If you haven’t signed up for our newsletter yet, you may not know, but we are heading to Vietnam in about a month.
And in preparation for that, we have been finding out tons of stuff to do and places to go, so I’m just going to share, with you guys, the top 10 things/places that we are most looking forward to on our travels.
Let’s just start off with the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi.
This is where we’re flying into so it will be the first stop on our trip.
This city is packed with a ton of people and a ton of things to see and do.
There are countless tours that you can take around the city, whether these are cultural tours, food tours, boat tours as well as others!
If you want to discover the city on your own, you can walk around the “Old Quarter” (historic areas to walk), or immerse yourself in the culture by visiting the temples.
If museums are your thing, Hanoi has plenty of them as well!
2. Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay is one of the most visually stunning places in the world. It’s actually been included in the new 7 natural wonders of the world!
Famous for its incredible limestone islands, you can rent a kayak or boat and venture through on your own, or you can take one of the many tours available to you.
No way are we missing this!
Renting scooters or motorcycles just seems to be the go to transport method for people travelling to Vietnam.
As well as this being very cheap, it also gives you absolute freedom over your entire journey.
No better feeling than the open road, am I right?
4. Mui Ne
Mui Ne is located further south, right on the coast.
There are a lot of resorts around here.
You can get some pretty cheap, luxury accommodation here if you stay out of the centre of things.
As well as the beaches, there are plenty of other cool things to check out.
There’s actually a place near Mui Ne where you can ride Ostriches!
Another thing in the area that we’re definitely going to be trying is…
5. Sand Dunes
Yeah, that’s right!
You can come here, rent quad bikes and just cruise around.
It’s also possible to do things like sand boarding and sand sliding.
Since it’s Vietnam, they seem to be quite laid back about rules and restrictions.
6. Ho Chi Minh
Formally known as “Saigon”, Ho Chi Minh is going to be the last stop on our trip before we head to Cambodia.
Just like Hanoi, there’s so much to see and do here.
One thing in particular that we want to check out deserves its own spot on the list…
7. Cu Chi Tunnels
This is an immense network of tunnels that Viet Cong soldiers built during the American war in Vietnam.
You can now go on tours around these tunnels, experiencing some of this stuff first hand.
You’ll get to witness some of the booby traps that were set at the time and you’ll even get a chance to fire an AK-47 on a firing range!
8. Street Food
As I’ve talked about before in this article, Vietnam is really famous for its street food.
The two main street foods that we have been recommended to try are the subs (sandwiches) and pho. Pho is a kind of Vietnamese noodle soup.
You do have to be careful with some street food. Just make sure you know what you’re eating!
9. Vin Pearl
This is apparently Vietnam’s version of Disney.
You can take a huge Gondola ride to get there and then, once you’re there, it’s just a big theme park.
Absolutely worth stopping at!
10. Road Trip
Although this isn’t a specific thing to do in Vietnam, it just had to make the list.
One of the things that we are looking forward to most is travelling on our own from Hanoi, all the way down to Ho Chi Minh.
Just having the freedom to travel at your own speed and stop off where you want is what’s so appealing about doing this.
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Thanks for checking in, fellow gaijins!
Have a good one!
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