Best Places to Visit in Vietnam

Scenic sunset view of the Tran Quoc Pagoda, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Vietnam is a magnificent country, replete with breathtaking scenery from end to end. Misty mountains, lovely beaches, and picturesque valleys are natural highlights. Rich history, vibrant people, delicious food, and extravagant culture complement the natural wonders. Vietnam is a lovely paradise for tourists, and it is proud of its history and beauty.

A Paradise Awaits

Besides natural wonders, Vietnamese people are hardworking and kind, with a welcoming attitude. Here are some of the highlights that do not even scratch the surface of what Vietnam has to offer:

Hanoi

Where better to start than in the vibrant capital of Vietnam, Hanoi? It is a bustling metropolis, rivaling the likes of Tokyo, Bangkok, and Jakarta for energy. With vehicles, motorcycles, and scooters fighting for the right of way, you must be alert. The best way to take in Hanoi is to explore it on foot or by bicycle. Legend’s Corner is a great place to take in Hanoi’s mania.

If you are after a more sedate pace, you will enjoy the serenity of the ancient Old Quarter. Hidden treasures include the Temple of Literature and Dong Xuan Market. The Thăng Long Imperial Citadel or the freshwater Hoàn Kiếm Lake offers a change of scenery. Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, where you can learn about ancient Vietnamese heritage.

Vietnamese woman selling cookie onTrain Street in Hanoi
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Da Nang

The seaside city of Da Nang rose from a former French colonial port.  Gorgeous beaches and bays define Vietnam. Da Nang sits in one such bay. Visitors can enjoy breathtaking vistas of the surrounding waters. Beautiful views of the city may be had from a hike up the Marble Mountains, located in the western part of the city. The city itself has upscale resorts and malls. Da Nang’s centerpiece is the famed Dragon Bridge, a sculpture that is not easily forgotten. Two other must-see attractions in the city are the Da Nang Fine Arts Museum and the Museum of Cham Sculpture. 

Sapa

This isolated settlement is in northern Vietnam. The town is well-known for its rustic ambiance and real culture. Yet, the main highlights are the lofty mountain slopes that surround Sapa. These mountains bear the name ‘Tonkinese Alps.’ Covered with verdant terraced rice farms, they are a sight to behold. The tallest peak in the range is Fansipan Mountain, reaching an elevation of 3,150 meters above sea level.

At the Sapa Culture Museum, visitors can learn about the history and customs of the many ethnic groups. Remember to patronize the local children who sell handcrafted jewelry. Attractive remnants of the French colonial era await in the town, like the town plaza and Gothic church.

Bai Tu Long Bay

North-eastern Vietnam is home to Bai Tu Long Bay, a real natural wonder. Nature lovers can savor a varied ecology that includes unique flora, coral reefs, and underground caverns. Speaking of caverns, this area is an underground paradise. Some 60 caverns await exploration here, and many visitors especially love to explore Thien Canh Son Cave. Elsewhere in the Bay, paddle boarding and diving are popular activities. Bai Tu Long Bay never disappoints with its emerald waters, imposing limestone islands, and rich vegetation. 

Vietnam is a treasure trove of diverse landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture, offering an array of captivating destinations for every traveler. Ensure a seamless exploration by ticking off the essentials, and one crucial aspect is applying for a Vietnam evisa. Whether you’re captivated by Hanoi or the breathtaking beauty of Bai Tu Long Bay, securing your visa in advance will ensure that your Vietnamese adventure unfolds smoothly, allowing you to immerse yourself fully in the marvels that this captivating country has to offer.