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Travel Vietnam – why not?

Fri, 22 Aug 2014. Last updated Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:53

Vietnam has emerged to the attention of tourists around the world as one of the most popular destinations. Historical past and modern present, different religions and oriental traditions are all blended to give Vietnam a colorful image.

Most tourists to Vietnam are strongly attracted by the country’s wonderful natural beauty: from the green rice terraces and magnificent islands in the north to the bewitching bustle of Mekong Delta and blue beaches along the south. Located in the belt of the tropical monsoon climate, Vietnam's territory stretches over 3,200 km of coastline and thousands of islands. Vietnam is home to 54 ethnic communities with thousand-year history of national building and defending together with unique traditional features. Numerous cultural and historical monuments, beautiful natural landscapes, and hospitable citizens are extremely favorable conditions to develop Vietnam tourism. Vietnam hidden charm is worth to be explored for those who actually passionate the wonderful land.

Sapa at dawn

Vietnam is a tropical country with four seasons year-round. The terrain is extremely diverse covering mountains, forests, rivers, seas, plains and plateaus. All create an immensely convenient premise to develop the tourism in Vietnam. The large number of mountains has created numerous spectacular highlands, caves, waterfalls, lagoons, resorts and scenic spots Referring Vietnam tourism, it must be named some prominent attractions, such as Hanoi – the thousand cultural capital, Sa Pa – a misty city, Dalat – a dreaming city, Phong Nha – Ke Bang - World Natural Heritage, or Ho Chi Minh City – a dynamic city… In addition, the country also retains 3,260 km coastline with 125 beaches, of which there are numerous worldwide famous beaches, namely Lang Co (Thua Thien - Hue), Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa), or Vung Tau (Ba Ria – Vung Tau)…

Phu Quoc Beach

Thanks to the thousand-year history, Vietnam has been a collection of more than 40,000 spectacular monuments and beautiful natural landscapes, more than 3,000 of which were ranked national monuments and over 5,000 ruins belonged to provincial ranking. The dense density of them has concentrated in Red River Delta with the rate of about 70% of Vietnam monuments. Numerous cultural and historical relics have marked process of building and defending the country... In particular, by 2014, the country covered 8 heritages which were recognized as World Heritage by UNESCO, including Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex, Ho Dynasty Citadel, Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Hue Ancient Capital, Halong Bay, My Son Sanctuary, and Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park. There are numerous intangible cultural heritages in Vietnam, namely Hue royal court music, The Space of Gong Culture in the Central Highlands, "Quan ho" (traditional folk songs)... Thousands of temples, churches, buildings, and works of art - culture still scattered localities throughout the country has actually been exciting tourist attractions in Vietnam travel.

Summer in Saigon - Saigon Notre Dame Basilica (photo by Jean-Marie Hullot)

Vietnam also strongly attracts tourists by its remnants in museums along the country. The system of Vietnam museums is remarkably abundant with its precious values. Vietnam now is home to 117 museums, 38 of which has been under the management of central ministries and agencies, and the rest belonged to localities. Two national-level historical museums of them, namely Museum of the Revolution and Vietnam history Museum are the precious repositories on the country and Vietnamese people. Tourists to Vietnamese museums will be ascertained about the development history, about ethnic groups in Vietnam country, about heroism and patriotism tradition of Vietnam people, or about spectacular scenic spots in Vietnam. Museums are the living proof on the development of Vietnam country.

Hang Tre Street in Hanoi Old Quarter

Some of the impressions always deeply leave in tourists' mind when taking part in Vietnam tours are wonderful and romantic beaches, precious biosphere reserves and national parks. Vietnam ranks 27th out of 156 countries in the world with 125 wonderful beaches. Most of them are completely clean along with professional services. Vietnam is also one of 12 countries owning the most beautiful bays in the world thanks to Halong Bay or Nha Trang Bay, which are two of the most wonderful bays in Vietnam. Enjoying vacation days on the beaches in any Vietnam tour packages, tourists will be completely overwhelmed by the scenery, citizens and services. Additionally, immersing in the endless beauty of the nature, it will be a deficiency if not mentioning the biosphere reserves and national parks full of high conservation values. By the end of 2010, UNESCO recognized 8 world's biosphere reserves in Vietnam. Vietnam also retains over 30 national parks, the most prominent of which are Phong Nha - Ke Bang, Ba Vi, or Cuc Phuong... They all are the relatively favorable prerequisites for the ecotourism development in Vietnam, attracting both domestic and foreign tourists.

Life in the Mekong Delta

Thanks to such its bountiful, diverse, and unique development, Vietnamese tourism has attracted millions of tourists from home and abroad, significantly contributing the national economy. Moreover, with the potential and its tourism products, tourism in Vietnam is creating good conditions for friends all over the world to increasingly understand and ascertain about the image of the hospitable country.

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