Vietnam’s recorded history dates back for thousands of years.
It is a country that has so much to offer visitors, but not one that is always at the top of people’s bucket lists.
If you’ve never considered visiting Vietnam, we’re here to tell you why you should.
Read on for five key reasons why you should definitely visit Vietnam.
With such a long and varied history, you’ll be spoiled for choice if you’re looking to experience the culture of Vietnam.
Enjoy shopping like never before at a floating market where all the wares are sold from boats. Visit some of the many incredible temples that are found throughout Vietnam. Or just spend some time getting to know the local people and their traditions.
You can’t come to Vietnam without trying their most famous dish: Pho. This combination of noodles and soup is a classic for a reason!
But there’s so much more to Vietnamese food than just Pho. Try some Banh Xeo, which is pancakes filled with noodles, meat, shrimps, mushrooms, and beansprouts. Or why not try some Che, which is a kind of sweet soup enjoyed for dessert.
If you’re really feeling adventurous, you could even sample some fried insects, such as crickets, scorpions, and grasshoppers.
Talking of being adventurous, there’s plenty in Vietnam to satisfy any thrill-seeker.
Whether you want to get out on the water for some stunning sailing tours, want to try your hand at sandboarding among the dunes of Mui Ne, or just want to go trekking through truly stunning scenery, Vietnam has something for everyone.
If you love learning about the history of a new country, then Vietnam doesn’t disappoint.
There are incredible insights into more recent history such as the underground tunnels in Ho Chi Minh City and museums dedicated to the Vietnam war. There are also plenty of older sites to visit, including the Hue Imperial Citadel and the My Son Cham ruins.
If you’re looking for a country steeped in history, then Vietnam is a great choice.
Finally, if you’re exhausted from all that culture, eating, adventure, and history, then there are some truly stunning beaches for you to relax on.
Con Dao is a beautiful archipelago on the southern coast with sandy beaches and incredible coral reefs. Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with famous limestone outcroppings. Hoc Let has eleven miles of white sandy beaches alongside turquoise seas and is less developed than some of the more well-known areas such as Nha Trang.
Are You Ready to Visit Vietnam?
Feel like you’re ready to visit Vietnam? We say go for it!
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