The Attraction of Vietnam
By Indochina Odyssey Tours
With millions of visitors from all over the world each year, Vietnam is becoming more and more popular. Shaped like a long version of the letter ‘S’ this country has different features from the north to the south. Read through our guided tour of Vietnam and prepare your journey as you begin to witness this amazing place.
The most popular destinations in northern Vietnaminclude Hanoi, Halong Bay and Sapa. As the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi is a place to go for a historical and cultural experience of Vietnam. With plenty on offer, the must-visit hot spots include: Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake, Water Puppet Show and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.
If you love to see landscape, you can enjoy the picturesque natural beauty of Halong Bay. Nothing can prepare you a peacefully cruise on a boat, witnessing the elegant backdrop of the thousands of limestone islands. The northwest part of Vietnam-Sapa, has the highest elevation in Southeast Asia and is the summer resort for the Vietnamese. Marvel at the original local life of the minority and the amazing nature scenery.
Travelling to this part of Vietnam is all about leisure and relaxation. You can lay back and enjoy the beautiful view from the beach in Da Nang which is the most important international port and transfer station. Da Nang is a big city and commerce centre as well as the prime deepwater port in Vietnam.
To the Southeast of Da Nang is a small town called Hoi An, where you can feel a strong sense of local life. You can buy a tailor-made traditional dress - Ao Dai, which is the most representative feature of Vietnam cloth. You may feel like rambling over old ancient lands in this small town. If you are fond of historical and culture heritage, you can visit Hue, which is an old city full of antique flavors located in northern most part of this region.
Visit the southern area of Vietnam for an ensemble of tour attractions including Da Lat, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh City, Phan Thiet, Buon Me Thuot, Can Tho, Chua Doc, Phu Quoc Island and many more.
Ho Chi Minh City,also known asSaigon, is a high-octane city of commerce and culture. The famous scenic spot Cu Chi Tunnels will take you through a journey into the past of Vietnam. Apart from that, you will be left in awe by the extraordinary buildings and churches in a colonialist style. If you want to escape from the buzz street, Phan Thiet and Nha Trang are a great choice. Visitors can enjoy a leisurely life with the warm sunshine on the beach of these southern coastal cities.
Head to the southwest, and you’ll reach a watery landscape of green fields and the sleepy village of Mekong Delta. There’s adventure galore in the westernmost island - Phu Quoc Island which supplies visitors with stunning white-sand beaches to relax on.
Food plays a major role in Vietnamese culture and everyday life. Both the preparation and consumption of meals is serious business, and often connected to a long tradition of recipes that have been handed down through the generations. The Vietnamese love to snack, and you will never have to look far for a delicious meal when travelling. Unlike in Western cooking where a harmonious blending is favored to create a single taste (such as in sauces), Vietnamese cuisine adheres to the principles of yin and yang as well as the notion of five flavors (sweet, salty, bitter, sour, and spicy). Dishes are prepared with distinct layers of flavors and textures that are often contrasted, and great attention is paid to the "heating" and "cooling" properties of ingredients. Meals are composed according to these principles, resulting in a diet that is balanced and beneficial for the body, as well as being tasty to boot.
When to go
The best time to visit Vietnam solely depends upon which part of the country you wish to visit. If you want to travel the length of the country then October to January is the best season. April to June are nice times to visit the north, while May to July can also be great in the south, providing you don’t mind the cooling afternoon showers.
You can wear loose, natural fabrics all year round, but warmer clothing is required in the highlands, and in the winter months in north Vietnam. Waterproof clothing is also an essential during the wet season.
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