It is likely to be a very long list of places that you should visit. However, if you don’t have enough time, but still want to explore in the most complete way, where should you go?
1. Hanoi – The Capital of Vietnam
Located in the Northern part of Vietnam, Hanoi is always considered as the most lively heartbeat of the nation. Being famous for 1000-year-old history, Hanoi charms its visitors with ancient 36-street Old Quarter in which they can dive into local life. Sitting on a cyclo driving slowly around the city center, then tasting local street food, you will know thoroughly why it is called the city for peace. As the center for history, there are bundles of national museums for history lovers, like Ho Chi Minh Museum, the War Museum, Museum of Ethnology, and so on. Moreover, many attractions can be accessed from Hanoi thanks to its convenient traffic.
2. Halong Bay
Being recognized as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Halong Bay has become a must-visit site in Vietnam. After driving about 3 hours on the highway from Hanoi, you will have an opportunity to immerse yourself in one of the most primitive scenery in Vietnam with thousands of limestone mountains located inside the Gulf of Tonkin. It would be a pity if you don’t take an overnight cruise sailing to Halong Bay or Lan Ha Bay (next to Halong Bay) in which you can try kayaking to visit caves, swimming in blue water, enjoy the best sunrise and sunset ever with an afternoon tea break and dinner on sundeck. That would probably one of the most memorable moments.
3. Hoi An
The ancient town of Hoi An, located in the Central part of our S-shaped country, used to be one of the busiest international ports in Asia with hundreds of trading boat arrivals each day. Visiting the old town quarter, you will see a lot of Chinese and Japanese merchant houses in well-preserved conditions such as Tan Ky house with outstanding architecture and decoration.
Besides, Japanese Bridge is the most popular site in Hoi An which is printed on one side of 20,000 VND.
4. Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta
Ho Chi Minh (formerly named as Sai Gon) is the biggest city in Vietnam, known as the commercial hub in the South of Vietnam. For city fans, nightlife in this city will probably impress them memorably with walking streets, western streets, bars, clubs. Moreover, if you are staying in Sai Gon, don’t miss the chance to take excursions to Cu Chi tunnels-underground city with 250 km long or Mekong Delta which shows fascinating lives on the river with floating houses and markets, waterways, and local trading.
5. Phu Quoc Island
Located off the seashore of Mekong Delta, Phu Quoc island has become one of the hottest holiday destinations in Vietnam. You can find almost everything you need for a truly relaxing trip from ecotourism, white sandy beaches, resorts along the coastline with casinos, safari, amusement parks, recreational activities, delicious food, lively nightlife, and so on.