Top 13 outstanding tourist attractions in Vietnam

Vietnam has countless beautiful scenes from North to South. Each landscape or monument has a unique beauty that is not possible. This article lists the top 13 outstanding tourist attractions in Vietnam.

Top 13 outstanding tourist attractions in Vietnam

1. Ha Long Bay – Quang Ninh Province
Ha Long Bay has been famous for tourists all over the world since it was honored as one of the 7 New World Wonders in 2011. Ha Long Bay is a complex of nearly 2, 000 large and small islands, along with many caves and beaches, which undergone tectonic processes at least 500 million years ago. It can be said that Ha Long Bay is the first step to bring Vietnam tourism to go to the world, making the country of Vietnam widely known.

2. Hoan Kiem Lake – Hanoi Capital
If once setting foot in Hanoi, visitors must visit Hoan Kiem Lake (Guom Lake) located in the center of Hanoi capital, the cultural symbol of the thousand-year-old historical capital. From here, visitors can easily explore many other famous landmarks, such as The Huc Bridge, Hanoi Old Town, Dong Xuan Market, Walking Street, Hanoi Opera House, St. Joseph's Cathedral...

3. Sa Pa Terraces – Lao Cai Province
The beauty of terraces in Sapa was voted one of the 30 most beautiful destinations in the world by Mother Nature. This landscape has existed for hundreds of years, made up of hard-working hands of ethnic minorities living throughout the valleys. The beauty of terraced fields has made Sapa a very attractive destination for tourists, especially photography enthusiasts.

4. Trang An – Ninh Binh Province
Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex in Ninh Binh is not only the most important and prominent scenic spot in Northern Vietnam but also a UNESCO world heritage site. Trang An has a system of limestone mountains with the geological age of about 250 million years, through a long time was weathered by the transformation of the earth, climate, sea, now formed in hundreds of valleys, caves, lakes and swamps.

5. Ba Na Hills – Da Nang City
Covered by the white fog layer, Ba Na Hills Mountains Resort was named as a way to paradise, attracting many visitors. Located on an altitude of 1, 487m, Ba Na Hills attracts tourists by the ancient French architecture like being in the West. You will experience a peaceful life blending with the majestic mountains here. Especially, Golden Bridge in Ba Na Hills has become a global phenomenon of Vietnam tourism, hot keywords appear throughout the world tourism communication channels.

6. Hoi An Ancient Town – Quang Nam Province
Hoi An Ancient Town is a famous city of Quang Nam Province, an old town that is kept almost intact with more than 1000 unique architectural monuments from streets, houses, clubs, communal houses, pagodas, temples, family church, ancient wells... to traditional dishes or the souls of the people here. Visiting Hoi An once will captivate tourists by the rustic and idyllic beauty that has survived during all the time.

7. Cham Island – Quang Nam Province
Cham Island is the most beautiful island of Hoi An - Quang Nam, where there are many famous landscapes from pristine beaches, ancient local pagoda or communal House, etc. Visitors can dive to watch corals, walk under the sea, or admire smooth white sand beaches and blue coastlines stretching to the horizon.

7. Imperial Citadel in Hue – Thua Thien Hue Province
Located on the banks of the romantic Huong River, Hue Imperial Citadel Complex has an area of over 500 hectares, including many historical and cultural monuments built by the Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam in the 19th century - 20. Ancient, magnificent and unique architectural works here will make you immerse into the old royal life and learn more about the Vietnam historical period.

8. Phong Nha – Ke Bang Cave – Quang Binh Province
Phong Nha - Ke Bang is one of the two largest limestone mountains in the world with a complex of more than 300 diverse large and small caves, known as the "Cave Kingdom" which contains the beautiful beauty of nature. Especially, the system of underground rivers, and hundreds of rare and precious fauna and flora species has become a paradise for cave scientists, adventurers and travelers.

9. Nha Trang Beach – Khanh Hoa Province
Nha Trang is recognized as one of the most beautiful bays in the world. Coming to Nha Trang, visitors will feel a peaceful atmosphere. Nature has endowed with Nha Trang all that a coastal area can have: from beaches with stretching white sand to the surprisingly beautiful offshore islands, from the fantastic coral reefs under the ocean to ancient Cham temples on the mountain...

10. Mui Ne – Phan Thiet City
Mui Ne is a familiar place for any traveler when they arrive in Phan Thiet Province. Coming here, visitors are not only impressed by the blue sea, white sand and golden sun, but they can also admire the beauty of Mui Ne Sand Dunes. Visitors will feel like being lost in Africa, lost in a "Sahara Vietnam". The shape of the sand dunes changes every day, every hour due to the impact of the wind, so every time visiting Mui Ne Sand Dunes, people will have the opportunity to see the sand dunes in a unique shape that cannot be seen again in the next time.

11. Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh City
Cu Chi Tunnels is a place which records the heroic history of Ho Chi Minh City in particular and Vietnam in general, used as a solid military base of the Vietnamese army and people during the war. Cu Chi Tunnels are a completely manually excavated tunnel system with the length is up to 250 km underground, including many hospitals, rooms, kitchens, storages, working rooms, underground systems…Visitors will experience the underground life of Vietnamese soldiers in the past.

12. The Mekong Delta – Southern Cities
The Mekong Delta includes many cities and provinces of Southern Vietnam, such as: Can Tho, Vinh Long, Ben Tre, Tien Giang… The area is characterized by a dense network of rivers and canals, making visitors have the opportunity to enjoy boating and see the beautiful scenery on both sides. People also easily see the year-round fruit garden in the Mekong Delta and also enjoy a lot of delicious and strange fruits.

13. Phu Quoc Island
This beautiful island located in the Gulf of Thailand, Kien Giang Province, is currently the largest tourist island in Vietnam, attracting millions of tourists each year. Phu Quoc Pearl Island has a strange attraction, with a sunny paradise among the rows of green tropical trees. If you also love the quiet sea and want to immerse yourself in fresh water as well as unspoiled nature, Phu Quoc is a great choice for you when you come to Vietnam.
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