Fri, 23 Jan 2015. Last updated Sun, 03 May 2015 19:58
Tourists traveling in Vietnam at least once time shared that they were really impressed by Vietnam smile - a smile of the hospitality, friendliness, and the openness. Especially, bright and innocent smiles of Vietnamese children have deeply touched the heart of many tourists and left them an unforgettable impression. A Belgian traveler was deeply moved on his vacation in Thua Thien Hue because he was welcomed by a big smile of a cute child. And what's more, the child gave him a conical hat as a souvenir for his trip in Vietnam. "I was very surprised and delighted to receive the lovely and meaningful gift. I have traveled in many countries, nonetheless, I have never seen anywhere more friendly than Vietnam" - the Belgian traveler shared his emotion when receiving Vietnam conical hat.
Vietnamese people are always famous for his friendliness. The citizens in the country know that smile is a precious spiritual gift, which is more valuable than anything else. Hence, many cities and provinces in Vietnam launched a campaign, in which, each citizen always smile to welcome foreign travelers and be ready to help them when they need assistance. Halong Smile is a typical example for this. Halong Smile was launched since November 2014 and attracted millions of participants. Besides, there are many meaningful campaigns launched to build a friendly image of Vietnam, for example, a campaign in Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa Province) to help tourists crossing streets. In recent years, Vietnam government also enacted policies and implemented many measurements to restrict costly overpriced pricey and other problems in order to ensure tourist's safety and enjoyments.
Referring to Vietnam travel, it is a big mistake without mentioning Vietnam cuisine. Recently, Vietnam cuisine is become more and more famous in the world. Many the worlds well-known and prestigious travel magazines, websites, and organizations have introduced and encouraged people eating Vietnamese food because of its delicious flavor and good for health. In 2014, Vietnamese foods were most praised in foreign press are Vietnamese Noodles (Pho), Vietnamese sandwich (Banh Mi), Cao Lau, Kebab Rice Noodles (Bun Cha), and Vietnamese Pancake (Banh Xeo). Besides, there are many mouth-watering foods and drinks in Vietnam worthy to try like Hue Beef Rice Vermicelli (Bun Bo Hue), Baked Sticky Bananas (Chuoi Nep Nuong), Vietnamese Egg Coffee (Ca Phe Trung), Iced Coffee (Ca Phe Da), La Vong Grilled Fish Pie (Cha Ca La Vong, Fresh-Water Crab Noodles Soup (Bun Rieu Cua), Hoanh Thanh, Khot Cake, and so on.
Natural and spectacular sceneries are always the first thing alluring tourists to visit Vietnam. Many Vietnam tourist destinations were named in the world tourist map such as Halong Bay, Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex, Son Doong Cave, Phu Quoc Island, Hoi An Ancient Town, etc. The system of Vietnam cultural and natural heritages recognized by UNESCO becomes more and more diverse.
Many Vietnam tourism spots have been voted as favorite destinations of world-wide travelers by prestigious organizations. In details, Phu Quoc Island was listed in Best Winter Trips 2014 voted by National Geographic; Son Doong Cave had presence in the list of "This Is Where You'll Go On Vacation In 20 Years" by HuffingtonPost; Halong Bay was listed in "26 Real Places That Look Like They’ve BeenTaken Out Of Fairy Tales" by Buzzfeed, etc. Besides, Vietnam travel also named in Top 10 Best Countries for Traveling Alone and Top 20 Best Places To Live Overseas by Business Insider, Top 25 Global Destinations with the Best Hotels by a booking site Agoda.com, and Top 10 Coolest Places to Visit In 2015 by Forbes Magazines.