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Flights from Vietnam

Leaving Vietnam? Not before you’ve tried Pho in the motherland. Many would probably pronounce the dish as “Fo”, as in “Fee Fi Fo”. However, the correct pronunciation is “fur”. Hope that helps with the ordering! But do remember to also try Vietnam’s other delicacies such as Cá Kho Tộ (Caramelized Fish), Bò lúc lắc (shaken beef) and Canh Chua (Vietnamese Sour Tamarind Soup). Walking through Vietnam, you’ll continually see the architectural theme of pagodas, as the structure represents the desire of limited earth to reach heaven’s glory.

In Vietnam, you would probably have found the country to be a sanctuary for nature and ancient history. If you haven’t, visit these places before you leave:

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam’s most populous city, with buildings encompassing both Chinese and American styles. This is where South Vietnam’s Mekong Delta can be found. It marks the end of the Mekong River and sustains the life of paddy fields that in turn support an entire industry in Vietnam. See the magnificent delta along with village life by the river.

Hanoi

Hanoi houses several important cultural attractions of Vietnam and they are located near one another, much to the convenience of tourists. The body of Vietnam’s revered leader Ho Chi Minh rests in the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and is open for the public’s viewing. Note that you have to go in the morning, as that is the only time the Mausoleum is open. Nearby would be the Ho Chi Minh Museum, which immortalizes the life and accomplishments of Ho Chi Minh. You can then take a short walk before arriving at the beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake.

Hue

The city of Hue is home to many exotic Vietnamese monuments. One of these is Thien Mu Pagoda, Vietnam’s tallest Pagoda dating back to the 17th century. Find historic artefacts housed in the Pagoda and enjoy the relaxing view of the Perfume River.

Three main airports facilitate travel to and from Vietnam, namely Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang International Airport in Da Nang. When it’s time to leave Vietnam, consider the following as your next destinations:

Laos

Since you’re already in South East Asia, why not take an hour’s flight to Laos? Predominantly a Buddhist country, Laos has a multitude of temples and stupas that will take you on a journey of peace and quiet reflection. Also, get close to nature by trekking Phousi Mountain and watch the marvellous sunset from its peak.

Cambodia

To complete your tour of South East Asia, visit Cambodia. Cambodia is home to Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument known to man. The brilliance doesn’t end there. Like Angkor Wat are several other symbolic structures magnificent in size and design, such as the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh and Ta Prohm in East Cambodia.

Turkey

If you’re prepared to fly longer distances and wish to take your religious trail to a faraway land, Turkey is a good choice. There, see the grand Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Suleymaniye Mosque, Chora Church and many other exquisite structures. Additionally, delight your taste buds with a variety of authentic kebabs and the playful Dondurma.

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