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6 reasons to travel to Vietnam

Vietnam, the 'Land of the Rising Dragon' is surprisingly diverse. Mountain treks, ildyllic beaches, green rice fields, burgeoning towns and warm people in leaf hats - you'll fall under its spell during your trip to Vietnam.

Cultural heritage

Vietnam's rich, cultural heritage can be seen in Hue, the My Son Sanctuary and the ancient town of Hoi An, among others. Wherever you go, the Vietnamese will have tales to tell. Villas, pagodas, temples...they're all imbibed with local culture and traditional beliefs. 

Enjoying daily life

If you head off the beaten track in Vietnam, you'll have some wonderful experiences. You can use local agencies to organise amazing tours or venture out by yourself to villages where the welcoming Vietnamese will give you a taste of their everyday life. 

A motorbiking adventure

Whether you want to revisit your youth or try a scooter for the first time, Vietnam is the place to do so. A great way to explore Vietnam is on two wheels. Whether you're touring the Central Coast of Vietnam or on a northern mountain road trip, going by motorbike will plunge you into Vietnamese life.

Food too good to be true

Vietnamese cuisine is varied, healthy and delicious! You'll have all the time you need to eat - meal times in Vietnamese culture are important and convivial. Each region in Vietnam has its local delicacies so don't be afraid to try them all. Hue is one place where you'll eat really well. And, before you know it, you'll be an expert chopstick user.

Neverending smiles

The Vietnamese are a friendly people and you'll notice how much they smile. Smiling is part and parcel of their culture and one of the reasons why they make you feel so at home. They give off a real feel-good factor.

Breathtaking countryside

From Ha Long Bay to Mekong, Sapa's peaks to Phu Quoc's sandy beaches, the scenery is unspoiled and contrasting. Vietnam's landscape is so diverse you may think you're moving through different countries. 
Claire Guerin
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Updated 26 October 2018
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