Great Vietnam moments come in many forms. They can be the messy delight of trying fruit in a floating market, or the eye-opening first taste of phở. They can happen in the frenetic streets of a city, or a whisper-soft morning in the mountains. Your best Vietnam memories will probably also have something in common: a smile from a local, a delicious aroma, or a slash of tropical sunlight.
Coffee on the sidewalk
You haven’t really seen Vietnam until you’ve sipped a coffee on the sidewalk. It doesn’t matter if you pick a random alley or a stool in sight of a cathedral: when you’re on the sidewalk, you’re part of the community. You can find in many coffee shops as well as street vendors. They traits have greatly contributed to the peaceful beauty of city that attracts tourists from all walks of life.
Cyclo rides in Hanoi’s Old Quarter
Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and is culturally very rich. Hanoi is famous for its old architectures and monuments. Cyclo Ride Cycle tour is the best way to see old quarter Hanoi. Spend your day with a cyclo trip, you can have a chance to wander around 36 old streets of Hanoi Old Quarter or cyclo tour in the morning around Hoan Kiem Lake. There is nothing quite like breathing fresh air in the morning, enjoying the simple beauty of uninterrupted old green trees and witnessing the lively ripples of the lake. At that moment, you can capture the most beautiful moments in your life and thus sense the strong vitality of this wonderful S-shaped country, enjoy some scrumptious street foods and learn about Vietnamese people’s etiquette
For sure, everyone would wish to come back some day to enjoy that moment one more time. Additionally, a trip to visit such well-known sites as Quan Thanh temple, Hanoi Opera House or Thang Long Water Puppet Theater is an optimal choice.
Noodle soup for breakfast
This may be the start of a passionate affair or just another breakfast. Either way, you must try eating the first meal of the day the way we Vietnamese do. Just pull up a stool at a busy stall serving phở gà, hủ tiếu or bún cá. When the bowl arrives, customise it with slices of chili, sprays of herbs, and a squeeze of lime. Mix everything together, and savour that first bite.
Motorbike street food tour
Vietnamese street food is some of the best in the world, and an integral part of the pleasure of travelling Vietnam and Hanoi food is especially interesting. We recommend signing up for a back-of-the-bike street food tour soon after you arrive, to see what the fuss is all about. Let yourself be whisked by a local foodie to secret stalls, special eateries and sidewalk joints, for a delicious introduction to Vietnam.
Sunrise at Can Tho’s floating market
Delving into the world of floating markets in Vietnam is an unparalleled experience for travelers who truly want to explore and feel the vibrant atmosphere here. Floating markets have existed for hundreds of years and have become a vital part of the local life in the Mekong Delta. Known for its complex river system, the Mekong Delta waterway seems to never sleep with hundreds of boats floating along daily, making it one of the main attractions in South East Asia.
The Cai Rang floating market is a riot of vivid colours, with boats of all sizes weighed down with Mekong Delta fruits, and enticing wafts of steam rising from the noodle sellers’ sampans. For something special, visit the smaller floating market that gathers for just an hour around sunrise, trading baby bananas, juicy mangoes, spiky pineapples, and tempting piles of produce.
Harvest season in the hills
One of the most significant and special view you can find in Vietnam is endless paddy fields as rice has been the staple food of Vietnamese people for thousands of years. The country is covered with beautiful rice fields at several locations in countryside from north to south. The lowlands are covered with rice fields, while the high hills benefit travelers with terraces carved out of the fertile soil, both are magnificent. Especially, in late September and early October, the change of the seasons is so vivid, and it is also the start of travelling season.
Pretty Mai Chau, only three hours from Hanoi, is an idyllic spot at any time of year, but during the harvest season you’ll get to watch the fields transform, as they do only once or twice a year. The farmers work tirelessly in the sun to bring in the harvest. Plots that took months to plant and cultivate will be cut and cleared in just a few hours, making way for a new cycle to begin.
Kayaking in Halong Bay
You’ve seen the pictures, you’ve heard the stories. But paddling out on your own in this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a memory you’ll want to make yourself. Shielded by thousands of prehistoric limestone karsts, Halong’s emerald waters are a calm, inviting green, punctuated by forested islets and floating villages. Glide into this extraordinary seascape your own pace.
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