Vietnam is a country that is well decorated with emerald-green mountains, exceptional cultural interest, and a ravishing coast. The place is accompanied by peace and serenity 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.
There are two ways in which you can gain entry to Vietnam, one way is through a flight in Hanoi and head south or through Saigon and go north. Moving in and around the country can be through buses, domestic flights and trains. The the ideal time to visit the northern part of Vietnam would be from May until October during summertime, while December to April is the right time to drop by the southern part as this is the dry season of the year.
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.
Another site you can try is the Ha Long Bay which lies approximately 165 KM northeast of Hanoi. It is set in a 120 KM long coastline and is directly translated to mean the Bay of Descending Dragons. It is the top tourist attraction site in Vietnam and comprises more than a thousand islands each with abundant jungle vegetation that forms 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. There are several tour companies that provide packages for cruising the bay.
Another site not to miss is the Fansipan Mountain that is located near the Chinese border northwest of Vietnam. You can also take advantage of the Sa Pa rice terraces 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. Comprising seven stories high, it overlooks the Perfume River and is considered as the unofficial representation of the former imperial capital.
You cannot forget the Nha Trang which is Vietnam’s most popular seaside reort town located alonmg the second most outstanding bays in the country. This is also the country’s scuba diving capital. It features magnificent beaches with natural sand and clear water.
The tour southwards cannot be complete without crossing 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.