Vietnam has numerous natural wonders making the country one of the most picturesque destinations in this part of Asia. This historic nation extends to more than 1,600 kilometers along the eastern shoreline of Indo China peninsula. Ho Chi Minh City has emerged as one of the more vibrant urban hubs in the region. You will surely be fascinated by the busy thoroughfares filled with people, scooters and motorized bicycles. A tour of the verdant rice paddies in the north and Mekong River Delta in the couth will surely prove to be a very rewarding experience.
By taking one of the luxury yacht cruises, you will catch sight of the floating markets such as the one in Cai Rang where local produce is sold on a daily basis. Another must-see place is Ha Long Bay at the Tonkin Gulf. These small limestone islands (more than 3,000 in all) are speckled with attractive-looking beaches which are perfect for swimming or simply frolicking around. The islets are approximately 160 to 300 feet high and majority of these are not accessible to visitors. The bigger atolls contain caves that have become favorite destinations for foreign tourists. In fact, a recent online survey in 2011showed that Ha Long Bay is included in the list of the New Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
Nha Trang is another site that you can visit while taking a vessel cruise. It is one of the more popular beach resort towns situated along the pristine bays of Vietnam. The place is acknowledged as the scuba diving center of the country. Right after a refreshing tour, make sure to drop by the Cu Chi Tunnels. These underground passageways constitute a massive network of underground channels approximately 40 kilometers northwest of Saigon. The tunnels were used by the Viet Cong as sanctuaries during the war and base of operations during the famous 1968 Tet offensive.
Phu Hoc is the biggest island in the country and highlights tropical wooded areas, untouched coral reefs and beaches. One of these seashores is Bai Dai or Long Beach which was hailed by the foreign news network (ABC News) as one of the most attractive and cleanest beaches in the whole world. Phu Hoc has gained prominence for its fermented fish sauce. On the other hand, Mui Ne is a small unknown beach near a remote fishing town. However, recent development efforts have transformed Mui Ne to a kite-flying and wind-surfing venue.