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Best Northern Vietnam Tour Packages

Best Northern Vietnam Tour Packages

Northern Vietnam Tours - The best option for your trip in Vietnam with Incredible Asia Journeys. Welcome to Northern Vietnam! [incredible_toc] Halong Bay - A UNESCO World Heritage Site A great mix of mountain areas, lush rice terraces and the karst topography for which the region is famed. Northern Vietnam presents beautiful scenery to explore. With the vibrant capital Hanoi, the world-famous Halong Bay and the lesser-known delights of Ninh Binh, Mai Chau, and Sapa, Northern Vietnam has the best to offer a great depth of culture, dramatic landscapes, and mouth-watering cuisine. Incredible Asia Journeys offers Northern Vietnam Tours with a wide range of experiences that will help you to gain a real insight into the country. Northern Vietnam Tours Type: Incredible Asia Journeys is very pleased to provide you with tailor-made tours in order to have remarkable experiences in Northern Vietnam. This gives you great flexibility to design your own trip exactly how you want it. For a better price, we can combine you with the Group Tour. You may find some highlighted Tours in Northern Vietnam as below: • Discover Vietnam Mysterious Northeast 11 Days • Unique Adventure in North Vietnam 14 Days • Northern Vietnam Treasures 4 Days • Highlights of North Vietnam 7 Days • Best North Vietnam With Sapa Tour 7 Days • Amazing Hanoi - Ha Long Bay Golf Tour 6 Days • Essence Life Of North Vietnam 6 Days • Northern Vietnam to Cambodia Adventure 11 Days Northern Vietnam Tours - Who are these tour for? Northern Vietnam Tours are suitable for all clients such as friends, family, couple or colleagues in the same company who want to share memorable experiences with one another while travelling. At Incredible Asia Journeys, whenever we receive a tour inquiry, we will access our clients' needs carefully before starting to design a unique tour package for them in order to ensure that the customized tours are appropriate for any kind of relationship. Northern Vietnam Tours Size: The tour size is very flexible depending on your group. For instance, it can be some friends who want to travel with their close ones or a family who want to spend the holiday with the family members or relatives. Nevertheless, Northern Vietnam Tours is normally for the small groups to ensure that all the clients’ need is met. Northern Vietnam Travel Advice 1. Best time to travel Northern Vietnam weather between October and April is characterized by cool and occasional light rain, making it quite dry whilst May to September is hot and humid with high rainfall. Therefore, the best time to travel to North of Vietnam such as Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay and other provinces nearby is from October to April as the sky is clear and the humidity is not high. Travelling up north to Sapa in the late September and early October gives you the chance to see the yellow terraced rice paddy field ready for harvest, making it the best time of the year. 2. Best Destinations in North Vietnam • Hanoi: The capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi is a blend of old and new, where you can admire the French colonial architecture, visit the ancient temples and pagodas, enjoy the vibrant street life and sample the delicious cuisine. Some of the highlights of Hanoi include the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the Hoan Kiem Lake and the Old Quarter. Quang Phu Cau Incense Village • Halong Bay: If you join in the tours in the North of Vietnam, Halong Bay Tours should be number one on the top list. Listed in the 7 New World Wonder, Halong Bay is one of the best World Natural Heritage sites. Each year Halong Bay attracts millions of people coming here to admire the beauty of nature. Halong Bay 2 day 1 night or Halong Bay 3 day 2 night cruise tour will be the best trip for you ever in your life depending how many days you have for your holiday. Halong Bay Tours will is the best destination you must visit in the North of Vietnam. Kayaking in Luon Cave • Sapa: Sapa itself is very beautiful place in North Vietnam. If you have time do not miss that. You may spend 2 or 3 days for your Sapa trip. Millions of people visit Sapa because of not only the beauty of the terrace field, nice weather in summer but the colourful culture of the ethnic minority of local people living there. Now that is easy to travel to Sapa by train, bus or a private car/van. Visiting Sapa, clients can do an easy trekking the villages around like Lao Chai, Ta Van, Cat Cat; visit the Ham Rong Mount or Fansipan peak for an overview of Sapa and mountain around. Sapa Trekking in Golden Rice Terrace • Pu Luong: Pu Luong was the hot destination in North Vietnam from beginning 2017. Not like Sapa, Pu Luong is a new destination so most of the things are still very authentic. Staying in a homestay will give you the best experience and learn more about the local life. Pu Luong - A Great Destination for Nature Lovers. • Ninh Binh: Ninh Binh is a good option for the tour in North Vietnam. You may do 1-day tour combing Tam Coc with Hoa Lu – the ancient capital of Vietnam. Enjoy the boat trip in Tam Coc will give you the best experience for the popular water transportation in the past. Trang An is similar to Tam Coc and you may do that instead of Tam Coc. If you have seen the Skull Island – King Kong film please note that this is the place where that movie was filmed. Boat Trip in Tam Coc • Mai Chau: Mai Chau is a beautiful valley in the northwest of Vietnam, where you can experience the culture and lifestyle of the ethnic Thai people. Mai Chau is a popular destination for nature lovers, cyclists, trekkers, and homestay enthusiasts. Some of the top things to do in Mai Chau are: Cycle around the valley, Shop for local crafts, Eat with the locals, Plan a day trek,... Cycling Around The Rice Terrace Departure Date and confirming of Northern Vietnam Tours? With a tailor-made holiday to Northern Vietnam, you can depart any dates on requests. However, it is advisable to book your tours in advance (from 2 to 5 months) for the availability of services. Tour Experience: 1. Enjoying gorgeous scenery Travelling away from the hustle and bustle of the capital city Hanoi, towards the countryside is definitely well-worth as the lush greenery, beautiful mountains and rice paddies await you. You may take the leisurely cycle on the road alongside the green paddies in Mai Chau or hop aboard a rowboat in Tam Coc to float along the stunning rice terraces surrounded by limestone cliffs and rock formations. In addition to that, joining in our North Vietnam itinerary gives you the chance to enjoy the view of green forests in Sapa with incredible scenery or in Ha Giang Province where you will be amazed by the spectacular vantage point from Ma Pi Leng Pass. 2. Cruising Northern Vietnam One of the highlights of your Northern Vietnam Tours is cruising experience in Ha Long Bay which is One of New Seven Wonders of Nature. Halong Bay day cruise trips or overnight cruises ( Halong bay 2 day 1 night cruise, Halong Bay 3 day 2 night cruise) are a spectacular way to experience the ravishing beauty of Halong Bay. If you prefer the less crowded area, you may opt to take the boat trip in the less popular neighbor, Bai Tu Long Bay or Lan Ha Bay. Not very popular but should be mentioned is cruising in beautiful Ba Be Lake. Experiencing cruising tours in Ba Be Lake is not only to relax and enjoy wonderful landscape of Ba Be Lake, but also to enrich the soul. 3. Hiking in the mountainous areas One of the well-known destination to participate in hiking activities is Sapa. Waking up early to prepare to start and get ready to discover the beautiful scenery on foot. To be more adventurous, why do not you try to climb Fansipan Mountain – the highest mountain in Vietnam? Hiking on this mountain is a real challenge, even to the persons of decent fitness, so the proper hiking equipment (sturdy shoes, layers) and a local tour guide is in need. Another incredible destination to join in outdoor activities like hiking is Ha Giang Province. Trekking in Ha Giang offers you many various levels from the short walks in the major towns, including Thong Nguyen, Quan Ba, Dong Van to the half-day hikes to different hill tribes villages nearby, not to mention longer treks in the area of Hoang Su Phi, Xin Man, Viet Quang. 4. Meeting distinct ethnic minority people Vietnam is the land of 54 ethnic groups and you can find many of ethnic minorities in Northern Vietnam. For instance, Mai Chau is a kind of melting pot, serving as the home to seven ethnic groups: Hmong, Dao, Muong, Hoa, Viet, White Thai, and Tay. The tranquil Mai Chau, the remote province of Ha Giang or the mountainous town of Sapa are the "must visit" ones if you are looking to see how diverse Vietnam is and to get an authentic view of many cultures. Enjoy the Northern Vietnam Tours with Incredible Asia Journeys!

