Ideal Duration: 10-14 days for exploring Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Halong Bay; longer for a more extensive exploration covering the central and northern regions
Currency: Vietnamese Dong (VND)
Best Time: November to April (Dry season in the north), May to October (Dry season in the south) Read More
Accommodation Cost (per night in USD):
Dorm bed: $5-15
Luxury: $100 and above
Budget for Food & Drinks (per day in USD):
Visa Policy for Indians:
Visa Policy for Other Nationals: Visa required for many countries
Getting In Vietnam:
Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) in Hanoi, Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) in Ho Chi Minh City
Getting Around Vietnam: Trains, buses, motorcycles (rental), domestic flights Read More
Vietnam in south-eastern Asia is arguably one of the most beautiful countries on the continent offering a blend of natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture, making it an ideal destination for tourists. With a diverse range of landscapes, from stunning coastlines and towering mountains to lush deltas and vibrant cities Vietnam provides quite an unmatched experience.
Vietnam is a land of contrasts. It is home to some of the most beautiful beach destinations in the world, like Da Nang, Nha Trang, or Phu Quoc Island, where crystal-clear waters and white sands create a tropical paradise. On the other hand, Vietnam's cities like Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi are dynamic hubs with bustling markets, lively street life, and a vibrant food scene offering a vibrant blend of modernity and tradition.
Vietnam boasts breathtaking landscapes that range from lush green rice terraces in Sapa to the stunning limestone karsts of Ha Long Bay. It also provides ample opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Trekking in the northern mountains, exploring caves in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, or cruising the Mekong Delta are just a few options for those seeking adventure. Water sports, such as diving, snorkeling, and kayaking, are also popular activities in coastal areas.
Vietnam's history is deeply rooted in ancient traditions and is reflected in its numerous historical sites. The country is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Complex of Hue Monuments, Hoi An Ancient Town, My Son Sanctuary, and the Citadel of the Ho Dynasty. Also, the imperial city of Hue preserves the grandeur of Vietnam's past, featuring the Citadel and numerous royal tombs.
Molded by its turbulent and war-torn history, Vietnam today is a distant shadow of its past, with the cities and towns brimming with tall and looming skyscrapers, quaint floating markets, and mopeds zooming through the roads. Add to that the ever-delightful authentic Vietnamese cuisine, gaining popularity worldwide, and you have a wholesome experience like no other. Don't miss out on trying famous dishes like pho (noodle soup), banh mi (baguette sandwich), fresh spring rolls, and delicious seafood.
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Rich history, stunning landscapes, diverse culture, delicious cuisine, affordable prices, friendly locals.
Traffic congestion, language barrier, occasional tourist scams, air pollution in urban areas