1. Halong Bay
Halong Bay is the number one tourist attraction in Vietnam and probably one of the most beautiful places there because of its peculiar rock formations, islands and caves. Ha Long bay has also been recognised by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage Site for its exceptional scenic beauty and outstanding geological formations. Don’t miss it on your trip to Vietnam!
Sapa is absolutely incredible and should definitely be on your list of things to do in Vietnam. It’s just awe-inspiring, with stunning mountain landscapes, rice fields and unique stilt villages. You can go trekking in the hills of Sapa to enjoy the scenic views, experience the local food and learn about the way of life among the local tribes.
Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam and is always buzzing with energy. Apart from listening to the sounds of beeping motorbikes there are lots of tourist attractions that you can visit like the Temple of Literature and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. However, it’s all about the Old Quarter in Hanoi, the taste of street food and the excitement of of crossing the road for the first time that will make your visit to Hanoi memorable.
4. Hoi An
Hoi An is a beautiful with its historic architecture, local culture, food and textiles all making it a popular destination in Vietnam. Don’t miss the Old Town in Hoi An, which is small enough to wander around leisurely. The narrow, meandering streets of the Old Town are surrounded by gorgeous ancient architecture, wooden houses and numerous tailor shops selling custom-made clothing.
Hue has no shortage of cultural things to do, with numerous temples, pagodas and ancient ruins to explore. The Citadel is the most famous monument in Hue, and was once home to the Nguyen emperor. After a long day of sightseeing rest your legs as you check out the Thien Mu Pagoda overlooking the Perfume River.
6. Mui Ne Sand Dunes
Get off the beaten path and visit the sand dunes of Mui Ne. It is an incredible place and a must visit in Vietnam. It is famous for its enormous colours ranging from gold to white. You can even rent a plastic sled and go sand-sledding.
7. Ho Chi Minh City
Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam and sets the cultural and economic pace for the country. It offers plenty of things to see, from its mixture of historic and modern attractions to vibrant shopping, restaurants and nightlife.
8. Phu Quoc Island
Phu Quoc is growing as a tourist destination in Vietnam but still largely remains untouched. So get off the beaten track and admire the splendid natural beauty and untouched beaches of this incredible tropical island.