Below is a list of the top destinations in Vietnam recommended by the famous travel magazine Lonely Planet.
With famous architecture, beautiful islands, vast national parks, and delicious cuisine, Vietnam is at the top of the travel list for travel enthusiasts. The world’s leading famous travel magazine Lonely Planet has proposed 10 great destinations not to be missed in the journey to discover Vietnam.
Vietnam has many famous tourist destinations, but there are certain places that tourists cannot ignore. Here is a list of the top destinations recommended by the popular travel magazine Lonely Planet:
1. Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay with its beautiful and harmonious combination of limestone mountains and clear blue beaches is one of Vietnam’s top tourist attractions. With more than 2,000 islands, it has countless beautiful sights to admire. Visitors certainly cannot miss a night cruise on the boat and spend time watching the sunset over the sea. Waking up early to catch the sunrise in the mist, or kayaking deep into the caves are extremely interesting activities when cruising on the bay.
If you are looking for a less crowded but equally spectacular destination, Lan Ha Bay or Bai Tu Long Bay are both ideal choices.
2. Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park
Son Doong Cave – the largest natural cave in the world
The most famous and special natural wonder of Vietnam is Son Doong cave, which is also the largest natural cave in the world, located in the center of Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. Inside the cave is a mysterious world with primeval forests, underground river systems and its own climate. Not only owning Son Doong cave, Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park still has countless other caves waiting for visitors to explore such as Dark cave, En cave or Phong Nha cave… Moreover, here also There are dozens of craggy peaks for adventurers. The national park also owns a primeval tropical forest with many endemic and rare species of flora and fauna.
3. Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City Theater
City. Ho Chi Minh City with its positive energy will surely satisfy travel enthusiasts. Coming to the largest city in Vietnam, visitors will see countless motorbikes running on the road, which is one of the unique images especially for European tourists. Immersed in the atmosphere here, visitors will admire the famous architectural works and historical sites such as the War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Independence Palace… Not only that, Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh City also attracts visitors by its unique cuisine and vibrant nightlife. Beer bars, bars, pubs are always crowded and bustling.
4. Phu Quoc
Surrounded by cool blue water and white sand beaches, Phu Quoc pearl island is the ideal place to stop for a dream vacation, sip a cocktail by the sea and watch the sunset. If you want to experience the island for yourself, you can rent a bicycle to roam around the beach, breathe in the fresh air or explore the pristine tropical jungle.
5. Hanoi capital
The capital of Vietnam is a city with a heroic history with cultural values still preserved over thousands of years. Visitors seem to be returning to the past, discovering the history of Hanoi when walking around the old quarter, sipping a cup of egg coffee or enjoying breakfast with vermicelli, vermicelli, pho… Continue the journey , visit and admire the neighborhood with architectural works bearing the imprint of the French colonial period. West Lake is also a favorite place because visitors can both enjoy the cool air, chat with friends and enjoy delicious food.
6. Hoi An Ancient Town
Hoi An ancient town seems to be the quietest but most charming town in the country. Once the busiest international trading port in the region, Hoi An is proud of its distinctive architecture and romantic riverside setting. Here, there are many amazing works such as temples, shrines, pagodas, ancient churches, assembly halls, etc. Pho Hoi today attracts a lot of tourists to visit and admire the ancient beauty. Especially, in the evening, visitors will be attracted by colorful lanterns and lanterns with shimmering, fanciful light. If you love the quiet, rent a bicycle to explore the suburbs, where you can feel the quiet, peaceful life.
7. Ba Be National Park
Ba Be National Park possesses breathtaking scenery with towering limestone mountains and dense tropical forests, dotted with waterfalls and lakes. This is home to hundreds of species of wildlife, including monkeys, sun bears, pangolins, salamanders or eagles, falcons, etc. Visitors can sometimes encounter these animals while walking. Boat ride to admire the majestic beauty here. On the sightseeing journey, visitors can also recharge by having meals at the Tay families or at the local Tay’s village guesthouse.
8. The coastal city of Nha Trang
Nha Trang is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Vietnam. Not only possessing beautiful scenery, fresh beaches, turquoise bays and many large and small islands, this place also has many scenic spots, entertainment spots and high-class resort facilities. The nightlife in this beautiful coastal city is also extremely vibrant with a variety of restaurants, hotels and bars open all night. If you are looking for a quieter space, you can go to Bau beach in Quy Nhon or Xep beach in Phu Yen.
9. Hue Citadel
Once the capital of Vietnam under the Nguyen Dynasty, Hue is perhaps the most ancient and poetic city. Located on the banks of the peaceful Perfume River, Hue possesses magnificent architectural works, boldly sanctified and historical imprints through each period. Not only that, coming to the ancient capital, visitors seem to step into an ancient space with tombs and temples of kings and royal families. Along with that, there are many temples hidden in the magnificent natural mountains. Not only possessing massive monuments imbued with time, Hue royal cuisine is also especially famous and carries cultural and historical values of the ancient capital.
10. Ha Giang
Ha Giang is an ideal destination for those who love adventure travel. This place possesses spectacular slopes and passes such as Quan Ba Heaven Gate, Ma Pi Leng Pass, or Bac Sum slope… Not only possessing dangerous roads, Ha Giang is also blessed with natural scenery. majestic and magnificent mountains. Coming here, visitors definitely cannot ignore Dong Van, Meo Vac and Lung Cu – the northernmost point of the country. With the continuous development of tourism infrastructure, the leading place of the country is increasingly diverse in types of accommodation, dining, places to visit and play. Ha Giang will definitely be a destination not to be missed for those who love peaceful and majestic natural landscapes.
(Source: Vietnam National Administration of Tourism)
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