Astonishingly exotic and utterly compelling, Vietnam is a country of breathtaking natural beauty with an incredible heritage that quickly becomes addictive. From Halong Bay, which is surrounded by spectacular beaches and renowned for its delicious seafood, to cities like Hue, which was once the capital of Vietnam during the Nguen Dynasty which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This bustling, lively place, which is renowned for its monuments temples, pagodas and architecture, is the perfect destination for a wide variety of adventure tours.
Echoes of the Vietnam War still reverberate, but for the most part Vietnam is too busy looking forward to dwell on the past. Here are the top reasons why Vietnam should be on your travel list:
Indochina is Alive and Well.
Bite into crisp baguettes while lazing under scalloped yellow café awnings and sipping coffee that’s been elevated to a high, but not highbrow, art.
Have a designer outfit custom-tailored in one of the country’s fashion-focused cities like Hoi An, the garment capital of Vietnam.
Sea Food, Eat Food.
Vietnam’s coastal cities and towns offer just-caught crustaceans at cut-rate prices.
The War Is Over.
Despite the country’s tumultuous history during the Cold War, those who were once considered unfriendly forces are now warmly welcomed.
History’s No Mystery.
There are seven UNESCO World Heritage sites across Vietnam—from 15th-century trading ports to 4th-century temples.
Wander through labyrinths of vendors selling fish, flowers, produce, and trinkets throughout the country.