Most travelers to Vietnam are attracted by the country’s wonderful natural beauty: From the green rice fields in the north to the fascinating bustle of the Mekong Delta in the south. Vietnam however is also a country with a long history and ancient traditions. It has many historic attractions and old temples. So this article is an overview of “The most popular tourist destinations in Vietnam in the first half of 2017”.
1. Hanoi – Beautiful Vietnam Capital
Hanoi with Hanoi Old Quarter attracts a lot of tourist every year with many small, meandering streets, each shows the name of the goods that was specifically traded there such as Hang Bac (Silver Product), Hang Ma (Paper Product), Thuoc Bac (Herb Product)…
Furthermore, almost well-know destinations in Hanoi lay close to each other so you can walking or by cyclo to visit around there such as Hoan Kiem Lake, Literature Temple, One Pillar Pagoda, Sword Lake, West Lake, History Museum, Flag Pole.
2. Halong Bay – World Natural Heritage
With its aqua-green water and cluster of limestone rocky outcrops rising from the water like sea dragons, Ha Long Bay resembles a scene from a fantasy story. Located about 130 km (80 miles) east of Hanoi in northern Vietnam, this otherworldly bay features more than 2,000 jungle-covered islands pitted with intriguing caves, grottoes, sinkholes and lakes. …
So, Ha Long Bay has become one of the tourist attractions in recent years.
3. Sapa – The Magical Hills
Sapa with beautyful terraced rice fields, the majestic mountains with Fansipan peaks – is known as: “The roof of Indochinese” and a diversity of hill tribes in the remote northwest of Vietnam.
This is the top trekking destination in Vietnam, with oodles of options to trek or day hike between tiny villages and experience the staggering mountain views.
So, join Sapa Tours From Hanoi to view of beautiful waterfalls and the opportunities to experience the food, customs and way of life among the local tribes.
Specially, Sapa Mu Cang Chai Package Tour 4 days, package that the foreign tourists are most concerned In recent months.
4. Ninh Binh – Eco-Tourism Complex
Less than 100 km from Hanoi, Ninh Binh tourism with many beautiful scenic places in both landscape and historical significance, has become the destination of choice of many tourists.
Join Ninh Binh Tours, the visitors will surprise from the beauty of the ancient capital of Hoa Lu, or the majesty of Phat Diem cathedral. Furthermore, travelers can freely explore the marvellous nature landscapes in the eco-caves such as Trang An, Tam Coc – Bich Dong area and so on.
4. Ba Be Lake
Tranquil Ba Be National Park is absolutely stunning with the three interlinked Ba Be Lakes at its heart, rimmed by jagged karst peaks and thickly forested slopes.
This is one of the most peaceful spots in Vietnam. Most visitors come here to take peaceful boat trips or kayak on the lake and explore the caves full of stalactites and stalagmites in the vicinity, but for the more active, there’s also excellent hiking and trekking in the hills here between ethnic minority villages…
6. Nha Trang
Nha Trang is Vietnam’s most popular seaside resort town located along the second most beautiful bays in the country. It features beautiful beaches with fine and clean sand and clear ocean water with mild temperatures. The city has about 300,000 inhabitants and is more lively and urban in character than other beach destinations like Mui Ne and Phu Quoc. It’s also the scuba diving center of Vietnam.
7. Hoi An
This fishing-village-turned-tourist-attraction is situated on the coast of the South China Sea. Hoi An has been an international port from the 16th century although the serious shipping business has long since moved to the city of Da Nang. The heart of the city is still the Old Town, full of winding lanes and Chinese-styled shops. It is sometimes called the “Venice of Vietnam” because of the narrow canals that cut through part of the town.
8. Imperial Citadel (Hue)
For nearly 150 years until World War II, the Imperial Citadel of Hue served as the capital of Vietnam’s Nguyen dynasty. In the very center of these secure walls was the Purple Forbidden City, an area reserved exclusively for the royal family. The enormous Imperial Citadel was also a strategic hold during the Vietnam War, as it stands very close to the demilitarized zone that separated North and South Vietnam. This destination is significant for all those who are interested in the history of the nation.
9. Mekong Delta
The Mekong Delta is the region in southern Vietnam where the Mekong River approaches and empties into the sea. It is a very rich and lush area, covered with rice fields, that produces about half of the total of Vietnam’s agricultural output. Subsequently, life in the Mekong Delta revolves much around the river, and all the villages are often accessible by river rather than by road
10. Ho Chi Minh City
In Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon, stands the stunning Notre Dame Cathedral. Built in the late 19th century, the cathedral is brick, neo-Romanesque and clearly influenced by European architecture of the same time period. In fact, many of the materials used in construction were imported directly from France. While the exterior is impressive, the interior is also worth exploring. Look for the surviving stained glass panels as well as carved tiles and a statue of the Virgin Mary.