5 Unique Cultural Getaways in Vietnam this Monsoon

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Vietnam may have slipped off your eyes for one reason or the other, but not too long. With its awe-inspiring ecosystem, serene lakes, untouched shores, serendipitous islands, and years of military history, Vietnam is a country of unique surprises for its travelers. It is an abode to iconic landmarks, historical museums, bustling cities, and majestic Buddhist Pagodas. Get aboard on a cultural trip to Vietnam and find out the best ways you can experience the country in monsoons. 

Monsoon is the time to escape to the highlands of Central Vietnam, where the sun still shines to its best and the sky is blue despite the peak of monsoons. The weather is pleasant and the temperatures are just right for your adventure.

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Go on a Scooter Trip across Hoi An

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Grab an electric scooter and venture the ancient town of Hoi An to learn and connect with the local life, businesses, religion, and culture. Hoi An will introduce you to the day-to-day lives of the local artisans, craftsmen, designers and local artists and engage in a hands-on experience. Drive further ahead to the Thu Bon river, and enjoy the local delicacies, snacks and, drinks. Learn the traditional art of local pottery making and make yourself a souvenir. Unwind yourself with a break at the beach bar restaurant at the An Bang Beach. 

 

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Explore Cham Island by Speed Boat from Hoi An to Danang

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Monsoon will surely not let you down in this part of the country. With clear skies and vast stretches of a virgin coastline, the Cham Island is your dream escapade in Vietnam. Embark a speed boat and cruise to the exotic island for an adventure trip. Visit the traditional fishing village, boat shelters, and the Hai Tang Pagoda. Get swayed with the waves and enjoy swimming and snorkeling the Bai Chong Ecological Zone.

 

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Entice your taste buds on the Historic Hue Streets

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Get under the skin of the country with an appetizing culinary tour of Hue. Hue has a rich mixture of royal past amid the modern lifestyle. Hop a cyclo and move slowly through the streets to explore the rich and flamboyant Vietnamese flavours. Try out the steamed rice with shrimp-banh beo or the sticky rice dumplings-ram it. Travel further across the elegant Perfume River via Phu Xuan or Trang Tien bridge, to reach the Royal Citadel, to try out the crispy and delightful Hue pancakes here! or try the delicious banh khoai, with a unique soybean dipping sauce and fresh herbs.

Taste the Bun bo Hue, a typical Hue beef vermicelli soup by the Dong Ba Gate entrance or the egg rice cracker with beef or pâté on charcoal. And finally, do not forget to connect with an Imperial experience at the Royal Citadel pavilion, by sipping on the royal herbal tea or Vietnamese Coffee.

 

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Engage in the local art pursuits in Danang

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Connect with the civilization and culture of Vietnam, and engage yourself in the local art and craft of Danang. Learn and participate in the ancient art of crafting beautiful Lanterns or get your hands dirty on the paddy fields of Tra Que village. Take a boat ride over the calm waters of Thu Bon river  or visit the remote traditional craft villages. Head for learning pottery at the Thanh Ha Pottery Village and make friends with the talented local people.

 

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Escape on an Eco-Adventure Day Tour Dalat

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Experience the natural landscapes of the Vietnamese Countryside. Take a day out with an eco-tour to Dalat in the midst of strawberry farms; walk along the picturesque mountain ranges, visit and harvest the local coffee plantations, or find out how the cocoons are bred in the local silk factory. Dare yourself to taste the fried silkworm. Learn how craftsmen intricately weave the silk on the textile. Embrace happiness by visiting the statue of Big Happy Buddha at the Elephant Waterfalls and Linh An Pagodas.

 

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So, are you ready to escape to Vietnam this monsoon???  

 

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