Vietnam is a compelling jar of commercial influence and colonial splendor. With Ho Chi Minh City (formerly called Saigon) that borders soaring skyscrapers with boulevards fringed with trees, you will instantly connect with the aura of French finesse that lingers. As a tourist, you can find sanctuary from the endless flow of motorbikes that surge and seethe their way through its capital, Hanoi, while a visit to the humble temples and quaint craft shops of the city’s Old Quarter can trigger an all new sightseeing experience.
The ancient crumbing facades of Hoi An is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms one of the best tourist attractions of Vietnam. The facades are illuminated by the soft glow of lantern light that adds a rustic charm to your viewing experience and transforms you into an era of imperial beginnings. The soggy strips of rice paddy fields dominate the lush Mekong Delta while the mighty Mekong River ripples past gigantic sugarcane fields and blossoming fruit orchards before plummeting into the South China Sea.
The arid plains of central Mui Ne in Vietnam reveal torrents of sand dunes that glowing hues of gold, white and pink in a sunny day while northern Vietnam is where the mountainous region of Sapa playfully weave lush trails fringed with remote quaint villages that is home to the traditional hill tribes. You can also experience the breathtaking view of the far-reaching curl of the crescent-shaped beach at NhaTrang overlooking the pristine emerald-green stretch of the South China Sea.
The South China sea of Vietnam forms the ideal spot for Divers and snorkelers who drift over the soft coral that spreads from remote islands that are nonchalantly guarded by luminescent shallows of angel fish and butterfly. The east of Hanoi is where you can enjoy spectacular views of the Halong Bay, home to an ethereal landscape of towering limestone terrane characterized by ravines, sinks and underground streams emerge with intent from its silvery waters.