7 of the must things to do and not to be missed in Vietnam:

With the spring here in full swing, its time to go ahead and take that vacation you’ve always dreamed of. Most people will take to Europe and such other places to have a vacation out, but that is something that most of them do. But if you want something else and a totally new experience then Asia is the way to go. And one particular country that you need to visit this Spring, known as Vietnam. Here are 7 of the must things to do and not to be missed in Vietnam:

Dalat:

We start by scaling the waterfalls of Dalat, which was, for a long time, famous as a former French colonial hill station in the Central Highlands. These days it is a hub of extreme sports in Vietnam. There are tons of reasons why, rugged and mountainous terrain, forested hillsides and mild temperatures. The area is perfect for canyoning. Since the area has regular rainfall, fining a river or a waterfall isn’t too difficult.

Ha Long Bay:

Next up we have a bay. Now I know what you’re thinking, how does a bay qualify as something worth seeing, you could easily find one in your hometown and experience it there. True, but this one where you will find 300 or so Limestone Karst islands in various shapes and sizes. There are also over 200 species of fish here, and this bay is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is also known as the Bay of Descending Dragons.

ha long bay vietnam

Eat Pho:

Pho is Vietnamese noodles which are widely available all over the country and a delicacy to try under all circumstances. You can easily experience that in any pop-up cafes along with some Vietnamese coffee, all you have to do is point to it if you don’t speak the language. Its very cheap as well so you don’t have to worry about spending too much.

vietnam food

Take a Cruise:

Not the luxury cruise in big boats, but something else entirely. The Mekong Delta is known for its rice plantations and floating markets. Hire a boat and cruise slowly as you enjoy the scenery of farmers planting rice in their paddies. Along with that, you can enjoy the floating markets of the place and the lush green scenery of the place. All in all, a nice peaceful cruise through the place.

vietnam cruise

Go on a bike ride:

The best way to explore Vietnam is on a motorcycle or a bicycle. It’s a great way to cover long distances and its cheap. You don’t have to worry about gas money as you can cover a lot of ground over a single litre. Plus their comparatively smaller size gives them an edge in manoeuvrability over other means of transportation, you can easily zip pass by in a motorcycle or a bicycle whereas with a car you’d be stuck.

Mountains of Sapa:

Continuing our theme of scenery and biking we have the opportunity to enjoy the mountains of Sapa. The mountains offer a great picturesque landscape, one that is not to be missed and you can’t find this anywhere else in the world. Enjoy the rugged scenery, rice terraces and most of all a chance to enjoy some ethnic diversity. The area is close to the Chinese border hence the diversity. You can hike up in this area, or if you have the bicycle then you can use that here alternatively.

spa vietnam

Hanoi Hilton:

Hearing, or in this case reading the name Hilton will remind you of the hotel chain, but not in this case as now things take a dark turn. The infamous Hanoi Hilton is also known as the Hoa Lo Prison, which housed prisoners of war once. This prison also housed the 2008 US Republican Presidential nominee, John McCain at one point. Though a dark point in Vietnamese history, it is still significant because it is a part of the country and its history and past.

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