Vietnam has been named among best options to help you find a summer destination that's affordable and a great way to spend your vacation, according to a list released by Dawn, Pakistan's oldest and most widely read English-language newspaper.
The newspaper advises travelers to choose Vietnam, if they've been to Thailand multiple times and want to explore a different place with a similar experience.
A round trip ticket is US$567 and online visa will cost US$7 with an additional US$24 for the stamp once you arrive at the airport. Haider, a Pakistani visitor, who went on his honeymoon to Hanoi said that for three days he spent about US$48 per day while living in a nice hotel and eating out.
Haider said that Vietnam is super cheap and you can easily find three-star accommodations which are clean, comfortable and well-equipped for an estimated US$26 per night. These are places you can stay with friends or family.
“The food is dirt cheap, a bowl of Vietnamese pho is US$0.9 – 1.9, but if you're looking for conventional foods then it will be an issue; only recently they opened a McDonald's and then there's the option of dining at upscale eateries but you'll have to shell out a good amount,” Dawn wrote.
There are a lot of pristine beaches, Ha Long Bay, they have mountains and they have rice farming, you can go caving. They also have adventure sports at the beaches, so there's tons of things to do.
Thailand – the old favourite tops the list, followed by Turkey - new favourite, Sri Lanka – a different beach destination, Portugal - a European getaway, Vietnam - unexpected destination.
Vietnam expects to welcome some 18 million international visitors in 2019, compared to 15.5 million in 2018.