Vietnam is a beautiful country that everyone ought to visit; it is graced with emerald-green mountains, a ravishing coastline, and outstanding and exciting culture. The entire place is accompanied by peace and serenity all round it.
Vietnam trips can be more interesting if they are well planned. It does not only make you eligible for many discounts and tours but also assures you a confirmed reservation at your favorite place.
There are two ways in which you can gain entry to Vietnam, one way is through a flight in Hanoi and head south or through Saigon and go north. Movement in and around the country can be facilitated by buses, trains and domestic flights. The best time to visit the northern part of the country is from May to October during the summertime, while December to April is ideal to visit the southern part.
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 because of this that it is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Numerous travel agencies offer packages for cruising the bay.
Located near the Chinese border northwest if Vietnam is the Fansipan Mountain whish has the highest peak in all Indochina at 3, 143 Metres. 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. The pagoda stands seven stories high and 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. This is also the country’s scuba diving capital. It has beautiful beaches with pristine sand and crystal clear water.
The tour southwards cannot be complete without crossing 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.