5 Vietnamese destinations listed in top 19 Southeast Asia’s
Phu Quoc Island, Mui Ne sand dunes, Mekong Delta, Sa Pa and Cu Chi tunnels of Viet Nam have been listed in top 19 Southeast Asia’s destinations that “will actually change your life” by the Huffington Post – an American news website.
According to Huffington Post, almost everybody agrees that Phu Quoc is about to become Vietnam’s next hot destination, but thankfully the perfect beaches are still mostly empty. You can rent a motorbike and zip up, down, around the red dirt roads of this island paradise. You can also take a snorkeling or scuba dip.
Not far from Saigon, but Mui Ne sand dunes seem like they belong on another continent entirely. You can sled, bike, or just freely frolic down both white and red mountains of bliss. Be sure to find the Fairy Stream, a magical river with a soft, sandy bottom that flows between dry rocks.
The Mekong Delta creates a rich marshland responsible for the bulk of Vietnam’s rice crops. There are oodles of tiny villages and floating markets to visit, with kindly locals who will gladly let you sample their fruit or teach you to birdwatch. You can see the impressive rice paddies and stop off at destinations on your own.
There’s nowhere on Earth like Sa Pa: tiers on tiers of bright-green rice fields are dotted with the colorful clothes of hill-tribe dwellers and roofs of French colonial villas. Sometimes the view gets clouded by a warm, jungle-y mist, but it only makes your day of hiking even prettier.
Cu Chi tunnels are underground defense system of Vietnamese soldiers and people during the resistance war against the Americans. Trap doors in the jungle led down into the underground network. The eeriness is all too real during a modern-day tour.
Along with 5 destinations of Viet Nam, 14 other destinations are also ranked as destinations in Southeast Asia ” will actually change your life,” including Pai Town, White Temple, Mae Sot, Ko Lanta and Chiang Dao (Thailand); Bagan Ancient City, Mergui Archipelago, Ngwe Saung Beach and Inle Lake (Myanmar) Cameron Highlands (Malaysia), Marina Bay Sands (Singapore), Luang Prabang (Laos); Kep and Angkor Wat (Cambodia).
Source: Hong Nhung