In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a bit obsessed with food so naturally, I was in foodie heaven while traveling around this country. With so many professional chefs like Anthony Bourdain and even the President of the US, Barack Obama try out popular signature dishes in Vietnam, here is my take of the what to eat in Vietnam.
Being that Vietnam is such a big and diverse country, there are heaps of incredible things to do, making it a one-stop shop country for both culture and adventure. To help you out, here’s a list of things to do in Vietnam so you don’t miss out on anything epic.
Having approximately 400 small and large islands, mysteriously covered with green trees and vegetation, Lan Ha Bay features a peaceful beauty of all Halong Bay attractions. Limestone makes up a huge part for the small islets in this bay. If you are a person who loves marine sports, then Lan Ha Bay is your ideal choice. The calm water here is suitable for kayaking and swimming, especially around Cu islet, Sen Islet, and Money Islet. Stalactite caves like Do Cung (Dõ Cùng), Ham Rong (Hàm Rồng) or beaches at Cat Dua (Cát Dứa) beach, Tung Gau (Tùng Gấu) Cave, are some of the natural Halong Bay attractions, in general, and Lan Ha Bay attractions, in particular.
In regard to Halong Bay attractions, Bo Hon Island is absolutely worth visiting, which has not only wonderful landscapes but also one of the biggest island chains with a number of Halong Bay famous caves, such as Luon Cave (Hang Luồn), Sung Sot cave (Hang Sửng Sốt), Trong Cave (Hang Trống), Tien Cave (Hang Tiên) Trinh Nu Cave (Hang Trinh Nữ). Those caves are well-known places for travelers whenever they want to discover Halong Bay.
About 25 km from Bai Chay Wharf, Cong Do is in Bai Tu Long Bay, on the south east side of Halong Bay. This area is recognized as the World Heritage, covering over 23 square meters with the highest peak of about 172m. This island features with various lagoons, which are the residence of a lot of species of sea-life, like crab, fish, shrimp, aquatic plants. There is a wonderful wide coral reef displaying great colors. The coral reef ecosystem of Cong Do Island is over 300 meters in width and 700 meters in length. It is well preserved nearly undamaged.
Belonged to Minh Chau (Minh Châu) communes of the Van Don (Vân Đồn) district, Ba Mun Island, one of the natural Halong Bay attractions, lies parallel to Quan Lan (Quan Lạn) Island. This island is also called as High Island Block, which is approximately 15 km from the sea shore. Covering an area of 1800 hectares with over 20 km in length, stretch from east to west, this island is narrow in width.
Situated in Halong Bay’s southeast, Dau Be island is estimated about 500m to the east of Hang Trai Island, about 28km away from Bai Chay Cruise Port. This island covers the area of nearly 23000 m2 with the highest peak of about 139 meters. One of the noticeable point about this island that the steep island cliffs stand like the walls helping shield the island from the waves coming from the east into the Gulf.
The first one when it comes to Halong Bay attractions is Cong Tay Island. Located in Bai Tu Long (Bái Tử Long) Bay, Cong Tay Island is a part of the tour around Ngoc Vung (Ngọc Vừng) Island, which is approximately 40km away from Bai Chay (Bãi Cháy) Cruise Port. Cruises and ships normally run from Cam Pha (Cẩm Phả) to this island in nearly 90 minutes, and 30 minutes by speedboat.
Visiting Danang city, swimming is an indispensable activitiy. Danang East Coast beaches are great tourist destinations where you can swim into blue waters and experience extremely interesting water sports and games.
Museum of Cham Sculpture is the largest exhibition museum in Viet nam. This museum was built by the French in Gothic style with total area of 6,700 sqm and 2,000 sqm of display area. The museum specializes in collection, storage and presents of sculptural relics of Cham Kingdom with a total of 500 samples.
Ba Na Hill is an eco resort combining relaxing and entertaining area with modern equipment. It luckily has an ideal climate all year round and is a perfect tourist destination with four separate seasons in a day. Particularly, morning - spring, noon - summer, afternoon – autumn and evening - winter.
Son Tra Peninsula is allso known as Tien Sa Mountain. Its name is from a legend that Son Tra was called as a stop for farries in the past. Known as the only jungle in Da Nang, Son Tra Peninsula is considered as a hidden jewel of this coastal city.
Dong Xuan Market is the largest of its kind in Hanoi. Housed within a four-storey Soviet-style building, this sprawling complex offers an extensive collection of fashion, apparel and souvenirs at some of the best prices in the city.
Hoan Kiem Lake (Turtle Lake) is a central feature of Hanoi and is a popular hangout spot throughout the day with locals and tourists. Ngoc Son Temple sits on a small island in the centre of the lake and linked by a bridge, makes a beautiful background for a few photos.