Southeast Asia is one of the world’s fastest-growing regions. The not so unexpected rise of China from poverty to a world economic powerhouse has received a great deal of media coverage and digital ink, but there has been a quiet revolution in Southeast Asia. Considering the number of people living in this area and what it has to offer the rest of the world, the implications are enormous. The Southeast Asian region, which consists of Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Burma, Indonesia, Cambodia, Brunei, The Philippines, and Malaysia, offers a lot of exciting economic opportunities. Among its top products are manufactured goods, outsourced customer service, electronics, and raw materials. Overall, this corner of the world has a large number of young consumers and producers. As a result, many Westerners are exploring Southeast Asia and discovering the diverse attractions it has to offer.
Whether it’s Cambodia’s massive Angkor Wat temple, Thailand’s elephant parks, Indonesia’s ancient temples, or Malaysia’s breath-taking natural vistas, Southeast Asia offers a lot of exotic charms for Western travelers. The challenge for adventure-seeking travelers is to avoid clumping these destinations together. It’s common for people to develop a mentality that says if you’ve seen one temple, you’ve seen them all, which ruin the unique charm of many Southeast Asian attractions. Vietnam is particularly affected by this. On Vietnam tours, you will quickly realize that this country differs from its more popular neighbor Thailand. In contrast to Thailand’s crowded beaches and mountain trails and its congested cities, Vietnam offers a completely different experience. Nature destinations in Vietnam are less crowded due to its relatively tighter controls. Many Vietnamese travel destinations like Nha Trang or Danang Beach have a simple elegance. Comparatively to Thailand’s many travel destinations, Vietnamese historical locations like Hue City or Hanoi are largely unspoiled, uncluttered, and uncongested.
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Vietnam offers great destinations to begin or end your Southeast Asian jaunt due to its relatively unspoiled offerings. Depending on your Southeast Asian adventure, you can include Vietnam tours at the beginning or at the end. Regardless of how you choose to tour Vietnam, you’ll enjoy a relatively unspoiled, simple, elegant view of a country that has strong Chinese cultural influences. Aside from its historical attractions, such as the Cu Chi tunnels, Hue City, and Hanoi, Vietnam’s natural attractions include great beaches, beautiful vistas, and nature trails. Vietnam’s travel destinations are awesome if you consider Halong Bay and its ‘out of this world’ appearance. The coastline of Halong Bay is dotted with green-topped islets that appear to float on the water.