Vietnam

Unique in its history and its desire to regain independence, Vietnam is now an extremely famous for tourists and become one of most preferred destinations in the south east Asia.Vietnam (or Vietnam , or Vietnam , or Vietnam) is located at the Indochina peninsula , bordering Cambodia, Laos in the west and China to the north (Check Vietnam Map ). The most famous sites ares the Mekong Delta and Halong Bay. However, it seems inconceivable to deny the majesty of the mountainous region of northern Vietnam, particularly Sapa, or the island of Phu Quoc, off the coast of the Mekong Delta.

Central Coast

These foreign influences, some imposed , as well as the multi-ethnic character of the Vietnamese people give the country a culture both mixed and singular . The result of this mixture is intended therefore original . It is characterized by a respect for the traditions and religions. Its cuisine is one of the finest and fragrant in Southeast Asia.

Finally, since its reunification in 1975 , Vietnam is constantly evolving . The country is modernizing , prosperous gradually but remains restrained by communism. Similarly, there is a gap between the torpor of mountainous northern and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City.And it goes hand in hand with its dynamism , Vietnam is also open to the world . Tourism develops there without reaching the heights. Also , the country still shows a certain authenticity . There is something rustic in Vietnam, this is probably due to the small number of large cities.In short , Vietnam is not limited to its rice fields, conical hats or its remnants of war ( also not visible ) . Tonkin (North ) to Cochin ( South ) through Annam ( Hue ) , there is much to discover in this country.

From mandarin road that crosses the country from north to south , you can see the sea and the white sand beaches . Mountainous and forested landscapes , karst rocks scenery , exceptional site of Halong Bay with more than 3000 islands emerging from the Gulf of Tonkin, the vast mangrove in the Mekong Delta , Vietnam deploys from north to south beautiful scenery. It’s ideal place to enjoy a tour for relaxation and a adventure land for Vietnam trekkingtour in the middle of jungle, see our lastest article about Vietnam How to travel like a superstar in Vietnam… on a budget.

Vietnam is rich in a very long history that has provided architectural wonders inherited from antiquity and provides a high fashioned multiple legacies that have been reinterpreted in a unique fusion. Marked by large tears of the world in the twentieth century , Vietnam is the country’s memory , where battlefields devastated by unprecedented violence , memory and recollection demand today .

Visit Vietnam today , it’s an unique experience : A very old world must deal with new constraints. However, the country remains true to himself, without losing nothing of its inner rhythm .

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How to travel like a boss on a budget in Vietnam

Have you ever wished that you could live the lifestyle of the rich and famous? Being able to visit the most sumptuous locales and enjoy the best facilities the Vietnam has to offer?

How to travel on a budget in Vietnam

How to travel on a budget in Vietnam

Well, pretty much everyone wishes they could be Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie for a day, but unfortunately, most of us don’t have the means to enjoy the jet set lifestyle. However, there are some ways that you enjoy a superstar holiday in Vietnam, but at a fraction of the price.

Most people associate private jets and charter flights with superstars and the jet set lifestyle. But did you know that it was actually possible for people like you and me to enjoy the benefits of a private flight at a reasonable cost? Prices on charter flights may vary between 800$ and 5000$ per hour, so depending on the quality and distance of the flight, it might actually be a good deal.

The secret is to book as a group instead of an individual. At the end of the day, if you live on the west coast and you wish to book a charter flight to a popular destination like Hanoi or Hochiminh City per instance, you could save tons of money if you book a group of 10 and more for the flight.

Since it is not a long distance and that you’ll be dividing the cost 10 ways, you could actually end up paying less than a regular flight without having to go through all the inconveniences of commercial airlines. That means no noisy passengers, no kids, and complete freedom and privacy for you and your group.

Here’s a nice tip to save money on your next flight and bypass baggage claim all together.  Lots of people make the mistake of bringing too much luggage with them. That makes the screening process that much more exhausting and inconvenient. But did you know that if you limit your luggage to one carry one bag only, you can save money on the checked baggage fee which will allow you to spend more on your trip?

Remember, the internet is your friend when it comes to finding hot deals on various amenities. A lot of people think that sites like voyagevietnam.co or Priceline are a waste of time and that you’ll end up in a subpar room in the middle of nowhere. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. You can sometimes find gems on these sites, so don’t overlook them next time you’re booking a flight or hotel room.

Superstar travels on a budget are possible if you know how to go about it. Consider booking a charter flight with a group of your friends, visit local travel agency site such as voyage vietnam to find deals and pack light if you want to save on baggage claim. This way, you should be able to enjoy 5 star travel in Vietnam with 3 star money.

