In addition to countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand one of the countries that are often visited is Vietnam. Vietnam is also one of the favorite places of foreign tourists in Southeast Asia. If you are planning a vacation to Vietnam, these are the 10 places to visit when in Vietnam.
1. Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay is Vietnam’s most visited tourist destination when you are in Vietnam. This tourist location is quite famous to foreign countries. Ha long bay itself is located in North Vietnam close to China border. With its turquoise sea charm and rocky limestone islands, Ha Long Bay itself is often likened to a fairy tale place. The island is in this place partially covered by forest, there is also an island that has a lake and cave.
2. Hoan Kiem Lake
Hoan Kiem Lake is one of the famous places in the Capital of Vietnam, Hanoi. This lake is located in the middle of Hanoi city, which became a place of sports and natural learning for the surrounding community. Hoan Kiem has the meaning of “returned sword”, taken from the legend of King Le Loi. King Le Loi has a magical sword given by the gods. This sword was used by King Le Loi to expel the Chinese invasion. After that, he took the sword to the Golden Turtle God in the lake.
3. Phu Quoc Island
One of the beautiful beaches on the island is Bai Dau or also called Long Beach. Long Beach is included in the five most beautiful beaches list in the world. One of the most famous of Phu Quoc besides its beautiful and super clean beaches, is the fermented fish sauce (nuoc mam). The delights of nuoc nam are famous all over the world. Phu Quoc Island is the largest island in Vietnam.
4. My Son Sanctuary
My Son Sanctuary is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is a fine example of ancient Champa civilization. Located in the southern part of Vietnam, this place is a mix between the political center and the royal feedland. In which there are 70 site structures devoted to the Hindu goddess god. This site had suffered destruction due to war, but in 1898 renovated again by France.
5. Hue Monument Complex
Hue Monument Complex is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the city of Hue in central Vietnam. Hue was founded as the capital of Vietnam by Gia Long, the first king of the Nguyen Dynasty in 1802. Hue’s position as the capital of Vietnam survived until 1945. The complex has hundreds of monuments and ruins such as Forbidden Purple City, Imperial City, royal tombs, flag towers, pagodas , temples, libraries and museums. This historical complex is not only famous for its charming architecture, but also rich in beautiful landscape scenery. If visiting this monument avoid visiting in October to December, because in this period the rainfall is quite high. Hue is also famous for its delicious royal cuisine, so do not miss it.
6. Hoi An City
Hoi An is not just an amazing old city, but one of the most important trading ports that connects Asia and Europe for 17 centuries. Small streets that can only be passed by bicycles and pedestrians, as well as classical buildings that still stand firmly makes this city has its own charm for tourists. Ancient buildings typical of Japan, China, and typical French canals still stand here. Hoi An River is one of the beautiful places to spend the night. Hoi An has been one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1999.
7. Sa Pa Terraces
Sa Pa is a city in Vietnam located not far from the border of China. Sa Pa is famous for its beautiful green rice fields. You can find super green terraced rice terraces in the Muong Hoa valley, between Sa Pa town and Fansipan Mountain with bamboo forest background. Visiting this city, you will be spoiled with trekking tours through valleys and steep slopes. You also have the opportunity to know the culture of the Hmong ethnic groups that inhabit this region.
8. Nha Trang
Nha Trang is Vietnam’s most popular seaside resort town, located along the most beautiful bay. Nha Trang has a beach with beautiful scenery, the most popular resort among tourists, making this place one of the most in vitus destinations in Vietnam. As a popular stopover for ocean cruises, Nha Trang offers many water activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, kite boarding, and sailing.
9. The Sand Dunes
Sand Dunes is also one of the most famous places in Vietnam. There are two places in Sand Dunes that you can visit, namely The White Dunes with a larger area and known as Bau Trang or White Lake by the locals. In the White Dunes area, there are pine trees that offer shade, complete with food and beverage hawkers. The Red Dunes, a feature of reddish brown sand that makes them a popular place as a photo location.
10. Pho Na-Ke Bang National Park
Pho Na-Ke Bang National Park is not just an ordinary national park but one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in Quang Binh Province, North Central Vietnam. Here are the results of the development of the earth’s shells over 464 million years ago, which form the oldest and oldest karst formations in Asia. Pho Na-Ke Bang National Park has a 2000km square lime zone and an impressive cave cave with a total length of 70km. Here is Hong Sang Dong cave which is the largest cave in the world. Phong Na-Ke Bang Park is one of the ecosystems that plays an important role in the IndoPacific region. It also offers many significant geomorphic features including underground rivers, dendritic caves, dry caves, to multi-storey caves.