Tour Around Vietnam’s Most Beautiful Offerings

In Ho Chi Mihn City you can visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, some of which, humorously, have been made wider and taller for tourists. The tunnels are part of a greater network of tunnels beneath much of the tunnels, which were used during the Vietnam War. The War Remnants museum is in Ho Chi Mihn City, providing some historical context relating to the Vietnam War. Also worth a visit is Ben Thanh Market, one of the earliest surviving Saigon structures.

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In the coastal city of Nha Trang you can go snorkelling as well as (or instead of) scuba diving or just enjoy the spectacular long sandy beach for a while. There are also wonderful hot springs and mud baths to enjoy in Nha Trang, especially useful if the weather takes a turn for the worse during your stay.

Chua Mot Cot
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The famous port of Hoi An is centuries old. The Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It features a Japanese bridge, which is the only known covered bridge of its kind. There is also a house that has been beautifully restored. The hostess will offer you a selection of teas when you visit. There are many charming French colonial buildings here too. Hand-crafted colourful lanterns hover over some streets. Hoi An is also well known for its made to measure clothes. There are many tailors who can create garments for you within days. Have some clothes made while you visit the beach by motorbike.

Hanoi Temple of Litterature
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In Hue, you can visit the Imperial Tombs by motorbike and even expand the trip to a countryside tour. Hue is situated on the banks of the Perfume River, called after the flowers that fall into it in the Autumn, giving it an exotic scent. While in Hue, take a tour on one of the brightly coloured, intricately carved boats. The boat will stop at a pagoda and temples along the way and you’ll see lush green forest covering the hills and fishermen with conical hats, sheltering them from the sun.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum 2006
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Before Hanoi take a trip around Halong Bay. Halong Bay is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. The bay has thousands of limestone karsts rising from its waters. There are some intricate caves hollowing out some of the karsts and some of the islets support floating villages of fishermen who live on their catches.

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In Hanoi queue up early in the morning to visit the embalmed body of former president Ho Chi Mihn and gaze at the stilt house there, which rises above water filled with lotus flowers. In the evening choose one of the many excellent restaurants here before heading to a Vietnamese water puppetry show. Workers in the rice paddies of Vietnam would create puppet shows above the water for the locals in times of flooding in the past and the art is masterfully transferred to a theatre setting here.Tour Around Vietnam’s Most Beautiful Offerings

There are many wonderful Vietnam tours to take in this spectacular country of lush green rice paddies, wide rivers and ornate pagodas.

In Ho Chi Mihn City you can visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, some of which, humorously, have been made wider and taller for tourists. The tunnels are part of a greater network of tunnels beneath much of the tunnels, which were used during the Vietnam War. The War Remnants museum is in Ho Chi Mihn City, providing some historical context relating to the Vietnam War. Also worth a visit is Ben Thanh Market, one of the earliest surviving Saigon structures.

In the coastal city of Nha Trang you can go snorkelling as well as (or instead of) scuba diving or just enjoy the spectacular long sandy beach for a while. There are also wonderful hot springs and mud baths to enjoy in Nha Trang, especially useful if the weather takes a turn for the worse during your stay.

The famous port of Hoi An is centuries old. The Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It features a Japanese bridge, which is the only known covered bridge of its kind. There is also a house that has been beautifully restored. The hostess will offer you a selection of teas when you visit. There are many charming French colonial buildings here too. Hand-crafted colourful lanterns hover over some streets. Hoi An is also well known for its made to measure clothes. There are many tailors who can create garments for you within days. Have some clothes made while you visit the beach by motorbike.

In Hue, you can visit the Imperial Tombs by motorbike and even expand the trip to a countryside tour. Hue is situated on the banks of the Perfume River, called after the flowers that fall into it in the Autumn, giving it an exotic scent. While in Hue, take a tour on one of the brightly coloured, intricately carved boats. The boat will stop at a pagoda and temples along the way and you’ll see lush green forest covering the hills and fishermen with conical hats, sheltering them from the sun.

Before Hanoi take a trip around Halong Bay. Halong Bay is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. The bay has thousands of limestone karsts rising from its waters. There are some intricate caves hollowing out some of the karsts and some of the islets support floating villages of fishermen who live on their catches.

In Hanoi queue up early in the morning to visit the embalmed body of former president Ho Chi Mihn and gaze at the stilt house there, which rises above water filled with lotus flowers. In the evening choose one of the many excellent restaurants here before heading to a Vietnamese water puppetry show. Workers in the rice paddies of Vietnam would create puppet shows above the water for the locals in times of flooding in the past and the art is masterfully transferred to a theatre setting here.

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