Vietnam is a country located in Southeast Asia. The country may look small on the map; however, it can easily take you weeks to explore this fantastic state. It has everything tourists look for from pristine tropical beaches in the South to stunning mountain views in the North. Apart from these sceneries, there is also the rich history and culture of the Vietnamese people. Below are the best destinations in Vietnam.
This place comes on top of a must-visit destination in Vietnam. HàGiang can be described in three words rugged, remote, and spectacular. The area has some of the best views in the country. The mountainous region overlooks terraced rice paddies and valleys. Despite its stunning views, the region offers other activities such as motorbikes rides which can be accessed by checking out Quản Bạ Pass or the MãPíLèng Pass.
This mountain town is home to numerous ethnic groups such as Hmong, Giay, and Red Dzao. It is bordered by the stunning peaks of the Tonkinese Alps and is also home to the most beautiful rural vistas ever. The region offers the best views of the Fansipan Mountain, which is the tallest peak in Vietnam. For visitors intrigued by hiking and trekking, look no further.
Hanoi is the country’s capital city, and it is known for its motorbike traffics. Apart from this, there are loads of things one can do while visiting the city. For example, one can visit Hỏa Lò Prison or better known as Hanoi Hilton. The prison has housed some of the best known American prisoners of war, such as John McCain. Also, one can indulge in the Hanoi food tour.
Hạ Long Bay
It is impossible to talk about Vietnamese tourist destinations without recognizing Hạ Long Bay. This is one of the best destinations in the country. The name Hạ Long Bay loosely translates to ‘descending dragon bay,’ which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The bay has hundreds of limestone islands though they are uninhabitable. Boat rides are the most common mode of transport, with most companies offering a variety of classes of cruises.
The country offers stunning views outside of Hanoi. The province is located in the North, less than two hours from the capital city. Ninh Binh is also known for its limestone karst, similar to those in Halong bay. Visiting this area offers a stunning view of the Ngo Dong River as well as a chance to enjoy a traditional boat ride.
Are you looking for an atmosphere and surviving historic architecture? Then you must visit the beautiful Hoi An. The town has some stunning merchant houses that used to be the meeting point for Japanese and Chinese in the 15th century.
Danang is one of the most underrated destinations in Vietnam. It is located in central Vietnam and is the third-largest city. It is a beach town with pristine beaches stretching for miles. It is well developed for tourists though it offers a small-town atmosphere. It is also a river town with some stunning bridges such as the Dragon Bridge that spits fire.
Hue is the former national capital of Imperial Vietnam for over a hundred years. When visiting the city, there are various things to do with the most prominent attraction being Citadel. A moat and thick stone walls surround the citadel. You can also see Imperial tombs, the Hue market, and Forbidden Purple City. Click here to read more about Hue city.
This is the busiest of coastal towns in the country, and it is located in the South. This means that the city has a lot of activities one can indulge in when visiting. For revelers, the town offers some amazing nightlife. There are water activities such as jet skiing, surfing, and fly board.
This place is located in the central highlands in Vietnam. It is a perfect place for romantic tours. For tourists who want to chase waterfalls and romance, you must visit Dalat city. Given it is located in the highlands, it offers a more pleasant atmosphere than the rest of the country. There are lakes and pine-covered hills to savor in the city.
When visiting Vietnam, the trip should somewhat start or end in this city. It is the largest city in Vietnam, and it is currently known as Hoi Chi Minh City. Visiting the area will give you a chance to see various tourist attractions nearby, such as War Remnants Prison and Ben Thanh Market, among others. It also offers a variety of local cuisine.
Mỹ Tho is the most preferred by many tourists; however, if one has time, visiting Can Thơ would be a worthwhile venture. It is in the Mekong Delta region, and it offers chances to see the floating market, which is the biggest in the country.
Phu Quoc Island
For beach lovers, the island offers the best opportunity to enjoy your time in Vietnam. The island is near the border of Cambodia and offers some of the most pristine beaches. There are world-class hotels on the island and also secluded places where one can take long walks under the palm trees.