Vietnam – The country owns 7 World Heritage Sites

Vietnam – the country of thousands of amazing landscapes has attracted a big amount of visitors in recent years. Among which,  there are total 7 World Heritage Sites recognized by UNESCO. And these sites help Vietnam’s tourism industry become more powerful. Let’s find out what are these 7 sites?

  1. Imperial Citadel of Thang Long

Built in the 11th century by the Ly Viet Dynasty, Thang Long Imperial Citadel was recognized as World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 2010. The citadel served as the residence of many royal families from Ly Dynasty, Tran Dynasty, Le Dynasty, Trinh Dynasty. Situated in the heart of the capital of Vietnam, Thang Long Imperial Citadel now becomes one of the most famous destinations to both local and foreign tourists. The site welcomes visitors from 8 AM to 05 PM everyday with the entrance fee is about 30 thousand dongs

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Imperial Citadel of Thang Long
  1. Ho Dynasty Citadel

Located in Thanh Hoa province, the 14th – century Ho Dynasty Citadel is the last one ancient stone Citadel that remained in Southeast Asia. The Citadel’s architecture consists of 3 main parts: Inner Citadel, La Thanh Outer Walled Section and Nam Giao Altar. This is one of the historical sites to help you know more about Vietnam’s history. The Citadel was listed on UNESCO World Heritage Sites list in 2011

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Citadel of Ho Dynasty in Thanh Hoa province
  1. Ha Long Bay – twice recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site (in 1994 and 2000)

Regarded to be the most popular sightseeing in Vietnam, Ha Long Bay pleases every tourist coming here. Ha Long Bay or it is called Descending Dragon in Vietnamese. Legend has it that a holly dragon landed down here from the sky. The bay is famous as one of the world’s wonders and heritage sites whose formation dates back 500 million years, consists of around 2,000 karst islands and islets scattered over an area of 1,553 km2. Here, you can relax on a luxury boat, enjoy the beautiful landscapes while immersing yourself in the golden sunset

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Ha Long Bay – twice recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site
  1. Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park

Listed as one of the 7 World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 2003, The Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park has a total surface area of 126,236 ha. The National park has a system of more than 300 large and small caves, hidden many strange and attractive, underground rivers and rare flora as well as fauna. Inside the Park is the longest underground river in the world with the length of more than 13.969 meters. Many species of animal found in the park are on the red list. The site is famous worldwide as it has the longest underground river, as well the largest grotto and the largest cave (Son Doong Cave) in the world

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Son Doong – the largest cave in the world
  1. Hue Complex of Monuments

Lie along the romantic Perfume River in Hue City and some other area of Thua Thien Hue Province, Hue Complex of Monuments is the must-visit destination when coming to Vietnam. The site has a total area of 500ha and a system of three circles of ramparts, namely from outside to inside: Kinh Thanh Hue (Hue Capital Citadel), Hoang Thanh (Royal Citadel) and Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden Citadel) and Khai Dinh Tomb

In the period 1802 – 1945, Hue used to be the capital of Vietnam under the reign of the 13 Nguyen Kings. During these times, many historical works were built such as the Citadel, the Imperial City, 7 Royal tombs, the Esplanade of Nam Giao, etc. A visit to Hue will not be complete if you skip out the Hue Complex of Monuments

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The complex of Hue Monuments
  1. Hoi An ancient town

Located in Vietnam’s central region, on the north bank of the Thu Bon River, Hoi An ancient town is the ideal destination for those who are looking the peaceful feeling. The town is known as a fascinating combination of Vietnamese traditional characters with Chinese and Japanese influence. There are various places for you to visit in this beautiful town such as the Pottery Museum, the 200 years old Tamky House, the Chua Ong Pagoda, the famous Japanese Covered Bridges or you can take time to explore the vibrant night market where displays many colorful lanterns. The ancient town was listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999

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Vietnam_Hoi An – Japanese Covered Bridge
  1. My Son Sanctuary

Like Hoi An Ancient Town, My Son Sanctuary was also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. My Son includes about 70 ruined and abandoned Hindu temples and tombs constructed by Champa Kings from 4th to 14th Century AD. It is remarkable architectural that developed over the past ten centuries. It represents the spiritual and political life in an important phase of the history of South-East Asia

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My Son Sanctuary



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