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Hue, the Ancient Capital of Vietnam

 

 

Hue, the ancient capital of Vietnam, is located in the center of the country on the banks of the Perfume River. It is a lovely place with so many artistic and cultural attractions that travelers can not miss.

Declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1993, the monuments of Hue is often compared to the Forbidden City, in both its size and rich heritage. And, within this fortification, houses the Imperial City where you can observe the necropolis, many pagodas and temples.

The Thien Mu pagoda is an important pilgrimage site in Vietnam, that was built by the Nguyen dynasty. Another monument that travelers admire and wonder is the tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh. The architecture is an interesting blend of  Vietnamese style with European decor. And what surrounds the landscape help create an impressive effect. The tomb of King Minh Mang also a must visit both for its magnificence and for the fascinating personal story of the monarch, who was much loved by his people.

Hue is a must see for the tourists who arrive in Vietnam. The magic of its culture makes it a perfect destination. And if your travel coincides with the celebration of the Hue Festival which takes place between May and June, you will witness a party like no other.

 

 

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The Caves of Tam Coc

 

Near the town of Ninh Binh, an hour and a half from Hanoi, Vietnam, are the caves of Tam Coc, meaning, “three caves”), in the karst landscape environment of the Ngo Dong River. The area is known as the “Ha Long Bay”. In a boat trip, tourists will embark on a journey of a lost world, including canals and rice fields where the Vietnamese rural life goes unchanged for hundreds of years, and where the views are nothing short of amazing.

With the growth of tourism, the harmony of the place may be overshadowed by the insistent sellers. But nothing compares to navigating the canals and river. Finally, it is important to consider a rigorous sun protection on a tour of Tam Coc.

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The Sand Dunes of Mui Ne

If you have planned an escapade in Vietnam, be sure to visit one of its extraordinary places. One spectacular spot in Vietnam are the sand dunes of Mui Ne .

The sand dune of Mui Ne is located in an area colored by lush forests and bamboo groves; dunes that stretch for miles—varying from red to yellow to white.

The highest part of the dunes resembles a miniature Sahara, where there are no plants of any kind. The slopes are steep and difficult to trace. Also, if you go to Mui Ne, you can enjoy the view of small lakes and forests and pine trees that make their way through the sand.

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The Lost World of Tam Coc, Vietnam

Near the town of Ninh Binh, an hour and a half from Hanoi, Vietnam, are the caves of Tam Coc (the translation would be “three caves”), in the karst landscape environment Ngo Dong River. The area is known as “Ha Long bay inside.” In a boat trip, we will go into a lost world, including canals and rice fields where the Vietnamese rural life goes unchanged for hundreds of years, and where the views are nothing short of amazing.

With the growth of tourism, the harmony of the place may be overshadowed by the insistent minority sellers. But nothing compares when navigating through the canals and rivers.

Finally, it is important to consider a rigorous sun protection on a tour of Tam Coc, including a hood and we will not complain about being there too cautious.

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Nha Trang: The Coral Beach

Nha Trang is the capital of the Vietnamese city of Khanh Hoa . Throughout its territory youcan find delightful beaches and coral reefs that are considered the most beautiful in Southeast Asia. It is also a port city with excellent range of services for tourists.

If you like to enjoy the wonders of the sea, then you’re in luck because in Nha Trang , you can find all the facilities to practice water sports: great beaches, perfect waves, heat, sun and tranquility. What more can you ask for? But you must avoid the rainy season as you will not be able to enjoy the fun these beaches have to offer. If you are not very excited about surfing or diving, you can choose to go for hiking or trekking through the interiors Nha Trang. On the contrary, if you just want to rest and relax, get a tan, have the locals give you massages, enjoy the natural beauty, collect bag full of souvenirs or enjoy the food, we assure you that there are plenty of options. Do not miss the opportunity to taste the delicious sea food including lobsters and crabs.

In Nha Trang there are four, and highly recommended, beaches: two very popular and two more remote and quiet. Choosing which to visit depends on your mood. If you go to the beaches of Doc Let and Dai Lanh, you will always be engulfed with tourists. Dai Lanh Beach has a semicircular area of 83 square kilometers where you can see sand dunes to the opposite side of the coast. Doc Let beach on the other hand is long, wide, white sand and shallow.

If you prefer seeing fewer people and experience a different a trip, we recommend you to go to the Whale Island where you can go diving and see beautiful corals. The other alternative is the jungle beach where you’ll find three hectares of land between mountains and forests that cover the sandy beaches and crystal clear water. Here you can also go hiking, canoeing and mountain climbing.