A land of the magnificent natural beauty and cultural highlights, bustling urban areas and tranquil ethnic-group villages, Vietnam is both exotic and attractive. Vietnam consists of lots of amazing cities. Each has its own unique beauty that you have to explore by yourself. Here is our suggestion of the most fantastic cities in Vietnam. Do not forget to take Vietnam local tour to get more information about what to do in Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City (or the former name of Saigon) is the economic hub of Vietnam, with a prominent history dating back hundreds of years. Initially, the Khmers settled this region. After the 17th century, the Vietnamese started to take over it.
After reunification, the city was renamed Ho Chi Minh, after the great hero of Vietnam. However, while authorities maintained the official name, many people center call it Saigon. Nowadays, Ho Chi Minh City is a famous tourist destination because of its fantastic culture, classic French architecture, luxurious skyscrapers as well as intricate temples and pagodas. The city is also full of rooftop bars overlooking the whole city, while street food offers a wide variety of exciting cuisine.
►War Remnants Museum
►Cu Chi tunnels
►Jade Emperor Pagoda
► Reunification Palace
►Notre Dame Cathedral
►Ben Thanh market
Situated on the banks of the fertilized Red River, the capital of Hanoi is one of the most ancient ones in the world, where visitors can see well-preserved colonial constructions, ancient pagodas, and unusual museums within the city center. An ideal place to explore on foot, Hanoi is also well-known for its delectable local cuisine and vibrant nightlife. The capital is the cradle of pho (beef noodle soup) which is the iconic food of Vietnam. Meanwhile, its peaceful countryside is just a short drive away, with greenish parks, majestic mountains, and traditional villages, and not forgetting, the world-famous Halong Bay.
►Imperial Citadel of Thang Long
►Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
►The Perfume Pagoda
►Hoan Kiem lake and Ngoc Son temple
►Hanoi Old Quarter
►Hanoi Opera House
►Temple of Literature
Hue used to be the capital of Vietnam during the reign of Nguyen dynasty in the 19th Century. During the Vietnam-American war, some of the most serious conflicts occurred in this area. One of Hue’s most popular tourist attractions is the breathtaking riverside Hue Citadel. The historical significance of Hue that has been recognized as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO. Although Hue is not a typical coastal city, beach lovers won’t be disappointed since there are several lovable beaches like Thuan An which is less than 15 minutes away.
Hue is a paradise to discover Vietnamese people’s cultural heart and soul while still getting quick access to the beach. Canh Duong and Lang Co beaches are ideal for day trips. Just over 650 kilometers from Hanoi to the South and almost 1,100 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City to the North, the city is well served by all means of transport, including rail, bus, and air.
►Thien Mu pagoda
►The Perfume River
►Hon Chen temple
Located in the middle of Central Viet Nam, adjacent to Laos by the Truong Son Mountains to the West, Danang borders Hue to the North and Quang Nam to the South. Embraced by the East Sea with 150-kilometer seacoast,
Danang is truly an ancient land and closely related to the Sa Huynh culture. Many vestiges can be found in Cham Museum. Danang is the home to various fascinating attractions as Ba Na Hill Mountain tourist site, Son Tra Peninsula, Marble mountains as well as Han river, Linh Ung Pagoda, Non Nuoc or My Khe beach, etc.
Moreover, the city is famed for Danang international fireworks festival which is held annually in the bank of splendid Han River with the amazing fireworks competition from the participants all over the world as well as the host team of the beautiful coastal city. The viewers will be surely impressed by magnificent fireworks performances with sparkling light effects and vibrant background music.
►My Khe beach
►Hai Van Pass
►Non Nuoc beach
Being 1,279 kilometers from Hanoi, and 445 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang is one of the most visited holiday destinations in Vietnam. The city is renowned for the same-name Bay with an area of over 500 square meters, including 19 islands and islets. Many of them have put into the tourism industry. Tre Islet is the biggest islet in the bay, attracting the most travelers with high-end accommodation and golf course, the Vinpearl Land Amusement Park and especially, the world’s longest car cable crossing the sea. Besides, the city houses many valuable religious places such as Po Nagar Towers which is a typical architectural work of Cham culture, along with Nha Trang Stone Church, Long Son Pagoda, etc. Nha Trang is also famed for the mud bath and mineral hot spring.
►Po Nagar Tower
►National Oceanographic Museum
►Hot spring center
►Long Son Pagoda
►Tran Phu beach
►Long Son Pagoda
Situated in the heart of the Mekong Delta, this city is over its 200 years as the hub, once called Tay Do and now a Vietnamese city. Here, All of the cultural and economic activities relate closely to a dense system of river and canals which just simply like the “street”. With simple and poetic beauty, Can Tho has been well-known with villages under shades of verdant coconut trees. It is a good idea to take a boat tour along the riverbanks on fine days.
On the east side of Hau River is the famous Ninh Kieu pier, which is famed for its beautiful location. Other interesting destinations are Bang Lang Stork Sanctuary, My Khanh Tourist gardens, and the Can Tho market.
►Cai Rang floating market
►Ninh Kieu pier
►Can Tho prison
►My Khanh tourist site
A land of the exquisite natural beauty and cultural complexities, Vietnam which is always on the list of many authentic travelers comprises fascinating cities. Each one has its distinctive attraction. Do not forget to explore these above cities and get memorable experiences.