Sightseeing in Vietnam – where should you go?
Vietnam is one beautiful country with many beautiful places that you can visit and tour. But not everyone knows. Now, best sightseeing tours in Vietnam through the eyes of Huong Viet Travel
The capital of Vietnam, It is the center of cultural and political life, a city of lakes, trees, broad boulevards and almost 600 temples and pagodas. The city has retained much of its old architecture and colonial charm. There are many famous sights in this lovely city ( Hanoi ) such as the one-pillared pagoda, the Temple of Literature – first university in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum or Hanoi’s Old Quarter.
Sightseeing in Halong Vietnam, One of the most scenic areas in Vietnam, there are over 3000 fascinating sculptured islands rising from the clear emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. The rock formations are full of lovely grottos, caves and small beaches. A journey by motorized sampan allows you to wander through these rock formations which legend says were made by a mighty dragon whose feet caused the formation of mountains in the sea.
Close to the Chinese border where have many minority hill tribes. SaPa is surrounded by ladder rice fields, mountains and forests. To reach Sapa, you can journey by overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai and then continue by car up the mountain. Vietnam’s indigenous flora and fauna are in abundance in this region
Saigon (Ho Chi Minh)
Ho Chi Minh City is still called Saigon by almost everyone who lives there. It is a modern city by Asian standards. The city’s character remains essentially French — with wide boulevards, colonial villas, and a lively café society — but also resolutely Asian. It has more of a cosmopolitan feel than Hanoi, although much of the old French colonial city is vanishing beneath the rapidly rising skyline and the sheer weight of recent history. Combined with this vivacious street life, the city’s French influences have bred a charm all their own. It’s really interesting when going to Saigon for sightseeing
Mekong River Delta
From the heights of the Tibetan Plateau, the mighty Mekong flows through six countries, giving life and a home to millions of people. Mekong Delta is the southern rice bowl of Vietnam, a fertile area covered with rice fields and winding tributaries of the Mekong River. The Delta is a colorful display of rural life with its lush vegetation, island farms and floating markets. Places of interest in sightseeing the Mekong Delta include My Tho, Vinh Long, Can Tho and Chau Doc.
Phan Thiet is along the southeastern coast, known today for its stretch of pristine powder sand, crystal clear waters and spectacular sand dunes. This small village offers little in terms of recreation and dining but the resort properties offer a quiet retreat. Coco Beach, Bamboo Village and the newly built Victoria Phan Thiet, all offer bungalow-style accommodations and the Novotel Ocean Dunes Resort offers a golf course. Phan Thiet is becoming a popular stop for overseas travelers
The Vietnamese call it City of Eternal Spring because of the cooler, fresher air of this mountainous region. DaLat is nestled in the central highlands and renowned for its tranquil beauty; a favorite of the French during colonial days. the French influence is evident in the hundreds of lovely colonial villas dotted throughout the town. DaLat’s alpine landscape of pine forests, rolling hills and tranquil lakes make it a popular getaway for honeymooners and travelers
If you are a history buff, or simply love discovering exotic cultures, Hue – Vietnam’s former Royal Capital is definitely on the top list of your travel plan. The city represents the outstanding demonstration of the power of the vanished Vietnamese feudal empire, including a complex of monuments, tombs and pagodas that attract tourists coming from all over the world.
Danang is an ancient land, closely related with the Sa Huynh cultural traditions. Many imposing, palaces, towers, temples, citadels and ramparts, the vestiges from 1st to 13th are still to be seen in Cham Museum. Danang has other sights interesting attractions as Ba Na Tourist Resort, Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountains) as well as the Linh Ung Pagoda, Han River, and My An, Non Nuoc beaches, stretching on dozens of kilometers…
Hoian The World Culture Heritage
The beautiful old town of Hoi An is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an ancient South East Asian trading port that dates back to the 15th and 19th centuries. The architecture and street layout is influenced by a variety of countries that traded there; the Chinese, Dutch, French and Indians. Nowadays, the town is popular with tourists and is a well established stop-off on the ‘South East Asia Backpacker Trail’ and remarkably has turned into a bit of a Mecca for fashion-conscious flashpackers!
Offers the widest selection of accommodations of all the seaside areas in Vietnam; it also has some of the best-known beaches and pristine waters. Becoming popular for snorkeling and diving it has a lively atmosphere, many ocean front seafood restaurants and sidewalk cafes. Beautiful examples of the Cham culture can be found in the 10th-century Po Nagar Towers.