Four Places You Should Explore Travelling Vietnam
Every country has its fair share of attractions. When a place has been inhabited for hundreds of years, it is likely to have a fine blend of natural and manmade wonders. Vietnam is not among the hyped tourist hotspots in the world. Yet, it is a treasure trove if you really want to travel to Vietnam and explore its jewels.
Vietnam is an affordable destination, especially if you are traveling from Europe, Australia, New Zealand or from the United States. Even South East Asians, ala South Koreans, Singaporeans and the Chinese among others will find Vietnam relatively affordable. Vietnam has its fair share of islands, beaches, old heritage cities and modern metropolises. Whether you wish to stay at a hotel or you want to camp in Vietnam, here are a few considerations.
• Dalat is a cool place despite Vietnam having scorching summers. Dalat is home to misty valleys, idyllic scenery, beautiful pine trees and wonderful flora & fauna. Dalat was once a summer retreat for French colonials and Vietnamese emperors. The town in the South Central Highlands of the country is a perennial favorite among locals and foreigners. You would get to explore some amazing French colonial architecture, villas set in picturesque landscapes and you can take advantage of Camp Vietnam.
• My Son is near the village of Duy Phu on the central coast of Vietnam. It is an archaeological site, an erstwhile significant center for Hindu religious ceremonies. There are many temples of Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction. The temples date back to the fourth century all many have been built over ten centuries through the fourteenth century.
• Ho Chi Minh City will have to feature on any list of places to visit in Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh is along the Saigon River, very close to the Mekong Delta in South Vietnam. The city was called Saigon and was the capital of the southern province during the Vietnam War. The largest city in the country, Ho Chi Minh City is a shopping haven and also offers the best nightlife in Vietnam.
• While everyone likes to explore beaches and tour islands, you should consider exploring the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. The floating markets, rice paddies, fruit orchards, sugar cane groves, villages and the bird sanctuaries will simply spellbind you. Mekong Delta is one of the greatest fertile places in the country and produces rice and fish that feeds almost a third of the population.