Reasons why you should drop everything and visit Viet Nam
Update: Sep 07, 2017
Visiting Viet Nam on a tour of SE Asia opens up plenty of travel possibilities, such as exploring UNESCO world heritage sites, drinking exquisite coffee, relaxing on incredible floating islands, and eating mouth-watering food.

Here are a few of the top reasons to drop everything and travel to Viet Nam:

Mekong Delta
The Mekong Delta (also referred to as the ‘rice bowl’) is a complex network of rivers, streams and canals that play a significant part in the Viet Nam's rural life. Beyond the natural beauty of the region, there the lively and colourful floating markets as local traders sell everything imaginable. An early visit to the Mekong makes it possible to see the real Viet Nam and watch as the river slowly comes to life.

Foreign visitors enjoy Vietnamese food

Cave systems
Son Doong Cave is colossal in size and the largest cave system in the world. It is big enough to house its own jungle and lake. This cave was only explored for the first-time in 2009 and later opening for public viewings from 2012. However, the option to tour Son Doong is still restricted with limited tours open to cave enthusiasts. Also, the limited space and relativity new attraction of this cave means the cost to explore is still quite high.

However, Viet Nam has plenty of other cave systems in the country that are worth exploring and a lot more accessible. A great choice is the Hang En Cave, which is counted as the third largest cave in the world.

Viet Nam knows plenty about brewing a decent cup of coffee. In fact, this country is the second largest producer of coffee in the world. A great quality of the local coffee is the use of sweetened condensed milk for the most delightful taste. Whether it is on the street or in a cafe, catching up on the morning's gossip and sipping a piping hot cup of coffee is simply a part of the local culture.

Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay is a tranquil paradise that gives travellers on the Viet Nam tour packages a perfect opportunity to escape the crowds. The incredible seascape is a recognised UNESCO world heritage site and easily reached from Ha Noi with a journey time in the region of 4 hours. This is a great place to stop and admire the beauty of the 1,600 limestone islands that rise from the waters. An overnight cruise is the best possible experience on the bay and gives the option to sleep on a traditional junk-style boat under the stars. Also, the incredible sunsets are perfect to watch in the evening.

Local food
Viet Nam is a perfect travel destination for the avid foodie. The dishes are flavourful and unique and include spicy flavours (chilli peppers and tamarind), sour flavours (kalamansi citrus fruit), sweet flavours (cane sugar) and salty flavours (nuoc mam fish sauce). There are plenty of great dishes to try on the Viet Nam travel, such as Banh Xeo which is a rice pancake packed with bean sprouts, egg, pork and shrimp, the iconic pho which is a noodle soup with slithers of meat, coriander spring onions, and ginger, and banh mi, which is a French inspired baguette.

The moutainous areas of Viet Nam such as Sa Pa in the northwest, Ha Giang in the northeast are ideal places for a any lifetime adventure tour. Stunning rice terraced fields, colorful local markets, breaktaking landscape can be seen on your Viet Nam northeast and northwest tour. Homestay, trekking, biking, motorbiking and 4 wheel drive tour can be combined within 5-10 days. What you need is to find a good Vietnam tour operator to plan the trip.

Leisure travellers, honeymooners or families will be satisfied on their Viet Nam travel with few nights relaxing at Viet Nam's best beaches in Hoi An, Da Nang, Nha Trang, Mui Ne or Phu Quoc. Blessed with 3,000km of coastline and over 3,000 islands, Viet Nam is great destination for beach holiday and this is one of the reasons why Viet Nam is becoming more and more popular.

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