Souvenirs to buy when Holiday to Vietnam

by Quynh Anh
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A holiday to Vietnam is the best way to get away from the heavily stressed life in the modern societies and well improved countries. Nowadays, planning to Travel to Vietnam is much easier than before, the Vietnam visa on arrival has been granted to many European passport holders in such citizens of Italy, Spain, Germany, UK and France could now enter to Vietnam through any land and Air borders and get the free 15 days visa to visit the country, however, travelers must know that if they tend to stay more than the granted time, then they will required to apply a separate visa in order to enter the country, Luxury Travel Vietnam, is a destination management company offers FREE visa for the period of 30 days for those whom applying their Vietnam vacation through them. Book your flight well in a head of time and if you intend to visit Laos and Cambodia together with Vietnam then my suggestion would be to start your Indochina holiday (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia) from Vietnam because there are direct flights from Australia and France and UK to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

In the other hand, you will need to emphasize where and what you like to visit, for how long and in what time of the year, basically, vacationing in Vietnam is possible all year round if you plan your stay accordingly. In this order, you and your family may find Vietnam an interesting destination to holiday around and to see the endless tourist attractions that have been dotted all around this mystical country, however, traveling through the country means an endless list of interesting things to do and to see, as well as a wide assortment of souvenirs to buy, you may keep in mind that Vietnam is not a number one shopping destination in Asia, but the topic is about the things you may like to buy as a souvenir when in Vietnam. If you have limited funds for items to buy, or let say you don’t have enough room in your luggage, here are some of the most popular items you can bring home as souvenirs of your holidays to Vietnam.

Here are my top list of souvenirs that one could buy and taking back home as a memory of Vietnam:

Conical Straw made hat

Called Non La in Vietnamese language and is undoubtedly one of the labels that is featuring the Vietnamese people. This conical straw made hat or cap is used primarily to protect you from the sun heat and the rain protection. Vietnam is a tropical country; in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) only have two seasons: the dry season and rainy season. But in the north, in Hanoi (the capital of Vietnam) have 4 stations like most of the Europe. The other function besides being a conical hat is to use it to collect rainwater, or use it as a basket to carry the fruits.

Conical Straw made hat buy as a souvenir on holiday to vietnamWhen traveling through the country you will see almost middle aged people and older are wearing this kind of nationwide used conical hat, they use if in rural areas, particularly farmers. In big cities like Hanoi and Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), is used by street vendors who work under the sun and this have become one popular item to buy among the tourists. Also, this beautiful conical hat has two versions one used for man and the other one for women. To buy your conical hat just walk around the Hanoi’s old quarter or the same area’s in other cities and you see almost every souvenir shop has them to sell, the price is vary from 25.000 to 50.000 Vietnam Dong ( US$ 1 to 3)

Ao Dai, the typical Vietnamese dress

Ao Dai (pronounced Ao Zai), is the Vietnam’s typical, or traditionally used dress of Vietnam is represents the country’s national dress as well as the symbols of the Vietnamese culture, Ao dai usually comes with a conical hat and are the most distinctive characteristic of the culture of Vietnam.

The ao dai dress (ao zai) or traditional costume of Vietnam, is used by both men and women, but today, you see more Vietnamese women regularly use is to participate in photo shooting, or in weddings, or just wear as a habit, in the weekend you see a bunch of different Vietnamese female taking memorial photo along the Hanoi’s Old Quarter and or the west lake, for me this is the most beautiful dress along with the Kimono of Japanese people. Particularly, the Vietnamese ao dai dress is considered as an elegant garment. Vietnamese women usually wear ao dai in important events, celebrations, weddings; solemnest acts (such as funerals or other religious ceremony at a pagoda) and interestingly, the girls who go to school and college wear ao dai in mondays (students in general). An Ao Dai price is vary depending on the quality from 700.000 VND to the 1500.000 VND and the best place to buy them is the Kim Ma Street in Hanoi.

ao dai dress, ao day national dress of vietnam - buy ao dai for souvenir from holiday to vietnamVietnamese Silk

The silk is no longer belonging to the luxurious dress, nowadays anyone could buy a silk fabric and make her own silk custom, the silk’s in Vietnam are originally made of the country’s Silkworm farm, one of the best places to buy the Vietnamese silk as a souvenir from your holiday to Vietnam will be the old quarter of Hanoi, there are particularly an special area dedicated to the silk fabric sellers you can check them and choose your own silk, the cost of Silk per meter is vary from 100.000 VND to 200.000 VND depending on the quality and the quantity of the Silk you are going to buy.

vietnamese silk buy souvenir holiday to vietnamBest time to holiday to Vietnam

Vietnam is a country located in the eastern side of the Indochina region bordering with Laos, China and Cambodia, the country’s weather considered as the tropical and sub tropical ( depending on the region), that means that Vietnam has two seasons: the dry season and the rainy season. Although the temperature is stable throughout the year, the climate will be acceptable I you are planning your Christmas Vietnam vacation packages. Country’s geographical area could be divided into 3 main part, the Northern, The central and the Southern Vietnam and generally in north and central Vietnam you will feel the four season climate while in the southern part of Vietnam there are only wet and dry season, Nha Trang, Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City and the Phu Quoc island are considered as the tropical climate range in the country.

Vietnam golf Vacation

Vietnam is becoming known as one of the premier golf destinations in Asia. Discover the diversity of Vietnam’s of culture, landscape and history, while devoting time to your favorite hobby, golf. Vietnam is one of the first countries in the Asia to create high quality golf courses, including the last emperors’ private 9-hole course in Dalat in the 1920s. There are currently 14 golf courses in Vietnam, with more to come in Central Vietnam. Golfers can travel across the country to play golf at their own pace since we have tour packages ranging from 20 day golf tours to quick one day golf outings in major cities. We have introduced the daily golf packages at our local golf courses in HCMC and Hanoi. All-in-one packages include green and caddy fees, plus car and driver. You choose the course and day and we will do the rest! Read more about Vietnam golf vacation

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