Easily to describe Vietnam step by step, It lies vertically from North down to South, with a long beautiful beach. In my view, that is a lucky country. No many countries in Asia have enough all seasons and type of weather, geography like Vietnam, and you can find familiar things but new fresh here. I can introduce traveling famous places which I have been there in my journey in Vietnam. Travel Vietnam is the greatest experiences in my nomad life. It's really become my 2nd home.
Sapa is the first. If one is looking for a unique place that cannot be found anywhere else in Vietnam, Sapa is just the right choice. Though Vietnam is known for its beach landscape with luxury resort, the mountainous area is no less charming. In middle of winter, Sapa is cold, and snow come down here (imagine there is snow in a South East Asia tropical country).
Resides at an elevation of 1,600 meters above the sea level, Sapa is a mountainous district in the northwest of Vietnam, located about 38 km from Lao Cai City and 376 km from Ha Noi – the capital city of Vietnam.
Sapa is not a place to look at on pictures – once you come, you will see how reality is even more picturesque than the polished photos.
There is Vietnam's highest moutain near Sapa name Fansipan - the roof of Indochina, it's 5km as the crow flies from Sapa but an arduous three-to five day round trip on foot.
Ha Long Bay (or Halong Bay), in northeast Vietnam, is known for its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands topped by rainforests. Sea kayak tour expeditions take visitors past islands named for their shapes. The region draws scuba divers, rock climbers and hikers, the latter favoring mountainous Cat Ba National Park. Specially, cruise is a best way to see sights and have attractive activities. When you want a Vietnam Cruise tour, there is only best choice is cruise in Ha Long Bay.
Hue is the old capital of Vietnam under Nguyen dynasty. With a Hue city tour, you can feel Hue is romantic and tranquil, this deeply evocative capital of the Nguyen emperors still resonates with the glories of imperial Vietnam, even though many of its buildings were destroyed during the Vietnam War. Hue owes its charm partly to its location on the Perfume River – picturesque on a clear day, atmospheric even in less flattering weather. Today the city blends new and old as sleek modern hotels tower over crumbling century-old Citadel walls.
There is a famous ancient town near Da Nang, It's Hoian. Hoian is the important port connect Vietnam with outside world in feudal era.
The ghosts of the past witnessed a city in turmoil, but now the real beauty of the former Saigon’s urban collage is the seamless blending of these two worlds into one exciting mass.
Things are very cheap (beer, food,...). Vietnam in general and Hanoi in particular will be the place I want to stay long time.
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