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Explore Vietnam in Style with The Best Private Tours

Explore Vietnam in Style with The Best Private Tours

To make your Vietnam trip unforgettable, you have to choose the best Vietnam Private Tours and the best local tour operator - but what are your expectations for a Vietnam holiday? Maybe a rich history, stunning scenery, golden rice terraces, enigmatic caverns, fine sand beaches, and delectable street food? Very inexpensive travel or even a luxurious getaway?  Let's find out now![incredible_toc]In reality, Vietnam provides everything for everyone. It provides a wide variety of fascinating travel spots, including lively cities, azure beaches, rainforests, and mountains. Vietnam is one of Southeast Asia's travel diamonds, the ideal place for anyone seeking deep cultural encounters, and the right blend of the past, present, and future. Halong Bay - A UNESCO World Heritage Site When picking this complicated location, you can never go wrong whether you are organizing a cultural trip, considering a hiking adventure, or looking for a romantic break. Private tour packages from Incredible Asia Journeys provide a variety of destinations and activities across the whole nation, including the following top picks: 1. Experience a Short and Luxurious Trip to Halong Bay, Vietnam’s stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site 1.1. Amazing Hanoi - Halong Bay Golf Tour 6 Day This 6-day Vietnam Private Tour lets you play golf at three amazing courses in Hanoi and Halong Bay, while also enjoying the scenery and culture of these places. You will tee off at King's Island Golf and Country Club and Legend Hill BRG Club, both offering challenging and beautiful layouts. Then you will cruise through Halong Bay and play at FLC Halong Golf Club, a stunning course overlooking the bay. This package is ideal for golf enthusiasts who want to have a memorable and relaxing vacation in Vietnam. FLC Halong Bay Golf Club 1.2. Explore Hanoi To Halong 5 Days Explore Hanoi To Halong starts in the capital city of Vietnam - Hanoi and ends in Halong Bay. Clients will have a wonderful time for visiting different historical and cultural sites of Hanoi City and enjoying the trip in Halong Bay with an overnight cruise. This is a good option for Vietnam Tours for travelers don't have much time and want to enjoy the best of Hanoi and Halong Bay. Quang Phu Cau Incense Village in Hanoi 2. Immerse yourself in the History and Culture of Vietnam with Historical Tours 2.1. Highlights Of Vietnam Essence 12 Days Highlights Of Vietnam Essence is perfect for you to explore many interesting aspects of Vietnam for 12 days. Vietnam is loved by travelers from all over the world for its natural riches, stunning architecture, and many historic sites. The Vietnam 12 day itinerary starts in Hanoi and ends in Ho Chi Minh City with all the highlights destinations in Vietnam. Let us help you arrange the perfect Vietnam Private Tour in a 12-day itinerary schedule for your wonderful trip in Vietnam. The First Capital of Vietnam - Hoa Lu Ancient Capital 2.2. Authentic Vietnam Exploration 17 Days Authentic Vietnam Exploration starts in Hanoi and ends in Ho Chi Minh City. This 17 day tour in Vietnam is one of the best of the itineraries of Vietnam Tours which gives you the best option for you to learn more about history, local life, the culture of Vietnam, to enjoy the nature of the mountainous area. The tour covers most of the highlights of Vietnam from Hanoi, Sapa, Hue, and Ho Chi Minh City to the Mekong Delta.  The Imperial City of Hue 3. Discover the Hidden Gems and Experience the Local Culture with Our Best Family Tours 3.1. Vietnam Family Tour from South to North 12 Day Between the bottom of the Mekong Delta and the top of Ha Giang province, Vietnam provides a host of opportunities for visiting families to explore its rich culture, food and intoxicating atmosphere. This Vietnam Private Tour runs along the length of Vietnam, exploring some of the more family-friendly destinations and engaging in activities that appeal to every age. Ben Thanh Market - A Symbol of Ho Chi Minh City 3.1. Deluxe Vietnam Family Tour 17 Day For 17 days, this Vietnam family tour shows you the best of a beautiful, fascinating and highly family-friendly country, built upon a culture of strong family ties that filters down to visiting tourists and their loved ones. We travel from Vietnam’s soaring north to its deep south, experiencing the best of its family-oriented destinations along the way. Japanese Covered Bridge in Hoi An 4. Incredible Asia Journeys offers Adventure travel style in Vietnam with diverse itineraries 4.1. Discover Vietnam Mysterious Northeast 11 Days Spending 11 days to discover one of the mysterious lands of Northeast Vietnam to admire its breathtaking beauty of plenty of mighty mountains and get a deeper understanding of the local culture that all ensure you unforgettable experiences. From many historical attractions, colorful hill tribes to the spectacular views of Sapa, Ha Giang, Bac Kan, and Cao Bang, you will have a precious opportunity to have a glimpse of Lao Chai Village of Black H’mong minority and Ta Van Village of Zay minority at Lao Cai. Or, discover the Dong Van plateau at Quan Ba Heaven Gate, and experience standing on the most terrific mountain road in all of Vietnam - Ma Pi Leng Pass. Admire the majesty of Ban Gioc Waterfall in Cao Bang, and stay overnight in the villages where has an unbelievably scenic backdrop and very friendly local villagers. Sapa Golden Rice Terraces 4.2. Best Vietnam Explore Itinerary 15 Day Best Vietnam Explore Itinerary is an extremely good option for travelers from all over the World. Vietnam is the best destination in Indochina because of its natural riches, stunning architecture, historic sites, and helpful people. This 15-day itinerary in Vietnam is one of the best itineraries for you to enjoy your Vietnam holiday. We have designed our Best of Vietnam Private Tour 15 Days program to ensure that you do not miss any of these unique and attractive highlights. Your experience in Vietnam could become one of your most wonderful trips ever.  Cai Rang Floating Market in Mekong Delta 5. Enjoy the flavors of Vietnam with unique street foods tour 5.1. Vietnam Culinary Tour 12 Day Vietnam Culinary Tour 12 Days starts in Hanoi and ends in Ho Chi Minh City. What better way to experience a culture than through its food on your Vietnam Private Tour? Tantalize your taste buds on 12 12-day Vietnam Tour that takes you through Vietnam, finding culinary inspiration in the rich history, vibrant culture, and beautiful landscapes. Incredible Asia Journey is proud to be one of the best tour operators in Vietnam recommended by TripAdvisor. Hanoi Cooking Class 6. Why should you book a Private Vietnam Tour with Incredible Asia Journeys? • By using local staffs, we can ensure any information you are given is quickly, up-to-date and genuine. • You will get a flexible itinerary designed according to your interests, needs, and budget and based on the knowledge and experience of Incredible Asia Journeys's helpful consultants. • You can decide when to depart, where to go, which hotel to stay and what to eat that suits you best. • There will be only you and your loved ones, family, or a group of friends. A private Vietnam tour brings you convenience, comfort and safety when you are traveling with kids or elderly people. • Your personal tour guide will focus on your needs and is on hand to make sure you get the most out of each stop. • On all of our Vietnam private tours, we are able to set up exclusive experiences. It means you are able to access to special sights that aren’t printed in travel and guidebooks. • While private guided tours may seem expensive at first, you are actually saving money. A private tour with Incredible Asia Journeys is affordable. We offer budget, mid-range, and luxury options to suit every style of travel. We really hope that you will find our advice to travel Vietnam and help you plan your trip to select a suitable tour package, so you save a lot of time and moneys.

