The tourism of Vietnam
Vietnam Tourism is a significant component of the modern Vietnam economy…
Vietnam is the gracious and graceful country located on the Eastern Coast of the Indochinese Peninsula. With a unique shape of an elongated S and a long coastline of 3,444km (2,140 miles), Vietnam is endowed with a bountiful harvest of soaring mountains, a long coastline and radiant rice fields. And talking to Vietnam we could not forget to mention a long history and ancient traditions which make Vietnam famous for its historic attractions and old temples. The images of peasant women in conical hats diligently bending down to the fields, children riding buffalos along country paths and minority people scratching out a living from impossible gradients are also familiar when you have chance to visit the countryside of Northern Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam. It is a city of amazing contrasts: elegant new international hotels, exclusive restaurants and trendy bars side-by-side with roadside noodle stalls, street children and vociferous cyclo drivers.
Hanoi is a city of lakes and parks, of tree-lined streets resplendent with French colonial villas and mansion. The Old French Quarter is a maze of crammed narrow alleyways that are still named after the goods that were once traded there – Silk Street, Gold Street, even Fried Fish Street! With intonations of a bye-gone era, Hanoi is home to sidewalk cafes and pavement barbers. Wide bicycle-filled boulevards, faded but elegant architecture, the grandeur and solemnity of Ho Chi Minh’s monumental Mausoleum, the incongruous rustic simplicity of the house in which ‘Uncle Ho’ lived out his final years, the ‘Hanoi Hilton’ where so many prisoners of war were incarcerated, the religious pride that constructed so many serene temples and pagoda complexes – it’s all here in Hanoi, a microcosm of Vietnamese culture.
In between these two marvelous cities lies a country with its agricultural society at its heart. Journeying throughout the country one will find endless emerald rice fields backed by rugged mountain ranges and a coastal landscape that takes a dramatic turn at every corner. Popular beach resorts of Phan Thiet and Nha Trang in the south lead the traveler to the centre of Danang and the quaint merchant town of Hoi An. If Hoi An is not enough to hold one’s interest there is the nearby lure of My Son, the central site of the Cham civilization or Imperial Hue, a destination in its own right and home to the tombs of twelve Emperor’s and the World Heritage site, the Imperial Citadel. All along this coastal route are the sweeping sands of Danang and its nearby bays and lagoons with many world class beach resorts at your convenience.
Besides the central and coastal areas of Vietnam there are added attractions of the Mekong Delta with its floating markets and mystical boat journeys and the rugged far north, with its former French hill stations and villages communities of ethnic groups, not to mention superb territory for trekking or mountain hiking.
And then there is Halong Bay, a massive area of limestone karsts and mountains in an emerald sea. Sail through this area in a reconverted junk boat or kayak to one of the many hidden lagoons.
And Also, Vietnam is proud to be a nation of beautiful and friendly people. When being asked about Vietnamese people, most foreigners have ever been here said that they are much impressed with the locals, who were brave and heroic in war time, but industrious, friendly and hospitable when in peace.
As the Vietnam life is on the way to thriving in a peaceful but dynamic economy with the growth of plenty of fields, the tourism of Vietnam is also blooming brightly. Most travelers to Vietnam are attracted by the country’s wonderful natural beauty and that’s why every year Vietnam welcomes tens of millions of visitors. To meet the rising demands of travelers, there are a lot of Tours in Vietnam for them to choose, from Vietnam day trips to long Tours like Vietnam tours 12 days. All provide you with the highest level of service, transportation, accommodations and professional tour directors to exceed your expectations…