Tourism in modern Vietnam is enjoying a boom time. As safety for tourists to Vietnam no longer presents great concern, this beautiful country can be explored from north to south, from Ha Noi to Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)Visiting Vietnam offers travellers a rich and varied cultural history, combined with the charm of a country which is still largely rural, the exceptions being Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh. Its tourist industry has developed to the extent that accommodation of excellent quality is available at popular destinations.Hanoi is a unique city dominated by French colonial architecture with tree-lined boulevards, peaceful lakes and oriental temples. Recommended places to visit include the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Fine Arts Museum and Temple of Literature and the Lake of the Restored Sword and the Old Quarter of Vietnam’s capital. Additionally the Museum of Ethnology and a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show in the evening at Thang Long Theatre are very enjoyable.Traveling to Halong Bay, takes approximately 3 1/2 hours by road (170 km) from Hanoi. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as is Hoi An. Halong Bay, in the South China Sea, is made up of 1969 islands and islets rising from… Read full this story
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