To be famous as a beautiful country with friendly and hospitable people, Vietnam attracts a lot of tourists from many different parts of the world. Its beauty is not only represented by spectacular landscapes of rolling mountains, waterfalls, terraced rice fields, countryside villages, etc but also represented by distinctive culture and special traditional customs. Besides that, iconic beaches stretching from North to South are also Vietnam’s advantage that all travelers want to stay there to relax at the end of their trips.
With all the above reasons, 3 destinations in Vietnam named Sapa, Hoi An, Halong has been cited among 50 of the most breathtaking sites in Asia by Conde Nast Traveler (CNT).
Sapa is well-known as one of the best sites in Vietnam for trekking activities as it is a beautiful mountainous town with surrounding areas owned by dozens of ethnic minorities named Red Dao, H’Mong, Tay, Giay and Xa Pho. That’s why you will have abundant opportunities to interact with local ethnic people and discover their unique lifestyles.
Hoi An, located in the Centre of Vietnam, is famous for its charming beauty of an ancient town dating from 15th to 19th century. Traveling to Hoi An, you can see its mixed culture & architecture which reflect outstanding features of Chinese, French and Japanese.
Finally, Halong Bay, a symbol of Vietnam, welcomes thousands of foreign visitors every year thanks to its marvelous scenery of numerous limestone islands jutting out from the sea surface, emerald water, blue sky and magnificent stalactites and stalagmites.
Some other sites listed among top 50 are Luang Prabang in Laos, Langkawi in Maylaysia, Bunaken Marine Park in Indonesia, JeJu Islands in the Republic of Korea, Taj Mahal mausoleum in India, Nara Park in Japan.