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Vietnam Itinerary 5 Days

Vietnam Itinerary 5 Days

5 days is too short to be able to travel the whole country of Vietnam, but you can still deeply explore about 1 of 3 regions of Vietnam that is North, Central, or South. Incredible Asia Journeys will suggest you each 5-day travel itinerary to the North, Central, and South of Vietnam.[incredible_toc] Hanoi Street1. North Vietnam Tour And Explore The North Vietnam Tour And Explore starts and ends in Hanoi. This 5-day tour is one of the best options for your Vietnam Tours with limited time. Enjoy this best itinerary with high-quality services of the private tour and the tour itinerary can be customized to meet your budget. Check our reviews on Tripadvisor for more understanding about us. In 5 days, we will take you to the most magnificent places in Vietnam. Travel with us and you will bring the best memories home. Best for: Singles & Solo, Young Adults Travel Style: Beach Tours, Classic Highlight, Discovery Budget: Around US $299 per person Destinations will see: Hanoi City, Hoa Lu, Tam Coc, Halong Bay Widely-used transportation:  Shuttle bus, car, cruise Itinerary of North Vietnam Tour And Explore Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)Activities: Arrive in Hanoi and have your leisure time. Enjoy the cyclo tour around the Old Quarter and Water Puppet Show before the welcome dinner. Meals: Dinner Hoan Kiem Lake Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B, L)Activities: Visit the most attractive destinations in Hanoi including Ho Chi Minh Complex, Temple of Literature, and one of the museums in Hanoi. Do the walking tour in the late afternoon. On day 2 of your North Vietnam Tour 5 Days, you will visit the Hanoi City Tour with the popular destinations in Hanoi. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Day 3: Hanoi - Tam Coc - Hoa Lu Day Trip (B, L)Activities: Row boating along the Ngo Dong River and then visiting Hoa Lu (Ninh Binh) - the ancient capital of Vietnam. On day 3 of your North Vietnam Tour 5 Days, you will visit Hoa Lu Ancient Capital do the Tam Coc boat trip. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Hoa Lu - The Ancient Capital of Vietnam Day 4: Hanoi - Halong Bay Cruise (B, L, D)Activities: Take the transfer to Halong Bay and discover this amazing bay on a cruise. Your North Vietnam Tour 5 Days will end with the most attractive place in Vietnam – Halong Bay. We will join in the Halong Bay 1-night cruise to enjoy the best of this magnificent bay. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Day 5: Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi (B, L)Activities: Enjoy the last day on the cruise visiting Halong Bay. Then return to Hanoi for departure Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Halong Bay - A UNESCO World Heritage Let’s get into more details about our 5-day tour: North Vietnam Tour and Explore If you are looking for more plans, please visit our North Vietnam tours page which provides you with more choices and plans. 2. Central Vietnam Holiday Joining in this Central Vietnam Itinerary for 5 days, you will have a great opportunity to explore the central of Vietnam. You will visit the ancient towns and admire the breathtaking sceneries of Vietnam’s landscapes. This Vietnam Tour in 5 days starts in Danang with impressive panoramic views along Hai Van Pass, you will visit the Imperial City of Hue by taking the romantic Dragon boat. Additionally, Central Vietnam Holiday 5 Day will offer you a valuable chance to learn more about the rural life of local people in ancient Hoi An. Let us propose your perfect holiday in detail as below. Best for: Singles & Solo, Young Adults Travel Style: Beach Tours, Family Tours, Honeymoon Tours, Local Life Tours Budget: Around US $225 per person Destinations will see: Danang, Hue, Hoi An Widely-used transportation: Shuttle bus, car, boat Itinerary of Central Vietnam Holiday Day 1: Da Nang Arrival – Drive to Hue – Welcome Dinner (D)Activities: Pick-up by your private guide and driver at Da Nang Airport, then transfer to Hue for overnight stay. Stop at Hai Van Pass for breathtaking view. Enjoy the welcome dinner. Meals: Dinner Hai Van Pass Day 2: Hue – City Tour with dragon boat (B, L)Activities: Take the boat trip on the romantic Perfume River. Visit Thien Mu Pagoda, the Imperial City of Hue, Royal Fine Arts Museum, Minh Mang tomb and the fascinating Dong Ba market. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Thien Mu Pagoda Day 3: Hue – Marble Mountain – Lady Buddha Pagoda – Hoi An (B, L)Activities: Transfer to the ancient Hoi An Town passing Hai Van pass, visit Lady Buddha pagoda and Marble Mountain on the way. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Day 4: Hoi An – Rural Cycling Tour Half Day (B, L)Activities: Seeing the local life, scenery experience the Vietnamese farmers’ life, learn how to cook the Xeo Cake. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Hoi An Cooking Class Day 5: Hoi An – Departure (B)Activities: Free time on your own & take the transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Meals: Breakfast Let’s get into more details about our tour: Central Vietnam Holiday If you are looking for more plans, please visit our Central Vietnam tours page which provides you with more choices and plans. 3. Discover South Vietnam See the very best of Southern Vietnam in just 5 days – a big-hit tour of this fascinating region. Visit the “rice bowl of Vietnam”, Mekong Delta by private boat, wander back in time to amaze by the complex maze of Cu Chi Tunnels, and stroll around the narrow streets, along with hidden lanes of Ho Chi Minh (Saigon). In addition to a short relaxation at Vung Tau beach, our Southern Vietnam 5-Day Trip is certainly pleased all travelers, from youngsters to elders. If you want to extend your trip to Indochina, you may combine this five-day trip with our other package tours to Northern Vietnam or Cambodia. Best for: Singles & Solo, Young Adults Travel Style: Classic Highlight, Family Tours, Historical, Local Life Tours Budget: Around US $399 per person Destinations will see: Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta Widely-used transportation: Shuttle bus, car, boat Itinerary of Discover South Vietnam TourDay 1: Ho Chi Minh City – City Tour Half Day - River Dinner Cruise (L, D)Activities: Meet your tour guide at Ho Chi Minh International Airport & be transferred to the city center. Explore Saigon by foot in the afternoon. Enjoy dinner on the river cruise. Meals: Lunch, Dinner Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City - Vung Tau City Tour – HCMC (B, L)Activities: Spend a relaxing day with sun, sand & sea in Vung Tau, a nice getaway from bustling Saigon. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Vung Tau beach Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Tour – HCM (B, L)Activities: Explore the Mekong Delta on a private boat trip. Visit various local workplaces (coconut candy making workshop, busy brick kilns & hand-made mat-weaving house) to see the daily activities of the people who live and work in the Delta. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch People in Mekong Delta Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels Half Day (B, L)Activities: Drive out of the city to explore the underground tunnel system of Cu Chi tunnels and learn about the difficulties of life in the tunnels during war time. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Cu Chi Tunnels Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City – Free Day – Depart (B)Activities: Free time on your own and then transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Meals: Breakfast Let’s get into more details about our tour: Discover South Vietnam If you are looking for more plans, please visit our South Vietnam tours page which provides you with more choices and plans.That's all the travel information we want to provide to tourists, don't hesitate to reach out to us to book your preferred Vietnam tours.

