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30 Best Places to Visit in Vietnam
Various tourist destination locations in Vietnam are known for their natural beauty, especially beautiful islands and beaches. However, there are also a number of historical locations that you can visit here. Here are 30 of the best tourist destinations in Vietnam that we recommend!
- Saigon Central Post Office
Vietnam has an eye-catching central post office building, namely the Saigon Central Post Office. This tourist spot in Ho Chi Minh City is indeed a must-visit because it has instagramable photo spots. The building built in the Gothic style has a long history, which is also interesting to know. This building was constructed in 1886-1891, which was the design of the famous architect Gustave Eiffel, who was also the Eiffel Tower designer. In this building, you will find two iconic maps, namely a map of South Vietnam and Cambodia and Saigon's map and its surroundings. Until now, the Saigon Central Post Office is still the central post office that is actively used.
- Notre Dame Cathedral
You will see buildings like in Europe when you come to this tourist spot in Ho Chi Minh. The reason is, this Catholic Church building was indeed built by French colonialists so that the architecture of the Church looks so classic and instagramable. This hits tourist spot has two high towers that reach 59 meters in height, and all the materials to build this Church were imported directly from France.
- Saigon Opera House
Not only Australia has the Opera House, but Vietnam also has. For those of you who like performing arts, the Saigon Opera House is a tourist spot in Ho Chi Minh City that suits you. Don't miss capturing the moment in front of this colonial architectural style building. Indeed it will look cool and instagramable.
- Ho Chi Minh City Hall
Ho Chi Minh City Hall or also often called City Hall, can be a reference for tourist attractions in Vietnam. In 1902 - 1908, the building is a legacy from the French colonial era in Vietnam. From the outside alone, you can already see how magnificent this building is. Although the City Hall's interior is not open to the public, the exterior of this building alone is exciting to look at. The Uncle Ho statue, which is located at the front of the hits tourist spot, is an icon that is also popular with tourists to take pictures. You have to come here when you have the chance to vacation in Vietnam!
- Nguyen Hue
Want to have a stroll in Vietnam? Nguyen Hue is a must-visit. Because Nguyen Hue is a city park area that is close to several popular tourist spots in Vietnam. Whenever the time comes, traveling around Nguyen Hue is excellent. You can also stop at several places to eat, bars, cafes, and also park benches. It is not uncommon for street concert performances to make the atmosphere on this street even busier.
- Saigon River
Want to enjoy Ho Chi Minh City by boat? You can visit this one hit tourist spot, namely the Saigon River. You can enjoy panoramic views of the village along the riverside, underground passages built during the Vietnam war, skyscrapers, and tropical forests. You can take a boat from the Saigon River to the Cu Chi tunnels and the Mekong Delta. Boat trips will take you to visit floating markets on the river and other tourist attractions, such as pagodas, tropical forests, and fruit orchards.
- Bitexco Financial Tower
Bitexco is a skyscraper and one of the tourist attractions in Ho Chi Minh. This 265.5-meter high building has a favorite location frequented by travelers, namely the Saigon Skydeck on the 49th floor. From here, you can see a view of Ho Chi Minh City. Some of the tourist attractions in Ho Chi Minh that you can see from this building are Ben Thanh Market, Saigon Square, Vietnam's Takashimaya, and the Saigon River.
- Reunification Palace
Reunification Palace or Independence Palace is a building that was used as the presidential palace of South Vietnam. This tourist spot in Ho Chi Minh was built in 1962-1966 in a modern and traditional architectural style. This building is a historical witness to the union of South Vietnam and North Vietnam. Here, you can explore several rooms, such as the main lobby, bilateral rooms, credentials room, banquet room, president's office, library, and underground bunker.
- Giac Lam Pagoda
Want to find family attractions in Ho Chi Minh? You can visit the Giac Lam Pagoda, which is a temple for Buddhists. Here, you can see several statues of Buddhist deities, such as Quan The Am Bo Tat, A Di Buddha, and Ameda.
