Once used by Vietnamese emperors and French colonials as a summer retreat Dalat is a town steeped in culture and history. And thanks to the hundreds of years of French imperialism, breathtaking French colonial architecture is prevalent throughout the town. This charming town in the South Central Highlands of Vietnam the town offers great relief from the heat consistently blanketing the rest of the country while offering a beautiful natural backdrop for a perfect getaway.
Located on the central coast of Vietnam near the Duy Phú village, My Son was once a significant center of religious Hindu ceremonies. You will find many temples devoted to the worship of the god, Shiva, between the 4th and 14th centuries. Much of this cluster of Hindu religious center, however, sustained significant damage from US carpet bombing even though it was technically central to the demilitarized zone of the Vietnam War. Regardless, the complex of temples is truly something to behold as a major component to the regional history.
Ho Chi Minh City
Once the heart of the anti-communist South Vietnamese Republic of Vietnam, when it was known as Saigon before falling the communists in 1975, Ho Chi Minh City has a rich history. Once nothing more than a small fishing village, Ho Chi Minh City has grown to one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world and the largest in Vietnam. The city’s blend of historic and modern attractions from vibrant shopping to dining and nightlife is sure to offer you an experience unlike any other.
Mekong River Delta
Where the country meets the Pacific Ocean in southwestern Vietnam, the Mekong River Delta isn’t your typical river mouth. The Mekong Delta is an agricultural region made fertile by the maze of canals and streams fed by the Mekong River. Stretching from the Gulf of Thailand to Ho Chi Minh City, the Mekong Delta feeds more than a third of the country from its rich plantations, orchards, rice paddies and fish farms. It is home to floating market places where the streets are made of canals and fishing boats are the primary means of transportation.