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The Best Time to visit Hue

The Best Time to visit Hue

Hue is one of the best destinations to visit in Vietnam which welcomes millions of tourists every year. If you are planning to spend your holiday in Hue, you may wonder when is the best time to visit Hue? In this article, we will answer this question for you and give you a detailed guide about what places to visit in this city.Weather in Hue?Weather in Hue is divided into 2 seasons: wet and dry. The dry season is from March to August with an average temperature from 35-40 Celsius degree, thus, it’s very hot. The wet season is from August to January with an average temperature of 18-20 Celsius Degree, even below 10 Celsius degree, therefore, it’s quite cool and comfortable. However, from October forward, there are a lot of floods and storms. Spring in Hue lasts from the end of January to the end of February. The weather at this time is really warm and sunny.Besides, the periods from September to November is autumn – the most beautiful season in Hue with many kinds of flowers starting to bloom which makes the scenery so romantic.The Imperial City in HueBest time to visit HueThe best time to visit Hue is from January to April. During this time, the weather is pretty comfortable and not rainy. Therefore, if you come to Hue in these months, you can have a pleasant vacation with a wide range of outdoor activities, yet not worry about the sun’s heat or rain.Furthermore, visiting Hue in April, you will have a chance to see the biggest festival of Hue during the year. Some performances you can see are street parades, traditional singing and dancing performances, fashion show, etc.How to get to Hue from Hanoi?If you are in Hanoi and heading to Hue, there are 3 most common ways to go.By airplaneThere is an international airport in Hue called Phu Bai, thus if you want to save your time, taking a flight should be your best option. From Noi Bai airport to Hue, it takes you about 1-hour flight and costs from 30-150usd/ person/ way depending on the airline’s class, time, and date.By sleeping busThis is the most economic option as it costs only around 12-20usd/ person/way. However, the total journey takes up to 13 hours (half-day), so if you are not pressed in time, you can go by bus, if not, take a flight.By trainTraveling by train also takes around 13-14 hours but costs more than the sleeper bus (about 16-40usd/ person/way depending on seat option, time, and date). There are also some luxury picks provided by Laman Express train, Livitrans Express train, or Lotus train which may cost from 70-130usd/person/ way. A good thing to travel by train is that the Hue train station is located quite near to famous attractions, thus it’s quite convenient to reach your hotel later on.How to get to Hue from Da Nang?Hue is 100 kilometers away from Da Nang City which takes you around 2 hours to transport between these 2 destinations. There are several ways that you can go from Hue to Da Nang.By shuttle busThere are some reliable shuttle buses that you can choose such as Hai Hoang Gia, Nha xe Sinh Tourist, KT Travel Hu, etc. The price ranges from 100,000-120,000vnd/ person/ way.By limousineIf you want a fancier option, the limousine would be suitable for you. You can contact some bus operators such as Huong Giang Limousine, Tan Quang Dung, or HAV, they are all good brand and offers prices from 140,000-180,000vnd/ person/ way. They depart every day from 6:00 to 15:00.By trainThe railway from Da Nang to Hue is about 110 kilometers long which may take up to 3 hours and a half to reach Hue. There are trains operated every day at the price from 70,000 to 120,000vnd/ person/ way depending on the type of seats, time, and date. Bear in mind that they have different types of seat (with air conditioner, no conditioner, sleeping bed, etc.), so choose the one that you feel most comfortable and fit your budget.By taxiBesides those public options, you can also go by taxi which is the costliest yet convenient choice. Prices range from 1,300,000 to 1,600,000vnd/ car/ way depending on the size of the car. If you go with a big group, it’s recommended to take a taxi instead.What to do in Hue?Admire the imperial cityImperial city is the highlight of your vacation in Hue. This was once a place for the former Emperor to work and live with the royal family. Unfortunately, many of the original buildings were destroyed because of fire in 1947, only 2 parts still remained till today which are the Tam Quan Gate and the surrounding wall. However, the local government has made a lot of effort to restore the damaged parts according to pictures and old documents. Thus, what you can see today in the imperial city is pretty much similar to how it is originally.The Imperial CityVisit the Royal tombsThe Nguyen dynasty had a total of 13 Emperors, however, not all of them had tombs. In fact, there were only 7 tombs which dedicates to 7 Emperor who are Gia Long, Minh Mang, Thieu Tri, Tu Duc, Duc Duc, Dong Khanh, and Khai Dinh. Among them, the 3 most commonly visited are the tombs of Minh Mang, Tu Duc, and Khai Dinh. When saying about tombs, you may expect nothing much, however, when it’s come to royal tombs, you should change your mind as those royal tombs are all worth a visit thanks to its splendid architecture which were designed by the former Emperor as a place for time to rest in peace.Tomb of Khai DinhExplore Thien Mu PagodaThien Mu Pagoda located on the bank of the Perfume River which is the most famous pagoda, also one of the most beautiful ones in Hue which has a panoramic view of the Perfume River. This pagoda is well-known for Phuoc Duyen tower which was built under Thieu Tri reign. Phuoc Duyen Tower is the highest Buddhist tower in Vietnam with 7 layers (each layer is the 2-meter height). Nowadays, this tower has become one of the iconic symbols of Hue.Thien Mu PagodaSee Tu Dam PagodaTu Dam Pagoda is situated 2 kilometers away from Hue City center. It is known as one of the oldest pagodas in Hue which was built in the 17th century by a superior Buddhist monk called Minh Hoang Tu Dung. One special thing about the pagoda is that it is a perfect mix between ancient and contemporary architectural styles. Thus, coming to Hue, don’t forget to pay a visit to this pagoda to admire its unique architecture.Tu Dam PagodaTake a River Cruise Taking a river cruise along the Perfume River is considered as one the most interesting, yet romantic activities to do in Hue. In the past, the boat was, in fact, solely served the Emperor. However, nowadays, it is widely used as a tourist experience and attracts many tourists every day.Cruise in Perfume RiverTake a Food tourVietnam offers such a variety of food in different regions. Thus, coming to Hue, you will also see some local delicacies that you can’t find anywhere else across Vietnam. Dong Ba Market and Night Walking Street are the 2 best places to discover the local specialty in Hue at a good price. However, remember to ask for the price before you order anything."Bun Bo Hue"How many days should you spend in Hue?Our experts recommend that at least 4 to 5 days are the best as besides all the destinations in the vicinity of the city center, Hue also has a lot of beautiful places of interest which is located in the outskirt, especially its beaches. Thus, if you have more time, discover somewhere further to fully understand Hue.What is the best day trip from Hue?Besides, discovering the inner city, you can also visit some tourist attractions located in the nearby province. Incredible Asia Journeys also has some day-tour departing from Hue that you can consider:Phong Nha Day Tour from Hue    Hue – Paradise Cave Full-Day TourHue Full Day City TourYou may also like:7 Things to buy in Hue - A Heaven of HandicraftsWhat to Eat in HueWhere to Stay in Hue and its Surrounds

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10 Best destinations to visit in Vietnam

