Vietnam Travel Recommendations for 2023 (Updated in Dec)
Ba Na Hills Travel Recommendations for 2023 (Updated in Dec)
4D3N to Danang, Vietnam
Hotel: Grandvrio City Danang
1. Day Trip to Ba Na Hills
- Sun World Theme Park: quaint little french village with aesthetic buildings and fun rides. both indoor and outdoor. most enjoyed the alpine coaster, bumper cars and swing chair ride. also had an exhilarating ride on the tower of terror
- Famous Hand Bridge: majestic, famous golden bridge that attracts hordes of tourists. also had an underrated flower garden and greek tour. nice place but way too crowded, impossible to take pictures without people in the background. amazing weather - cool and not humid. a light jacket would be useful.
- Cable Car: longest cable car ride in the world, even getting a Guinness World Record. 40 minutes up the mountain with a waterfall and amazing scenery. 10/10 recommend the experience.
2. Day Trip to Hoi An
- Hoi An Ancient Town: quaint town with a huge river and many many lanterns. super pretty and an excellent location for photos. many things to do - cafe hopping, souvenir shopping, ceramics, bike riding, even a bump boat ride or the spinning coconut boat ride. amazing experience, though come prepared as it’s very hot and humid
- Restaurants: Morning Glory and Mai Fish
Night Walk At Ba Na Hills
I actually arrived at SunWorld Bana Hills close to sunset and all the rides were closing, so we rushed to play some of them such as the alphine coaster. After dinner, we were really surprised the whole resort so empty!
We did knew the day trippers would be gone but its amazing how the other hotel guests are hiding in their rooms. We walked round and round just admiring everything because I have not been to Europe and the cold weather. Both of these are not available in Singapore where I come from.
There are many photo spots with nicely decorated flowers on them apart from all the nice building and architecture. You will also get a sneak balcony preview of other higher rooms tier that are deeper into the resort.
🇻🇳French Village in Ba Na Hills🇻🇳
🇻🇳Our Danang Diaries🇻🇳
Tapping into the French Flair here at the very Epcot-like French Village where we walk on cobblestone streets and see a lot of French-inspired buildings and French restaurants🇫🇷The buildings and whole place really makes you feel you are in a French Village and the weather is pretty cool up here which we really liked. There are restaurants that offer different kinds of cuisine and areas for you to sit and relax in too.
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🇻🇳💕Hello Sun World Bana Hills💕🇻🇳
😍Our Danang Diaries🇻🇳
We booked a car to go to Bana Hills, ride was about 45 minutes. As we had the tickets already, all we had to do was scan the QR code just before the Cable Car entrance.
The Bana Hills cable car is one of the park’s most famous attraction – the Ba Na Cable Car, an extraordinary, European-built system that holds the world record for the longest nonstop single-track cable car ride, at over 19,000 feet in length😱
We had the cable car all to ourselves and what a ride it was…smooth, bumpy and going higher and higher and higher🙈Such beautiful sights from above. We really enjoyed our ride.
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Hoi An Old Town Travel Recommendations for 2023 (Updated in Dec)
💜Splendid Hoi An💜
🇻🇳Harmonious Hoi An🇻🇳
This ancient city of Hoi An is just so splendid in all aspects. As we walked around, we noticed how beautifully built the structures are and the vibrant color of yellow. We also noticed lots of art around on walls as well as their signature lanterns hanging in a lot of places. It really makes you feel like you are whipped back in time when you walk around Hoi An—it truly gives you a unique experience—an unforgettable one I might add. I really enjoyed witnessing all sorts of cultural
aspects in this town, even their Starbucks was adorable!
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Strolling Along The River
A popular tourists attraction in Hoi An ancient town is the thu bon river that goes around the area giving an extra touch while exploring the area.
There is a very famous Japanese bridge that’s more than 400 years old now which was under construction when we are there.
However there is still the main bridge that allows pedestrians to cross over the different sides of the town.
But the main highlight is the river boat ride with lanterns! Usually tourists will ride it after darkness but we saw some of them riding in the evening. We chose darkness because we only had one night and wanted to explore the town first.
