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Why visit Vietnam on your next family trip?



Going on a family trip with the whole family? With aunts and cousins and grandparents and everybody? Everybody want to go to different places or have different tastes? Why whine over where you can find it all? It is right here in front of you. Vietnam. From foodies and beach hoppers to art and culture buffs and adventure seekers, Vietnam has something to offer everyone. You don’t need to fuss over your aunt wanting to go to a place with amazing food or your grandparent wanting to go on a pilgrim site. Vietnam welcomes everyone! Get ahead of the crowds and go now to one of the world’s last communist countries. We can tell you why:


History

Vietnam being one of the oldest cultures in South East Asia, with an enlightening culture dating back to 2000 BC, while it has had a complicated history starting from its native Dong Son culture and spanning thousands of years, the country has been influenced by Chinese, Khmer, and Indian cultures, as well as French colonialism is literally the most exceptional place to visit.

Ho Chi Minh City


Fans of big, bustling cities love visiting Ho Chi Minh City. The shopping and dining are cosmopolitan while the old district of Da Koa features fine examples of surviving French colonial architecture. Dong Khoi, the city center, is easy to navigate and has some must-see sites including the HCMC Museum that tells the story of the city and the grand Notre Dame Cathedral. Just outside the city center, the Reunification Palace (formerly Independence Palace) is famous as the place where tanks from North Vietnam stopped on April 30, 1975, to officially end the war.


Hustle and bustle in Hanoi

What makes the capital so interesting is the feels of it being very old-fashioned, reflecting its past with its French colonial history entrenched in its pavement cafes, architecture and wide tree-lined boulevards. Try taking a ride in one of those thousands of tuk-tuks that are always swarming through the city’s streets and get an incredible sense of the daily buzz.

Shopping

Shoppers who like ethnic fashion and handicrafts will find a shopping paradise over here. From earrings and scarves to traditional women’s outfits, you’ll find great offers throughout the whole country. Especially in Hoi An you can also get speed tailors to make your suit and dress in just a day. If you are a budget traveller, you will absolutely love this where you can get hotel dorm rooms for just 5$ and street food can be found for 1-2$. The local markets here are seriously worth your time.

Vietnam Food

Vietnamese food is quite distinct and unforgettable. The spread across street-side vendors and high-end restaurants, the typical Vietnamese food tastes salty, sweet, sour and hot. These flavours can be achieved through using nuoc mam, which is a fermented fish sauce. Dishes use plenty of fresh herbs but tend not to be overly spicy, as chilli sauces are served separately. Just reading about these can make your mouth water! Imagine how it would be eating it personally.


Motorbikes

In most cities of the Western world, the cars far outnumber motorbikes. Butl, things are just quite the opposite in Vietnam where the streets stay crowded with motorbikes, or what you may call motorcycles. The slim bikes give the motorists an advance of maneuvering easily through traffic. It almost looks like a crazy game of bumper bikes as they come within inches of each other. Pedestrians always have to use caution when crossing the street. When visiting, watch how the locals do it and copy their actions to stay safe. You’ll especially see this in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. If you are planning to walk the streets a lot, a mask will help avoid breathing in dust and fumes.

Finding peace in a temple complex...

The former capital of the Champa kingdom, lies 25 miles south-west amid a circle of mountains. The Cham ruled parts of what is now central and southern Vietnam from the fourth to the 13th centuries and this site of 70 red-brick temple towers, dedicated to Hindu deities, represents the height of their spiritual and artistic expression. People say “it’s not Angkor Wat”. No, it isn’t, but it has its own atmosphere of ruined majesty. Arrive early to avoid the heat and other tourists, though if you walk to the edges of the site you will always find a quiet spot.

...or better, in a cave

Vietnam is home to some of the world’s most extraordinary subterranean landscapes, with the most popular of the country’s caves the gigantic Hang Son Doong. So big it has its own weather system, the caves could accommodate a 40-storey skyscraper, or let a Boeing 747 pass through. Only 1,000 visitors are allowed into the caves each year, with each tour taking four days and three nights (from £2,245). Other caves include the Tu Lan cave systems, used in the filming of Kong: Skull Island (2017), and Hang Va.


Note- Some of the content had been sourced from Internet.

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