10 Best destinations to visit in Vietnam

Are you planning your trip to Vietnam and wondering how long you should spend in Vietnam? In this article, you will some of the best destinations to visit in Vietnam and our expert advice for your vacation.  Best destinations to visit in Vietnam 1. Hanoi Temple of Literature - Best places to visit in Hanoi, Vietnam Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam located on the bank of the Red River. This is the second-largest economic center of Vietnam, and at the same time, is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in Southeast Asia. In addition, it holds such a depth of history with all the relics remained telling stories of the old capital of Imperial Vietnam, or the French influences through many architectures. Thus, coming here, you will have a wide range of activities and things to do, from discovering its rich history to embedding into its modernity. Hanoi is also a communication center in Vietnam. From Hanoi, you can transport to any destinations in Vietnam from North to South by bus, train, or airplane. Thus, if you plan to travel to several places in Vietnam, you need to go to Hanoi for sure. See more: Best hotels near Hoan Kiem lake Hanoi 2. Halong Bay Halong Bay - one of the best places to visit in Vietnam Halong Bay is one of the best destinations in Vietnam, recognized as the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994. Named as the “descending dragon”, Halong Bay has nearly 2000 islets in various shapes and sizes which are told to be the dragons sent by Jade Emperor to protect Vietnam. How to get to Halong Bay from Hanoi? There are a number of ways to go from Hanoi to Halong Bay such as by shuttle bus, motorbike, seaplane, or train. The most convenient options should be by shuttle bus because of its reasonable price and its short transportation time (2 hours by highway). Nowadays, most tourists choose to take a cruise ship to discover Halong Bay which includes transportation from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. We strongly recommend this since it saves a lot of your time and, at the same time, you can enjoy most of its beauty. Escape Sails CruiseHowever, due to the dramatic water pollution in this area, the government has released rules applied for all boats cruising around Halong Bay, following that, they have to follow certain routes through the bay. Therefore, the itinerary of all cruises are quite similar, so your choice of cruise would make the most difference for your trip. Here, you can see some best options for your Halong Bay cruises: 1-day cruise: Escape Sails – Halong Bay day cruise 2days 1night cruise: V’Spririt Premier Cruise See more: Is it worth doing a Halong cruise?What are some alternatives to Halong Bay? As Halong Bay is one of the best-known destinations in Vietnam, millions of tourists flock to this natural site annually. Thus, you will see over-tourism here if you travel in the peak season or national holidays. Moreover, due to the huge volume of tourists, the area is becoming polluted with trash which makes it not as poetic as what you see on the Internet, especially when it’s high season. Therefore, instead of Halong Bay, you can consider some other options which have similar landscape such as Cat Ba Island, Lan Ha Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay. 3. Ninh Binh Tam Coc Ninh Binh is also known as Halong Bay on land Ninh Binh is a rising star of Vietnam tourism since which welcomes more than 7 million tourists in 2019 with a 12% annual growth rate. With its incredible natural landscape, Ninh Binh is known as the Halong Bay on land. Furthermore, it was also the ancient capital of Vietnam during 3 dynasties from 968 – 1010, thus, it offers a lot of historical sites for history lovers.  There are 2 mains natural places to visit in Ninh Binh which are Trang An and Hoa Lu. Coming to both places, you will have a chance to enjoy the scenery on a sampan boat. While Trang An consists of many caves, Tam Coc surprises tourists by its paddy rice fields along the channel.  See more: Tam Coc or Trang An? to compare more about their differences. How to go to Ninh Binh from Hanoi? There are several options for you such as by shuttle bus, train, motorbike, etc. However, the most efficient, convenient way is to go by bus. You can book a bus ticket at any travel agent or at your hotel. What makes this an easy option is that the bus will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi and drop you off at the tourist attraction that you want to reach in Ninh Binh. See more: How many days to spend in Ninh Binh? See some of our tours: Hoa Lu- Trang An full day tour from Hanoi Hoa Lu-Tam Coc day trip Bai Dinh-Trang An day tour 4. Sapa Sapa is the best destinations in North Vietnam Sapa is located in a remote area in the North of Vietnam, which is close to the Vietnam – China border. Because of its far location, not many people could travel to this beautifully natural destination. But once you come here, you will not regret it.  As it is far away, Sapa has its own unique culture and customs because most of the people there are of the ethnic minority group, namely Hmong, Dao, etc. which makes you feel like you are traveling to “another Vietnam”. Coming here, you can try some local experiences such as staying at a local homestay, watching Hmong people do farming, make handmade textiles, etc.  In addition, Sapa is also famous for its stunning green terraced rice fields. The most beautiful time to see the fields is from June to September when the whole area is filled with the lush green color of the rice fields. However, rains may happen sometimes during this period, so prepare a raincoat and check the weather forecast carefully before making your trip.Terraced Rice Fields In Sapa How to go to Sapa from Hanoi? There are 2 most common ways to transport from Sapa to Hanoi. 1. By bus: we strongly recommend this choice as you will be picked up and dropped off at your hotel if it is located in the central. In addition, the ticket price is also cheaper than the latter option. 2. By train: If you go by train, you need to go to the Tran Quy Cap train station which is the other side of Hanoi Station. From here, you will reach the Lao Cai Station and then take another local bus to reach your hotel, or you can contact your hotel for the pick-up service. 5. Hue Hue - The Imperial City Hue is a city located in the central of Vietnam, lying on the bank of the Perfume River. From 1802 to 1945, it was the ancient capital of the Nguyen Dynasty – the last dynasty in Vietnam. Thanks to its rich historic values, Hue was recognized by UNESCO as one of the World Heritage Sites. What to do in Hue? Here are the top 3 best things to do in Hue: - Visit the Imperial CityThis is the most famous place to visit in Hue situated on the northern bank of the Perfume River. It was built in 1803 by Gia Long Emperor – the first emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty. Basically, it has 2 main parts: the Citadel (functioning as the protector of the palace) and the Forbidden City (where the court worked and the royal family lived). To visit this, you need nearly a day to explore all parts of the city.  The Imperial City- Explore the royal tombs When talking about tombs, some people may think of something scary or creepy. However, those royal tombs in Hue are such masterpieces since they are all beautifully designed and harmonized with nature. Coming there, you will feel a sense of peacefulness and admirable. There are 3 most famous tombs that you can visit: Gia Long Tomb, Khai Dinh Tomb, and Tu Duc Tomb. Khai Dinh Tomb- Discover pagodas Known as the most reputed city for Buddhism, this city has a number of long-standing pagodas with beautiful architecture. Some of the top recommendations are Tu Dam Pagoda, Thien Mu Pagoda, Tu Hieu Pagoda, and Thien Lam Pagoda.Tu Dam Pagoda See more:  Best things to do in Hue How to get to Hue from Hanoi? 6. Hoi An Hoi An ancient town - most beautiful places to visit in Vietnam Considered as one of the best destinations to visit in Vietnam, Hoi An is on every traveler’s bucket list when they are planning to visit Vietnam. Hoi An was a famous port town in the centuries of 15th to 19th which attracts a number of foreign traders coming here to make the business such as Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Dutch, etc. However, later on, due to the competitive market, Hoi An lose its position as one of the busiest trading port in Vietnam. However, many remains of the past are still kept until today, making this port town become so gorgeous with its ancient beauty. See more: How long to spend in Hoi An? 10 best things to do in Hoi An 7. Nha Trang Nha Trang beach - Vietnam's most beautiful coastal city Nha Trang is a coastal city, being the capital city of Khanh Hoa province, located in the central of Vietnam. Its beaches are considered as one of the most beautiful ones in the world, therefore, if you love sunbathing on the beach, this should be your top choice. The city once belonged to the Champa people, thus you can also experience the Champa architecture right in Vietnam. What to do in Nha Trang? - Visit Po Nagar Cham Towers The Po Nagar Cham Towers dates back to the 8th and 11th centuries which worship Hindu deities. Originally, the complex consisted of 8 towers, but half of them were completely destroyed and only 4 of them remained till today.Po Nagar Cham Towers - Sunbathe at the beach As stated above, Nha Trang is very famous for its white sandy beaches, thus you must want to come and sunbathe at these beautiful beaches. On the other hand, you can also try some other fun experiences there such as sailing, snorkeling, diving, etc.Doc Let Beach Nha Trang - Experience Mud Bath Not only well-known for the beaches, but this city is also one of the best places to have mud bath in Asia. This experience not only gives you fun but is good for your health and skin as the mud containing a lot of minerals.Thap Ba Mud Bath Best places to have mud bath in Nha Trang: Thap Ba Hot Spring I-Resort 8. Da LatDalat - one of the best destinations to visit in Vietnam Da Lat is the capital of Lam Dong province which is a highland located 1,500meters above the sea level. Thanks to its location, the weather of this city seems great all year round with a cool temperature.  Da Lat has its reputation for its poetic scenery since it is considered as the city of flower in Vietnam. On the other hand, it also has many beautiful waterfalls, two of the most famous ones are the Pren Waterfall and Datanla Waterfall. Besides, Da Lat also has some unique architecture, one of them is the Linh Phuoc Pagoda which is also known as the pagoda of broken glass because of the dragon’s head made from 12,000 pieces of glass at the entrance gate.Linh Phuoc Pagoda 9. Phu Quoc Phu Quoc Beach - Beautiful Island in Vietnam Phu Quoc is a large area consisting of 22 islands in various sizes, among which the biggest one is Phu Quoc Island – also the largest island in Vietnam. Phu Quoc has a variety of activities and places that can make an enjoyable vacation which are the beautiful sandy beaches, historical sites, majestic waterfalls, or delicious seafood. Thus, this island is now considered as one of the best destinations to visit in Vietnam, welcoming millions of tourists every year. What to do in Phu Quoc? - Play at the beach This is absolutely the top thing to do here. Some activities you can do here are: play water sports, sunbathe at the beaches, do fishing, etc.Sol Beach Phu Quoc - Visit the Phu Quoc Prison  Phu Quoc Prison was built in 1950 by the French colonists who named it the Coconut Prison. It was the biggest prison of the Vietnam Public which witnessed a lot of stories from the war.Phu Quoc Prison - Discover waterfall Besides beaches, Phu Quoc also has a large area of lush green forest and admirable waterfalls. There are some beautiful waterfalls that you can consider to pay a visit: Tranh Waterfall, Da Ngon Waterfall, and Da Ban Waterfall.Suoi Tranh Waterfall See more: When is the best time to visit Phu Quoc? Where to stay in Phu Quoc Island?  10. Ho Chi Minh City Ho Chi Minh City SunsetHo Chi Minh City is the biggest economic center of Vietnam and the most densely populated city in Vietnam. As one of the most modern cities in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Sai Gon) has a lot of fun activities to offer tourists. Besides, it also has a long-standing history with the Khmers people settled down here for the first time, until the Vietnamese took over the area in the 17th century, until the French colonial time. This rich history reflects in some of the architectures in the city, making it an interesting place for history lovers.  See more: Top 6 things to do in Ho Chi Minh City What to eat in Sai Gon?  How many days to spend in Vietnam? To cover all the above best destinations to visit in Vietnam, you probably need at least 2 weeks to just scratch the surface. However, there are a lot of other off-the-beaten-track, yet beautiful places more to explore, if you want to discover the most of it, it may take up to more than a month.See our 2 weeks tour in Vietnam: Authentic Vietnam Itinerary 2 Weeks  Why you should visit Vietnam? Vietnam is now one of the most attractive destinations in Southeast Asia because it offers a lot of different experiences in a wide range of budgets. Here are some reasons you should visit Vietnam: 1. Wide variety of delicious treats: Vietnam has a lot of yummy local food that you can try, most of which inexpensive and can be found everywhere. Some of the must-try local food when you visit Vietnam are Beef Pho, Crispy Pancake, Spring Roll, etc."Pho Bo" - a world's famous dish from Vietnam 2. Rich in history : The country of Vietnam has a long-standing history and has passed through a numerous fierce battle, thus, coming to Vietnam, you will have a chance to visit a number of historical sites that have such a meaningful value to the Vietnamese. 3. Beautiful nature : If you are a nature lover, this is definitely a place that you want to visit. Vietnam consists of many different landscapes from beautiful beach coasts which runs along with the country, to lush mountains, to majestic waterfalls, etc. You can find all of them in this small S-shape country and explore them with an incredibly cheap budget.Lotus Flower - The National Flower of VietnamSee some of our Vietnam Tours

