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Travel Guide To Amazing Hanoi In Vietnam

There are very few places on this earth that are as captivating and as energising as Vietnam and if you are considering a vacation there then you should definitely make time to visit the former capital city, Ho Chi Minh City.

Explore Ha Long Bay by boat as there are many types of cruises available here to suit all schedules and all budgets. For a memorable cruise do consider joining a traditional restored junk boat cruise. Some of the cruises will venture into the large limestone caves, or grottoes, that have formed over thousands of years.

Some of the most popular caves at Halong Bay include Hang Dau Go, Bo Nau and Hang Hanh. You will encounter small fishing boats that sell their wares, which is a great opportunity to sample the fresh caught seafood.

The tourist boats often stop at some of the many islands in Ha Long Bay. The largest island is Cat Ba and the majority of the island is occupied by steep and looming vertical rocks. The majority of residents of Cat Ba are traditional fishermen.

During recent years, tourism has really opened up as a new source of income for the people that live here on Cat Ba island. The eco system in Cat Ba island is very special with a large national park that is home to many types of animals such as the wild boar, Francois monkeys, hawks, hornbills and many assorted other animals.

The Reunification Palace was once home to the former president. The War Remanant Museum allows tourists to see the tragedies of wartime including old military helicopters and tanks. And a perfect getaway while on holiday in Vietnam can be a relaxing trip to the exotic beaches of Vung Tau.

Because most of the hotels on your <a href="http://www.puretravel.com/Guide/Asia/South-East_Asia/vietnam">holidays Vietnam</a>are air conditioned, visiting Viet Nam during the summer months is also enjoyable if you don't mind the almost daily rain showers that accompany this season. The end of June, July and throughout August are known as the rainy season so be sure to pack or plan to purchase an umbrella if you plan your vacation during these months, you will enjoy visiting places like the Hanoi Kiem Lake they have many activities that go on like martial arts, Tai chi exercises, and there are many trendy restaurants and clubs to enjoy.

The park on Cat Ba island features a diverse range of tropical forests, coastal mangrove, freshwater lakes, off shore intriguing coral reefs and attractive powdery beaches. Visitors can also take a guided tour through some of the caves to arrive at the mountain peak. More adventurous visitors can also trek the 18km hike that runs through the park and there is an option to camp overnight. Cat Co beaches are also close to the Cat Ba village and is a ideal place to relax. Other well known islands in Ha Long Bay include Deu Reu and Tuan Chau, which you can also explore easily.

Seek the various online resources to plan your trip with ease and we suggest the comprehensive guide at http://www.puretravel.com/Guide/Asia/South-East_Asia/vietnam where this is plenty of advice, tips and suggestions.

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