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Top 15 Most Beautiful Places To Visit In Vietnam

Have you ever wanted to travel to Vietnam but you were not sure whether you wanted a city break, a beach break or even a mountain break?

What about a cruise around Halong Bay or even crawl through the Cu Chi tunnels? Are you looking for other adventures like rock climbing in Halong Bay or other areas of Vietnam? Vietnam has it all.

Our Top 15 Most Beautiful Places To Visit in Vietnam is an extensive guide on all things Vietnam.

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Emily Pham is our guest contributor highlighting the top 15 most beautiful places to visit in Vietnam. Emily was born in Vietnam and has extensive local knowledge. Her informative article will give you the best of Vietnam for your itinerary planning.

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Top 15 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Vietnam
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Cheap Flights to Vietnam

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Top 15 Most Beautiful Places To Visit In Vietnam

Along with Thailand, Singapore, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam is another ideal nation in Asia for tourists to visit. If you are planning to travel to this beautiful country, don’t forget to read the following top 15 most beautiful places to visit in Vietnam, which promise to give you the best unforgettable moments ever.

Halong Bay #1 Top 15 Most Beautiful Places To Visit In Vietnam

Top 15 most beautiful places to visit in Vietnam
Beautiful Halong Bay

Situated on the Western side of Gulf of Tonkin, Halong Bay is one of the most beautiful natural places in Vietnam. It includes the island and marine areas of Halong city, Cam Pha city and a part of Van Don District, Quang Ninh province. The bay has a coastline of 120 km, an area of about 1,553 km2, 1,969 islands, of which the central region of the bay covers an area of 335 km2 with 775 different islands.

When coming to Halong Bay, most tourists are impressed with the romantic beauty of the “cloud and water wave” sceneries. Besides, Halong also gives visitors the feeling of peace when immersing in the unique landscapes here. Thus, in 1994, Halong Bay was recognized as a World Natural Heritage for the first time by UNESCO. In 2012, New Open World organization had officially regarded it as one of the seven new natural wonders of the world.

Read more about Halong Bay and Cruising here.

Where to Stay in Halong Bay

5 Star Luxury Vinpearl Resort & Spa Hotel

Facilities include a Wellness & Spa Centre, swimming pool, Akoya Restaurant for Japanese and Vietnamese Cuisine and the Pavillion Restaurant for seafood specialities.

Address: Reu Island, Bai Chay Ward, Quang Nihn

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4 Star – Royal Lotus Hotel

Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi and a Night Club.

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3 Star – New Star Ha Long Bay Hotel

Facilities include a restaurant and bar and free WiFi.

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What to do in Halong Bay – Suggested Tours

Book Your Day Cruise To Ha Long Bay Here

Cruise the magnificent limestone karsts of Vietnam’s Halong Bay on a full-day adventure from Hanoi. Climb up to Titov Peak for a panoramic view of the bay-like paradise. Kayak or row bamboo boats, and feast on a seafood lunch.

 

Two-Day Cruise Halong Bay

Discover Ha Long Bay’s less crowded neighbor, Lan Ha Bay, on a 2-day cruise in a luxury en-suite cabin. Enjoy Tai Chi, cave kayaking, a sunset party, and much more onboard.

 

 

Prebook your transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay to board your cruise (if it is not included in your tour)

Hoan Kiem Lake Or Sword Lake

Top 15 most beautiful places to visit in Vietnam
Hoan Kiem Lake

This is a natural freshwater lake of Hanoi the capital with an area of about 12 hectares. In the past, the lake also had other names, such as Luc Thuy lake, Thuy Quan lake, Ta Vong lake, and Huu Vong lake. The name “Hoan Kiem” lake appeared at the beginning of 15th century in association with the legend of King Le Thai To who returned the magical sword to the golden turtle. Also, Hoan Kiem Lake is a symbol of peace and virtue of Vietnamese people. Therefore, many artists take the image of Sword Lake as the foundation for their works.

Where to stay around Hoan Kiem Lake

We can personally recommend the following two hotels from the Trang Trang Hotel Group.  They are located only a few minutes walk from Hoan Kiem Lake and are in the Old Quarter.  If one is fully booked you can book the other way.  The rooms are excellent, comfortable and clean, WiFi is excellent, hot options available at the buffet breakfast and the staff are very welcoming and helpful. They are good budget class hotels, if you are travelling on a budget.

Trang Trang Boutique Hotel 104 Pho Ma May 104 Pho Ma May Phuong Hang Buom Quan Hoan Kiem Thanh Pho Ha Noi, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam. A 3-star hotel. This street is really interesting to walk around.  We can recommend visiting the Old Traditional House in the street.

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We can recommend the Trang Trang Premium Hotel – 15 Cho Cau Go, Hoan Kiem, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi. This hotel is only minutes from the Water Puppet Theatre.  A 3-star Hotel. They are due to open a Sky Bar with magnificent views over the lake at sunset August/September 2019. We would recommend visiting at sunset.

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Pre-purchase your fast-track Water Puppet Theatre tickets here

 

 

What to do around Hoan Kiem Lake

For easy transport to visit Hoan Kiem Lake and other sites in Hanoi we can recommend the Hop on Hop off Bus.

Experience the best of Vietnam’s capital and take in panoramic views from an open-top bus. Choose between 24, and 48-hour tickets and enjoy ultimate flexibility.

