Best Places to Visit in Vietnam
It is the remarkable resilience of the Vietnamese people that this country, recovering from a 21-year devastating war, is easily poised to be South East Asia’s premier hottest destination. Today, we dig the fact that they have a ‘Love Market Festival’ that gives modern-day forbidden lovers a chance to romp on neutral territory. We are awestruck by its culture that dates back to the 3rd century Bronze Age (the famous Dong Son Drums), or the unique Water Puppetry that started in the 11th century. Marvel in the Thu Phap calligraphy, which exhorts you to ‘blow beauty into every single character’, get a load of the Quan Ho folk love-songs that have been recognized by UNESCO as a cultural heritage. Speaking of UNESCO heritage sites, head out to Ha Long Bay, a place of such scenic beauty that it has been decreed part of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. The street-food is some of the the best in the world, the coffee is awesome and the folks are so nice you’ll want to take them home with you. Need we say more?