Gorgeous natural scenery, friendly locals, and breathtaking heritage sites- are a few of the things that make Vietnam an alluring holiday destination. Here are the top 5 things to do in the wonder known as Vietnam.
1. Let’s Go Beach!
Vietnam is home to some of the most beautiful of beaches in the world, so a beach experience is totally necessary if you want to get the best out of your stay here. First off, check into a beach resort in Mui Ne, Danang, Nha Trang, Hoi An or any of the popular beach destinations. Next, look for a diving centre where you can enlist for beach activities like snorkelling, diving, and surfing…etc. Some places like the Anantara Mui Ne Resort offer these activities as part of a package so you can get yourself a good deal.
2. Trek through Stunning Sa Pa
Perched amongst the high mountains of the Hoàng Liên Son range, serene Sa Pa is very popular for trekking. There is so much to experience here from the terraced paddy fields of the Muong Hoa Valley to the 3,143m-tall Phang Xi Pang peak and meeting up with the cheery people of the hill tribes.
3. Explore Beautiful Hanoi
The capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi is a wonderful place to explore. The city is famous for its rich, century’s old architecture that is result of the influence of a variety of cultures such as Chinese, Southeast Asian and French. Some of the best highlights of Hanoi are the heritage sites like the Old Quarter, temple such as Bach Ma and the unique street food like Bun Cha!
4. Experience the Mighty Mekong
Embark on an adventure along the great Mekong that’s not just the longest in Vietnam but in all of South East Asia as well. In fact, the 4,350-kilometre mighty river is the 12th-longest river in the world. The Vietnamese call it Song Cuu Long which means the ‘Nine Dragons River’. Tours along the Mekong can last from one day to even two weeks.
5. Take a Step Back in Time at Hoi An
Step back into the glorious past of Vietnam at Hoi An, the oldest city in Vietnam. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a well-preserved ancient town that features an intricate canal network, curious buildings, impressive temples and an iconic Japanese Covered Bridge with its pagoda.
Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.