Vietnam is a country that is well decorated with emerald-green mountains, exceptional cultural interest, and a ravishing coast. The the country is characterized by peace and tranquility all around it.
Vietnam tours can offer a lot more fun and excitement if well planned. It does not only make you eligible for many discounts and tours but also assures you a confirmed reservation at your favorite place.
There are two ways in which you can gain entry to Vietnam, one way is through a flight in Hanoi and head south or through Saigon and go north. Moving in and around the country can be through buses, domestic flights and trains. The best time to visit the northern part of the country is from May to October during the summertime, while December to April is ideal to visit the southern part.
To start off your adventure, land at Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital and get to the Hoan Kiem Lake which means the Lake of the Restored Sword. This great lake is one of the foremost picturesque spots in the city being surrounded by rich cultural history.
Another site you can try is the Ha Long Bay which lies approximately 165 KM northeast of Hanoi. It is set in a 120 KM long coastline and is directly translated to mean the Bay of Descending Dragons. The Ha Long Bay is the top tourist attraction site in Vietnam and has numerous islands each covered with abundant jungle vegetation to form a fascinating seascape of limestone pillars. Some of these islands are have pits with big caves within. It is because of this that it is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Numerous travel agencies offer packages for cruising the bay.
Going further northwest of Vietnam is the Fansipan Mountain with the highest peak in the entire Indochina at 3, 143 meters near the Chinese border. You can also try the Sa Pa rice terraces that are situated in the Muong Hoa valley between Sa Pa town and the Fansipan Mountain.
Further south, there is the Thien Mu Pagoda which is the tallest in Vietnam. Comprising seven stories high, it overlooks the Perfume River and is considered as the unofficial representation of the former imperial capital.
Furthet south is the Nha Trang, Vietnam’s most popular seaside resort town that is positioned along the second most popular bays in the country. It also is the country’s scuba diving capital. It has beautiful beaches with pristine sand and crystal clear water.
The the southern trip cannot be complete without passing through the Cu Chi Tunnels. These are a network of underground tunnels located roughly 40 Km northwest of Saigon. They were the hiding places for the Viet Cong Guerillas during the Vietnam war.