miss is the Fansipan Mountain that is located near the Chinese border northwest of Vietnam. You can also try the Sa Pa rice terraces that are situated in the Muong Hoa valley between Sa Pa town and the Fansipan Mountain.
Further south, there is the Thien Mu Pagoda which is the tallest 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 has beautiful beaches with pristine sand and crystal clear water.
The tour southwards cannot be complete without crossing the Cu Chi Tunnels. These are a network of underground tunnels located roughly 40 Km northwest of Saigon. They were the hiding places for the Viet Cong Guerillas during the Vietnam war.