Vietnam is neatly decorated with emerald-green mountains, ravishing coastline, outstanding cultural interest and everything in this country is merely beautiful. The place is accompanied by peace and serenity all around it.
Vietnam tours can offer a lot more fun and excitement if well planned. This ensures that you get many discounts and offers and also a confirmed reservation at your favorite spot.
You can get into Vietnam by two means, you can arrive by plane in Hanoi and go south, or through Saigon and head north. Moving in and around the country can be made possible by riding buses, trains and the domestic flights. The best time to travel to the northern part of the country is from May to October, while the southern part can be visited during December to April as this is the dry season of the year.
One place to start off is the Hanoi which is the capital of the country and go straight to the Hoan Kiem Lake. This magnificent lake is one of the foremost scenic spots in the metropolis and is embedded with a rich cultural history.
To the northeast of the Hanoi approximately 165 KM lies the Ha Long Bay. It is in a 120 KM long coastline and means Bay of Descending Dragons. The bay is the top attraction site in Vietnam and has many islands each covered with vast jungle vegetation creating a fascinating seascape of limestone pillars. Some of the islands are hollow and have enormous caves within. It is for this reason that it listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Numerous travel agencies offer packages for cruising the bay.
Another site not to miss is the Fansipan Mountain that is located near the Chinese border northwest of Vietnam. You can also take advantage of the Sa Pa rice terraces in the Muong Hoa Valley, between Sa Pa town and the Fansipan Mountain.
Going southwards, do not miss the Thien Mu Pagoda which is the tallest pagoda in Vietnam. Comprising seven stories high, it overlooks the Perfume River and is considered as the unofficial representation of the former imperial capital.
Moving further downs is the Nha Trang which is Vietnam’s popular seaside resort that is located along the second most outstanding bays in the country. The the town is also a popular site for scuba diving. It features magnificent beaches with natural sand and clear water.
Don’t end your southern tour without passing the Cu Chi Tunnels. These are an immense network of underground connecting tunnels approximately 40 kilometers northwest of Saigon. They were used by the Viet Cong guierillas as hiding places during the Vietnam wars.