A beautiful country that will draw you in from the moment you get off the plane, Vietnam has many reasons that you should explore it. Everything from its food culture to beach hopping to art to culture to adventure-seeking makes Vietnam a one-of-a-kind location. Boasting over 1864 miles of tropical coastline, you have no shortage of stunning beaches.
In the last 70 years, Vietnam went through some turbulent times with the Vietnam war, but even before that, the country has a rich history. Vietnam ranks as one of the oldest cultures in Southeast Asia, and it dates back to 2000 BC. It began with its native Dong Son culture and spanned across millennia, and it all began at the Bronze Age in ancient Vietnam. You see many rich and varied influences in Vietnam that include French colonialism, Chinese, Khmer, and Indian culture.
Vietnam boasts some of the most delicious foods on the planet with a wide variety and a number of cultural influences. In Vietnam, street food has become a trademark, and you’d do yourself a disservice if you were to skip it.
Some of the other excellent Vietnamese foods worth checking out include:
- Spring rolls
- Pho noodle soup
- Banh mi
- Sticky rice
- Banh xeo
- Cha ca
Tastiest Coffee on the Planet
Vietnam can say that they have one of the best coffees in the world. You will find a cafe on every street corner, and they have a number of trendy cafes where you can sit down and have a delicious cup. Traditional Vietnamese coffee uses Robusta beans, which have a strong and bitter taste. Aspiring entrepreneurs have dreamed up new and interesting ways that they can temper up the potent Robusta bean.
No matter who you are, Vietnam has a little something for everyone that makes it worth checking out. Vietnam is known for its smiles, and you will encounter friendly people in every corner of the country. Never hesitate to make new friends while traveling in Vietnam because you won’t regret the people that you meet here.