Visiting Vietnam means seeing backpackers all over the place, and like you, they also wish to explore a unique city that has so much to offer in terms of historical attractions, exciting activities, and a beaming culture.

In Ho Chi Minh (or Saigon), the economic center of the country, you will not have difficulty looking for places to stay—there are actually so many places to choose from that you could have difficulty picking the one you like.

Here, you can get by with around $25 to $30 a day. There are many cheap lodging to choose from, and the prices in small cafes, restaurants, and street food are very cheap. If you want the trip to be a little more fancy, spending around $60 to $70 a day will already give you better accommodation and of course, more food trips.

One of the many things that people absolutely love about this country is the food. Sure, it’s possible that you have many Vietnamese restaurants in your country, but nothing compares to experiencing the authentic stuff here. The following are some of the menu items that you must try: The famous Pho (noodle soup with chicken or beef and id served with bean sprouts, basil, and lime), the Ga Nuong Sa (grilled beef or chicken), Bo Kho (beef stes), Com Ga Rau Thom (mint chicken rice). You must also try the Vietnamese coffee, which is a bit different with other coffee varieties in the world: it is normally made with Vietnamese dark roast coffee with condensed milk, and could be enjoyed hot or iced.

There are so many architectural wonders and many galleries to see in Hanoi. Some of the famous attractions are the Hanoi Citadel, the One Pillar Pagoda, and the Temple of Literature. If you want to learn more about the city’s past, visit Ho Chi Minhn’s Museum, the Vietnam Museum of Ethnography, the Vietnam Military History Museum, and the Vietnam Military History Museum.

You will also get to see some amazing pagodas and temples here.  Marvel at the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university; the Ngoc Son Pagoda, the Bach Ma Temple, and the Thay and Tay Phuong Pagodas.

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam‘s largest city, also has so many activities in store for visitors. This place is famous for the Mekong Delta, where you can experience a nature trip like no other. Go hiking at Sam Mountain, a Buddhist Pilgrimage site. As you climb, you will see a mixture of the old and the new, as there are temples and cafés to encounter when walking. When you finally reach the top, you will catch a great view of the delta and the town of Chau Doc.

Whether you’re traveling by yourself, with a partner, with a group or friends, or with family, this place has so many activities that will surely make one great, big holiday. There is a reason why this place is flocked by visitors every year, and when you finally experience it for yourself, you will see why.


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