If you are looking for a country with natural and cultural beauty, Vietnam will be an affordable place. With 3,400 km of beautiful coastline along with massive mountains in the west, Vietnam is no doubt satisfy any travelers’ preference.
Vietnam’s culture and nature are changing dramatically from north to south, always giving you positive feedback. If you are still confused about where to stop, check out the top 10 destinations in Vietnam.
10. Sa Pa
Sapa is like a different world even for Vietnamese travelers due to its mountainous atmosphere and the special ethnic culture. If you are a fan of the authentic custom, amazing view and exotic experience, Sapa would be one of the best destinations in Vietnam for you. With the incredible terrace fields, the colorful costumes, and the unique ethnic stilt houses, staying in Sapa would be an unforgettable experience.
9. Ha Noi The Old and New
As the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi is undoubtedly one of the best destinations in Vietnam. With a thousand years of culture and history, you will learn the real Vietnamese life in Hanoi. The city is a mixture of modern and busy society with a calm and peaceful lifestyle. Hanoi people do not like to rush, however, with the speed of Vietnam development, you can find people rushing in the street every day. Therefore, you will be surprised to see the interesting combination between the old and the new in Hanoi.
8. Ha Long Overnight Cruise
Ha Long which is famous for Ha Long Bay, is one of the most outstanding and popular tourist attractions in Vietnam. Along with Cat Ba national park, Ha Long Bay is stunning for its emerald water and hundreds of limestone islands in different shapes. Most tourists coming to Ha Long would be amazed at its unique beauty and variety of views from the crystal clear water to the mysterious caves.
7. Quang Binh Home of Sondoong
Quang Binh used to be a hidden gem of Vietnam. However, after Son Doong Cave, the world’s largest cave passage cross-section appeared on Good Morning America, people started to notice the beauty of Quang Binh. The most famous attraction here is Phong Nha National Park, which is the most popular choice for tourists who love nature and adventure. Moreover, the beauty of Quang Binh is also a part of the success of the Hollywood movie Kong: The Skull Island, since 70% of the background scene was taken in Quang Binh.
6. Hue Imperial Citadel
Hue is the former capital of Vietnam, which is why it has both natural and historical beauty. However, Hue is like a forgotten land, as in comparison with other cities, there are not as many tourists in Hue. Therefore, if you are looking for a peaceful and quiet place full of historic landmarks, then Hue would be an ideal city. There are some reasons that Hue is always one of the best destinations in Vietnam. The main reasons are delicious food, peaceful atmosphere, authentic countryside, and beautiful heritage. All of them are what make this ancient city special.
5. Da Nang beach city
Da Nang is a fast-developed city, which has become one of the most modern cities in Vietnam. It is famous for having many special bridges, including the famous Dragon Bridge, or the Han River Bridge. The city is most beautiful by night, with the city lights and many interesting activities. In addition, Da Nang Tourism is well-developed thanks to the stunning Marble Mountain right inside the city, the glorious beaches, or the unique Ba Na Hill which is not far from the city. The international airport here would be convenient for those who just want to explore Central Vietnam.
4. Hoi An.
Hoi An is in the top 10 of the most highlight destinations in Asia. With the famous ancient town, Hoi An became a tourist area that attracts thousands of people each month. Despite being a tourist town, you can still see the authentic local life in Hoi An. People who live here are mostly local, and the best part is, they are really friendly and are willing to help you whenever you need it. Moreover, outside of the ancient town, there are also traditional villages which have its own special feature that you should not miss, and two beaches which only take you 10 minutes to get there.
3. Nha Trang.
The beach city Nha Trang is famous for its marvelous coastal line. The resort city is one of the best places in Vietnam to have a relaxing vacation. It is in the top 5 of summer destinations in Vietnam. The city is full of beach resorts, hotels, seafood restaurants, and beach bars. In addition, there are several islands surround the city, you can take a boat to the island, dive to watch coral through the crystal clear water. If you are looking for a wonderful place to chill and feel, this is the right city for you.
2. Da Lat Hill Station
From Nha Trang, you just need to venture through 2 mountainous passes, then Da Lat would be right in front of you. Located high up on the mountain, Da Lat has a humid continental climate, which makes this city the best place for a summer getaway. From the 38 degrees Celcius in Nha Trang, you will surprise when coming to Da Lat and feel the coldness. In the past, Da Lat is a retreat places for the last kings of the Nguyen Dynasty and the French Colony government. That is why the architecture in Da Lat is mostly French-influenced. In addition, Dalat is also the city of flower, since the cool atmosphere makes it the second Netherlands, you will find enormous fields of flowers in Da Lat. This romantic city is also the best choice for couples who want to enjoy a lovely holiday.
1. Ho Chi Minh, A Bustling city
Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon is the most modern and crowded city in Vietnam as well as one of the best destinations in Vietnam. Along with the skyscraper, there are also a lot of interesting places related to Vietnam’s history and culture which will amaze you. Saigon maybe not the best place to relax, but it would be the most suitable place to explore and see the real Vietnamese urban life. The best vehicle to explore Saigon is the motorbike, however, who dare to ride motorbike themselves in the busy streets of Ho Chi Minh city? Therefore, the motorbike tours in Ho Chi Minh city are well developed, especially the I Love Saigon Tour, which was a company that empower female students to practice their English.