- Ben Thanh Market
Want to shop and find cheap items? This tourist spot in Ho Chi Minh is the largest and oldest market area in Saigon with the local name Cho Ben Thanh. This market has a characteristic, namely the Clock Tower, at the entrance. Here, you can hunt for local products, such as handicrafts, souvenirs, and textiles. Besides being suitable for shopping, you can also go on a culinary tour at various places to eat in the market. Don't forget to bid, so you get a low price!
- Ho Tay Lake
The lake, one of the tourist attractions in Hanoi, has an area of more than 400 hectares. There are so many lakes. The city of Hanoi is also nicknamed the "City of a Thousand Lakes." Here, you can enjoy a stunning sunset and, of course, instagramable.
- Temple of Literature
Tourist attractions in Hanoi, also called Imperial College, are the oldest and first established universities in Vietnam. This literary shrine is dedicated to Confucius. Inside the shrine, you can find pools that are called heavenly pots and statues. Besides, there is also a rare traditional architecture originating from Vietnam.
- Hanoi Military Museum
Another historical tour that you can find in Vietnam, namely the Hanoi Military Museum. Hanoi's tourist attraction displays a variety of equipment and weapons of war to transportation used during the colonial period. There are combat aircraft and war helicopters neatly arranged in this museum. You will also find photos of accessories, maps, and other historical objects.
- Ha Long Bay
Ha, Long Bay is a famous tourist attraction in Vietnam. This hits tour is already famous and is located close to the Chinese border. You could say Ha Long Bay is one of the world's natural wonders and has been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO since 1994. Here, you will be presented with the charm of turquoise seawater, 1,600 towering limestone islands, and waves like a sea dragon.
- Hoan Kiem Lake
Hoan Kiem Lake is one of the tourist hits in Hanoi. This lake is located in the middle of Hanoi City, the center of sports, and natural learning for the local community. Hoan Kiem means "returned sword," which is taken from the legend of King Le Loi. King Le Loi has a magical sword given by the gods. The blade was used by the king to repel Chinese attacks. After that, he returned the sword to the Golden Turtle God in the lake.
- Hoi An Old City
Hoi An is not just a unique old town. It is one of the most important trading ports connecting Asia and Europe for 17 centuries. Although now the trading city has moved to other places, Hoi An still maintains its sustainability as a fantastic city. A small road that can only be passed by bicycles and pedestrians and classic buildings that still stand strong makes this city unique for tourists. The ancient buildings typical of Japan, China, and the canals typical of France still stand firmly in this tourist spot that is rarely known to travelers.
- Phu Quoc Island
Want to find a fun family vacation spot in Vietnam? You can visit Phu Quoc Island, which is the largest island in Vietnam. This famous tourist spot has dense natural tropical forests, rarely known coral reefs, and beaches that are a must-visit. One of the beaches that must be visited is Bai Dau or known as Long Beach. One of the things that Phu Quoc is famous for, apart from its clean beaches, is the fermented fish sauce (nuoc nam). The culinary delights of Nuoc Nam are well known throughout the world.
- Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is an ordinary national park and a UNESCO world heritage site. This tourist attraction resulted from the development of the earth's crust during 464 million years ago, forming the largest and oldest karst formations in Asia. The park has 2,000 square kilometers of limestone zones and amazing caves with a total length of 70 kilometers. Here there is the Hang Song Dong Cave, which is the largest cave in the world.
- The Sand Dunes
The Sand Dunes is one of Vietnam's most famous tourist attractions, besides Mui Ne Beach and Phan Thiet. Sixty-five kilometers northeast of Phan Thiet, these dunes appear golden in the distance. Many tourists enjoy traveling on this dune because it resembles the Sahara. Two places in the Sand Dunes must be visited, namely The White Dunes with a broader area known as Bau Trang or White Lake by the local community. The Red Dunes is a reddish-brown sand feature suitable as an Instagramable spot.
- Nha Trang
Nha Trang is a famous seaside resort town in Vietnam, situated along the most beautiful bays. This tourist spot has exotic beaches and famous resorts, making it one of the must-visit tourist destinations. Nha Trang offers water sports activities, such as scuba diving, snorkeling, kiteboarding, sailing, and catamaran rides.
