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What to see in Vietnam

Vietnam Attractions


Choosing things to do in Vietnam is almost as confusing as navigating the attractions themselves. Vietnamese attractions in the south take visitors along twisty Mekong river delta cruises and through a maze of underground military tunnels. A web of narrow streets in Ho Chi Minh lead to the War Remnants Museum, and the jumping backpacker district Pham Ngu Lau. Farther north, boat cruises wind through hundreds of majestic islands in Halong Bay and through narrow streams below impressive cliffs in Ninh Binh.

Hanoi's elaborate road system is most fun to explore in the Old Quarter and to follow to Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum. A winding train ride up the mountains in Sapa lets visitors overlook it all. All of this spills out to the relaxing beaches of Mui Ne or Cat Ba Island or to the historic and unchanging calm of Hoi An. Vietnam's monsoon season is heavy with rain and humidity May through August and northern Vietnam cools down in January.


Ben Thanh Market

Today the market thrives on tourist dollars and is tightly packed with stalls selling clothing, pottery, souvenirs, jewels…

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Cat Ba island

For most, a trip in Halong Bay means at least a night on Cat Ba Island. Many enlist for a package tour of one night on…

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Cu Chi Tunnels

The Cu Chi Tunnels system is an underground network of tunnels dug in the 1940s by the Vietnamese as a place to hide…

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Da Lat

The capital of Lam Dong Province, located in Vietnam's central highlands region, Da Lat is a popular tourist destination.…

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Da Nang

Located on the south central coast of Vietnam, at the mouth of the Han River, Da Nang is a modern, evolving port city,…

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Halong Bay

The natural wonder of Halong Bay, renowned for its spectacular scenery and limestone grottos and caves, has been declared…

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Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum

Ba Dinh Square was where, in 1945, Ho Chi Minh read out the Declaration of Independence and is the site of annual national…

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Hoi An

The quaint riverside town of Hoi An was an important port town and one of the major trading centres in South East Asia…

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Mekong Delta

The delta is a vast network of waterways formed by the Mekong River. It is surrounded by a fertile patchwork of endless…

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Mui Ne

Mui Ne is Vietnam's most western style resort beach. The city itself is a typical Vietnamese fishing community sporting…

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Nha Trang

The capital of Khanh Hoa province, and located on Vietnam's southeastern coastline, Nha Trang is a popular…

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Phu Quoc

Located in the Gulf of Siam, Phu Quoc is Vietnam's largest island, and is fast becoming a heavyweight tourist destination.…

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