Are you planning to have a travel through Vietnam in this summer vacations? So below are ten attractive suggestions for your journeys. All of them are the Vietnam top destinations that are voted by members of Tripadvisor.
1. Halong Bay
Halong Bay is about 130 km (80 miles) to the east in the northern Vietnam and it consists of more than 2000 small and big islands in strange shapes and caves with stunning stalactites and stalagmites as well. This gives tourists the feeling as being lost in the fairy world. On good weather condition, visitors can take a boat and go around the bay or get a tour to explore the famous and outstanding caves, islands of the bay.
The magical moment of sunset on Halong Bay.
Hanoi capital is one of places you cannot ignore in your Vietnam travel. This is a city that blends ancient and modern character, marking the rich history and the process of integration and development of Vietnam. Tourists visiting Hanoi will certainly come to the famous places such as Old Quarter, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Grand Theater, Saint Joseph Cathedral… This destination also attracts visitors by the avenues covered by the shadow of many green trees, crowded shops or ancient coffee shops.
Hoan Kiem Lake - a poetic inspiration of Hanoi Capital.
3. Hoi An
Hoi An, which is a beautiful ancient city, is also one of the most famous tourism places of Vietnam. With the favorable geography and weather condition, Hoi An used to be a crowded international port where there were meetings of Japanese, Chinese and Western merchant ships throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. Along with the unique history and culture here, Hoi An has become one of the most outstanding destinations in Vietnam tourism. The love of visitors for Hoi An comes from the beautiful ancient architecture, the traditional wooden houses, narrow streets winding and especially the extremely quiet space, friendly and unsophisticated people.
The Old Town of Hoian is colorful with lantern and decorative plants.
In the past, Hue was the capital of Nguyen dynasty, placed on the bank of Huong river in the Central Vietnam. Nowadays, the vestiges of that splendid stage have been reflected strongly on the architecture, culture and the food of this city, this makes Hue as the most ideal place to visit in Vietnam. There are impressive places of Hue such as the mausoleum, Thien Mu pagoda, Vong Canh hill, Ngu Binh mountain...
Tourists often are surprising before the unique architectures of Hue Citadel.
In many recent years, Sapa has become the popular destination name in Vietnam tourism. This place is surrounded by picturesque mountains, green terraces, and it is also known as a quiet town, an ideal destination for travelers loving walking and climbing on Hoang Lien Son Mountain range, and discovering the rice fields, traditional trade villages as well.
Sapa Vietnam seen from high.
6. Nha Trang
Nha Trang is a famous coastal resort city, and also one of the most beautiful bays in Asia. Nha Trang owns the fresh air all the year, picturesque mountains range, clear beaches and fascinating places; this has created attraction of this sea city on tourists. Here besides modern resorts and pristine beaches, there are also exciting beach sport activities such as snorkeling, surfing, gliding, paragliding… Visiting Nha Trang, you should once time come over Binh Ba Island, which is called as the paradise of relaxing with great foods from lobsters, amazing experience of scuba diving and fishing... Click here to know more about Binh Ba Island
Nha Trang beach is always crowded with tourists.
7. Mekong Delta
Mekong Delta appeals tourists by all below things as crowded floating markets, fruit orchards, rice fields, sugar cane fields, bird sanctuaries and exotic villages… This place is considered as the granary of fields in Viet Nam, and Mekong Delta is a fertile agricultural region with labyrinths of canals and streams that are "raised" by the Mekong.
Mekong Delta Vietnam - the authentic experience for travelers.
8. Ho Chi Minh city
This city had another name Sai Gon in the past, and was considered as the capital of Viet Nam during the war. Now it is the biggest city of Viet Nam and one of places attracting the most tourists of the country, both domestic and foreign people. Coming here, tourists not only have the chance to explore the historic sites but also have the opportunity to shop and play in the modern commercial center. It is also the ideal place for you to experience the life at night.
Ho Chi Minh City at night.
9. My Son Holy Land
My Son is the most important archaeological site in Southeast Asia. And it is the important center of Hindu religious ceremonies, here the kings of the Champa Kingdom built many temples for worshiping Shiva, between the 4th and 14th centuries. On the other hand, this place is listed as one of top 23 special important national monuments.
My Son Sanctuary - the heritage of Quang Nam.
10. Da Lat
With cool and fresh weather all year, the peaceful landscape of misty valleys, green trees and blooming flowers around the year, Da Lat is chosen to be the place for resting in summer of feudal kings and French colonial past. Nowadays this so charming destination in the South of the Central Highlands of Vietnam has become a very famous tourism place. It attracts very many visitor to Viet Nam, both domestic ones and foreign ones.
Da Lat is more bewitching when the night falls down.