If you want to find thrills for Halloween, a ghost villa in Da Lat or a house of the Hua family in Ho Chi Minh City are suggestions from Booking.com.
Halloween is a traditional festival held on October 31 every year in many Western countries, to remember those who have passed away. Popular activities during the festival are trick-or-treated (children knocking on their neighbors’ doors to ask for sweets in disguise), attending costume parties, lighting fires, carving pumpkins, and watching horror movies. Visiting ghostly, deserted destinations is also a trend that many tourists around the world respond to ward off evil spirits and welcome back loved ones.
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Booking.com has suggested a list of destinations travelers can visit on this occasion in Vietnam. Coc Co Cave , Thanh Oai, Hanoi Thay Pagoda is located at the foot of Sai mountain, Quoc Oai district, and is the pilgrimage site of Zen master Tu Dao Hanh, a famous monk under King Ly Nhan Tong. This destination is also known for the anecdote about the human skeleton inside the cave. Visitors to Quoc Oai with their families can also explore Baara Land. For pilgrims who want to visit another famous spiritual site, the Perfume Pagoda is the suggestion, about 55 km from Thay Pagoda. Photo: Photography neighborhood Hoa Lo Prison, Hanoi In 2014, CNN ranked Hoa Lo as one of the scariest places in Southeast Asia. Currently, this place is a place of historical significance and education about the revolutionary tradition for the next generation. Besides the historical and war stories marked in Hanoi, visitors can also discover the capital’s unique cuisine through a street food tour, or explore Hanoi for a day to visit the scenic spots. most famous. Photo: Ngan Duong Thuy Tien Water Park, Thua Thien – Hue This place was built in the early 2000s on an area of more than 20 hectares and came into operation in 2004. However, after only 6 months, the water park announced its closure. due to poor business results, and was abandoned from that. Over the years, the works here are tinged with time and covered with moss, creating a somewhat dark and mysterious hole that many international newspapers also report on this place. Aquariums, water puppet theater, or theater area have become places to attract tourists who are passionate about thrills. Last July, the Hue Department of Natural Resources and Environment decided to reinvest and rebuild this place to serve the public. Therefore, this year’s Halloween will most likely be the last time for those who are brave enough to admire the “cry” atmosphere here. Photo: Weeatfish . Prenn Pass Villa, Da Lat Many tourists love Da Lat because of the fresh air and beauty of this city. However, there are also many creepy stories associated with certain locations, such as the villa on Prenn Pass. In the past, this was the residence of a French general and was abandoned. In 2018, the villa was sold to a travel agency and renovated into an attraction for curious visitors. Prenn Pass Villa is only open during the day, inside there are many Buddhist altars, and the mystery is still there for those who love to explore. Photo: Booking Con Dao Prison , Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province Con Dao is known as the land “where the dead are more than the living”. One of the most famous tourist attractions here is the Con Dao prison, built by the French in 1862 to hold and torture political prisoners during the French colonial government’s rule. Currently, this place is a famous historical attraction. In addition to the prison, visitors can visit and explore the unspoiled beauty of Con Dao : fine sand beaches, and clear blue water (photo). Visitors can also visit the nearby Pearl Island to enjoy the stunning scenery, accompanied by fresh seafood. Photo: Khanh Tran The house of the Hua family, Ho Chi Minh City In the early 20th century, the house was owned by Hua Bon Hoa, a wealthy businessman in Saigon. After more than 100 years, this villa is still beautiful according to the ancient harmony between the two architectural schools of Europe – Asia, unchanged over time. However, this place is famous thanks to an anecdote involving the ghost of the boss’s daughter Xu. Everything is just a rumor, but the Hua family villa is still a destination for thrill lovers. Currently, the villa becomes the City Museum of Fine Arts. To learn about other cultural sites in Ho Chi Minh City, visitors can also visit Cu Chi tunnels, cyclo tour, watch a water puppet show and have dinner on a yacht to feel the lively night atmosphere. of the city. Photo: Quynh Tran
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