Vietnam for its extensive range of noteworthy destinations is the talk of the town among tourists from around the world. Families get the option of exploring shopping streets and enjoying cruise trips while couples get to rejuvenate their souls at the beach and spend some quality time at scenic valleys. Worthy of being called a traveller’s paradise, Vietnam has something for everyone. There’s no doubt tourists turn up in masses to witness the iconic beauty of this country.
1. Cruise to Halong Bay
A scenic cruise by Halong Bay is never a bad idea to include in your wishlist for the Vietnam trip. Offering you panoramic views of the city, this option is best for couples visiting Vietnam.
2. A Boat trip in Mekong Delta
Home to lush green paddy fields and buzzing floating markets, this place is perfect for heading out for a boat trip with your family and friends.
3. Exploring the Cu Chi Tunnel Network
A masterpiece from the Vietnam war, the Cu Chi Tunnel is now one of the most sought tourist destinations attracting millions of tourists annually. The tunnel brings you across a world of its own where Viet Cong soldiers used to hide and rest during the war.
4. Exploring the Hỏa Lò Prison
A treat to the history buffs, the Hoa Lo Prison dates back to the 20th century and is used for political prisoners in today an epitome of Vietnamese and American history.
5. Appreciate the beauty of Saigon Opera House
A visit to the Saigon Opera House is sure to leave you awestruck by its charming French colonial architecture. It's time to test the photographer in you and get the best shots at your visit.
6. Experience the nightlife of Ho Chi Minh City
How about a grab a beer in the streets of Ho Chi Minh and strolling around with your pals? The colourful street filled with lively bars, shops, and restaurants makes your nightlife in Vietnam complete.
7. Hiking & cycling at Mai Chau
After exploring the busy city life, it's time to head to the mountains, away from the hustle of the city and savour some spectacular views on your hiking and cycling tour.
8. Shopping in Hoi An
The streets of Hoi An take care of your cloth shopping temptations. Having some very talented bunch of silk weavers and tailors. Don’t forget to take some clothes home when you come by Hoi An.
9. Visit the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
The park beholds a space of deep caves earning itself a spot in the UNESCO Heritage sites list. The area is home to some splendid waterfalls which make for a good photography session. Expect yourself to be treated by monkeys at the place.
10. Hiking at Sapa Countryside
This mesmerizing hill station in Vietnam has numerous opportunities for hiking, boating, shopping, and adventure all in one place. With so much on offer, this town of Sapa is a must-visit for every tourist.
11. Witness exciting performances at the Puppet Theatre
Something to cherish for the little ones, the puppet theatres in Hanoi and Ho Chi Min city are places where you can witness highly engaging performances from some talented performers followed by folk music.
12. Enjoy the beachy vibes at Nha Trang
This eye-catching resort city has numerous opportunities for indulging in adventurous activities and scrumptious traditional seafood. Visitors also go there to enjoy a mud bath and pay visits to cultural heritage sites.
13. Kayak across the Ba Be National Park
An all-in-one place for adventure seekers, this place introduces you to its fascinating caves and waters for kayaking. You may plan a 2-day trek to the site to enjoy witnessing the beauties it beholds.
14. Plan a trek to Cat Ba Island
Another splendid spot for trekkers, this place brings you across lush green forests rewarding you with some picturesque views that are sure to capture on your camera.
15. Go on a road trip to Ha Giang
Located in the northern part of Vietnam, this city is perfect to head out for a bike ride with your loved ones and get lost in the sheer beauty of the majestic hills. Phin H’Mong Palace is another must-visit on the list.
16. Experience Phu Quoc Island
The list of things one can indulge in is neverending when it comes to visiting Phu Quoc Island. The Island encompasses the Suoi Tranh Waterfall, Vinpearl Safari Care and Conservation Park, and the lush forests of Phu Quoc National Park.
17. Feel close to the waters at Con Dao Islands
If you’re a beach person and appreciate the sound of water crashing into the seashore, then the Con Dao Islands is the go-to place for you. You can expect it to be less crowded as compared to other coastal sites.
18. Fishing in Mui Né
If you have a thing for fishing you certainly cannot miss paying a visit to the silent beaches, red sand dunes, and bustling fish markets of Mui Ne. You may dig into some lip-smacking seafood during your visit to the town.
19. Indulge in a Dune buggy ride in Mui Ne
Apart from being a fishing paradise, Mui Ne is well-known for its red and white sand dunes. You can hire a dune buggy and join your mates in a speedy adventure.
20. Take your partner to the Valley of love in Da Lat
As the name suggests, the valley of love in Da Lat is the go-to place for couples. Encompassing colourful flower gardens and a clear blue lake where you can enjoy boating, this place ticks all the boxes when it comes to spending some quality time with your partner.
21. Enjoy a Tobogganing ride at Da Lat
Nothing is more thrilling than taking the Tobogganing ride at this mountainous place in Vietnam. This rollercoaster ride is a must experience thing if you’re planning a visit to Da Lat.
22. Take your kids to the Vinpearl Amusement Park
This lively amusement park in Nha Trang is a paradise for little ones. Encompassing an outdoor and indoor game area, waterpark, movie castle, aquarium, and a performance stage, the place leaves no stone unturned in offering a blast of an experience to your kids.
