Vietnam—officially known as “the Socialist Republic of Vietnam” has a high rate of rainfall, humid atmosphere, and hot weather. Currently, the country is inhabited by 54 ethnic groups. Major religion in Vietnam is Buddhism. 10% of Vietnamese are Christians and followers of Islam in Viet Nam are only 50,000 people. Vietnam’s Ha long Bay was recently ranked 3rd in the list of 29 Best Places to Visit in South Asia, prepared by Touropia. Muslim tourists will discover excellent Muslim-friendly hotels in Vietnam in its two major cities, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Muslim tourists can benefit from Muslim holiday packages offered by Vietnam’s prime cities for a halal-friendly Muslim travel. Vietnam is a country that allow foreign tourists to explore its interesting past, natural sites, and warm-welcoming people. Muslim tourists desiring to travel to Vietnam should either opt to stay in a hotel in Vietnam’s capital (Hanoi) or Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) to avoid any discomfort during their journey. Muslim travellers who decide to travel to Saigon over Hanoi will find halal facilities in abundance in Ho Chi Minh City as compared to Hanoi.
Vietnam considers every pocket and taste, hence offers all kinds of accommodation options to tourists. Tourists will find 1-5 stars resorts, luxury hotels (best hotels in Vietnam), comfort and convenience hotels, boutique hotels, and budget-friendly hotels throughout Vietnam. Muslim tourists should compare Vietnam hotel prices with halal facilities offered by Vietnam hotels to them before selecting any hotel in Vietnam for accommodation.
Halal hotels in Vietnam must meet following halal-friendly requirements for Muslim tourists:
Catina hotel Saigon and Lavender hotel hcmc (Ho Chi Minh City) are reputable boutique hotels in Ho Chi Minh City.
Halal food in Vietnam is mainly served in Hanoi and Saigon. Tourists travel to Vietnam not only for exploring its beautiful attractions but also for eating its delicious foods. Halal food in Vietnam is a blend of Vietnamese, Malay, Singaporean, Indian, Pakistani, Cham and Middle-Eastern flavours.
5 must try restaurants in Vietnam for halal food are:
Muslim tourists will find best halal food in Saigon in following restaurants: (a) Kampung Pandan, (b) D’Nyonya Restaurant, (c) Saigon Green House, (d) Salima Halal Vietnamese Restaurant, and (e) The Daun Restaurant
Muslim tourists will not find many Mosques in Vietnam. Most Mosques in Vietnam are in Saigon and there is only one mosque in Vietnam’s capital i.e., Al-Noor Mosque. Mosques that are worth a visit in Saigon are: (a) Dong Du Mosque (built in 1935 and portrays ancient Muslim architecture), Jamiyah Islamic Mosque (located on Saigon’s’ famous street), Jamiul Anwar Mosque (where tourists will meet Cham people), and al Rahman Mosque (that was built in 1885).
Airports that mainly served Vietnam are: Noi Bai International Airport (serves the capital of Vietnam and is located 45 km from the city), Tan Son Nhat International Airport (the largest airport in Vietnam and located 4 mi north of the centre (District 1) of Ho Chi Minh City, and Da Nang International Airport (located in Da Nang and is situated at a distance of 2 km from city’ centre). Phu Quoc International Airport is another airport in Vietnam that has started to receive international flights.
Tourists can travel to city from Noi Bai International Airport through public taxis, public buses, and minibuses. Travellers will have a variety of options for hiring a taxi at Tan Son Nhat International Airport to reach city’s centre. Mai Linh Taxi, a popular taxi brand serves Da Nang International Airport. Many budget-friendly and peaceful hotel of Vietnam (hotel di Vietnam) are situated near Hanoi airport. Hotels situated at a walking distance from Saigon airport are Golden View Hotel (2-star), Iris hotel (3-star), and Sun Flowers hotel (3-star).
Popular destinations for tourists in Vietnam are: (a) Hanoi, (b) Saigon, (c) Da Nang City, (d) Phu Quoc, (e) Nha Trang, and (f) Mui Ne. Hanoi is a thousand years old city in Vietnam. Hanoi is a peaceful, clean, and beautiful city of Vietnam. Vietnam National Museum of Ethnology, The Temple of Literature, and Ha Long Bay are major attractions for tourists in Hanoi. Muslim tourists will easily find an Islamic hotel (halal hotel) in Hanoi.
Saigon is a commercial, scientific, technological, industrial, and tourist centre of Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh Museum, Notre Dam Cathedral, Cu Chi Tunnel, Dam Sen Water Park, and Ben Thanh Market are famous tourist attractions in Saigon. Saigon is an ideal destination in Vietnam for Muslim tourists to find the best halal food and hotel in Vietnam. Muslim tourists can choose a halal hotel of Ho Chi Minh City (hotel di Ho Chi Minh City) for halal accommodation from a wide variety of halal options for best Vietnam books.
Mekong River Delta (located adjacent to Ho Chi Minh City is a region with national parks, birds sanctuaries, and animals and plants) also attracts visitors from around the world in Vietnam. Da Nang City (a popular beach resort destination in Vietnam located between Hanoi and Saigon) allows tourists to spend beach vacations on its popular beaches including Pham Van Dong Beach, My Khe Beach, Bac My an Beach, and Non Nuoc Beach. The only halal-certified restaurant in Da Nang City is Mumtaz Indian Restaurant. Marble Mountains and Song Han Bridge are other attractions that interest tourists in Da Nang.
Phu Quoc, the largest island district in Vietnam is a home to beautiful beaches including Bai Truong, Sao, and Khem beach. Nha Trang, a coastal resort city in Vietnam is surrounded by archipelagos, mountains, and white sandy beaches. Vietnam’s foremost beach resort destination is Mui Ne Beach (considered as Hawaii of Vietnam).
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