Vietnam is becoming a very popular tourist destination. There are two main reasons why people include Vietnam in their itinerary: For budget-conscious tourists, Vietnam travel is a good choice, and when they arrive in Vietnam, they are welcomed by warm receptionists.
If you shop, the ticket to Vietnam is cheap. You can reach Ho Chi Minh City [known as Saigon in Vietnam in the south] from the US West Coast in less than 19 hours, including 1.5 hours of transit time.
Cheap domestic shipping! The open tour bus from Saigon to Hanoi costs less than $ 30.00 and you will see some of the most beautiful scenery imaginable. Don't want to take the bus? Provide comfortable trains and fast planes. A two-hour flight from Saigon to Hanoi costs about $ 100.
Tourist hotels are cheap and attractive. Staff were helpful and polite. You don't need to book to travel from town to town and you always find the right accommodation.
As mentioned earlier, the scenery is wonderful-misty mountains to lush green rice fields to sunny beaches. Vietnam has 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Halong Bay. Bring 2 cameras-you may wear one.
I left the best. Vietnamese cuisine is great. Most restaurants still get fresh fares from the local market every day. Fresh herbs, spices, vegetables and local meats provide you with delicious dishes. Seafood and chicken dishes as well as pork and beef are specialities. Vietnamese food is also light and delicious. Some influences from the East and France created the right mix of Western flavors.
Don't hesitate to include Vietnam in your travel plans. You will not regret it. And you won't forget.