The fabric of Southeast Asia is woven with colorful threads. Thailand charms with its pristine beaches and palate-pleasing cuisine. The Philippines is a dazzling discovery in blue with its 700+ islands. Indonesia shakes up your soul with its beauty and spirituality. And then there is Vietnam.
China has dominated much of its history, and you see the traces in its cuisine and culture. The French left their own mark with the colonial buildings, and the historic sites from the Nguyễn Dynasty (like the Hue Imperial Citadel) speak of a nation that has been jolted many times. Today, Vietnam’s cities are high on energy and surprise visitors with their pace and pizzaz. There are world-famous caves and the magnificent Golden Bridge, which you may have hearted on Instagram for its hands-on structure. Multiple museums are dedicated to retelling the stories of the country’s bloody history of wars and suffering. There are pagodas and sacred temples from different faiths for the spiritual traveler to find peace within. In a country with over 2,000 miles of coastline, you can expect a number of beaches and thrilling water activities.
One of the major highlights of the country is its food: simple, hearty dishes that you can appreciate in high-end restaurants as well as around street-food vendors. Beyond the soup dish of pho (which is hearty and wildly popular), you will enjoy banh xeo, goi cuon, and banh mi.
If Vietnam is on your list, then we have a wonderful deal from Travelzoo that can make it happen for you.
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TUI BLUE Nam Hoi An, a five-star hotel in the stunning coastal city of Hoi An, is offering a five-night stay in its Duo Superior Room for two people for $339. The deal will also get you daily breakfast, welcome cocktails, one-way transfer to the airport, and a 60-minute massage per person. The beachside hotel has swimming pools, a tennis court, three restaurants and bars, water sports, and a spa.
You can buy this deal now and travel through December 23, 2023. If you change your mind, the vouchers are refundable for 14 days. Higher category rooms are also available at discounted rates.
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Hoi An was an important port city in the 16th and 17th centuries and its Ancient Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can see remnants of the Japanese, Chinese, European, and Indian settlers. The My Son Sanctuary—temples of the Cham Dynasty built between the 4th and 13th centuries—is a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site and also close to Hoi An. Go cycling in the paddy fields, laze around on the beach, and cafe-hop to discover the best noodle dishes—there is something to tantalize every sense in Vietnam.
As a heads up, although Fodor’s fully endorses this deal, we receive a small commission on this transaction.