Best Places To Visit In Vietnam

BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN VIETNAM

Vietnam is located on the eastern seaboard of the Indochina peninsula, sharing common borders with China in the north and Laos and Cambodia in the west, the East Sea lies in the east and south. Thank to its diversified geography features, Vietnam has 3,444 km coastline with many beautiful beaches as well as spectacular mountains and national parks.

1. SAPA

Located in Lao Cai province, in remote northwest mountains of Vietnam, Sapa is a must-see destination on any traveling handbook of tourists. It is an incredibly picturesque town lying on the Hoang Lien Son mountains range. Sapa is famous for both its spectacular scenery and also its rich cultural diversity. Coming here, you will be treated by the views of steeply terraced rice fields, waterfalls, towering verdant ridgelines, raging river and, especially, occasionally snowfall in the winter. The weather does make a difference here. It is highly seasonal, with subtropical in the summer and a temperate climate during the winter. In the summer, the weather tends to be rainy and muddy while temperatures drop to freezing mark in the winter and snow falls in some high peaks during the cold days of the years.

Sapa in Vietnam

Sapa in Vietnam

Visiting Sapa is a big chance for travelers to experience the cultural diversity of many ethic minority people. The town is the home of about eight groups which the most prominent are the Red Dao. Sapa is famed for its “Love Maket” – a time when young boys and girls from many mountain villages can meet and play together. Many of them become wives and husbands thank to the “Love Market”. Visitors can wait for a “Love Market” on Saturday night to enjoy interesting customs and traditions of people here.

Travel to Sapa

Travel to Sapa

2. HA LONG BAY

Located in Quang Ninh Province, northeast of Vietnam, Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a famous travel destination to domestic visitors and also travelers in the world. The most prominent feature of Ha Long is its limestone karsts and isles in various sizes and shapes.

Halong Bay in Vietnam

Halong Bay in Vietnam

The islands in Ha Long bay represent for an old legend of the people here which tell that a family of dragons came to the earth to help the Vietnamese defend the land and then decided to live here. Ha Long, Bai Tu Long and also Bach Long Vi were named after the places where they descended. One of the most peaceful sightseeing of the earth was formed. Viewed from the above, Ha Long Bay looks like a vivid huge drawing. It is a wonderful and skillful masterpiece of the nature and of the God. Visitors can enjoy a majority of fantastic sculptural artistic works in various shapes, both familiar and strange to human beings. With a kayak or a boat, visitors can see the caves and take their own photos. Kayaking is a great fun. Visitors can discover the magnificent scene of the bay when the sun is out and the water is lovely and refreshing. The emotion of being the center the earth and the sky may be unforgettable in the life.

Travel to Halong Bay

Travel to Halong Bay

3. HA NOI

Hanoi in Vietnam

Hanoi in Vietnam

There is perhaps nowhere like Vietnam’s 1000-year-old ancient capital – Ha Noi – with abundant aspects coming from every moment and in every corner of the city; from the bustling and brightly-decorated streets to the silent villages and narrow footpaths hidden along tree-lined boulevards. Although Ha Noi is a big economic center and one of the most modern cities of the country, visitors can also escape the daily affairs and the stressful life of a modern city by visiting many ancient villages like Dong Ngac, Mong Phu or Chuong village… They still maintain traces of its past which separate them from the hustle and bustle of the modern life.

Travel to Hanoi

Travel to Hanoi

Ha Noi is also well known for its historical places like Hoan Kiem Lake, Hoa Phong tower (also known as Quan Thuong pagoda) and many pagodas which is built during the feudal ages. Ngoc Son pagoda, Tortoise pagoda and One Pillar pagoda are the most famous among many others. The best time to visit Ha Noi is in the fall when the weather is perfect with less humidity in the air. Ha Noi’s autumn is something unique; it often reminds people to the special flower here, “Hoa Sua”, with a very distinct smell. Visiting Ha Noi during the autumn will be unforgettable experience in your itinerary.

4. PHONG NHA – KE BANG

Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park lies in Quang Binh Province on the north-central of Vietnam. It is recognized as a world natural heritage site by UNESCO as its 27th general assembly session held in Paris, 2003. Thanks to its complicated geography features, Phong Nha – Ke Bang is compared to a huge museum with many stalactites of different shapes. The diversity of stalactites’ shapes is the most distinctive feature that attracts thousands of visitors in the world.

