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Vietnam General Information:

Vietnam Map, Vietnam local toursLocation: Southeast Asia Population: 94,685,000 Language: Vietnamese Capital: Hanoi Currency: Vietnam Dong (VND)      

Vietnamese People, History, and Culture

Vietnamese People

Vietnamese People are the majority ethnic group in Vietnam. The origins of the Vietnamese people are a combination of Mongolian races in the north and east Asia, with Chinese influence in invasions from thousands of years ago. However, Vietnam is the regio’s most ethnically homogenous country with the Vietnamese making up about 90% of the population. And 85% of Vietnam Ethnic minority population belong to indigenous groups which include the largest are Thai and Hmong. Most of them live in the mountainous regions of the country for many centuries. Besides, there is about 3% of the population is ethnic Chinese living in the urban centers of the South. In the past, the world knows Vietnamese People through the documentation about the Vietnam Wars. But now, if you have a chance to visit Vietnam, and have a good opportunity to communicate with Vietnamese people, you will get more understanding about Vietnamese characteristics. They are friendly, open-hearted and always enthused with anyone who comes to Vietnam.Vietnamese People, Vietnam Classic Tours

Vietnam History in Brief

Vietnam is a country with a long and complex history and cultural traditions, unlike any other place. Referring to Vietnam, the world is known as a resilient, indomitable country, driving out the "key players" in the world such as the US, France, and China, making the world must respect. From time immemorial, Vietnam has been dominated by the North for millennia, such as China or Mongolia. Then came France and the humble period of colonialism from which Vietnam did not emerge until the second half of the 20th century. And Americans simply were the last in a long line of invaders. Over the centuries, Vietnam is a small country, but the spirit of fighting and protecting the country has imprinted on the mind of Vietnamese people. Visitors to Vietnam can easily recognize the streets named heroes who have devoted their whole lives to protecting the country. And moreover, the heroes who will inspire patriots for the next generation.Vietnam history, Vietnam tours

Culture in Vietnam

Culture plays a vital role in every country, and both in Vietnam. The culture of Vietnam has developed over a long time and it’s still intact up to now. As one of the oldest in Southeast Asia, although the Vietnamese Culture has changed over years and effect of the foreign culture, the Vietnamese still maintain the cultural features such as the ancestor worship, respect for the family value, traditional festivals, Traditional costume, and so on. Owning to this beautiful culture which has attracted many tourists to Vietnam and makes them love Vietnam more and more. Travel to Vietnam and combine to discover the culture of Vietnam will surely be an unforgettable experience. Touch in the quintessence of the land rich in culture, and enjoy the breathtaking attractions during your Vietnam local tours will make your journey perfect than ever!Vietnamese culture, Vietnam Tours

Top 12 Best Things to Do and See in Vietnam

As the gateway in Southeast Asia, Vietnam is known as one of the golden lands attracting many travelers. Travel to Vietnam, here is a good chance to back to the past, which still keeps the Heritages existed over a thousand years. Not only keep the ancient beauty, but Vietnam also connects the quintessence from many cultures in the world. Along with the country, from the North to the South, there is a billion thing to do and see in Vietnam, which you may use a lot of time to visit and experience. If you wonder what to do and see in Vietnam, Go Vietnam Tours will suggest to you, which includes in  Vietnam tour packages.

1. Amazing Trek in Sapa

If you want to go trekking in Vietnam, Sapa is the place to do it. By the rolling rice terraces of the Muong Hoa Valley and mountains towering all around, you can spend all weeks in the North of Vietnam. There are treks to suit everyone’s time frame and fitness level. You can learn about the hill tribes in the area such as the Hmong, Tay and Dao tribes. They will happily greet you when you hope off the bus, offering their services for trekking or a homestay. Stay a day to chill out in Sapa after your activities. Here is gorgeous to relax in the mountain fresh area.Trekking in Sapa, Vietnam tours trips

