Vietnam will surprise you. Take your time to travel slowly and you will discover an incredible diversity of people, scenery and food in one of Asia's rapidly developing countries. A journey through Vietnam offers many top sites you shouldn't miss: Halong Bay, Nha Trang, Phan Thiet, the Mekong Delta, Hoi An, Danang and Sapa. You will find a wonderful blend of beaches, historic monuments, as well as picturesque limestone and mountainous areas. Don't forget the big cities of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and Hue, that all deserve special attention.
The Vietnamese people
While travelling in Vietnam, one of the first things that will catch your eye is the great diversity of people and the cultural variations. From the Flower Hmong minority, who live as they did several hundred years ago, to the well-educated businesswomen in bustling Ho Chi Minh City - there is a world of difference, yet, they live in the same country. For each new city, there is a new culture and way of living to discover - appearance, cuisine, clothing style, dialect, and much more will be different from place to place, and fortunately, each area has its own charm.
The food in Vietnam is superb! Imagine the very best from Asian cuisine with a touch of inspiration from the French. No matter if your budget is large or small, you will always get great culinary experiences on your journey in Vietnam – even the rice tastes better! One of the most famous dishes is Vietnamese Pho Bo, a noodle soup with pieces of beef and delicate herbs and spices. Traditionally, it is served as breakfast from small stalls in the street that only offer this dish. It is really cheap and tastes so good! You will quickly discover that everything can be eaten in Vietnam. Many local restaurants serve things like stomach or pigs' feet, which are a new taste sensation worth trying.