Vietnam's National Day is approaching, and many people in Vietnam are thinking about traveling. Online travel agency Booking.com found that most Vietnamese travelers are choosing Bangkok, Thailand, as their favorite destination. Seoul, Taipei, and Hong Kong are also popular choices for this year's long weekend.
So what’s the big draw? For starters, Bangkok offers a blend of tradition and modernity that hits close to home for many Vietnamese travelers. From its bustling street markets to its iconic temples, the city provides a balance between the old and the new. Add to that the lively nightlife, mouthwatering street food, and shopping destinations, and you’ve got a getaway that ticks all the boxes.
This year’s holiday is getting a boost. The government decided to begin the celebrations a day earlier on September 1st, so it doesn't coincide with the first day of the new school year on September 5th. This gives everyone a four-day weekend to relax and enjoy a short vacation.
Price is another factor that’s making Bangkok an easy choice. A trip can cost you somewhere between VND5-7 million ($200-$300), which is pretty manageable for many. Thailand’s generous visa policies also make it hassle-free; the country offers 30-day visa exemptions for visitors from over 50 countries, including Vietnam.
And it’s not just Vietnamese travelers flocking to Thailand. The country has seen 15.32 million foreign arrivals from January to July this year alone. With its tourism scene bouncing back, it’s clear that Thailand is doing something right.
In a nutshell, if you’re pondering over travel plans for the upcoming National Day, Bangkok should definitely be in the running. It’s got the right mix of culture, excitement, and affordability to make your long weekend unforgettable.