Vietnam is a beautiful South Asian country that has recently popped up in a lot of travelers' itineraries. The country’s charm lies in its beautiful rugged sceneries, amazing cuisine that is suitable for all kinds of different taste buds, friendly and helpful locals, and its rich culture. It is also one of the very few international destinations that don't cost a bomb for an Indian citizen to visit.
With that said, let’s take a look at a few reasons why you should travel to Vietnam during your next holiday abroad.
Reasons why Vietnam should be the next holiday destination for Indians
When we hear the words “international travel”, the first thing we think about is how expensive it must have been. However, you can still travel abroad without burning a hole in your pocket. Vietnam is especially attractive since the country is very cheap even for Indians. You can visit Vietnam with just a budget of under 50,000 INR.
Read more about how much money you’ll need to spend in Vietnam.
Vietnam has relatively easy visa procedures which makes it perfect for impromptu trips. You can get a visa on arrival at one of the main international airports either in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, or Danang. You can apply for the visa on arrival online and once you land in Vietnam, you will be able to directly go to the immigration checkpoint and get your visa stamped after you pay $25 in cash to the officers there. It’s a hassle-free process where everything is done online.
Vietnam is famous for the devastating Vietnam War or American War as it is known here. But the country actually has a rich history that dates back to at least 2000 BCE. Over the years, it has been influenced by various other cultures like the Khmer, Chinese, and French which has resulted in a unique amalgamation of cultures that makes Vietnam what it is today. You can even find a total of eight UNESCO World heritage sites across the country.
Vietnamese cuisine has been creating a splash around the world and making people drool over its taste. Despite the prevalence of Vietnamese food around the world, there is something about having authentic cuisine in its home country that just makes it all the better. Everywhere you go in Vietnam you will be treated to some amazing food. Some dishes you need to try while in Vietnam are pho, banh mi, bun cha, banh xeo, and Goi cuon.
Vietnam is home to some of the most stunning sceneries. The scenery across the country is so varied that no two places are alike. If you go north, you’ll come across the highlands of Sapa, magnificent mountains like Mt. Fansipan (the tallest mountain in Vietnam), and limestone karsts jutting out of bays. Go south and you’ll witness the majestic Mekong Delta with its mangrove forests. Right along the middle, you’ll get to experience the sandy beaches of Danang and quaint picturesque towns like Hoi An.