- Ba Na Hills
Ba Na Hills is a tourist spot in Da Nang City, a resort complex that sits on top of a mountain and presents a medieval atmosphere. You can do lots of things in this place, such as taking a cable car, visiting a wax museum, riding a roller coaster, and many others. One of the rides that you must try here is the cable car. Built-in 2013, this cable car has several world records, one of which is the distance between the furthest stations. From the above, of course, you can see a very spectacular view. If you want to vacation in Vietnam, you should include Ba Na Hills in your itinerary. Here, there are lots of instagramable spots, where you can also take pictures with a magnificent castle background.
- Golden Bridge
One of the newest tourist attractions in Da Nang is the Golden Bridge. This hits one tourist spot that just opened in June 2018. Located in Ba Na Hills, the Golden Bridge is a skywalk area where you can see natural scenery from an altitude of 3,280 above sea level. From a golden bridge with a length of 149,962 meters. This bridge is designed in gold color, and two pillars support shaped like large arms that support the Golden Bridge. In this area of the bridge, you can see the view of the mountains and hills on the outskirts of Da Nang.
- Linh Ung Buddhist Temple
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Da Nang is Linh Ung Buddhist. This area is located on a hill built into a sacred temple complex in the city of Da Nang during the Nguyen dynasty. Has another name Bai But, Chua Linh Ung, is the tallest pagoda in Da Nang city. The pagoda is in the form of a Buddha statue that was sacred by Buddhist residents in Vietnam. Not only pagodas in the form of Buddha statues, but you can also see various statues of other holy figures around the temple. There is also a temple complex with distinctive architecture that you can see while strolling around the complex.
- My Khe Beach
One of the softest coastal cities globally, Da Nang, has long been noted as the most attractive beach for family tourism and honeymooners with excellent Vietnamese seafood and light waves. Danang's famous tourist spot and ranked one of the six most beautiful beaches on the planet, is 900 meters long.
- Cham Museum
Cham Museum is also one of the historical tourist sites in Da Nang, which is located in Hai Chau District. This museum building was first opened in 1919 by the French colonial government and was expanded twice in the 1930s and 2002. Interestingly, this museum is a museum that houses the most extensive collection of Cham in the world and is one of the most popular tourist destinations. Must-visit in Da Nang City, even Vietnam.
- Da Nang Cathedral
Next, Da Nang Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church that is precisely in the middle of Da Nang City and not far from the Han River. This church building is unique with a very thick French style, where there is a bell on the tower.
The French colonial government built this church in 1923, also known as the Con Ga Church. Of course, you can't miss the beauty of this church building when you stop by in Da Nang.
- The Dragon Bridge
The Dragon Bridge is an iconic bridge and a must-visit tourist destination in Da Nang City. The Dragon Bridge stands on the Han River. It reaches 666 meters in length and has been open to the public since 2013. The scenery that is presented around it is stunning, perfect for Instagramable photos.
- Marble Mountains
Marble Mountains is a beautiful place that has a series of stunning rock cliffs. You can enjoy the beautiful natural scenery, cultural heritage, and spiritual tourism. Several spots should not be missed when visiting the Marble Mountains, including Huyen Khong Cave and Hell Cabe. The view from up here is breathtaking, especially when the afternoon when the sun starts to set.
- Asia Park
Want to enjoy the beauty of Da Nang City at night? Visiting Asia Park can be a fun choice to spend your night in Da Nang City. Asia Park is a famous and iconic night park. From a distance, this park will steal every tourist's eyes with neon lights that fill almost all parts of the park. The Sun Wheel, a large Ferris wheel, also attracts attention from a distance. No less captivating than the London Eye that you will find in tourist attractions in London. This Ferris Wheel is also included in the list of the tallest Ferris wheel globally with a height of 115 meters. Seeing the amusement park's sparkling views and Da Nang city from the top of the Ferris wheel can be a fun activity at night.
- Imperial City Hue
When in Da Nang, most tourists go straight to Hoi An, which is already well-known as a tourist spot in Vietnam. However, Hue is also a tourist location that has many beautiful and historic sites. This location is still under development in the tourism sector, so there are still many places in this location that have not been published as tourist attractions. One of the must-visit hidden historical gems is Imperial City Hue. This location is included in the UNESCO world heritage list. This complex consists of temples, forts, and various other historical buildings.