Vietnam Popular Tourist Attractions
Vietnam is a Southeast Asian country on the South China Sea known for its beaches, rivers, Buddhist pagodas and bustling cities. Hanoi, the capital, pays homage to the nation’s iconic Communist-era leader, Ho Chi Minh, via a huge marble mausoleum. Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) has French colonial landmarks, plus Vietnamese War history museums and the Cu Chi tunnels, used by Viet Cong soldiers. Now Vietnam welcomes million tourists to visit from its energy of Ho Chi Minh to the ancient elegance of Hanoi capital admired by the nature and the beauty of Halong Bay where tourists immerse themselves into the beautiful breathtaking while the middle Hue & Hoi An uniquely offer great impression which dates back to the traditional styles.
The Capital of Hanoi
A great place to be explored on gentle foot for those who wish to get a wonderful oriental city to see colonial influences, French architecture and its colorful street markets, famous Vietnamese café, boutique shops, galleries, some of historical ancient pagodas and cathedrals. The Capital has a lot more to wander around to see its culture, daily lifestyle & street activities as well as the beautiful city’s character and explore other precious treasure.
› Ho Chi Minh Complex: features the life of Ho Chi Minh and the nation’s founder. At this complex, you can visit some interesting Ho Chi Minh’s buildings and French colonial governor office.
› One Pillar Pagoda: Buddha of Compassion and reminiscent of a lotus blossom rising from a pond, built in 11th century.
› Temple of Literature: the first university of Vietnam built in 1070 to honor Confucius, sages and outstanding Vietnamese scholars.
› Historical Muesums: Museum of Fine Arts, the National Museum of Vietnamese History, the Museum of Revolution, the Museum of Military History or the Museum of Ethnology.
› Hoan Kiem Lake: The center point of Hanoi, originated from a legend of a sacred sword as well as the home to a rare endangered giant turtle species and admired by ancient Ngoc Son Temple.
› An Hour Cyclo Ride: This is great cyclo (rickshaw) sightseeing to see the evening’s interesting highlights around the Old Quarter of Hanoi.
› Water Puppet Show: a tradition that dates back to 11th century when it originated in the villages of the Red River Delta area of northern Vietnam.
› Hoa Lu: the historic capital of Viet Nam was founded in 10th century, admired by ancient temples of Le & the Dinh Dynasties. Hoa Lu is always combined with Tam Coc village where you take sampan to see the amazing beauty of the karst formations as you pass along their base and row into one of the many caves carved through the limestone.
The fascinating natural bay along with picturesque mountainous limestone, caves and floating villages. It’s the perfect paradise to relax and enjoy the tranquility on board. Situated in the Gulf of Tonkin about 17okm at east of Hanoi, the bay is famous for its scenic ocean karst topography and is often included in lists of natural wonders of the world. It covers an area of 1,500 square kilometers, features emerald waters, spectacular thousands of towering limestone islands topped by rainforests. Junk boat tours and sea kayak expeditions are the greatest gateways to explore the region, perfectly enjoy the breathtaking & its beauty.
Sapa is an incredibly picturesque town that lies in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range near the Chinese border in northwestern Vietnam, known as “the Tonkinese Alps”. It’s the paradise for those who love trekking to see colorful nature animated by rural activities on the rice field terraces, interact with ethnic minorities as well as seeing the tribes exchange the daily trades at their market. It’s a wonderful region to experience local life, even for photography, unique homestay & taking a sleeper train back to Hanoi.
Hue & Hoi An
From the fascinating Hue to ancient Hoi An, there’s still much to explore, a mix of eras and styles from wooden Chinese shophouses and temples to colorful French colonial buildings, ornate Vietnamese tube houses and the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge with its pagoda. Walking & trying the local food of Hoi An Street are great ways to feel differently from the South. The sleepy Hue’s beaches are also ideals for breathtaking and relaxing.
The coastal city of central Vietnam that stands on the bank of Han River, close to several heritage sites including My Son Sanctuary etc. Da Nang amazingly features the most notable Ba Na Hills which is accessible by cable cars leading to the popular Golden Bridge supported by 2 giant hands and it is one of Vietnam’s top destinations for breathtaking, grabbing picturesque panoramic views and gain the beautiful mountainous landscapes during the day trip. Beyond the exploration, The Fantasy Park, ancient villas, pagodas, Cathedral, museums, the marble mountains, My Son Sanctuary and beaches are also an extraordinary for journey in Da Nang.
Ho Chi Minh City
Commonly known as Saigon, the biggest modern city as well as the important commercial centre of the country. It’s also known for its French colonial landmarks, including Notre Dame Cathedral, made entirely of materials imported from France, and the 19th century Central Post Office. Historical museum, Cao Dai temple, China Town, Jade Emperor Pagoda, the War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace & City Hall are the most attractive sites when visit Saigon while food stalls line the city’s streets, especially around bustling Ben Thanh Market.
It’s the “Vietnam’s rice basket” fed by Mekong River, also a massive maze of rivers, swamps and islands, active pagodas, sleepy villages surrounded by watery landscape of the green rice paddies, friendly inhabitants that make the region become one of the most important colorful home to floating markets where you can see the major trading on boats & witness the authentic southern beauty. Not far from the mainland, Phu Quoc – the forested serenity of island beaches, is an ideal for a well retreat and relaxation.
Phu Quoc Island
Off the coast of Cambodia in the Gulf of Thailand, Phu Quoc offers much tranquility, great relaxation on the white sand beaches along with its beyond exotic beauty over viewing the lush tropical jungle and itself the seaside.
The Paradise of Nha Trang Beaches
Nha Trang or The Beach city, is the perfect beach destination in Vietnam, ideally for those looking to immerse up the sunbathing or relaxation on the white sandy beaches, swimming in the crystal waters, snorkeling & diving activities to unlock the underwater floras. Its Tran Phu beach is very famous, the most beautiful seaside with various luxury beachfront hotels/resorts, boutique shops, museums, rooftop bars & seafood restaurants.
Vietnam Attractions & Things to Do