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Foreign press names 10 best Vietnam destinations

Tue, 17 Jun 2014. Last updated Tue, 07 Aug 2018 17:17

Apart from Hanoi, such Vietnam destinations as Hoi An, Hue, Sapa, or Dalat are the most favorite attractions of tourists when coming to Vietnam. These destinations in Vietnam are listed in top attractions of the world by a reputable foreign press.

Names of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hoi An, Hue, and Nha Trang is no longer strange to tourists once coming to Vietnam. These destinations seem to have a mysterious attraction to tourists. It might be the ancient but modern of Hanoi Old Quarter or Hue Citadel, splendid French architectures in Ho Chi Minh City, or wonderful beaches along the coastline of Nha Trang or Da Nang. All of them create a unique beauty of Vietnam. The 10 destinations in Vietnam mentioned in this article are famous ones often named in foreign press.


Hoan Kiem Lake

Hanoi in the eyes of foreign tourists is the charming capital of Vietnam with old streets, historic monuments, and architecture from French colonial era preserved well. This creates unique feature of the capital. Some famous attractions in Hanoi are Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Hoa Lo Prison. Hanoi also has many lakes and temples, in accordance with tourists who adore walking along streets and passing by beauty spots nearby.

Ho Chi Minh City

Summer in Saigon - Saigon Notre Dame Basilica (photo by Jean-Marie Hullot)

Ho Chi Minh City is the most exciting and largest city in Southern Vietnam. The city has a special attraction to foreign tourists. Ho Chi Minh City possesses splendid and gentle architectures and great boulevards which were built since the French colonialism. The city is regarded as a “colorful city”, with famous attractions in Vietnam as Ngoc Hoang Pagoda, Ben Thanh Market, and Mekong Delta River.

Hoi An

Hoi An Fairy Tale Atmosphere

When talking about Hoi An, one of the most ancient Vietnam tourist attractions, tourists will remember to Hoi An Old Town in lower Thu Bon River, near coastal area of Quang Nam. Hoi An is about 30 km to the south of Da Nang. From this town, tourists can easily travel Da Nang and Hue. During 17th and 18th centuries, Hoi An is one of the most exciting international trade harbor of Vietnam. Present-day Hoi An Old Town is special case of traditional port totally preserved. Most of houses in Hoi An were constructed from 17th to 19th centuries located along small streets.


Citadel of Hue

Located in the narrow land of Central Vietnam, Hue used to be the capital of Vietnam. It is one of the city mentioned most in works of Vietnamese music and literature. Hue attracts tourists not just by the beauty of royal architectures in Hue Citadel, pagodas and temples, but also diverse and sophisticated Hue Court cuisine. Once visiting Hue, tourists cannot miss to taste these second-to-none court dishes.

Nha Trang

Nha Trang Beach

Being on one of famous attractions in Vietnam, Nha Trang known as the pearl of the East Sea owns a liberal nature, mild climate and beautiful beaches. Some tourist attractions are Po Nagar Tower, Thap Ba Hot Springs, and Hon Chong, etc. Tourists also have chances to visits other famous attractions in Nha Trang like Vinpearl Land, Dai Lanh Beach, Van Phong Bay, Ba Ho Spring, Tien Spring, and Hon Mun Marine Protected Area. With favorable natural conditions of location, landscape, and climate, Nha Trang has become a destination in Vietnam attracting tourists with diverse forms of tourism such as eco-tourism, landscape tourism, and community tourism.



Sa Pa is a highland town. It is the famous resort in Sapa District, Lao Cai Province. Annually, Sapa attracts hundreds of tourists by wonderful terraced rice fields, majestic and mysterious mountains, poetic and lovely and fairs, and excellent local food. Once being a popular destination of the French during their occupation, so Sapa has many ancient western architectures bearing the appearance of European cities. Along the way to Sapa town, you will be amazed with the spectacular landscapes and friendliness of local people. While many tourist attractions in Vietnam appeal tourists in certain time in a year, tourists of both domestic and foreign can visit Sapa at any time in a year. Simply, it is because every season has its own impressive features to explore.

Da Nang

Bach Dang Street in Da Nang

On foreign newspapers, Da Nang is highly appreciated with friendly and extroverted local people. Da Nang attracts tourists not just by beautiful beaches which voted as one of the most wonderful beaches in the world, but also a series of resorts and hotels with international standard. Da Nang is a coastal city located in central Vietnam, and owns a lot of diverse natural landscapes. Da Nang beach is voted as one of six most glamorous beach on planet by America's Forbes magazine. However, many dramatic landscapes as Son Tra Peninsula, Ba Na Hills, and Ngu Hanh Son Mountain appeal tourists. In addition, Da Nang is the center of the three cultural world heritages, including Hue Citadel, Hoi An Old Town and My Son Sanctuary. Not only attractive with beautiful landscapes, Da Nang is a city with fresh and peaceful atmosphere. Here is one of the most ideal Vietnam attractions.


Golden Valley in the morning fog

Dalat owns many beautiful buildings and villas from the French colonial period. Along with romantic hills, vegetable and flower farms, it t is also a place avoid the heat of Saigonese. Dalat is always a great stopover place of enthusiastic tourists by the peaceful and romantic atmosphere. Dalat is also famous for friendly and hospitable people. Coming to Dalat – the plateau Vietnam destination at an altitude of 1,500 meters above sea level, tourists will surely be mesmerized by the unique natural poetic scenes in this place.

Mui Ne

Mui Ne Beach

Mui Ne is a popular tourist attraction in Phan Thiet, also a famous attraction in Vietnam. Named in the list of national tourist resorts in Vietnam, Mui Ne possesses vibrant beaches, sand dunes red as desert, and hundreds of lodges from luxury resorts to budget. Not only owning beautiful natural landscapes, this land is an attractive cultural tourist destination of diverse communities of Chinese and Cham people. Going to Phan Thiet, tourists also have a chance to enjoy delicious dishes made ​​from fresh seafood.


Halong Bay

The beauty of Halong Bay is greatly reflected through the spectacular nature. Traveling the bay, tourists seem like wandering into a fairy-petrified world. Halong Bay is the home to thousands of islands and islets in all shapes and sizes. Some are shaped like a man hovering over the water, others looks like an old man sitting fishing. Halong has been honored and voted by many tourist sites in the world. For example, the site Business Insider voted Halong Bay as one of 100 destinations to visit once in a lifetime, or Buzzfeed voted the bay into the top 15 world's most spectacular photograph, and in top photogenic spot in the world according to the votes of Veryfirstto.

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