With a unique blend of modern cities, picturesque hilly terrains, pristine beaches and immense historical background, Vietnam is the place where one should be spending some good time to get hold of all the things that the land has to offer. While you travel to Vietnam, things that you cannot afford to miss at all includes a visit to the historic Ho Chi Minh City which is also known as Saigon, spend some leisurely time at Nha Thang’s serene coastline, take a tour of the Mekong Delta, crawl through the Cu Chi tunnels and last but not the least enjoy the cheap beer which is the cheapest in the whole world.
The major attractions that you cannot miss
As you visit Ho Chi Minh during your travel to Vietnam, do not forget to spend a day at the Cu Chi tunnels. These tunnels are an excellent work of underground engineering that were once used by the Viet Cong guerrillas during the Vietnam War for hiding out. You would feel the thrill run sown your spine as you crawl in tunnels yourself. Other popular attractions in Ho Chi Minh are the War remnants Museum, the Saigon Notre Dame Basilica, Giac Lam Pagoda, the Independence Palace just to name a few.
The other spots that you need to cover during your travel to Vietnam include the numerous Pagodas spread all across the country, Mekong Delta in southern part of the country, the sand dunes of Mui Ne, the picturesque landscape of rice terraces at Sa Pa, the thick jungle topped group of islands at Ha Long Bay, the fishing village of Hoi An, the pristine tropical forest in Phu Quoc which is also the largest island in Vietnam. These are the top things that you simply cannot afford to miss as you pay a visit to Vietnam.
Save as much as possible to spend on activities
While you travel to Vietnam, in most likeliness (unless you keep your wallet back at our hotel) you would end up spending a lot on the various activities at the different tourist spots you need to cut corners on cost wherever you can so that you can enjoy the thrilling crawls in Cu Chi tunnels, do scuba diving on the beaches of Nha Thang, or take a memorable tour on the emerald waters of the Halong Bay.
One of the important traveling tips that could come handy during your travel to Vietnam would be to take night service buses for long journeys so that you can save cost of overnight accommodation charges. While your hotel may have a well appointed restaurant, but it is always a nice thing to try out the street foods of Vietnam. The freshly cooked food would be prepared in front of you and would save quite a few Vietnamese Dongs as compared to having food in a restaurant. Do enforce your bargaining skills when you plan to buy mementos or anything in Vietnamese cities. The moment they understand that you are a tourist, overpricing is something that is very common.
Vietnam is famous for the war, but till the time someone visits the beautiful land of Vietnam, one would not realise what natural beauties are hidden in the land.