Seven awesome places to go and things to do
Vietnam is the best places and an astonishing mix of natural highlights and cultural diversity.
With its wild jungles, fantastic street food and white sandy beaches, Vietnam deserves to be on every traveler’s hit-list.
An overview of the best places to visit in Vietnam
For culture vultures, there is no shortage of temples, tombs, pagodas and crumbling palaces to admire and explore.
The UNESCO World Heritage site of Hue is home to the Citadel, once the emperor’s private residence, and the Forbidden Purple City, where he housed his many mistresses.
When your feet are weary, grab some bún bò buế (beef noodle soup) and watch swan pedalos cruise the Perfume River as the sun sets.- Justplay18
2/ Hoi An
Beautiful Hoi An is the most atmospheric city in Vietnam, with bags of surviving historic architecture.
Town which is small enough to walk around easily.
The narrow, winding lanes of the Old Town are lined with beautiful old architecture, traditional wooden houses
and hundreds of tailor shops selling clothing, shoes, bags, souvenirs and custom-made services.
Go trekking in the hills of Sapa for amazing views across the jungle and mountain ranges of north-west Vietnam.
Equipment is cheap and easy to come by so don’t worry if you’re not a natural mountain goat,
you’ll soon be up there, gazing at the views as the mist rolls in across the peaks.
4/ Halong Bay
Sail among the jagged rocks of over 2000 islands in the Gulf of Tonkin at Halong, which translates as ‘where the dragon descends in to the sea’.
If you want to get a closer view, hire kayaks and explore the caves or find your own deserted bay.
For the last century, Hanoi has the Indochina and Vietnam Wars to emerge as the booming capital city of a reunified Vietnam.
At the heart of Hanoi is its Old Quarter, an open-air museum of historic Asian and French colonial architecture
that has largely remained intact despite the bombings of the Vietnam War.
Here among scenic tree-lined boulevards, tourists can browse busy markets, sip coffee at quaint cafes
and visit prominent sites like the Grand Opera House, the Presidential Palace and Saint Joseph Cathedral.
6/ Nha Trang
Located on one of Asia’s most beautiful bays off the coast of South Central Vietnam, is a popular seaside resort city.
Picturesque mountains, beaches and lush islands all make it a favorite destination among tourists, Vietnamese and scuba divers.
Adorned with resorts, palm trees and a lovely promenade, Nha Trang’s beach is its main draw.
Amusement and water parks provide fun for everyone with roller coasters and wave pools.
7/ Ho Chi Minh City
Former Saigon is now Vietnam’s international business hub.
Get your gladrags on and head up to one of the many skybars, found on the top floor of the city’s sleek skyscrapers.
Cocktail in hand, admire the best view of Ho Chi Minh City by night.
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