The 9 Best Reasons Why You Shoud Visit Vietnam

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From foodies and beach hoppers to art and culture buffs and adventure seekers, Vietnam has something to offer everyone. With its 3.000 kilometers of tropical coastline, exquisite food and fascinating culture, this amazing country is waiting to be expored by the tourist hoards. Get ahead of the crowds and go now; We list the reasons why.

Friendly people

Vietnam should be called ‘the land of endless smiles’. Friendliness is present in every corner, from the urban cities to rural countryside. Do not hesitate to make friends and explore local culture while you are here.
old woman’s smile
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Reasonable Cost

Budget travelers will certainly love Vietnam. Hostel dorm roos can go as cheap as $4 per night and great street food can be found for $1 – 2$.

History

Vietnam is one of the oldest cultures in South East Asia, dating back to 2000 BC, and it has a complicated history starting from its native Dong Son culture and spanning thousands of years. The country has been influenced by Chinese, Khmer, and Indian cultures, as well as French colonialism.

Delicious food

Street food is a trademark of Vietnam. Stop at one of those food stalls on the sidewalk, grab a small plastic stool and sit down. What you will get next is simply heavenly. From “Pho” noodle soup, spring rolls, “Banh Mi” and sticky rice to seafood, Vietnamese food is always tasty, fresh and healthy.
vietnamese food
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Fresh fruit

Tropical fruit is not to be missed while in Vietnam. Fans of watermelon, pineapple, banana, mango, and mandarin will certainly find paradise here, as well as discovering new, strange, spiky types that they might have never seen before. Fruits is sold everywhere in the makets, on the sidewalks, or in the mall, and is always fresh and cheap.
two red apple fruits
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Best coffee in the world

The second largest coffee exporter worldwide, Vietname boasts an exellent coffee culture in the green tea continent. Black coffee, coffee with condensed milk, coffee with coconut milk, coffee with egg yolk, coffee with yoghurt; try it all.
Ho Chi Minh nightlife
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Beautiful beaches

While Thailand or the Philippines are popular for beach holidays, Vietnam’s tropical beaches are far less acknowledged. But once found out they will no doubt get the same levels of tourism; go before they are discovered.
Ninh Binh, Vietnam
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Magnificent mountains

Mountaineers will love visiting Vietnam, home to the peak of former Infochina, the Fansipan. Sapa town in the North of Vietnam attracts not only leisure travelers but also mountain hikers.
Ninh Binh Province, Vietnam
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Adventures

The best way to get the most out of Vietnam is to do as locals do; rent a motorbike and either drive to the mountains in the North or along the length of the whole country from north to south. The roads can be tricky and badly maintained though, and this epic ride is not for the faint hearted.
Long Bien bridge, Vietnam
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