Journey Through Vietnam From Past to the Present – How Adventure Tours in Vietnam Make it So
More and more tourists are enjoying the delights of Vietnam. From modern Ho Chi Minh City in the south to Hanoi in the north, Vietnam is basking in “boom time”.
A typical visit to Vietnam may take in one or other of these cities with an occasional excursion to a nearby temple or a river boat ride. However for the more adventurous traveler there are alternatives.
From Hanoi to Halong Bay
Halong Bay, in the South China Sea, is made up of 1969 craggy islands and islets rising from the languid blue water (an area a little smaller than Lake Ontario). It.takes approximately three and a half hours by road (170 km) but you will not be concerned with time. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Halong Bay should be enjoyed.
Vietnamese Cooking Styles
Vietnamese cooking styles vary from the north through the central region to the south, all with their own distinct regional variations. The common bonds are in the various uses of rice or noodles and the herbs, spices and fresh vegetables.
Stewing is a popular style in the colder north, while the Central region is the home of imperial cooking, the most refined in Vietnam. The style in the south lends itself to fresh fish and tropical fruits variously combined with chilies and coconut milk.
Shopping in Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City in south Vietnam lies north of the Mekong River. Travelers marvel at the intricacies of local Vietnamese handicraft and head for Dong Khoi and Luu Van Lang, next to the Ben Thanh Market which is very popular for fashionable clothes and footwear.
Shopping in Ho Chi Minh City would not be complete without a visit to Nguyen Trung Truc Street and Phan Boi Chau Street where if you can’t find what you want, you probably don’t need it.