Top #5 Travel Tips for Vietnam

Discussion in 'Vietnam' started by Adventure Indochina, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. Adventure Indochina

    Adventure Indochina New Member

    Vietnam had been on our travel wish-list for some time, every traveler we met raved about it, and we can understand why. We spent three weeks traveling from the south to the north. It’s do-able but we’d recommend a month if you have it to cover the long distances and account for delays. Here are our top picks from our time in this wonderfully chaotic and colorful nation.

    1. Go South
    The Mekong Delta region is worth the trip south from Ho Chi Minh City. Not only is there a super-relaxed vibe, but you’ll eat some of the most delicious food Vietnam has to offer, the kind that makes you want to lick your plate clean or slurp every last mouthful of broth from your finished noodle soup. Don’t even get me started on the coffee: hands down the best we tasted in the country.
    Vietnamese milk coffee
    2. Get to know Vietnam’s war history from the Vietnamese perspective
    Vietnam is much more than a war, but you can’t put what you experience in the country into context without knowing something about it. And there are many opportunities to get in touch with Vietnam’s war past.While it is super touristy and you’ll be herded around like cattle, take a tour of the Cu Chi tunnels on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City to experience the underground guerrilla network for yourself. Crawling through the hot and narrow tunnels will give you a momentary sense of what conditions must have been like during conflict. Then learn more about the Vietnam War and the effects of Agent Orange at Ho Chi Minh’s War Remnants Museum. It’s not an easy visit, but you’ll come out humbled about the gravity of war and its ongoing legacy. Most Cu Chi tunnel tours swing by the War Remnants Museum on the way back for those who’d like to make it a full day outing.
    Downed B52, Hanoi, Vietnam​

    3. Get a bus from your bus

    Most bus companies operate a free shuttle service from bus stations to your hotel in town. They are usually unmarked and unpublicized to foreigners so that the taxi services inevitably waiting for you as soon as you step out of the bus can make their dong out of you. Watch the locals and follow their lead. Sometimes it takes a few minutes for the buses/vans to come, so don’t be put off by the empty bus station and save yourself a most likely inflated trip into town.

    4. Take a free walking tour in Hanoi
    Want to experience the capital from a local’s perspective without paying for and joining a tour group? Then check out Adventure Indochina Travel. They are a travel agent who provide English guiding services around the city. They have many itineraries on their website, you can go wherever you like for a full or half day depending on your interests. You can be sure to have a lot of experiences and lots of interaction with your friend(s).
    Adventure Indochina Travel​

    5. Whatever you do, get to Sapa
    Sapa is not only one of the most spectacular places you will ever see, but it is so different to other parts of Vietnam that you won’t have truly experienced all that the country has to offer without going here. Go straight to the locals for a true village homestay experience and we promise you won’t regret it.
    Terraced rice field - Sapa​
  2. chrisphh

    chrisphh New Member

  3. brayden lyle

    brayden lyle New Member

    Thanks for providing useful information about Vietnam. The Central Vietnam also owns a large number of great destinations like Danang, Hoian, Hue, etc.
  4. Zay

    Zay New Member

    Thank you for sharing

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