Hanoi in a Day Tour

Learn about the history of Hanoi’s traditional sights on this full-day tour of the city. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, and visit the Ho Chi Minh complex, the Temple of Literature, the Museum of Ethnology, Trấn Quốc Pagoda, and Dong Xuan market.

 

 

Recommended 5-Star Accommodation in Hanoi

The Pullman Hanoi Hotel is located about 3km from Hoan Kiem Lake and within walking distance of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Temple of Literature and the Ho Chi Minh Museum. The 5-star luxury hotel has a swimming pool, spa, and tennis courts and offers High Tea in the afternoon as well as a very popular Lunch Buffet from Monday through to Saturday.

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Thien Mu Pagoda

Thien Mu Pagoda is one of the most famous ancient pagodas in Vietnam. It is also known as Linh Mu Pagoda, which is located on Ha Khe hill, about 5 km from Hue city, Vietnam. This pagoda was officially built in 1601 under Tien Nguyen Hoang Lord’s reign. Thanks to the natural beauty and large scale, Thien Mu Pagoda becomes the most beautiful pagoda at that time. After many historical events, the pagoda was restored many times under Nguyen dynasty. Nowadays, the place is still reconstructed for magnificence and attractiveness.

Where To Stay Close to Thien Mu Pagoda

The closest main town to the Thien Mu Pagoda is Hue. Accommodation details are based on staying in Hue.

5-Star Hotel – Pilgrimage Village Boutique and Spa

Facilities include free WiFi, swimming pools, Turkish steam bath. Art deco design hotel.

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4 Star Hotel – Hotel Saigon Morin

Facilities include free WiFi, swimming pool, Spa and Wellness Centre, Night Club

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4 Star Hotel – Emm Hotel

The hotel is close to The Fine Arts Museum. It has a fitness centre, as well as a rooftop terrace, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.

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We can recommend the Spice Viet Restaurant located in the Emm Hotel in Hue.

What to Do in and Around Thien Mu Pagoda

A fun way to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda is on a full-day tour of Hue.

 

Half-Day Tour with Boat Cruise that includes Thien Mu Pagoda

Get to know Hue with a half-day sightseeing tour of the city. See the historical monument complexes and take a dragon boat ride on the Perfume River to Thien Mu. Visit Dong Ba Market, enter the Imperial Citadel, and go to the Hue Royal Antiques Museum.

 

Related Reading:

Walk of Revolution Tour Hue

Imperial City Walking Tour

Vegetarian Food Tour of Hue

Hoi An Ancient Town

Top 15 most beautiful places to visit in Vietnam
Hoi An City

Placed on the banks of Thu Bon River, Quang Nam province, about 25 km from Danang city, Hoi An is an ancient town which is very attractive to tourists. In the past, Hoi An was a commercial port with many traders from all over the world, which creates a diverse culture between East and West. Today, the town preserves the architectural relics and intangible cultural foundation in the customs, religious practices, folk arts, cultural festivals, traditional craft villages, etc. Moreover, the culinary culture in Hoi An is one of the unique things that tourists mention. If you come here, you should enjoy the traditional dishes, such as Quang noodles, white rose cake, Cao Lau, etc. It’s wonderful!

Where to Stay in Hoi An

5-Star Hotel – Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa

The hotel has a Spa, a Jacuzzi and outdoor tennis courts. Just a short walk from Cua Dai Beach, it offers comfortable luxury rooms equipped with a mini bar, slippers and a private balcony.

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4 Star Hotel – Emm Hotel Hoi An

Conveniently located in the middle of the city, this 4-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Hoi An. It provides a spa and wellness centre, as well as a coffee bar, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.

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3-Star Hotel – Ving Hung Emerald Resort

Facilities include free WiFi, private beach, swimming pool and sauna.

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What To Do in Hoi An

Market Tour, Basket Boat Ride and Cooking Class

Experience everyday rural life in Vietnam on an eco tour from Hoi An. Visit a local market, cruise down the Thu Bon River and take part in a hands-on cooking class.

 

Admire Hoi An on a Hidden Hoi An Walking Tour

  • Learn about the rich culture of Hoi An on a walking tour accompanied by your English speaking guide
  • Visit the important landmarks of the town including the Chua Ong Pagoda, Jinshang Temple and Tan Ky House
  • Unwind at the end of the day with a boat ride along the Thu Bon River, the ancient trading hub of Hoi An

Private Airport Transfer from/to Da Nang Airport to Hoi An

Hoi An City and Countryside Tour.

  • Learn about the rich culture of Hoi An on a walking tour accompanied by your English speaking guide
  • Visit the important landmarks of the town including the Chua Ong Pagoda, Jinshang Temple and Tan Ky House
  • Unwind at the end of the day with a boat ride along the Thu Bon River, the ancient trading hub of Hoi An

Our articles on Hoi An to inspire you to visit:

Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa

Hoi An Hidden Walking Tour

My Son Sanctuary Tour

How to get from Hue to Hoi An

Sidecar Tour to Monkey Mountain from Hoi An

Hanoi

Top 15 most beautiful places to visit in Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Hanoi is the capital of a thousand years of civilization in Vietnam with a typical old town, which preserves the long-standing architecture and many traditional values. Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son temple, and The Huc bridge are symbols of Hanoi. Besides, tourists can learn about Vietnamese’s culture and history when visiting Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, Hoa Lo Prison, and national museums.

