Vietnam Travel Or itinerary – Best Places to Visit on Your Travel to Vietnam
Travel to Vietnam is almost always on the top bucket list of the Southeast Asia traveler. With Laos, Thailand and Cambodia within its palm tree back garden there is fierce competition with places like Australia and New Zealand. But travel to Vietnam is lovely in its own and also has lots to offer. There are monuments to behold, ancient ruins to explore, cities to soak in, and even the cuisine to tantalize your taste buds.
The best places to travel to Vietnam for a memorable holiday are Hanoi, the Mekong Delta, and Phuc Chau. Hanoi is the cultural capital of Vietnam and an amazing blend of French and English influences. The old city is really magnificent and well worth exploring, especially from the air. The Ho Chi Minh Memorial and the Museum of War are must see stops on a Vietnam travel itinerary. The Mekong Delta is one of the most extraordinary inland seas in the world, teeming with great wildlife and a wealth of natural resources including coral and diving wrecks.
Phuc Chau is a beautiful island off the north coast of Vietnam. Phuc Chau is the most populated of all of Vietnam’s islands and is also the capital of Vietnam. Diving and snorkeling here is a must do adventure. Phuc Chau is also home to a number of must visit museums such as the Museum of War, National Museum, and the Saigon Museum. The Ho Chi Minh Memorial and Museum of Vietnam are other must see destinations for a Vietnam travel itinerary.
While you’re in Vietnam, it’s always a good idea to take some time out and explore some of its lesser known regions. Hanoi is a great place for this since its ancient ruins are like no other you’ll discover. Hanoi offers a wealth of historical sites, colorful markets and unique architecture.
Nang Tuo is the third-oldest city in Vietnam. It was previously called Nguyen Minh, which means ‘the old town’ but was renamed Nang Tuo in homage to its former name. Nang Tuo is home to some wonderful temples, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Golden temple, and the Sun Temple. Vietnam’s cuisine is worth mentioning here too, mainly in terms of its fresh vegetables and fruits. Nang Tuo’s seafood is excellent, particularly if you head to the south of town.
You can’t go wrong with a Vietnamese food experience. Hanoi is full of wonderful restaurants that serve both Vietnamese cuisine and Western influences. The best places to sample Vietnamese food include the Thanong Hotel (better known as the Hotel Thanong) in Hanoi, which serves the best Vietnamese food of any Vietnamese restaurant in the city. Other Vietnamese places to check out while on your Vietnam itinerary include the Ba Trong Cave, Long Bay, and Quang Ninh to name a few.