Vietnam has diversity of landscape, culture, architecture and food. From UNESCO World Heritage sites to the terraced rice fields of northern Vietnam to the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City to the ubiquitous dishes of bánh mì, bánh xèo and pho, every inch of this incredible country allows a special part of Vietnamese culture to shine.
Thousands of years of invasions, occupations and restorations have created the unique history, architecture, cuisine and culture of Vietnam's capital city. As you navigate the web of pulsing alleys - and honking scooters - that make up the Old Quarter, marvel at the faded pastel-coloured colonial buildings of the French Quarter and indulge in the incredible street-side food vendors.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hoi An is an ancient but amazingly well-preserved traditional trading port. There, you'll find the 18th-century Japanese Covered Bridge, delectable street food, countless high-quality tailoring stores and lanterns that illuminate the streets in the evening. Explore it by way of bike over the flat streets to the two nearby beaches.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for French-inspired architecture, buzzing energy and tantalising street food. Shop at the markets, try some of Vietnam’s authentic pho or relax in one of the many vibrant parks. Or for an historical tour, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, a system of 200 tunnels and underground hideouts that was formed during Vietnam's national liberation war during 1945-1975.
Ha Long Bay incorporates 1,969 islands of various sizes made of limestone and schist. They are aged between 250-280 million years old and are quite a marvel to behold. As visitors sail by them, they have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to explore the systems of caves and grottos as well. It's true natural beauty, the kind of picturesque portrait that makes it to postcards.
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