Vietnam Trip

Happy New Year!

Wish you all the best one :) I’ll start this year with a little travel blog from my last trip.

I spent my New Year’s eve with some old friends in Vietnam. We went there the weekend after Christmas and stayed there for 9 days. So I didn’t get to feel the New Year’s vibes much in Bangkok. We visited several cities in the middle and south of the country. We arrived Ho Chi Minh City in the evening and left to Mui Ne the next morning. Mui Ne was nice and is by the beach. We did some tour around the city.

Mui Ne fishing village
White Sand Dunes
Fairy Stream

The next day we went to Dalat. It is a town on mountains. The weather was nice as it was quite cold. This city was full of agriculture products and it was pretty cheap. We also join the locals to celebrate the New Year’s eve. Then we spent another day going around Dalat and took a night train to go up to Da Nang.

Elephant Waterfalls
Countdown in Dalat

After we arrived Da Nang in the morning, we went straight to Sun World Ba Na Hills. It was super cloudy and foggy up there. Even though it was low season, there were still a lot tourists. We didn’t see much as we were like staying in the clouds most of the time.

The next day we went back to Da Nang. After dropping our stuff at the hotel, we went to Hoi An to visit the ancient town. Hoi An is a small and nice town with a lot of foreigners. It was definitely a touristic area. We just spent a couple of hours visiting the town and went back to Da Nang.

The other day we took a day trip to Hue. Hue is a city in central Vietnam. We visited the old palaces, citadel, pagoda and the shrine of the old king. Sadly most parts of the palaces were ruined during the war time but they were rebuilding it. 

Stage of Flag in front of the Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda
Royal Tomb of Khai Dinh King

The 2 nights at Da Nang weren’t that much. The city didn’t offer much for us to do. We went to visit some landmarks (like The Dragon Bridge) and ate some local food. Then we flew back to Ho Chi Minh City in the next morning. 

Han River Bridge
Dragon Bridge

We spent the last 2 days and a night in Ho Chi Minh City. The city was similar to Bangkok with more trees, people, and mopeds, and without metros. Drivers in Vietnam were very aggressive on the road when it comes to honking. They just honked all the time and didn’t even let pedestrians to cross the street. You just have to be very careful because no one would stop their car/moped.

Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon
Independence Palace
View from the Uncle Ho’s Park
Ho Chi Minh City from Saigon Skydeck
Ben Thanh Market

Overall, it was a good and fun 9-day trip (a little exhausting due to the commuting parts). I got a chance to experience different food, culture, and weather. Lastly here is a photo of the trip members taken by my friend, apparently.

See you later,

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