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Best destinations for your essential Vietnam tour

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Offering exotic culture and natural wonders as well as tasty foods, Vietnam is totally a perfect destination for your next holiday. To have the best tour in Vietnam, let’s check out our list of the most Vietnam’s famous destinations.

1. Hanoi

Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam is an attractive destination that you should not miss when traveling to Vietnam. Especially, Old Quarter is the most outstanding feature of this city. In here, visitors can walk around Hanoi’s 36 old streets, enjoy a cup of coffee at nostalgia cafes or visit busy night market held at the weekend. You can also visit some famous sites like Hoan Kiem Lake, Saint Joseph Cathedral, Grand Opera House, and the Presidential Palace. Moreover, trying Hanoi’s street food is a good way to understand deeply about this beautiful city. Bun Cha, Pho, Banh Mi, Banh Ran etc, are some tasty dishes that you should try once. Then pay a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Complex, One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda, and the Temple of Literature.

Nightlife in Hanoi Old Quarter

Nightlife in Hanoi Old Quarter

2. Ha Long Bay

Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ha Long Bay has more than 1600 islands, amazing limestone cliffs, stunning caves and lovely beaches. To fully experience this amazing destination, take a cruise and enjoy every memorable moment in this wonderful bay. Then let’s immerse yourself into the crystal clear waters and chill out on some of the best beaches in Halong Bay such as Quan Lan Beach, Ba Trai Dao beach, etc. Besides, do not forget to visit some glorious caves in here like Dao Go Cave, Sung Sot Cave, etc. You can also take a visit local fishing village and talk with the locals to know more about the daily life of local people.

Majestic landscape of Halong Bay

Majestic landscape of Halong Bay

3. Hue

Known as the ancient capital of Vietnam, Hue offers some of most impressive historic monuments, including old palaces, citadels, temples, ancient meditative landscapes and majestic tombs. First, let’s visit the Imperial City, which is a beautiful palace situated next to Perfume River. Then you can take a boat along the beautiful Perfume River (Song Huong) at sunset is also to explore the charming beauty of Hue. Especially, do not miss the chance to enjoy some famous Hue dishes such as Bun Bo Hue (beef noodle soup), Com Hen (Tiny Mussel Rice), Banh Beo (Bloating Duckweed -Shaped Cake), etc.

Hue Citadel

Hue Citadel

4. Da Nang

Da Nang city has been one of the most attractive destinations in Vietnam recently thanks to its magnificent landscapes, unique culture and friendly people. It has numerous wonderful attractions such as white-sand beaches, tropical forests on Son Tra Peninsula, Ba Na Hills, Fantasy Park Indoor Entertainment Zone, etc. Especially, you should not ignore My Son sanctuary, which is well-known as the Da Nang’s biggest attraction. About 70km from the west of the city, it is an archaeological site dating back thousands of years ago that attracts a lot of tourists to come.Among its lovely beaches, My Khe is the most beautiful and famous one. Its crystal water, smooth white sand, little waves and stunning areas surrounded make it an ideal place for relaxing. The ideal time to visit Da Nang is from April to May when the weather is suitable for swimming and outdoor activities.

Ba Na Hills in Danang

Ba Na Hills in Danang

5. Hoi An ancient town

Hoi An is a beautiful and peaceful old town that definitely should be listed in your essential Vietnam tour. Its Ancient Town’s streets are famous for beautiful lanterns, French-style old houses, tailor shops selling suits, dresses, souvenirs and more. Take a walk through some exotic attractions in here such as Tam Ky Old House, Phung Hung Old House, Japanese Covered Bridge, etc to see the ancient charm of Hoi An. Then you should try delicious street food in Hoi An like Cao Lau noodle, Banh Beo, etc. You can also rent a motorbike with affordable price and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere in the nearby rice paddies or head to the stunning beaches in Hoi An.

Ancient beauty of Hoi An

Ancient beauty of Hoi An

6. Ho Chi Minh City

Known as a hustle and bustle city, Ho Chi Minh will surely make your Vietnam tour more exciting. There are many interesting things you can do in here. You can take a visit to Ben Thanh market, Saigon Central Post Office and some famous historical sites such as War Remnants Museum, the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, etc. Remember to try delicious street foods as well as locally brewed beer. When the night falls, let’s head out to some famous bars and nightclubs in the city center to feel the lively vibes of this city.

Ben Thanh market

Ben Thanh market

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