Unforgettable things to do in Vietnam

Things to do in Vietnam

Vietnam is the home of fascinating culture, delicious food and a countryside that is prettier than a postcard. If you’re planning a trip to this unique region, then here are the places you must visit while you’re there.

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1. Take a cruise along Ha Long Bay

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Ha Long Bay has got to be one of the most beautiful places to visit in Vietnam. Surrounding the bay are more than one thousand jagged limestone ridges and small islands. The area is a biodiversity hotspot with mangrove forests, coral reefs and a variety of sealife. Jump in a boat and take in those beautiful views.

2. Ho Chi Minh City

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Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon, is a a former French colony and the biggest city in Vietnam. This is the economic heart of the country, so expect to see a lot of activity, and do your best to doge the motorcycles, too, as this is one of the main forms of transportation. There are a variety of museums to take your pick from here, too, including the Museum of History and the War Remnants Museum, both detailing a very difficult time in the country’s history. Take your time to people watch here while you can, they are a friendly bunch!

3. Hội An


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Become captivated by the beauty and charm of this small Vietnamese town. Once considered one of the most import ports in the country, the backdrop of colourful buildings along the water is idyllic. The Old Town is alive with charm, with Chinese temples, teahouses and small houses lining the streets, although modern influence has gradually begun to creep in.

4. Mekong Delta

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This is where the colour green takes over and the natural wonders of Vietnam are put on display. The water weaves through the country and it’s the canals and waterways that become the lifeblood of the area. Jump in a boat and watch the world float by, taking in the scents of the natural setting that surrounds you.

5. Central highlands

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If you love your coffee, then the central highlands of Vietnam are the place to visit. The beans grown in the area are delicious and you can find a store brewing cups of this sweet and delicious coffee throughout the area. Grab a baguette and a cup and you’ll be sorted for the afternoon.

6. Eat Pho

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You cannot visit Vietnam without trying the country’s signature dish, Pho, at least once. It is a light noodle soup that includes an aromatic broth, herbs and is usually served with either beef or chicken. You haven’t been to Vietnam if you haven’t had a bowl of steaming hot pho.

7. Cu Chi Tunnels

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If you want real insight into what Vietnam was like during the war, then a trip to the Cu Chi tunnels will be quite the journey. This network of tunnels was used during the Vietnam War as hiding spots for the Viet Cong soldiers. They also served as routes to hospitals, food stations and weapons points.

Have you visited Vietnam? What else is there to see and do in this fascinating country? Let us know about your experiences in the country in the comments section below.

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