VIETNAM TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
Vietnam is one of the most favoured tourist getaways for leisure holiday in Asia. Explore top tourist attractions in Vietnam, a Land of Astonishing Beauty.
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1. Halong Bay
A few hours drive from Hanoi, Halong Bay is Vietnam’s iconic seascape of limestone karts islands jutting dramatically from the waters of the bay, is deservedly among the country’s best known attractions. The maze of rugged islands is a wonderland of hidden beaches and coves, tidal caves and magical lagoons. Well-appointed cruise boats ply the bay, and further excursions by row-boat or kayak can give you an up-close and unforgettable view of this UNESCO World Heritage area.
Sapa, the jewel of Vietnam’s mountainous northwest, was a hill station during French colonial times and is today the most popular and easily accessible base from which to explore the area’s colourful ethnic minority communities and rugged terrain, ideal for trekking and motorbike tours. Ha Giang, farther north, and Dien Bien, to the west, are also popular destinations in this mountainous region.
The bustling heart of Vietnam’s capital city is in the friendly chaos of the Old Quarter, and nearby you’ll find a few stately edifices off of broad boulevards remaining from French colonial times. Take in the classic lines of the Temple of Literature, enjoy the folk humour of the water puppets, stroll around one of the many small lakes that dot the city, or explore one of the specialty handicraft villages in the outskirts of the city.
Hue, Vietnam’s small city with a big history, sits on the banks of the Perfume River. The capital city during the Nguyen Dynasty, the sprawling burial compounds of the Nguyen kings as well as the remains of the royal citadel are history you can reach out and touch. Hue is a good base for tours visiting sites along the former DMZ to the north of town. Meanwhile, Danang is 100km to the south, a pleasant drive on which you will pass by Lang Co Beach, Bach Ma National Park and the scenic Hai Van Pass.
5. Hoi An
For centuries a major port town, Hoi An is a real charmer. With UNESCO World Heritage status, the well-preserved structures along the cobbled streets exhibit the influence of the many traders, most prominently Chinese and Japanese, who prospered here during the town’s heyday. While Hoi An’s popularity among tourists has resulted in considerable commercialization, the town retains a great deal of charm, and with Cua Dai Beach and its selection of resorts a few kilometers away, there is no reason to rush.
6. Nha Trang
Nha Trang, Vietnam’s premier beach resort, lies just off a curving strip of sand on the famously photogenic Nha Trang Bay. Even apart from the beach, water sports and island tours, Nha Trang has a wealth of attractions, from the Disneyesque Vinpearl Resort to therapeutic mud baths to historic temples.
7. Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam’s largest city and the driver of its growing economy, Ho Chi Minh City comes at you fast with its impossibly chaotic traffic and overdose of youthful, forward-looking enthusiasm. This city has a wealth of museums, parks, temples and historical sights from the pre-colonial right up to the post-war, not to mention bustling markets, glitzy shopping centres and a rotating cast of sleek clubs and cafes where the ‘to-be-seen’ crowd are always found. On top of all the chaos and glitter, Ho Chi Minh City has some of the best accommodations and services in the country.
8. Phu Quoc Island
For beach-hungry visitors to Vietnam, Phu Quoc Island is not to be missed. A large island off the west coast of the Mekong Delta, Phu Quoc has sand enough for everyone. With an extensive national park, the island’s famous pepper and fish sauce producers to tour, and a seafood-focused night market in Duong Dong Town, most visitors to Phu Quoc wish they had more time there.
9. Con Dao Island
The Con Dao Archipelago, a tiny group of islands accessible by a 45 minute flight from Ho Chi Minh City, hosts one excellent resort and a mishmash of local standard accommodations. Surrounded by a marine conservation area and home to a national park, Con Dao is a natural paradise, and its small size and relative remoteness mean it will likely stay that way.
we’ve always known that Vietnam is magical. The gleaming skyscrapers of the country’s booming cities have a singular kind of beauty that shouldn’t be overlooked, but it’s the natural landscape that is truly breathtaking. Picture rice terraces carved into steep hillsides, market days that are a riot of colour, limestone peaks jutting out from azure waters and white-sand beaches stretching for miles. Here are the most beautiful places in Vietnam – as voted for by our readers.- Rough Guides
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