Vietnam Travel Introduction
Coming to Vietnam, you are arriving in a land of vivid colours, bolder landscapes, dramatic coastline, compelling history and divine tastes. In this Asian latest awake dragon, the life is in a faster lane but the traditional values and natural beauty seem to be well preserved. From the temples of Hanoi and the islands of Halong Bay to the beaches of Nha Trang and the palaces of Hue, it is a country now a popular destination for tourists all over the world.
Firstly, there are a lot to see in the South of the country Including Mekong Delta and Phu Quoc Island. Fringed with white-sand beaches, tropical jungle and great seafood, Phu Quoc rapidly morphed from a sleepy island backwater to a must-visit beach escape for Western expats and sun-seeking tourists.
Hoi An might weigh you down - but in a good way. Hoian is a peaceful ancient town on sides of the dreamy Hoai River. It is the wonderful land of friendly people, decent food, unique culture and ancient beauty. Hoian is definitely a must go place at least once in your lifetime. Hoian is also an excellent base with which to explore the surrounding areas, and this trip will provide you the opportunity to join a local eco fishing tour on the Thu Bon river, and the chance to explore My Son, the former holy land of the Cham civilisation
Spend the day discovering the delights of Nha Trang City, one of the most famous destinations in Vietnam. Tour the Oceanographic Institute, visit the famous Long Son Pagoda and the Hon Chong Promontory, and marvel at the Po Nagar Temple complex.
If you are interested in historical, cultural and culinary stimulation, Hue shall be an ideal destination. Famously being one of Vietnam’s seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Imperial City of Hue has long been a must-see attraction for tourists coming to Hue. The Imperial City of Hue was actually a walled fortress and palace belonged to the ancient city of Hue which was a capital city of the Nguyen Dynasty for 140 years date back from 1805 until 1945.
Hanoi is said to be the quintessential city of Vietnam - a millennium – old capital of crumbling pagodas and chaotic streets existed a thousand years which is a mix of a busy modern life and sustainable values preserved for generations. As such, the capital has become extremely attractive to tourists both local and international, especially with culture and history tours.
The Ha Long Phoenix Cruiser is designed with the balance between traditional and advance styles, aiming at providing tourists the great experience while discovering the beauty of a world natural heritage.
Trekking to admire the spectacular beauty of natural landscapes as well as cultural identities of the ethnic minority groups in the remote North of Vietnam is also a not bad option for your vacations. A trip to this land could not be perfect without a visit to its local markets, typical of which are Bac Ha, Sapa and Dong Van markets, opening every Sunday. They are the places where tourists can find all the best of cuisine and local products. With the exclusiveness of the mountainous border areas, these highland markets will surely amaze you any time of year. Vietnam has it all. Go expecting the unexpected, be ready for an adventure as much as a holiday, and Vietnam will deliver.
Vietnam is one of the most inspiring travel destinations I have visited; the vibrant chaos of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City blew me away, Halong Bay with its karst limestone islands is easily one of the most impressive sights in the region, and exploring a Vietnamese food market is really an unforgettable Southeast Asia cultural experience.
Vietnamese culture may be still mysterious and unknown to most people outside the country. Today, more and more people are arriving in this country for both travelling and doing business. Getting to know Vietnam and Vietnamese culture is interesting and fascinating. Serving as the home of 54 different groups, Vietnam possesses the super diverse culture with lots of unique cultural identities from region to region. A symbol of ancient Vietnamese culture can be found on the Dong Son bronze drums which date back more than 2,000 years ago. Reproductions of motifs on the Dong Son drum surface are often visible in offices or reception rooms of government agencies and miniature bronze drums make highly sought-after souvenirs. The worship of ancestors, particularly the Hung Kings, Vietnam’s legendary founders, is prevalent across the country and is a major theme of many traditional festivals and arts. In addition to safeguarding and fostering traditional values, Vietnam also embraces foreign cultures in a selective manner to preserve its own unique culture.
Vietnam is said to be the food heaven and it’s true. The culture of cuisine here has evolved over centuries. Traditional Vietnamese cooking is greatly admired for its fresh ingredients, minimal use of dairy and oil, complementary textures, and reliance on herbs and vegetables. Despite the varied landscape of Vietnam, all of the cuisine contains the brilliant balance of heat, sweetness, sourness, and aromatics. As the typical Asian cuisine, it's all about yin and yang; the sweet and the salty, the cooling and the warming, the fresh and the fermented. As a result, food in Vietnam is truly delicious, and will hopefully be one of the many things you will savour in years to come.
The people of Vietnam are positive and are almost interested in foreign tourists showing in their cheerful attitude toward travellers. In general, people are said to be friendly and hospitable, especially those in the countryside and remote areas.
Talking about religion, Buddhism, is the single largest religion in Vietnam, with over 85% of Vietnamese people identifying themselves as Buddhist. Catholicism is the religion with the second largest number of followers. Other Christian denominations, Islam, and local religions also share small followings throughout the southern and central areas.