Travel Off Path: 5 reasons why travellers visit Vietnam
Update: Jan 23, 2024
(TITC) - Vietnam owns diverse landscapes and jaw-dropping sights, with a long standing history. The country nestles in Southeast Asia has steadily gained international popularity. Travel Off Path recently listed 5 reasons why Vietnam is famous among international visitors.

Vietnam’s popularity shows first and foremost in the number of international tourists coming to the country in 2023. According to the local General Statistic Office, in December only, Vietnam welcomed 1.4 million international visitor arrivals. This number marks an 11.2% increase from the previous month (November) and a whopping 93.9% increase compared to December of 2022.

Hoi An Ancient Town (Photo: Vinpearl)

Vietnam is A Treasure Trove Of Historical Wonders

Vietnam offers beyond its incredible landscapes. All the ups and downs of history left a great mark on architecture, cuisine and day-to-day traditions of Vietnamese. Hoi An Ancient Town - the UNESCO World Heritage Site is a typical example of a local attraction that suits any traveller’s itinerary. Its well preserved architecture reflects the cultural integration of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. The town reflects a fusion of indigenous and foreign cultures (principally Chinese and Japanese with later European influences) that combined to produce this unique survival.

The Complex of Hue Monuments (Photo: Collection)

The Complex of Hue Monuments is another UNESCO-approved attraction. The Ancient Imperial City of Hue allows visitors to step back in time and witness the glory of the Nguyen Dynasty.

History enthusiasts can pay visits to some of several monument sites such as the Cu Chi Tunnels and the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City.

A Great-Value Destination

Travel Off Path stated, the consumer prices (excluding rent) in Vietnam, Ha Noi in particular, are lower than other countries in the Southeast Asia region. This advantage is coincidently suitable for Digital nomads, who usually travel to different locations to work. Plus, Vietnam now extends the duration of stay for foreigners; thereby, e-visas will be granted for citizens of all countries and territories with 90-day stay duration and valid for multiple entry. Citizens of 13 countries enjoying unilateral visa exemption can stay in Vietnam up to 45 days.

Hoan Kiem Lake, Ha Noi (Photo: Collection)

Picture-Perfect Views

Vietnam also has stunning views for you to admire. From the towering limestone karsts of Ha Long Bay to the terraced rice fields of Sa Pa, adventures are waiting for you. Exploring Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, the lush Mekong Delta, and the awe-inspiring Ban Gioc Waterfalls, all of the places not only offer ethereal, pristine beauty but also abundant opportunities for adrenaline-pumping activities.

Ban Gioc Waterfalls (Photo: Collection)

There are various options for you to choose in Vietnam, from trekking in the northern mountains, cruising along the Mekong River, or diving in the crystal-clear waters off Phu Quoc Island, sunbathing on the pristine beaches of Da Nang...

A Foodie’s Paradise

Culture of a country can be discovered through cuisine, and so does Vietnam. The country has mesmerising sights of local cuisine, especially street food.

Travel Off Path described Vietnamese cuisine as a feast for the senses. Dishes boast vibrant flavours, fresh ingredients, the perfect balance of sweet, sour, salty and umami.

Pho and banh mi are two famous dishes that help mark Vietnam on the World’s cuisine map. However, other lesser-known delicacies of Vietnam are also worth to try: bun cha (vermicelli with charcoal-grilled pork), cao lau (noodle bowl), banh cuon (steamed rice rolls), cha gio (spring rolls), banh xeo (crispy pancakes),...

Bun cha (Photo: Collection)

Legendary warmth and hospitality

Above all, Vietnam is well-known for its kind hearted people. Vietnamese people welcome visitors with their warmth, hospitality, genuine smiles and willingness to help. This factor makes Vietnam a country worth returning to and coming back for more.

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