Vietnam is an exciting and stunning country filled with a welcoming attitude by the locals, a rich history with proud people, incredible cuisine, and a favourable climate that will appear to a broad range of travellers. Today’s Vietnam provides greater opportunities to travel to more remote area’s providing a different and more personal travel experience rather then the common well worn path. When thinking about a trip to Vietnam some of the following areas should be considered.
One of the most popular museums in Vietnam, the museum is a cold reminder of the horror of the Vietnam War & a must visit.
A landmark in Saigon, it was the site of the end of the Vietnam War.
Now a war memorial park, used by Viet Cong as a hiding spots during combat, visitors are invited to crawl around in the safer parts of the tunnel system whilst some tunnels have been made larger to accommodate the larger size of Western tourists.
Stretching 39,000 square kilometers, the Mekong travels through Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos and is a vital source of prosperity to each country.
A short flight from Saigon, Phu Quoc offers a relaxed beach getaway with an increasing number of accommodation options to choose from.
Nha Trang is one of the most important and popular tourist hubs of Vietnam, thanks to its beautiful beaches with fine and clean sand and the clear ocean water with mild temperatures all year round.
Hoi An is one of Vietnam’s most delightful town. Once a major port, it boasts the grand architecture and a riverside setting that befits its heritage. Whether you’ve as little as a day or as long as a month in the town, it’ll be time well spent.
The capital city of Vietnam from 1802 till 1945 Hue sits on the banks of the perfume river and is home to the Citadel / Forbidden City.
The capital of Vietnam and its second largest city, the city has many interesting cultural and historic monuments for visitors
Located in the north west of Vietnam Sapa accommodates thousands of tourists who come every year to walk the hundreds of miles of trekking trails between and around the villages of Dao villages of Ta Van and Ta Phin. With a breath taking vista, and quaint markets it’s the perfect getaway for those visiting the north of Vietnam.
UNESCO World Heritage listed, and a popular travel destination, Halong Bay is a 3 ½ drive from Hanoi and best served by spending one night on or at the bay. Home to over 3000 limestone pinnacles and a spectacular view, Halong Bay is a must visit to anyone visiting Hanoi & Vietnam’s north.
The official national language of Vietnam is Vietnamese however, English is now widely spoken throughout most parts of the country.
The local currency is the Vietnamese Dong [VND] which is widely used throughout the country. Increasing numbers of ATM’s are found throughout large cities and towns accepting most debit and credit cards.
Australian passport holders require a visa to enter into Vietnam. Whilst you can obtain the visa on arrival it is recommended to travellers to obtain their Vietnamese visa prior to arriving.
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