Vietnam, S-shaped country owns long coastal line stretching from north to south, magnificent nature sceneries, rich culture going back thousands of years and exotic cuisine. Especially, 7 UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritages Sites are attractions for Vietnam holidays 2014. Here are our list of top destinations for your holiday in Vietnam.
Hanoi is Vietnam’s capital and the second largest city. It attracts tourists with old quarters, a number of historical relics, French architectures from colonial times and many ancient pagodas. Besides, Hanoi is home of many beautiful lakes including Hoan Kiem lake, West lake, etc. All creates a unique, magnetic and ancient city. Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Hoan Kiem lake, Hoa Lo Prison, Temple of Literature are top attractions of Hanoi. Tourists can explore Hanoi on foot, by cyclos or taxis.
Hanoi was recognized The City for Peace by UNESCO in 1999, one of the world’s “Top Destinations 2010” in 2012 and in October 2010 it was officially marked 1000 years of its establishment.
Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh (Saigon-former name) is must-see destination if you plan Vietnam travel packages. The city has special characteristic of charming architectures in French, American and Chinese style combined with Vietnam traits; cultural traditions and modernity. Nowadays, Ho Chi Minh also attracts a large number of international tourists as a destination of shopping and entertainment area. The top attractions of Ho Chi Minh are Ben Thanh market, Saigon Notre Dame, Independence Palace, War Remnant Museum, Saigon Central Post Office, Vinh Nghiem pagoda.
Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay – one of UNESCO World Natural Heritages Sites is well-known with thousands of limestone karsts and islets in various shapes rising out of blue sea. It’s also must-see place of many magnificent caves and grottoes including Dau Go (Wooden stakes cave), Sung Sot (Surprise cave).
Ha Long Bay has been honored and voted by world’s leading tourist sites. Business Insider site has voted Ha Long Bay as one of top 100 destinations to visit in a lifetime. BuzzFeed has been honored Ha Long Bay as a destination in one of 15 world’s magnificent photos. And the natural wonder has listed in the top photogenic sites of the world by Veryfirstto.
Hoi An ancient town – one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites is located on the banks of poetic Thu Bon River, about 30km to the south of Da Nang city center. During 17th and 18th centuries, Hoi An was a bustling international commercial port. Today, Hoi An ancient town is one of top tourist destinations of Vietnam thanks to Chinese and Japanese ancient architectures including Hoi An Japanese Covered Bridge, Chinese Assembly Halls, Old House of Tan Ky, etc. Hoian is crowed with both domestic and international tourists all year-round.
Hue, the ancient capital of Vietnam, is located on a narrow strip of Central. It has been recognized as one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in December 1993 thanks to many historic monuments. If you have a visit in Hue; the tombs of emperors (Minh Mang, Khai Dinh, Tu Duc) and Thien Mu pagoda are destinations you should not miss. Hue city is also ideal place for you to explore Vietnam’s culture, history as well as unique cuisine.
Nha Trang is famous as the pearl of East Sea. It’s wonderful combination between the liberal nature of fantastic islands and beautiful white-sand beaches in moderate climate. Visiting Nha Trang, you will have chance to enjoy island-hopping boat trips, scuba diving or mud baths; explore mysterious caves with untouched nature; visit historic sites such as famous Po Nagar Tower built by the Champa, Nha Trang Cathedral, etc.
Mui Ne – a town of Phan Thiet coastal province is one of best choices for your holiday Vietnam beach. Just 3 hours driving from Hochiminh city, Mui Ne offers tourists white-sand beaches, sand dunes as Sahara desert and a large number of luxury resorts with international standard supplying diverse sports such as kayaking, diving, fishing, surfing and playing golf on the beach.
Located in the northern mountainous region, Sa Pa is top natural tourist sites in Vietnam. The destination attracts travellers thanks to charming terraced paddy fields, majestic mountain landscapes, unique love fair of locals and great cuisine. Especially, if you plan Sa Pa Vietnam vacations in summer, you will have chance to enjoy the climate of four seasons in one day. Sa Pa is also well-know with fruits such as apples, pears, peaches, and plums.
Natural sceneries, beautiful beaches, rich cuisine and kindly people are factors help Da Nang become one of favorite destinations for both domestic and international tourists. TripAdvisor has commented that locals are very kindly, approachable and pleasant; street food in this city is also very tasty and plentiful. American Business Magazine Forbes has voted Da Nang beach as one of the six most attractive beaches on the planet. Besides, My Khe beach of Da Nang has ranked on list of top 10 Asian beaches by the Australian Magazine, Sunday Herald Sun.