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5 Best things to do in viet nam

Author: Tin Nguyen Cong
by Tin Nguyen Cong
Posted: Jan 09, 2019

If you already have your travels here planned, or even if you’re just thinking about taking a trip and are curious what to see and do, then this list is for you.Here is our list of 5 things to do in vietnam.

BEFORE YOU TRAVEL TO VIETNAM

Obtaining a visa for Vietnam was a bit tricky, but lucky for you we have a guide detailing the all the steps you need to get a tourist visa for Vietnam

1.Explore The World’s Biggest Caves In Phong Nha

This nature reserve is recognized by UNESCO and is the location of Son Dong, the largest cave in the world as well as another 300 caves and grottos.

Within Son Dong is a 13 meter long underground river and beautiful stalactite and stalagmite formations. Other significant and beautiful caves in the park include Tien Son Cave, Thien Duong Cave and the Von cave system.

The unusual and beautiful rock formations are due to the area being in a 2000km square limestone zone. Enjoy the tropical vegetation and evergreen forests with 500 year old trees.

2.Explore Vietnam On A Motorbike

Buy a bike, rent a bike or hire a driver. Either way, seeing part of Vietnam on motorbike is the way to go.

There is something about having the wind in your face and taking travel slower than usual, and riding a motorbike is the best way to do it in this country.

It’s almost become a rite of passage for a lot of travellers, and you’ll find hundreds of people riding motorbikes the length of the country from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, but those in the know head up to Northern Vietnam to see the most striking scenery in the country.

Another popular trip is the Hai Van Pass between Hoi An and Hue, which will give you epic ocean views and a dose of war history too.

If you are not a confident rider head to the beautiful town of Dalat and sign up with a company called Easy Riders. They offer trips (from one day to one week) as a passenger on one of their large bikes with an experienced rider.

3.Cruise Along The Mekong Delta

Known as the "rice bowl" of Vietnam, the Mekong Delta is one of the Vietnam must see. This region is crossed by an incredible number of waterways. Life floats here, quite literally: houses, restaurants and even markets float on the rivers, canals and streams that flow like arteries.

Cai Rang, about 6 km from Can Tho, towards Soc Trang, is one of the biggest floating markets in the region. Visiting a floating market if what to do in Vietnam to experience some local culture.

What makes the Mekong Delta one of Vietnam must see is the intricate contradictions that are visible here. Traffic and noise characterize its main centers such as Can Tho and Chau Doc. Yet, the back sides are incredibly quiet and rural, and a whole world apart.

A typical tour of the Mekong Delta includes a stop at a typical Vietnamese bakery (yes, the cakes are delicious!), at a coconut candy factory, at a rice paper factory (these are all family run businesses), a boat ride along the small channels to admire the landscape and the wildlife, a bike ride around the smallest villages, and a visit of the Muslim minority that lives in the region. So diverse is the area that I recommend visiting the Mekong Delta as one of the top things to do in Vietnam.

4. Walk The Streets Of Hoi An Ancient Town

The ancient port town of Hoi An in Central Vietnam is one of the most beautiful spots in the country, and should not be missed on your list of what to do in Vietnam!

Yes it is a busy tourist town, but that is for good reason. Hoi An is a photographer’s dream, with a mix of eras and styles from the Japanese Covered Bridge to the colourful French colonial buildings to wooden Chinese shophouse to Vietnamese tube houses. It is simply gorgeous!

Get up early and explore the streets when the locals are up and the tourists are still sleeping.

5.Visit the Ho Chi Minh War Remnants Museum

There aren’t too many museums in the world where I have found myself wandering around for hours, silently shedding tears and feeling like an emotional wreck.

The Ho Chi Minh War Museum is a haunting place, full of photographs and detailed stories from the Vietnam War.

There is so much to learn from a visit here, and I believe it’s one of the most important things to do in Vietnam no matter how little time you may have.

It is such a beautiful country today, but we must understand what the country has been through in the past and how their entire country was almost destroyed. Try to give yourself at least a few hours to spend here. Things To Do In Vietnam

Top tip: Bring some tissues, you will cry. And some water, it’s quite hot in there.

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I share information about the country and people of Vietnam. I hope this information is useful for those who are coming to Vietnam to travel

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