Vietnam is not yet a world renowned destination. However, it still has its share of activities. Vietnam officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Asia. Throughout its history, Vietnam’s key relationship has been with China. Vietnam is known for its rich cultural and religious heritage.
The places you wouldn’t want to really miss during your trip might be.
Halong Bay is a beautiful natural wonder in northern Vietnam near the Chinese border. The best way to get to Halong City maybe is by a car or even a bus from Hanoi which is about 200 kms away. An hour-long helicopter transfer is also available if you can afford it. This unique UNESCO World Heritage Site is a popular place for tourists.
The War Remnants Museum
It was opened for the public in 1975 and is also known as the Museum of the American war crimes. It’s referred to as the reminder of the long and brutal Vietnamese war and has innumerable American military equipments on display. All these were used by the Americans against the country during the famous battle. If you are interested in war history, it’s worth a stop.
Imperial Citadel of Thang Long
The large central sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long in Hanoi was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010. Foundations of old palaces, ancient roads,relics,wells and ponds were discovered and as a result the famous Hanoi Flag Tower on Dien Bien Phu Street in Ba Dinh District, a renovated old stone fortress, is popular among visitors. Vietnam is all about historical places and monuments. Until you aren’t very interested in history of a place, it’s not your cup of tea.
Ho Chi Minh
This is the resting place of Uncle “Ho”, One of the most popular leaders of Vietnam who lead the country during war. His body is preserved here in a glass case at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum AT Vietnam. For visitors, a trip to Uncle Ho’s final resting place can be an extraordinary experience as it is not just an average attraction; it’s a part of a unique history. Though the story says it was done against his wishes.
The Cu Chi Tunnels
The CU Chi tunnel is basically a huge war museum offering visitors a tour of way of life in which the soldiers lived during the Viet-Cong era. In today’s scenario the restored tunnels are Vietnam’s top attractions and are very famous among non-Vietnamese tourists.
My Son sanctuary
My son Hindu sanctuary is a United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural organization and is a great overview to the Champa civilization in the south of Vietnam.
Complex oh Hue Monument
This is again a UNESCO site which is very famous among foreign visitors. This massive complex features hundreds of monuments and ruins such as the forbidden purple city.
Shopping in Vietnam
HCMC in Vietnam offers cheap and quality shopping to tourists. You get great range of clothing, from machine embroider to hand embroided scarves and sweaters.
Food in Vietnam
In Vietnam, corn is eaten at the main meals of the day (lunch and dinner). Rice is eaten together with a variety of different dishes and is made from different kinds of rice. While In Vietnam don’t forget to try their famous cuisine Bahn chung and Gio Lua.
Last : What to pack?
1. Clothes and Shoes
2. Weather gear
3. medium of communication.
If you got all these above things in mind and a flair for knowledge in history of a country then I’d give you a thumbs up !