Part 1 – The Southern
I was resolved to encounter however much of Vietnam as could reasonably be expected amid my 1 month of go through the nation. My excursion began in Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam, and throughout the span of my 4 weeks there, I gradually worked my route north to Hanoi through transports and trains.
Coating a sum of 7 ends of the line, this was unquestionably one of my busiest months of go in Southeast Asia, then again, I likewise feel that this pace permitted me to altogether encounter Vietnam all in all.
For anybody arranging a comparative excursion over the length of the nation, here’s a gander at how I organized my month of go in Vietnam:
Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon – 3 days –
Saigon is a city for foodies! When I wasn’t sightseeing, I was eating my way around town and one of the food highlights turned out to be pho. I had tried pho before and I always thought it was such a bland dish without very much flavour, but as it turns out, I just needed to eat it in Vietnam to enjoy the dish in all its glory. The combination of cilantro, chilli peppers, lime, Asian basil and bean sprouts was amazing!
In terms of sightseeing, since my time was limited, I decided to sign up for a 1 day tour of the city and I then spent the rest of the time wandering around on my own. (There are plenty of tour agencies across the city, so you won’t be short of options!)
My tour took me to the Vietnam War Remnants Museum for a sobering look at the lasting effects of the Vietnam War; the Reunification Palace, where the North Vietnamese crashed through the gates officially putting an end to the war; the Thien Hau Pagoda, which is a temple dedicated to the Goddess of the Sea; the Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, which is a cathedral that was established by the French colonists; and lastly the Saigon Central Post Office, which was constructed by the same man behind the Eiffel Tower – Gustave Eiffel!
Mekong Delta – 3 days –
The Mekong Delta is a district in southwestern Vietnam where the Mekong River discharges out into the sea. The delta is made up of a boundless system of streams and waterways, and the untamed life found in the area is positively astounding. While I may have wound up on the bad dream voyage through the Mekong Delta, this locale of Vietnam is loaded with lavish vegetation and regular excellence. In short, it is not to be missed!
My one tip is that you do your exploration regarding the organization you’re going to be booking your visit with. I took a visit that looked incredible on paper – we were going to be going by a great deal of spots – nonetheless, what we weren’t told is that a large portion of our time would be used sitting on a transport and that our stops would be greatly short.
“Uhh, you’re providing for me 30 minutes to climb 400 steps, visit a sanctuary, and return running down those 400 steps?” This could be an issue.