In a country that has been a pop culture phenomenon in the Western psyche for over a century, the hustle, bustle, and contradicting tranquility of Vietnam has to be seen to be believed. What surprises many upon visiting the tiny Asian state, however, is its incredible cultural diversity that oozes from every nook and cranny of its towns and cities. With Tick-It Travel, you can get to Vietnam easier than ever before, and our affordable honeymoon packages and holiday package deals will also give you the entire experience of this unique part of the world.
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The Essentials factors for Vietnam Holidays 2016-17
- Electricity Output: 220 V/50 Hz (European standard plug, occasional American standard ports found in the south)
- Visa Requirement: Application approval prior to disembarking. Fee required, starting from $19 + $45 stamp on-arrival.
- Currency: Vietnamese Dong, ₫ (VND)
- Population: 90.6 million
- Places of Interest: Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Hue, Da Lat, the Mekong Delta, Dam Sen Park, Ho Chi Minh Culinary School, Hoi An, Da Nang International Airport
- How to Say G’Day: Xin chào (Vietnamese)
- Fun Fact: If you like your nuts, you’re going to the right place. Vietnam is the largest exporter of cashew nuts in the world, accounting for 28.9% of the earth’s market share.
Are you going to Saigon?
Being perhaps the most resilient city on earth in times of hardship, the largest city in Vietnam will offer the discerning traveller an incredible sensory overload. Enshrined in the popular culture of two distinct and different regions, Ho Chi Minh City has a nightlife that never closes, a rush hour that never stops, and some of the finest architecture you will find anywhere on earth. Don’t worry too much if you accidentally call it by its former name either, as many of the city’s residents still can’t throw the habit of calling it Saigon as well.
The city is also a walk-through tribute to the dark times of the war so long ago, and a visit to both the Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum is a must for anyone going to the Paris of the Orient.
Pho it up
Vietnam holidays wouldn’t be complete without stopping at one of the many famous restaurants dotted across Vietnam, with particular reference to a dish that has really taken off here at home – the humble bowl of pho. Pho is a meat based broth, usually beef or chicken, served with delicate herbs and egg noodles, and is by far the most popular dish right around the country for those looking for a meal on the go!
If soup isn’t your thing, the Vietnamese have plenty more succulent meals for you to enjoy, all of which comprise the renowned Vietnamese cooking principles of tenderness and freshness. There’s also the world famous Ho Chi Minh Culinary School to attend, for those that want to take a little piece of Vietnam back home with them! Offering up day tutorials for tourists on Vietnam holidays, you’ll be an expert in everything Pho in no time!
It’s all happening in Hanoi
The capital of the country has a uniquely bizarre feel to it for discerning travellers on their own Vietnam holidays. Being a mixture of grand, European style architecture (owing to the French occupation of the country) and more traditional Vietnamese buildings, the broad boulevards of the city itself each have their own distinctive feeling. Hanoi is also famed for its temples, with the most famous of all being the Temple of Literature, devoted to the life and teachings of Confucius himself.
Paradise for newlyweds
Honeymoon Vietnam holidays have always been popular, and in Da Lat, you will find the perfect getaway to spend the first few weeks of your marriage. Formerly a retreat for wealthy French businessmen and army generals, Da Lat now plays host to many newlywed couples seeking their own slice of beauty. Located in the mountainous highlands of the country, there will be plenty of peace and quiet available to enjoy your holiday together.
Let Tick-It Travel plan your Vietnamese getaway
Vietnam has something for everyone, and Tick-It Travel can devise a tour package and plan to send you off on a truly unforgettable journey through this spectacular country. We also specialise in Thailand holidays, Bali holidays, and even New Zealand holidays, if you’re looking to further your travels around Asia and the Pacific.