UK reporter reveals interesting journey to Vietnam

Wednesday, 12/04/2023 11:13
Simon Calder, a trusted and recognised travel journalist of UK publication The Independent, has posted an article recounting his interesting journey to Vietnam and revealed several suggestions for those visiting the country.

Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh province is one of the most popular attractions in Vietnam (Photo: VOV) 

Ha Long Bay in th northern province of Quang Ninh is one of the most popular attractions in Vietnam

According to the reporter, early April is an excellent time to visit Vietnam as the climate is fresh, mainly dry, and not too hot.

“The friendly, welcoming people of Vietnam comprise the nation’s greatest joy. Their country, with alluring scenery and deep culture plus a French influence, provides many experiences for your friend to enjoy,” said Calder.

His first destination was Hanoi, which boasts a lot of parks and lakes. The UK travel journalist suggested that visitors should explore the markets, devour delicious street food, and from the nearby port of Hai Phong, take a boat trip to Ha Long Bay, noting that the site is hauntingly beautiful with a dramatic seascape decorated by limestone pillars rising from the water.

Calder continued to head south by train. During the southern leg of his journey he stopped off at Hue, describing its unique ancient temples, pagodas, and monasteries.

“A short way south, Hoi An has a Chinese quarter and French colonial architecture that earned it UNESCO World Heritage status,” he stressed.

The next stop was Ho Chi Minh City, the nation’s energetic commercial hub. Calder recommended that visitors should visit the War Remnants Museum or take a trip to the underground war tunnels of Cu Chi.

“Finally, with a day or two to spare, venture 50 miles southeast to the coast and the resort of Vung Tau: a most likeable resort on a peninsula,” he concluded./.

CPV (Source: VOV)