A trip to Vietnam offers a lot more than pho and spring rolls. It also boasts a fascinating mix of beliefs and customs. Soak up some of that spiritual energy in one of the country’s many temples or spend time with locals in their homes to really get a feel for the culture.
The mighty Mekong River flows over 4000 kilometres through the country’s south before reaching the sea, creating a luscious network of waterways and stilted villages. Take a cruise to get a glimpse of rural Vietnamese life or visit the famous Cai Rang floating market to marvel at the huge array of fruit and vegetables. Other highlights include the Vinh Trang Pagoda and Sadec Flower Village.
If you’re a nature lover, head to Tam Coc and be dazzled by the landscape of limestone karsts that tower over calm rice paddies in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s been dubbed ‘Ha Long Bay on land’ and makes for a relaxing retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Getting around Vietnam is easy and inexpensive. You can hire a motorbike for the duration of your stay, or opt to join a guided tour with Get Your Guide. They’ll take care of all the planning and provide you with an expert guide, plus they’ll arrange transport from your hotel to any out-of-the-way locations that you’d like to visit.
The best time to travel to Vietnam is from April to September, when the weather is warmer and drier than other parts of the year. The secluded beaches of Phu Quoc are particularly beautiful at this time, as are the emerald waters of Ninh Van Bay on the southern coast. 다낭 황제투어 일정 및 예약