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Top 16 Places To Visit In Vietnam During Holidays ( 2023 )

Best Places to visit in Vietnam.

by Ashok Raina
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 Holidays are an essential part of everybody’s life. How and where to spend these holidays is dependent on your call only. Some of you like to visit big bustling cities whereas some of you want to spend some time in calm places, and some may like to spend their precious time in the lap of nature.

Gone are the days when people used and liked to visit famous places/countries. Now the new trend shows that people are fed up visiting such overcrowded countries. They are searching for new places and in fact, you might also have made a list of such countries that you want to visit during your coming holidays. If it’s so, this article is then meant for you.

Among such countries, Vietnam is emerging as a destination that deserves to get visited. Vietnam is a scenic and spectacular place where you will find mountains, deep valleys, rivers, seas, white sand beaches, delta creeks, national parks, dunes, and monuments. This is going to be a complete package. The fact remains that Vietnam always has been underrated even though it has everything which a perfect tourist destination requires. Read the complete article and make sure that you spend your next vacation in this destination along with your family.

16- Top Places In Vietnam

1. Halong Bay.

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2. Ho Chi Minh City.

3. Hue.

4. Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

5. My Son.

6. Hoi An.

7. Con Dao Islands.

8. Phu Quoc Island.

9. Ha Giang.

10. Cat Ba Island.

11. Mekong Delta.

12. Ba Be National Park.

13. Cu Chi Tunnels.

14. Nha Trang.

15. Hanoi.

16. Sapa Countryside.

1. Halong Bay

A boat moving at Halong Bay.

This site has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The best view of this place can be seen by boat. Thousands of beautiful limestone islands will attract your attention in the Gulf of Tokin which have been eroded and jagged into pinnacles by the action of wind and water.

If you want to enjoy the beauty of this place, at least plan an overnight tour to see Halong Bay’s iconic views. Halong Bay is also famous for its caves including Hang Sung Sot. You will see the changing scenery of pinnacles as you pass by.

You can also witness spellbinding sea views which you will not forget in your memories for years.

2. Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City.

For people who love visiting big cities, Ho Chi Minh City is the place they should visit. It is the commercial hub of the country. The crowded roads, the hustle, and bustle of traffic, restaurants, and cafe scenes are very common in this city. It is the best shopping place for shopping lovers.

Dong Khoi, a small district and easily navigable place, is also visited by tourists in large numbers. Being in the center, you can witness the City sights from here.

HCMC museum is yet another place worth visiting. Here you will find brilliant artifacts that together will weave the story of the city. In this city, you can visit Notre Dame Cathedral which was built in the late 19th century. In this district, you can visit the War Remnants Museum where you can see disturbing pictures of the brutality of war done by US forces during the Vietnam campaign.

Nguyen Thi Minh Kai Street is yet another famous place. South Vietnam’s President used to reside here in a palace which is named Independence Palace.

Da Kao is a famous district that glorifies French Colonial architecture.

3. Hue Town

Hue Town.

A town where Nguyen emperors used to rule during the 19th century is also an attractive place to visit. Here you can visit the Imperial Enclosure which covers an area of 2.5 kilometers.

The other famous places you can explore in the town are the gorgeous Ngo Mon Gate, the Thai Hoa Palace, the Dien Tho Residence where Queen Mothers lived, and the Halls of Mandarins.

Many other historic sites lie outside the boundary of Enclosure Walls. By taking a riverboat cruise you can have a glimpse of those places. You can also visit Royal Tombs along with some other famous places.

At least one day is needed to see those places but if you are short of time then you must at least visit the most famous tomb of Tu Doc and the most important Pagoda, The Thien Mu Pagoda.

4. National Park Phong Nha-Ke Bang

Phong Nha-ke Bang.

The most famous part of this park is Paradise Cave which lies 31 kilometers below the ground level. It is one of the best places in Vietnam where you can visit the caving system. This park is a World Heritage Site known for its charm.

The yawning caverns here are mindblowing. You can perform swimming through the cave system as these are Wet Caves.

Another astonishing cave is Phong Nha Cave, where you can glorify the interior of the cave by boat. You can have a world experience while having a ride in a boat through the caves.

5. My Son

My Son.

My Son is famous for the ruins of Cham Era Temples that existed in the 4th century. History lovers love to visit this place to explore the history of this place. These temples are believed to be in use till the 7th to 10th centuries. After that, an era of decline was witnessed and these Temples just converted to ruins because of the negligence of the authorities in power.

