Vietnam Holidays - Holidays to Vietnam
- By Greg Rose -
- Jun 21, 2009
The region known as Indochina - especially Vietnam - is becoming ever more popular with travellers, thanks to its amazing combination of breathtaking scenery, fascinating culture and history, and a warm, friendly welcome from the local people. Away from the bustle of the cities, most of the people live a quiet, village existence amid lush countryside, irrigated by the vast expanses of the Red River and the Mekong. There are also beautiful beaches along the coast, overlooked by misty hills, covered in thick forests.
Separate visas are required for UK citizens who wish to visit Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Full details can be found at the website of the Vietnam Embassy (www.vietnamembassy.org.uk, telephone 0207 937 1912), the Cambodian embassy website (www.cambodianembassy.org.uk, telephone 0208 4517 850) or the Laos Tourism site (www.visit-laos.com).
What To Do
Go boating on Halong Bay: you could spend hours pottering around the beaches, grottos, and whichever of the 1,969 islands take your fancy on your Virgin travel adventure. The capital, Hanoi, contains a vast array of ancient monuments, such as the Temple of Literature or the One Pillar Pagoda, over 600 temples, and the mausoleum of Ho Chi Min.
Where To Eat
The Brother’s Cafe in Hanoi is in a former temple, and offers excellent food in sumptuous surroundings. Otherwise, street food and corner cafes offer treats not to be missed when going to Vietnam with Virgin travel.
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