The special thing in Hanoi is the combination of the different cultures. You find nowhere in Vietnam where there are many cultural villages like Hanoi. Tourists will be excited when enjoying the unique beauty and cultural values of villages, Buddhists and French architecture here.

Related Reading: A Weekend Hanoi Itinerary

What To Do in Hanoi

Pre-purchase your Hanoi BonBon Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tours

  • Embark on an adventure with Hanoi’s only hop-on and hop off bus service!
  • Hop aboard at any of the stops within the bus network to see the city’s popular landmarks and attractions
  • Enjoy each ride in a retro yet modern air-conditioned bus with a professional guide and friendly driver
  • Hop off the bus to explore the city at your own pace and continue the tour once you’re ready
  • For your convenience, an onboard audio guide is available in every seat of the bus

Cooking Class in Local Garden Villa with Market Tour

  • Immerse yourself in Vietnam’s unique culture and culinary practices with this cooking class and tour in one
  • Explore a busy local market and learn how to shop like a local
  • Learn how to cook healthy Vietnamese food such as Bún Chả, Nem, and Vietnamese egg coffee
  • Get to know your classmates and instructor as you share each other’s freshly-cooked meals after class
  • Free sample of some tasty wines included, as well as round-trip transfers within the Old Quarter area
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Old Quarter Food Tour

  • What’s your favourite Vietnamese dish? Find out on a fun food tour in Hanoi’s Old Quarter
  • Try a myriad of local delicacies, from the French-influenced Vietnamese banh mi and Bun Cha noodles to sweet milk desserts and fruity drinks
  • Be led to one of few egg coffee shops to sample this genuinely unique drink
  • Learn about the history and landmarks of Hanoi’s Old Quarter from your English-speaking guide
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Hanoi Sightseeing Motorbike Tour

  • Zoom through the streets of Hanoi on a half-day tour around the city
  • Choose between a private tour to explore with your own companions or join a group and make new friends
  • Stop by famous sites within Hanoi like the Ho Chi Minh Complex, iconic Buddhist temples, and more
  • Get in-depth info about Vietnam’s history and culture from your local English-speaking guide
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Perfume Pagoda Day Tour from Hanoi

  • Explore one of the most famous and venerated Buddhist temples in Vietnam
  • Glide along the waters of the Yen Stream on a rowboat to reach the Thien Tru Harbor
  • Go on a trekking adventure and make your way to Huong Tich cave
  • Enjoy a comprehensive tour that expands knowledge on Vietnamese culture and ancient architecture
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Private Night Market Street Food Tour in Hanoi

  • Book through Klook and go on a private walking tour around the streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter and its markets
  • You’ll be accompanied by a fun-loving foodie tour guide and you’ll be taken to the best street food spots
  • Sample a wide variety of scrumptious delicacies while learning about the local culinary culture
  • Drop by the Bia Hoi corner of the Old Quarter and feast on pho and drink some local beer
  • Cap off this wonderful street food tour by munching on the best savory dishes and a wonderful dessert
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Phu Quoc Island

Top 15 most beautiful places to visit in Vietnam
Phu Quoc Island

Known as Dao Ngoc, Phu Quoc is the largest island in Vietnam and also the 22nd largest island in the Gulf of Thailand that you shouldn’t ignore when traveling to Vietnam. Phu Quoc and other islands constitute Phu Quoc island district under Kien Giang province. The whole region has a total area of 589.23 km2. Nowadays, Phu Quoc has become famous for tourists all over the country and the world. This is not only because Phu Quoc is a beautiful island called the sunshine paradise, but it also contains many mysteries which haven’t been discovered.

It can’t be denied that nature gives Phu Quoc harmonious sceneries and a cool and pleasant climate all year round. Also, it owns long and beautiful beaches with blue sea water and white sandy. Therefore, Phu Quoc will be an ideal destination for couples to go on a honeymoon or for families on a vacation.

Where To Stay in Phu Quoc Island

5-Star Hotel – La Verandah Resort – MGallery by Sofitel

Facilities include free WiFi, a restaurant and bar, an outdoor terrace, a private beach, pool and Jacuzzi.

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4-Star Hotel – Chen Sea Resort & Spa

Facilities include free WiFi, a restaurant and bar, an outdoor terrace, a private beach, an infinity pool and a fitness centre.

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3-Star Hotel – Cassia Cottage Resort

Facilities include free WiFi, a restaurant and bar, a private beach, pool.

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What To Do in Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc Islands Day Tour by Speedboat

  • Discover Fingernail Island, Dam Ngang Island, May Rut Island, and Pineapple Island in an exotic day tour!
  • Explore the stunning islands of Phu Quoc in style as you ride the waves on a speedboat!
  • Experience local fishing on Pineapple Island, the largest island in the An Thoi archipelago
  • Enjoy snorkelling on Dam Ngang Island and witness a wonderful underwater world beneath
  • Cross the clear seas of Phu Quoc on a stylish speedboat and breeze through scenic island landscapes
  • Check availability here

Vinpearl Safari Phu Quoc Ticket

  • Explore Vietnam’s first and only open zoo, patterned after international Safari models
  • Discover different species of wild animals from South Africa, Europe, India, Australia, and more
  • Walk along the tree-lined roads and encounter elephants, giraffes, tigers, birds, and others
  • Check availability here

