A country with enchanting natural beauty and tranquil village life, Vietnam is known all over the world as one of the outstanding travel destinations. Situated in Southeast Asia, this ‘S’ shaped country remains abuzz with tourists throughout the year. More than 3.77 million tourists tour Vietnam every year. With China in the north and Laos and Cambodia in the west, Vietnam is a perfect blend of ancient cultures in modern colours. Vietnam is blessed with enthralling highlands and rainforest regions. Its islands and beaches are the finest in Southeast Asia region. Vietnam is a booming economy. According to the BBC report of 7 April 2011, Vietnam inches to be a developed country by 2020.
Vietnam has three distinct areas: south, central and north. All the three regions have a plethora of picturesque tourist spots. South region is known for Mekong River and its fertile delta. High temperature plateaus studded with spectacular beaches, dunes and lagoons are to be found in central region. These plateaus are also rich in volcanic soil. The ancient imperial city of Hue is also located in the very centre of central region. The north region is characterized by majestic alpine peaks, the plains of Vinh Yen and Yen Cao Bang, the Red River Delta, historical Hanoi, and charming Halong Bay.
Vietnam is full of fun and excitement. Throughout the tour, visitors engage themselves in various entertaining activities. Here is a list of activities and fun things to do in Vietnam:
Boat Trips: It is mainly done in the Mekong Delta. Boat trip is a family activity to engage in.
Cycling: In order to view the natural beauty of Vietnam closely, cycling is the best option. Most of the foreign tourists prefer cycling to see different parts of Vietnam.
Elephant Riding is another exciting activity done in Vietnam. Dalat at Tuyen lake is the main spot for this type of enjoyment.
Horse Riding: Vietnam is blessed with a special horse breed known as Vietnamese Hmong Horse. Visitors enjoy a royal ride on these horses.
Kayaking can be done throughout the length and breadth of Vietnam. The best among them is the picturesque Halong Bay area.
Swimming: This activity is enjoyed in every part of Vietnam. In Vietnam, swimming is mainly done in Public swimming pools, beaches, lakes, streams, etc.
The wide variety of quality products coupled with their economical prices entice visitors to try their hands at shopping. All you need is to hire a good guide so that to know different rates of different markets. The famous market of Vietnam is Dong Xuan, located in the city of Hanoi. The national dress ‘ao dai’, Embroidery clothes, silken clothes, and many other textiles, are mainly found in this market. Markets are also abuzz with street food stalls. Vietnam is known for its delicious and mouth watering cuisines.However, at the same time, Vietnamese are extremely modest about their dishes. They are spicy, delectable and appetizing. Accommodation is no problem in Vietnam. Tourists have just to ring a good hotel and they take full care of your accommodation. Hotels in Vietnam are grand in style and spacious Vietnamese are highly hospitable and generally good in nature. Buddhism is the largest followed faith in Vietnam. Wonderful scenery, hospitable people, pristine waters and sun kissed beaches call out to every tourist to visit this beautiful land.