Vietnam has experienced strong growth over the past few decades. A country that is usually thought of in terms of the long drawn-out war that happened, it has now become a spot for tourism and manufacturing. Many men may likely look in their closet and find their suit was made there. This growth has even been good for their currency, the Vietnamese Dong.
The nation has an amazing history and landscapes for tourism, along with being a country that is modernizing for those who stop in for other reasons. Taking a trip to this nation will let people experience many of their travel expectations. Tourism is helping Vietnam in a big way and it needs to continue. You will see their currency value grow even further as the world comes to pay a visit.
One place that has become a favorite for tourists is the Cuc Phuong National Park. Whether you are interested in history, sociology, or beautiful vistas, this is the park for you. Cuc Phuong will help visitors appreciate the country instead of seeing the war only. You will be able to see the people be themselves, enjoy the food, and have a great time connecting with a wonderful culture. Instead of looking to the past relations governments had, such a trip could look to the future that humans can have. Cuc Phuong is just a small part in this endeavor.
The history that has been preserved, in this oldest of the national parks, extends all the way back seven thousand years. The archaeology for this is written about in educational texts and scholarly papers. It is important to understanding how civilization developed. Another locale within the park that is good for history buffs is Quen Voi. In that area, you can see all the battlefields of the Vietnamese civil war. The history of a country can show not just the evolution of a society, but also help understand the psychological aspects of why they do what they do. Vietnam can show more than a snapshot.
On the social side, a person will be able to interact with the Muong tribe. While there has been some conflict between the government and the tribe, the national park is a great place to see how this tribe has evolved to the present day. The activities include learning their customs, seeing how they make traditional items, and their ways of travel. This would not be something fast paced, but a look into their past and ours. The Muong people have been around for centuries and can show how people can still be one with the land while working with the modern world.
Another aspect of Cuc Phuong that would help understand the nation is the sheer amount of biological diversity. For Americans and Europeans, there is the landscape they only really see in a movie. That doesn’t paint a full picture. Flying above is over 300 different types of birds. Walking alongside the visitor are 36 species of reptiles and 17 species of amphibian. There are 11 different types of fish swimming through the waters of the park. People can see a landscape and feel a climate that shaped a country. Cuc Phuong is able to hold all of this to show the world the beauty of a nation.
Hanoi is one of the places that someone can visit on their way to Cuc Phuong. As the capital of the country, people can see all of the diversity of Vietnam represented in one place. A tourist can take a Halong Bay boat cruise to enjoy the ocean and get a meal. The city has various districts that they can get to see the growth of the city. The French Quarter can show the influence of the colonial days or the old quarter to see the influence of the Vietnamese people in their own nation. For those wanting a more modern look, they can go to the Ba Dinh district. All of this can be done to see a new Vietnam not seen in the national park.
One final look at the country is to understand the push for modernization. The nation is working on a high-speed train project. While it is in the early stages, people will be able to see more of the nation when it is complete. A high-speed train will help with the tourism industry in a big way.
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