Vietnam is a truly fascinating country, there’s no better way to put it. You really get a chance to pick your journey: wander through the urban, concrete jungle or break away to quiet ancient towns.
Here is the list of unforgettable experiences that you can only have in Vietnam.
Vietnam have some very unique ethnic markets in the rural areas up to the North, where residents of ethnic minorities come from villages and towns lying mainly in the mountains.
Authenticity, cultural habits, and entertainment. You can buy almost everything, even love!
2. Visit Temples and Pagodas
Vietnam is under a strong influence of Buddhism. Many of Vietnamese ancient architectures are Buddhist temples, so do Temples and Pagodas
Tet is Vietnamese New Year and is the most important festival and public holiday in Vietnam.During Tet, the cities become quite as almost every business are closed and people return to their home towns to be with family.
4. Cu Chi Tunnels
The Cu Chi tunnels, northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, were part of a much larger underground tunnel network used by the Viet Cong in the Vietnam War, sleeping quarters, weapon storage facilities, war rooms and fighting positions.
5. Bia hoi
It’s a foamy, light-alcohol beer found mostly in northern Vietnam. Made fresh each day with few preservatives, the dregs are chucked down the gutter at close of business each day. It’s super cheap.
6. Water puppets
Water Puppetry is a traditional art form closely connected with the long standing spiritual life of Vietnamese people. There are many different kinds of puppet shows in all over the country.
7. Express silk tailoring
Go to the the Hoi An Cloth Market and get something made for you. The tailoring is very fast, but not always great, so plan to have two or three fittings. Be choosy about your cloth and haggle.
8. Lak lake
Travel up the highlands with pristine tropical forests, hill tribe villages and tame elephants.
9. Mekong Delta
This tropical delta makes a fascinating region to explore, best by speedboat. You can explore the floating life here.
Cyclo, one of the most typical vehicles in Vietnam 40 years ago, is a human powered transport with a seat at the front for passengers and the driver at the back. It’s also a symbol of the old Saigon.
11. Cruise in Halong Bay
12. The Reunification Express
It’s not the Orient Express, but Vietnam’s Reunification Express is a great, fun way to travel. We travel ‘Soft Sleeper’ on all rail journeys. This is the most comfortable standard available though it cannot be compared with European standards.
13. Colonial Architecture
In Vietnam’s big city you can still find many wonderful examples of French colonial architecture, including St. Joseph’s Cathedral, the Opera House, etc.
14. Folk music
The Vietnamese traditional music is diverse due to the various genres that took shape during different periods of history.
15. Browse the local markets
Shopping lovers and street market fans will find in Vietnam their personal paradise. Street markets in Vietnam are inherit to the Vietnamese culture authentically.
16. Cao Dai cathedral
Caodaism (Dai Dao Tam Ky Pho Do, or Third Great Universal Religious Amnesty) is a syncretic religion that had its beginnings in Vietnam, then part of French Indo-China, in the 1920s.
17. Bahnar Villages
Banhar hill tribe villages are scattered throughout the Central Highlands. Five easily-reached villages lie on the outskirts of Kon Tum, where the Banhar live much as they have for a thousand years, speaking their own language and fishing the river from dugout boats.
18. Street Food
19. Riding Motorbike on the Chaos Street