Phu Quoc Cruise Day & Night Adventure

  • Go in for the ultimate island experience on a relaxing cruise of Phu Quoc
  • Swim and snorkel in the clear waters surrounding local beaches
  • After watching a sunset on board, try squid fishing and enjoy a delicious meal
  • Check availability here
Related Reading: Best Vietnam Islands to Visit

Sapa

Top 15 most beautiful places to visit in Vietnam
Sapa

Located on a highland town in Lao Cai province, Sapa is a great place that you shouldn’t miss when coming to Vietnam. Thanks to the majestic natural scenery, beautiful terraced fields, mysterious love market, and rich cuisines, Sapa nowadays becomes more and more attractive to tourists. In other words, the natural landscapes in Sapa are combined with the creativity of people, the terrain of mountains and hills, the green color of forests. All things create a harmonious and romantic picture.

Furthermore, Sapa owns many beautiful tourist attractions, such as Ham Rong flower garden, Muong Hoa valley, silver waterfall, the stone church with Gothic style in the centre, Bac Ha market, etc. Especially, Sapa possesses Fansipan – the highest mountain in Vietnam and was dubbed the “Indochina roof” which is very attractive to those who love climbing and conquering.

Where To Stay in Sapa

5-Star Hotel – Silk Path Grand Resort & Spa

Facilities include free WiFi, a restaurant and bar, pool.

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4-Star Hotel – Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa (Now BB Sapa Resort & Spa)

The Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa provides 4-star accommodation in Sa Pa. It showcases views of Fansipan, and offers outdoor tennis courts, an indoor pool and a sauna. We can personally recommend this hotel as we stayed there as part of our visit with Victoria Voyages to Sapa.

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You can read our review of our stay at the Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa here

3-Star Hotel – Sapa Dragon Hotel

Facilities include free WiFi, bike rental, restaurant and bar, close to many other restaurants.

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What To Do in Sapa

Cat Cat Village Trekking Tour from Sapa

  • Visit Sapa’s oldest Black H’Mong community at Cat Cat Village in this tour!
  • Learn about the Black H’Mong’s timeless culture and traditional values as you interact with the locals
  • Check out their beautiful handmade brocade products, such as bracelets, scarves, clothes, and many more
  • Drop by the old Hydro Electric Power Station, the village’s power source during the French colonial period
  • Don’t miss the sight of Cat Cat Waterfall’s gorgeous stream of rushing waters
  • After a long trek, re-energize with delicious local food at a local restaurant
  • Check availability here

 

Ma Tra and Ta Phin Village Private Trekking Tour from Sapa

  • Make your way to Sapa’s eastern side and discover the valley of Ma Tra and Ta Phin Village
  • Be greeted by a panoramic view of Sapa while trekking, an amazing sight that stretches for 12km
  • Meet the H’mong and Red Dzao people, two tribes that share the valley’s lush landscape
  • Discover their perfectly preserved cultures through their colourful clothing and handicraft
  • Explore the villages at your own pace and get to interact with the locals for as long as you want!
  • Try their local speciality dishes for lunch, which will be served in a local homestay
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Love and Silver Waterfalls Private Day Tour from Sapa

  • Treat yourself to an excursion in the jungles of Sapa with this tour!
  • Visit Love and Silver Waterfalls, impressive works of nature hidden in the deep forests of Sapa’s province
  • Check out the famed Fansipan view via Ton Station, a 20km path made easier by your air-conditioned ride
  • Munch on a full spread of local delicacies and classic favorites at the 3-star Viet Flower Hotel Restaurant
  • Enjoy the convenience of your private tour as your transfer drives you around at your own pace
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Fansipan Cable Car Ticket with Ticket Delivery Service in Sapa

  • Take a scenic cable car ride up 3,143 meters above sea level to the peak of Fansipan Mountain
  • Marvel at an impressive view of Hoang Lien Son Range and Muong Hoa Valley’s natural landscapes as you travel
  • Explore the various temples and spiritual landmarks located at the top of the mountain during your visit
  • Enjoy a ride on the Muong Hoa Monorail and Fansipan Monorail with the experience’s different packages
  • Redeem your ticket hassle-free with the hotel delivery service, or just book a direct entry ticket!
  • Check availability here

 

You can read about our stay in Sapa travelling from Hanoi to Sapa by the Victoria Express Train, our accommodation at the Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa as well as our trek through the rice fields to visit a local ethnic village and a Sapa market visit here.

Da Nang City

Top 15 most beautiful places to visit in Vietnam
Da Nang at night

Da Nang city is one of the biggest cities in Vietnam which has been a familiar destination for domestic and foreign tourists due to its friendly people, clean environment, and delicious and strange dishes with strong local flavours.

Da Nang is also known as a coastal city with beautiful beaches and white sands. After hard working days, you can come here for relaxation by diving in the blue water, playing with the waves, and sunbathing on the white sand. Not only that, there are many sea services, such as canoeing, dragging, windsurfing, banana sailing, water motor, watching corals, etc., that you should experience. Besides, it possesses many beautiful landscapes, such as My Khe beach – one of the most charming beaches on the planet, Ba Na hill with many entertainment activities, Son Tra peninsula, Ngu Hanh Son, Han River, Rong Bridge, etc.

