Best attractions to visit
We have listed some of our favourite attractions that we recommend visiting when in Vietnam;
- Ha long Bay – Ha Long Bay is an incredible sight to see, nestled away off the north coast of Vietnam outside of Ha Long. It’s unique landscape compromising hundreds of limestone islands jutting out of the water has been recognised as a UNESCO world heritage site.
- Cu Chi Tunnels – Experience the history of the Vietnam/American War and venture down a section of the 75-mile former Viet Cong tunnels at Cu Chi.
- Central post office in Ho Chi Minh City – Constructed between 1886 – 1891 during the French colonial times it still operates as a working post office today. Its beautiful French architecture draws thousands of tourists a year, and trust us, its worth the visit.
- War Museum
Vietnam is insanely cheap; your budget will not be broken with an extended stay here.
|Transportation Scale based on a 20-minute ride|
|$ =||$0.10 – $0.80|
|$$ =||$1.00 to $4.00|
Transport in Vietnam is easily accessible, with a variety of options available such as motor cycle taxi’s, buses, private taxis and Grab the Asia version of Uber. Our favourite mode of transport is public buses they go all over Vietnam and although they take slightly longer to reach destinations, they are a fraction of the price compared to the other modes of transport.
|Motor cycle taxi||$$|
|$ =||$5 – $10 Per night|
|$$ =||$15 to $25 per night|
|$$$ =||$30 to $100 per night|
There are a few different options for selecting accommodation when visiting Vietnam, these include; hostels, guest houses, low budget hotels and luxury hotels. Depending on your budget and the amount of people you are travelling with may affect where you chose to stay. If you are solo travelling by yourself then a hostel maybe the best place to stay as you meet other travellers and keep your costs low. However, if you are travelling in a group, as the Roamadic team does then a hotel might be more appropriate and the cost can be split.
|Low Budget hotel||$$|
Vietnamese cuisine makes use of fresh ingredients such as vegetables, herbs and spices with these combined to make unique flavours tantalising your taste buds. You can eat great food for next to nothing expect to pay $0.65 to $1.20 for street food and $4 to $6 at restaurants. Read our blog post on Flavours of Vietnam.