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Where to go in Vietnam for a week

Hoan Kiem Lake area from flycam
Vietnam is not only known to be a country of gorgeous nature but also a place of modernization and urbanization. If you can only stay in Vietnam for a week, you will still be able to contemplate Vietnam’s highlights from the South, such as Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, Halong Bay, the spectacular spot and make all the way to the North to Ho Chi Minh City or pristine beach as Nha Trang. To get more information, you can click:  Indochina tours Vietnam

Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi

Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi

In the article today, we are going to show you the itinerary for Vietnam in seven days. You will be guaranteed to have an amazing time exploring busy Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, relaxing on Nha Trang beach and imposing nature of Halong Bay.

Day one in Hanoi

Hoan Kiem Lake area from flycam

Hoan Kiem Lake area from flycam- source: internet

You might be interested in spending at least one day in Hanoi to witness the bustling aspect of this city. Hanoi is packed with people from early morning till very late night, but also, that’s the thing that makes Hanoi exciting and different from other places. If you land in Hanoi early enough, make your way to some tourist-traps around the center. You can pay a visit to the Temple of Literature, Hoa Lo Prison, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, etc. However, in order to really emerging yourselves into the atmosphere here, don’t miss a visit to the Old Quarter, especially at night time. When you make it to this Ancient street, head to Ta Hien to grab some cheap beer and have a chit-chat with your friends while sitting on a tiny stool and tasting some delicate grilled food. If you are lucky enough to approach this area in the weekend, you will get the chance to join the walking street and see how modern Hanoians are making their efforts to hold an excessive number of traditional games back in these days. Decide to take part in several games are not a bad choice. Tourists are definitely warm welcomed!

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Halong Bay, one of Seven World Heritage
Day two to three in Halong Bay

Halong Bay, one of Seven World Heritage- source: internetAfter one or two days in Hanoi, we bet you are ready to get to Halong Bay whose sceneries definitely blow your mind. Halong is basically a complex of thousands of spectacular limestone islands emerging from the ocean. You can hire an overnight cruise which drifts tourists along the area and stop by a plenty of well-known sites for travelers to explore imposing caves. Besides contemplating the sceneries, visitors can also do kayak, swimming, fishing, do karaoke and diving while on board in the overnight cruise. At the same time, seafood is a must when you reach Halong Bay. Nothing is more appealing than enjoying some great local culinary on a fabulous trip.

Day four to five in Ho Chi Minh

It only takes you about two and a half hours from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon. Ho Chi Minh is a busy economic hub and Vietnam’s fastest growing city. The city is pretty big and is divided into districts but most of the city’s accommodation found in District 1 where available a selection of tourist attractions and affordable hotels. When you come to Ho Chi Minh, you have a lot of options to choose from such as spend some time on Pham Ngu Lao Road known to be the tourist street, take a short cruise along Saigon river, drive to Notre Dame Cathedral, China town, Ben Thanh Market, Nguyen Hue Street, etc. At the same time, food is also a signature of this city, therefore, don’t miss it! The special thing that only available in Ho Chi Minh City is drinking coffee and sitting flat on the ground which is called “cafe bet” in Vietnamese. Taking a sip of coffee on the pavement and watch how hurry people are in this city is incredibly unbelievable.

Day six to seven in Nha Trang

A corner of Nha Trang beach

A corner of Nha Trang beach

Now it’s time to get away from bustling cities and refresh yourself in Nha Trang which is considered to be the veach city of Vietnam. This city offers tourists pristine and beautiful long beach with white sand and verdant palms on the shore. Visitors can spend hours sunbathing or emerging themselves into the refreshing turquoise water. That 6 km of uninterrupted coastline, clear turquoise water, and golden sand will undoubtedly not make you disappointed. If you only want to stay in Nha Trang for one day, head to Da Lat should be in consideration too. Airports are both available in these two cities so you can be quite flexible with your intermarry.

So this is the firmly suggested journey to explore Vietnam on a tight budget of time for anyone who is planning to visit this gorgeous country. Believe or not, even for 7 days, you will still be impressed by the beautiful nature, delicate cuisine and particularly, get the sense of Vietnamese community which is far different from other places in the world.

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