CNN suggests 13 most trying-worthy experiences when traveling to Vietnam

CNN suggests 13 most trying-worthy experiences when traveling to Vietnam

Discovering Son Doong cave, going on a road trip by motorbike in the Northern mountainous areas, taking the Thong Nhat train... are some of 13 interesting experiences when traveling in Vietnam that CNN news agency suggests to travelers.

Recently, CNN has listed the unique experiences that foreign visitors should explore when coming to Vietnam.

Discovering Son Doong cave

Discovering Son Doong cave - the largest cave in the world is an experience only available in Vietnam. Son Doong cave has the height of a 40-story building, with all kinds of wonders from stalactites, underground rivers to the whole primeval forest will bring visitors a tour of the most pristine nature sightseeing in the world.

Son Doong Cave

Son Doong Cave

Go for a walk and see the lantern town of Hoi An

CNN appreciates the Full Moon Lantern Festival in the ancient town of Hoi An. When the whole city turns off the lights to let thousands of lanterns shine on the old town as well as the Thu Bon River, it was a uniquely wonderful sight that can rarely be seen anywhere else. Besides, the festival also has music and folk games along the river.

Hoi An lantern street

Hoi An lantern street

If you prefer a more tranquil experience, you can rent a boat to sail along the river to drop the flower lights. "Just buy a paper lantern and candle for a few dollars - depending on your bargaining skills, then light the candle, and drop it into the water and pray for good luck, happiness," – according to the content of an article on CNN.

Releasing flower laterns on the river

Releasing flower laterns on the river

Go on a motorbike ride through the passes in the North

If you like to roam the road, you can rent a motorbike to conquer the spectacular mountain passes in the North.

Especially, the experience of crossing the four great passes in the North: Ma Pi Leng, Khau Pha, O Quy Ho, Pha Din will give visitors a multi-dimensional view of Vietnam's landscape.

O Quy Ho Pass - one of the four great passes of the North.

O Quy Ho Pass - one of the four great passes of the North.

Take the Thong Nhat North-Southth train

This long-running railway from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City passes through countless landscapes and landmarks throughout the 35-hour journey. Visitors can choose a lying or sitting compartment for a comfortable journey. Especially, "tourists will have the opportunity to get on and off the train to explore the beautiful natural landscape and historic sites of the S-shaped country".

Thong Nhat North-South train

Thong Nhat North-South train

Cycling around the ancient capital of Hue

Visitors can cycle around Hue along the peaceful canals, take a coffee break and immerse themselves in the grandeur of the inner citadel, outer walls and many temples and shrines before the crowds rushing in.

The ancient capital of Hue

The ancient capital of Hue

Cycling around the ancient capital of Hue

Cycling around the ancient capital of Hue

Vermicelli village of Cu Da

Cu Da vermicelli village has been famous for more than 400 years. Coming here, visitors will experience the wonderful scenery: the golden vermicelli drying racks among the ancient French architectural buildings. You can even take some vermicelli making and traditional vermicelli cooking tours in local families.

Dry vermicelli in Cu Da village

Dry vermicelli in Cu Da village

See Ha Long Bay from a helicopter

Ha Long Bay is considered one of the spectacular destinations in Vietnam with thousands of limestone islands, mysterious caves, and wildlife... The helicopter tours of Ha Long Bay operating from the beginning of the year helps visitors admire the unique sea view from above.

Unique experience of watching Ha Long Bay from above.

Unique experience of watching Ha Long Bay from above.

13 most trying-worthy travel experiences in Vietnam include:

  1. Buy and watch lanterns in Hoi An
  2. Eat Hanoi Pho
  3. Take Thong Nhat train
  4. Visit the War Remnants Museum (Ho Chi Minh city)
  5. See Ha Long Bay from a helicopter
  6. Seeing Sao Beach and Ong Lang Beach in Phu Quoc
  7.  Travel by boat along the Mekong river
  8. Discover Son Doong cave
  9. Travel by motorbike in the Northern mountainous area
  10. Drink tea in Sapa
  11. Drink coffee, visiting the coffee farm in Da Lat
  12. Cycle around the ancient capital of Hue
  13. Visit Cu Da vermicelli village

Above are the 13 most trying-worthy travel experiences in Vietnam according to CNN. We highly recommend you check you those places and have memorable experience in the charming S-shaped country Vietnam.

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