Vietnamese is famous for several stunning food, geological wonders, colonial architecture and untouched temples; however, it offers a great deal of distinctive experience that nowhere else has. Although Vietnam had to be under a period of modernization and colonialism, many areas still maintains the origin relatively. Vietnamese people try very hard to protect several beliefs and traditions. Here is a list of Vietnam top experiences that is crazy, ranging from trying snake alcohol to visiting a tribe in Sapa hill. It is noted that some of these activities can annoy those who are sensitive.
Enjoying snake alcohol
It is the strangest Vietnamese drink made from rice alcohol and usually noxious snakes. The most popular site to find this kind of drink is in Le Mat Snack Village located in Hanoi although it is available in many shops and markets. People often enjoy it with eight-course meal of snake. You have to pay from $27 to $50 for this activities based on your snake option.
2. Exploring secret tunnels of Vietcong – Vietnam Top Experiences:
Exploring Cu Chi Tunnels can be considered as the most exciting journey in our country. However, we do not introduce this trip to those who are suffered from claustrophobia. It consists of more than 120-kilometer-long subterranean system of tunnels situated 70 kilometers far away from Ho Chi Minh City from northwest. It is a historical spot that equipped with command center, armory, trapdoor, hospital, storage facilities, living site and kitchen. We are going to feel the atmosphere like in warfare time during 1960s and 1970s although we just go inside a short part.
3. Traveling on 6-lane traffic in Ho Chi Minh City on foot:
It is clear that Vietnamese traffic is disordered like in Saigon. Now and then, like riders can run their vehicle on small alleys, pedestrian streets and sidewalks in order to travel faster. It is undeniable that this phenomenon brings about danger, so that you should stay calm if you stroll on this onrushing 6-lane traffic. The most ideal way is going with a group of native people and praying on your stable speed.
4. Experience boarding on Sand at Mui Ne Sand dunes:
This spot is well-known for its amazing activities like biking quad, flying kite and boarding on sand as well as its charming scenes. In Mui Ne, there are many tour agencies that can help you to set up the schedule of a journey in 1 day in these dunes which has white and red sand like in Shahara desert. In addition, you can rent plastic shreds at reasonable price. Read more to know others of top things do do in Mui Ne.
5. Moving around Hoi An Old Town by cycle – Vietnam Top Experiences.
This town is very suitable for walkers with many spots to explore such as timber shops, ancient canals, traditional market, Chinese temples, houses of French colonists and Japanese-designed bridge. It is quite easy to travel on foot. However, a more relaxing and funnier way to explore the town that is in the list of UNESCO is taking a cyclo. The drivers are friendly to share with you some information about the town. Besides, some of them are able to speak French or English.
6. Bargaining for goods at native markets:
It is fascinating to join the trip to native markets to enjoy crowded space, brilliant kiosks of household appliance, fresh food and apparel and relish Vietnamese cuisine. It will provide you a strange scene of displaying fish and butchered fresh pork or an old woman holding a big hand-roll cigar on her hand. In case that you want to purchase, you should bargain with the sellers to lower the price that you have to pay.
7. Enjoy beer in Hanoi at Bia Hoi intersection with only 0.5$.
The journey to the capital city of Vietnam only leaves you the most unforgettable memory when you travel to Bia Hoi intersection in the evening. It is situated in the Old Quarter’s heart, where people enjoy the nightlife by sitting on the chair and relishing indigenous beers. The price is affordable: just 0.5$ for a glass. In case that you are hungry, it is easy to find several vendors selling exotic snack, beef jerky and steamed peanut. Here is detail information of beer street Hanoi – Ta Hien.
8. Trying swimming in the nature pools of Elephant Stream:
It is a group of nature stream located around 50 kilometers far from Hue southward. This spot is the place that visitors take part in many activities, for example picnicking, hiking and swimming. Provided that you would like to enjoy the private space, you are suggested to call on in weekday. However, you have to prepare the food and drink because indigenous sellers near this stream do not come these days. In food stands, there are many drinks and snacks. It is easy to rent cabins and life jackets at reasonable price.
8. Dropping on Phong Nha – Ke Bang to visit Heaven Cave:
Located in the central part of Vietnam, this park consists of more than 3 hundreds of limestone grottoes and caves at the age of more than 4 hundred million years. Although Son Doong which is biggest cave in the world is often attracted more tourists than Heaven Cave, we fall for this cave because of its distinctive limestone stalagmites and stalactites shapes. This spot can be an ideal area for hiking through grassy rain-forest, biking on the mountain and admiring bird.
9. Accommodating with tribe family in Sapa hill – Vietnam Top Experiences:
To enjoy the indigenous life of native people, we highly recommend you to stay at their house in traditional villages. Sapa which is situated 400 kilometers far from the capital is a famous spot for those who long for experience the charming scenes just a couple of days. In several tribes like Red Dzao, Hmong and Giay, people are friendly to put you up. You will have a chance to relish regional authentic food, try doing farm work and putting on native costume.