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What to prepare for a travel in Vietnam during the Tet ( new Year festival )

If you wish to travel to Vietnam during Tet, there are a big change from the other times of the year. The country is idling due to the Tet holidays that last one or two weeks, this can obviously affect the way to travel in this country.  For Vietnamese, it’s the biggest holiday of the year and the majority returned to their families – What can you expect during this occasion n Vietnam ?

1) THE CLOSED SHOP

Yes, you will encounter that all  shops are closed  while traveling though this periode in big cities – You can not make shopping any where during 3 first days of New Year ! But it’s not the biggest difficulty that you have –  there is nothing to eat ( alot of restaurants are closed )  during the Tet holiday. So prepare some things before these days

2) TRANSPORT

It’s crowded !. Many Vietnamese are returning home during this period and join local families. In Tet days, less traffic in big cities,.

3) VISAS

Plan well in advance before your trip a vietnam visa on arrival . Visas on arrival at the airport can be a bit longer to get over this period.

4) HIGH PRICES

Prices are a bit higher than normal days. Can be twice or even 5 times more expensive ! It will not surprising any one in Vietnam as it’s usual –  But as you are tourist, it’s good to know that before. It’s also harder to negotiate during Tet. ( local people dont negociate during the Tet )

5) HOTELS

Like transport, hotels are full. Book in advance .

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Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) is located on the banks of the Saigon River. Throned near the Mekong Delta, this city is the metropolis of the country. The architecture and lifestyle of Ho Chi Minh City is the reconciliation between the French and American influence, with many points of modernity without losing the historical features of the Vietnamese people.

The Reunification Palace is definitely a good place to visit for its importance of the Vietnam War If the building does not impress you enough, rest assured that museums are abound and admission fees are generally low. These are the most popular places in the eyes of visitors: Ho Chi Minh Museum, Revolution Museum, and Museum of Vietnamese History.

If you are tired of talking about the past and want to know more now, perhaps District 1 the best way to discover a vibrant and booming economy . Streets and boulevards are lined with tall conifers and you can easily walk around with a map. Here you will see men on foot and dressed like those of Wall Street, in the midst of women wearing conical hats and drink in the street. There are some notable sites such as the position of the city, the Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Ben Thanh Market.

It might be a relief to know that some of Ho Chi Minh City is also considered as the best place in Vietnam for entertainment. The three major theme parks: Dam Sen, Suoi Tien , Dai Nam are the three complexes with zoos, landscapes, water, and water features – well equipped for a family trip. There is no Disneyland in Vietnam, but these complexes do their job: they replace Andersen stories of fairy tales with the popular Vietnamese tales. You play and have fun while learning about a different culture and traditions.

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If Ho Chi Minh has things to win the rivalry against Hanoi is the colorful nightlife. The bars are open late and vary in style. Adding to that, Ho Chi Minh City has many tea houses which hosts live music performances of Vietnamese and international artists. For a change, you can also go local for a night or two, hop into one of the street food stalls, order a drink and toasted peanuts and talk until midnight.

With his back on a vast plain that stretches west across Cambodia, with the rich Mekong Delta at his feet, Ho Chi Minh City is located in a majestic giant shift in the Sai Gon River.

Bulging with a population of nearly seven million, Ho Chi Minh City is the largest and most exciting city in Vietnam. While Hanoi is the center of government, Ho Chi Minh City is the economic heart of the nation. Money is a constant idea in the minds of all. Taxi drivers can recite the latest regulations of the joint venture, and even shirt makers remain in contact with their foreign customers by email. Time is precious, and people are in a hurry, although conversation often takes a small town tone as bakers and bankers compare their ‘information’ ‘inside’ the café terraces. .

The best way to see everything Ho Chi Minh City is to walk. Most major sights are in District 1, which is quite compact and easy to maneuver. Taxis are metered and very cheap. You can get around the city for about $ 2 or $ 3. Motorcycle taxis (xe om) are even cheaper. The “xich lo” (pedicab) carry one passenger at a time. They are slow and somewhat uncomfortable, even more intimate and charming to discover the rhythm of modern Ho Chi Minh City. Unfortunately, they are gradually ousted central Saigon by traffic.

Visa for Vietnam

Most nationalities need a visa to visit Ho Chi Minh City, read the page Visa Vietnam à l’arrivée – Vietnam visa on arrival for more information. An increasingly popular alternative is to get a visa on arrival, which is convenient for those who live far from an embassy or do not have time to send their passport by mail.All travel to this enigmatic city is rewarding and can not be ignored. Staying long enough, it may eventually reveal its mysteries.

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