When you think of Vietnam, you probably think about that relentless war that they had with the Americans. It was a place of destruction, a place where no tourist would want to go and spent quality time there, and a place where the people were sad, empty and closed.
This long and narrow country that’s laying in between China and the Laos and Cambodia has completely rebirth in just a few decades. Firstly, the people were not the same. They became hospitable, open minded and heart-warming. The landscape of the country changed, and the country is now full of unrealistic landscapes, Forest Mountains on the North and many reasons for you to come and visit Vietnam.
Without further to do, let’s see the top places by Roughguides.com which you can see in Vietnam.
Ha Long Bay
There is nothing like enjoying one of the best landscapes in the world – Ha Long Bay is an aqua-green bay which is protected by UNESCO and offers, according to many, the best times that you will have in Vietnam.There are tons of octopus and the 3,000 limestone crags are responsible for the most beautiful waters that you will see in the country. There is almost no human presence there except for the tourists that are searching for this particular place and the ones who know how to see a map. Few Chinese trade boats pass the place on daily basis, and we can safely say that they have one of the best jobs in the world.
Have you ever seen markets floating on the river? I bet you did. There are tons of them on the Mekong Delta, and all those interesting pictures you were fascinated by on the internet are from this place. Sugar canes, rise, fruit and vegetables, and lots of bird sanctuaries is what you will find on top of the river in Vietnam, especially in the Mekong Delta. The place is called Vietnam’s Rice Basket and it’s represented by the tons of channels that are connecting with each other, fertilizing the ground and feeding on the Mekong River. It is the largest river in the area, and it connects Thailand, the city of Ho Chi Minh and all the small villages that are there. The Mekong River feeds more than third of the population with its fish farms and rich rice plantations.
Ho Chi Minh City
On the other hand, if you are not interested in taking a tour in the landscape and you want to see how the people are like and what they have been doing here, it’s time for you to head to Ho Chi Minh City. The city lies just next to the Saigon River and it’s the most beautiful city in Vietnam. The city’s name used to be after the river, Siagon, and it was the capital back when Vietnam took place. If you decide to pay this place a visit, you will see how wonderfully blooming and charming it is. There are tons of malls and shopping centres. The largest city in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, can brat with its awesome architecture which is the reason why many people visit the city in the first place.
The Nha Trang is one of the most beautiful bays in Asia. I bet you are already googling it, and you will not make a mistake doing so. It is located on the South Central coast of Vietnam and it’s the most popular attraction for people that want to spend some time near the sea. This place is full of palm trees and beautiful landscapes, and it’s also famous for scuba diving.
The unique, most historical place that you can visit in Vietnam is Sapa. It’s located up in the most beautiful mountains and it has a lot of history in it. Everything in Sapa is connected to the tribes that lived up here, and there are many organized tours from the city where you will get to experience the tribal life, some of their food and how they used to live in the past.We hope we gave you enough reasons to visit Vietnam, and we are sure that you will spend quality and refreshing time there, on whichever of these five places we decided to cover.