2. Sailing in Trang An to See a “Ha Long Bay on the Ground”

We had heard about Ninh Binh as we were traveling north and lots of travelers had said to stop in, so we did. It is worth it. Ninh Binh is a decent-sized town an hour south of Hanoi, surrounded by rice fields and hundreds of limestone cliffs, all with lots of awesome things to do on. People call the area the “Halong Bay On The Land”, and once you get there you’ll understand why. Huge Karst mountains with gorgeous rivers and lakes wrapping around them, which make the landscape as the picturesque.Sailing at Trang An, Ninh Binh, Vietnam tours One of the most popular tourist attractions in Ninh Binh is the Trang An Grottoes which consists of a handful of caves and rocks towering out from a large network of canals and lakes. We chose to do a tour of this one over Tam Coc, as we have heard Tam Coc is crowded and has become quite commercial over the years, with people hassling travelers by hard-selling their antiques during and at the end of the boat ride. Ninh Binh is a marvelous place to visit in Vietnam.

3. Strolling in Hanoi Old Quarter

Located in northern Vietnam, Hanoi Old Quarter which mixed between the ancient and modern beauty. A little bit chaotic, with crowded sidewalks and streets, exotic, colorful food for sale, and motorbikes which make a special product of Hanoi. If you are traveling to Vietnam for your first time, try not to make Hanoi your first stop. It can be overwhelming at first (but that is also part of its allure). You may want to visit more low-key cities such as Hoi An or Hue before visiting Hanoi.Hanoi Old Quater, Vietnam tours Packages

4. Pho - Traditional Food in Vietnam You Must Try

Pho has become one of unique name whenever reminding to Vietnam. Pho is cooked by simple ingredients which are only in Vietnam: clear stock, boiled beef, rice noodles, and herbs or green onions. In Vietnam, Pho exists in all of Vietnam street conner and become the breakfast rich in nutrition. Still keeping the traditional taste, however, some tastes are cooked in another traditional way. One of the best at Pho Thin on Lo Duc in historic French Quarter has become a branding name in Vietnam which is chosen by both Vietnamese and foreigners. A bowl of Pho which is cooked by the traditional recipe, and add some specials spices which only in Vietnam, surely that will make you speak out “this is it which I have to taste”Pho, Vietnam Traditional Food

5. Ha Long Bay – A Picturesque Landscape

With 1,600 limestone towers rising from its turquoise waters, Halong Bay is considered as one of the highlights in Vietnam and listed at one of the World Natural Heritages Just a few miles away, from Bai Tu Long Bay, on the cruise, you can explore uncrowded caves and tiny beaches, and feast on super-fresh succulent seafood. Here is a good chance to contemplate true beauty which gives by “Nature Mother”.Ha Long Bay, Tours in Vietnam Boat trips to Bai Tu Long Bay leave from the crowded dock at Halong City, just like the ones to Halong Bay. Besides the poetic beaches, the majestic mountain, go to visit the local fish village where you get more understanding about their daily life. This will be an interesting experience that you should go to Ha Long Bay.

6. Enjoy in the Beautiful Beaches from North to South

With Vietnam’s very long coastline, it’s no surprise that it has some beautiful beaches. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to relax and enjoy the white sands, crystal clear water and fresh seafood coming to you without having to get off your chair. While Vietnam isn’t as famous for its beaches like other Southeast Asia countries (think Thailand, Philippines, and Indonesia), there are still some epic spots. Check out An Bang Beach or Cua Dai Beach which are both in Hoi An, or Doc Let Beach on the Hon Khoi Peninsula or Con Dao Islands in Southern Vietnam.Vietnam Beaches, Trips in Vietnam

7. Hoi An – the Ancient Town in the Central of Vietnam

Travel to Hoi An, you will see the Holiday in every day by the lantern hanging on along the Hoi An Street. With the road from Hoi, An Bridge to the Hoai River Square adorned with thousands of colorful lanterns, there are over 50 workshops take part in the event, each trying to create the prettiest lantern which has the bright colors and designed strictly traditional. Travel to Hoi An, You will be joined in many festivities of this old town, between the Japanese Covered Bridge and the Hoi An Bridge. Mixed in the People line, it’s crowded, chaotic and festive. Besides the lantern festive, enjoy the spontaneous singing and taste Hoi An traditional food, which will make you addicted. Hire a sampan boat, you can buy the larn turn and then lease it on the river and pray the most for you and your family.Hoi An Town, Vietnam Clasic Tours

