Best Stunning Places to Visit For Vietnam Vacation

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Looking for the best places to visit in Vietnam as recommended by some of the world’s top travel experts? Look no further! This list was put together by top bloggers who have all travelled extensively in Vietnam and can personally recommend all the top things to do do and unique places to visit in the beautiful country.

From hiking in Sapa or checking out a colourful local market, to sailing in Halong Bay, doing a food tour in Hanoi or going in search of Vietnam’s best beaches, here’s our top 8 places to visit in Vietnam.

# 8 - Saigon bustling City & Mekong Delta River - Rustic charm all the way.

The grandest economic hub of Vietnam, Sai Gon once rivalled the extravagance of Hong Kong and Singapore. Today, the city is dotted with skyscrapers, modern shopping centers, extensive food courts and world famous restaurants.

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From Saigon City, you can easily reach Mekong Delta, with its coconut-filled villages, colorful floating markets and year-round blossoming orchards. The Mekong Delta is the best place to sample local fruits, to learn about local farming and to realize how starkly diverse Vietnam is from North to South.

Best time to visit Saigon city: May – November is the best time to visit Saigon city. Tropical downpours can be expected during these months. The region is lush and green during these months.

# 7 - Phan Thiet & Mui Ne 

About 200 km north of Saigon City are Phan Thiet and Mui Ne. Together, these traditional fishing villages are fast becoming a popular leisure destination.

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The best attractions in Phan Thiet and the beach of Mui Ne comprise geographical wonders, traditional fishing villages, pristine beaches and verdant mountains, not forgetting ancient structures that date back as far as the 9th century. Needless to say, visitors have plenty to see and do during their holiday in the capital of Binh Thuan province. While Phan Thiet and Mui Ne are among the busiest coastal towns in Vietnam, it remains relatively untouched by urban development, making it an ideal retreat from the bustling cities of Saigon and Hanoi. The most famous attractions here are the Red and White Sand Dunes, where travellers can enjoy a fun-filled day of riding ATVs or sliding down the slopes on rickety sleds.

Best time to visit Phan Thiet and Mui Ne: February – June is the best time to visit central coast of Vietnam. The weather is in mid-thirties and there is little or no rainfall.

# 6 - Danang & Hoi An Ancient Town - For those who admire the old world charm. 

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Located on the banks of the poetic Thu Bon River, in central Quang Nam province, 30 kilometers south of Da Nang, Hoi An ancient town is an Eastern oriental classic captivation. The World Heritage-listed Ancient Town got its start as a port more than 2,000 years ago. Chinese, Hindu and Arab influences can be detected in the architecture, cuisine and rich culture. Stroll along the colorful pedestrian-only streets to see highlights such as the Japanese Covered Bridge, historic wooden merchant homes, a bustling food market and small shops that carry clothing, silk, antiques, handicrafts and more. You also can visit My Son holyland. The My Son temple complex contains the most important monuments of the Champa Kingdom, which flourished in coastal Vietnam from the 4th to 13th centuries.

Best time to visit Danang and Hoi An is from February to July is the best time to visit Hoi An and Danang. It is a perfect beach weather. The tourist footfall is low. So, the hotel prices are also low.

# 5 - Hue Citadel and Central Coast.

Hue is a historical city that carries the legacy of Nguyen emperors. Located on the banks of Perfume River, Hue is a perfect blend of modern trends and old world charm. The hotels and the other recently raised buildings reflect contemporary style and architecture. The vintage Citadel and the other age old edifices, on the other hand, are true depictions of the ancient world.

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Well-placed in the beaches area of Hue city, Lang Co Beach Resort provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break from your busy days. Situated only 70.00 Km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities.
For the first time vising Hue, don’t miss: Tombs of Emperor, Thien Mu Pagoda, Forbidden City, Japanese Bridge, and Dong Ba Markets.

Best time to visit Hue & Lang Co Beach: January – August is the best time to visit Hue. It is a dry season with light afternoon showers. The temperatures range between mid-twenties and mid-thirties.

# 4 - Ninh Binh - Hoa Lu & Tam Coc.

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Hoa Lu – Tam Coc destination is one of a famous place of Ninh Binh. Its take about 110 km far from Hanoi, this is a cultural and historical destination combined with natural beauty scenic landscapes. Visiting Hoa Lu you will have the opportunity to explore the mausoleum, temples worshiping the King of Vietnam once, release souls into the natural scenery in Tam Coc caves a beautiful picture combined with Natural beauty and rural countryside make you have a memorable experience when participating in the program Hoa Lu Tam Coc. Join the 2 days trip exploring Ninh Binh with most highlight sightseeing places: Van Long nature reserve, Kenh Ga hot spring, Cuc Phuong National park, Hoa Lu and Tam Coc. 

Best time to visit Ninh Binh: February to April. October and November are the best months to visit Hanoi. The days are not too hot. There is little rainfall and plenty of sunshine.

# 3 - Hanoi.

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Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is known for its centuries-old architecture and a rich culture with Southeast Asian, Chinese and French influences. At its heart is the chaotic Old Quarter, where the narrow streets are roughly arranged by trade. There are many little temples, including Bach Ma temple in Hang Buom street which known as honoring a legendary horse, Dong Xuan Market, selling household goods and street food, Imperial Citadel of Thang Long hhere history comes alive, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum.... Once considered a sleepy town, Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, has quickly emerged as a favorite place for many tourists instead of being just a stopover to Halong Bay or Sapa.

Best time to visit Hanoi: February to April. October and November are the best months to visit Hanoi. The days are not too hot. There is little rainfall and plenty of sunshine.

# 2 - Sapa - Roof of Indochina

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Sapa is one of the best places to visit in North Vietnam. The picturesque destination is surrounded by lofty hills and overlooks the rolling plush green valleys. The topography, the terraced paddy cultivation, and the serene-yet-colourful countryside together has made Sapa an idyllic holiday retreat. Don't missing these exciting places: Fansipan Mountain, local market, bike ride through Muong Hoa Valley, and night halt at one of the homestays.

Best time to visit Sapa: March – April and October – November are the best months to visit Sa Pa. The weather is not too hot and not too cold. Rainfall is little and there is plenty of sunshine.

 # 1 - Halong Bay - The legend behind the bay of the descending dragon.

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Halong Bay is a picture-postcard destination with its emerald blue water and marine cliffs scattered throughout with magnificent karst topography. Locally known as ‘where the dragon descends into the sea’, this Halong Bay has numerous wind and wave-eroded limestone caves, sinkhole lakes, and grottoes. Located 182 km east of Hanoi, this spectacular bay was tagged as World Heritage Site in 1994 and is one of the most popular places to visit in Vietnam.

Best time to visit Halong Bay: From January – April and October – November are the best months to visit Halong Bay. If you are fan of outdoor activities, want to enjoy swiming and kayaking, fishing and islad climbing, the best time to visit Halong Bay is March to June.

Along with these above sites, there are also many top travel attractions you can explore in this S-shaped country. Based on your favorite, need and budget, you can choose to travel to Vietnam a few days or even one month. Please contact us to get the detailed information:

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