15 Best Destinations In Vietnam That You Can’t Miss

15 Best Destinations In Vietnam

Introduction

How much do you know about Vietnam? Along with its distinctive, affordable local cuisine, lengthy and fascinating history, and great Vietnamese coffee and pho, the nation is best renowned for its stunning landscapes and hidden gems, which are just waiting for you to discover!

Here are the top 15 best destinations in Vietnam that you should visit. Add them right away to your favorites list!

15 Best Destinations In Vietnam: Your Bucket List

15 Best Destinations In Vietnam: Your Bucket List
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1. Sapa

Located in the Northwest mountains of Vietnam, Sapa is one of the regions with the lowest temperatures in the nation and is known for its stunning views of the gorgeous limestone mountains and rice terraces.

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It is among the most popular motorcycle tours in Vietnam, offering an abundance of opportunities for day hikes through little villages of ethnic minorities and immersing breathtaking mountain views.

Sapa
H’mong ethnic minority children in Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam. H’mong is the 8th largest ethnic group in Vietnam.

2. Hanoi

Hanoi, the capital city, is renowned for its historic buildings and diverse cultural elements. Visitors can tour Hanoi’s landmark district and the city’s numerous lakes, temples, and museums while indulging in various street foods. 

Coming to this capital, your eyes will be treated to the awe-inspiring collision between the ancient charm and modern appeal. We suggest a cycle tour, cyclo tour, walking tour inside the city rather than a motorcycle trip to slow take in its beauty.

Hanoi
Restaurants, bars near train street in Hanoi at night.

3. Ha Long Bay

Those who have never traveled to Vietnam might visit this top-tier tourist destination – one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Halong Bay. This is the precious gem of Vietnam in particular and of Asia in general.

There are innumerable big and tiny islands scattered with odd peaks and rocks connected by mountains and rivers. These islands are always changing, exhibit incredible craftsmanship, and are gorgeous.

Ha Long Bay
Riders kayaking on Halong Bay, Vietnam

4. Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh province, sometimes known as “Halong Bay on Land,” is a region of outstanding scenery and is highly recommended for travelers to Vietnam. 

Ninh Binh has a lot to delight tourists because it is surrounded by beautiful landscapes such as Tam Coc-Bich Dong, Trang An, Bai Dinh pagoda, Van Long Nature Reserve, Hoa Lu Ancient Temple, etc. 

Coming here, don’t pass up the opportunity to visit Cuc Phuong National Park in Ninh Binh and go riding or hiking there to see the wildlife.

Ninh Binh
Motorbiking in Ninh Binh ( Ho Chi Minh Trail Tours )

5.  Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park

If you’re traveling to Vietnam and enjoying the extraordinary natural beauty and discovering secret locations, Phong Nha is a must-visit. Tra Ang, Son Doong, Paradise Cave and Phong Nha Cave, and hundreds of karst caverns have long been the dreamland for cave lovers. 

In addition to the caves, Phong Nha serves a variety of other outdoor activities. You can hire a motorcycle for the day and take a motorbike tour on Ho Chi Minh road along the mountainous roads, take in the tranquility of the village of Phong Nha, or unwind at a farm stay in the Bong Lai Valley.

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Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park
Visiting Phong Nha cave ( Motorbike tours along Ho Chi Minh Road )

6. Nha Trang

The picturesque beauty of the Nha Trang tourist destination has long left an indelible impression in the minds of visitors. If you visit this lovely coastal city, you may take advantage of its stunning sandy beaches, go scuba diving, and eat some delectable local delicacies like grilled fish with green chili, jellyfish noodles, squid pancakes, etc.

Those who seek a more luxurious experience will also completely go off stream here, as Nha Trang is home to many world-class resorts. Otherwise, a motorbike tour along the coast with some delectable dishes at some streetside food stalls never breaks your bank

Nha Trang
Fishing boats in marina at Nha Trang, Vietnam

7. Hue City

Any traveler to Vietnam will fall in love with the romantic Hue, especially those who want to fully experience Vietnamese culture. The ancient city is well known for its imperial fortress, famous pagodas, and royal mausoleums. 

Hue is a city that attracts both wealthy travelers and contented families because there are so many exciting things to do there. The Imperial City of Hue, which has stood for more than two centuries, is a place worth visiting.

Hue City
Boating to Phong Nha cave, Quang Binh ( Ho Chi Minh Trail )

8. Hoi An

In contrast to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, Hoi An bears a unique look at port life in Vietnam in the 18th century. Here, you can choose to stroll around the Ancient Town to see a well-preserved maze of shophouses and pagodas with paper lanterns zigzagging from one structure to the next. 

