Known for its natural beauty, cultural diversity, iconic scenery, winding mountains, Vietnam is an amazing travel destination for family fun trips, lovers, tourist and honeymooners.
There are so many cities in Vietnam that offers a mix of contemporary life and provides an ample opportunity that will get you stuck; Vietnam is indeed full of surprise and perhaps one of the underrated destinations in South East Asia.
Here are eight places to visit in Vietnam
Located in Northeast Vietnam, Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and popular travel destination. Ha Long Bay is also known for its emerald waters, rainforest, scuba diving, rock climbing, hiking and towering limestone. There are so many caves in the bay that can be explored by tourist such as the Hang Sung Sot, and the Hang Dao Go.
Ho Chi Minh City
No visit to Vietnam is complete without exploring the Ho Chi Minh City, which is the buzzing commercial hub of Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City is known for its French Colonial landmarks, like the Notre Dame cathedral, the 19th century Central Post Office, and the bustling Bến Thành Market. For the tourist who loves history and artifacts visiting the History Museum is a must, it has a stack of relics on display from various archaeological sites. For most people, the most important places to visit at Ho Chi Minh City are the Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum.
Located in Central Vietnam, Hue is one of the historic towns in Vietnam which is packed with relics from the 19th century Nguyen Emperors. On a visit to this city, you will see the gorgeous Perfume River, the Imperial Enclosure, the Ngo Mon Gate, the Thai Hoa Palace, the Dien Tho Residence where the Queen mother’s live and the Halls of Mandarins.
Located in the Central Coast of Vietnam, Hoi Anu is known for its well preserved Ancient Town, its diverse and excellent foods. Hoi An is also the most atmospheric city in Vietnam due to its surviving historical architecture; one of the best places to explore while on a visit to Hoi An is the old town quarter which is backed with well-preserved merchant houses; you can also pay a visit to the 17th-century Tan Ky House which has lots of fascinating architectural and decorative elements.
Sapa Countryside is home to Vietnam most beautiful rural vistas; it has so many deep valleys. Sapa Countryside is also home to a diverse mix of country ethnic minorities like Hmong, Red Dzaom and Giay.
Located in the Coastal resort city in Southern Vietnam, Nha Trang is known for its well-maintained beaches, offshore islands and diving sites. This city is best for fun seekers and usually jam-packed during summer by local families who are on vacation. You can also take a walk to the Alexandre Yersin Museum to explore some artifacts.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
Known as the world’s best-caving destinations, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is located in North-Central Vietnam; it is a dramatic karst mountain formation which is honeycombed with huge caverns. At the National Park, you can take a walk to the Paradise Cave which extends for about 31 kilometers below the ground. Other caves at the National park include Phong Nha Caves and the the Tu Lan Cave.
Surrounded by lush jungle-covered mountains, My Son is a cluster of abandoned and partially run Hindu Temples constructed between the 4th and 14th century AD. There are over 20 temple structures dedicated to the worship of the god Shiva, and built with brick or sandstone.
Finally, Vietnam is a perfect travel destination for tourist seeking for adventure. There are so many beautiful cities to explore in this beautiful country.