The history of Vietnam stretches nearly as far back as the history of civilization. Vietnamese people were some of the first in the world to practice agriculture,Today, it has a fascinating culture - one that blends a rich heritage with a vibrant present., take in the natural beauty of Halong Bay or snack on delicious street foods as they explore Saigon. Vietnam tourism is welcoming, enthralling and utterly unforgettable. Rich in history, both uplifting and tragic, Vietnam continues to grow in popularity with all forms of tourism.
Things to know before visit Vietnam
Vietnam has distinct weather in north and south parts of the country. Monsoons occur in the central region between from October to Apri while in the north and south from May to September. At the other time of the year it is almost dry. Usually, throughout the year, the weather is hot but the northern region is cooler from October to April.
Halong Bay is the eye-pleasing wonder of nature. It is dotted with islands. It is one of the UNESCO world heritage site and a popular travel destination. Its limestone pillars and emerald water add a heavenly charm to it.
Saigon, is the commercial hub of Vietnam. The city of Saigon is always high in energy and leaves a mark in all who stay even overnight. Though the hustle may seem crowded to some, it is charming and addictive. This fast city of Vietnam is a must visit for its delicious food, fashionable boutiques, high-end restaurants.
Mekong delta is an overflowing piece of beauty where people live on water, literally. Mekong delta is known as the rice bowl of Vietnam. The delta is full of lush greens that draws ways to houses and markets floating on the rivers and water streams. One can literally experience the rural simple living of the Mekong.
Sapa is the low set town with mountainous beauty all around. It is a colorful city whose raw beauty is best enjoyed on foot. It is also the spot for trekkers to launch their journey from since the view from surrounding mountains is where the real beauty of Sapa lies.
Hoi An is the place to visit if you wish to step down into old times. It has a charming aura of cobbled stone streets and historical buildings. The stunning architecture of this place is naturally complimented with a riverside that sets the mood to travel. The city is also miles away from modern destruction of any kind and is loved for its traditional lifestyle legacy.
Travel Advisory: For the latest information and advice on safety and entry requirements please consult your travel agent well in advance of your departure and visit the following government website:
Department of Foreign affairs and trade www.dfat.gov.au
Smart Traveler website www.smartraveler.gov.au
Electricity: Vietnam operates on two electrical ranges i.e. 120 volts and 240 volts with European and Japanese plug type.