Top 3 stops in Vietnam of Southeast Asia cruise
Cruises through Southeast Asia bring you to explore one of the most dynamic regions in Asia. On your Southeast Asia cruise, you have ample chances to take snapshots to the rich culture and history of many Southeast Asian countries namely Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Myanmar. Southeast Asia cruise with GoAsiaDayTrip now anchors at some of the highlight cities in Vietnam – the country with the shape of S letter. Let see the Top 3 stops in Vietnam of Southeast Asia cruise you are going to discover.
Halong Bay, Vietnam:
Halong Bay is one of the top attractions in Vietnam widely known among many tourists. When it comes to Southeast Asia cruise, Halong Bay surely should be added to the list of can-not-miss cruise stop. Located in the Northeast coast of Vietnam, Halong Bay nests to about 2,000 limestone islands that stand above hundreds of meters high above the emerald water of the bay.
Thanks to its authentic natural landscape and geological and geomorphologic value, Halong Bay was claimed as World Heritage Site twice by UNESCO. Besides admiring the scenic views of the bay, cruisers can also take part in many water-sports activities at the bay. If you have more time, spend half day exploring the local life with fisherman on fishery villages right on the bay. Experiences with those fishermen will bring you more insights to the local way of life.
2. Hanoi, Vietnam:
Another highlight stop on your Southeast Asia cruise is Hanoi – the capital city of Vietnam. Located in the north of Vietnam, about 170 km from Halong Bay, Hanoi is the hub of economic and cultural activities of Vietnam. The capital has over 1,000 years of age and still preserves quite well its cultural and historical values with Hanoi Old Quarter, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and Vietnam War related attractions.
As capital of a developing country, Hanoi is a perfect example of past and present values with Hanoi Old Quarter located in the center surrounded by various high-rise business buildings, with the women wearing traditional, conical straw hats selling fruits on winding-small yet hustling streets of Hanoi. Spending a morning or afternoon wandering around Hoan Kiem Lake – known as Sword Lake, you will see how the old and new Hanoi are mixed and together creating the very unique features of a Southeast Asia capital.
3. Ho Chi Minh City (or Saigon), Vietnam:
Located in the south of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon is a chaotic, vibrant and culturally diverse city known as the gateway to Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. The city offers various attractions for tourists to explore. Some of its highlight tourist attractions include the Reunification Palace, Notre Dam Church, Ben Thanh Market, the National Museum, etc. When in Ben Thanh Market, take chances to try out delicious fruits brought from the fruit garden of Vietnam – the Mekong Delta.
If Hanoi is known as the center of government, then Ho Chi Minh City is the nation’s economic heart. If you have chances to explore both cities, you can see the differences in the way of life of local people in the two cities. Hanoi people are more reserved while Ho Chi Minh people tend to be more open and social. At night, you can spend time wandering around the so-called Western street in Ho Chi Minh City – Bui Vien Street. This street is a good option for you to stay awake with this hustling and bustling city.
As the gateway to the Mekong Delta region, if your cruise stops at Ho Chi Minh City for long, take this time to explore the fruit garden of Vietnam. You will be overwhelmed by abundance of fruits offered.
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