Asia is home to many popular holiday destinations, from Thailand to Japan, and there are many reasons why these places are so popular from the tasty food to the interesting cultures – not to mention the beautiful coastlines, fertile jungles and bustling cities. However, there is one country in this part of the world that doesn’t always get the recognition that it deserves as a great holiday destination and that is Vietnam.
Vietnam is a wonderful place to visit on holiday, whether you want to spend time exploring the busy city streets in Saigon or you would prefer to relax on the beaches in Nha Trang. There is a little bit of something for everyone in Vietnam, ensuring that you can enjoy a multitude of different tours on a holiday to this part of the world. Affordable Vietnam trips can be organised through a specialist travel agency that will help you to book a bespoke holiday that includes all of the activities that you really want to do.
Why Choose Vietnam?
There are lots of reasons why Vietnam is so popular, including:
- The great weather
- The tasty food
- The local cultures
- The history
- The beaches
- The cities
- The natural attractions, such as the Mekong River
From cities such as Saigon and Hanoi to national parks like Cat Thien, a holiday to Vietnam makes it easy to find an activity that will interest everyone.
With so many things to see and do in Vietnam, it can be hard to know where to start. Below is a list of some of the most popular attractions to explore during a holiday to Vietnam:
- A tour of Angkor Wat
- Check out the Cu Chi Tunnels
- Visit Hoan Kiem Lake
- Go on a boat trip on the Mekong River
- Discover the busy city streets
- Explore Hanong Bay on a boat
- Sample local foods from street carts
- Spend time on the beaches in Nha Trang
- Go to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
- Head to West Lake
- Visit the Independence Palace
You can learn how to cook tasty Vietnamese food by doing some cooking lessons or you can hire a motorbike and join in the chaos on the streets of Hanoi. If nature is more your thing, then go trekking in the Cat Thien National Park and as the Mekong River winds its way through much of the country; there are plenty of water-based activities to enjoy from kayaking to boat trips.
When to Visit Vietnam
Vietnam can be visited at any time of the year but if you want to explore the country when it is at its warmest and driest, then October to March is often the best time to visit. In the north of the country, you can expect the weather to be a lot cooler and there are lots of different festivals that can be experienced all over Vietnam at different times of the year, so it’s worth checking these dates out before booking anything.