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Located on the Indochina Peninsula, Vietnam is one of the most interesting destinations in Southeast Asia. The country is bursting at the seams with a long and colorful history, stunning natural attractions, and warm friendly people—this combination makes Vietnam one of the most unforgettable holiday destinations in the region.

Immerse yourself in local culture

The Vietnamese culture—especially in the important cities—is flavored by an enticing hint of French influences, which reflects the colonial history of the country. Sapa, on the other hand, is still teeming with the colorful local culture. There are still many members of ethnic tribes living in the lush hills of Sapa, and the locals are often more than pleased to share a soul-warming cup of tea with visitors. Doing so is a great way to experience an interesting facet of Vietnamese life.

Hanoi is home to the Temple of Literature, where you can enjoy a piece of unique local culture while indulging in delightfully authentic Vietnamese food.

Pho in love with food

Vietnam is home to pho, a delicious dish with broth, rice noodles, meat, and herbs. This noodle concoction is a popular type of street food in the country, and the cities of Saigon and Hanoi have different traditions when it comes to preparing this dish.

Vietnamese food is an enticing mix of soy and fish sauces, shrimp paste, rice, fresh fruits and vegetables, which are often complemented by fresh herbs and spices such as mint, basil, ginger, lemongrass, coriander, and chili. Dishes from southern Vietnam are typically spicy, and bound to make you sweat on top of the warm tropical weather.

When visiting the northern regions of Vietnam, make sure to try the popular local dishes bun rieu and banh cuon to make your Vietnamese holiday a lot more delicious.