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Best hotels near Hoan Kiem Lake Hanoi

Best hotels near Hoan Kiem Lake Hanoi

The best hotels near Hoan Kiem Lake Hanoi offer tourists a good chance to explore the long and rich culture of the capital of Vietnam. Taking advantage of the beautiful old buildings, the hotels near Hoan Kiem Lake are built with modern structures in order to provide five-star services to tourists. [incredible_toc]Along with the prime location in the most popular part of Hanoi, they provide high-class facilities and superb in-room amenities so that clients can enjoy the utmost comfort during their stay. Incredible Asia Journeys has researched all the best hotels near Hoan Kiem Lake Hanoi for all budgets to help you save time. All of them have amazing reviews on TripAdvisor and affordable prices. 1. Best luxury hotels near Hoan Kiem Lake Hanoi1.1. Hotel de l'Opera Hanoi – Mgallery The Hotel de l'Opera Hanoi is one of the best luxury hotels near Hoan Kiem Lake Hanoi for tourists. Its prime location offers visitors a chance to soak up all the culture of Hanoi. Located in the center of Hanoi, Hotel de l'Opera is only 5 5-minute walk from Hoan Kiem Lake and a short walking distance to the Hanoi Opera House. Guests of Hotel de l'Opera can experience the 5-star accommodation with 107 rooms and suites beautifully designed. The amenities are picked carefully to harmonize with the dark wood, white linen, and lights. If you are tired of visiting around, there is a bar and Vietnamese restaurant for you. Besides, the hotel also offers 4 meeting rooms and a business center for those who stop here for business. Hotel de l'Opera Hanoi  1.2. Sofitel Legend Metropole The Sofitel Legend Metropole is an elegant French hotel located across the road from Hanoi Opera House. This hotel is truly one of the best hotels near Hoan Kiem Lake Hanoi with luxurious facilities. It has 364 rooms and suites with hardwood floors, elegant fans, large beds, traditional furnishing, and beautiful French windows. There is also a bar, a restaurant, and a spa for guests to enjoy during their stay. Operated since 1901, the Sofitel Legend Metropole has been delivering exceptional service to visitors and bring them one of the best experience in the 5-star accommodation. It is truly one of the best places to stay in Hanoi and among the list of luxurious hotels near Hoan Kiem Lake.  Sofitel Legend Metropole 1.3. Apricot Hotel Apricot Hotel is one of the most luxurious hotels near Hoan Kiem Lake. The hotel took eight years to complete and it’s a combination of eastern and western design. Located only a few steps away from Hoan Kiem Lake, the hotel features an outstanding collection of Vietnamese artists and their original artworks. Apricot Hotel offers an artistic experience with old-world decoration that will enchant guests during their stay. The hotel pays attention to every small detail of the rooms and with the professional service, you will have an unforgettable memory after staying here. Apricot Hotel also has a spacious rooftop pool overlooking Hoan Kiem Lake which provides a good time of relaxation after a sightseeing day. Guests also claim that the various choices of breakfast are a highlight of the hotel to help them gain more energy for a new day.  Apricot Hotel 1.4. The Oriental Jade Hotel The Oriental Jade Hotel is a new member of the OHG Hospitality Group and it was opened in 2019. Being one of the best hotels near Hoan Kiem Lake, this hotel features 120 rooms and suites with a stunning view of Hanoi’s most famous attractions. It is located on Hang Trong Street which is a very convenient start for your Hanoi City Tour, all attractions are within walking distance.  Oriental Jade Hotel also offers a beautiful spa with locally inspired relaxation methods. For those who want to stay fit during their trip, the hotel also has a gym and a rooftop pool which allows guests to exercise at any time of the day. It also has a Vietnamese restaurant with a wide range of delicious food that will impress you at the very first bite. Furthermore, guests can spend time at a Sky Bar, enjoy cocktails while admiring the sunset over Hoan Kiem Lake.  Oriental Jade Hotel 2.Best deluxe hotels near Hoan Kiem Lake Hanoi2.1. Hanoi Pearl Hotel Hanoi Pearl Hotel is the premier choice among the best deluxe hotels near Hoan Kiem Lake Hanoi. Located a few steps away from the lake, this hotel offers exceptional service, impressive amenities, and spacious rooms and suites. The hotel is tastefully decorated with exquisite floors, artistic design, and clear attention to details in every room. The service at Hanoi Pearl Hotel is always available from day to night and the staff are very attentive. Remember to check out the night view of Hoan Kiem Lake from the Lounge and Café terrace or relax at the spa.  Hanoi Pearl Hotel 2.2. Rex Hotel Hanoi Rex Hanoi Hotel is located in the center of Hanoi, with few steps from Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre and short walking distance from Hoan Kiem Lake. The hotel features 68 rooms with unique architecture – a Vietnamese style harmoniously mixed with Western design. Rex Hanoi Hotel aims to provide the utmost comfort for guests during their stay with spacious rooms, restaurant, outdoor and indoor swimming pool. The hotel is also close to famous attractions of Hanoi such as Dong Xuan Market, Night Market, Ngoc Son Temple, or Water Puppet Theatre. The professional and friendly staff will ensure you have an unforgettable time in Ha noi. Besides, Rex Hanoi Hotel offers a very reasonable price – you will pay for a 3-star price and get a 5-star service. Therefore, Rex Hanoi Hotel is one of the best deluxe hotels near Hoan Kiem Lake Hanoi. Rex Hanoi Hotel 2.3. Golden Silk Boutique Hotel Golden Silk Boutique Hotel is an elegant hotel near Hoan Kiem Lake and on the famous silk road. It will take you only 3 minutes to walk to Hoan Kiem Lake, 5 minutes to walk to Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre. Besides, all the famous attractions such as St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Post Office, or Trang Tien Plaza are within short walking distance. The hotel features spacious rooms with large beds, rosewood floors, and Vietnamese work arts. All the rooms are decorated with a modern style and a bathtub. Especially, if you stay in front of view rooms, you will have a beautiful view of Hanoi Old Quarter and the lake from the balcony. Furthermore, the Golden Silk Boutique Hotel also provides a Vietnamese restaurant, a rooftop bar, spa with steam, sauna, and jacuzzi room. For all those reasons, this is one of the best hotels near Hoan Kiem Lake Hanoi. Golden Silk Boutique Hotel 3. Best budget hotels near Hoan Kiem Lake Hanoi3.1. Gondola Hotel After the renovation, Gondola Hotel has made itself to be on the list of best hotels near Hoan Kiem Lake Hanoi. This boutique hotel is located in the heart of Hanoi with 3 minutes walk to Sword Lake and other major attractions of the city. The hotel is a perfect match for leisure or business guests who plan to stay just a few days. The hotel offers 40 rooms which ensure you will have a total retreat into the peace and escape from the bustling city. Get yourself comfortable at the delicious restaurant or relax on the rooftop bar, taking in the panorama view of Hanoi.  