Vietnam is a beautiful land with so much history and culture as well as remarkable natural beauty. With the end of the pandemic, trips to the Southeast Asian region have become more frequent and more and more travellers each day land here. If you’re planning your next adventure to Vietnam, here are a few tips.
There’s an established tourist trail
Vietnam has several popular tourist destinations, including Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, and the Mekong Delta. Hue, seaside communities like Nha Trang and Mui Ne, and the mountains of the Sapa region are further destinations that are worthwhile. Check out spots like Bai Tu Long as well as Vietnam beach resorts and Phu Quoc Island, or Ha Giang if you want to venture a little off the beaten road.
The tourism infrastructure is good
Although Vietnam is not quite as developed (or, in some areas, overdeveloped) as the neighbouring country of Thailand, it nonetheless has all the essential tourist infrastructure. If you’re travelling alone, you can take a bus or train between most cities (though keep in mind that neither will be especially comfortable), and you can take a ride share to get around major cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Is it safe to visit here?
Vietnam is safe, as is the majority of Southeast Asia. Vietnam is generally a safe location to travel, even if you’re travelling alone. Of course, it’s absurd to generalize that a whole nation is either secure or unsafe. While pickpocketing and other forms of small-time theft are the main things to watch out for, violent crime is very uncommon. If you feel unsafe at all taking the bus or train, you can check with your hotel such as the Avani Quy Nhon Resort if they have cars or vehicles you can hire.
Interesting history and great food
The history of Vietnam also predates the Vietnam War by several years. Yes, there are many locations across the nation where you can engage in war tourism, but you can also discover a lot about Vietnam’s earlier past. In Hue, for instance, where the Imperial Citadel once resembled China’s Forbidden City and where you can still visit royal tombs, you may learn about Vietnam’s imperial history. Visit Hoi An to see what once served as one of Southeast Asia’s most significant trading hubs for exotic spices and fine ceramics.