8. Explore the Charming Beauty of Hue

Located between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, Hue marked the divide between the north and the south during the Vietnam war and here is also the ancient capital under the Nguyen Dynasty. Set upon the pretty Perfume River, Hue is more gloomy and dreamlike than any ancient capital of Vietnam. Therefore, as soon as you set your foot here, you will see how beautiful Hue is!Hue, Vietnam Vacation Packages Cycling around the city, visit the historical sites will be an unforgettable time. Wake up early in the morning to breath the fresh air and then head three kilometers out of town to the Tiger Fighting Arena, a place where elephants and tigers would fight to honor the strength of the monarchy. Continue to the trip, head to Tu Duc Tomb before the stop at Vong Canh Hill, the best spot for panoramic views of the Perfume River. From Vong Canh Hill, it’s downhill to one of Hue's most atmospheric pagodas, Tu Hieu, which is located in a tranquil and picturesque pine forest. Swing by the tomb of Minh Mang, the second emperor of the Nguyen dynasty, before heading back to town.

9. Quang Binh - The Largest Cave in The World

For those who love adventure tours in Vietnam, Quang Binh province is ideal to explore the hidden treasures in Vietnam. Located at the border of Laos, Quang Binh is a wild region of the barely penetrable jungle in Vietnam’s skinny middle. The area is proud with hundreds of deep caves, including one of the largest in the world – Son Doong cave which contains a cavern so tall that a skyscraper could fit inside it.Son Doong Cave, Vietnam Tour Itinerary Spend your time to visit the small town of Phong Nha, which is the epicenter for the area’s caving adventures. Here you can hire both guides and the gear you’ll need to descend into the caves. If you are finding a place for trekking, here is a wonderful stop. Discover the surrounding jungle, which will head you to the stunning waterfalls and moreover, you are living in the natural environment and if you’re lucky, you will go to visit the population of monkeys.

10. Buon Me Thuat – the Coffee Land of the Central Highlands of Vietnam

If you are fancy of coffee, Buon Ma Thuot is the motherland of coffee beans, is the regional capital of the central highlands of Vietnam. Travel to Buon Me Thuat, apart from the coffee beans, here is also known as a gorgeous area of thundering waterfalls and the traditional villages of the local Ede people.Buon Me Thuat Coffee, Vietnam ToursDrop-in this land, you will visit the plantation of the local and see the process they make the coffee beans into the cup of coffee. During your visit, you'll probably come across 'weasel' coffee, also known as kopi luwak or civet coffee, which aficionados claim is the best in the world. Before leaving, let’s buy some packs as a gift for your friends.Vietnamese Coffee, Vietnam local tour

11. Ho Chi Minh City – the Bustling City You can’t Miss

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is a blend of the old and the new. Tour buildings designed by Gustav Eiffel (yes, the same person who designed the Eiffel Tower), visit the War Remnants Museum and climb the modern Bitexco Financial Building for a bird’s eye view over the city. You’ll be dodging motorbikes on the city sidewalks, a uniquely (and very memorable) Vietnamese experience.Ho Chi Minh Post Office, Vietnam Local Tours

12. Mekong Delta Cruise

Traveling to southern Vietnam, the Mekong River hits into Vietnam and slows down at a slower pace. The Mekong Delta, the land is known as many islands, rice fields, village floors and local life which seemly hasn’t changed for centuries. Due to these gloomy scenes, it's great to be immersed in this frame of the Mekong Delta. Floating on the cruise on the Mekong River, enjoy a cocktail to see the sunset, it’s amazing view to catch up this. One of the best journeys is from Cai Be to Can Tho, giving you many strange feelings. Enjoy the luxury space on the cruise, this route will be printed your mind by the beautiful landscapes on both river banks.Mekong River Cruise