The Hanoitimes - The Telegraph has announced its list of the most popular charity challenges in the world and Vietnam is on it.
Beaches, temples and rice paddies in Vietnam have been ranked 15th among the 20 most popular charity challenges in the world, according to a list released by The Telegraph, a UK daily newspaper.
The Telegraph advises travelers that a 250-mile (400km) cycle from the north to the south of Vietnam, starting in the capital Hanoi and pedaling down to Ho Chi Minh City. From Hanoi, the cycle heads for Hue, which is lined with ancient temples and tombs before stopping at Hoi An, a colonial city with riverside cafés, colonial architecture and a patchwork of rice paddies and sandy beach.
Cycle Vietnam from north to south. Photo: Getty Images
Then it’s off to My Son, the site of Vietnam’s most extensive Cham remains, set in a jungle valley. You’ll follow nature’s trail all the way to the Marble Mountains and to Da Nang before stopping for a dip at Nha Trang’s beaches. The last stop is Ho Chi Minh City where there’s time to reflect on your achievement.
The slow route up Kilimanjaro tops the list, followed by Three Peaks: the classic British climb, High Atlas ambitions, Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Path to the Dalai Lama and the Taj Mahal, Secret sections of the Great Wall of China, etc.
Earlier, Vietnam has been the second among the six incredible places you could study next year, according to a list released by Global Grad, a UK company that aims to help students travel the world whilst studying for a degree.
Global Grad advises travelers that Vietnam boasts dramatic landscapes, epic food and a fantastically rich history, so if you’re a coffee lover you’ll undoubtedly want to visit this iconic country.
“As the second biggest producer in the world, Vietnam knows a little something about good coffee. Served with sweetened condensed milk, this makes for an unmissable treat while packing in those extra study hours,” Global Grad wrote.
Vietnam welcomed some 10.4 million foreign visitors in the first eight months of 2018, a 22.8% increase from the same period last year, the General Statistics Office (GSO) has announced.
Arrivals by air, road, and sea in the reviewed period recorded annual increases of 17.3%, 62.1% and 1.6%, respectively while growth was also seen in the numbers of visitors from all five continents.