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    Vietnam, not so much to see?

    I heard once that there are not so much to do in Vietnam, by hearing that I was kinda hesitant then to visit the place, but since I have never been there yet, I am not closing my door to still give it a try.
    However, I want to ask you guys if this is true. Have you ever been in Vietnam? How was it? What are the famous places to see? honestly I do not know so much about this place. Compare to other Asian countries, Vietnam I guess is not that popular when it comes to its tourism.
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    Re: Vietnam, not so much to see?

    LET'S COME TO VIETNAM

    If you only have time to explore one country in Southeast Asia, choose VIETNAM!

    Let’s admit it, when it comes to travel, Vietnam gets a bit of a bad rep. Before coming here all travelers can be heard stories of travel scams, robberies, aggressive touts, and warnings that you would be treated like a walking dollar sign. My friends who were beginning to wonder whether they even wanted to spend a full month in Vietnam, but 31 days later as their Vietnamese visa is about to expire, they're sad to leave Vietnam behind. Stories from my friends as bellowed:

    THE PEOPLE
    The people are warm, kind, and love to laugh and smile. It is in this country where I have met some of the most caring locals.

    When I was sick in Hoi An, it was the woman who runs the Green Moss restaurant who took it upon herself to get me all better. She prepared ginger tea with honey for me, gifted me with a mint balm to rub on my neck and my chest, urged me to wear a scarf to bed, and then checked up on me daily whenever she saw me cycling around town or eating at her restaurant.

    In Vietnam people have helped me when I looked lost, locals I met on a train have offered to show me around their hometowns (for free! Further proof that I’m not just a walking ATM), and business owners have been courteous to me even when I didn’t eat at their restaurant or didn’t take their tour.

    THE FOODS
    Vietnam has been an explosion of flavours! Most dinners Sam and I have eaten in this country have been silent because we’ve both been gorging on local delicacies like the food in front of our plates is about to disappear. We’ve been known to order four different dishes in one go because there’s just so much new food to sample.
    Whether I was learning to cook Vietnamese food in a dim lit kitchen with no ventilation (picture beads of sweat running down my back and hopefully not onto my food), or enjoying a meal at a local farm in the outskirts of Hoi An, the food was spectacular.

    Some of my favourite dishes in this country have been bánh xèo (a rice flour pancake stuffed with pork, shrimp, onions and bean sprouts) and fresh spring rolls. Fresh, flavourful, healthy, filling – what else do you need in a meal?

    THE OPTIONS
    Then there is the diversity that comes with travelling in such a big country. I can guarantee that Vietnam will not bore you with its possibilities!

    Want to travel down the banks of the Mekong Delta and experience the chaos of vendors at work in a floating market? Do you want to get lost in Saigon’s back alleys as you go in search of the best pho? How about getting clothes custom made in Hoi An? Or can I interest you with a cruise of Ha Long Bay where you’ll be waking up to jagged karst mountains outside your boat? You could also spend your time in Hanoi drinking bia hoi at a little street side bar equipped with plastic children’s furniture? Or if you’re feeling a bit more culturally inclined, go for a hill trek in Sapa where you can do a home stay with the ethnic tribes that call this place home?

    If any of this sounds interesting, then you need to come to Vietnam already!
    I’ve spent the entire month in Vietnam saying things like,
    “I could totally live in Saigon. Sam, how would you like to come back to Saigon?”
    “I could totally stay in Hoi An longer. Sam, wanna stay in Hoi An longer?” (We extended our stay.)
    “Sam, wouldn’t it be fun to spend more time in Sapa? I think living here might be fun. No?”
    I can’t sing Vietnam’s praises high enough!
    I’m not saying that this country won’t pose its own set of challenges – you’ll encounter that wherever you go. However, if you’re glossing over Vietnam because of the negative things you’ve heard in the past, then you’re doing yourself a huge disfavour. Vietnam is one of the top destination to visit in Asia.
    Give Vietnam a chance, and it may just blow your mind.
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    Re: Vietnam, not so much to see?

