Vietnam – South East Asia’s Hidden Gem

We have all seen the movies Apocalypse Now, Full Metal Jacket and Platoon; these classic films were obviously set in the Vietnam War. Starting in 1955 the war lasted for 20 years until 1975, now 40 years later Vietnam has become a sought after holiday destination for many people who are looking for a more adventurous getaway.

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Vietnam, a country in South East Asia is country on the rise attracting over 3 million tourists every year, with its long golden beaches, winding rivers, vibrant and energetic cites and dense jungles. Vietnam has something for everyone, from the fast paced city of Hanoi to the idyllic golden beaches of Nha Trang. With a highly recommended Vietnam multi centre itinerary you can see every corner of this breath taking and exotic country at your own pace. From the luscious green paddy fields in the north to the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh, in the south there is much to see and do. So I’ve made a list of my top 5 things to do to make your Vietnam holiday one to remember.

 

  • Mekong Delta

After its 2700 mile journey the Mighty Mekong River finally ends up in Southern Vietnam where it empty’s in to the ocean. This rich and lush area of the Mekong Delta is full of paddy fields and quaint little villages and markets dotted along the Mekong, with many of these villages only accessible by boat.

  • Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay literally translates to ‘bay of the descending dragons’ boasting an impressive 120km coastline and its 1000 islands climbing out of the bay like dragons, this place is has some awe inspiring views.

  • Cu Chi Tunnels

One of Vietnams top attractions are the Cu Chi Tunnels, hiding the Viet Cong during the American invasion, these restored tunnels boast over 100km of passageways, and no trip to Vietnam would be complete without seeing this historic attraction.

  • Hoi An

This old town dates back to 16th century and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site, this picturesque fishing town is full of glittering pagodas, French colonial houses and Chinese temples. Hoi An lights up during the evening, with a walk along the riverside a must.

 

  • Nha Trang

This beach resort in Southern Vietnam is the place to be after visiting the hectic cities, and there’s plenty to do here; with some world-class dive sites, golf courses and cable car rides across to the Hòn Tre island, you will never find a boring moment in this nice little seaside town.

We have all seen the movies Apocalypse Now, Full Metal Jacket and Platoon; these classic films were obviously set in the Vietnam War. Starting in 1955 the war lasted for 20 years until 1975, now 40 years later Vietnam has become a sought after holiday destination for many people who are looking for a more adventurous getaway.

Vietnam, a country in South East Asia is country on the rise attracting over 3 million tourists every year, with its long golden beaches, winding rivers, vibrant and energetic cites and dense jungles. Vietnam has something for everyone, from the fast paced city of Hanoi to the idyllic golden beaches of Nha Trang. With a highly recommended Vietnam multi centre itinerary you can see every corner of this breath taking and exotic country at your own pace. From the luscious green paddy fields in the north to the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh, in the south there is much to see and do. So I’ve made a list of my top 5 things to do to make your Vietnam holiday one to remember.

 

  • Mekong Delta

After its 2700 mile journey the Mighty Mekong River finally ends up in Southern Vietnam where it empty’s in to the ocean. This rich and lush area of the Mekong Delta is full of paddy fields and quaint little villages and markets dotted along the Mekong, with many of these villages only accessible by boat.

  • Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay literally translates to ‘bay of the descending dragons’ boasting an impressive 120km coastline and its 1000 islands climbing out of the bay like dragons, this place is has some awe inspiring views.

  • Cu Chi Tunnels

One of Vietnams top attractions are the Cu Chi Tunnels, hiding the Viet Cong during the American invasion, these restored tunnels boast over 100km of passageways, and no trip to Vietnam would be complete without seeing this historic attraction.

  • Hoi An

This old town dates back to 16th century and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site, this picturesque fishing town is full of glittering pagodas, French colonial houses and Chinese temples. Hoi An lights up during the evening, with a walk along the riverside a must.

 

  • Nha Trang

This beach resort in Southern Vietnam is the place to be after visiting the hectic cities, and there’s plenty to do here; with some world-class dive sites, golf courses and cable car rides across to the Hòn Tre island, you will never find a boring moment in this nice little seaside town.