Top 7 Most Famous Destinations in Vietnam

As one of the most famous tourist spots in Southeast Asia, Vietnam is an appealing destinations for those who are into exploring the natural beauty and diverse culture.

It can be said that there is no shortage of interesting things to do and places to see when traveling there.

In this article, we would like to introduce to you the most famous destinations here.

Halong Bay

Halong Bay is located on the West bank of the Tonkin Gulf, including the island of Halong City, Cam Pha City and a part of Van Don Island District, Quang Ninh Province. Halong Bay has a 120 km long coastline and an area of about 1,553 square kilometers including 1,969 islands, most of which are limestone islands.

Not only famous for the poetic beauty or countless limestone islands floating on the water, Halong also gives visitors a peaceful feeling when immersing in the scenery here. Rated as one of the 29 most beautiful bays in the world, at the end of March 2012, New Open World has officially recognized Halong Bay as one of the seven new natural wonders of the world.

So, with the breathtaking beauty, it is worth taking Halong Bay luxury cruise to explore this World Heritage.

Top 7 Most Famous Destinations in Vietnam

The beauty of Halong Bay

Hoan Kiem Lake

Also known as Sword Lake, Hoan Kiem Lake is a natural freshwater lake in Hanoi, covering an area of about 12 hectares. Previously, the lake also had the names: Luc Thuy lake, Thuy Quan lake, Ta Vong and Huu Vong lake. The name of Hoan Kiem appeared in the early 15th century associated with the legend of King Le Thai To returning the sword to the Turtle God.

Hoan Kiem Lake is associated with the legend, which is the symbol of the peace, the virtue of martial arts of Vietnam. Therefore, many artists have taken the image of Hoan Kiem Lake as the basis for their works.

Thien Mu Pagoda

Thien Mu Pagoda is also known as Linh Mu Pagoda. This is an ancient pagoda located on Ha Khe hill, on the left bank of the Perfume River, about 5 km to the west of Hue city. Thien Mu Pagoda was officially built in Tan Suu (1601), the reign of Tien Nguyen Hoang, the first Nguyen Lord in Dang Trong.

With the natural beauty and large campus, Thien Mu Pagoda became the most beautiful temple at that time. Experiencing many historical events, Thien Mu pagoda was used as an altar of the Earth under the Tay Son dynasty (about 1788), and was restored many times under the Nguyen dynasties. Today, the pagoda still attracts a lot of foreign and domestic tourists.

Top 7 Most Famous Destinations in Vietnam

Thien Mu Pagoda

Hoi An

Hoi An Ancient Town is located on the North bank of the lower Thu Bon River, about 25 km southeast of Danang. From the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, this place was famous as Faifoo, a major trading center for Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, Italian traders … in Southeast Asia.

Hoi An today almost preserves the status quo of ancient architectural relics and intangible cultural foundations in customs, religious activities, folk arts, cultural festivals, and traditional villages. In addition, the culinary culture in Hoi An is also one of the special things with the most famous ones are Cao Lau, Quang noodles, and white rose cakes.

Phu Quoc

Dubbed as the pearl island, Phu Quoc is the largest island in Vietnam, also the largest one of the 22 islands in the Gulf of Thailand.

In 2008, the Concierge.com website (specializing in tourism in Australia) announced the Long Beach  Phu Quoc is one of the 13 most pristine and beautiful beaches in the world. In addition, Phu Quoc is also the place to produce a fish sauce that is not only famous in Vietnam but also around the world.

Top 7 Most Famous Destinations in Vietnam

Beautiful beach in Phu Quoc

Sapa

Sa Pa is a highland town in northwestern Vietnam, where there are beautiful terraced fields, stretching like stairs to the sky. With the majestic and poetic natural scenery, mysterious love markets and rich, unique cuisine, Sapa has fascinated most visitors when arriving here.

In 2009, Travel and Leisure Magazine (USA) also voted Sa Pa terraces as one of the 7 most stunning terraces in Asia and the world. In December 2011, travel magazine Lonely Planet (England) introduced “Sa Pa is one of the 10 great places in the world for trekking”.

Mui Ne

Mui Ne is a famous tourist center in the South Central Coast, 22 km northeast of Phan Thiet City to the Northeast. It is a deserted blue coastline with red sandhills stretching like deserts and fishing villages of purely Vietnamese origin.

Mui Ne also attracts visitors by many historical – cultural relics of a diverse and multi-ethnic culture such as Kinh, Cham, and Hoa. The most typical ones are Cham towers, Nuoc tower, Ong pagoda, Thien Hau pagoda and many other relics of cultural, historical and tourist values.

We hope that with our suggestions above, you can choose the most favorite one for your upcoming trip. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Share this post with others if you find it helpful. Thank you!



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