Babymoon in Vietnam

 

Vietnam is a beautiful country with a lot more area that you would think. It was part of China until 939AD when an independent Vietnamese state was formed. Several royal dynasties were in power until the French colonized in the mid 19th century. They expelled the French in 1954 after the First Indochina War. Vietnam split into North and South Vietnam and conflict between the two started the Vietnam War. Vietnam then unified as communist and stayed that way until 1985 when the government began reforming economically and politically. Since 2000, Vietnam has been diplomatic with all nations and their economic growth rate is among the highest in the world.

It’s a beautiful place to visit with so many places to see. The temple complexes are gorgeous. The It can be a long trip to get from one end to another, but I highlighted places to go around the major cities.

 

  • Spend time in the Old Quarter of Hanoi which is full of tiny bars and amazing street food stalls.
Photo courtesy of Crossing Travel
Photo courtesy of Crossing Travel
  • Go to the Temple of Literature, dedicated to Confucius and built in 1070
Photo courtesy of A Little Hanoi
Photo courtesy of A Little Hanoi
  • See the Ngoc Soc Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake.
Photo courtesy of A Hanoi Tourist
Photo courtesy of A Hanoi Tourist
  • Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex with the Stilt House and the One Pillar Pagoda.
Photo courtesy of Hanoi Tourist
Photo courtesy of A Hanoi Tourist
  • See a Water Puppet Show the explains the pillars of Vietnamese cultural beliefs.
Photo courtesy of Vietnam Food Trips
Photo courtesy of Vietnam Food Trips
  • Go to the Perfume Pagoda, a complex of Buddhist temples built into the Huong Tich Mountains.
Photo courtesy of Day Tours Hanoi
Photo courtesy of Day Tours Hanoi

 

  • Explore the Gulf of Tonkin, an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Photo courtesy of Pintrest
Photo courtesy of Pintrest
  • Hike the Fansipan Mountain and meet the indigenous Hmong people and learn about their traditional way of life.
Photo courtesy of Indochina Voyages
Photo courtesy of Indochina Voyages
  • Visit Hoi An, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, the small city is full of historic buildings and temples.
Photo courtesy of VBN
Photo courtesy of VBN
  • Get some clothes made by Be Be, the best tailor in Hoi An.
Photo courtesy of Buffalo Trip
Photo courtesy of Buffalo Trip
  • Tour the rice fields and visit Cam Kim, a peaceful island.
Photo courtesy of Buffalo Travel
Photo courtesy of Buffalo Travel
  • Go to An Bang beach.
Photo courtesy of Everyday Adventures
Photo courtesy of Everyday Adventures
  • In Ho Chi Minh, go to Bixteco Financial Tower and the Saigon Skydeck on a clear day.
Photo courtesy of My Tour
Photo courtesy of My Tour
  • Go to the Dong Khoi Area and see the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office and the National Theatre.
Photo courtesy of Expedia
Photo courtesy of Expedia
  • Visit the War Remnants Museum.
Photo courtesy of CN Travel
Photo courtesy of CN Travel
  • Experience the floating markets of Cai Rang.
Photo courtesy of Saigon Cafe Travel
Photo courtesy of Saigon Cafe Travel

 

Something to consider, if you’re going to take a guided tour, pay for it there, do not buy ahead of time because you’ll end up paying much more.

And you have to check out the street food, but if you get the pho, make sure you go to a busy place so you know the food is fresh and yummy.

Have you been to Vietnam? Please let me know what your favorite places were and what I’ve missed in the comments!

 

Sources:

25 Things to Know Before Traveling in Vietnam

Things to do in Vietnam

Vietnam

 

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