This area is a lush green mountainous part known for its scenic beauty. Nearly 20 Temples are still here which glorify the art and architecture of that era. Indian and Malay art can the noticed on the bricks or sandstones of these Temples.

These Temples have been divided into two categories. The Temples in Category B are the oldest whereas Category A temples were destroyed by US forces during the Vietnam War.

6. Hoi An

Hoi An.

The most atmospheric city in Vietnam and home to surviving historic architecture is another hotspot in Vietnam. During the 15th century, this town used to be a main meeting point for Japanese and Chinese merchants. The Old Town Quarter has plenty of such merchant houses. These merchants used to have meetings here and shared their local skills here. Some of these merchant houses belonging to the 17th century have been opened to the public so that they can explore the markets of olden times.

Chinese Congregation is the most famous temple of that era and is one of the most decorated Temples in the town. There are so many other small pagodas and museums where you can visit and can have an enthralling experience.

Overall the experience is going to be out of the world and beyond your imagination.

7. Con Dao Islands

Con Dao Islands.

These islands are famous for their variety of sea life and coral reefs. These islands lie 160 kilometers offshore in the South China Sea. These islands are very famous among divers. They love these islands. These islands are also home to a variety of turtles and dense forests.

Con Son Island is the main island that visitors visit in plenty. The reason is that you can find quality accommodation and a variety of activities to perform on this island. The beautiful coasts attract visitors, especially divers.

Other famous places in this area are Pha Hai Prison, Bao Tang Con Dao Museum, and the Tiger Cages. These cages were used to imprison political prisoners when Vietnam was occupied by the French. These prisons being connected with history are very famous among visitors.

8. Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc Island.

This island is situated 45 kilometers off the Southern coast of the country, in the Gulf of Thailand. This area is densely forested and a treat to watch for nature lovers.

White sand beaches also attract many sunseekers during the winter dry season. Sunrise and Sunset scenes here are mindblowing. During this season tourism is at its peak. You can perform snorkeling, and kayaking, and also can have boat trips.

Phu Quoc cable car is yet another joyous ride you can have. This cable car ride soars over the seascape and islands making it a wonderful experience.

Phu Quoc is accessible by plane or ferry from the mainland towns of Rach Gia and Ha Tien.

9. Ha Giang

Ha Giang Route.

Ha Giang is accessible by road and is a perfect place for visualizing natural beauty by car or motorbike. Ha Giang’s mountain passes, and landscapes make it a different place from others.

The Quan Ba Pass between Ha Giang and Tam Son and zigzagging Mai Pi Leng Pass between Dong Van and Meo Vac are a treat to watch. You can capture the moments with your cameras and live in memories for years together.

Dong Van’s Sunday market is famous as traders from the surrounding villages pile into town on Sundays.

10. Cat Ba Island

Cat Ba Island.

Cat Ba Island is a hub for a lot of activities and adventure attractions. It is situated on the western edge of Halong Bay. Halong Bay remains overcrowded whereas Lan Ha Bay, another island is a less visited seascape. Even though the activities that can be performed at Halong Bay are also available at Lan Ha Bay. It is a calm alternative to Halong Bay. People who rush away from crowds and love calmness can visit this spot.

Cat Ba National Park is a perfect place for hikers where they can spot plentiful bird life as well as plenty of animals.

Cat Ba Island is also famous for its climbing activities. Climbing on limestone cliffs can be performed by beginners as well as experienced climbers.

11. Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta.

Mekong Delta is formed by the mighty river Mekong which finds its way to the sea. This delta is one of the most interesting regions to get discovered by travelers.

Lush green areas, paddy fields, mangroves and floating markets to explore by boat are the joyous activities you can explore here.

Most people use Can Tho as their base. Can Tho is a famous town where you can camp. Floating markets of Phong Dien and Cai Rang are close to Can Tho. Using boats you can explore some interesting places like U Minh Mangrove forests and Cau Mau Natural Reserve.

12. Ba Be National Park

Ba Be national park.

Ba Be National Park is interlinked with the three most famous lakes in it. It has thickly forested slopes and picturesque peaks.

Tourists visit the place to perform hiking and trekking in the hills between ethnic minority villages. Boat trips and caves full of stalagmites are also sources of attraction for tourists.

