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Vietnam Tourism

Vietnam has shed its old image of a war-ravaged, poor nation. What you see now are bustling cities with skyscrapers, an economy on the rise and flocks of tourists eager to experience the new Vietnam. Vietnam tourism has grown rapidly and has begun integrating itself globally, making it on Skyscanner’s list of popular destinations to visit. A little known fact about the country is that it has ten percent the world’s mammal, birds and fish species, making it one of the most biodiverse countries in the world.

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Vietnam Visa

To encourage Vietnam tourism, Vietnam offers a visa-on-arrival facility for Indians through certain travel agents. The visa-on-arrival is only available for certain airports in Vietnam.
Time needed – A visa to Vietnam can be obtained from India within a week. For Mumbai, you can visit the Consulate General and for Delhi, you can get the visa through the Vietnam Embassy to get the procedure started. If you live in other locations like Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Gurgaon and Jalandhar, you can get a visa via the VFS designated offices.

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Things to do in Vietnam

You’ll never be short of things to do in beautiful Vietnam.

  • Nightlife: Sample the nightlife in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh at the best haunts. There are street food tours and many fine dining options to choose from
  • History: History buffs interested the Vietnam war may want to visit the War Remnants Museum and Hoa Lo Prison Museum.
  • Local sights: See the boats selling wholesale goods at Cai Rang Floating Market; the Imperial Enclosure which contained the emperor’s residence and other palaces and temples.

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Food in Vietnam

Given its agricultural roots, food is Vietnam is simple, full of flavor and known to be the healthiest in the world. 

  • Where to find? Most food is cooked very lightly – and is generally boiled, steamed or stir-fried. You will find a lot of soups and broth-based meals on the street itself in Saigaon and Ho Chi Minh City
  • What to try? Pho, a broth-noodle soup is one of Vietnam’s best creations. The non-vegetarian part of the meal is usually pork or fish and always accompanied with vegetables. Try th

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Beaches in Vietnam

The word is quickly spreading about Vietnam’s breathtaking beaches and the country is seeing more and more tourists enjoying the beauty. With inviting clear blue-green water and soft white sands, you can’t go wrong with any beach you pick in Vietnam. If the crowded and popular Nha Trang City Beach and Cua Dai are not your kind of places, you can check out Ho Coc and Ninh Chu which are quieter beaches, preferred by solitude seekers. Vietnam’s beaches are best when simply relaxed upon. But for adventure enthusiasts, you can kayak and scuba dive too.

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