Vietnam is 331,690 square km big. and there are over 97 million people living there. It’s a civilisation that’s over 5000 years old.
Therefore, deciding how to holiday in this country might be a tad overwhelming. But don’t panic. ‘Cause The Latch has got your back. Here’s our Vietnam travel guide to inspire you.
The Cu Chi Tunnels
The Cu Chi Tunnels are a labyrinth of pathways under parts of Ho Chi Minh City. What’s more, they connect to some other tunnels across the breadth of Vietnam. These tunnels were used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War, much to the frustration of the US military. These tunnels gave the Viet Cong a home-court advantage.
However, nowadays, these tunnels are tourist hotspots. You can go on historical tours here and even crawl through some sections of these tunnels. Just make sure you’re not claustrophobic before undertaking a tour.
Bai Tu Long Bay
Now, if crawling through tunnels isn’t your cup of tea, then we’d suggest you head to Bai Tu Long Bay. As this joint is the definition of tropical and tranquil vibes.
Bai Tu Long Bay is a stunning area located in the northeastern part of Halong Bay. It’s also considered to be far from the beaten track. This means, if you go there, you’ll get some pristine beaches and perfect blue oceans all to yourself.
If you want to explore this area, we’d recommend hitting up the Vung Vieng fishing village, the Thien Canh Son cave, and the Tra Gioi beach. All of these experiences deserve your time, effort, and love.
The Hoi An Lantern Festival
If you’re travelling to Vietnam, then you need to go to Hoi An. And you need to go on the 14th day of a lunar month, when the moon’s at its brightest. Why? ‘Cause this is when the Hoi An Lantern Festival takes place.
The Hoi An Lantern Festival is a storm of colourful lanterns floating down the Hoai River. These lanterns are a symbol of health and peace, and they also honour the community’s ancestors.
If you do just one activity from our Vietnam travel guide, please, let it be this one.