Top attractive destinations in Vietnam during Christmas (Part I)

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Vietnam is a retreat for those seeking experience of various forms. With fascinating history on every turn to modern forms of entertainment, a traveller can immerse himself into a pool of culture and heritage on his next visit to this SouthAsian country. What we want to show you in this article is that Vietnam is an ideal destination for every kind of traveller. Come with us on a journey where Vietnam’s popular and lesser known places will be explored and where each of these places will leave you with lifelong cherish-able memories. 

You always have specific and detailed plans for work and daily life, and of course during holidays. So what are your plans for the upcoming winter and christmas holidays? Here are some suggestions for you who are planning to come to Vietnam in the upcoming Christmas holiday.

Northern Vietnam

This would be a great idea if you are an adventure travel lovers, with majestic terraces in Sapa, or the global geological plateau of Ha Giang, to the floating limestone islands at the Halong bay all will attract you as a painting full of magic. Some of the most favorite destinations you can refer to:

Hanoi capital

Hanoi, the political, economical and cultural centre of the country is located in the Red River Delta in the heart of North Vietnam. It was founded in 1010 during the reign of Emperor Ly Thai To and still preserves many ancient architectural works including the Old Quarter and over 600 pagodas. 


Set in the north-west of Vietnam, Sapa and the surrounding area play host to a number of Vietnam’s hill tribes. The mountainous countryside here is spectacular and provides a welcome contrast to the hustle and bustle of Hanoi. Founded by the French in 1922, Sapa was a hill station that fell into neglect as the French left and the area became embroiled in conflict.

Ha Giang

Ha Giang is one of the northeastern provinces of Vietnam and known as one of the most beautiful destinations for any Vietnam adventure tour packages. Ha Giang, where the global geological park of Dong Van rocky plateau, many places of this province used to be compelely destrpyed in the Vietnam - China war in 1979 and long after that time, Ha Giang was restricted destination for tourists. However, Vietnam is now in peace and the road to Ha Giang is not as difficult as before. Exploring Ha Giang once in a life time is a dream of many Vietnamese people. 

Halong bay

Situated in the Gulf of Tonkin, Halong Bay consists of over 3000 islands of varying shapes and sizes which sit in deliciously clear waters just off the north Vietnamese coast. World famous for its spectacular scenery of grottoes, caves and karst mountains, Halong Bay has been designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the ‘unmissable’ natural highlights of Vietnam.

Mai Chau

Mai Chau is a collection of villages located in Hoa Binh province, approximately 80 miles from Hanoi, in a lush green valley flanked by steep mountains. Many minorities live in Mai Chau including the White Thai related to tribes in Thailand, Laos and China. The area offers great opportunities for walking, cycling and engaging with the minority villagers.

Hoa Lu & Tam Coc

Only 2 hours drive from Hanoi, Hoa Lu is an area of amazing natural beauty. Once the ancient capital of Vietnam, under the Dinh Dynasty between 968 and 980 AD, this area still features ancient sanctuaries and tombs from this bygone era. Apart from its historical importance, the area is also naturally beautiful and Tam Coc has been referred to as the “Halong on land”, with its many limestone peaks and fertile green valleys.

Let's wait to discover more great destinations in Vietnam in the next sections. 😊

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