The reasons to travel to Vietnam

Last updated - January 27, 2024
The reasons to travel to Vietnam

Vietnam is a country in southeast Asia. It is an attractive destination for foreigners due to its stunning landscapes, rich culture, and deep-rooted traditions. Despite the different cultures still existing between countries, Vietnam offers a unique and authentic travel experience that appeals to many tourists.
In this article, we will list the compelling reasons why Vietnam should be in your travel list.

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Spectacular view from Ma Pi Leng pass in Ha Giang

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1. Many beautiful landscapes and abundant World Heritage sites

Vietnam boasts 3,000 kilometers of unspoiled tropical coastline, making it home to some of the world's most stunning beaches. Fortunately, unlike the crowded tourist hotspots of Thailand or the Philippines, many of Vietnam's beaches remain uncrowded. However, it's recommended to visit soon before they become more popular.
The mountain ranges in the northern area are really stunning. The karst islands in Halong Bay  are amazing. They are truly out of this world. To fully appreciate their magnificence, it's best to come to explore them. Many small  and winding trails are available to hikers who can spend the whole trip to enjoy trekking in these trails to explore the beauties of landscapes and locals.
Simply, Vietnam's natural beauty is unparalleled. It is home to several World Heritage Sites, including Halong Bay, Trang An nature reserve, Phong Nha Ke Bang Caves, Hoi An Ancient Street, Hue citadel.
Even if you can't visit all of Vietnam's World Heritage Sites, the breathtaking landscapes and views found even in ordinary places are worth experiencing.

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Hue citadel - The World Heritage site

2. A very affordable destination for tourists

Vietnam offers an excellent opportunity for a budget-friendly vacation without compromising on quality. There is an extensive range of hotels available at incredibly affordable rates, enabling you to spend your money as per your preferences.
Moreover, if you are looking for more upscale accommodation options, Vietnam will not disappoint you. You will be pleasantly surprised by what your money can get you here. The expenses for meals are incredibly affordable.
Even in big cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), where the cost of living is higher than in the rest of the country, but the price of accommodation and food are particularly affordable. TripAdvisor ranked Hanoi as one of the cheapest cities in the world for tourists. Traveling to Vietnam will provide great value for money.

3. A safe destination

Following the Business Insider - a big online magazine, in  total 30 ideal destinations. Vietnam was placed on the top list of safest and most welcome countries in Southeast Asia. In 2015, Vietnam also was in the list of 50 safest countries in the world.
Whatever the duration of your trip to Vietnam, the places you will visit, whether you are alone or in a group, Vietnam guarantees you always be safe.

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Foreign tourists walking in the street

4. Delicious cuisines

Tourists really highly appreciate the Vietnamese gastronomy thanks to the well known traditional dishes such as: Pho, Banh Mi, Bun Cha, Bun Bo Hue, Nem. These are all culinary delights not to be missed during a trip to Vietnam.
The street foods are as varied as they are delicious and are worth being curious about. This is a great way to get a taste of everyday life. The foods are not as spicy as its Thai neighbor, nor as greasy as Chinese and certainly not as carefully decorated as European. But Vietnamese dishes are of a sobriety and richness that will make your appetite insatiable.

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Delicious traditional Vietnamese foods

5. Rich history and culture

Vietnam boasts a rich cultural heritage spanning over 4000 years, evident in its numerous ancient works, folk legends, and traditional festivals that continue to thrive today. With 54 ethnic groups, the country's culture is diverse and varied. Additionally, Vietnam is home to countless religious monuments, such as unique temples, ancient pagodas, and tombs featuring distinctive architecture. Historical sites abound in cities like Hanoi, Hue, and Hoi An, while colonial influences are still visible in places like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Visitors to Vietnam are not only drawn to its natural beauty and scenic spots, but also to its fascinating cultural history.

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Quan Ho traditional folk song in a festival

6. Friendly locals

Initially, the language barrier may appear daunting, but stepping out of your comfort zone reveals that communication is easier than anticipated. The locals make a concerted effort to comprehend, and nonverbal communication serves as an effective means of understanding.
You may feel overwhelmed by a new culture, language, and places, locals are eager to help you with a smile. In instances visitors are lost, the locals really happy to show the way or even accompany them to their destination, ensuring their safe arrival.

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Friendly local people in the street

7. Varied travel activities

From trekking in the mountains to kayaking in Halong Bay, Vietnam offers plenty of opportunities for adventure seekers. You can also go scuba diving, rock climbing, or cycling, among other activities.
Most of the cruises in Halong Bay will include kayaking in their package. For a 2 day cruise, you will do about 45 minutes  - 1 hour kayaking in the bay. For a 3 day cruise, you will kayak on the second day, it will be a couple of hours or even a half day, that depends on the specific cruise.

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Trekking in the middle of stunning landscapes

Nha Trang, Con Dao island and Phu Quoc island are paradise for Scuba diving, many local travel agencies arrange this activity for tourists.
Biking activity: Most of the tourist destinations are available for biking from Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Mai Chau, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon, Mekong.
Trekking activity: Northern Vietnam is an ideal place for trekking. From Mai Chau, Pu Luong to Sapa, Ha Giang, Hoang Su  Phi..
They all vary travel activities and they are one of the reasons to allure foreign tourists come to enjoy and experience.

These are some main reasons to travel to vietnam, we know there are many other reasons that you love our country. We really appreciate your choosing our beautiful country for your holiday and share your reasons why you travel to Vietnam by leaving us your comment below.

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