GOOD PLACES IN VIETNAM
Located in the South East Asia, Vietnam is a amazing fabulous nation with magnificent, picturesquare lanscapes and beautiful beaches. Vietnam has tropical moonson climate that is dictated into two seasons, the dry one and the rainy one. Vietnam is a multicultural country, so if you come here, you will not only meet many kinds of ethnics, their culture but also can enjoy very special cuisines. Come to this S-shaped country, there are some good places that you must not ignore. In the North of Vietnam, you should go to Hanoi – the country’s capital, Sapa, Ha Long. Go to the middle, you can’t miss Nha Trang and Hoi An. And in the South of this country, you must go to Ho Chi Minh and Phu Quoc.
Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam located in the North East of Vietnam. Hanoi is where different cultures comes together, as evident in architectures, costumes, cuisines, and pastime of people. Developing for thousand years, Hanoi has become an attractive destination with famous cultural and historical sites as the Thang Long Old Citadel, Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam, Hoan Kiem Lake, Thap Rua (Turtle Tower), Hanoi’s Minster, Hanoi’s Opera House and Bat Trang Pottery Village. You must have heard the phrase “Hanoi 36 Streets and Guilds”. This is an ancient, beautiful and busy place also called Hanoi Old Quarter - a favourite place of tourists. Hanoi is one of the best places to visit in Viet Nam and also the most mysterious and interesting capital in the world.
Sapa is a northwestern mountainous district of Vietnam, located about 376 km from Ha Noi and 38km from Lao Cai city. At the height of 1600 meters above the sea, Sapa has unique climate and sight. Sapa is cold in winter and cool in summer. You can enjoy the climate of four seasons in one day if you go to Sapa in summer. The best time to view the charming beauty of Sapa is in April and May. In these period of time, Sapa is blooming with flowers and green meadows. It is very cold in Sapa in the winter, thus, sometimes snow appears in Sapa, which is rare in a tropical countries. Come to Sapa, you can’t close the eyes to some great and famous places such as Love Waterfall, Ta Phin Village, Cat Cat Village, Sapa Market… Sapa is famous for not only its nature but also its people. However, if you want to take photos of the ethnic group, you must ask them for permission. The life of ethnic minorities in Sapa change so much now, but they still have unique habit and culture.
Halong bay belongs to Quangninh province in the North East of Viet Nam. Halong bay consists of a thick cluster of 3000 limestone islands, each island has thick jungle vegetation on its top, which rise amazingly from the ocean. Halong Bay's limestone islands are spreaded with caves of multy sizes and shapes. Most of these can see only by boat, but some can easily be visited inside. There is a legend about Halong bay that you should explore when you come. Halong bay was regconized World Natural Henritage by UNESCO.
Dubbed as a pearl of East Sea because of natural value, Nha Trang is a city of Khanh Hoa province, which located in The South Central Coast of Vietnam. The splited topography of this beauty city divided the city into 3 area: coastal delta, low mountains and transition zone, high mountains. The climate of this city is influenced of both tropical monsoon climate and oceanic climate with 2 seasons in year: dry season and rainy season. Although Nha Trang is a coastal city, it isn’t influenced of storm. Nha Trang is a potential tourism center, with a breathtaking sight of mountains hugging beautiful white sandy beachs and about 19 islands offshore having distinct characters.
Hoi An is an ancient city located in Quang Nam province, 30km from Da Nang, 60km from Tam Ky. In the 18th century, Hoi An was a good place for Chinese and Japanese traders to exchanging goods. Old constructions in Hoi An which was built over 200 years ago are almost remained. Nowaday, Hoi An ancient city is still noisy and attractive with many kinds of products. Hoi An is also paradise of food. Come here, you shouldn’t ignore the impression of delicious foods.
HO CHI MINH CITY / SAIGON
Ho Chi Minh City, is still known as the former name as Saigon, is the most populous city, and also an important center of economic, cultural and educational of Vietnam. With the location in the center of Southeast Asia, Ho Chi Minh City is an important transportation hub for roads, waterways and air, connecting the provinces in the region and also an international gateway. Visiting Ho Chi Minh City, apart from immersed in the bustle life of the city, tourists will be visit many famous and historic monuments such as the Independence Palace, and the City Theatre.
Phu Quoc Island is the largest island in Vietnam, a island of islands complex in Thailand Gulf. The climate on the island of Phu Quoc is tropical monsoon, and it is also less prone to disaster thanks to its special position. Phu Quoc also has an invaluable resource as tropical forests along with beautiful beaches and landscapes, coral reefs,... very suitable for tourism development. Phu Quoc sea is beautiful not only by the green on the water but even under the ocean with coral reefs considered to be the most beautiful in Vietnam with 17 types of hard and soft corals and many different kind of anemones. This beautiful island is often compared as a full of life young girl with gorgeous and mysterious beauty of primary forests.
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