Vietnam Top Destinations

 

Vietnam is known as an attractive country by its unique and rich culture, spectacular sceneries and cordial people. Despite Vietnam’s ongoing economic liberalization and the pressures of rapid development, this dignified country has managed to preserve its rich civilization and highly cultured society. Lying on the eastern part of the Indochinese peninsula, Vietnam is a strip of land shaped like the letter S. China borders it to the north, Laos and Cambodia to the west, the East Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the east and south.

 

 

 

HO CHI MINH CITY

In the core of the Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is second the most important in Vietnam after Hanoi. It is not only a commercial center but also a scientific, technological, industrial and tourist center. The city is bathed by many rivers, arroyos and canals, the biggest river being the Saigon River. The Port of Saigon, established in 1862, is accessible to ships weighing up to 30,000 tons, a rare advantage for an inland river port. Read More…

 

HANOI

Teeming with culture, history, great restaurants and nightlife, Hanoi offers a fantastic introduction to Vietnam. High-rise buildings are rare in this city which is striving to retain its character. Instead, grand colonial buildings, tranquil lakes and a maze of narrow streets provide the intriguing contrasts.

 Hanoi is an elegant city located on the banks of the Red River with tranquil Hoan Kiem Lake at its heart. North of the lake are the bustling streets of the Old Quarter, each street named after the trade that used to take place there.The wide boulevards and large colonial buildings reflect Hanoi’s period as a French Protectorate Read More…

HALONG BAY

Halong bay is located in northeast Vietnam, Halong Bay is one part of the Tonkin Gulf. It was called ‘the wonder standing in the heaven’ by a world cultural Celebrities-Nguyen Trai. Halong Bay was recognized by UNESCO as the World natural heritage about the values of geomorphology. Halong bay is known as the capital of Quang Ninh province, Vietnam. The city mainly lies on Bai Tu Long, which is part of the Halong Bay. It is located about 160 kilometers northeast of Hanoi. The population in 2001 was 185.288. Halong city is divided into 2 parts: East Halong and West Halong.The eastern part where the most off the official buildings and industry are concentrated, is connected by bridge with the western part, considered to be more of a tourism attraction. Read More…

 

DA NANG

Danang city is the gateway of Central areas, the 3rd International gateway of Vietnam . It is along with advantages of geographical location, transportation and communication, especially seaports and international airport, rich and diversity tourism resources, a long coastline, beautiful natural scenery, etc, All make Da Nang become an attractive destination of tourists in and out the country.

Several beach choices of over 30 kilometers of incredible, pristine, white sands surround Da Nang, including the famous China Beach and Cua Dai, a colossal beach that continues all the way up to Da Nang. Read More…

 HUE

Hue is considered as the most colorful city in Vietnam. It is not because of blue river of Huong and ancient red tiles on the roof of Tu Duc tomb or green path by trees along famous National High School of Hue. Hue has its own color – the purple city.

Purple is related to Forbidden City (Citadel) in Hue. Following the ancient Vietnamese language, ‘forbidden’ means Purple. So, the older generation also call citadel of Hue as Purple City. Vietnamese think Purple stands for sadness, for something is going to the end like the sun going to be set. The average temperature is about 25 degrees. The area is also notorious for its torrential rains. Read More…

MUI NE

Mui Ne Beach is a popular tropical beach. The tourist season is from December to May. The average temperature is 27°C, and the climate is hot and dry for most of the year. Mui Ne, meaning “sheltered p eninsula”, is an idyllic, laid-back beach town featuring all that you need to help recharge those batteries. Palm trees, white sand beaches, great seafood and a range of hotel options make it a great weekend away. However Mui Ne isn’t just about lazing by the beach and reading a book, there are also some exciting water based activities, including kite-surfing and windsurfing, that are guaranteed to get your blood pumping. Just a three-hour drive (200km) from Ho Chi Minh City, the quite beach resort of Phan Thiet is a perfect change of pace from modern city life. A decade ago, this small fishing town received few visitors.Read More…

DALAT

Once called “Little Paris” by the French colonists who founded it, Da Lat is now known for its beautiful mountain scenery and delightfully cool mountain weather. Though not quite on par with Nha Trang or Ha Long Bay in terms of being a tourist destination, Da Lat has a lot to offer to those interesting in trekking, natural sights, and motorcycle trips. This is a great place to get to know Vietnam’s highlands. Arriving via car or bus provides an opportunity to view the switch from tropical jungle surroundings to panoramic mountain views. The land around Da Lat is a place of coffee farms and colorful small towns. Though the road is narrow, the ride offers enough scenery to distract riders from Vietnam’s famously dangerous traffic. Da Lat is a place with many natural sights. Though you have to get off the beaten path to see most of them, it is worth it, especially since the area is so different from Vietnam’s popular coastal areas.Read More…

NHA TRANG

Nha Trang’s charm comes first of all from the striking blue of its sea and the picturesque nature of its islands. Nha Trang is on the central coast, about 450 km north of Saigon and 1,200 km south of Hanoi. The main strip in Nha Trang is Tran Phu Street, which runs north-south along the sea for about 4 kilometers. It is a wide boulevard, bisected by a grassy median with street lamps. Numerous restaurants and bars line the beach side of Tran Phu, while hotels and more restaurants line the other. A walking path and wide swath of trees separate the beach from the road. Not surprisingly, life in Nha Trang centers on the beach. In the early mornings and late afternoons, especially on weekends, you’ll find the beach packed with locals. Read More…

HOI AN

 The ancient town of Hoi An,30 km south of Danang, lies on the banks of the Thu Bon River. Occupied by early western traders, Hoi An was one of the major trading centers of Southern Asia in the sixteenth century. Hoi An has a distinct Chinese atmosphere with low, tiled houses and narrow streets; the original structure of some of these streets still remains pretty much intact. All the houses were made of wood and decorated with lacquered boards and panels engraved with Chinese characters.

The town is famous for its tailors and this is the best place in Vietnam to get your clothes and shoes made. You can visit the relics of the Sa Huynh and Cham cultures and also the beautiful scenery of the romantic Hoi An river, Cua Dai Beach and Cham Island. December in 1999, Hoi An Ancient Town was officially listed as a World Heritage Site. Read More…

PHU QUOC ISLAND

Visitors to Phu Quoc Island often wonder why it doesn’t get as much press attention as those islands over in Thailand. With rugged jungle, squeaking white sands and sparkling cobalt waters, it can more than match them. The reason is that this star attraction is still left intact by tourism developers. If package mass tourism isn’t your bag, Phu Quoc as a sleepy retreat can’t be a better choice.

The amazing island has something for every one. With a motorbike and a map, there’s loads of exploring things to do here. Phu Quoc is ringed by some great beaches, most notable of which are Bai Truong Beach, Bai Sao Beach and Ong Lang Beach. They are all blessed with fine pale sands that stretch for kilometers with overhanging palms, turquoise water and a semi-abandoned feel. Read More…