Where to Stay in Da Nang

5-Star Hotel – Pullman Danang Beach Resort

Located in Da Nang, Pullman Danang Beach Resort provides stylish, 5-star accommodation close to Bac My An Beach. It also features an outdoor pool, a free shuttle service and a private beach.

We stayed at the Pullman Danang Beach Resort & Spa and have written a review on our experience.  During our visit we took the market tour, a cooking class as well as enjoyed a spa treatment.  Read our review here

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4 Star Hotel – Novotel Danang Premier Han Resort

Facilities include free WiFi, a restaurant and bar, a private beach, pool, gym, rooftop terrace and jacuzzi.

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3-Star Hotel – Mitisa Hotel

Facilities include free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and swimming pool,  and a central location. We stayed here for 3 nights.  There are hot options available in the Buffet Breakfast.  The location was perfect.

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What To Do in Da Nang

There are many things to do in Da Nang and we share with you our top 11 fun and spontaneous things to do plus day tours below.

Cham Islands Day Tour from Da Nang

  • Take a day trip to the beautiful Cham Islands, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve
  • Know more about the history of the islands when you visit Au Thuyen, Hai Tang Pagoda, and Ong Temple
  • Get to your destinations onboard a modern speedboat, the safest and most convenient way
  • Swim into clear cerulean waters and snorkel your way to the abundant corals, where schools of fish thrive
  • Indulge in a delicious lunch set after feasting your eyes on Cham Islands’ must-see attractions
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Ba Na Hills Day Trip from Da Nang

  • Ascend the mountain on one of the world’s longest and highest cable car rides
  • Immerse yourself in the protected reserve area, floral and fauna, birds, and animals
  • Relive your childhood at the Fantasy Park amusement park
  • A convenient hotel pick-up and drop-off will see you on your journey and bring you safely back
  • An English-speaking guide will give you fascinating information about each tour stop
  • Enjoy the amazing view from the mountain to the beach while strolling on the very new Golden Bridge with a length of 150m and 1,414m above sea level
  • Check availability here

Da Nang City Private Tour and Han Cruise by Night with Aodai Rider

  • Go on a motorbike tour of Da Nang’s main attractions!
  • Explore the city’s iconic sights such as its street markets, bridges and pristine beaches
  • Feel the buzz of the coastal town’s nightlife as your guide drives you to your destinations
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture as you taste Vietnamese cuisine and interact with the residents
  • Roam around the city with professional Aodai-clad women bikers for the ultimate local experience
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Cham Island Sea Walk and Snorkeling Experience by Speedboat from Da Nang

  • Explore the Cham islands has simple beauty with blue sea, white sand, sunshine and stunning coral reefs.
  • Enjoy white sand shores, clear blue seas, and stunning underwater reserves with snorkeling and sea walk experiences
  • Have a delicious lunch and relax at the Unique ecological Bai Chong beach of a Word Biosphere Reserved Cham islands recognized by UNESCO
  • Hop onboard a speedboat for an exciting and easy travel between Da Nang and Cham Island
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Da Nang City & My Khe Beach Private Day Tour with Galina Spa Experience & English Guide

  • Explore the best of Da Nang City on a half-day adventure to its historic pagodas, landscapes, and more
  • Visit the Linh Ung, the biggest pagoda in the city, to see its perfect mix of modern and traditional architectures
  • Bask in the natural picturesque views on Marble Mountain and enjoy the white sandy coastline of My Khe
  • Admire the exquisite stone sculptures crafted by the skilful hands of local artisans in Non-Nuoc village
  • Enjoy your city tour with your English-speaking guide and round-trip transfer services available in the packages
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Private Da Nang International Airport Transfers (DAD) for Da Nang City, Ba Na Hills & More

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Nui Than Tai Hot Springs Park Ticket in Da Nang

  • Relax physically and mentally at Nui Than Tai Hot Springs Park, a hot spring and nature lover haven in Da Nang!
  • The park covers 60 hectares of majestic forest, cool streams, and various mineral-rich hot springs
  • Detoxify and smoothen your skin in the mud bath area that boasts a unique method of hydrotherapy
  • Visit the Onsen Tower for a relaxing and traditional Japanese style bathing experience
  • For fun and thrill-seekers, the Water Park includes unique attractions like the acupuncture lake and a cave
  • Watch an immersive complimentary 9D to 12D movies at the cinema and food building
  • Please be advised that you will receive the voucher within 30 minutes after making the booking
  • Check availability here

Nha Trang City

Top 15 most beautiful places to visit in Vietnam
Nha Trang

Nha Trang is a coastal city and a political, economic, cultural and tourist centre in Khanh Hoa province, Vietnam. This land has a temperate climate, convenient transportation both in waterways, roads, airways, and railways. Thanks to the beautiful natural sceneries and rich historical contexts, Nha Trang has become a tourist attraction with many types of tourism, such as ecotourism, landscape tourism, community tourism, etc.

Also, it is famous for salanganes nest – one of the most nutritious foods used by Kings 400 years ago. Besides, Nha Trang is considered as the pearl of the Far East due to its natural landscapes, white-sand beaches, and offshore islands with coral ecosystems. Especially, Nha Trang Bay is one of the 29 most beautiful bays in the world ranked by the world’s bay club, and it was officially recognized in July 2003. Along with Ha Long Bay, Nha Trang Bay is the second bay of Vietnam to be classified as this honour. Moreover, when visiting this place, travellers have a great chance to enjoy the fantastic beauty of ancient Cham temples and quiet museums in the heart of the city.

