10 reasons to go to Vietnam
If you want to experience an unforgettable trip, broaden your knowledge about the historical culture and contemplate the beautiful scenery without having to spend too much money, come to Vietnam! Lots of beauty spot, original culture, monuments with many world records… are waiting for you to explore. Just put on your bag and go! If you have any doubts, 10 reasons below will help you to understand that Vietnam is a beautiful country and why it is worthy to be one of the most attractive destinations for travel.
1. Friendly and hospitable Vietnamese people
Like our neighboring countries in Southeast Asia, Vietnam also has an advantage that consists of the friendliness and the hospitality of the people. Vietnamese people are known for their warm smile and optimism. They are always ready to make friends and help you in case of need or take pictures with you if you want. So, who knows if you’ll be able to have new friends in a foreign country?
2. A cheap travel destination
Vietnam is an ideal destination for travelers on a saving budget. Vietnam has ranked second in the world on the cheapest travel cost, just after Cambodia, according to the global travel search site Skyscanner. Thanks to many different types of hotels and restaurants, the need for all type of tourists are satisfied, from a luxury traveller to a backpacker. Cheap food, especially the variety of street food, is also an attractive feature that draws attention of many visitors. If you spend a day for walking around the street, stay in a mid-range hotel, taste all kind of delicious speciality, all these can cost less than 25$ for a day!
3. Ease of obtaining a tourist visa
Foreign tourists can get an entry visa to Vietnam. There are 2 ways: apply for the Vietnamese Embassy in their country or get it upon entry. In all cases, the procedure is simple and fast. Visa application has gotten even easier as the Vietnamese government has introduced e-visa application for 40 countries so now you can get your visa ready right at your home! (Click here to see the full list of countries that allowed e-visa issuing)
4. Easy movement
With a low cost and varied means of transport, you can travel in Vietnam as your wish. Besides, road trip on a motorbike across Vietnam is definitely a rising trend. You will have many extraordinary experiences that no other way brings to you. Precisely, with benefits like: saving costs; having the freedom to choose destination, arrival time..., motorbike is therefore a better choice for backpackers.
5. Cutural diversity
Each time you go from the north to the south, you feel that you are passing an international border. Vietnamese culture is extremely diverse in all its aspects. This S-shaped country is home of up to 54 ethnic communities with their long-standing culture. Besides the Vietnamese monuments, you can also discover the mysterious temples of Champa, the ancient city of Hoi An, the great old villas of France in Da Lat, Ho Chi Minh, Tam Dao etc.
6. Delicious and varied gastronomy
For Vietnamese people, food is not only the cultural beauty of material but also of mind. Furthermore, you can understand the distinctive feature, the customs and cultural life of the people. Vietnamese gastronomy is well known for the harmony of the flavors. In this culinary paradise, you ought to taste Pho (noodle soup), Nem (imperial paste), the Goi cuon (spring rolls) or the Bun Cha (vermicelli with broiled pork). Not only so, another feature of Vietnam is street food. With a few plastic stools, small tables, a restaurant is formed. It will definitely become an unforgettable experience to taste delicious dishes on the pavement while taking in the atmosphere of the vibrant city!
7. World renowned beaches
Favored by a coastline of over 2025 miles, there is no surprise that Vietnam has many beautiful beaches. Anyone coming to Vietnam will not be able to resist the wild beauty of fine sandy beaches under golden sun, with rows of coconut palms and green poplars. For example, Nha Trang is an ideal place for those who are passionate about beach, swimming or surfing. Bai Dai beach on Phu Quoc Island is a paradise with fresh water, clean air, while Da Nang's Non Nuoc beach stretches out 5km like a turquoise arc that caresses 5 mountains sloping gently, with warm climate in winter and cool in summer.
8. Long Vietnamese history
Vietnamese history is marked by many foreign occupations and wars of resistance. Yet, the Vietnamese is always proud to tell their history. You can plunge back into the past by reliving the famous battles through the sites of testimony such as the War Remnants Museum, Hoa Lo Prison, Cu Chi Tunnels …
9. Traditional festivals
Traditional festivals become a kind of cultural activity, a product of spirit which have been founded for a long time. According to a Vietnamese proverb - “When drinking water, think of its source”, the festivals are a way to express gratitude to the “Gods” (real human or myth). The most important festival is Tet Nguyen Dan marking the New Year according to the lunar calendar where the festivity is going to last for days. Another highlight festival is the national holiday on September 2nd. Visitors come to Vietnam on this occasion can enjoy the splendid shows: festive atmosphere throughout the streets, military parade, fireworks, etc. In addition, there are still several local festivals in each region with its own regional characteristics.
10. Interference between old and modernity
Throughout your trip in Vietnam, you can not ignore the ancient palace of Hue, the historical monuments, the old wooden houses ... distributed in all the regions of Vietnam. Once you have calmed in your soul, come back immediately to the modern rhythms by shopping and watching bustling pictures of the city on every street corner.
Source : Internet