Holidays are the best time to plan a vacation. Doing so and enacting upon it will lead to a much-needed relaxation in this fast-paced life that we live. If we truly wish to embrace ourselves, it is necessary to take a break from the routine that we have developed and give some time to the soul to gather as much of the stamina as it can through vacations.
There are many countries in Southeast Asia. Starting from the south of China and going up to the north of Australia, there are many countries that would make the list. There is something quite similar among these countries and yet none of them are identical. You will find out that each one of them has something unique to offer and Vietnam is no exception to this statement. There are landscapes and cities that will take your breath away.
Vietnam is one of the most important countries in Southeast Asia and one of the places that everyone in the world must visit.
The deep valleys and the white sand beaches are going to be enough to provide you with all the relaxation that you want but nothing will go beyond the thrill that you will experience by travelling through the country on a motorcycle.
Here are 7 places in Vietnam that you must visit on your bike:
This small town is located in the North-western region of the country and is quite close to the Chinese border. Covered in mountainous terrain, it is a beautiful place to visit in Vietnam. Plan your trip somewhere between March and May or between September and November, and you will be able to see one of the most beautiful sights in the world. The mountains will be broken into steps and these steps will be covered in leaves and flowers as the farmers grow their crop. You can also get off your bike and find some good trails for trekking in the region. Do not forget your camera as the landscape is quite picturesque.
When you get to Vietnam, Hanoi is the first city that you will step in, considering that it is the capital of the country. There are quite a lot of things that you can do within the city but given the crowded and narrow streets in it, you will either have to walk everywhere or rent a bike. This way, you will avoid the public transport and can create your own timeline for the itinerary that you have planned. Some of the places in the capital city that you can visit include the Grand Opera House, Saint Joseph’s Cathedral, the Ba Vi National Park, and the countless temples and pagodas.
Ho Chi Minh City
There is no city that will remind you more of New York City as Ho Chi Minh City. It is booming with business centres and is one of the most important cities in the country. The population in the city is the highest that you will find in Vietnam and it is always recommended to rent a bike if you wish to get around in the city. Ever since Vietnam was a French colony, Ho Chi Minh City was the center of attention in the country and you can have a look at the French influence by visiting the Old French Quarter in the city. Shop around for amulets and antiques in the French Quarter at cheap prices and enjoy the lush greenery surrounding the city.
This is one of the oldest cities in Vietnam and is located right along the coast. When you ride up to the city on your motorcycle, you can smell the stories that are carried over on the sea breeze. Visit a pub in the city and talk to the locals who will tell you quite a lot of stories about the old days. You can also run into quite a many sailors who will tell you about their adventures on the sea. There are many beaches that you can visit in the city. For nightlife, you can visit the clubs, which will provide you with the high of dancing without the excessive crowds.
This is one of the most recommended places to visit on a bike in Vietnam. If you are looking to get away from the modern bustle of life and are looking for a more traditional lifestyle, then Ta Phin village is the place to go. The village is located near Sapa and the lack of proper roads paves the way for it to be traveled on an adventure motorcycle. Mostly populated by the people of Red Dao, the local community is entirely aloof from the modern amenities, enjoying the traditional way of living.
If you are looking to pop some Andre Champagne and propose to your loved one, Da Nang is the perfect place to do it. There are many monuments and parks in the city where you can go down on one knee, including the Golden Bridge, which is more popularly known as the Hand Bridge in Vietnam. Apart from that, there are also quite a lot of restaurants, museums, and beaches where you can ask your loved one to be by your side forever.
This coastal destination will remind you of the many relaxing cities that you may have seen in Hollywood movies. There is a crescent-shaped beach in the city and the open bay has quite a lot of small islands. The overall climate of the city is quite cool and pleasant, and the parks in the city have been maintained quite well. If you are in the city, do not forget to visit the Po Nagar Tower, the Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam, and the Long Son Pagoda.
Beauty in Paradise
Vietnam has had its fair share of problems in the past but it has emerged out to be quite a popular tourist destination. The various rulers over the years have left their mark on the country and you can still see the influence of their rules on the art and architecture of the country. The overall landscape is also quite beautiful and you can be assured to receive quite a lot of likes on social media when you post pictures from your vacation to Vietnam.
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