Vietnam is one of the top destinations of many people with stunning landscapes, epic food, and an attractive history. Travelers going to Vietnam can gain a lot of experiences when walking for sightseeing in the fascinating nature with wonderful beaches and majestic mountains, communicating and living with local people. Being electrified all of the sense and seized all the angles, visitors will definitely fall in love with this peaceful land. Following are 5 reasons why need to travel Viet Nam.
Vietnam is famous for the diverse range of exotic food. One of the best places in Vietnam is on the little plastic stools on the sidewalk. There are many impressive tasty dishes varied by region with the fresh ingredients. The list of Vietnam cuisine cannot be completed without Pho. Pho consists of a salty broth, fresh rice noodles, herbs and chicken or beef. Pumping into a crowd of hungry patrons and trying slurping noodles can be a great experience for the foreign visitors. Besides, there are many delicious dishes which can be found on many street of Vietnam as “Bun Ca” (the fish and pork-based soup garnished with dill), “Bun Cha” (char-grilled pork with rice noodles, herbs and dipping sauces), “Cau Lau” in Hoi An, “Bun Dau Mam Tom” or “Banh Xeo”… Eating on the street is one of the most exciting ways to truly undergo daily life in Vietnam.
Moreover, Vietnam is famous for many kinds of tropical fruit. Watermelon, pineapple, banana, mandarin, mango as well as many kinds of spiky and strange fruit certainly make an impression on travelers when they travel Viet Nam. Visitors can find these kinds of fruit everywhere from the markets, malls to the sidewalks, they are all fresh and cheap. Vietnam is the second largest coffee exporter all over the world, as a result, trying some kinds of coffee and use coffee as a gift is perfect. Coffee in Vietnam is outstanding with many kinds and taste, of black coffee, coffee with coconut milk, coffee with condensed milk, coffee with egg yolk or coffee with yogurt…all of them are worth to trying.
2. Beautiful scenery
Vietnam is the perfect choice for the mountaineers with the peak of former Indochina – The Fansipan. This is not only good choice for those who love adventure but also the leisure travelers because Sapa town – home of Fansipan has stunning and charming beauty, which definitely satisfies any people reaching here. Vietnam is also the home of the many mammoth caves holding entire jungles and lakes. For instance, Son Doong is the biggest cave all over the world, explored in 2009 and officially opened for tourism in 2012. One of the best ways to both enjoy the beauty of Vietnam and have real experiences is to do as the local people do. To travel Viet Nam, visitors should rent a motorbike and drive to the mountains located in the North or along the whole country, then witness the real life of the Vietnamese, participate in their daily activities. These can be the most memorable things when foreigners stay in Vietnam. However, for those people with fainted heart, traveling by motorbike through the epic ride is not suitable.
Beaches in Vietnam also attract millions of travelers. With the long coastline stretching across the country, Vietnam has many beautiful beaches attracting millions of local and foreign travelers. The famous beaches as Nha Trang, Mui Ne, Phu Quoc, Ha Long Bay, Da Nang Beach with natural landscapes and spectacular beauty are worth to setting foot on. There are many activities along the charming beaches as going on Kayak and swimming in Ha Long Bay or windsurfing, scuba diving or snorkeling in Nha Trang. In addition, there are many hidden places which are not well-known in the world but surprise foreign visitors when they begin to travel Vietnam. Take Dalat as an example. The French architecture near the windy pine forests and strawberry gardens are sure to make visitors feel like they are lost in some beautiful and peaceful city in Europe.
3. Vietnam’s war from Vietnamese perspective
Vietnam’s war is much more than a war. Travel Viet Nam and talk with the people who took part in the war is the great opportunity to get in touch with Vietnam’s war past. Cu Chi tunnel is one of the best places to undergo the underground guerrilla network like the soldiers in Vietnam’s war did many years ago.
Crawling through the hot and tight tunnels will make the visitors have a momentary sense of the conflict conditions. Tourists can learn more about Vietnam’ War, about the adverse effect of the Agent Orange during Ho Chi Minh’s War Remnants Museum. Furthermore, tourists can go to Hanoi and visit some historical places of Hanoi as Hoa Lo Prison, Hanoi Citadel, Tran Quoc Pagoda, The Presidential Palace or National Museum of Fine Arts…
4. Friendly local
Vietnam is considered as one of the precious assets in Southeast Asia, which stands for the friendliness and hospitality of the Vietnamese. Travelers will be well treated with friendly smile and helped whenever they need. Hue people are well-known with the elegance, Hoi An’s locals are famous with their honesty while people around the Mekong River impresses foreigners with the sincerity and enthusiasm. Additionally, traveling to the North of Vietnam and staying with the ethnic minorities will make tourists have a feel of ordinary.
Despite the bustling tourist industry, the Vietnamese culture is still alive. When tourists travel Viet Nam and especially ancient town in Hanoi or Hoi An, they can easily see the European architecture, enjoy a cup of traditional Vietnamese coffee and tea. Furthermore, the hardworking farmers and the modest home will rewind the visitors out of the backbone behind the flashy and crowded cities. The visitors can also be the participants of many traditional festivals all year round. The long history which is influenced by Buddhism creates many Vietnamese special festivals throughout the year. The most important festival is the Lunar New Year – the perfect time for reunions – with “Chung” cake, “Tet” cake and cherry blossom as a hope for a good and prosperous new year. These traditional customs and habits which have been formed and developed time to time for thousands of years have created a long-lasting and valuable culture for Vietnam.
Vietnam is an attractive destination with the balance between modern convenience and traditional value. Beautiful natural landscapes, the pristine beaches, friendly local people or the tasty street food totally can be the reasons convincing anyone to travel Viet Nam.