Vietnam – the best place to visit in Southeast Asia, say Australian couple

VOV.VN - An Australian couple say that they have travelled all around the world for more than a decade and found Vietnam to be their all-time favourite country to visit in the Southeast Asian region.

Alesha Bradford and Jarryd Salem are professional photographers and award winning travel writers who have travelled the world since 2008, specialising in adventure travel, sustainable tourism, detailed travel guides, off-the-beaten-track destinations, photography, and creating a lifestyle around travel.

They created https://www.nomadasaurus.com/ in order to document their various experiences to showcase their enjoyment everywhere they go. In a story recently published on their webpage, the Australian couple told everyone that Vietnam is undoubtedly the place most worth visiting in Southeast Asia. They explained their various reasons why it is their all-time favourite country to visit in the region.

“From the tropical coral reefs of Nha Trang to the northern mountains of Sa Pa, travel to Vietnam is one of the most adventurous yet culturally empowering experiences you can have,” they noted.

“One moment you will find yourself haggling for banh mi deep within Saigon and later that day you could be watching a breathtaking sunset from the Mekong Delta,” the coupled explained.

According to the pair, visitors to Vietnam can discover the country’s distinctive delicacies by heading to street food vendors cooking exotic food such as pho, a local noodle dish. They can trek to Fansipan, the highest mountain throughout Indochina, or cruise around Ha Long Bay which has been twice recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

For those interested in adventure activities, they suggested homestays which can be the perfect way to spend time as the monsoon rains fall across the endless snaking rivers of the Mekong Delta.

“Vietnamese hospitality is unrivalled and is something that you should experience once in your life, so what are you waiting for? Say good morning Vietnam! And go get lost!” they wrote.

The couple said that a trip to Vietnam would not be complete without taking the overnight train from Hanoi to Sa Pa, hiking through the rice terraces of Sa Pa, cruising around the Mekong Delta, going caving in Phong Nha, and riding a motorcycle.

They also suggested that visitors spend time learning how to cook Vietnamese food, scuba diving in Nha Trang, go canyoning in Da Lat, explore the Marble Mountains, and sandboard down the sand dunes in Mui Ne.

Other pleasant experiences visitors can enjoy include visiting the Cu Chi tunnels on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City, conquering the Hai Van Pass on a motorbike, exploring Son Doong cave - the world’s biggest of its kind, and climbing Fansipan - the highest mountain in Indochina.