4 Reasons Why You Should Visit Vietnam

Whenever tourists want to go to Eastern Asia for a holiday, most of them will choose Thailand as their main destination. That is not surprising since this country has so many interesting places or activities. However, why not try to go to its neighbor, Vietnam? Similar to Thailand, this nation is a great place to spend our holiday, too. Here, we will tell you some reasons why you should explore Vietnam, that can persuade you.

Halong Bay Vietnam
Halong Bay in Vietnam – Photo: @andreadogui

Culinary

Let’s start with something that can make our stomach happy, the food. Culinary is a must thing to do when we go overseas. In Vietnam, we can find food with all kinds of delicious flavors. If you never taste their local food ase ever, we recommend you to try one of their most popular cooks.

That is Pho, a flavorful soup which consists of noodles, rice, broth, chicken meat or beef, and a few natural Vietnamese herbs. Of course, you must also try other food like banh xeo, rau muong, banh khot, bun bo hue, and etc. What is the great reason that you cannot think of better than this one?

Pho Hanoi
Pho Hanoi – Photo: @huong_blue

3 in 1

Most of you must have known that this nation is divided into 3 parts (i.e. South, Central, and North Vietnam), each region has different culture, beatiful lanscapes, and cuisine. So, when you visit Vietnam, you will feel like you have come to 3 different destinations at one time.

What’s more interesting is that each of them has different food and enjoy various climates at the same time. For example, you might be able to see snow in the mountain of North Vietnam, whereas the temperature in the South can reach 30°C.

Furthermore, each area has its own uniqueness which can interest you. In the North, you can visit its mountain and bay. In the Central, it has livestock, and you can find the unique life on the rivers of Mekong deltas in the South.

Language, but easy to communicate

You cannot speak Vietnamese? No worries about that because the local people here are able to speak English. As a matter of fact, even the tour guides change their name to western names (e.g. Tom, James or Jessie). It aims to enable all tourists to call them easier than with their real names, which are quite difficult to utter.

However, it will be much better if you can try to learn to speak their own language. At least, you can learn how to say hello or goodbye or ask people for a direction. Sure it will be an excellent experience for you too.

Minh Mang Royal Tomb
Minh Mang Royal Tomb – Photo by Loi Nguyen

Heritage sites

You definitely must include the heritage sites into your list of reasons why you will travel to Vietnam. In total, this nation already has 8 sites approved by UNESCO which will offer you amazing views. If you prefer something natural, we recommend you to visit Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, Ninh Binh or Ha Long Bay. Or, if you like cultural atmosphere, then go to Hoi An City or My Son Holy Land.

These 4 factors are quite enough for you to choose Vietnam as the next destination. But, there is still more great stuff which can entertain you as a tourist in this country. All in all, Vietnam is a must visit place when you have a plan on traveling to Asia.

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The editorial staff of Vietnamdrive is a team of travel experts managed by Mr. Thom who has worked in tourism for 14 years. Trusted by thousands of tourists from all over the world.

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