Thursday, November 24, 2016

Unearthing Vietnamese Treasures with Vietjet Airlines

I have always told myself that I need to tick off traveling across South East Asia off my bucket list, and with le bb's recent solo trip to Vietnam and Cambodia, I am more determined to at least go to one SEA country, and I'm thinking of starting with Vietnam.


There are many reasons why Vietnam has been one of the favourite tourist destinations in Asia for so many years. A country filled with breathtaking natural beauty, unique heritage, rich history and mouth-watering cuisine, Vietnam has much to offer any tourist who decides to visit her. If you need any reason to do so, these three cities are more than enough reason for someone wanting to make the trip. If it were up to me, this would be my preference if I were to decide to visit Vietnam.

Hanoi

Vietnam’s capital city has undergone rapid transformations in recent decades. Considered one of the most beautiful of the colonial Indochinese cities, Hanoi is a combination of old-world charm and modern developments brought on by its recent surge in tourism.


The motorbike-filled streets of Hanoi have much to offer for visitors, from lovely parks and museums to streetside restaurants and world-class coffee. Traces of the city’s French colonial past are still evident in the building architecture, language spoken by the older ‘Hanoians’, and even the French baguettes sold in bakeries.

For me, I would love to visit the Ho Chih Minh Mausoleum, Museum of Ethnology which illustrates the country's many minority tribes, and the ninth-century sculptures at the Fine Art Museum. I would love to immerse myself into their culture.

Ha Long Bay

The UNESCO World Heritage site of Ha Long Bay is located about 170km east of Hanoi in northern Vietnam. “Ha Long” means “bay of descending dragons” and it is an archipelago made up of 1,969 islands. 


The bay is well-known for its scenic ocean karst topography and regarded as one of the natural wonders of the world. There are various ways to experience Ha Long Bay, from Bai Chay tourist boats, budget and midrange cruises, or luxury cruises. The more adventurous at heart may also choose to kayak or take a seaplane for more panoramic views.

This would definitely be a trip worth taking, if only to stay for a few days to breathe in the wonderful sea air and chill out with a cocktail in my hand and a book in the other.

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), the largest city in Vietnam, is often described as a vibrant, dynamic, highly energetic city that has everything a city traveller could hope for – from timeless temples to towering skyscrapers, classy restaurants to unassuming street stalls, the finest hotels to the cheapest guesthouses. 


But of course, apart from visiting all the heritage sites and acting like a tourist in Vietnam, I would also love to explore the coffee culture and local tastebuds in Vietnam. I really want to try that Phuc Long Coffee that le bb has raved so much about! I heard it's better than the local Starbucks, and cheaper too.

These are merely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Vietnam’s diverse treasures. Another treasure I've unearthed is Vietjet, Vietnam’s new age airline which offers daily flights between Kuala Lumpur and Vietnam.


To top it off, Vietjet is offering another 300,000 promotional tickets priced from USD0 (terms and conditions apply) for bookings made online between 23 to 25 November 2016 under the ‘It’s time to Vietjet’ campaign.

The travel period is from 1 December 2016 to 31 December 2017 (excluding public holidays) and the offer is applicable for all Vietjet’s international routes from Vietnam to Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. 


I need to start choosing those travel dates before it runs out. Time to book that trip right now!!! I've never tried Vietjet before, and I guess now is as good a time as any to try that something new.


Til the next time, stay beautiful!

xoxo,
yin

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