Gondola Hotel 3.2. Hotel Garden Queen Hotel Garden Queen, located in the center of Hanoi, is one of the best budget hotels near Hoan Kiem Lake. The hotel is charmingly traditional with antique designs featuring a rooftop garden. The hotel offers a 24-hour front desk service and trip arrangements. It provides 9 rooms with oriental flows, a wood floor, and a basic bathroom. The rooms are fully equipped to serve the guest’s necessities. A daily breakfast is included in the room charge with a variety of options. From Hotel Garden Queen, it will take you only 5 minutes to walk to Ngoc Son temple or the Water Puppet Theatre. Other famous attractions of Hanoi are also easy to be reached on foot. Hotel Garden Queen 3.3. King Ly Hotel Staying at King Ly Hotel, you will get an easy touch to Hanoi’s famous destinations such as Ngoc Son Temple, Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre, or Hanoi Opera House. This best deluxe hotel near Hoan Kiem Lake features 25 air-conditioned rooms with wooden floors and antique furniture. All rooms are equipped with TV, mini bar, private bathroom with bathtub. Housekeeping and buffet breakfast is provided daily at the King Ly Hotel to make sure guests have the best experience here. From the rooftop terrace, you can take in the panorama view of Hoan Kiem Lake at night.  King Ly Hotel Day trips from Hanoi that you might be interested: Lan Ha Bay Day Trip from Hanoi Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip from Hanoi Tam Coc Bich Dong Day Tour Mai Chau Day Trip From Hanoi Full Day Hanoi City Tour Being famous for the unique French buildings, traditional temples, pagodas, and museums, Hanoi is also known as the place of delicious street food stalls, shopping places, and boutique cafes. Therefore, this is an amazing destination for travelers around the world and it can accommodate everyone’s needs from sightseeing, history, religion, gastronomy to a shopping trip. If you are planning to visit this city, check out our list of the best hotels near Hoan Kiem Lake above. And besides the great location for going around Hanoi, they are also a convenient start for any Day trips from Hanoi . 

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When Is The Best Time To Visit Hanoi?

When Is The Best Time To Visit Hanoi?

Many people may think Hanoi belongs to Southeast Asia so it will be hot all the time of the year and T-Shirts are enough to travel in Vietnam all year time round. That is not correct. There are seasons in Hanoi and you need to know about it then decide the best time for you to visit Hanoi . The dry season from October to April in Hanoi From October to April can be the best time to visit Hanoi as this time is not hot and that is the dry season in Hanoi. There is no typhoon so you do not have to worry about canceling the tours you have booked to some destinations like Ninh Binh, Sapa, Halong Bay. In the typhoon season, sometimes you may have to cancel the tours you have booked. The end of September is the end of the rainy season in Hanoi so from October there is not downpour and you can enjoy your trip in the best way. October to November This time is the best of the best time to visit Hanoi as it is the dry season and cool-season also. That is the Autumn season so Hanoi is not cold and not hot. The temperature is about 180C to 250C, the humidity is 74% and the length of the day is 11 hours. You will see that that is the perfect weather to travel. You can travel quite a lot in one day and you will not feel tired of the heat or the cold. You will enjoy most of the moment in Hanoi. Hanoi Street in Autumn December to February  This time of the year is the coldest time in Hanoi. So if you wish to visit Hanoi, you should bring a jacket and sweater with you. The temperature can decrease to 15˚C - 18˚C in the day time and even to decreases to 10˚C - 11˚C at night time. The humidity is about 60% to 65%. Hanoi Street in Winter That is the dry season so that is easy for you to stroll around your hotels or the places around Hanoi. Remember to bring a jacket with you especially when you travel to the high mountainous area like Sapa, Mai Chau, Ha Giang because sometimes there is snow or ice there. If you take a trip to Halong Bay , you should bring more jackets as it is colder in the sea. Although it is cold from December to February, it is still the best time to visit Hanoi and around. Each year a lot of travelers visiting Vietnam as that is the Christmas Holiday Period. Christmas Eve in Hanoi From January to February is the time for Lunar New Year depending on different years and the date will change. So you should check the calendar and ask your travel agents to know about that holiday because you may get a problem with services on Lunar New Year Period.  Hanoi Lunar New Year From March to Aril From March to April, the weather will be warmer because it is Spring in North Vietnam. You still need a warm coat in the cold day but in general, the temperature is perfect for traveling ( From 18˚C - 23˚C in March and from 22˚C - 28˚C in April).  The temperature is good this time but the humidity is from 85% to 90% so it is misty in many places. You may not have nice photos as the sky is not very clear. It is rainy often and the rain is wet enough to be dirty. So this time if you do trekking, that will be hard and that is not a good time for photos hunter.  From March, many roads in Hanoi are covered with vibrant colors Rainy and the hot season from May to September  May to June – The hot season  May to June is the hottest season in Han. The temperature from  26˚C - 33˚C and sometimes it may reach to 39˚C in the day time. So if you do not hot weather, that is a very hard time for you to travel outside this time on the hot day.  This period, the downpour starts but not a lot and not for a long time in a day. Although that is the hot and rainy period, that is the best time for photos as the sky is clear and there are a lot of places in Vietnam harvest the rice. If you visit Tam Coc – a day tour from Hanoi, you can take a boat trip with the rice field along the river. Get on the peak of Hang Mua, you can take the most beautiful photos of Tam Coc. See Hang Mua Tam Coc Day Tour for more information. So this is the best time for visiting Tam Coc and one of the best times to have nice photos around Hanoi.  Golden Rice Tam Coc July to August – Typhoon season That is still a very hot period in Hanoi. It is a bit less hot than May to June but that is the rainy and typhoon season in Hanoi and around. You may have to cancel some tours because of the rain and typhoon. It may rain all day or it is stormy and some boat trips cannot depart like Halong Bay or Tam Coc, Trang An Boat Trip. The temperature from  24˚C - 32˚C and sometimes it may reach to 37˚C in the day time. So you may like this weather.  Hanoi Rainy Season September September is the beginning of autumn so the weather is cooler. However, the world weather has changed recently so this time of the year is not really cool like 20 years ago. It is still a bit hot in September but it is good enough for travel.  That is also the end of the typhoon season so there is still typhoon sometimes. The temperature is from  22˚C - 28˚C. Green Rice is one of the most unique specialty of Hanoi in September When you are in Hanoi this time, you may visit Sapa as that is the rice terrace field. You will have the most beautiful photos of the rice fields in Sapa. That is amazing. Rice field in Sapa From May to September is also a good time for the best deals for the  tour package in Vietnam  as that is the low season for international tourists. So if you would like to travel with a low budget then this period will be good for you.  So the best time to visit Hanoi depending on what you wish but for the weather, we advise from October to November and from March to April when it is in the dry season and it is not cold and not too hot.We hope that with our information above, you can choose the best time suitable for your purpose and your group’s interest. Incredible Asia Journeys is happy to arrange  for you   the holiday to Vietnam .