This is a calm place where visitors visit to take a break from their hectic life schedules. Here travelers spend the night in traditional still-house homestay accommodations. These homestays have been constructed along the shores of the lakes. Simple village life can be experienced in these homestays giving you an experience of real village life.

13. Cu Chi Tunnels

Cu Chi Tunnels.

These tunnels were dug during wartime and stretched for more than 250 kilometers. Through these tunnels, VC troops operated and communicated in the area surrounding Ho Chi Minh City. These tunnels are a wonderful sight to see and passing through these tunnels makes it a more interesting and exciting experience.

You can take the help of guides who will take you down into the tunnels. People suffering from Claustrophobia are advised not to go inside these caves as there are some points in the tunnels where you have to crawl on your hands and knees. Many tourists visit the place to explore these tunnels. This experience can prove to be a fascinating experience for you also.

14. Nha Trang

Nha Trang.

Nha Trang City is usually jam-packed with tourists. Many foreigners also visit this place. Nha Trang is known as the King of sandy adventures.

Special swimming and lounging arrangements have been made where you can relax and enjoy sunbath and can have a walk through the sand.

Po Nagar Cham Towers are just to the North across the Xom Bong Bridge. It is a historical place known for its worshipping activities. Historians believe that these worshipping places were constructed during the 7th century. Since their construction, they have been an active worshipping place till now.

You can visit a famous museum which was dedicated to Alexandra Yersin. He was the man who discovered the cause of the bubonic plague and was the founder of Nha Trang’s Pasteur Institute in Vietnam.

15. Hanoi

Hanoi.

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and the center of attraction for tourists. People who love city life can jump into Hanoi to taste the glamour of this city.

Hanoi is home to numerous museums and is a source of attraction for history lovers. Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and fine arts museum show the marvelous art and architecture of Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is a famous museum dedicated to the founder of modern Vietnam.

16. Sapa Countryside

Sapa, Vietnam.

Sapa Countryside in Vietnam is famous for its vast rice fields. It is home to Vietnam’s most beautiful rural areas. The valleys here are home to a mixture of the country’s ethnic minorities. You will find various cultures flourishing in this area. The terraced rice fields will present an astonishing experience to you.

Sapa is an old hill station that is thronged by tourists these days. With time, the number of visitors visiting this area is increasing.

Trends show that in near future Vietnam is going to make its place as one of the top tourist destinations in the World.

How Many Days Are Enough To Explore Vietnam?

If you want to explore all the famous destinations in Vietnam, it needs nearly 10 days to explore them.

Is A Trip To Vietnam Expensive?

A 10-day trip to Vietnam from India will approximately cost Rs 40,000 to 50,000 per person for budget travel whereas mid-range travel can cost up to Rs 60,000 to 70,000 per person, and Luxury travel can cost up to Rs 80,000 to 90,000 per person.

Is Visa A Necessity For Indians To Visit Vietnam?

Yes, Indian travelers need a Vietnamese visa to enter the country.

Is Vietnam An Expensive Country Than India?

Vietnam is as expensive as India. The cost of living can variate from one city to another.

What To Buy In Vietnam?

Coffee Beans, silk, ceramics and pottery, jewelry, traditional hat, and musical instruments are some of the famous things you can purchase from Vietnam.

What Is The Quickest Mode To Visit Vietnam From India?

Air transport is the quickest mode of transport. You can have a direct flight from Ahmedabad to Noi Bai International Airport in Vietnam. It takes nearly 4 hours and 55 minutes to cover the distance.

Can I Visit Vietnam Via Road From India?

Yes, you can visit Vietnam via road from India. The driving distance is 4,938 km. You need nearly 2 days and 21 hours to reach Vietnam from India via road.

What Is The Best Time To Visit Vietnam?

The best time to visit Vietnam is from March to April. Being a country spread over 1000 miles, the weather in Vietnam varies as you move from North to South.

Which Is The Hottest Month In Vietnam?

The highest temperature occurs in March-May in the South and May-July in the North. The average temperature varies between 25 to 30 degrees Celsius.

Which Is The Rainy Season In Vietnam?

June to August are the wet months in Vietnam. During this season rainfall is generally heavy but short lasting.

Which Is The Best Tourist Spot In Vietnam?

Ha, Long Bay is the best tourist spot in Vietnam as it is home to thousands of islands. Each island has a beauty of its own. These islands are topped with thick vegetation. A picturesque seascape makes it more attractive.

Hope you will enjoy reading this article. Stay connected to read my next article. Till Then Bye! God bless you.

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