For those of you who do not have a vacation plan, you can enter Vietnam into the list. Visit 18-holiday destinations in Vietnam. Countries bordering China, Laos, and Cambodia has a myriad of tourist destinations okay that can be explored. Vietnam has become one of the holiday destinations in Southeast Asia that will offer millions of unlimited excitement.
During the holidays to Vietnam, there are at least 10 interesting destinations that must be visited. There are beautiful buildings, up to exotic islands. Many tourists visiting Vietnam are interested in the natural beauty of this country. Starting from the green rice fields in the north to the frenzied bustle and from the Mekong Delta to the south. Vietnam is also a country that has a long history and ancient traditions.
1. Ho Chi Minh.
Vietnamese-style Paris, that’s the nickname for Ho Chi Minh City. No wonder, in the 19th century, this city is the center of French colonial government when colonizing Vietnam Thus, many European-style buildings.
In the Old Quarter, there is Saigon Post Office and Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral which is the post office and cathedral. Both have been built since the 1800s which is still really good building until now. In fact, the Saigon Post Office built by the Eiffel Tower architecture, Gustave Eiffel still serves as the post office.
Similarly, Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, the cathedral with two 50-meter-tall towers still look beautiful. Do not miss also for souvenir shopping at Ben Thanh Market.
Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam has 600 temples and hundreds of pagodas. Although many skyscrapers, historical and cultural values are still entrenched and well-preserved.
Several tourist objects such as Temple of Literature which is the oldest temple and university in Vietnam, Hanoi Opera House which is a place of art performance with European-style architecture because of many pillars and Museum of Ethnography with information 50 tribes in Vietnam.
Thang Long Water Puppet Theater is not less interesting. Here, there is a puppet show that plays on the surface of the water. Hanoi is truly a city full of history, art and culture.
3. Sa Pa Terraces.
Sa Pa itself is known as one of the cities located in the country of Vietnam and is quite close to the Chinese border. One thing that is not to be missed by lovers of nature tourism, ie rice fields are so green and beautiful in Sa Pa.
Location of the Muong Hoa valley also has a stretch of rice terraces that the color is really dominant green and amazingly charming. In addition to charming terraces, visitors will be treated to the bamboo forest dense backdrops where the location is between Mount Fansipan and Sa Pa city.
The thrill of being in this place is because there are trekking tours that will spoil every visitor through steep slopes and interesting valleys. In addition to the exciting trekking activities, every visitor will also have the opportunity to learn new cultures in this area, namely ethnic group culture called Hmong.
This beautiful area is where the group residence. So, not only fun but also will add cultural insight indirectly.
4. Halong Bay.
Halong’s elephant is one of the most okay spots and must be traced to Vietnam. For those who love nature tourism, this one bay is the right place to enjoy all the caves, beautiful rock formations, and the fascinating limestone islands.
Beautiful panorama would certainly be another reason to come and linger in this location because it is the wind and water that can make this tour so amazing. In order to explore the island satisfactorily, please rent a traditional boat or kayak; however, there is also a tour to follow if you do not want to explore this place alone.
5. The Old City of Hoi An.
If happy to visit an old city of Hoi An is very amazing. The city is also full of history because it includes a trade port that became a liaison between Europe and Asia for 17 centuries although it was finally the trading city is not in Hoi An again.
The old town is still charming though it is not as active as the old days and this place is very fitting for the tourists who have an interest in the streets of classic buildings. The city is still in Old Town, full of winding paths and shops are Chinese style. Sometimes it is also called the “Venice of Vietnam” because of a narrow canal that divides a part of the city.
The buildings that can be enjoyed while browsing the old city of Hoi An, among others, the French canals, as well as old buildings founded by China and Japan. Everything is still very sturdy and attractive. Hoi An since 1999 has entered the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, so there is no harm in coming to this location. Hoi An River is a site that also should not be missed.
6. Nha Trang.
Opportunity to Vietnam that means should try to come to Nha Trang which is a resort town with a myriad of beauty that will make our hearts melt. The lush island and the beautiful beach are two advantages of Nha Trang that should not be missed by tourists, let alone visitors from abroad.
As one of the most famous tourist sites, Nha Trang has many exciting activities to do by the visitors. Snorkeling enthusiasts, catamaran rides, sailing, boarding kits as well as scuba diving do not hesitate to enjoy an unforgettable holiday in Nha Trang.
More fun again, visitors will also find a variety of attractive and adrenaline entertainment, as well as roller coasters, are also accompanied by a wave pool. Nha Trang not only has water activities and challenging games that are very enjoyable to do, but culinary tourism is also definitely fun especially at classy restaurants. Cafes that are located on the roadside are also there and can be free to be tasted.
The Hue is located north of Ho Chi Minh. This is one of the historic cities in Vietnam because it once became the capital of the Nguyen Dynasty empire. A dynasty that once ruled most of Vietnam between the seventeenth and the nineteenth centuries.
