From savoring Vietnamese cuisine that goes far beyond pho and spring rolls to taking part in cultural festivals, Vietnam has much more to offer than its exotic landscapes. Immerse yourself in its contrasting cultures by visiting museums, historic sites and cultural centres.
The best time for a Vietnam trip is from May through November when temperatures are not too hot or humid. Winters in northern cities can be chilly. It’s also best to avoid the sweltering summer months in the south.
Explore Halong Bay on a Chinese-style junk or a high-speed boat, and marvel at the emerald waters and rock formations. Learn about Vietnam’s war-torn past at monuments, museums and tributes that pay homage to those who lost their lives.
Indulge in the local food scene at a street food market, or splurge on haute Vietnamese cuisine at a fine-dining restaurant. Shoppers will be spoiled for choice at Hoan Kiem Lake, where streets are organized by the goods they sell: shoe street, pen street, etc.
For an offbeat experience, head to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Vietnam, which was a battleground during the Cold War. This is an opportunity to learn about the conflict from guides who were involved or survived it. Full-day tours from Hue start at around 2,500,000 VND. This is not recommended for people who are claustrophobic. 베트남 밤문화 및 유흥 살펴보기