SOUTH OF VIETNAM
HO CHI MINH CITY(SAIGON) – THE MOST DYNAMIC CITY IN VIETNAM
The biggest city of Vietnam with an area of 30,000 square kilometers and a population of 10 million inhabitants. The city has a tropical climate, with an average humidity of 78–82%. The year is divided into two distinct seasons. The rainy season, with an average rainfall of about 1,800 millimeters annually usually begins in May and ends in late October. The dry season lasts from December to April. The average temperature is 28 °C, with little variation throughout the year. The highest temperature recorded was 40.0 °C in April while the lowest temperature recorded was 13.8 °C in January.
The city has various museums including the Ho Chi Minh City Museum, Museum of Vietnamese History, the Revolutionary Museum, the War Remnants Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Cu Chi Tunnel, Ao Dai Museum etc. It has many beautiful colonial charm buildings such as City Post Office, The Notre Dame Church, Marie Curie High School, Continental Hotel, etc. and Chinatown with more than 1 million of Chinese living there with their special foods and culture. It is famous with excellent services to international customers with thousands of international restaurants, hotels, spa, beauty salons, coffee shops, tailors, bars and karaoke, shopping centers, markets, etc. The City Vespa Tours or Foody Tours offer very good chances for you to know more about the interesting city.
The tunnels of Củ Chi are an immense network of connecting underground tunnels located in the Củ Chi District of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam, and are part of a much larger network of tunnels that underlie of the country. The Củ Chi tunnels were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War, and were the Viet Cong’s base of operations for the Tết Offensive in 1968.
TAY NINH PROVINCE
The city is most famous for being the home of the Cao Đài religion, an indigenous Vietnamese faith that includes the teachings of the major world religions. The Cao Đài religion’s Holy See, built between 1933 and 1955, is located around 5 km to the east of Tây Ninh’s city centre. It is a border city lead to Phnom Penh – Cambodia. It has the highest mountain in the South – Ba Den Mountain
Apart from the Tay Ninh Holy See of the Cao Đài faith, there are other tourist attractions such as Black Virgin Mountain, and Dầu Tiếng Lake, one of the largest man-made lakes in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Tay Ninh is also famous for its local foods such as Banh Trang Phoi Suong (dew rice paper), Banh Canh Thit Heo (Sticky noodle with Pork).
HỒ TRÀM BEACH
It is a small beach town located in Vietnam’s Bà Rịa–Vũng Tàu Province. Situated about 125 kilometers southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Tram is poised to become a major resort destination as the region develops along with its “sister” beach destination Ho Coc, which is located at close proximity. Ho Tram provides for the nicest beach in the area combining unspoiled waters with a large and wide beach of clear sand and is an increasingly weekend destination for wealthy Ho Chi Minh City residents as well as emerging as a resort destination for international tourists. Ho Tram also provides local excursions to Binh Chau Hot Springs, famous for its relaxing mud baths and curative hot mineral springs said to improve blood circulation and mental disorders. The area is also home to an 11,000-hectare rainforest that was designated as a nature reserve in 1975.
“Nine Dragon river delta” is the region in southwestern Vietnam where the Mekong River approaches and empties into the sea through a network of distributaries. The Mekong delta region encompasses a large portion of southwestern Vietnam of over 40,500 square kilometres. The size of the area covered by water depends on the season. The region comprises 12 provinces: Long An, Đồng Tháp, Tiền Giang, An Giang, Bến Tre, Vĩnh Long, Trà Vinh, Hậu Giang, Kiên Giang, Sóc Trăng, Bạc Liêu, and Cà Mau, along with the province-level municipality of Cần Thơ.
The inhabitants of the Mekong Delta region are predominantly ethnic Viet. The region, formerly part of the Khmer Empire, is also home to the largest population of Khmers outside of the modern borders of Cambodia. Life in the Mekong Delta revolves much around the river, and many of the villages are often accessible by rivers and canals rather than by road. The region is home to cải lương, a form of Kinh/Vietnamese folk opera.
The region’s land used for growing cereals makes up 47% of the national total, more than northern and central Vietnam combined. Most of this is used for rice cultivation, therefore, it can offer you interesting experiences as a local farmer or fisherman, enjoy many tropical fruits in a garden and, cooking local foods and river tours along Mekong River to Cambodia.
PHU QUOC ISLAND
As a part of Kiên Giang Province, the island has a total area of 574 square kilometres and a permanent population of approximately 103,000. Phu Quoc is famous for its two traditional products: fish sauce and black pepper. The rich fishing grounds offshore provides the anchovy catch from which the prized sauce is made. Pepper cultivation is located inland in the center of the island. More recently a pearl farm was established. Many domestic and international projects related to accommodation and air routes have been carried out, which could make Phú Quốc a new tourist hub in Southeast Asia. We can easily find luxury resorts in Phu Quoc which offers many services for families with small children such as theme part, water park, play grounds and swimming pools.