Tourists who are tired of visiting generic destinations like Prague, Paris, Thailand and Nepal should consider visiting Vietnam. The aforementioned places are known for being commercial tourist hubs. They have many shops and services which were developed solely for tourists. While this may make some tourists feel that they’re being looked after well, others can find it to be tacky and in poor taste. There’s a lot of people who want to feel like they’re visiting an actual, living, breathing city which would continue to be the same even in their absence. They want an authentic experience, not a fake facade that is tailor-made to suit them. For tourists who feel this way, Vietnam is the ideal destination.
It’s tourist-friendly enough that you won’t have a problem throughout the length of the journey and yet, it’ll also be an authentic experience where you get to see the country for what it is. Within Vietnam, the two most popular places to visit are the cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, which was formerly known as Saigon. They both also happen to be the two largest cities in the country, collectively housing 17.7 million of the Vietnamese population. Both cities have a number of sights to see and experiences to be had. It’s strongly recommended that you visit both so you get to see how life is in both the Northern and Southern parts of the country. You couldn’t really go wrong starting your trip with either place, though.
Once you’re in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, you’ll find that there are a number of ways to get around the city. Parts of Hanoi have some very narrow streets that can be difficult or even impossible for a car to go through. For this reason, you might find yourself riding on a motorbike for most of your stay. When choosing to travel by motorcycles, you have two options. You could either go with Xo Em, which is motorcycle taxis, or you could rent your own bike. If you don’t need to travel much and plan on staying at only one place for most of the day, you’ll find the former option more convenient. If, however, you require additional flexibility, a rented motorbike is the way to go. There are a number of shops that specialize in giving you the opportunity to go on a trip to Vietnam with Tigit motorbikes. Finding this service shouldn’t be hard since there are many places in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City which offer this facility to tourists.
To make your trip on the bike smoother, you should consider buying a map of Vietnam and keeping it with you at all times. Ensure that the roads to the places that you plan on visiting are clearly shown on the map. Finding a map built for motorcycle riders is worth the effort since they’re designed in a way that makes it easy to read them while you’re on the road. The easy to read markings and clear drawings help you to navigate according to its directions quickly and easily. Sometimes, you’ll come across them in the bike rental store itself.