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Top 10 attractive destinations in Vietnam

Thu, 08 May 2014. Last updated Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:41

On April 24th 2014, Touropia.com, an online information page about travel all around the world, has published the list of 10 most attractive destinations in Vietnam which tourists should not miss when visiting this beautiful country.

According to Touropia, most tourists visiting Vietnam are fascinated by wonderful natural landscapes of those destinations: from the green rice fields in the North to impressive bustle in Mekong Delta. With a long history and ancient traditions, Vietnam possesses many historic attractions and old temple for culture tourism as well. Following are 10 most amazing destinations in Vietnam.

 

Halong Bay

 

Halong Bay Panorama

 

As the first choice of tourists coming to Vietnam, Halong Bay is one of seven natural wonders of the world and a world natural heritage recognized by UNESCO. There are a numerous number of islands of all sizes in Halong Bay. All islands located here interestingly have their own shapes. Besides, Halong Bay also attracts tourists with its cave system, biodiversity and floating fishing villages.

 

Thien Mu Pagoda

 

Thien Mu Pagoda in Hue

 

Thien Mu Pagoda was built in 1601 during the Nguyen Lords Dynasty and designed overlooking the Perfume River creating a charming landscape. Thien Mu Pagoda, which has a close tight with many spiritual stories, is the tallest pagoda in Vietnam. It now becomes an key destination of Hue city beside the Imperial Citadel.  

 

Hoan Kiem Lake

 

Hoan Kiem Lake

 

Located at the center of a thousand-year city, Hoan Kiem Lake is one of the most well-known places of scenic beauty in Hanoi. It is a bustling recreation with hundreds of stalls, restaurants and places for entertainment as well.

 

Hoi An Ancient Town

 

Hoi An Fairy Tale Atmosphere

 

Hoi An was a busy international commercial port during the 17th and 18th centuries. Particulary, Hoi An Ancient Town is still well-preserved with virtually undamaged architectural works, old houses, temples, shrines, bridges and ports. It is regarded as Vietnamese Venice thanks to small rivers flowing around the ancient town.

 

Phu Quoc Island

 

Phu Quoc Beach

 

Phu Quoc is the largest island in Vietnam. It possesses pristine tropical forests, amazing coral reefs and beautiful beaches. The Long Beach (Bai Dai) in Phu Quoc is listed in 5 cleanest and most beautiful beaches in the world by ABC News. Phu Quoc Island is also well known for the most delicious fish sauce over the world.

 

Terraced fields in Sapa

 

Terraced fields in Sapa

 

Sapa is a tourist town in the northwest of Vietnam. Visiting Sapa, tourists will definitely be surprised by the beauty of terraced fields in Muong Hoa Valley. Besides contemplating the grandeur of nature, tourists may explore culture and living traditions of local people here.

 

Mui Ne

 

Windsurfing in Mui Ne Beach

 

Mui Ne is an ideal destination for leisure activities like swimming, kiting and windsurfing. Climbing to superb sand dunes to watch sunset in the afternoon is must-trying as well.

 

Mekong Delta

 

Can Tho Floating Market

 

Located in the South of Vietnam, Mekong Delta is truly rich and lush area. Surrounded by rice fields, the delta is the largest granary in the country.  Daily lives of local people associates with river. Transporting by boats rather than roads here is a unique feature which evokes curiosity in tourists.

 

Cu Chi Tunnels

 

Inside Cu Chi Tunnels

 

Cu Chi is the underground defense system of Vietnamese troops which was used during Vietnam War. Nowadays, it has become a historical attraction for tourists to explore and experience lives of Vietnamese soldiers during the war.

 

Nha Trang

 

Con Se Tre Island in Nha Trang

 

Along with Halong Bay, Nha Trang is the second destination of Vietnam entering the list of most beautiful beaches in the world. It features mild temperature, fresh air, clean ocean water and spotless white sand. This coastal city which has 300,000 inhabitants is considered more lively and busier than other beaches like Mui Ne and Phu Quoc Island. Nha Trang is also the scuba diving center of Vietnam.