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5 reasons to travel to Vietnam

edited December 2008 in - Vietnam
Most people think of Vietnam as a war. But the old history has all gone. Now peace and safety resides. It's opening to the world as a friendly and exotic place on earth to be.

So why don't you think of coming. I'll name some of the reasons why you should:

1. It's a new place. It's not touristy like in Thailand and many places you go, people go stunned by your appearance.

2. It's safe and friendly. The majority of people in Vietnam are farmers. Pure farmers. Many of them have never learnt of much apart from the village they were born in. Naturally, they're almost all friendly safe to be around. Moreover, the communist government does a good job in ensuring securities all over the country. Nothing of a crime has happened to tourists anymore for the last a decade.

3. Its has lots to see: A thin country stretching for thousands of Km from North to South. It has beautiful mountain with colorful hill tribes. It has highlands with their everlasting rudimentary traditions. It has beaches and many of those are considered best in the world but still, they're not touristy. Sound cool enough?

4. It's cheap. If you want to, then 1 dollar could buy you a basic lunch or dinner. Wandering around and you want to find somewhere to sit and drink? Mostly you don't have to pay more than one dollar for it.

5. Is travel here convenient? Sure, many companies operate the open bus (good quality in general) and they run almost to every capital cities in the country. Moving around is very easy.


  • edited December 2008
    I happen to agree with all the points. It is a great country to visit, and much less commercialised and more interesting than Thailand.
  • edited January 2009
    Vietnam just starting tourism , professionally, in about 10 years.
    yet Vietnam is new destination and a great place to explore that included 5 heritage sites in this small size country
    Halong bay : World Heritage adn top ten of World natural Wonder Candidate
    Hue Imperial citadel : world Heritage site
    Hoi An: world Heritage site
    My Son ruin Temples: world Heritage site
    Phong Nha Cave: world Heritage site
  • edited 3:48AM
    When to travel to Vietnam?
    Good time to travel in Vietnam is from September to June. However, Vietnam has three different regions – the North, the Central and the South – each with different weather patterns and different rainy seasons. This means that there is neither a best time nor a worst time to visit Vietnam. Hot summer or cold winter is not that a big deal. Beaches such as Halong bay, Hoi an, Nha trang, Mui ne - Phan thiet, Phu quoc are always available. Sapa and Dalat highland offer great places for cool temperature. You can find your favourite kind of weather all year round!
    Contact at [email protected] for full information before you come.
  • edited 3:48AM
    As an Australian,I have travelled and seen many places, came to Vietnam about 18 months ago,purely a business trip.
    Came back again 7 months ago and never looked back. I am now living in Vietnam as I think it is one of the most beatiful Countries in the World. No matter what your backgound may be, Vietnam is a beautiful,safest palce in the world.If you are contemplating about coming to Vietnam..Don't Just come and see for yourself.You will never regret it.
  • edited 3:48AM
    Top 9 big tourism and culture events for Vietnam in 2010

    1. National Tourism Year 2010: named “Thang Long – Hanoi: 1000-year convergence”, the event will be associated with activities of 1000th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi.

    2. Dalat Flower Festival: take place in Dalat City from January 1 to 4, 2010 with theme “Dalat – the kiNngdom of flowers”.

    3. Coconut Festival: organized in Ben Tre Province from January 15 to 21, 2010.

    4. “Return the Roots” tourism programme: co-hosted by Phu Tho, Lao Cai and Yen Bai provinces from February to October, 2010.

    5. Danang Fireworks Festival: take place in Danang City from March 27 to 29, 2010.

    6. Hung Temple Festival: organized in 10 days from April 14 to 23, 2010 (from the 1st day to the 10th day of the 3rd lunar month) in Phu Tho Province and several other provinces and cities.

    7. Ha Long Tourism Festival: from April 29 to May 2, 2010 in Bai Chay Tourism Area and Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province.

    8. Hue Festival is scheduled to take place in Hue City from June 5 to 13, 2010 with theme “Cultural Heritage with Integration and Development”.

    9. 1000th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi: organized in 10 days from October 1 to 10, 2010 in Hanoi Capital.

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    Just come! In Vietnam you can eat dog meat, snake wine, lizard wine... Delicious!
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    This really is a fabulous country, filled with stunning landscapes, welcoming people and a treasure trove of pungent herbs and secret spices. Halong Bay is a visually spectacular place, the 3000 or more incredible islands that rise from the emerald waters are dotted with beaches, grottoes and sparsely forested slopes. Words alone cannot do justice to this inspiring World Heritage site.
  • edited 3:48AM
    This is an excellent list for Vietnam.

