Although Vietnam’s entry into the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPP) is still in the negotiation process, Vietnamese textile and garment enterprises have devised plans to prepare for their participation into this new potential but also challenging organisation.
Home to an extensive collection of historical and cultural attractions, Vietnam is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating countries in Southeast Asia. Nature enthusiasts can also find plenty of sightseeing opportunities throughout their holiday, ranging from pristine beaches and untouched islets to towering mountains and tropical forests housing thousands of rare wildlife species. There’s even a Sahara-like desert landscape where you can enjoy thrilling activities such as sandboarding and quad biking. For those looking to experience the local lifestyle, Vietnam has hill-tribes and rice farmers along the north mountain ranges, while fisherman villages are scattered throughout the middle and southern regions of the country. We’ve compiled a list of the 10 most amazing landscapes in Vietnam, each of which offer truly unique photo opportunities and experiences for the adventurous at heart.
Beaches in Vietnam are popular spots of tourists and locals looking to escape the bustling city life. Travellers will find that no two beaches are the same, ranging from bustling Tran Phu Beach, for tourists looking to stay in the centre of all the action, to the more remote Qui Nhon, that’s popular among adventurous travellers. Aside from over 3,000 km of soft sands and clear waters, Vietnam also has plenty of secluded coves and islets fit for snorkelling, island-hopping and scuba diving. Read on for our comprehensive guide to Vietnam’s most popular beaches. Getting to some of these locales may be a challenge, depending on your location, but the combination of tranquil atmosphere and breathtaking views of these beaches are well worth the effort.
Da Nang is endowed by nature with not only a blue sea, white sand and golden sun but also the charming and wild Son Tra peninsula. Located just 10 km from the center of Da Nang, Son Tra is the only peninsula in Vietnam that has a natural forest ecosystem associated with the sea. The Government has planned the peninsula to become a nature reserve and national tourist complex which is developed toward sustainability, maintaining defense and security and conserving biodiversity and the environment.
The best attractions in Nha Trang are set against a stunning backdrop of white sandy beaches, verdant mountains, and untouched islands. Great for history buffs, Nha Trang is home to remnants of the Champa Kingdom, Buddhist temples, and gothic-style Catholic churches while natural hot springs, salt fields, and unique waterfalls offer a myriad of sightseeing and recreational activities. While it’s fairly easy to explore this popular Vietnam district on foot, bicycle, and motorcycle, there are numerous tour operators within Nha Trang city centre that organise day excursions to Nha Trang’s most popular attractions. Read on to discover the places that you should not leave off your travel itinerary.
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