Where to Stay in Nha Trang

5 Star Hotel – Intercontinental Hotel Nha Trang

Facilities include free WiFi, a private beach, pool, spa, gym, restaurants and bars.

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Novotel Nha Trang

Facilities include free WiFi, private beach, pool, jacuzzi, sauna, restaurants and bars.

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3 Star Hotel – Summer Hotel Nha Trang

Facilities include free WiFi, pool, jacuzzi, sauna, Spa and Wellness centre, restaurant and bar. Centrally located.

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What To Do in Nha Trang

Mud Bath at Galina Hotel and Spa in Nha Trang

  • Relax at Galina Hotel and Spa, Nha Trang’s largest beauty center
  • Experience a therapeutic mud bath with many medicinal healing properties
  • Pamper yourself by indulging in their many jacuzzis, massages, saunas, and more
  • Located at the very heart of this beautiful, seaside city
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Nha Trang City Half-Day Private Tour 

  • Go off the beaten path and explore the city side of Nha Trang with this private tour!
  • Visit The Institute of Oceanography for a chance to see the Marine Creature Museum’s 80,000 marine species
  • Marvel at Long Son Pagoda’s Taoist architecture and get to see its 79-feet White Buddha statue
  • Learn about Nha Trang’s ancient civilization through a tour of Po Nagar Cham Tower
  • See the French gothic masterpiece that is Nha Trang Stone Church
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Sunset Cocktail and Dinner Luxury Cruise in Nha Trang

  • Due to Covid-19 situation, all customers have to fill Health Declaration Form and send directly to Emperor Cruises Nha Trang Operator, please find more details at Additional Information.
  • Take your loved one on a memorable romantic cruise on the gorgeous Nha Trang bay
  • Be greeted by an experienced service team and enjoy a welcome drink as soon as you step in
  • Delight in an appetizing cocktail session before dinner as soon as the sun sets
  • Spend a tropical evening as you dine al fresco on a 5-course gourmet seafood at the sundeck
  • Admire the spectacular landscape of Nha Trang and its necklace of hills decorating the edges of the island
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Mun Island, Fishing Village, and Tranh Beach Tour from Nha Trang

  • Visit some of the most well-known beaches in Nha Trang while enjoying an exciting speedboat ride!
  • Dip into the waters of Mun Island and be amazed at the fishes and corals at Hon Mun Marine Protected Area
  • Perfect your tan and laze under the sun or enjoy a variety of water activities at Tranh Beach
  • Enjoy convenient hotel transfers and a delicious lunch at An Nam restaurant for a hassle-free day
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Private Nha Trang Cyclo Tour

  • Take a moment to slow down and go on a relaxing cyclo ride around Nha Trang
  • Meet the creative women behind the marvellous art pieces of a local embroidery shop
  • Enjoy spectacular Vietnamese dishes such as beef noodles and fermented pork rolls
  • Experience a convenient and unique hotel pick up and drop off service aboard a cyclo
  • Check availability here

Hue Citadel

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Hue

Hue is one of the historical cities in Vietnam, which is associated with relics from Nguyen dynasty in the 19th century. Located on the peaceful Huong River, Hue Citadel has a large area and circumference around 10 km. There are some famous sites, such as Ngo Mon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, Dien Tho Palace, etc., where you should visit when coming to this place. Besides, tourists can take a boat on the Huong River to visit tombs and pagodas, including Tu Duc tomb, Khai Dinh tomb, Thien Mu pagoda, etc.

Where To Stay in Hue

5 Star Hotel – Indochine Palace Hue

Facilities include free WiFi, a pool, sauna and restaurant.

Check Out Availability and Prices here.

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4-Star Hotel – EMM Hotel

Facilities include free WiFi, an outdoor pool, Spice Viet Restaurant as well as free breakfast.

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3-Star Hotel – Serene Shining Hotel

Facilities include free WiFi, a restaurant and a central location.

Check Out Availability and Prices here.

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What To Do in Hue

Hue City Full-Day Tour

  • Cruise along the Perfume River by boat
  • See the Thien Mu Pagoda
  • Tour the Imperial Citadel
  • Learn more about the life of the royals in Vietnam
  • Imperial City Walking Tour
  • Learn about the Imperial City of Hue, the former capital of Vietnam
  • Walk around the citadel and take in the majestic Noon Gate and Nine Holy Cannons
  • See the ornate details of the lavish Thai Hoa Palace
  • Visit the ancestral temples of The Mieu and Hung Mieu
  • Imagine the Vietnamese royals of old watching traditional performances at the Duyet Thi Duong Royal Theater

 

Imperial City Guided Walking and Pedicab Combo Tour

  • Discover the original King’s Palace from the last dynasty in Vietnam
  • Admire the beautiful views along the Huong River
  • Enjoy a relaxed pedicab trip around the ancient town of Hue

 

 

  • Ho Chi Minh City

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    The lights of Ho Chi Minh City

    Ho Chi Minh City is one of the two biggest economic and cultural centres in Vietnam. Most tourists travelling to Vietnam want to come to Ho Chi Minh City for enjoying a diverse economic region and traditional cultural history. The first impression of the visitors when coming to this 300-year-old city is the excitement, youthfulness, and dynamism. Besides, you can see the high-rise buildings in the city centre, crowded markets, beautiful streets with shops, food stalls, restaurants, and entertainment areas which are open to serve late at night.

