Vietnam is the country of stunning landscapes ranging from the lush rice terraces and forested mountains in the north to the picturesque valleys of the Central Highlands and the colorful floating market and beautiful long beaches of the south. In Vietnam, there is a mix of booming modern cities, colonial towns, traditional villages, archaeological sites and otherworldly islands. Spending time exploring Vietnam is always a wonderful experience for almost foreign tourists. Below are suggestions for best places to visit in Vietnam you should try in your next trip to Vietnam.
1. Halong Bay
Located in Quang Ninh Province, Halong Bay is one of Mother Earth’s most amazing natural wonders and one of the best sights in Vietnam. It takes about 3-hour drive from Hanoi. Halong Bay includes some 1,600 islands and islets, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. Travelling to Halong Bay, visitors have many chances to enjoy abundant scenic beauty, learn more about archeological and geological significance, cultural and historical connections and try fresh seafood.
Halong Bay is always on the list of best places to visit in Vietnam
There are many attractions in Halong Bay including numerous caves, islands and floating fishing villages. The visitors can also experiences a lot of interesting activities such as: swimming, kayaking, hiking and so on.
With pictorial mountains, rice terraces and a diversity of hill tribes in the remote northwest of Vietnam, Sapa is always on the list of best places to visit in Vietnam. Located in Lao Cai Province, it is also one of the most attractive destinations in the north of Vietnam.
Stunning beauty of rice terraces dotted with small ethnic villages in Sapa
Sapa’s climate moderate and drizzly in summer while chill and foggy in winter, thus, it attracts a large number of visitors all year around. In a tour of Sapa, you can have chance to go trekking in the hills of Sapa for amazing views across the jungle and mountain ranges of north-west Vietnam, visit rice paddies and traditional villages and experience the food, customs and way of life among the local tribes.
3. Hoi An Old Town
Hoi An is an old town down the Thu Bon River, on the coastal plain of Quang Nam Province, about 30 kilometers south of Da Nang City. This town is a well-preserved example of the important Southeast Asian trading port from the 15th-19th centuries. It offers some of the most densely-concentrated sights in Viet Nam with its old streets bordered with ancient houses and assembly halls, its pagodas, temples, ancient wells and tombs.
Hoi An Old Town
Hoi An is famous for its great food, fun shopping, skilled tailors, friendly people and unique atmosphere. All key characteristics draw people to this picturesque town which owns best sights in Vietnam.
4. Mekong Delta
A trip to Vietnam will not be complete without a tour of the Mekong Delta. With colorful floating markets, fruit orchards, rice paddies, sugar cane groves, bird sanctuaries and quaint villages, the Mekong Delta deserves as one of the best places to visit in Vietnam.
Taking a boat trip tour is one of the most interesting experiences in the Mekong Delta
There is no place else in Vietnam in which visitors can enjoy such an abundance of fruit, vegetables and river fish of all kinds. There is an endless list of treats to sample the local taste, but you should not miss chance to try the fish hotpot, grilled snails in black pepper sauce and the famous Ben Tre coconut. In a visit to the Mekong Delta, you should stay at a local family in order to have chance to learn more about way life of the local.
5. Son Tra Peninsula
Only 3 kilometers away from the center of Da Nang city, Son Tra Peninsula is a typical place to visit in South Vietnam. It is really a magnet along coastline with fantastic, untouched natural scene, transparent sea, white sand and mysterious primitive jungle with a vast diversity of plants and animals.
Son Tra Peninsular
Son Tra Peninsula includes a lot of famous beaches which embrace the giant primitive jungle housing as many as thousands of precious plants and animals. Under the surface layer of the crystal clear seawater, there is a variety of fascinating coral reefs, which is suitable for scuba diving or snorkeling. Quiet pretty and with a good bit of natural beauty, Son Tra Peninsular is one of the best places to visit in Vietnam.
6. Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is located in the middle of the Annamite Mountain Range in Quang Binh Province. The park includes a 2,000 square kilometer of limestone zone and an impressive grotto and cave system including dendritic caves, dry caves, suspended caves and terraced caves with a total length of 70 kilometers. It is also home to the Son Doong Cave, the world’s largest cave. More than a national park, Phong Nha-Ke Bang owns a variety of the best sights in Vietnam. Besides, it offers many countless activities including visiting caves and grottos by boat as well as mountain climbing and forest trekking.
Panoramic view of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
Vietnam is filled with beautiful and exotic sights ranging from the north to the south. Each region of the narrow S-shaped country has such diversity of stunning landscapes to explore. You should spend a lot of time traveling to Vietnam to fully explore and experience a wide range of beautiful destinations in Vietnam.