Unique character and beautiful heritage make Vietnam a country of wild interest to tourists and visitors. Ho Chi Minh, the country’s biggest and most modern city sits in the south while at the north lies its historic capital Hanoi. Most visitors fly into either cities to start their trip, explore the length of the country and then fly out from the other. Whatever your planned itinerary may be, when you travel to Vietnam with Qatar Airways you’ll find this a most fascinating and charming country to visit.
Vietnam combines a timeless bustle of traditional life going on against a backdrop of old French colonial buildings, creates a unique atmosphere.
Beautiful beaches, tombs and temples and outstanding food are just some of what visitors will find in this diverse country. Those looking for unique French colonial buildings and impressive architecture will find Hoi An and Hanoi exceptionally interesting. In Hanoi you can see architecture styles ranging from 13th century temples and 19th century colonial mansions to Stalinist blocks of flats from the mid 20th century. Hoi An is very compact and is famous for its mercantile houses from the 17th century.
The rural Vietnam of the countryside is where you need to go if you’re looking for adventure and an insight into traditional Vietnamese ways of life. Away from the coastal strip with its many fine, sandy beaches, you’ll find a world of green hills and fresh air where visitors come for trekking holidays and to visit the old hill stations. The hill station of Dalat, for instance, was built by the French and has been converted into a luxury hotel with golf course, high above the stifling summer heat of the cities.
On your trip to Vietnam with Qatar Airways, be sure to explore the country’s wide range of unusual gifts and souvenirs. Buy exquisite, hand-crafted items such as hand-embroided pieces of clothing, fine silks, carved goods, scarves and baskets.