Though most westerners still view Vietnam in the light of the war, it is much more than that. Vietnam is a land of fascinating myths, breathtaking scenic beauty, appealing culture, and warm hospitality. Though Vietnam has gone through rapid modernization in its cities, its traditions still remain intact. From Buddhist shrines, and incredible natural sights to towering skyscrapers, bustling cities, and luxurious resorts, Vietnam caters to almost everyone’s travel preference.
Vietnam attracts many tourists from all over the world, because of its unique history and culture. There are several world heritage sites that take you back in time, From the imperial city in Hue to the temple to the Thang Long Imperial Citadel in Hanoi. There are also several fascinating museums like the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh city, which contain exhibits relating to the First Indochina War and the Vietnam War.
Apart from a fascinating history, Vietnam is also naturally gifted. It has many amazing spots like The Ha Long Bay, Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, Ninh Binh, and charm islands. You can go on hikes in tropical jungles, explore massive caves, relax on long scenic beaches, and take in some of the most breathtaking sights in the world when you are in Vietnam.
One of the best things to do in any destination is trying out the local cuisine, and Vietnam has a lot to offer in this department. You may be familiar with Pho noodles, Spring rolls, and Bun Cha, but the food in Vietnam goes way beyond these dishes. You need to check out the street foods of Vietnam to complete your culinary adventure.
Due to its extensive history, rich traditions, and Buddhist influence, Vietnam has several incredible festivals. The Tet holiday where locals celebrate their love for their ancestors and the buffalo fighting festival in Hai Phong is incredible.
Vietnam is a tropical country in Southeast Asia, and as it is common in the region, it does get a lot of rain. Therefore, the best time to visit Vietnam is between December and February, when temperatures are milder, and the climate is relatively dry. Because of the country’s geography, it has three primary regions, where the weather can vary.
Your traveling budget in Vietnam or any other destination for that matter is largely going to depend on your traveling style. If you are traveling on a tight budget, and backpacking through Vietnam, you can easily get by at about $15 per day, whereas, at the higher end of the spectrum, you can have a luxury trip in Vietnam by spending about $125 per day.
For an average, mid-range vacation, you can expect to spend about $42 per day.