Boat trip on Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay is perhaps Vietnam’s most iconic natural area. The area was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. The bay is a giant archipelago, with 3,000 islands of various sizes and shapes, scattered throughout Halong. Most limestone peaks protrude sporadically and freely from the limestone green water.
Halong is Vietnamese for “The Descending Dragon”. The name refers to an ancient myth of mountain dragons who helped the Vietnamese in a dangerous battle against the Chinese. The dragons spewed jewels, which turned to stone when they hit the water – including the many rocky islands.
According to myth, the dragons continue to guard the 120-kilometer-long bay from which they protect the Vietnamese people. Go on adventures in the bay and visit the small hidden villages, or sail in a kayak through the holes in the limestone formations with a kayak.
Ho Chi Minhs mausoleum
North Vietnam’s former communist leader Ho Chi Minh, has since his death in 1969 been in glass sarcophagus in this mausoleum. The whole of Vietnam is gathered here, as materials from all parts of the country are incorporated into the construction of the mausoleum.
When visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, it is important that you enter the place with respect. You must be properly dressed and avoid talking or standing still when passing the sarcophagus itself. The leader who also goes by the nickname “Uncle Ho” was and is a highly respected man who was considered the savior of North Vietnam.
Not far from the mausoleum is Ho Chi Minh’s house and museum, where the mansion and the spartan relationship give an insight into what a man, man and president he was. The huge museum is a triumphant monument dedicated to the life of the founder, of modern Vietnam.
Cu Chi tunnels
According to Sunglasseswill.com, 70 kilometers outside Ho Chi Minh City, are the famous Cu Chi tunnels. The underground network was originally built by the Viet Cong during the war against the French in the 1940s. When the Vietnam War broke out in 1955, the tunnels again came to play a major role as Vietnamese resistance fighters hid here.
Cu Chi is a giant tunnel system of over 200 kilometers, consisting of long corridors, living rooms, kitchen, storage rooms, schools, hospitals and secret trapdoors. The tunnels were excavated in three storeys and down to a depth of ten meters and are no more than half to a full meter wide.
You have the opportunity to crawl into the tunnels that in your time were dug by hand. It’s like an underground time capsule that sucks back to the historical wartime. You will be captivated as you sneak through the hallways.
War Remnants Museum
The War Memorial Museum in Vietnam, is definitely one of the world’s most gripping museums that can take the breath away from even the most stubborn person. The whole Vietnam War background, history and unfortunate fates unfold before the eyes of the many spectators.
The story of the war, where there were no winners, is reproduced from both an American and Vietnamese point of view. Here are armored vehicles, infantry weapons, rare experimental weapons that were formerly military secrets, horrific photographs and much more on display at the relatively large museum.
A journey through the museum, housed in the former U.S. Information Building, makes a strong impression. The exhibition is not for the faint of heart, but enriches people with an understanding of what went on during the Vietnam War. Look forward to an outrage beyond the ordinary.
Trekking in North Vietnam
A trekking adventure in North Vietnam allows you to join the locals and experience the country as they do it on a daily basis. We move through the smoky blue mountains and the undulating landscape. We must enjoy the sight of the dancing rice terraces moving along the shores of small carp fish ponds.
We draw far rushing rivers, which stormily come tumbling through the evergreen valleys. Take, for example, Tourist Travel on a trek to Sapa – a small town with magnificent nature that attracts huge crowds every year.
Where Sapa is idyllic and quiet, we continue the trek south to the active village of Cat Cat. This is a characteristic town full of customs and traditions that have otherwise been lost in other ethnic villages. Here live H’Mong people who produce everything from woven fabrics to beautiful handmade metal jewelry.
Types of travel in Vietnam
Travel with trekking in Vietnam
Tourist Travel invites you on a two-day trek in North Vietnam. We wander through high rice fields, beautiful valleys and idyllic villages. The move simply requires ordinary physical shape. Come along and get up close and personal with H’Mong and the Red Dao people.
Cultural trip in Vietnam
A trip to Vietnam will leave you with a cultural tummy tuck. The country’s history from French and Chinese occupation to the Vietnam War, for it to tremble in the fingers and bubble in the stomach. It is exciting and intense at the same time.
Train journey in Vietnam
Join us on a trilling trip through Vietnam. We travel by train from north to south. From the window square we can enjoy the green rice fields and lush mountains that form in arches through the landscape. A train journey through Vietnam is absolutely amazing.