Vietnam is one the most beautiful countries in southeast Asia attracting tourists to its lush mountains, busy cities and its breath-taking beaches. From exploring the largest caves to deep underwater swimming, Vietnam has a new adventure at every turn. Here are a few things that we love to in Vietnam.
With the Buddhist pagodas, unique cuisine and landscape, it is an entirely different culture to experience. It attracts tourists to its lush mountains, busy cities and its breath-taking beaches. From exploring the largest caves to deep underwater swimming, Vietnam has a new adventure at every turn. They have colonial French museums, war museums and more for sightseeing. If you want to be around nature, Vietnam also has a lot of lush greenery and natural beauty to relish while trekking or kayaking.
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Things to do in Vietnam
10. Tu Lan Caving Center
If you love trekking and if you love nature then Tu Lan Caves is the place for you. The fusion of stunning nature and trekking makes this place the most visited in Vietnam. This cave has recently become more popular for tourists as it was one of the filming locations for the popular monster movie – King Kong.
9. Cao Dai Temple
Tay Ninh is a busy town on the Mekong Delta. It is perhaps the most unconventional holy city in the world. Here amongst the busy and noisy streets lies the Cao Dai Temple. They follow caodaism which is a Vietnamese hybrid religion. It fuses Christianity, Buddhism, Taoism, Occult and Islam and their main aim is to break free of the cycle of life and death. The sect revers, among others: Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed and the French novelist Victor Hugo.
Dress Code: wear modest and respectful attire inside the temple
8.Thang Long Water Puppet Theater
The traditional water puppet performances such as daily life of Vietnamese farmers, communal entertainment or historical legends with modest performances have been famous with the people for centuries. However, the artists of the Thang long water puppet Theater want to renew the old puppet show with the help of light, music and combination between people and puppet.
Timings: the show takes place daily at- 15:30 | 17:00 | 18:30 | 20:00 | 21:15 | on Sundays 9:30
Address: 57B, Dinh Tiem Hoang street, Hoan Kiem, district Hanoi
Fees: Between 60,000-100,000 VND ($3-$5)
Civets are fed robusta coffee cherries and their digestive enzymes partially ferment the fruit stones-coffee beans and strips almost all the harsh flavours. After a thorough washing of the” dung” , the beans are roasted and ready for brewing. The flavour of this coffee is not very earthy rather it is smooth and rich, all salty caramel and bittersweet chocolate.
Price: $800 USD per Kilo
6.Hang Son Doong Cave
It is the heart of the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh province. Inside this cave there are two huge daylight windows which allows the light to enter many parts of the cave. There are a lot of newly discovered and rare species of plants and animals in this cave.
5.Lake of The Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)
Hoan Kiem Lake which means “the lake of returned sword” or “the lake of the restored sword” is the lake in the historical centre of Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. The lake is one of the major scenic spots int the city and serves as a focal point for its public life.
Suggested Duration: 3 hours
4. War Remnants Museum
It is a unit under the department of culture, sports and tourism. Located in the museum system of Vietnam, the museum for world peace and a member of the world council of museums, this museum is a museum of thematic research, collection, storage, preservation and display of the material, artifacts, photographs of the evidence of the crime and consequences of the war that the invasion force has caused to Vietnam. It is home to he bloody history of Vietnam.
Timings: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM(daily) | The window to buy ticket closes at 12:00PM to 1:30 PM | Last admission to the museum is at 4:30PM
Entrance Fees: VND 15000
3. Halong Bay
Tall limestone pillars and small Islets covered by forests rise from the emerald eaters of the gulf of Tokin. It is a vision of ethereal beauty and peace. Most of the travellers opt to cruise tours that include sleeping on board within the bay. Halong Bay is all about floating past a thousand islands on emerald water in serenity.
Timings: 11:00AM to 9:30PM (Monday to Saturday) | 11:30AM to 9:00PM (Sunday)
Halong Bay Cruise: (2 days and 1 night) minimum 50-75USD maximum150-200USD(approx.)
2.Cu Chi Tunnels
It is a great way to see the real Vietnam and a part of its history and culture. The tunnels served the Viet Cong during the war against the United States. North Vietnamese fighters used the dark, insect and disease infested tunnels to avoid aerial attacks, hide and move troops and supplies plan battles and launch attacks. Its now used to escape the bustle of Saigon with exciting speedboats and bicycle rides.
Timings: 7:00AM to 6:00 PM (Friday and Sunday) | 7:00AM to 5:00PM (Saturday)
Duration: 6 hours
Price: $38 (approx.)
1. Hoi Ancient Town- Hoi An
It is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a traditional trading port between the 16th and the 17th centuries. It is also a surprising vision of fusion of cultures overtime, considering a living museum of architecture and urban lifestyle. One is left in awe of the still intact beauty of ancient town. It is an international market with many different names.
Price: 12,000 VND for International visitors | 80,000VND for domestic visitors
How to reach Vietnam
By Air: Flights
There are a few important International airport: Ho Chi Minh and the Hanoi Da Nang. There are many direct flights from India to Vietnam. Use CasKaro for great deals: Air Vistara | Malaysia Airlines Offer | Akbar Travel Offers | Ixigo Promo Codes
Vietnam can be reached by sea only through the Mekong Delta via Cambodia. They have a ferry or a cruise service.
There is only one way to reach Vietnam by rail that is from Beijing and Nanning China.
Vietnam is only accessible by road from Laos and Cambodia.
How to move around in Vietnam
Getting around Vietnam is cheaper and better when compared to other countries. You can take internal flights to move from one state to another, taxi and buses are also available. Although taking trains to go between cities instead of flight is more economical ride.
Where to stay in Vietnam
Take the Dragon Boats or cruise from one part of Vietnam to another it will give you an unforgettable experience.
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