How exactly do you describe Vietnam? Probably as a war riddled country that has risen above the ashes to become a cultural smorgasbord of myriad influences. The country has left behind its horrid past only to become an astonishingly inspiring spirit. At the moment, Vietnam has become one of the most frequented countries for luxury travel courtesy the ravishing natural beauty, a stunning coastline, exotic national parks and emerald-green mountains, add to that energetic cities, an incredible heritage, stand out culture, generous people and incredible gastronom. Vietnam surely packs a punch on all fronts in your Luxury travel Vietnam. Vietnam is as dramatic as it is dynamic. There’s modern day Hanoi that charms the globetrotter with the scenic charisma of Halong Bay’s azure ocean pierced by surreal-looking limestone islands. On the other hand, we have Ho Chi Minh City or HCMC, a place that has a never ending French colonial legacy of stately museums and the crispy baguettes and coffee culture, both placed at intervals with Hoi An’s graceful history and Sapa’s colorful Hill Tribe traditions.
In a sentence of most apt description, Hanoi is the belle of Asia with the blend of Parisian grace and Asian pace. Over 1000 years old, this is a colonial city that has borne impressively pleasing boulevards, revered pagodas, labyrinthine streets and dilapidated lemon-colored houses. Drift in the flow at the Old Quarter, visit small art galleries, spend some leisurely time at cafes with Cathedral views or enjoy a unique buffet experience at a restored Buddhist temple. If you are planning to get the local Conducted by a Tai Chi master who has practiced this philosophy for more than a decade, this is a great way to de-stress in pristine, natural surroundings. But wait! There’s more. You just cannot miss out on your trips to Duyan Thai, Ninh So & Nhi Khe. Duay, a scenic village that has been home to many generations of the lacquer artist. Set out on the journey of the picturesque Ninh that has gained fame for bamboo craftsmanship while the winding alleys of Nhi Khe house skilled artisans who design intricate ornaments and musical instruments.
Ho Chi Minh City
The hustling Ho Chi Minh City is going to spark a traveler’s energy the moment they land in the southern side of Vietnam. Once a French Colony, Ho Chi Minh is studded with many French colonial landmarks that let tourists live the interesting history of Vietnam; and this conveniently brings us to the visit of the Museum of Ho Chi Minh City. In the yesteryears, it was the palace of the Governor but now it is a place of attraction due to the picturesque grounds. History buffs are always enthralled to find a collection of weaponry and memorabilia from the country’s revolutionary struggle as well as captured US fighter planes and tanks. Once you are done with turning the pages of the Vietnamese history, the next stopover is The Cao Dai Temple.
This is the worship place of a relatively new religion Cao Dai. The temple is distinctive for its “all-seeing eye” which also dominates the architecture. This Cao Dai temple is the main temple for the religion and is hugely ornate and impressive. Most people combine a trip to the temple with the Cu Chi Tunnels excursion.
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