Phong Nha Ke Bang

Phong Nha Ke Bang

Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park is an ideal place for researchers and explorers of grottoes and caves; the deeper they go, the more beauty they can discover. The system contains beautiful karst mountains, fascinating rock formations, long underground rivers, spectacular sand banks and so on. Its historical value of geology, topography, and geomorphology has made Phong Nha – Ke Bang become one of the most attractive destinations that catches much attention of many researchers and travelers in the world. Besides, it still hides various myths of nature that make the land more mysterious and majestic.

Phong Nha Vietnam

Phong Nha Vietnam

5. THUA THIEN HUE PROVINCE

Situated in the Central of Vietnam, Thua Thien Hue Province is famed for its cultural heritages, its picturesque landscapes and also its cuisine and festivals. There is perhaps nowhere in the country like Hue remaining many historical vestiges of the past as the Imperial Citadel, the tombs of 13 Kings and many pagodas which were built during the reign of Nguyen. The ancient capital has two heritages that have been recognized as World Cultural Heritage Site. One is the Imperial Citadel and the other is the Royal Court Music as a Masterpiece of The Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. They are precious properties of the country and the world.

Hue Tourist

Hue Tourist

Besides historical places, beautiful landscapes and sightseeing are a gift that the nature gives to this land. Hue always welcomes visitors around the world to come here to experience the fresh air and the sunny weather on many beaches like Canh Duong or Thuan An Beach; or enjoy a very peaceful and poetic sightseeing of Perfume River – the river often brings inspiration to many artists and often appear in literature and music. Bach Ma National Park is an another must-see destination in Thua Thien Hue whose the bio-diversity has attracted thousands of tourists and scientists every year. Regarded as the best of the country, Hue cuisine is something long-lasting in the memory of visitors. Once you come here, you will be served with a variety of traditional dishes. The food is always well-prepared, flavory, and delicious. Hue cuisine is easily recognized by the people through the country, it is a feature that makes Hue the most unique.

6. HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN

Hoi An

Hoi An

Far from Da Nang city about 30 km, Hoi An – a World Cultural Heritage Site recognized by UNESSCO in 2009 – is an ancient town down the Thu Bon River in Quang Nam Province. Hoi An used to be famous in the international market as a little port where merchants from around the world came to exchange their products. Now, it is an attractive travel destination of the country, in an excellent state of preservation. Hoi An is famed for its old streets bordered with ancient houses and assembly halls, its pagodas, temples and tombs. A harmonious blend of Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese influences is characterized in Hoi An’s architecture and makes its uniqueness.

Surrounded by many peaceful villages, Hoi An welcomes visitors by a harmonious atmosphere. Handicrafts like carpentry, bronze making, ceramic are famous local products; they are sold in many shops through the town. Hoi An is also respectful of its traditions, folk festivals and sophisticated culinary art. The local people here are very hospital and friendly, they are always willing to welcome both domestic visitors and foreign travelers. The “Night of Hoi An” held on the 14th night of every lunar month is an ideal time to visit the town. Visitors can take part in many interesting activities and live in a very festive atmosphere with plenty of decorative multi-colored lanterns; let’s go there to immerse yourself in a fanciful and colorful atmosphere of the ancient town.

HoiAn

HoiAn

7. NHA TRANG

Nha Trang

Nha Trang

The coastal city of Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa Province ranks among the most attractive travel destinations in Vietnam. Thousands of visitors come here every year to enjoy spectacular ocean views of Nha Trang Bay – one of the most beautiful bays in the world. Thanks to its good position, beautiful landscapes, and rich culture, Nha Trang has become well-known with tourists in recent years.

Nha Trang is surrounded by many archipelagoes, islands, mountains, and beaches. Chong mount standing in the north of Nha Trang looks like a wide open hand over the sea. Far offshore, the lush green color of the Yen Island comes in view. Here, salangane nests have been harvested every to produce traditional “bird’s nest” tonic and food. Bird’s nest soup or swallow’s nest soup is a very famous speciality in Nha Trang and round Viet Nam. Nha Trang is one of the best choices for ones who love the fresh air of the sea and spend their holidays in many beautiful resorts. Protected by Truong Son Mountains and Ca Pass, the city is not threatened by storms and the rainfall is less than anywhere in the country, Nha Trang promises a perfect holiday for tourists.

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