Highlights of Vietnam

Vietnam is a Southeast Asian country, well-known for its long beaches, rivers, antique Buddhist pagodas and bustling cities. If you go to Vietnam, you should visit one of the five following destinations: Sapa, Halong, Hue, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City. Indochina tours Vietnam

  1. Sapa

350km far north-west from Hanoi, Sapa is located at the altitude of 1600m.

There is nowhere in Vietnam, tourists can easily meet the local ethnic minority groups like in Sapa. Sapa is the home of a great variety of ethnic people, containing five main groups of Hmong, Yao, Tay, Zay and Xa Pho.

Rice field in Sapa

Rice field in Sapa

Sapa is elected to be the best trekking location in Vietnam, by both natives and foreigners. The geographical location of the area makes it a truly unique place for a rich diversity of plants, birds, amphibians, reptiles and insects, some of them can only be found in northwestern Vietnam.

  1. Halong Bay

Halong Bay is one of the most beautiful and amazing destinations in Vietnam. Halong bay has been declared by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage Area for its natural scenic beauty and one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. halong bay cruise

Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong refers to “where the dragon descends,” and according to local legend, the bay’s islands were formed when a dragon charged from the mountains towards the coast. The dragon’s tail carved out valleys and crevasses until the dragon hit the water, flooding the area and leaving nothing but peaks visible.

  1. Hue

In the heart of Vietnam, Hue was the capital of Vietnam during the Nguyen Dynasty at the beginning of the 19th century.

Ngo Mon Gate in Hue

Ngo Mon Gate in Hue

Hue City is a must-visit for any tourists who visit Vietnam. Its most important attractions include the Citadel of Hue, the 7 imperial tombs of the emperors of the Nguyen dynasty and Thien Mu Pagoda on the Perfume River.

  1. Nha Trang

Nha Trang is a seaside city on the South Central Coast of Vietnam. Nha Trang is becoming increasingly attractive in recent years because of its fresh and clean beach, best scuba diving center of Vietnam as well as lots of interesting places and delicious food to enjoy.

Nha Trang in Vietnam

Nha Trang in Vietnam

One of Vietnam’s most famous seaside resorts, Nha Trang offers white-sand beaches, blue waters and palm trees. Gaily painted fishing boats line the harbors. Small farm villages nestle in the countryside’s lush valleys.

  1. Ho Chi Minh city

Ho Chi Minh City is the business and financial hub of Vietnam, with a prominent history going back hundreds of years.

This city was renamed after the spiritual leader of Vietnamese Communism, but residents were so reluctant to use the new name that authorities kept the official name but the city center is still called Saigon.

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City

Nowadays, Ho Chi Minh City is a popular destination thanks to its fascinating culture, French architecture as well as ornate temples and pagodas. The city has a lot of rooftop bars that overlook Saigon and beyond, while fantastic restaurants offer a combination of French, Chinese, and Vietnamese cuisine.

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