Vietnam in 14 days - An experience for life is written by Asia Tours
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What should I experience in Vietnam in 14 days?
Vietnam is a great travel country!
But with a flight time of more than 10 hours, it's nice to have plenty of time to explore the country's sights.
Here you get a taste of what you can experience in 2 weeks in Vietnam.
Hanoi - The capital of Vietnam
Start in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, located in the northern part of Vietnam.
It is an atmospheric metropolis that offers interesting contrasts between beautiful colonial buildings and historic temples. It all lies side by side with today's modern skyscrapers.
There are great experiences waiting in the capital.
First take a walk in the Temple of Literature, which is one of the few remaining examples of Vietnamese architecture, and which was also Vietnam's first university. Visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, created to honor Vietnam's first president, Ho Chi Minh. Visit Hanoi's special streets, e.g. the 36 streets of the old quarter, where each street is named after the goods that were originally traded here. Yes, the city does not lack interesting sights.
Hanoi is also the place of origin for the Vietnamese dish Bún chả (a soup with, among other things, meatballs and a bowl of rice noodles), as well as the Vietnamese Egg Coffee. It may not sound delicate, but is actually a velvety coffee experience. Hanoi is a great place to start your 14-day Vietnam experience.
Vietnam in 14 days - Halong Bay in North Vietnam
Continue southeast to Ha Long Bay, one of Vietnam's top attractions. You can hardly visit Vietnam without also experiencing this amazing area.
Ha Long Bay is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Vietnam's most special natural areas.
In the 1.500 km² bay, the green-clad limestone cliffs rise dramatically from the beautiful water, which changes color between deep blue and jade green depending on the season.
Ha Long Bay is associated with interesting legends about dragons that tell that the rocks originated because dragons dropped jewels and jade out of their mouths. On a mini cruise in the bay you can experience the cliffs up close and maybe hear about the legends.