10 Exciting Things to Do at Vietnam, the Land of Staggering Beauty

Posted by Payal Mathur on March 6th, 2019

Over the last few decades, Vietnam tourism has developed and bloomed as a leading tourist destination in the world. The country has all the elements for making a traveler’s paradise – right from breathtaking natural landscapes to vibrant nightlife and rich culture that the place offers. If we begin to make a list of the things that you must do in Vietnam, it perhaps will take hours to finish!

So, if you are headed to Vietnam and know not where to begin, fret not for help is at hand! Mentioned below are 10 best things you can do in Vietnam to have a whale of a time with your friends and family.

Exploring the Cu Chi Tunnel Network – The underground tunnel network of Cu Chi is spectacular. The tunnel was constructed during the French and American War in 1940. With a length of 250 km, the tunnel was a mode of communication and consists of trapped doors and hidden routes to nearby water bodies. One has to crawl through the tunnel.

A trip to Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – Ho Chi Minh is the most popular figure in Vietnam. At the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum in central Hanoi, his body is preserved in a glass case. The style of the mausoleum is inspired by Lenin’s mausoleum in Russia. No entry fee is required to visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum.

Ho Chi Minh City Museum – If you want to explore the history of Vietnam and want to know the era of pre and post-Vietnam War, a visit to Ho Chi Minh City Museum is mandatory. Check out the memorabilia, the photographs and the artefacts speaking of the atrocities the country went through. If you have the nerves to endure grossness, visit The War Remnants Museum for sure.

Feast your taste buds to the best pho in Hanoi – Pho is one of the Vietnamese staples with four simple ingredients – boiled beef, clear stock, herbs and green onions and rice noodles. The meal is tasty and wholesome. If you want to taste the best Pho in Vietnam, you have to reach Hanoi as it is the Pho capital of the country. You can enjoy the dish in a restaurant as well as at local eateries.

Enjoying some musical extravaganza at the Saigon Opera House – If you love music, you cannot miss a program hosted at the Saigon Opera House during your Vietnam visit. The building is styled according to French colonial design. If you are lucky, you will be able to see shows of Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera. Tickets for shows vary from one another.

Cycling and hiking at Mai Chau – If you want to relax and rejuvenate yourself, try cycling and hiking at Mai Chau. Cycle through the winding paths in the quiet villages with traditional thatched roof houses. The rolling paddy fields, the high mountain peaks and the tranquil surroundings are in stark contrast to the hustle and bustle of city life.

Exploring Mekong Delta – Mekong Delta is one of the major tourist destinations in Vietnam. Rural and rustic scenic landscape can be explored at its best in the place. Cruising through the Deltaic creek in a traditional Vietnamese boat is an amazing experience.

Vibrant nightlife of Ho Chi Minh City – The nightlife in Ho Chi Minh City is a vibrant one with sizzling pubs, innumerable bars, loud party music, sumptuous food, bands etc. The best thing is there are options open for people with varying affordability. Enjoy good music and good drinks night long in Ho Chi Minh City.

Shop best silk in Hoi An – Hoi An is popular globally for silk weavers and skillful tailors. Purchase good quality silk products from the region, preferably from the local shops. You can have customized garments stitched at extremely affordable prices in the area.

Exploring the Halong Bay – Going to Vietnam and not going to Halong Bay is impossible. Almost 1600 limestone towers rise out of the blue waters in Halong Bay and is a spectacular sight to see for sure. Cruises are available in plenty and though the bay is quite a large one, it seems quite crowded for the numbers of travelers and tourists.

Tourism in Vietnam is a flourishing industry for sure particularly with such awe-inspiring and jaw dropping scenic splendors and cultural venues.

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