People have many images of Vietnam, and our recent trip to Vietnam was a chance to discover picturesque sites and experience the daily life of local people. Each place in this country boasts its own distinctive characteristics that lure people who have ever been here.
The prior destination I just want to mention is Halong Bay, one of the world’s natural wonders and the most beautiful tourist destination of Vietnam. The bay features more than one thousand awesome limestone karsts and islands of various sizes and shapes along the coastline of Bai Chay beach. In thejourney of discovering the bay, kayaking gave us memorable feelings. Our group sometimes needed to stretch our bodies lying on the kayak in order not to bang the head to the rocky stalactites. With a kayak, you need some practice, particularly when sharing it with a partner. The second day on the Bay, we rose up early to enjoy the immense space of the bay and catch sunshine, and be ready with our camera for photo opportunities: sunrise on the water created an impressive seascape painting, and the tranquility was overwhelming. As recommended by our colleagues, Bich Dong Pagoda complex in Hoa Lu was included in the list of “must-see” sites. On a limestone mountain many statues of Buddha were enshrined therein. The top of the mountain had a statue of a Mandarin looking at the horizon in hope of viewing the landscape of Hoa Lu. Colors, shapes, and sounds of the shining stalactites converges in such a captivating miracle that no one could refuse to touch, knock and contemplate them in deed. The excursion from Hanoi took us to some of the traditional handicraft villages dotted the lush countryside surrounding the capital. A stop at a ceramic and pottery village was a chance to join and create our own ceramics, and buy refined products of ceramic at good prices. Thanks to a <a href="http://travelvietnam.indochinalands.com" title="travel agency in Vietnam">travel agency in Vietnam</a>, all had restful and pleasant days with many photos of Vietnam. Whether you choose a culture and sightseeing tour, trekking and adventure travel, or even customize your own trip; discover Vietnam's many treasures.
In Hue, many characteristics via Vietnamese dynasties all were reflected in Hue Royal tombs. Set on a hill, Khai Dinh tomb is smaller than other ones. Next, Tu Duc tomb lies in a boundless pine forest. And Ming Mang tomb is the last. Visiting this tomb, maybe anyone will be impressed by its large scale and a complex of palaces, temples, pavilions... Decorated with colorful lights and lamps along every lane, the streets of the old city of Hoi an were great for leisurely evening strolls. It was also a great experience when getting on the boat to go to a carpentry village with its arts of wood carving and sculpture.
Saigon in our eyes was a noisy and busy town with crowed streets and cafe shops. Cu Chi Tunnels, the residence of Viet Cong soldiers in the war, were definitely worth the day trip out of Saigon. These underground tunnels came with hospital, meeting rooms, kitchens, weapon storage rooms, and private rooms. Crawling down the tunnels was unbelievable. Not far from the center of My Tho in the Mekong Delta, Vinh Trang pagoda was definitely worth a visit. It was a beautiful and well-maintained sanctuary as well as a common home for orphans, disabled and other needy children. There was also a restaurant here. The <a href="http://travelvietnam.indochinalands.com/travel-vietnam.htm" title="Vietnam tour">Vietnam tour</a> offered an opportunity to see a country of a natural and fascinating beauty rapidly opening up to the outside world.
A memorable trip to Vietnam