Steeped in local legend, Ha Long Bay in Vietnam is a wondrous natural sight. With thousands of limestone rock formations jutting out of the sea, natural caves and floating fishing villages, this really is a very special and pretty place. Spend the night being gently rocked to sleep on the waves on a small boat, and see the marvellous early morning sight of misty karsts all around you for as far as the eye can see.
Harsh, brutal, fascinating and sickening are all words that could be used to describe Ho Chi Minh City’s War Remnants Museum. Learn about the devastating impacts of chemical agents used during the Vietnamese War, be horrified looking at preserved foetuses, shudder at the sight of reconstructed torture cells, learn about left during the war, treatment of civilians and see the imposing vehicles of war. A visit to one of Vietnam’s most popular attractions is not a pleasant experience, but is definitely one not to be missed.
Hoi An is a stunning town in the middle of Vietnam, on the coast between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Many of the town’s old buildings have been preserved to allow the town to retain the feel of Vietnam from days gone by. More laid back than other towns, people can enjoy wandering around, just gazing at the many pretty buildings, visit historical houses, temples and the well-known Japanese Bridge. With many excellent bars, restaurants and cafes thrown in, it is no wonder Hoi An’s charms draws in many visitors.
Enjoy a form of entertainment unique to Vietnam as you watch large bright wooden puppets perform on water. Marvel at the skill of the puppeteers, who are secluded behind screens, as you take a peek into the marvellous traditions of Vietnamese culture. Listen to the wonderful traditional music, performed a live orchestra, and by captivated by the charming stories told through the puppets. See people, fish and dragons acting out various scenes. Pay a visit to the Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre in Ho Chi Minh City for an enjoyable and memorable evening.