    It can be said that this is a modern city, but it still retains the charming architectural features from the French colonial period. Tourists can visit the War Remnants Museum, Cu Chi tunnels to find out the Vietnam War, or come to Notre Dame Cathedral, Ngoc Hoang Pagoda. If you want to go shopping, you should come to Ben Thanh Market – a familiar destination with many different kinds of items.

    Where To Stay in Ho Chi Minh City

    5-Star Hotel – Pullman Saigon Centre

    Facilities include free WiFi, a restaurant and an outdoor pool, the hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pham Ngu Lao Street. We can recommend the Pullman Saigon Centre as we spent two nights there.

    Check Out Availability and Prices here for the  Pullman Saigon Centre

    Read the latest Tripadvisor Reviews.

    Read our article on how to spend a weekend in Saigon here

    4 Star Hotel – Liberty Central Saigon City Point Hotel

    Facilities include free WiFi, restaurant, bar, roof top terrace, fitness centre, sauna and pool.

    Check Out Availability and Prices here

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    3-Star Hotel – Lotus Boutique Hotel

    Facilities include free WiFi, restaurant, night club, rooftop terrace, outdoor pool.

    Check Out Availability and Prices here

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    What To Do in Ho Chi Minh City

    Saigon Skydeck in Bitexco Financial Tower Admission Ticket

    • Board a high-speed elevator up to the Saigon Skydeck inside Ho Chi Minh City’s tallest building!
    • Get an amazing 360-degree view from the very centre of the city
    • Learn more about the city from the informative touch screens and long-range binoculars
    • Be cultured as you walk through the Ao Dai Gallery and learn its unique history
    • Check availability here
  • M.O.M Cooking Class in Saigon
    • Learn how to cook authentic Vietnamese dishes while on tour around Saigon
    • Shop around at a local market for fresh produce needed to create Vietnamese delicacies
    • Choose between 2 options: a half-day tour with a local market visit or a three hour cooking class in the afternoon
    • The cooking class can be adapted to various dietary needs including vegetarian options
    • Check availability here
  • Golden Water Puppet Admission Ticket in Ho Chi Minh City

      • Watch enchanting folk tales and legends performed in a pool of water with ornate backdrops
      • Listen to authentic Vietnamese operatic songs accompanying an elaborate puppet play
      • Appreciate the creativity and dedication directed into preserving the culture of puppet making
      • Check availability here

        Cyclos & Markets

        • Visit Ho Chi Minh’s classic attractions: from the the Tan Dinh Church, General Post Office and Reunification Palace
        • Learn about Vietnam’s rich and complicated history in the War Remnants Museum
        • See Ho Chi Minh City from the seat of a cyclo, just like a local!
        • Visit the famous bird cafe in Tao Dan Park, where locals take their caged birds every morning
        • Check availability here

        Private Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) for Ho Chi Minh City

      • Check availability here for all transport options available

        Want to do the Cu Chi Tunnelsclick here to read our article with top tours available for booking

        Read our article on Top Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

        Cu Chi Tunnels

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        Cu Chi Tunnels

        This is an underground defense system in Cu Chi district, which is known as “steel land,” about 70km from the north-west of Ho Chi Minh City. This system was built by the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam during the Indochina and Vietnam War. Also, it is a unique architecture which is located deep in the ground with many floors and alleys, including spider net with the length of over 200 km, which took place Vietnamese people’s accommodations, meetings and fights.

        Cu Chi Tunnels owns three different deep levels; the upper level is about 3 meters from the ground; the middle level is about 6 meters from the ground, and the last level is more than 12 meters in depth. If you want to discover the tunnels, don’t miss this place in your journey!

        Where To Stay To Visit The Cu Chi Tunnels

        To Travel Too recommendation is to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels from Ho Chi Minh City.  Please refer above to where to stay in Ho Chi Minh City.

        How To Visit Cu Chi Tunnels

      • Cu Chi Tunnels Morning or Afternoon Tour (one of the most popular tours to the Cu Chi Tunnels

      • Discover Cu Chi Tunnels with an informative tour guide. Go underground to explore the tunnel system, walk around the forest and watch a war documentary.

     

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  • Cu Chi Tunnels VIP Tour with Speedboat
  • Take a 1.5-hour long speedboat tour to the Cu Chi Tunnels from Ho Chi Minh City and learn more about this fascinating underground network that was a key part of the Viet Cong defence during the Vietnam War.

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    Mekong Delta

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    Mekong Delta

    Mekong Delta is also known as the Southern Delta or Southwest region in Vietnam with a total area of 40,548.2 km2. Thanks to the long coastlines, unique tributaries, canals, and islets, the Mekong Delta is suitable for ecotourism. Besides, when travelling to this place, tourists will experience many exciting activities, such as visiting the vast orchards, sitting on one of the nine rivers that flow into the Sea of Mekong River, listening to Don Ca Tai Tu folk music and enjoying the specialities of Southern region, Vietnam. Moreover, when travelling here, you can visit the floating markets – a particular type of market only in the West of the river water.

    Where To Stay in the Mekong Delta

    To visit the Mekong Delta we would recommend staying in Ho Chi Minh City as a base before exploring the region.  Please see above for our recommendations.

