Things to do in Vietnam

Welcome to our journey through the vibrant and diverse landscapes of Vietnam. From exploring the bustling streets of old Hanoi, cruising along the serene Mekong Delta, savouring delectable street food, to finding romance at Sapa’s love market. We’ll be venturing into breath-taking natural wonders like Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park and Halong Bay. You’re in for a treat with our guide on top things to do in Vietnam! So fasten your seatbelts as we embark on this adventure.

1. Adventure at Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

During my visit to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, I was enthralled by its stunning natural beauty. This UNESCO World Heritage site is renowned for its spectacular cave systems and diverse wildlife. The experience of exploring these caves was both thrilling and awe-inspiring. In contrast, our next destination offers a tranquil change of pace – cruising through the serene waters of the Mekong Delta.

2. Cruise the Mekong Delta

After exploring the wonders of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, my next stop was the serene Mekong Delta. Cruising through its tranquil waters, I witnessed vibrant floating markets and lush green rice paddies. The locals’ warm hospitality added to the charm of this journey. The rich culture and picturesque views left me eager for more adventures in Vietnam. Next on my list? Sampling some authentic Vietnamese street food!

3. Eat street food

Just as I reveled in the wonders of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park and sailed through the serene waters of the Mekong Delta, my gastronomic journey was equally thrilling. The streets were filled with an array of mouth-watering delicacies, each carrying a unique taste.

Vietnamese street food is not just about nourishment, it’s an immersive cultural experience that paves the way to exploring old Hanoi.

4. Explore old Hanoi

Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, is a city with a rich history that dates back over a thousand years. As you wander through the narrow streets of its Old Quarter, you’ll be transported back in time. From century-old architecture to traditional crafts and cuisine, there’s plenty to explore.

The hustle and bustle of street vendors coupled with the charming French colonial buildings make this area truly unique. But don’t get too lost in time! Our next stop will take us to breathtaking landscapes filled with golden hues.

5. Photograph golden rice terraces

Golden rice terraces, a sight to behold, are next on our Vietnamese adventure. Just as we’ve explored old Hanoi, savored street food, and cruised the Mekong Delta, this stunning landscape offers another facet of Vietnam’s diverse beauty.

Imagine fields of golden grains, cascading down hillsides like steps into infinity. Each terrace is a testament to generations of hard work by local farmers. Capture their vibrancy with your camera; it?s an experience not easily forgotten.

But don’t pack away your travel gear just yet! Our journey continues with a luxurious ride on the rails…

6. Take the luxury train

If you’re seeking a unique experience in Vietnam, taking the luxury train is a must-do. This isn’t your average commute; it’s an opportunity to soak in breathtaking views of the Vietnamese countryside from the comfort of your plush seat. From scenic golden rice terraces to bustling street food markets, every view is a snapshot of Vietnam’s diverse culture.

Moving on from this relaxing journey, prepare for more awe-inspiring sights as we head next towards Halong Bay and its equally spectacular neighbour.

7. Visit Halong Bay and its equally spectacular neighbour

After exploring the ancient city of Hanoi, my journey took me to Halong Bay, a breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, I found myself mesmerized by the bay’s emerald waters dotted with towering limestone islands.

I also ventured further to discover its lesser-known but equally stunning neighbour, Bai Tu Long Bay. This untouched paradise offers an authentic escape from tourist crowds.

The tranquility of these bays is captivating. Experience the natural beauty of Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its stunning limestone islands and emerald waters. Explore hidden caves, go kayaking or simply soak in the mesmerizing views from your cruise ship. Don’t miss out on visiting its less-crowded but equally captivating neighbor, Bai Tu Long Bay.

In this adventure-filled journey, you’ll get to enjoy some of Vietnam’s most iconic landscapes while also getting a taste of local culture and cuisine through street food tasting experiences in Old Hanoi.

Wrapping up, the splendour of Vietnam cannot be overstated. From the captivating exploration of old Hanoi to tasting local delicacies on its bustling streets. The serene beauty of Halong Bay and its spectacular neighbour leaves you breathless, while a cruise down Mekong Delta presents a different pace entirely. Is just an unmissable romantic experience, witnessing golden rice terraces at dawn, purely magical. Embarking on an adventure at Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park or taking a luxury train ride only adds to this rich tapestry that makes up our unforgettable journey.

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