The SmarterTravel website lists 9 advantages in terms of tourism so that Vietnam will be a new destination for the region.
Thailand has long been a popular destination for tourists thanks to its beautiful beaches, cheap hotels and delicious food. But Vietnam is gradually gaining ground thanks to cheaper options for visitors.
Vietnamese cuisine is known for its harmony of flavors from many cultures. For example, the bread comes from the baguette of France but is varied with traditional Vietnamese trimmings like grilled pate, pate, fried egg and a variety of fresh vegetables.
Vietnam has many followers of Buddhism. This makes vegetarian tourists very excited because they can find the fake meat dishes made with tofu in a lot of restaurants. There are also famous noodles, sticky rice, dumplings, many fresh salad dishes …
The “3 in 1”
Vietnam has over 3,000 km of coastline, making visitors feel that these are 3 different countries with 3 North, Central and South with their very own characteristics. There are three types of climate in the same time. In the mountains in the north may be snow, but in the South, the temperature is 30 degrees Celsius.
Each region in Vietnam also has its own scenic view, from majestic mountains and beaches in the North to the farms in the center of Vietnam and the southern delights.
You should learn a few basic sentences in your local language before traveling to a non-English speaking country. However, you do not have to worry too much, because in Vietnam a lot of people speak English.
In fact, English is taught in all public schools in Vietnam from grade 3. Local people are also very happy to talk to you in simple sentences like hello or thank you.
Vietnam is not afraid to talk about history. War Remnants Museum, Hoa Lo Prison, Cu Chi Tunnels … are places to bring visitors back to the past with famous battles. You will have a new perspective on war than what you have learned in school, and will see with your own eyes how the Vietnamese live in wartime.
Many beautiful scenery
Vietnam has 8 sites recognized by UNESCO as world heritage, including natural beauty such as Ha Long Bay, Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, or cultural sites such as Hoi An ancient town. My Son.
Vietnam has many places to discover, some new places were discovered such as Son Doong cave, the largest cave in the world to be discovered in 2012.
Vietnam is a very diverse country. If you go from the North to the South, each time after a few hours, you will feel like you have crossed an international border.
In fact, Vietnam is the most culturally diverse country in Southeast Asia, with more than 50 ethnic minorities speaking their own languages.