Tourism in Vietnam, 10 Reasons to Visit Vietnam. Tourism is a component of modern Vietnam economy. Vietnam reached more than 6.8 billion international revenues in 2012, up from 2.1 million in 2000.
The arrival of tourists in Vietnam has continued to increase in recent years. Vietnam received 4.21 million international tourists in 2008, down 11% in 2009 to 3.8 million. Vietnam received 6.84 million tourists in 2012. This was a 13% increase in 2011 of 6 million international visitors by 2011. In 2017, Vietnam received 13 million international visitors, an increase of 26% over previous years.
25% of tourists coming from Vietnam come from China. China is followed by South Korea with 18%. South Korea is followed by USA, Russia, Japan and Taiwan respectively.
Here are 10 reasons to visit this beautiful Asian country, Vietnam.
1. Safe and Cheap Country
Vietnam is a very safe country and the people are quite helpful. Vietnam is a country that offers luxurious travel on demand, with low budget. You can eat for 1-2 dollars on the street and it is possible to stay for 5 dolars in this country.
2. Vietnam Cuisine
A Vietnamese cuisine, perhaps a world cuisine, where a lot of people do not want to go, and those who plan to go are hesitant. Fresh vegetables are often used in Vietnamese food. Seafood, chicken and meat also have an important place. When you go to Vietnam, you can taste at least one Pho soup, Fresh Spring Rolls, and more delicious food.
3. Vietnam War and Chu Chi Tunnels
About 3 million people lost their lives during the war between America and Vietnam. To witness Vietnam’s recent history, you should not leave Vietnam without traveling through the Vietnam War Museum and the battle tunnels, the greatest factor in winning the war.
4. Halong Bay
It is an extraordinary place where up to 1600 islands are located where everyone who does not go to Vietnam can see the photo in one place. You can go to “Halong Bay” in Unesco’s World Heritage List with cruise ships.
5. Hoi An City
You can go to the city of “Hoi An” to get away from the temples and the noise of the city. Also do not forget to leave a lantern into the river by making a wish.
6. Mekong Delta
The Mekong River is a river that is the lifeblood of Southeast Asia with a length of 4350 km. The river offers life to 6 countries and about 10 million people. Do not come back without going to the floating market and going on tours organized in the thin arms of Delta.
7. Sa Pa
There is not much to say about the perfect view of rice fields in Sa Pa. It is priceless to get up in the morning and wander through rice fields in fresh air.
8. Sun Doong Cave
Discovered in 2009, the world’s largest cave is located in this country. It would not be wrong to say that Vietnam is a country of caves. The other famous cave of the country is Phong Nha, 44.5 km long.
9. Water Puppet Theatre
It is estimated that the first show of the theater among the oldest theaters of the world was made during the Ly dynasty in 1121. The Vietnamese peasants, who developed this art, made it for entertainment after a tired day in the field. In many cities in Vietnam you can find this show.
10. Central Location
Vietnam’s centralized location in Southeast Asia allows travelers to easily visit neighboring countries as well. For example, as you can get to Saigon by road from Siem Reap and Angkor Temple, you can get to Hanoi by train from Nanning, China. You can make a multi-country pass between Vietnam and China, Laos and Cambodia with a very affordable budget.