While the capital city of Ho Chi Minh is a must visit for all, there are plenty of other places that tourists can incorporate in their list. Some of the popular places to see are Hanoi, Hue, Hai Phong, Nha Trang, Thai Nguyen and Da Nang. While Nha Trang is a picturesque seaside town, Hoi An lets tourists get the feel of a place trapped in time. This ‘once upon a time’ fishing village is now a great place to see narrow lanes, canals and Chinese style shops.
Since Vietnam has a long coastline, it is obvious that there are several water related sights to see. Phu Quoc, one of the islands of Vietnam, has an incredibly stunning beach, which is still untouched by development. Ha Long Bay is another great place to visit, and most Vietnam tour packages will take tourists to this spot. This particular bay is not only a great fishing spot, but also an area filled with caves and lush green islands.
There is plenty for those interested in history as well, and by finding the best tour package to Vietnam, tourists can soak in the past of this country. Just a few miles out of Ho Chi Minh City are the Cu Chi Tunnels, which were hideouts for the guerrillas during the Vietnam War. At Hoan Kiem Lake, in the heart of Hanoi, travellers can enjoy some old legends with a cup of tea. At the Thien Mu Pagoda in Hue, tourists can marvel at the splendour of old architecture.
There is plenty to satiate the interest of the food aficionados and they could settle down with a hot bowl of Pho or a refreshing sandwich, bahn mi. Due to proximity to water, there is always an overwhelming variety of seafood on offer and tourists can enjoy the same with locally produced rice.
Hence tourists must choose a well-planned tour package to Vietnam as per their interest and see what all this country has to offer.