Foreign Media Recommends Unique Travel Experiences in Vietnam

Planning your next bucket list adventure? Check out these Vietnam travel experiences for inspiration!

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Dining in style (Photo: Zoey Nguyen)
Street food culture is among the wonderful reasons why Vietnam attracts many tourists. Photo: Zoey Nguyen

Good food, natural beauty, and a range of splendid heritage sites are among the eight compelling reasons why Vietnam should be on the travel list for tourists searching for their next holiday destination, as recently reported by the Telegraph India. With its unique cuisine, breathtaking scenery, and rich cultural heritage, Vietnam is a must-visit destination for any traveler looking to experience something new and exciting. From the vibrant city of Hanoi to the stunning beaches of Phu Quoc, Vietnam offers something for everyone. Whether you’re seeking adventure or relaxation, Vietnam is the perfect place to explore and create lasting memories. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get ready to explore the beauty and culture of Vietnam.

Vietnam is an ideal destination for travelers looking for an affordable vacation. With its lush landscapes, vibrant culture, and delicious cuisine, it offers something for everyone to enjoy. From the bustling cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to the tranquil beaches of Phu Quoc and Nha Trang, there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets. Plus, with a wide range of accommodation options, from luxury resorts to budget-friendly hostels, Vietnam is the perfect place to experience an unforgettable holiday.

As the Indian currency is much stronger than the Vietnamese currency, it has become much easier for Indian tourists to visit and stay in the country. Moreover, there are plenty of flights connecting cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh with India, making it simple for travelers to embark on their holiday.

Vietnam is renowned for its warm hospitality, and this year it is set to welcome an even greater number of Indian tourists. From its stunning limestone caves and majestic bays, to its unique street foods, illustrious historical sites and bustling shopping malls, Vietnam has something to offer for every visitor, as Telegraph India attests.

According to the media source, one of the many joys of exploring the country is that tourists can easily cross off everything on their itinerary at their own speed.

Foreign tourists visit Hanoi's Old Quarter. (Photo: VNA)
Foreign tourists visit Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Photo: VNA

A holiday to Vietnam won’t require travelers to have an overly packed itinerary. Instead, they can take a leisurely stroll or enjoy a rickshaw ride by the lake near the Old Quarter in Hanoi, grab a cup of Vietnamese iced coffee at any of the capital’s many cafes, or just sleep in till noon!

Meanwhile, Brekke Fletcher, a renowned writer for the world-renowned travel magazine Lonely Planet, has chosen Vietnam as a delectable destination to explore for the Elsewhere section. Immersing himself in the country’s vibrant culture, he hopes to uncover the unique flavors that make this country a culinary hotspot.

Fletcher spent nine days exploring the delectable and varied cuisine of different regions in Vietnam along with photographer Thanh Huynh. One of the things she had always wanted to do, but was too afraid to try, was to ride a scooter through the bustling streets of Hanoi in Vietnam.

For her, being anonymous and riding a Vespa in the middle of the bustling city was one of the most exhilarating experiences of her trip. As she sped through the city, she felt every second was sheer joy, surrounded by a million dramas and comedies unfolding on a million bicycles.

On her maiden night in Ho Chi Minh City, she hopped onto the back of a scooter and drove off to the bustling city center in search of the diverse flavors the market had to offer. From Chinese-style roasted duck to French baguettes, she tried it all.

Stopping at the floating market in Can Tho is the highlight of your trip to the Mekong Delta. (Photo: tcdulichtphcm.vn)
Stopping at the floating market in Can Tho is the highlight of your trip to the Mekong Delta. Photo: tcdulichtphcm.vn

The second option to explore is to delve deep into the majestic Mekong Delta. Fletcher ventured into Ben Tre province and embarked on a captivating small-boat tour through the Mekong Delta. During the tour, he visited an artisan workshop and enjoyed lunch with a local farming family.

Taking the slow train to Hue is an extraordinary experience, and can be considered one of the most beautiful rail journeys in Southeast Asia. As you travel along the coast, you will be able to take in the stunning rural views, and you may even have the opportunity to purchase snacks from vendors who board the train on its ride.

The next one is to spend the day and night on Lan Ha Bay. Fletcher said she cruised the glorious waters in the less-touristy area of Lan Ha Bay and took in stunning scenery. She then kayaked into a sea cave and enjoyed the stunning views while sipping cocktails as the sun set.

On the final evening, she chose to enjoy a meal with a Hanoian family and savor some Cha ca – a delightful freshwater fish marinated in a variety of aromatic spices that is a signature dish of the city – creating a remarkable experience for her.

Hannah Nguyen