Vietnam really is a country that offers something for everyone. From thousands of miles of unspoilt coastline to cultural trips to the interior and far north, this country remains, on the whole, untainted by mass tourism and as a result is a unique and refreshing destination for people of all ages.
Although Vietnam can be visited independently, the ticketing and general language barrier makes organising a family holiday very difficult, there are a few Vietnam luxury tours specialists who can save you the stress of going it alone and ultimately enable you to enjoy your well-earned vacation.
Vietnam is a vast country with many things to see and do, below I have listed 3 destinations which I think would be suitable for everyone.
- Danang and Hoi Anh – Central Coastal Vietnam – Danang and Hoi Anh are two of the most favourite areas of visitors in all of Vietnam. Despite being more or less next to each other, they both have their very own distinct characters. Danang, is the major city but as a saving grace, possesses an improbably long beach complete with cafes and beach bars. The beach is very clean and due to its size mercifully free of crowds. Hoi Anh is a world heritage site with a well-preserved ancient town. The town is not just a relic to be looked at though, it is a working town that has been tastefully maintained over the years for all to enjoy.
- Sapa – Northern Vietnam – If you like a bit more to your vacation other than the beach, Sapa could be the place for you. Largely inhabited by various hill tribe people, nestled at the foot of the Tonkinese Alps, this town and the fascinating surrounding area should be right at the top of anyone’s destination list when they travel to Vietnam. There are plenty of interesting walks you can take and witness the hill tribe people go about their business as they have always done.
- Hanoi – Capital City of Vietnam – Hanoi is a bustling assault on the senses, with motorbikes whizzing around everywhere and a constant cacophony of noise it can take some getting used to, but it is worth it. Hoan Kiem lake in the old quarter is a good place to regain your senses as you plan what to eat from one of the thousands of restaurants in the city. Previously colonised by the French, the cuisine is Asian in general, but they still sell French baguettes on the street with your choice of filling! The city is also steeped in history and the final resting place of the nations revered leader, Ho Chi Minh.
In general, almost everywhere in Vietnam is suitable for a family vacation, the urban areas take a bit of getting used to but once you are acquainted with the country and its people you will have a rewarding experience and ultimately a family vacation to remember.
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