23. Visit the Golden bridge in Da Nang
A place that’s a picture is enough to make you versed with what it has in store for you, the Golden Bridge is another spot which shouldn’t be missed on your visit to Da Nang.
24. Explore the ancient tombs in Hue
Hue’s boasts an extensive collection of towering historical beauties which take you back in time. This place is a must-have on the wishlist of every history buff.
25. Train street in Hanoi
Surely a worthy addition to your bucket list, is something you must pay a visit to during your time in Hanoi. This is one of the most unique markets selling a plethora of items for you to shop.
26. Try sea kayaking at Halong Bay
Hoping that you’re aware of the scenic beauty of Halong Bay, nothing can beat a kayaking tour at various spots the place encompasses. This place indeed is a paradise for people who love the waters.
27. Street food hopping in Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam is a place of some renowned street food dishes including the likes of Pho, Bun Cha, Xoi, and Banh xeo offering visitors a treat to the tastebuds. You can head to Van Kiep Street and Phan Van Han Street to relish some finger-licking street food.
28. Cooking classes for a complete Vietnamese experience
Wish to take some culture back home? Then you can surely sign up for a Vietnamese cooking class where you can get a closer look at traditional Vietnamese cuisine. Even if you’re not a good cook, you can expect to learn a lot about the food culture of Vietnam.
29. Cloth shopping at the vibrant markets
There is a long list of markets in Vietnam where you can spend a whole day shopping for a variety of clothing to take back home. Some must-visit markets include the An Dong Market, Cai Rang Floating Market, Ben Thanh Market, and the Han Market.
30. Savour a full body massage
Once you’re done exploring the culture and beauties of the cities of Vietnam, its time to lay down for a traditional Vietnamese body massage session to rejuvenate your soul.
31. Scuba diving in Vinh Hy Bay
Scuba diving at the charismatic Vinh Hy Bay which introduces you to blue waters and colourful corals is never a bad idea. You must not miss trying their hands on scuba diving during your time in Vietnam.
32. Train rides
Vietnam beholds some of the most iconic train routes which bring you across some easy-on-the-eye views of the country. Some routes you can consider taking for your loved ones to include the Da Lat to Trai Mat route, Da Nang to Hue route, and the Hai Phong to Hanoi route.
33. Explore the War Remnants Museum
This museum in Ho Chi Minh city is one of the most sought-after places for history lovers having an extensive collection of fighter flights, helicopters, and tanks dating back to the Vietnam war.
34. Phap Lam Pagoda in Da Nang
This spiritual site in Da Nang is an epitome of architectural brilliance containing colourful gardens and marvellous buddhist sculptures which makes for a exploration day in VIetnam. One must witness the Big Buddha statue and try the restaurants nearby which serve delicious vegetarian dishes.
35. Saigon River Rafting
Rafting in the Saigon river is one of the most exciting activities you’ll come across during your VIetnam trip. The boat takes you to various sites including the famous Cu Chi Tunnels proving to be a complete experience.
36. Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
A visit to this site takes you closer to the rich and vibrant culture of Vietnam having numerous exhibitions portraying Vietnamese heritage. Children would love their time at the Multimedia room and Discovery room.
37. Visiting the Temple of Literature
Encompassing beautiful gardens, majestic halls, and clear ponds, the Temple of Literature is the perfect place to spend a good half day in Vietnam. This temple initially built as a university devoted to the great philosopher, Confucius, is today a highly sought tourist attraction.
38. Take a boat ride to Tam Coc Rice fields
If you’ll like some peaceful time in nature then this is indeed the best option for you to consider. You can take a boat ride Ngong Dong river which introduces you to green and dense rice fields which make for a perfect photography session.
39. Admire the Marble Mountains in Da Nang
Apart from great pieces of architecture, the most renowned feature of Da Nang is its mountains of which the Marble mountains surely top the list. The site consists of three caves with buddhist sculptures which you can explore.
40. Stroll through the Bang Beach
If you’re craving for a soothing sunbath at the seashore then this place is definitely one place you can consider visiting. The beach for its attractive features is highly visited and is quite famous among the population.
41. Witness the beauty of Hoan Kiem Lake
During the nighttime there is no better place to visit than this iconic lake in Hanoi. The lake’s name translates to “Lake of the Returned Sword” and is famous for its crystal clear water which looks even more beautiful during the night hours. You cannot miss to take home a shot of this lake in your gallery.
42. One Pillar Pagoda
The story of this charming piece of architecture begins with an emperor, Ly Thai, who dreamt of an enlightened Avalokiteshvara giving him a baby son resting on a lotus. Thus, the emperor ordered fr the One Pillar Pagoda being built resembling this lotus flower.
So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and brace yourself for this once-in-a-lifetime experience in the mystic land of Vietnam. Beginning with the sea and ending in the dense jungles, you are sure to get a taste of every colour this world has in store for you to show. With a never-ending list of destinations taking you to a rollercoaster ride full of thrill, exploration, and relaxation, Vietnam leaves no stone unturned in offering visitors an experience worth cherishing.
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