VOV.VN - Postcard-perfect shores featuring blazing sunshine and friendly locals, coupled with visitors able to travel at a cheap price, are among the reasons why Vancouveris Awesome travel website of Canada wrote that Vietnam is one of the most highly sought-after destination spots globally.
While the nation’s largest cities Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are located in the north and the south, the central region offers plenty of experiences that guests can’t find elsewhere.
Digital nomads from Vancouver tend to visit Da Nang in central Vietnam during the winter and it isn’t hard to see why, according to the piece’s author Elana Shepert.
With regards to the best time of year to visit the nation, many travelers enjoy visiting between March to April because there is less rainfall and temperatures tend to lean on the milder side.
Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, and Fansipan Mountain are among the must-see sightseeing spots in Vietnam. Hanoi has been dubbed as Vietnam’s art capital as it provides a chance for travelers to discover historic temples, sample street food, and visit an art gallery.
The city also affords plenty of opportunities to learn more about the culture or unwind with a cocktail on a posh rooftop patio or enjoy a beer (bia hoi) at a laid-back backpacker bar.
Considered the country’s most popular tourist attraction, cruises through Ha Long Bay include mesmerising vistas of over 1,500 islands and islets with limestone pillars rising up majestically from the ocean, with the majority of them being uninhabited spots and untouched by human presence.
It is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to a couple of threatened species that are endemic to the area, meaning they can’t be found anywhere else on Earth.
Fansipan Mountain, the country’s highest peak is home to some of the most coveted views in Southeast Asia. Sitting at over 10,000 feet above sea level, a journey through the temples on the summit offers more than eye-catching fodder for social media.
The nation is also one of the most budget-friendly choices travelers can make, Shepert wrote.
While there are some pricier places to stay and dine, frugal travelers can expect to pay about US$30 a day, including meals, hostel accommodation, and transportation. Indeed, mouth-watering bowls of pho can cost as little as the equivalent of CAD2.
Since the country is so affordable, guests may want to splurge for luxury, such as staying in a five-star resort in Ho Chi Minh like Vinpearl Landmark 81 or Autograph Collection for as little as US$100 a night.
Elsewhere, there are still some well-known brands charging a pretty penny in the southern city. For example, the Park Hyatt Hotel Saigon's prices start at around US$350, the article shared.