Spinning Basket Boats - Vietnam
Solo Travelling around Vietnam.
Attended the Eco Cooking Class in Hoi An and included, was a ride to the cooking class venue via a basket boat. A fun and unique experience! Our boat driver was hilarious and spun us around in the basket boat. Included is some crab fishing, fisherman net throwing and boat paddling. Met some fellow solo travellers.
Highly recommended ❤️
Hoi An - a touristic heart of Vietnam
Hoi An in Quang Nam province is a bright city in central Vietnam with very reach history.
Hoi An is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
The Old Town has a unique architecture you, which is very well kept and preserved. The yellow houses with brown tile roofs look absolutely amazing under the Vietnamese bright blue sky.
There are plenty of ancient temples, old tailor shops, and authentic restaurants.
It's a truly MUST VISIT spot in Vietnam.
Ha Long Bay Travel Recommendations for 2023 (Updated in Dec)
Halong Bay, Vietnam🏞️Unique karst landscape
🇻🇳 Halong Bay, Vietnam
🏞️ Halong Bay, located in Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its breathtaking limestone karst formations. The bay features thousands of differently shaped islands rising majestically from the sea, creating a spectacular and awe-inspiring landscape.
🏞️ Each island is covered with lush jungle vegetation, offering unique and picturesque scenery. Notable attractions include Ti Top Island and Thien Cung Cave, known for their distinct natural beauty.
🏞️ Visitors to the bay can partake in various water activities such as kayaking, swimming, and diving. Additionally, the bay provides a stunning backdrop for sunrise and sunset, both moments offering enchanting views from the deck of a boat in Halong Bay.
🇻🇳Halong Bay Cruise🇻🇳❤️⛴️
🇻🇳Our Hanoi Happenings🇻🇳
After our lunch buffet on the cruise, we were on our way to the 1st stop. Along the way we were viewing all these beautiful nature around us. Sea, mountains and sky. The weather was amazing as well and we took some photos on the top deck of the cruise while enjoying these wonderful sights. The Halong Bay cruise is a definite must-do when you are in Hanoi.
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Romantic Trip of a lifetime..
Halong Bay is best appreciated by cruise - either day trip or staying overnite on board. The trip started with a small boat transfer to the cruise boat. Greeted by friendly staff, the trip started with a cool towel, a welcome drink and a briefing. Then enjoyed the view of the karst limestone from your room or the upper deck. After a seafood lunch - kayaking in the bay area allows us to be closer to nature. Watching the sun set from the upper deck and a good dinner ends a great day in Halong Bay. Which cruise to choose? Depending on your needs, budget and time. Mine - Small cruise (large cruise can be noisy) ala carte meal ( managing what we can or can not eat) and room with Balcony and Jacuzi (perfect for our anniversary)
Ha long bay caves.
At Ha Long Bay, it is home of many spectacular caves with unique geology, aesthetics, and archaeology values. Although the trek into the cave is tiring due to the stairs and humidity, but once you are in, you will be truly amazed by the natural structure of the caves various stalactites and stalagmites hanging from the ceiling. Furthermore, the stone artifacts date back to several years ago so you can learn interesting historical information from the tour guide.
Sai Gon Central Post Office Travel Recommendations for 2023 (Updated in Dec)
From Ho Chi Minh to Dalat, I fell into a world of colors
Ho Chi Minh City is a bustling metropolis with diverse architectural styles, a vibrant nightlife, an abundance of motorcycles, and chaotic, bustling streets.
- Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon (Red Church)
- Central Post Office
- City Hall
- Central Street
- Café Apartment
- Pink Church (Tân Định Church)
- Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts Museum
On the other hand, Dalat has a different, more tranquil charm. The green landscape welcomed you even before your plane landed. Even with the rain, it created a delightful atmosphere.
- Nhà thờ Domaine de Marie
- Cathedral of Dalat (Nhà Thờ Chánh Tòa Giáo Phận Đà Lạt)
- Dalat Railway Station
- Datanla Waterfall (Khu du lịch Thác Datanla)
- Crazy House (Biệt thự Hằng Nga)
Saigon-The pearl of the far east
My 1-day trip to Saigon was a fantastic experience, and one of the highlights was visiting the Saigon Post Office. The post office is a beautiful colonial building that showcases the city's rich history and architectural beauty.
