Over the past few decades, Vietnam has changed itself into an attractive tourism spot in Asia as well as in all over the world as it maintains not only splendors of proud artistic inventions, but also evidences of precedent tragic history.
Supposed to be the most fascinating travel trends in 2014, Mekong River cruise tours and golf travel in Vietnam are providing visitors in all over the world with unique experiences that best present the beauty of Vietnamese culture and nature.
Mekong River cruise might be a memento of your holidays with full of cultural and historical experiences. The cruises are newly launched and annually upgraded to have the superior services in the most reasonable prices.
The mighty Mekong, one of a dozen longest rivers in the world, crosses the far south of Vietnam before spilling over the ocean. After bordering Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia with sufficient resources of fish, irrigation water, cross-country transportation, it brings into Vietnam alluvium and make the Mekong Delta the biggest paddy field of the country, the world’s second rice exporter.
To deeply go into the history and current life of the region, things can be very relaxed and swimmingly sitting on board and contemplate life of the delta day by day. Tourists can enjoy a 15-day trip on a luxury river cruise to explore the best of Vietnam and Indochina with the picturesque Halong Bay and the unique World Heritage Angkor Wat. The cruise tours also help tourists to get far apart from the hectic Saigon and contemplate life along the Mekong with its fascinating floating markets, ordinary life of the locals and charming landscape of the countryside. You can discover sampan trip to villages, garden of fruits, fish farms and fertile paddy fields within several relaxing days.
Golf travel in Vietnam is also another hot trend in 2014. Described as “undiscovered Golf destination of the Year", Vietnam has fascinated golfers not only by its modern, well-designed and beautiful golf courses, but also with its rich history, ancient culture, nice climate, magnificent landscapes and sceneries, friendly people, wonderful foods. By the fast development over the recent years, this country would soon be a must-to-play for golfer worldwide.
Stretch along the East Sea with different zone of climates and geography, Vietnam currently has about 25 golf courses operating in the country, with more than 30 projects at some stage of construction. Three major areas where golf courses located on are:
- Hanoi and it surrounding with two 54-holes golf courses, three 36-holes golf courses and eight 18-holes golf courses.
- The center and coastline: six 18 holes golf course.
- Saigon and it surrounding: two 36 holes golf courses, three 27-holes golf courses and five 18-holes golf course.
Vietnam has offered a wide range of nice restaurants; theme and entertainment clubs with international standards, the best facilities and convenience, which are the vital factors for the decision of choosing golf course. Furthermore, with political stability, friendly people, firm structure of society, Vietnam is definitely a safe and secure destination for golfer.
Vietnam’s capital city has to be one of Asia’s most fascinating cities offering a unique blend of oriental and western charm. It is a city of exotic brightly painted temples and pagodas, elegant ochre-washed colonial villas, bustling narrow streets and alleys, grand tree-lined boulevards and shaded lakes. First established as Vietnam’s capital in 1010, when it was known as Thang Long, the city’s name changed several times before it eventually became Hanoi in 1831.
You cannot end your holidays without visiting the Old Quarter. It is here that Hanoi began life as a commercial centre over a thousand years ago. The original 36 streets that make up the Old Quarter are named after the goods once sold there such as silk, paper, silver, copper, herbs, cotton, fish and chicken.
Just to the south of the bustling Old Quarter streets is Hoan Kiem Lake, an oasis of calm right in the centre of the city. Some of the capital’s finest colonial buildings can be found in the area of Hoan Kiem Lake including the magnificent Opera House, History Museum and the Metropole Hotel.
A couple of kilometers west of Hoan Kiem Lake are the imposing granite structure housing Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum. The mausoleum overlooks Ba Dinh Square, the square where President Ho Chi Minh read Vietnam’s Declaration of Independence at the end of World War Two. Nearby is the lotus flower-shaped temple of the One Pillar Pagoda, first built in 1049, and the grand palace that was once the residence of the Governor-General of French Indochina.
Hanoi also has some great shopping, particularly in the Old Quarter where bargains include silk, embroidery, handicrafts and original works of art. There are some interesting day trip options from Hanoi including Hoa Lu, the site of Vietnam’s first capital, Tam Coc Caves, the Perfume Pagoda and Hoa Binh, the home of many ethnic minority groups.
Recently, Vietnam has attained many social and economic achievements, which boosted the tourism segment to an advanced state and improved its competitiveness. Especially, expense in Vietnam become more reasonable and effective for international recently as the exchange rate between VND and other main international current such USD, GBP, Euro has sharply increased. Therefore, there is no reason for this beautiful country to be the hot spot of your holidays in 2014. Take a chance for Vietnam holidays by contacting our professional consultants at firstname.lastname@example.org for instant help and best deals.