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Places to visit in Da Nang

Places to visit in Da Nang

Da Nang is a coastal city in the central region of Vietnam which is known as the best city to live in the country. In recent years, this city has been the top choice of travelers as it offers tourists a wide range of fun activities as well as beautiful natural places.[incredible_toc] So among all of them, what are the best places to visit in Da Nang? You will find out soon in this article provided to you by Incredible Asia Journeys. 1. Linh Ung PagodaLinh Ung Pagoda sits on a hill of Son Tra Island which is about a 10-kilometer from My Khe, known as one of the most famous attractions in Da Nang. The construction of this pagoda started in 2004 taking 6 years to complete and being the biggest pagoda in Da Nang until today. Linh Ung Pagoda has one of the most admirable statues of the Goddess of Mercy (Guan Yin) in Vietnam standing at the front of the pagoda with 67-meter height, equivalent to a 30-floor building. Thus, the statue can be seen from almost all locations in Da Nang city. The best time to visit Ling Ung Pagoda is said to be from March to September as, during this period, there are not many rains. If you come here during the months from September to December, you may expect occasional rains which are not very pleasant for a road trip.If you travel from Hoi An to Da Nang, you can consider this Hoi An – Danang jeep tour itinerary which also stops at Linh Ung Pagoda.Linh Ung Pagoda2. My Khe BeachMy Khe Beach is located in the eastern part of Da Nang City which is recognized as one of the six most beautiful beaches on the planet by Forbes. For that reputation, this 20-mile-long beach welcomes millions of tourists every year. The best time to visit My Khe beach is from February to May when there are no occasional rains and not as scorching as in June and July.Coming here, you can take part in a number of activities such as surfing, jet-skiing, volleyball or just take a walk along the beach. My Khe beach also has a vast number of seafood restaurants along the coastline which are not only finger-licking good but also affordable (one person may cost around 500.000 VND - 20 USD). Thus, with what it offers to tourists, there is no reason to miss this amazing destination when you travel to Da Nang.My Khe Beach3. Dragon BridgeThe Dragon Bridge is a 666-meter-long bridge – the longest of its kind in Vietnam - with the design of a dragon of the Ly dynasty. From a far distance, it can be easily recognized by its bright yellow color. Not only that but it’s also got a little surprise for you if you wonder "Where to go in Da Nang at night?" because every Saturday and Sunday at 21:00 it is the performance of this dragon spitting out fire and water. The total time of the show is just 5 minutes. The best location to watch the performance is either on the bridge (vehicles are prohibited from pasting the bridge during this time) or on the Love Bridge situated just near the foot of the Dragon Bridge.As this experience is offered free of charge, thus, it is definitely one of the most interesting experiences in Vietnam that you must put it on your bucket list.Dragon Bridge 4. Hai Van PassIf you are an adventurous person and want to find some places to visit around Da Nang, you will absolutely fall in love with this majestic pass – known as one of the most dangerous, yet spectacular passes in Vietnam. It is located 20 km away from Da Nang City (takes 1 hour to drive) and from here, you can enjoy the stunning views of this coastal city. Getting to Hai Van Pass, you will be amazed by this natural masterpiece one side of the road is the endless ocean and another side is lush green mountains. The best way to discover this pass is by motorbike, you can rent it at your hotel or anywhere around the city with the price ranging from 100.000 - 150.000 VND/day without petrol.Hai Van Pass5. Marble MountainSituated 9 kilometers away from Da Nang City, Marble Mountain lies on the road between this city and Hoi An – the famous ancient city. Thus, if you plan to go to Da Nang from Hoi An, you can take some time to drop by this mountain for a few hours. Or you can book this Mountains of Danang Day Trip from Hoi An tour which is only 61$/person. The whole area consists of 5 different mountains called Moc Son, Thuy Son, Tho Son, Kim Son, and Hoa Son. All of those mountains were named nearly 200 years ago by Minh Mang King (the 2nd Emperor of the Nguyen dynasty) which represents 5 elements to create the universe, namely wood, water, earth, metal, and fire. Of all the mountains, the biggest and most magnificent one is Thuy Son (the Moutain of Water). To visit it, you have to pay 40.000 VND/adult and then you can climb up to the top to enjoy the whole view of Da Nang City and the stunning coastline. In case you don’t want to climb to save your energy, the elevator is available for you at the price of 15.000 VND/person/way.Marble Mountain6. Ba Na HillsIf you are a travelholic, you must have heard about Ba Na Hills which has the stunning Golden Bridge held up by 2 hands of the Buddha. Then this Vietnam Golden Bridge Day Tour from Da Nang is one of the best options for you if you don’t want to travel too long by motorbike.Ba Na Hills is located 35km away from Da Nang city with a height of 1500 meters above sea level. Since the years of 1900s, this was one of the most favorite places of interest for the French and the noble Vietnamese who wanted to seek a peaceful and relaxing vacation. After the event that the French left Vietnam, this place was once forgotten for a long time until 1999, when the local government decided to refurbish this area into a theme park.Nowadays, this is one of the tourist places in Da Nang Vietnam drawing a vast number of tourists coming every day. If you plan to visit here, you may expect at least one whole day to discover everything here and have to depart as early as possible.The ticket price is 900.000VND/adult including entrance ticket, 2-way cable car, VAT, 105 free games in the Fantasy Park, etc. Note that the ticket does not include the ticket for the Wax Statue Museum, Pick Up Games, and Buffet Lunch. For lunch, you can either bring your own lunch or eat at the restaurants there with the average price of 355.000 VND/person.Golden Bridge Ba Na HillsThose are 6 of the best places to see when you travel to Danang. Depending on your time and budget, you can add more places or eliminate some places from the list above to make your trip most enjoyable and meaningful. However, it is suggested to stay here for at least 2 days, so you can travel to all of those destinations with ease. If you travel with your family, this Central Vietnam Family 6 Day tour may help you to arrange a better vacation.So, those are 6 Da Nang top attractions we want to provide to tourists, consider adding those places to your bucket list and ask us to help you book your trip with premium discounts and best rates!

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