10 Reasons why you should Travel to Vietnam at least once

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There are several reasons why you should travel to Vietnam at least once. Thomas Cook Vietnam Tour Packages make sure that you will cover all the aspects of your choice. Take a look at the top 10 reasons why you should travel to Vietnam

  1. Culinary Delight

Vietnamese Food is incredibly diverse. Street Food here is the most talked about and packs bags of flavors in its myriad offerings. With a definite Chinese influence, the food served is fresh and healthy. The must-try dishes are pho noodle soup, spring rolls, banh mi (a type of baguette), bun cha (meatballs), sticky rice, and a variety of seafood. Vietnam is also known for its fresh fruits. Due to its geographical location, it has ample produce of watermelon, mandarin, pineapple, mango, and banana. Did you know Vietnam is the second largest coffee exporter in the world? The country is teeming with cafes with options of coffee with condensed milk, coconut milk, or even good old yoghurt! If you are a coffee lover, you should travel to Vietnam at least once.

  1. Stunning Beaches, Seascapes, and Nature

The UNESCO World Heritage site Halong Bay comes to mind when one mentions Vietnam. The view of majestic limestone cliffs submerged in the aquamarine waters is a sight to behold. The country has it all – a beautiful coastline studded with white sandy beaches, one of the largest cave systems in Son Doong, a lovely mountainous landscape in Ha Giang, a spate of waterfalls in Cao Bang, and even sand dunes in Mui Ne. It is amazing to find such varied landscapes in a small country like Vietnam.

  1. Steeped in War History

A troubled colonial past combined with an infamous invasion left Vietnam with many historic war sites, memorials, and museums. The War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City is one of the most prominent places in the country which documents the American invasion in a detailed manner. There are plenty of posters, exhibits, and photographs with vivid descriptions. Also, visit the popular Cu Chi Tunnels – a network of underground tunnels made manually during the deadly war.

  1. UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Vietnam is home to eight UNESCO World Heritage sites! It includes five cultural sites – the Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long – Hanoi, the Complex of Hue Monuments in Hue, the ancient town of Hoi An, My Son Sanctuary, and the Citadel of the Ho Dynasty in Thanh Hoa. The two natural sites are Halong Bay and Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. Trang An Landscape Complex is the latest addition to the UNESCO list and is designated as a mixed heritage site.

  1. Affordable Destination

Vietnam is very easy on the pocket. It is one of the most affordable places in Southeast Asia – one of the main reasons why you should travel here at least once. With accommodation availability as low as $3 per night and a plethora of street food options, it is a haven for budget travelers. You can plan a 10 – 15 day itinerary and still won’t burn a hole in your pocket. The rail and bus system is impressive and you can easily plan to go around the country at a very affordable cost. The Reunification Express travels the whole length of the country and is a great way of land commutation. However, prior bookings are a must.

  1. Ride the countryside

If you love biking, Vietnam is the place. You will be able to see and explore things that ‘tourists’ don’t. The countryside of Vietnam is beautiful. Ride through the vast stretches of rice fields, go up north to the mountains, and scoot along the dirt roads by lakes and rivers. However, the roads are not great and you must exercise caution while driving.

  1. The Culture and Architecture

Vietnam has a 2000-year-old history with influences from Chinese, Indian and Khmer (Cambodian) cultures. This has left many structures, traditions and ruins of varied characters in the country. Be it the temple of Hoan Kein Laje in Hanoi, the Japanese Bridge in Hoi An or the Water Puppet Show in Kim Bong Village, the experience will be memorable.

 

  1. Top Landmarks

It won’t be wrong to say you should travel to Vietnam at least once just to see its impeccable landmarks. The magnificent Golden Bridge (hand bridge) in Ba Na hills, the famous Halong Bay, the old town of Hoi An, the vast rice fields of Sapa, or the jaw-dropping Ban Gioc waterfall will surely leave you mesmerized.

  1. Vegan and Vegetarians

A common perception that vegetarian options in Southeast Asia are scarce is untrue.  Vietnam has a lot of vegetarian and even vegan places. Plates with rice/noodles with veggies and tofu with hearty soups are common across Vietnam. As a tourist, one has to just look for the word ‘chay’ on the menu or boards. It also has upscale restaurants serving vegetarian affairs.

  1. Safe

Did you know that Vietnam was one of the few countries in the world, that tackled the Covid crisis in a very efficient way? The healthcare system is robust and the country did not have to face frantic lockdowns during the pandemic. Vietnam Tourism is also extremely tourist-friendly and instances of theft, robbery, and scam are almost non-existent.

You would by now surely agree that these are reasons enough to travel to Vietnam at least once. Thomas Cook Vietnam Tour Packages offers curated, customized trips for varied itineraries of Vietnam. Visit their website thomascook.in or download their app to book your trip now!

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