    You can stay at the Victoria Can Tho Resort in Can Tho or the Victoria Chau Doc Hotel in Chau Doc. You can read our hotel reviews below.

    Victoria Can Tho Resort Review

    Victoria Chau Doc Hotel Review

    Related reading: Our article on 4 days/3 nights in the Mekong Delta.

    What To Do in the Mekong Delta

    A full-day tour of the Mekong Delta

    • See the beauty of Southern Vietnam on a full-day excursion to Mekong Delta with an English-speaking guide
    • Go on a relaxing Mekong Delta boat tour to see iconic fishing villages with stilt houses and rice paddies
    • Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch, snack on fresh fruit and honey tea, and sample locally made coconut candy
    • Check availability here
  • From Hồ Chí Min: Mekong Delta and Cai Rang Market 2-Day Trip

  • Cai Rang is the biggest floating market in Mekong Delta where people can buy fruit & vegetables from locals. A good time to visit is early in the morning when they are very lively and colourful. The tour includes an optional stay in a 5-star hotel.

    Mui Ne

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    The sand dunes of Mui Ne

    Mui Ne is a famous tourist destination in the South Central Coast, Vietnam, 22km from Phan Thien city, Binh Thuan province. This place is also a strip of desolate coast with red dunes stretching like a desert and Vietnamese fishing villages. Along with that, Mui Ne attracts tourists due to many historical-cultural relics of diverse and multi-ethnic cultures, including Kinh, Cham, and Hoa. Furthermore, Mui Ne is famous for many beautiful relics, such as Cham Tower, Water Tower, Ong Pagoda, Van Thuy Tu Pagoda, and many other cultural, historical and tourism monuments.

    Where to Stay Near Mui Ne

    4.5 Star Hotel – Pandanus Resort Phan Thiet

    Facilities include free WiFi, restaurant, private beach, Spa and Wellness centre, bike rental.

    Check Out Availability and Price here

    Read the latest Tripadvisor Reviews.

    4 Star Hotel – Full Moon Village Phan Thiet

    Facilities include free WiFi, restaurant, private beach, outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, roof top terrace and bar.

    Check Out Availability and Prices here.

    Read the latest Tripadvisor Reviews.

    4-Star Hotel – Blue Shell Resort

    Facilities include free WiFi, restaurant, private beach, and bar.

    Check Out Availability and Prices here

    Read the latest Tripadvisor Reviews.

    Emily has written an informative article on Mui Ne read it here.

    What To Do in Mui Ne

     

    A round trip transfer from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne.

    See more tours and things to do in and around Mui Ne 

     

    Dalat

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    Da Lat at dawn

    Dalat is the capital of Lam Dong province, Vietnam, situated on Lam Vien plateau with the height of 1,500 meters. This is one of the ideal places for couples thanks to the beautiful landscapes and pleasant weather all year round. The unique feature of Dalat tourism is the farms and forests where they grow flowers. Thus, it is regarded as the city of flowers, spring, love, and fog. When coming to this city, you should discover some famous places, such as Xuan Huong Lake, Love Valley, Pongour Waterfall, Dalat Station, Langbiang Mountain, etc.

    Where To Stay in Dalat

    4 Star Hotel – TTC Hotel Premium Ngoc Lan

    Facilities include free WiFi, restaurant, jacuzzi, sauna, gym, pool and bar.

    Check Out Availability and Prices here

    Read the latest Tripadvisor Reviews on more accommodation options in Dalat.

    What To Do in Dalat

  • Da Lat One Day City Tour
  • Your day out in Dalat will see you exploring Robin Hill and the Dalat Cable Car Station, the Truc Lam Zen Monastery, Tuyen Lam Lake, the Datanla Waterfall, and the Bao Dai King’s Summer Palace. You will have time for lunch at a local restaurant, before continuing on to view the Dalat Flower Garden, to take in the giant golden statue of the Sakyamuni Buddha, and to explore the Cock Church.

     

    • Da Lat Countryside Day Tour
    • Explore Da Lat’s scenic countryside and learn more about local cultures and lifestyles of the area
    • See how local farmers grow plants, vegetables, flowers and more as a livelihood
    • Widen your knowledge about traditional Da Lat with visits to pagodas, cricket farms, and waterfalls
    • Take in the peaceful and tranquil atmosphere of the surroundings
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    • Top Hotels in Vietnam

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      Vietnam Currency:

      The official currency is the Vietnamese Dong.  US dollars are accepted in major hotels and shopping centres.

      ATMs are available throughout Vietnam. There are fees associated with most of the Banks.

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      Vietnam is a foodies heaven.  We have reached out to top travel bloggers for their favoaurite Vietnamese Restaurants –  check out the top restaurants before you travel.

      Hence, what are you waiting? Your vacation is sure to be more interesting if you set foot on one or all of these top 15 most beautiful places in Vietnam. However, before departing, it is highly advisable to weigh up your travel plan carefully. Have a nice vacation!

      Emily Pham Author bio:

      I am Emily Pham. I was born in Vietnam – a country with many unknown beaches, historic sites, and tourist attractions. Understanding that Vietnam nowadays is a famous destination, I established the blog site vina.com with the purpose of introducing the elegant beauty of Vietnam to friends around the world. If you are planning a trip to Vietnam, our blog will provide you with essential information on where to go and what to do in our country.

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