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Vietnam. The Undiscovered Gem

Vietnam, an exotic country with breathtaking natural beauty. Leaning a motorcycle around sweeping mountain roads, basking in sunlight on stunning beaches, and exploring spectacular caves, are but a fraction at offer. The country will compel you to explore its incredible heritage, that you may become so addicted to Vietnam's charm, you may never leave. Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, lies in Southeast Asia, bordering Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Malaysia. Vietnam is one of the most popular motorcycle tourist destinations in South East Asia, with its famous Ho Chi Minh highway that snakes through the mountians. However, the land has plenty more to offer, like some of the largest caves like Phong Nha Caves, and stunning ancient temples such as the Perfumed Pagoda. A popular destination among backpackers, Vietnam is seen as a must do when Backpacking SouthEast Asia.

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Free Tips For Visiting Vietnam

Get 5 Facts You Should Know When Visiting Vietnam + 5 International Travel Tips:
Preparing for a vacation is exciting and can be a rush. Often, little things can make a big difference to having a successful trip. You can wing it and end up like me being stranded with no bus just after the Laos border and 800 km to your next stop, wake up covered in bed bugs, be ripped of with donation scams, or you can sidestep these experiences by following the advice from people that learned the hard way. Here are five important tips taken from my Vietnam 50 facts book to keep in mind for your Vietnam adventure. Plus, get 5 International Travel Tips from my book: 100 International Travel Tips.

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Main Tourist Attractions in Vietnam

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Ha Long Bay

Hạ Long Bay (descending dragon bay) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a popular travel destination, in Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam. Administratively, the bay belongs to Hạ Long City, Cẩm Phả town, and the part of Vân Đồn District. The bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various sizes and shapes. Hạ Long Bay is a center of a larger zone which includes Bái Tử Long bay to the northeast, and Cát Bà islands to the southwest. These larger zones share similar geological, geographical, geomorphological, climate, and cultural characters.


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The Perfumed Pagoda

Myth and legend surround this magical place that draws thousands of pilgrims and tourists each year to be touched by the magic in the inner cave. Take a cable car up or brave the 2km mountain climb to the opening of the dragon’s mouth, where mysterious forces are at work. Be amazed by the multitude of rock formations that are respected and prayed to.


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Phong Nha Ke Bang Caves

Phong Nha Cave is a cave in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Quảng Bình Province, Vietnam. It is 7,729 metres long and contains 14 grottoes, as well as a 13,969 metre underground river. While scientists have surveyed 44.5 kilometres of passages, tourists are only allowed to explore the first 1500 metres.


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Saigon To Hanoi

The information in this booklet serves to give a bit more information on using the train between Saigon and Hanoi, to help you decide if it is for you, what class to take, and prepare for your trip.

 

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