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Best things to see in Vietnam

Updated on July 5, 2017
One of Saigon's more ornate facades that dates back to the French colonial era. The statue is of Ho Chi Minh reading a book to a child sitting in his lap
One of Saigon's more ornate facades that dates back to the French colonial era. The statue is of Ho Chi Minh reading a book to a child sitting in his lap | Source

Vietnam is a country composed by fascinating cities featuring ancient architectures capable of evoking touching feelings. Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Hue are the biggest attractions of the country and have many interesting amenities worthy of a visit.In Vietnam, there are also some excellent beaches in Mekong Delta and Da Lat, which offer visitors the possibility to escape from the chaos of urban areas. Not to miss are also the many intriguing traditions and Vietnam holidays.


Hanoi is the thriving capital of Vietnam and therefore the liveliest city. Situated in the north, and boasting more than 600 pagodas in the eastern region, Hanoi is an exceptional place to visit. Its location on the picturesque Red River along with its narrow winding streets makes this city quite fascinating to visit. One of the most beautiful places to see in Hanoi is the Ngoc Son Temple, located on the island in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake.Other attractions include the Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh and other excellent museums.

Ho Chi Minh City

Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam and also one of the most popular destinations in South East Asia. Stroll through the city, admire its sublime architecture and marvel at the bustling Chinatown. The city is full of old buildings and temples, along with excellent museums boutiques and traditional shops with antiques. Not to miss is the Cai Be floating market offering numerous craft products. Ho Chi Minh is also surrounded by captivating nature offering excellent opportunities for day trips.


Located on the east bank of the Perfume River, roughly halfway between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Hue is a major tourist destination. Previously an imperial city, Hue is famous for its incredible rich ancient architecture. The busy streets of this city are lined up with shops, hotels and restaurants.

The most celebrated Vietnam holidays are Tet, the Vietnamese New Year and the Mid-Autumn Festival, honoring harvest time and family. Visiting during such Vietnam holidays offers visitors the opportunity to catch a glimpse of this country’s traditions and celebrations.


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