In a true testament to how much the world can change in just 40 short years, one of the up-and-coming travel options of choice has become, in recent years, Vietnam Holidays. While the country was ravaged by war just a few short decades ago, through the unbeatable optimism and undeniable spirit of the Vietnamese people, the country has emerged from the turmoil of war, colonialism, and communism as one of the great vacation destinations of Southeast Asia. You will encounter another world when you visit Vietnam. Here are some things to do and see.
You may want to start your Vietnam Holidays in one of the bustling cities. The ancient city of Hanoi, which was established one thousand years ago in 1010. Hanoi is the center of the arts in Vietnam and the sights, sounds and tastes are sure to provide a feast for the senses. You can visit Ho Chi Minh city, which is still referred to as Saigon, for a look at the business world of the country as it embraces capitalism. Also, for yet another glimpse of Vietnamese city life, check out the city of Hue which is full of history that can help you learn more about the country. While in the cities, you can stay at a variety of hotels and take in the bustling city life.
Then, there is the countryside. A visit to Vietnam just would not be complete without travel through the quaint and rustic countryside. Villagers wearing traditional conical hats work in rice paddies and bicycle down the street. As a complete contrast to the cities, the countryside provides a glimpse of a simpler, rural life which often retains echoes of times gone by. Your Vietnam holidays will no doubt be enriched by the sights and sounds of the Vietnamese countryside.
In addition to the countryside, if you want to escape the city life, Vietnam boasts a plethora of beach destinations. Your Vietnam Holidays could be spent at an ultra-luxurious beach resort that takes advantage of all of the tropical beauty that Southeast Asia has to offer. No matter how you choose to spend your days in Vietnam, just one trip is rarely enough!