Top 10 things to do in Vietnam

Vietnam attracts tourist all over the world with a natural beauty that Mother Nature give to it. From beautiful mountainous scence in the North to historical places in the Middle and modern but still traditional destinations in the South, Vietnam always promises to bring to you the most memorable trip. Let’s list out 10 things to do in Vietnam from the North to the South to fully enjoy the beauty of this country.

  1. Halong Bay

Mentioning about Halong, tourists would not hesitate to use the most beautiful words to describe the breathtaking natural scenery of the bay. The bay also has a great geological value. Thanks to these things, Halong Bay was honored one of the world natural heritage by UNESCO. Try taking a Halong cruise to see that beauty in real. Halong bay cruise Vietnam

The fascinating beauty of Ha Long Bay attracts you at the very first sight
The fascinating beauty of Halong Bay attracts you at the very first sight
  1. Sapa

Being called “the town in fog”, Sapa is located in the North of Vietnam, along the border with China. Sapa overlooks a plunging valley of rice terraces, with mountains towering above on all sides. Coming to this town, you will see lines of ethnic people with colorful costumes. They are very friendly and always ready to help you when you are in need. Moreover, Sapa offers you many French style villas with the epic view which is really a wonderful idea for your holiday

  1. Hanoi

Being the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi leaves tourist coming here a feeling that it may be the most beautiful city in Asia. It is due to that Hanoi owns a fascinating blend of the West and the East, a combination of the old and the new things. Over more than one thousand years, Hanoi today has been developing rapidly with many modern buildings but it still keeps for itself an ancient beauty that will last ever after.

Some of many famous places in Hanoi 
Some of many famous places in Hanoi
  1. Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is located on Nguyen Van Huyen Street in Hanoi. It provides not only information about 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam but also interesting outdoor activities such as traditional games and modeling houses of ethnic people. The museum is contributing to preserve cultural heritage and promote socio-cultural diversity within Vietnam. Travel Indochina Vietnam

  1. Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park

Being located in Quang Binh, a province in the Middle of Vietnam, Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2003. Coming to Phong Nha Ke Bang Park through an eco-tourism project, you will be fascinated by this park’s beauty which is given from Mother Nature. This park’s landscape is formed by limestone plateaux and tropical forests. It also features a great geological diversity and a large number of caves and underground rivers. If you are keen on adventuring, Son Doong Cave discovering trip is a great choice for you.

The amazing beauty of Paradise Cave in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park
The amazing beauty of Paradise Cave in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park
  1. Hue Citadel

Hue Citadel or Citadel of Hue is a large fortress built in the 17th century (1805) mandated by Emperor Gia Long in Hue City in the Central of Vietnam. The citadel is outstanding with the architectural combination of Chinese geomancy and the military principles of the French. You can see many huge palaces and beautiful temples here. Furthermore, Hue Citadel brings a historical and cultural value which is really precious to all Vietnamese people. Thanks to all of these things, Hue Citadel became a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

  1. Hoi An Ancient Town

Hoi An, a heritage site in the Middle of Vietnam, is an old port town along Thu Bon river. It is an example of a well- preserved port town in the Southeast Asia. Hoi An offers old streets, buildings and ancient houses, temples, pagodas, etc. Its architecture is the mixture of Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese culture. Therefore, after many centuries Hoi An is still very attractive to tourist all over the world for its traditions, folk festivals and culinary art.

A sparkling Hoi An by night
A sparkling Hoi An by night
  1. Ho Chi Minh City

Being a economic center in the South of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh attracts tourists with its active, modern but gentle beauty.  Ho Chi Minh is called a non-sleep city due to people’s lifestyle. Come to this city, you will be very excited with many entertainment centers, shopping spots and food stalls along the streets. However, Ho Chi Minh still keeps historical sites and Vietnamese traits which creates a really special city.

  1. Mekong Delta

Mekong is a river flowing through 5 Asian countries and the Southern Vietnam is one of them. Mekong Delta is a large landscape which not only is called a “rice bowl” of Vietnam but also offers many eco-tourism choices for tourist. Tourist will have a chance to take part in people’s daily activities on Mekong river such as fishing, cultivating, purchase many fresh tropical ingredients in floating markets which is a very special things in this region and enjoy cultural shows performed by local people.

Many kinds of tropical fruit being sold in a floating market on Mekong River
Many kinds of tropical fruit being sold in a floating market on Mekong River
  1. Phu Quoc Island

Being the largest island of Vietnam, Phu Quoc is called a “holiday paradise” in the Southeast Asia. Phu Quoc has many white- sand beaches, tropical jungles and ancient fish villages lying somewhere on the island. Phu Quoc is famous for its untouched beauty so you can discover this island in your own way by diving, taking a boat or a motorbike or just lying on the beach and experience the life of a lotus eater. Try visiting Phu Quoc Island to find a peaceful, enjoyable and relaxing place for yourself.

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