From fascinating mountains in the north, to tropical beaches in the south, Vietnam ticks many checkboxes for travelers who wish to get away from crowded cities and noisy streets. There are numerous top places to visit in Vietnam, but this article will give you full guidance on the 10 best places to visit in Vietnam in 2022. Do read through this list to get the most out of your vacation - when borders finally open again.
If you are planning to come to Vietnam, you may need to take a pre-departure PCR test in order to return home, or to move on your next destination. Here is a list of the 10 best English speaking pre-departure PCR test centers in Vietnam near district 1 (D1) in Ho Chi Minh, and Hoan Kiem lake in Hanoi. These test centers are conveniently located for foreigners and tourists, and are very competitively priced.
With over 70 thousand Muslims living across the country, Muslim friendly and Halal restaurants can easily be found in the major cities. Vietnamese Halal snacks on the other hand, are less of a common sight due to the shortage of Halal-certified supplies. As always, we have done some research to bring these 7 recommendations of the best Muslim-friendly and Halal-certified locals snacks from Ho Chi Minh city.
Ho Chi Minh city has seen accelerated progression, which has led to a new definition of the term, “local culture”. Many entertainment venues have sprung up like mushrooms all over the city, catering to a new generation of customers looking for new activities. So if you are planning to visit Ho Chi Minh city anytime soon, check out for yourselves this curated list of 10 fun and unusual things to do, to go completely off the tourist grid.
Ho Chi Minh city is fast emerging as one of the most intriguing shopping destinations in Southeast Asia. But shopping here is not represented by gigantic shopping malls, or neon-lighted streets lined with fancy boutiques. Instead, many locals prefer to hunt down trends and bargains in markets which have not succumbed to the temptation of tourists dollars (eliminating Ben Thanh market and Saigon Square from the list).
If you are a visitor coming to Hanoi, it is likely that you will reside in Hoan Kiem District near the Old Quarter. This is where most tourism activities are, and also where most tourists would congregate. It is by far, the most convenient and safest area to stay at. And since many of the top attractions in Hanoi are located in this vicinity, it is inevitable that many of the Halal restaurants in Hanoi would be found here as well.
Due to its small community of Muslims, the Al Noor masjid is the only mosque in Hanoi. It has a capacity of 300, of which less than 20% are made up of local worshippers. The mosque is situated at 12 Hang Luoc, Hang ma, Hoan Kiem, which is just a few minutes walk from the popular Dong Xuan market, in the heart of the Old Quarter. As such, there are also many popular Muslim friendly hotels and Halal restaurants and in the vicinity.
Many hotels in Hanoi have claimed to be Muslim friendly. The fact of the matter is, not all of them actually observe Muslim practices. This may result in very awkward and uncomfortable situations for Muslims traveling to Vietnam. Just as we did with our research on Affordable Muslim Friendly hotel in Ho Chi Minh, Colours of Vietnam reached out directly to these hotels, to determine if they do indeed comply with these observances.
Many hotels in Ho Chi Minh city have claimed to be Muslim friendly. The fact of the matter is, not all of them actually observe Muslim practices. This may result in very awkward and uncomfortable situations for Muslims traveling to Vietnam. Just as we did with our research on Halal certified restaurants in Ho Chi Minh, Colours of Vietnam reached out directly to these hotels, to determine if they do indeed comply with these observances.
Visitors coming to Phu Quoc island do so to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, in exchange for some sun, sand, and sea. Needless to say, every article on Phu Quoc will point you to some of the world’s best beaches, right here in Vietnam. Imagine soft, warm sand right under your feet, and crystal clear, calm waters in the horizons. With over 20 unspoilt beaches, there’s certainly no better place to be on earth.