Vietnam’s territory, made up of mountainous and hilly regions, alluvial plains and beautiful turquoise coast, brings out diverse zones each having its own unique features. Vietnam’s natural and cultural diversity has the potential of yielding lucrative results when it comes to tourism. The diversity of numerous cultural heritage tourism attractions underlines Vietnam as one of the most famous tourist destinations in Southeast Asia.
According to Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Vietnam has more than 3,000 national places of heritage and over 5,000 provincial level relics The kaleidoscope of Vietnam’s world-renowned natural and historical sites attracts an increasing number of visitors from the international community.
In addition to Vietnam’s famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, historical and cultural monuments such as the memorial of President Ho Chi Minh, and the Temple of Literature attract many tourists. Moreover, tourists who come to Vietnam are astonished by local artistic heritages which appear in traditional festivals, tourism events, and traditional forms of arts including: water puppetry, classical drama, traditional operetta and reformed theatre. The National Tourism Year 2012 celebrates numerous cultural events with an aim to promote tourism in Vietnam.
Tour operators offer tourists cultural heritage tours to various popular beautiful landscapes in Vietnam. For example, going to Ha Long bay, tourists can not only enjoy the stunning scenes and serene of the bay but also visit fishing villages like Vung Vieng, Cua Van to explore the simple daily life of local dwellers. Tourists can travel out of Hanoi and flock to Con Son – Kiep Bac the home of numerous historical relics associated with the life of many Vietnamese heroes and famous persons. Tour Kiep Bac – Ha Long – Yen Tu brings you on a journey to discover wonderful picturesque landscapes made up of towering mountains, crystal clear water white sandy beaches and dense forests.
Tourists are able to take part in cultural heritage tours according to their own expectations. Here tour enterprises provide customizable tours appropriate for every customer. To experience the most in Vietnam it is highly recommended to travel with a tour guide on a private tour.