Upon entering the post office, I was immediately struck by its grandeur and old-world charm. The interior is adorned with elegant French-inspired designs, from the high ceilings with ornate chandeliers to the intricate mosaic floor.
One of the main attractions of the Saigon Post Office is the stunning central hall, which houses numerous counters for sending and receiving mail. The atmosphere was bustling with activity as locals and tourists alike went about their postal needs. It was fascinating to witness the efficiency and organized operation of this historic post office.
I also had the opportunity to explore the many small shops within the post office, where I found a variety of unique souvenirs, stamps, and postcards to bring back home. The staff was friendly and helpful, providing me with recommendations and information about the post office's history.
Overall, my 1-day trip to Saigon and the Saigon Post Office was a delightful experience. I highly recommend visiting this iconic landmark for its architectural beauty, historical significance, and the chance to capture a glimpse of Saigon's vibrant atmosphere. Inggat! ❤️👋#Saigon #Vietnam #Southest Asia #Young #solotravel
an ACTUAL post office to visit in Vietnam 💌🏤
I am pleasantly surprised by the fact that the Vietnamese has turned an active post office (that is still in operation) into a tourist attraction where you can buy stamps, postcards and other souvenirs and mail it internationally. This is so smart!!
I did some digging by the shop and managed to get two really cute stamp sets for 120,000 Dong each (~40 HKD each).
I remember seeing it costs around 50,000 Dong (~17 HKD) to send a postcard internationally but do check with the counter if you intent to send a postcard.
NOTE: the post office closed at 5pm so make sure you do not miss its opening hours
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Saigon Central Post Office
One of my favorite place to visit in Ho Chi Minh city, it's called Saigon Central Post Office.
Located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh city, Saigon Central Post Office has various type of postcards and souvenirs. Tourist can come here, pick their favorite postcards, write on them, and send immediately to all over the world through this post office. Many cute Vietnam souvenirs also available here.
The location is just next to the beautiful Basilica Notre-Dome Saigon. You can go here by motorbike taxi from your hotel. It's cheap and fast ✨
Mui Ne Travel Recommendations for 2023 (Updated in Dec)
This is my new year trip - Vietnam
living in Bali where people think is all about beach and partying. and it’s true.
but, on dec 30 2022 I booked a flight to vietnam to spent my new year over there. I really want to explore and experience new things. I spent 9 days in Vietnam from dec 30 2022 to jan 7 2023.
I was really happy to spent all my days over there, I went to da lat a couple days and stay in one of the resorts there, after that I went to saigon city to explore mekong and around the city, and the really excited place I went to Mui Ne to have my first experience in sand dune also I was able to riding an ATV in the desert, and after that I went back to saigon city and spent fee days more then I flew back to Bali.
it was my first experience to get out for partying new year eve in Bali. it was worth and get a lot of experience, meet with incredible people from across the world, make new friends with local and other tourist.
I hope this video can be inspiring to the people who not travel yet. we only live once. once we got the chance to travel, just do it.
Breathtaking landscape in Mui Ne - White Sand Dunes
White Sand Dunes, is one of the only desert areas in Vietnam.
White Sand Dunes is stretching in the area of Mui Ne sandy hills. The name of White Sand Dunes originates from its sand's color. The white sand hills are also named Bau Trang (White Lake). It is about 62km from Phan Thiet City to White Sand Dunes to the northeast, and about 30km from Mui Ne.
The most striking part of the area is a small lagoon covered in lotus flowers. Beside the lake, there is also a small pine forest that keeps the wind cool, even in the hot desert.
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Summer time at Mui Ne, Vietnam
The dilemma between mountain or beach trip can break the bond of every group. So why not both in one place?
Mui Ne Beach Vietnam
This is the beach of Vietnam which you have to try across the mountain around 2 hour in order to come here from Dalat. We rent the car for four people it took us around $150. Come here the water cannot play because this is a fishing placebbut you can have a fresh seafood.
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