Thien Mu Pagoda, Nha Trang, Phu Quoc … are among most favorite destinations voted by international travelers on Touropia.
1. Ha Long Bay
Located in the West of the Gulf of Tonkin, Ha Long bay covers an area of 1.553 km square, includes 1.969 islands, almost are limestone islands. This place enchants travelers by its natural seascape, formed by thousands of odd-shaped limestone rising above emerald water. Late in March 2012, Ha Long Bay was recognized as one of new seven wonders of nature by New Open World.
2. Thien Mu Pagoda
Thien Mu Pagoda, also called Linh Mu, is an ancient pagoda built on Ha Khe hill overlooking the Perfume River, 5 km west from Hue city center. It was officially built in 1601 and have been an attractive place that people come to relax their mind.
3. Hoan Kiem Lake
Hoan Kiem Lake, also known as Sword Lake, is a natural fresh water lake of Hanoi, cover an area of 12 ha. It used to be called Luc Thuy, Thuy Quan. The name Hoan Kiem started at early of XV century, reminds of the legend of King Le Thai To returning the precious sword to Holy Tortoise. Hoan Kiem Lake is an icon of peace and martial spirit of Vietnam people. It has inspired for many generations of Vietnamese artists.
4. Hoi An
Located on the banks of the poetic Thu Bon River, in central Quang Nam province, 30 kilometers south of Da Nang, Hoi An ancient town is an Eastern oriental classic captivation. With the strategic location on the banks of the great river, with one seaside border (East), it used to be one of the major trading centers in Southeast Asia during the 16th century, where merchants from Japan, China and India came for business. Nowadays, almost old architecture and intangible cultural heritage including social practices, rituals, festive events, traditional craft villages are well-preserved. Food is also mentioned by travelers as a special thing of Hoi An. A trip to Hoi An is not completed without tasting traditional dishes such as Cao Lau, Quang noodle,…
5. Phu Quoc
Phu Quoc, the biggest island of Vietnam, is generally called “Pearl Island”. With its clear crystal long beaches, Phu Quoc is truly like heaven to beach lovers. This is also the place where the well-known fish source is produced.
A remote mountain town nestled in a spectacular valley, with an intriguing mix of landscapes, ethnic cultures and fresh mountain air. In 1922, the French decided to develop Sapa into a hill station replicating an European Alpine town, giving it one of the most unique architectures in the region. The H’mong and Dao people are the majority here, but the surrounding villages are home to more than 30 other ethnic cultures. Neighboring villages include stunning Cat Cat – famous for its weavers, with lush scenery of green rice terraces and colorful H’Muong houses. Cat Cat is an age-old village and home to the “Black H’Mong” ethnic group. The Ta Van village is home to the Giay minority people. A highlight is an evening visit to the ‘Love Market,’ when young men and women assemble to court and sing tribal love songs.
7. Mui Ne
Mui Ne is a lively and popular 12-mile stretch of sand with a wide variety of hotels, resorts and restaurants. This beach is 22 km northeast from Phan Thiet and has two of the best golf courses in Vietnam.
8. Cuu Long Delta
One of the world’s great rivers, the mighty Mekong, empties waters from the Tibetan Plateau feeding through the Mekong Delta. This vast region covers 25,000 square miles, with hundreds of crisscrossing waterways and canals. The delta is the life support for millions people – giving them food, work and a place to live. A trip into the Mekong Delta provides an excellent opportunity to experience traditional Vietnamese rural life: See peasants working in the rice paddies, fisherman and traders living on houseboats, farmers in thatch-roofed dwellings producing tropical fruits, honey (making honey wine).
9. Cu Chi Tunnel
1½ hour drive outside HCMC, the original tunnels were dug to provide cover from the French soldiers. During the 1960s, the “Viet Cong” extended them into an integrated 150-mile network of passages that are five or more levels in places. Though a bit dark and damp, it is fascinating to see the entrances, exits, ventilation pipes, chimneys, and waste channels all so ingeniously camouflaged and guarded by an array of vicious booby traps.
10. Nha Trang
Lies halfway between HCMC and Da Nang, Nha Trang is encircled by an imposing and beautiful landscape. Palm -fringed, white sandy beaches stretch for 4 miles, and almost transparent waters, with rocky islands with coral reefs, offering excellent fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving. This is Viet Nam’s premier resort. Other attractions here include the 1000-year-old Po Nagar Tower built by the Cham, and the National Oceanographic Museum, a research facility housing more than 20,000 specimens. This coast city is also known for its delicious shrimp, grouper and crab.