Popular Destinations in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi


Categorizing a holiday in  Vietnam could be difficult.  First you will note that in Vietnam there are places which offer you the conveniences of luxury hotel offerings in rapidly growing cities such as Ho chi Minh city.  You will also find in Vietnam the exact opposite of the bustling city which is a place of beautiful and awe-inspiring mountains, forests, rivers, caves and stretches of white sand.

However, this is not even quite correct because it is much more than that, with plenty of surprise, beauty, and wonder awaiting.

There are so many wonderful sights to see in Vietnam you will find it difficult to know where to begin.  Although you can find a lot of tours to different parts of the country, first timers in Vietnam should start by visiting its two greatest cities.

The business and financial hub of Vietnam is Ho Chi Ming city.  The growth of this city is very evident and it has become a popular tourist destination in South east Asia.  Perhaps you have heard of the place called Saigon; that was the old name of Ho Chi Minh city.  Ho Chi Minh city is one of the fastest growing cities in Southeast Asia and has a distinctive identity of blending the traditional and the urban.  This place is the perfect starting point for Vietnam tours here which serves to introduce the country.

There are many places to visit in Ho Chi Minh city like the War Museum, Reunification Palace, ThienHau Pagoda, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Fito traditional medicine museum.  The Ben Thanh Market is their shopping place in downtown Ho Chi Ming city, and uptown you can enjoy a quiet evening of good food at the little bistros and restaurants.  There is also the popular Cu Chi tunnels which were constructed by the Vietnamese fighters which was a tunnel network they used during their fight for independence. Learn more about tours at http://www.ehow.com/info_7870924_package-holidays.html.

The capital city and north of HO Chi Minh City is the city of Hanoi.  If you want to know the culture, arts, and Literature of the country, this is a wonderful destination.  Hanoi boasts of being the heart and soul of Vietnam.  It has a slower pace, tranquil ambiance, and gentler nature.  Here you can go exploring on foot or take a cyclo ride.

The Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, his house on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda, the Van Mieu-QuocTuGiam (the Temple of Literature), and the Ngoc Son temple, are the places which you should not miss to go to in Hanoi. Know more about Vietnam tours at itourvn.com/.


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