Who's ready for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure welcome to MojoTravels And today we're counting down our picks for the top 10 reasons to put Vietnam on your bucket list Are you a fan of our videos? Be sure to subscribe to mojo travels and ring the bell to be notified about our latest videos? For this list We're taking a look at some of the most compelling arguments as to why you should consider Vietnam for your next travel destination According to the Vietnam impression travel company number 10.
It's a relatively inexpensive Destination $1.
00 goes far in this country in Vietnam one can easily get by on 40 US dollars per day Talk to some seasoned to backpackers and they'll tell you that you can manage with significantly less But why push your luck when you're already spending a fraction of what you would in most places around the world? For just fifty to sixty dollars per day including accommodations You can have quite a comfortable and experience filled trip one that lets you eat out at authentic local restaurants and party in the evening hostel dormitories and shared rooms can be as cheap as five to ten dollars a Good meal is often just a couple of bucks and beer is often less than a dollar number nine It's among the safest countries in Southeast Asia.
Cheap and safe need not be mutually exclusive but when it comes to travel they rarely go hand in hand Thankfully Vietnam is one of the rare Exceptions if you're traveling by scooter or bike you need to be careful as the rules of the road are far less clear than in Many countries same goes for crossing the street to be honest But apart from that the nation actually has a relatively great reputation for safety in terms of serious crimes Tourists are more likely to get themselves hurt after over inviting acting irresponsibly when exploring the countryside Or not respecting the local sea creatures number eight locals are friendly and hospitable Countless backpackers agree that the Vietnamese are absolutely incredible Hosts whether you're interacting with a hawker selling street food, staff at a hostel, or just a passerby on the street You're likely to be greeted with a smile and treated with kindness and respect If you open yourself up and kind you may very well find yourself being treated like family Now that's not to say you should walk around Vietnam with rose tinted glasses Naively assuming the best in everyone you meet scam artists can be found the world over more often than not in Vietnam however the curiosity and helpfulness is genuine number seven coffee rather than Begrudgingly settle for run of the mill chain coffee Why not embrace local customs and culture? Vietnam is second only to Brazil in terms of world coffee production and you better believe they've got their own Special way of serving it in fact across the country You'll even find a number of regional variations like in Hanoi where coffee frequently has an egg yolk added to it.
Most commonly However, Vietnamese style coffee is served with sweetened condensed milk either iced or hot The flavor of the coffee also tends to be more robust Vietnamese coffee culture simply is an experience unto itself number six fewer visa issues the paperwork required to travel overseas is at best an inconvenience and at worst a massive headache sometimes there are so many hoops to jump through that it can begin to feel like the Destination in question doesn't actually want to receive international visitors Thankfully Whereas some other nations require an excessive amount of documentation and might demand anything from proof of residents and personal income to hotel reservations or Vaccination certificates Vietnam is fairly relaxed the rules change depending on where you hail from but most travelers can apply for a visa on arrival Which can be done quickly and easily online ahead of time and only costs about 40 to 70 US dollars Depending on whether it's for a single entry or multi entry visa Other than that just make sure that your passport doesn't expire for at least six months number five Not only is Vietnamese food cheap.
It's also incredibly delicious Most people have already tried the country's major culinary exports like for than me and spring rolls But that's just scratching the surface of what Viet Nam's culinary landscape has to offer the key Ingredients that give Vietnamese cuisine its distinctive flavor profile include fresh herbs Like holy basil and cilantro fish sauce lemon grass.
Shrimp paste and much more Because of its focus on fruit vegetables and seafood and a tendency towards smaller portions of meat Vietnamese food is not just delicious but quite healthy as well number four culture and history We've talked about the food and hospitality found in Vietnam But those represent just one small part of the Vietnamese cultural experience firstly the country has a rich buddhist history Which can be appreciated by exploring its numerous temples And then one of the most unique enduring traditions of Vietnamese culture are the floating markets located in the Mekong Delta They are essentially Street markets But on water with the locals crowding together in boats of varying shapes and sizes all loaded down with various Goods and produce to sell Another great way to appreciate Vietnamese culture is to partake in one of the many Festivals or holidays or for a look at more recent history by visiting the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City Number three diverse natural beauty despite the widespread destruction of the Vietnam War Much of the country staggering natural beauty remains to be appreciated by both locals and world visitors the entire country warrants Exploration, but there are a few especially noteworthy natural spaces that we feel deserve a special mention.
First is Fung Yeah, ke bong National Park a massive area of pristine wilderness.
It's home to the Fung.
Yeah and Son Doong caves It's also a cradle of biodiversity and home to a wide array of unique creatures Die lack also warrant to mention and halong bay is arguably the country's greatest natural treasure here tall Dramatic limestone rock formations rise from the crystal-clear waters to create an otherworldly and captivating sight number two Beach The beaches in Vietnam are so remarkable.
They deserve an entire entry to themselves Monet and dennings beaches are just three of the most popular destinations in the nation But with over 2, 000 miles of coastline plus an abundance of Islands Vietnam has plenty of under-the-radar beaches Just waiting to be discovered.
We highly recommend heading out to the amazing phu quoc as well as its neighbouring and Thai island We're more quietly secluded sandy coves await orb in lop if you're looking for something a bit more dramatic Consider Lee Sun where the rock formations will take your breath away number one It's a land of adventure while any one of the affer mentioned points is reason enough to add Vietnam to your bucket list at the end of the day the Biggest argument we can make is what Vietnam as a whole has to offer Yes, it's safe.
And there are plenty of familiar comforts to be found when you need them But it also has a genuine authenticity to it the country feels as if it still holds local secrets Just waiting to be uncovered by adventurous travelers From cliff diving and trekking through the wilderness to scuba diving and kite surfing there's no shortage of adrenaline-inducing Activities to partake in and in the major cities, there's always something exciting to do.
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