    I have never been to Vietnam but would like to go one day. The attraction I would like to see the most is the tunnels that they used during the war. They allow you to go down if you are slim enough to fit through the hole. Also, outside you can fire a machine gun! A good attraction if firearms are illegal in your own country.

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    Re: Vietnam, not so much to see?

    Well let me ask you some questions:

    Do you like diverse landscapes? If so that's a reason to visit. You can see everything from dunes to pine tree forests, and you can go from metropolises to tiny villages in no time. Besides which there is so much greenary and that's something that's getting harder and harder to find these days.

    Are you looking for good bargains? Because a dollar goes a very long way in Vietnam, much more so then in say China or Japan - especially Japan. Also bartering is still an apparent thing.

    Would you like a safe and friendly place? Vietnam is very new to tourism, but because of it's government tourists are like gold there. On top of which you are going to be so interesting to the locals that I pity the idiot that harms you.

    Off the beaten path fun - are you ready for it?
    Sand surfing on carpets down dunes, kite-surfing, the temples, staying with ethnic families, etc and so forth. It's there waiting for you.

    And also coffee - as a caffeine fiend I can't recommend enough a country that believes in french coffee presses just everywhere - lots of good, cheap coffee everywhere. I may have to move to Vietnam one day just for that. So umm... yeah.
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    Re: Vietnam, not so much to see?

    there are many things in Vietnam, if you wanna try, inbox me

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    Re: Vietnam, not so much to see?

    Hanoi, one of the most beautiful of the colonial Indochinese cities, is often the start or end point of a trip to Vietnam, and what a great welcome or farewell it is. Oozing with charm, Hanoi has gone through wholesale changes since Vietnam swung open its doors to tourism, but it remains true to its essential personality and is an amazing city to experience.

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    I don't think so, wellcome Vietnam, you will be amazing
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    Re: Vietnam, not so much to see?

    I think Vietnam is OK to go sention

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    Re: Vietnam, not so much to see?

    What did you say? I don't understand!

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    Re: Vietnam, not so much to see?

    Vietnam has many hidden beauty unexplored before, but mostly in the mountains so it is somewhat difficult for people not familiar with the terrain

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    Re: Vietnam, not so much to see?

    Yeah ... so very difficult, very difficult without internet for communication

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    Re: Vietnam, not so much to see?

    Something has to solve, do not worry too much, you should find someone Vietnam and ask them to help, they were very friendly and enthusiastic

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    Re: Vietnam, not so much to see?

    How do I search for help Vietnam?

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    Re: Vietnam, not so much to see?

    Search on the internet , forums or through travel agents

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    Re: Vietnam, not so much to see?

    In Vietnam you can get help anywhere

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    Re: Vietnam, not so much to see?

    In Vietnam everything is cheap if you have a guide.

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    Re: Vietnam, not so much to see?

    No internet everywhere is something I worry about visiting Vietnam, how to communicate

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    Re: Vietnam, not so much to see?

    Rest assured, In Vietnam there are many providers of telecommunications services major, you may be satisfied with the quality of their services

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    Re: Vietnam, not so much to see?

    To Vietnam not only scenic but also has many relics of historical value

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    Re: Vietnam, not so much to see?

    Many places have particularly favorable climate to attract more foreign tourists as Dalat

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    Re: Vietnam, not so much to see?

    Mobiphone is one of the largest mobile operator in Vietnam, they have experienced telecom and network infrastructure ensures your communications needs anywhere in Vietnam

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    Re: Vietnam, not so much to see?

    wow, I think there are many interesting things in this country. I began to love Vietnam.
    instead of thinking about war every time talk about it every time

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    Re: Vietnam, not so much to see?

    Exactly, welcome to Vietnam.

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    Re: Vietnam, not so much to see?

    I think I will come to Vietnam for vacation

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    Re: Vietnam, not so much to see?

    That is a good idea, hope you will like more Vietnam

 

 
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