Regardless the duration you stay in Vietnam or religions you visit, you shouldn’t miss unique experiences listed below. Let’s check out what are top 14 things to do in Vietnam.
Cyclo, Xich Lo in Vietnamese (Pronounced Sik-lo) was the most popular transportation in Vietnam in the
In Hue, let’s do this cross the Truong Tien bridge, to the Citadel. In Hoi An, just let it take you to the countryside roads. In Nha Trang, a ride along the sea view road is a great idea and in Ho Chi Minh, the
2. Water puppet show
You hardly can find any show that describes the life in Vietnamese countryside more interesting than this show. Besides, this show is a good
3. Stay overnight at a homestay
Homestay is a good way to experience the local life. Stay overnight with the host, you have a chance to see how the locals live, join their daily activities and
Homestay is never the bad idea for those who love to discover authentic culture and lifestyle.
4. Riding a motorbike
If you search images of Vietnam, you will easily get a lot of pictures captured dozens or even hundreds of motorbike on streets or on the sidewalks. Well, Vietnam is introduced as the country with
5. Treat yourself
Pho is the most popular dish in Vietnam. This food is spreading into the world, but nowhere can make the exact taste of Pho than its hometown. Pho is a combination of rice noodle served with fair soup extracted from pig & cow bones and some slices of beef, chicken or pork, depends on the
6. Have a cup of coffee or beer
You can find these kinds of drinks in most of
To beer lovers or those who simply want to sit down and have fun, just go to Ta Hien street (in Hanoi) or Bui Vien, De Tham, Pham Ngu Lao street (Ho Chi Minh city). You can find a lot of bars and lounges here, the most exciting part of the city, and beer is very cheap.
7. Street food tour will make you say “Oh my god”
Offer you food that you can’t find in restaurants, street food tour will be the most highlight of your holiday in Vietnam with unique experiences. The diversity of food, the stories behind each dish and the way you eat like a local will give you a memorable dinner or lunch.
8. Learn about Vietnam war
Vietnam is just 40 years away from the war and its relics are still appearing throughout the country. Many people know Vietnam via the war stories and it’s is an important part
Hanoi, Son La, Dien Bien, Quang Tri DMZ (can reach from Hue), Ho Chi Minh city, Cu Chi tunnels are the most famous places to learn about Vietnam war. Hoa Lo
9. Trekking to observe the rice fields
Imagine you are trekking in the lush valley and surrounded by terraced rice fields, that is such an incredible feeling.
Vietnam offers you a lot of trekking routes with beautiful landscape. The best names are Sapa, Pu Luong, Mai Chau, Ba Be lake, Ha Giang, Mu Cang Chai. Trekking in these places, you will have a chance to see the
10. Boat trip along rivers
Travel along Vietnam, you can see a lot of rivers. Don’t think taking a boat trip in every city is not a good idea because the landscape and the type of boats are different between regions.
If you are staying in Hanoi, just spend one day to Ninh Binh, visit Tam Coc or Trang An. Tam Coc is really a gem from Feb to May, thanks to exotic rice fields growing along the river, covered by great
Trang An attracts people by its great water and caves. The boat trip here is around 2.5 to 3 hours, passing through 12 caves and the most interesting cave is
If you travel to
To Hoi An, you can take a boat trip on Thu Bon River, right in the centre of the ancient town to view the whole town from the other side or join lantern festival on mid moon of months.
Travel southern downward, a boat trip in Mekong
11. Riding a buffalo
Water buffalos are easily found in the countryside of Vietnam. Buffalos used to be the best supporter for farmers to work
There are 2 places that you can try riding a buffalo. The first one is in Hoa Lu temple. The buffalo here is about the story related to King Dinh Tien Hoang who used to often play battle games with cattle boys in the village. Visit Hoa Lu temple, you will have a chance to ride a buffalo, holding the wiping grass as the image of King Dinh Tien Hoang at his young age.
The second one is
Or if you visit any countryside area throughout Vietnam and see a buffalo, ask the owner for a ride. I sure
12. Cooking class – How to cook delicious Vietnamese dishes
You soon realize that Vietnamese food is really delicious after one or 2 days in Vietnam. The thing is you hardly can find those dishes outside Vietnam or something at the same taste. Spring roll, summer roll, lotus stem salad, papaya salad or many other dishes are easier to cook than you think. So why don’t join a cooking class, learn how to do them all. You will be instructed from the very early step: go to the market to buy fresh ingredients for the class.
Sit back and enjoy your result after the class. The gift to bring home is recipes for a list of dishes.
13. Tailor-made clothes
Textile and garment are very popular in Vietnam. With the low
14. Strolling around Hanoi Old Quarter
People said The Hanoi Old Quarter is a small city where you can find everything: food & drinks, silks, clothes, souvenirs, toys for children, bars/pubs for entertainment,
The special thing
Come to Hanoi and see it through local eyes.
Hanoi Old Quarter is the place where you can feel the breath of time.