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Must-try experiences when coming to Vietnam

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Here are the 25 most famous things, which most foreigners know or want to try when coming to Vietnam

Hanoi: The famous things in the Vietnamese capital in the eyes of western visitors are street food, the Temple of Literature - Quoc Tu Giam, Hoan Kiem Lake, and the old quarter whose architecture from the French colonial era is preserved intact. Hanoi gives visitors a sense of comfort, "more like a town than a city".

HCMC: this place giving visitors a "completely different vibe from Hanoi" with the bustle but also chaos. Favorite attractions are Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, Opera House,  Ben Thanh market.

Other cities and destinations mentioned include: Golden Bridge (Ba Na Hills - Da Nang), Cu Chi tunnels, Ha Long Bay, Sa Pa, Hue ancient capital.

Pho: Third on the list is Pho. "Delicious, fragrant, warm soup", "especially delicious on winter days", "sold everywhere, from restaurants to sidewalk shops" are the feelings of foreigners about this dish.  Other foods include bread, rolls,  and iced milk coffee.

Leaf cones: In the impression of international visitors, in towns and rural villages, locals often wear leaf hats. "People wear these hats to keep out the rain and sun and are sometimes used as storage baskets." Foreign visitors also "tipped" each other to Bell village, 30 km from Hanoi to buy these hats.

Motorcycles: "They're convenient, cheap and fun to control. It's not surprising that many people like to use motorbikes as a means of transportation," is what Western customers said about riding motorbikes. However, visitors are still apprehensive when crossing the street here because "traffic lights are almost non-existent" in the eyes of local road users. "You have to raise your hand, walk straight across the street and hope traffic will stop away from you."

Floating market: Vietnam has hundred-year-old floating markets on the Mekong Delta. Visiting floating markets such as Cai Rang, Can Tho, Long Xuyen, Phong Dien is one of the favorite experiences of international visitors.

Tailors in Hoi An: One of the things that impresses international visitors is that more than 500 tailors are all over Hoi An. When coming here, visitors can hire them to tailor their own suits at affordable prices.

Dress: Western visitors know this is the traditional costume of Vietnamese people. Many visitors also want to try on a dress, or buy themselves a set as a souvenir.

The last thing famous in Vietnam on this list is the beaches. Vietnam has more than 3,200 kilometers of coastline, with thousands of beaches and islands waiting to be explored. Destinations such as Nha Trang, Hon Tre, Phu Quoc, Hon Rom are known or loved by many tourists.

According to Inside

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