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4 amazing things to Do on a Trip to Vietnam

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  • 01
  • 2017

Vietnam has become immensely popular as a tourist destination. The reason it’s become so popular is because of the huge variety of attractions it offers! Stunning scenery, bustling cities, and idyllic shorelines are just some of the thigs you should see in Vietnam! Below are 4 amazing things you should do on a trip to Vietnam.

 Visit Sa Pa

Although you probably don’t realize it, Sa Pa is probably the image you’ve become used to in connection with Vietnam. This town in the Hoàng Liên Son Mountains of northwestern Vietnam has made an appearance in many movies and documentaries that display the beautiful countryside of Vietnam.

Sa Pa Vietnam terraced ricefield

Sa Pa is an extremely popular base for trekkers as it overlooks the terraced rice fields of the Muong Hoa Valley and is near the 3.143m-tall Phang Xi Pang peak, which is climbable via a steep, multi-day guided walk.

Sa Pa ethnic Hmong

Ethnic Hmong brother and sister in Sa Pa, Vietnam

Hill tribes, such as the Hmong, Tay, and Dao, make up much of the town’s local population. It’s an extremely popular trek for backpackers and tourists alike allowing you to indulge in some real Vietnamese scenery and culture.

Cycle Vietnam

One of the very best ways to see Vietnam is by bicycling. You can do this with a cycling tour group or hire a bike or motorbike on your own. More than 30 million Vietnamese can’t be wrong about their opinion that handlebar height gives you the best view of Vietnam!

Bicycling Vietnam

Cycling through the Vietnamese countryside gives you the chance to meet and interact with locals

A Vietnamese cycling tour through the mesmerizing countryside provides opportunities to meet the locals and experience Vietnamese culture in a way that wouldn’t be possible if you’re driving along in a car or on a bus. Don’t be afraid to get active as you travel from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, down beautiful country lanes, and over spectacular mountain passes. And, of course, all the exercise gives you the perfect excuse to indulge in delicious Vietnamese cuisine.

Vietnamese cuisine

Don’t be afraid to get active as you travel from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, down beautiful country lanes, and over spectacular mountain passes. And, of course, all the exercise gives you the perfect excuse to indulge in delicious Vietnamese cuisine.

Ha Long bay

Looking for something stunningly picturesque? Ha Long Bay will definitely deliver the goods!

Ha Long Bay Vietnam

Situated in northeast Vietnam, Ha Long Bay is known for its glistening emerald waters and hundreds of towering limestone islands topped off by rich rainforests. As a tourist, you can enjoy a vast array of junk boat tours or sea kayak expeditions that float past islands named for their shapes, including Stone Dog and Teapot islets. Ha Long bay is also superb for outdoor activities such as scuba diving, rock climbing, and hiking. You can really embrace the great outdoors here.

Hanoi

The glorious capital of Vietnam is called Hanoi and is not to be missed! Hanoi is famous for its ancient architecture and boasts a rich culture with a beautiful mixture of Southeast Asian, Chinese, and French influences. How picturesque it is to see local Vietnamese riding their bikes that are loaded with French baguettes or fruit or rattan goods

Hanoi street vendor.

At the heart of Hanoi is the chaotic Old Quarter, where the narrowing streets are still somewhat ordered by trades. There is so much to see including little temples, Bach Ma, which honors a legendary horse, and Đồng Xuân Market, selling household goods and delicious street food.

Don’t forget to take a camera and extra batteries and memory cards to Vietnam. You won’t want to miss capturing a single minute!

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