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Things to Do in Vietnam

In possession of fancy fragments of tradition and culture like the colorful paper and glass of kaleidoscope, Vietnam catches your eyes with a great diversity of activities that give you memorable experience. It is a mixture of its own distinctive minority culture, petty bourgeoisie taste, simple village atmosphere and comfortable river lifestyle as well as cozy oceanic entertainment, etc., which may become a twinkling memory in the Vietnam tour.

Water Puppet in Thang Long Theatre
Water puppet is a tradition originated in the villages of the Red River Delta area of northern Vietnam in the 11th century CE.

The puppets are made out of wood and then lacquered. The shows are performed in a waist-deep pool. A large rod, used by the puppeteers who are normally hidden behind a screen to control the puppets, supports them under the water. Thus the puppets appear to be moving over the water. 

If the rice fields would flood, the villagers would entertain each other using this form of puppet play. Traditional legends and historical tales are among the enchanting puppet plays performed at this popular theatre.

Visit of Tra Que Vegetable Village

It is a wonderful experience to take a trip around the vegetable garden and join the farmers in preparing the land and fertilizing it with seaweed from the local lake, or to take part in activities such as raking, sowing, watering greens, picking greens and many more gardening activities.

Located in Cam Ha Commune, Hoi An Town, Tra Que Vegetable village is famous for its sweet scented & green vegetables that spice up on the daily meals of Hoi An people: Cao Lau and Quang noodles. Come here, you will have a chance to discover the art of cultivating and water plants, tasting and doing a cooking class with local dishes prepared by host.

Boat Trips on Rivers

Vietnam owns extensive rivers to the amount of 1086. The main rivers are the Mekong, Red River, followed by the Blackwater River, Saigon River and so on. Red River is the largest river in Vietnam. Living upon them, Vietnamese form a characteristic river civilization.

You can take boat to explore Mekong Delta in My Tho to have a look at floating-fish cages, enjoy fruit in the garden and listen to folk music, or to cruise along Huong River to appreciate the floating market and listen to Ca Hue, which give you further recognition of Vietnamese lifestyle.

Horse & Cart Tour

Instead of modern ways of traveling, you may try the traditional one to take a horse-cart on the roads of village (2km) in Mekong Delta to explore the villages of Vietnam, to closely learn more about Dao Dua, a kind of religion of Mekong Delta, and also to visit some local houses to know more about their daily life. Etc.

Such a primitive travelling way that is slower than the other modern ones may make you hold back, but it represents a  kind of simplicity that let you out the rigidity and indifference of modern cities.

Dive in Nha Trang

Nha Trang is an ideal destination for seashore tourism. Its peaceful sea area in possession of immense white beach, abundant fish and colorful corals makes explorers and adventurers difficult to resist its charm of diving. You may choose to dive to appreciate the beauty of undersea by yourself or by glass bottom ship, both of which will impress you with a fancy and exciting experience.

In addition, the holiday resorts in Nha Trang provide tourists with spa, mud bath and lots of water sports that enrich your whole Vietnam travel without regrets.

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