Top 7 Places to see in Vietnam

With its stunning beaches, breathtaking landscapes, rich history, amazing cuisine, and attractive culture, Vietnam is one of the most worth-visiting destinations all over the world for all kinds of travelers. 

Although the modernization happens rapidly in urban centers of Vietnam such as Ho Chi Minh City and Ha Noi, there is a variety of ancient places and historical structures for visitors to enjoy.

If you are finding a country to escape from stressful working days, it is undeniable that Vietnam can satisfy you! Let’s begin your Vietnam trip! Here are several things to see and do in Vietnam.

Where to go in Vietnam

Hanoi - The capital city of Vietnam

It is believed that Hanoi is one of the oldest capital cities all over the world thanks to its more than 1,000-year history. This city is considered as the perfect combination of modern and traditional culture.

Although Hanoi has an imperative development to catch up with the digital world, you can find numerous ancient Buddhist temples and pagodas, historical architectures and structures in Hanoi. Those are the Temple of Literature, the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long; just a few to name.

Water Puppet Show

There are so many must-see places for visitors to explore in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. Here is one of the must-do checklist: 

  • A tour around the Old Quarter at night
  • The attractive structure of One Pillar Pagoda
  • Pay a visit to West Lake and Tran Quoc Pagoda
  • Enjoy Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre
  • Last but not least, try the Pho Noodle and egg coffee in Hanoi

Ho Chi Minh City - The economic heart of Vietnam

Similar to Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City (popularly known as Saigon) is one of the most interesting and amazing cities in Vietnam.

With the rapid growth in economic and modernization, Ho Chi Minh City is known as the business and financial, cultural hub of Vietnam.

The city is famous for classic French architecture, modern skyscrapers, and time-honored culture.

Cu Chi Tunnel

This is the reason why Saigon becomes one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world in general and of Vietnam in specific. Below is the list of the best places that you should try when paying a visit to Ho Chi Minh City: 

  • Ben Thanh Market
  • Saigon Skydeck
  • War Remnants Museum
  • Cu Chi tunnels
  • Notre-Dame Cathedral

Halong Bay

One of the famous places could not be missed in your bucket list is Halong bay, spending two days one night or three days two nights sleeping on our traditional wooden Cruise to explore the Natural Beauty of UNESSCO Heritage Site. Furthermore, the adventure activities as kayaking, rock climbing and the secret caves are waiting for you to experience. Over 1600 limestone Islands in the fantastic shape will give you a big surprise of the Mother Earth. You also have a chance to learn about the local on Floating villages, shopping at the Pearl Farm or talk with the fishermen to know how the pearls are made.


Ha Giang Rocky Plateau

Your trip will be more excited if included Ha Giang, since this place is not easy place to reach, this mountainous province offers you a less busy but more interesting things to explore. It could be called untouched land of Ethnic Minorities such as Hmong, Dao, Tay Nung tribes. You could visit Ha Giang by bike, car, motorbike or hiking but remember to get the permission first before your visit. Ha Giang is located in the remote area far from the Capital almost 400km so the economy is slowly getting developed, the accommodation there generally quite basic, the best is 3 Star Hotel local standard. The famous sites for your experience included Dong Van, Meo Vac, Quan Ba, Yen Minh, Hoang Su Phi.

Hoi An - The ancient town

Hoi An is one of the places that you can’t miss when traveling through Vietnam and this city is also the most visited city in Central Vietnam

Visitors are attracted by its mysteriousness of isolated ancient town and the separation from the modernized world. 

The moment you enter this city, you will feel that you are traveling back of time, to the old Vietnam in the past because the architectures of Hoi An were influenced by the old Chinese and Japanese styles. 

You should watch the lanterns in Hoi An Old Quarter since this is one of the most special things here. When you have an opportunity, you must enjoy the sunset in the old town. The sky is magic and you are really lucky to see that here!

Nha Trang - The pristine beach

Vietnam is a country famous for its various charming beaches. Therefore, when you would like to discover this beautiful country, it will be a regret if you miss the Nha Trang beach in your Vietnam trip!

One more wonderful destination in Vietnam for you! Nha Trang is known as an entertainment place of Vietnam due to its stunning and natural beach as well as the city’s modernity.

If you are exhausted of hard-working time or stressful with the amount of work you had to do, it is time for you to release all of those from your mind, enjoy the fresh air and the white sand underwater.

The differences from the other beaches are walking on the sand in Nha Trang will not make you feel be burnt or hurt due to the softness of the sand here. 

You can also relax in a five-star-international resort, Vinpearl built by Vingroup, one of the biggest companies in Vietnam to make your trip memorable.

There are diverse events held here such as Miss Universe, Miss Vietnam, and Miss World Vietnamese so that visitors can enjoy some of those when they stay there at the event time. 

DaLat - The city of Love

Dalat is an ideal city for people in Vietnam and other foreign visitors to escape from the busy life in the state-of-the-art world due to its spring-like weather and a great number of flowers. 

The weather in Dalat always satisfies all travelers because it is pleasantly warm during day time and cool at night.

Dalat is affectionally-known with numerous names called by visitors such as Little Paris (“Le Petit Paris” in French - due to its French architecture villas), City of thousands of pine trees, City of flowers or Davis Aliis Laetitiam Aliis Temperiem which means bringing joy for everyone. 

This beautiful city is the most visited place for couples because of its dreamy and lovely sights as well as the myth of romantic love. The Valley of Love is the greatest choice for shooting photos of couples.

Besides, you can pay a visit to Xuan Huong Lake, the most famous destination of Dalat, located in the center of town, an impressive lake.

If you are a big fan of fruits, do not miss the Dalat Market! You can find all Dalat special fruits and flowers here or you can buy them as gifts for your family and friends! 


Vietnam - a country of heart-stopping natural beauty with a number of unique heritages and tasty foods will be a country that you should never skip if you are a travel-hearted.

With a myriad of worth trying destinations, Vietnam is a heaven for those who wish to escape from the hustle and bustle life!


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