According to Matthew Pike - a Canadian freelance writer who left his homeland to settle in Vietnam. On the map, Vietnam looks small, but it turns out there are many beautiful places enough to fill a continent. From the majestic, pristine mountains in the North to the charming tropical beaches in the South or the rich history and culture in the Central.
Let's see through the eyes of a foreigner who loves this S-shaped strip of land, what are the most beautiful cities in Vietnam that you must definitely visit.
The capital of Vietnam is a destination with a rich culture and history, especially the old quarter near Hoan Kiem Lake. This is the center of tourism in this city, with bustling business streets, bustling nightlife and the planet's best dishes of Vietnamese cuisine.
2. Ha Long
If we talk about Vietnam tourism but forget to mention Ha Long Bay in Ha Long city, it is a big omission. It is no coincidence that this place is listed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site. If you have not yet gone to Ha Long, quickly plan to see with your own eyes the precious gem that nature has bestowed on Vietnam.
Hue used to be the capital of Vietnam under the Tay Son and Nguyen dynasties. Currently, this city is one of the important cultural, tourist and culinary centers of the Central region and the whole country with extremely beautiful destinations for travel-loving hearts.
4. Hoi An
As Matthew writes on Culture Trip, if you have time to visit several places in Vietnam, be sure to stop by Hoi An. The old town in Hoi An is really much more charming than in the photos, and especially more beautiful at night, with rows of bright lanterns of all colors. In addition, this was once a trading port on the Silk Road and was famous for its garment industry. Therefore, with hundreds of famous tailors of Hoi An, you can choose to sew a few costumes to bring back as a great souvenir for yourself.
5. Nha Trang
Nha Trang - the beautiful coastal city is a diverse destination. It has both beautiful natural scenery, and a lot of exciting and exciting activities for those who like adventure games, such as jet skiing, surfing, even flyboarding. flying people) in which the player will be "blown" into the air with a distance of 6 - 10 meters, you will have the feeling of soaring high like "superman" from which to create acrobatics. spectacular.
6. Da Lat
If you are looking for a place to escape from the sweltering heat, then Da Lat is the right place for you. Located on a plateau with an altitude of 1500m above sea level, this city always has a fresh, cool and pleasant atmosphere. This is also a suitable destination for couples as well as families.
7. Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City has always been a vibrant, attractive metropolis with a multitude of impressive destinations such as museums, world-class restaurants, luxury hotels to sidewalk eateries. Diverse cuisine can satisfy the tastes of a large number of customers. And for these reasons, this city certainly deserves to be on the list of tourist destinations you must visit when coming to Vietnam.
8. Can Tho
Most foreign tourists after arriving in Ho Chi Minh City will choose a half day trip to My Tho, but if you have time, you should go further down to Can Tho, explore Cai Rang floating market - the market. Vietnam's largest floating market and also much more impressive than other floating markets in the region with everything from clothes to fruits for you to choose from.
9. Da Nang
The bustling coastal city of Da Nang has countless attractive destinations waiting for you to explore such as Golden Bridge, My Khe beach, Son Tra peninsula, Ngu Hanh Son mountain, Lang Co beach...
Right in Da Nang city, you can visit Dragon Bridge - the longest bridge in Vietnam (length of 666m) or Da Nang Cathedral with its striking pink color, or Da Nang Han Market...
10. Hai Phong
The beautiful small city of Hai Phong is also known as the city of red phoenix flowers and if you come here in the summer, around May and June, when walking on the streets you will be overwhelmed with the clusters of bright red phoenix flowers. a corner of the sky. This is also a place worth exploring with many old colonial buildings still existing as a very unique beauty of this place such as Hai Phong Railway Station, Central Post Office, City Theater...