20 best places to visit in Vietnam (Part 1)

20 best places to visit in Vietnam (Part 2)

With diversified nature and hospitable local people, it is no exaggeration to say that Vietnam deserves to be one of the world’s best destinations. Here are the best places to visit in Vietnam which are highly recommended by the visitors and by famous websites.

1. Ha Noi

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Hoan Kiem Lake – The symbol of Hanoi – Collected photo

Not only is Ha Noi a socio-economic, political and culture centre of the country but it is also an ideal choice for visiting with dozens of interesting places such as Hoan Kiem Lake, the Old Quarter, the Temple of Literature, museums and beautiful lakes. Besides, Ha Noi has a good reputation for its cuisine, especially street-food. Pho, bun cha, banh my, nem, com, xoi and bia hoi are some famous Hanoi street-foods.

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Pho – the most well-known Vietnamese food – Collected photo

2. Da Nang

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Welcome to the most worth-living city of Vietnam – Collected photo

Da Nang is not simply one of the best places to visit in Vietnam because people call Da Nang “the most worth-living city”. This coastal city has more than 60 km long beach. The people living in Da Nang are said to be amazingly sociable and gracious. Furthermore, this city is also famous for a lot of beautiful islands (for example: Son Tra Peninsula) and street-food as same as Hanoi.

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White sand beach of Da Nang – Collected photo

Son Tra peninsula – the present of nature

3. Nha Trang – one of the best places to visit in Vietnam

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Nha Trang beautiful beach – Collected photo

There are so many advantages for Nha Trang to attract a huge number of tourists each year, namely favorable geographical position, nice climate and diversified ecosystem. Nha Trang’s beaches ranks the top beautiful Vietnam beaches. In addition, visitor can visit a lot of famous islands, pagodas and museums in Nha Trang such as Yen Island and Long Son Pagoda.

Nha Trang travel – things you might not know

4. Da Lat

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Da Lat – The city of love – Collected photo

“The city of flower”, “The city of love” and “Little Paris” are the pretty names that people give to Da Lat. Da Lat is well-known by the ideal weather with an average temperature between 15°C and 24°C. With its romantic lakes, flower valleys, hills and waterfalls, Da Lat is a favorite choice for the honeymoon of couples.

Da Lat, an attractive destination

5. Hoi An

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One ancient corner in Hội An – Collected photo

Hoi An used to be one of the most important trading port of Southeast Asia between the 15th and 19th century. Its unique beauty is contributed by the old architecture, traditional festivals, delicious food and friendly local people. According to many foreign visitors, discovering the old town by bicycle is one of the best things to do in Vietnam.

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Exploring Hoi An by bicycle – Collected photo

Hoi An specialities in the eyes of “gourmets”

6. Mekong Delta

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Visit Mekong Delta by boat – Collected photo

In Vietnam, the Mekong Delta is also known as the Western Region or the “Nine Dragon River Delta”. It will take a whole day to list all the places to go and the things to do in Mekong Delta because Mekong Delta is simply famous for everything, including floating market, abundant fruits, beautiful beaches, attractive cuisine (for example: famous My Tho noodle), and rice paddies.

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Floating market in early morning – Collected photo

Visit Tien Giang and enjoy My Tho noodle

7. Ha Giang

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Amazing terraced fields in Ha Giang – Collected photo

Ha Giang is neither romantic as Da Lat nor ancient as Hoi An due to it has a spectacular beauty of a mountainous province instead. Ha Giang appears in the list of the best places to visit in Vietnam because of its typical charm with terraced fields, caves, hills, waterfalls, love market, one-of-a-kind festivals and cuisine of ethnics like Muong, Mong, Tay, Dao and Nung.

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Beautiful flower field in Ha Giang – Collected photo

Exploring the special culture of Muong people

8. Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay is perhaps too celebrated for further introduction. It is simply a Vietnam must-come destination.

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Fantastic Ha Long Bay – Collected photo
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Another beautiful view of Ha Long Bay – Collected photo

Top 16 things to do in Ha Long Bay (Part 1)

Top 16 things to do in Ha Long Bay (Part 2)

9. Son Doong Cave

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Inside the world’s largest cave – Collected photo

This world’s largest cave is so big that it has its own climate, jungle and river. Interestingly, the King Kong 2 film crew even explored Son Doong Cave for a number of scenes. Undeniably, this magnificent cave is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit in Vietnam.

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A magnificent view in Son Doong Cave – Collected photo

10. Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park

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One beautiful cave of Phong Nha – Ke Bang national park – Collected photo

UNESCO designated Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park as a World Heritage Site in 2003. Apparently, Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park is another Vietnam must-come destination. Especially, it contains Son Doong Cave and Ke Ry Cave – the world’s longest river cave.

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