Five places to visit in Vietnam
Visiting Vietnam will make you understand just how big this country actually is and it is BIG. With so much land to cover we have narrowed down 5 places you must see with Asia Vacation Group.
Halong Bay, Vietnam
Emerald Waters and towering limestone islands, Halong Bay, Vietnam was declared a World Heritage site since 1994. The region is extremely popular with tourist’s to the region as it is great for hiking, rock climbing, scuba and snorkelling although the best part is sitting back and watching it all by cruise boat. A cruise that Asia Vacation Group has organised for you with your ultimate tour guide allows you the time to sit back and watch the sunset as you drift along Halong Bay.
Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City
The Cu Chi Tunnels are a network of underground tunnels that played a part of a very extensive network of tunnels during the Vietnam War.
Located in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) it has now become a major tourist attraction and is part of the War Memorial Park. It is a reminder of the battle that took place in the 1940’s and with a span of approximately 250km, these tunnels need to be seen to be believed. With Asia Vacation Group you can experience this as part of a group or individual tour.
War Remnants Museum, Ho Chi Minh City
Previously known as the Museum of Chinese and American War Crimes the now named War Remnants Museum is well known amongst the tourists, especially for Westerners. It conveys the absolute brutality that took place against soldiers and innocent civilians during the time. While it has been known for also appearing to be slightly one sided and a little confronting, a visit to the museum is a must to experience.
Hoi An Ancient Town, Hoi An
Hoi An’s Ancient Town is Vietnams most historic town. It is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the unique blend of influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site. A prominent example of this is the Japanese Bridge which was originally constructed to connect the Japanese community to the Chinese Quarters. So if you are looking for a trip with contrast then Hoi An is a place to visit.
Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City
The Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam is a water world surrounded by rice paddies. Boats, houses and markets float upon a maze of rivers, canals and streams that make up the Delta where boat is the main form of transportation. Tours of the region often start in nearby Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) or Can Tho, a bustling town in the heart of the delta. This is definitely a place worth visiting.