In 2010, approximately 4.5 to 4.6 million international tourists will visit Vietnam. Should you join them? Here are the top 5 reasons to get your Vietnamese visa and go check it out for yourself:
1. Phu Quoc Island
This idyllic island features flawless, snow-white beaches, delectable seafood and a cornucopia of outdoor adventure activities such as riding motorbikes, sea kayaking and scuba diving. Visit it now, while it’s still relatively undeveloped. It won’t stay that way long.
2. Hoi An
Hoi An is a charming tourist town that revels in its history. One of the highlights of visiting Hoi An is the “Hoi An Legendary Night,” a monthly street festival that celebrates the full moon with traditional decorations, food, drink, songs and dances.
If you like clothes, Hoi An is also the perfect place to get a perfect fit. The town is known for its many tailors, so you’re sure to find some flattering fashions to take home with you.
3. Halong Bay
Halong Bay is justly famous for its interesting limestone karst formations that rise from the sea like something out of a surrealist painting, as well as its many deep, mysterious sea caves.
Hue was once the capital of the Nguyen emperors, and many remnants of its former imperial splendor remain in the form of temples, pagodas, palaces and other artistic and architectural marvels.
5. Interesting Cuisine
If you have the stomach for it, Vietnam is known for serving a unique selection of foods and beverages. For example, consider the delicacy called “Ruou Mat Ran.” According to the NileGuidance blog, this meal begins with the contents of the gallbladder of a live snake served in a glass of rice wine. The remaining parts of the snake are then cooked in various ways and brought to the table after you’ve finished your drink.
Not feeling quite that adventurous? Just forfeit your bragging rights and order something a little tamer (but still delicious), like Phở or sticky rice.
To visit Vietnam, you do need a visa and you need to apply before you leave the US. For more information about what’s required, see Vietnamese Visa Requirements for Tourists.
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