Summer is here. I had a reminiscence of Vietnam the other day and decided I should get my Vietnam post going.
Vietnam is a place which offers many unparalleled rural views and also sadly, a post war experience. For the price you pay, the food and lodging can come close to being one of the most value for money as far as visiting a country.
The 2 largest cities in Vietnam is the capital formally known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, which resides further up north of the country. Seems to me that Hanoi and HCM are like polar opposites, which sort of reminds me of how people who love the States generally tend to dislike Europe or vice versa. I digress. I personally love Hanoi. Its a culture wonderland with and is overflowing with the art and identity. Just an hour away from Hanoi are theses luscious landscapes that can qualify as a hidden gem. Amongst them are Tam Coc, mountainous landscapes and an interesting self discovery bike path. If you are feeling more adventurous, you can also try the over trip just north of Hanoi to Sapa Valley.
This will be a 2 part series as I cover Vietnam from different aspects. The 1st theme would be Landscape & Scenery.
01 | Landscape & Scenery
02| People & the Streets
Increasing number of digging works have affected the natural beauty of Halong Bay
A view from one of the floating homes in Halong Bay
Docking to visit the cave of Wonders
Nature at work. Many stalactites and stalagmites (Formation of Limestones)
The docking area in Tam Coc
Rowing across Ngo Dong River
Luscious green surround the river
Passing through a really short cave
Serenity and Peace
An endless road to cycle & explore
A water buffalo grazing by the road
A farming working on his ricefields
The landscape of Tam Coc, not too far away from Hanoi city
A view of Halong Bay before the Sunset
Sunset at Halong Bay
Along China Beach