    This is a very funny and silly but enjoyable list for reasons to travel.

    Take a gander!
  • edited 3:48AM
    Good list. Thanks for sharing!
  • edited 3:48AM
    i wanted to visit Vietnam on the summer it is better
  • edited May 2013
    Why Vietnam 01: Breathtaking landscape

    If you opt to discover the hidden charm of Vietnam, you will be surprised by the intense beauty of some top-listed World Heritage Sites, namely Ha Long Bay, Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, Hoi An Ancient Streets, and Cham Island. The 1600 islands and islets in Ha Long Bay form a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. If you are a photographer or a nature lover, you will rack up piles of satisfying pictures of different subjects. Some of the non-heritage sites will astonish you even more. Dalat is picturesque with many French style villas; Sapa is misty and romantic just like a girl waking up in the morning; and Vietnam’s long coastline brings seemingly endless scenic sea views, leisurely and private sunbathing, or a simple stroll along the beach.

    Why Vietnam 02: Friendly and hospitable people

    Most clients travelling with Haivenu send feedback on their trip experience highlighting their deep impression of the friendliness and hospitality of Vietnamese people. According to travellers, Vietnam really has a precious treasure: its people. You are welcomed warmly by local people from North to South, whether or not you are familiar with them. Ethnic minority people in Sapa especially always consider you as a friend, even if you are on your first visit to their home with a local guide. People in Hue are royal-like in attitude but welcoming, while those in Hoi An are known as honest. Local farmers in the Mekong Delta always welcome you to their families with enthusiastic smiles.

    Why Vietnam 03: Affordability

    There is almost a place for every budget if you travel to Vietnam. Many budget travellers choose Vietnam on their list of destinations. There are plenty of hostels and guest houses in most cities at prices below 30 US$/room/night. And even high end adventure travellers often enjoy experiencing the local street food, which is both delicious and cheaper than in many other countries. In fact, although Vietnam is suffering from high inflation, with prices rising monthly, it is still a more affordable destination than many other nations.

    Why Vietnam 04: Memorable travel experience

    A unique travel experience has to suit your tastes. Are you looking for an off-the-beaten-path experience? You want to be like local people? Trek to ethnic minority villages around Sapa to photo the terraced fields, experience a homestay here and enjoy the mountain atmosphere and lifestyle. Watch the sunrise or sunset while cruising the Thu Bon River in Hoi An. Paddle your kayak on Ha Long Bay to feel the magnificent beauty of thousands of islands and islets. Beyond the scenery and people, the excellent services available here will add more pages to your trip diary.

    Why Vietnam 05: Tasty and exquisite cuisine

    Pho noodles, spring rolls and bun cha might be familiar to you, as they may be available in your country. But Vietnamese food goes beyond that and varies by region with different types of fresh vegetables, meat, poultry and seafood. Culinary adventurers are fond of exploring the foods available on the street, whereas high end customers often take meals in luxury colonial restaurants. Honeymooners are inspired by dinners in the caves, tasting delicious menus at candlelit tables. Many travellers have decided to return to Ha Long Bay simply due to the excellent and memorable seafood served onboard the traditional junks. Thus, why don’t you visit Vietnam this time not only to see, do, and touch, but also to smell, taste and memorize?

    There may be more reasons, but the 5 above are sufficient to make sure you turn your dream vacation into reality. Haivenu is a leading tailor made tour operator that enables you to experience Vietnam in a safe, unique and memorable way with completely customized itineraries and reliable services. Don’t wait a minute longer to travel with us!
  • Hi Femaleduck,
    I love your reason to visit Vietnam: cheap price. Yes, it is definitely that Vietnam is one of the best destinations that provides visitor the cheapest tourist price, specially Hanoi- capital of the country.
    Only with 1 dollar you can have a delicous breakfast with our Bun Cha, Pho...more and more street foods :)
  • 5 reasons to travel to Vietnam are:
    1. The Climate of Vietnam: Would you like to take a swim on a beach of white sand and crystal-clear in the month of December while you eat mosquitoes and jellyfish? Vietnam is your destination.
    2. Security: In few countries, you have so much sense of security, trust and above all, the absence of any kind of problem or incident. The Vietnamese village is very peaceful and above all, much respected foreign tourists.
    3. The People of Vietnam: The Vietnamese people is friendly, open and very cheerful. Look where you look you will find smiles.
    4. The Vietnamese Culture:Vietnamese culture is so widespread and often we do not realize the little symbols of their culture that is uniquely associated with Vietnam.
    5. Shopping: Asia is the factory of the world. In Vietnam will buy and buy lots of things, spending a quarter of the money that you spend in Europe or in America.
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