Vietnam is a socialist country in Southeast Asia. Its location that close to China makes the region in the north of the country experienced four seasons. For tourists from tropical countries, visiting northern Vietnam which has four seasons is certainly a special experience. It feels like a vacation to Europe! Let’s see, 5 things you can do when visiting Vietnam.
1. Enjoy the night at Hoan Kiem Lake
Hoan Kiem Lake is one of the tourist destinations that you must visit. Located in the center of Hanoi, this lake looks very beautiful at night with views of the lights from the surrounding buildings. In the middle of the lake, we will find a bridge that connects the two sides of the lake. The bridge is named Red Bridge which will certainly be a beautiful spot for you to take pictures.
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2. Visit the Old Quarter
Not too far from Hoan Kiem Lake, there is the Old Quarter which is the Chinatown of Vietnam. At night, this area is crowded by tourists and locals who sit on the side of the road while tasting local beer and culinary specialties of Vietnam. There are many souvenir shops and souvenirs typical of Vietnam. So don’t forget to prepare your wallet for shopping.
3. Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Ho Chi Minh is a highly respected figure of Vietnam for his services in freeing Vietnam from invaders. Because of his love, Vietnamese people build a special mausoleum as a final resting place for Ho Chi Minh, which is familiarly called ‘uncle’ by the Vietnamese people. Come early if you want to visit this place because the queue of entry is always full every day.
4. Enjoy lunch on the boat at Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay is a popular tourist destination in Vietnam. Located around 4 hours from Hanoi, Ha Long Bay is a bay surrounded by beautiful corals. To get here, we have to cross to the other side using a boat that we can rent (you can have lunch on it). After that, there is no harm in getting on the deck of the boat and enjoying the Ha Long Bay breeze that has been recognized as a cultural heritage by UNESCO
5. Culinary Tourism in Vietnam
Vacation feels incomplete if you have not tasted the local cuisine. Well, the good news for you seafood lovers is you can find a variety of seafood in restaurants, hotels, and roadside stalls. Are you curious? Visit Vietnam right now!