Or, you can board a traditional Vietnamese boat and have a leisurely trip along the rivers, especially around sunset. The moment the sun kisses the horizon line is when Hoi An wears its most gorgeous look, with tons of colorful candlelit lanterns glittering on the river.

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Hoi An
Hoi An ancient town in Vietnam

9. Danang

You cannot skip past Da Nang as a tourist attraction when exploring Central Vietnam. Praised as the most worth-living city in Vietnam, Da Nang always has something to spoil you. Not as peaceful as its neighbor – Hue city, yet not as buzzing as Ho Chi Minh city or Hanoi, this city shows the best of both worlds and can please even the pickiest tourist.

Da Nang has numerous lovely bridges, including the Han River Bridge, the Dragon Bridge, the Love Bridge, and especially the not-to-miss Golden Bridge, as well as pristine and enchanting beaches, like My Khe and Non Nuoc beaches.

 

Danang
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10. Dalat

The next popular tourist destination in Vietnam is Dalat. The romantic beauty of Da Lat has long captivated many people. When you travel here, be sure to check out Da Lat’s beautiful sceneries, including Lang Bian Mountain, Xuan Lam Lake, Xuan Huong Lake, and My Linh Coffee Plantation. 

Delicious Vietnamese cuisine is available in Da Lat despite the cold weather, namely grilled spring rolls, squid hotpot, and chicken heart cake, all of which are hot, fragrant, and visually appealing.

Dalat
DaLat – central highland motorbike trips

11. Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

It would be remiss not to mention Ho Chi Minh City on this list. In this bustling city, you won’t run out of things to do, whether it’s enjoying the mouthwatering cuisine, the stunning French architecture, or the burgeoning craft beer culture. 

You can visit the War Remnants Museum to learn about the American-Vietnamese War, enjoy coffee at countless adorable coffee shops, and have a good time at upscale rooftop nightclubs. 

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Saigon, Vietnam- Riders visiting Viet Cong Tunnels near Ho Chi Minh City. Cu Chi tunnel, historic famous place in Vietnam war

12. Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc is Vietnam’s largest island, where you may walk on fine white sand, lay by the sea, watch the sunset, and take a speedboat to the southern island to snorkel or eat. 

Avoid the crowds, indulge in the calm island lifestyle, completely forget about your worries, and unwind while on vacation – definitely worth the trip!

Phu Quoc Island
Sao beach, Phu Quoc island

13. Mekong Delta

Located a few hours outside of Ho Chi Minh City, meandering through lush farmland, the Mekong Delta, which is surrounded by a large network of rivers, rice paddies, swamps, and lush vegetation, should be at the top of your list of things to visit in Vietnam

Most travelers come here to take a boat trip down the great Mekong, stopping at the well-known floating markets of Chau Doc, Cai Rang, or Can Tho, where merchants and farmers gather to buy and sell products, including fruit, vegetables, and seafood. 

This site will give you a completely new perspective of Vietnam which is a world apart from the chaotic streets of Saigon. 

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Can Tho, Vietnam. Streets hawker selling Mekong Delta produced fruits called Longan at boat jetty to Mekong River, Can Tho, Vietnam

14. Con Dao Island

Compared to other destinations on the list, Con Dao has fewer crowds. It is essentially paradise with its emerald water, beautiful beaches, and world-class diving and snorkeling. 

Con Son Island is the largest of the Con Dao Islands, and it is here that visitors to the Con Dao Islands base themselves. They can let go of all the comforts in the resort and travel around Con Son Town. The focus is to visit the famous Kunlun Island Prison. No one travels to Kunlun Island and does not visit this mysterious prison. 

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Amazing motorcycle route in Con Dao Island

15. Mui Ne Beaches

The last most picturesque fishing town in Vietnam is Mui Ne, on the coast between Ho Chi Minh and Da Lat. If you are bored playing in the center of Ho Chi Minh City and want to avoid the hordes of tourists, Mui Ne is a perfect choice since it is as gorgeous as a dream. 

The unique natural landscape is also a mecca for getting lovely pictures for posting online. The endless desert sand dunes remind you of some cowboy scenes in Hollywood movies. Here is also the best place to try sandboarding.

Mui Ne Beaches
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Conclusion

So it’s all about the 15 best destinations in Vietnam. Have you decided on your preferred look? We bet  you get bewildered by this country’s beauty spots. Why not visit them all? A bikini for the beach or hidden locations with a variety of caves – all these things are waiting for you!

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