Located in South East Asia, Vietnam is a long and thin country
lying along East Sea, Vietnam hosts the best beaches in Asia
from north to south.
Travellers usually take tailor-made Vietnam tours, running all
the way from Hanoi to Sai Gon or vise versa, travellers can also
extend their trips to neighboring Cambodia or Laos from Sai Gon
(Ho Chi Minh city). Typical tours to Vietnam takes about 2-3
weeks, after arriving in Hanoi travellers spend a few days at
this base city and visit Halong Bay for 2 or 3 days, or travel
up the mountain to the hill side resort of Sapa in 3-4 days.
Halong Bay and Sapa are among the top destinations in the north,
other popular sites are Mai Chau valley or the picturesque
countryside town of Ninh Binh. Adventurous travellers can travel
by car to mountainous areas in the north such as Babe lakes, Ha
Giang or Cao Bang with longer loops in 7-10 days.
From Hanoi visitors will travel south to the central cities of
Hue and Da Nang - Hoi An. A popular option is to take the night
train from Hanoi to Hue, the Reunification Express train runs
from Hanoi to Sai Gon everyday, it takes about 10 hours from
Hanoi to Hue - the former capital city of Vietnam under Nguyen
Dynasty, attractions in Hue are the Emperor' Tombs, the
forbidden citadel, as the Buddist centre of Vietnam Hue has many
pagodas and temples.
120 km from Hue is Hoi An ancient town, it takes 3 hours drive
from Hue, as a beach town Hoi An has everything for everyone,
with numerous tailor shops Hoi An is really a paradise for
fashion lovers, Hoi An is also famous for the best restaurants
in Vietnam, a cooking class at one of the restaurants along the
river is an experience not to be missed
Down to the south is the cosmopolitan Ho Chi Minh city, or Sai
Gon as called by local people, like Hanoi, Sai Gon is a base to
travel around to surrounding destinations, of which Mekong Delta
is the best, travellers usually take a 2-3 day trip to Vinh Long
or Can Tho, visit floating markets or cruise down the Mekong
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