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Families will have an incredible time in Vietnam

Vietnam for families

Vietnam is a rich and varied destination, with beautiful beaches and miles of stunning countryside complemented by busy cities and plenty of fascinating history. Man-made wonders rub shoulders with wild and free jungle, and there are also plenty of facilities including pharmacies and excellent shopping in the cities.

All of this is great news for families, who have an extraordinary range of holiday options at their disposal. Add to this the fact that Westerners are regarded with interest and that children are particularly adored here, and you have a smashing holiday lined up. In case you're preparing an itinerary for a family holiday in Vietnam, we have a number of excellent suggestions for things to do during your stay. Take a look at your options below.

Take kids on a journey through the past

Vietnam has a truly fascinating history, with the relatively recent conflict with America being only the tip of the iceberg. Emperors and kingdoms, religions and regimes have all risen and fallen over the course of thousands of years, and much effort has been made to preserve what the past has been kind enough to bequeath this nation.

From the gorgeous Cao Dai temple in Saigon to the tunnels that remain under Hanoi and which were used during US air raids, this is a fascinating country to comprehend history. Kids will be amazed by the stories told at such places - the reasons for their construction, the people who might have occupied the interiors and even the methods used to maintain them. A visit to Vietnam is a highly educational experience from a historical standpoint.

Experience a complete cultural change

Vietnam is commonly noted for the fact it is quite unlike anywhere else in the world, with a truly unique culture that both children and adults will consider an absolute thrill to witness. From the incredible architecture on the temples to the fantastic and extensive range of local foods, you can guarantee everyone will be in awe of what's around them.

This is one of the most valuable experiences that you can give a child - to take them to another culture and show them that there are other ways of doing things. A family trip to Vietnam will broaden their developing minds and might even give them the travel bug in the future.

For truly different cultural experiences, take them to the Cai Rang floating market, the Mekong Delta to witness life on the river, or to the Thien Mu pagoda in Hue - the largest structure of its kind across the country at seven stories high.

Enjoy natural wonders

It's common knowledge that children don't get out enough these days, but you can convince them to take a broader interest in nature with a trip to Vietnam. The extraordinary Ha Long Bay - a wide expanse of water with enormous rounded rocky islands poking out at various intervals - is one example where you can show them natural wonderment. Some of these are hollow and a boat ride through their many caverns and caves can be an exciting experience for all involved.

Then there are the pristine beaches along the country's coastline, which are in themselves a joy to experience. Take to the sands with a good book and an ice cream while the kids entertain themselves splashing around in the turquoise waves. Phu Quoc is a particularly popular island destination and Mui Ne beach is widely renowned for the excellent water sports on offer. A particularly fun activity here is to slide down the big red sand dunes on a piece of cardboard. Nha Trang is also an option, particularly for children thanks to the VINPEARL island theme park.

Whatever you want to get out of your Vietnam family experience we can help you make it happen. Browse through our selection of Vietnam holidays, look out for our collection of family-friendly hotels below and in the event that you don't find exactly what you're looking for or you require a bit of tailor-making, we're just a call away to create the holiday of your dreams, exactly as you want it.

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