Le journal français choisit le Vietnam comme le voyage à longue distance le plus attrayant

Vietnam has been identified as an ideal destination for a long-distance trip this year, according to an article published by French daily newspaper Le Figaro, as reported by VOV.

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A view of Tam Coc in the Trang An Landscape Complex of Ninh Binh. Photo: VNA
A view of Tam Coc in the Trang An Landscape Complex of Ninh Binh. Photo: VNA

Le Figaro has highlighted that Vietnam is an ideal winter destination for French tourists, but springtime can offer a great alternative for those seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of peak season. This is because travelers can benefit from the quieter atmosphere and fewer crowds that come with visiting during this time. Plus, they can still enjoy all of the attractions and activities that the country has to offer.

Le Figaro also lauded Vietnam as an ideal destination to explore its natural beauty and indigenous cultures. With its diverse topography, the country offers numerous opportunities for adventure and cultural exploration.

The author recommended a 16-day journey across Vietnam, starting in the north and ending in the south, to take in the stunning sights of verdant rice paddies and gain a deeper understanding of the knitting and indigo-dying practices of the Dao and Mong ethnicities in Sa Pa, a renowned tourist hub in northern Vietnam.

The author also suggested that tourists should spend time visiting Tam Coc in the northern province of Ninh Binh, a site that boasts sparkling rice paddies and stunning rocky mountains and has been dubbed “Ha Long Bay on land”.

Tourists can take a tour of a fragrance chemist’s laboratory, or experience the local farming lifestyle on a farm owned and operated by local farmers.

During the journey to the ancient capital of Hue, a local chef can take visitors directly to the market and select ingredients for a cooking class.

Photo: Quy Nhon Tourist
With its rapid socio-economic development, the south central coastal province of Binh Dinh has become a significant economic hub of the region. Photo: Quy Nhon Tourist

Furthermore, the picturesque beaches in Quy Nhon or Tuy Hoa in the central region will be the next stop before ending the journey by discovering the bustling Ho Chi Minh City.

This year, tourists can explore a wide range of exciting destinations, from the bustling cities of Vietnam, Malaysia, India, and the Republic of Korea, to the stunning landscapes of Namibia, Ethiopia, South Africa, Costa Rica, the United States, and Iceland.

The renowned Canadian travel website, The Travel, has recently placed Vietnam in the top 5 of its list of the 10 most compelling destinations in Asia, according to Vietnam News Agency (VNA). Vietnam is now recognized as one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the region.

According to the magazine, Vietnam is one of the most peaceful countries in the world. It boasts a youthful and dynamic vitality that has seen it flourish, and there are countless majestic and stunning natural sights to be seen across its S-shaped lands. From its sprawling cities to its breathtaking countryside, Vietnam is truly a sight to behold.

French Newspaper Chooses Vietnam as Most Attractive Long-Distance Trip
Phong Nha-Ke Bang is listed among Asia’s most thrilling zip line experiences. Photo: Internet

The magazine mentioned limestone islands with unique shapes in Ha Long Bay, Phong Nha Cave in Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, and charming rivers in the Mekong Delta region, saying that these are just a few of the many tourist attractions in the Southeast Asian nation.

Vast rice paddies and iconic floating markets contribute to the appeal of this popular tourist destination in the region, according to reports.

Not only possessing stunning natural beauty, Vietnam also attracts tourists with its architectural works that bear the century-old historical and cultural imprints, it added.

Vietnam saw an increase of 2.69 million foreign arrivals in the first quarter of 2023, representing a whopping 29.7-fold surge compared to the same period in the previous year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

Hannah Nguyen