The relics of the dynasty is Hue Imperial City. A very large building like Forbidden City in China. Many of the relics of the Nguyen Dynasty are also stored there. The building is already a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Thien Mu Pagoda is also required to be visited. The tall white pagoda overlooking the Perfume River. Besides taking pictures, relax first around the pagoda. The atmosphere is really soothing.
8. St. Joseph Cathedral or Nha Tho Lon.
Architectural tourism will be exciting when coming to visit the cathedral completed in 1886 this. With its Gothic style, this one cathedral is able to make the visitors amazed at every side of the building. The design of the building was inspired from Paris Cathedral with a width of 20.5 meters and 64.5 meters long where there are also two bell towers with a height of 31.5 meters.
At first glance, we can see that this cathedral building follows the western style, especially in the decoration by the religious paintings and the colorful windows and doors, but as it enters, the interior is full of charm characterized by the thickness of the Vietnamese style. Vietnam style in question is the existence of two typical colors of red and yellow. Right in front of the cathedral, stood beautifully a statue of the Virgin Mary which became an interesting religious tourism object as well. The operational hours or hours in which the cathedral receives visitors are from 8 am to 5 pm. Visitors will not be charged even a penny.
9. Hoan Kiem Lake.
One more fun natural attractions in Vietnam, namely Hoan Kiem Lake. Located in the capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi, these attractions are among the most popular with much of the history stored in them.This lake is often used by people around to exercise and learn about nature, but this place will always be open to foreign tourists though.
This lake does not charge entrance fees so that every visitor can be satisfied to enjoy the fun atmosphere nan fun there at the same time perpetuate every moment of fun there, be it by taking pictures and video recording. The returned sword is the meaning of Hoan Kiem which of course there is always reason and history behind this place and it was taken from a legend named King Le Loi. According to the story, the gods give a magical sword to King Le Loi and when China attacks, then King Le Loi uses the sword.
After that, the magical sword that had been used was finally returned to the Golden Turtle God inside this lake. So, as a part of the legend, of course, every visitor will be curious and come and walk around as much in Hoan Kiem Lake is the best decision to just looking for entertainment or even looking for new inspiration.
10. Hoa Lo Prison Museum.
The historical site that will provide additional insight for every visitor is Hoa Lo Prison which is ironically named by US prisoners of war under the name of Hanoi Hilton during the time of the old American War. Visitors will be presented with a collection of exhibits that are closely linked to the use of prisons until the mid-1950s. The focus can be seen here is the struggle of the Vietnamese people to achieve independence from France.
There is also a horrific legacy shown in this prison museum, the revolutionary behead of Vietnam. Not only that, there are other exhibitions that show American pilots who were prisoners here during the American War; The pilots include Senator John McCain and Pete Peterson. The McCain flight costume was also shown accompanied by a portrait of a moment in which he was rescued by Hanoi locals from Lake Truc Bach after through shootings in 1967.
The building is so big and this complex has been built for so long, from 1896 and France was the one behind this prison development. The original purpose of the Hoa Lo prison was to accommodate inmates about 450 people, but eventually exceeded the limit of up to 2,000 inmates in the 1930s.
11. Phong Nha-Ke Bang.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang is the one spectacular destination in Vietnam you must visit. This is a national park that is a UNESCO world heritage site. This tourist spot in Vietnam is located in Quang Binh Province. Investigate a calibration it turns out this place is the center of the development of the earth’s skin for 464 years million years ago and formed the largest and oldest karst formations in Asia. The one contained in Phong Nha-Ke Bang is limestone caves along 70 KM. Not only that, when you visit here you can directly stop at the biggest cave in the world, the Hang Song Dong Cave.
12. The Jade Emperor Pagoda.
Pagoda built in 1909 this development aims to honor the highest god Tao. When walking in the area of this temple, it will feel the atmosphere is spectacular.
Inside this building there are many statues of gods and heroes while looking around or praying, we too will smell the incense or Huong enough sting. In terms of architecture, the temple is not beautiful because although made of wood, every wood has a beautiful carving. The roof also looks different from the work of a little more complicated.
The sculptures in this temple provide a description of the character of the Taoist and Buddhist knowledge. At a glance at the inside of the main building, a 4-meter-high statue of a general on the right is beating a Green Dragon whose depiction is underfoot. While looking towards the left, there is a statue of a general with the same height being against the White Tiger.
13. Xeo Quyt Forest.
Xeo Quyt Forest with an area of about 52 hectares is located in the southeast of 35 kilometers from Cao Lanh which is not far from My Hiep village. In this place, there is a tour with a canoe ride for 20 minutes to bring visitors to find old bunkers and mining fields under the forest canopy.Put this forest on your list, and become one of your holiday destinations in Vietnam.
14. Mui Ne.
Mui Ne has undergone several serious developments in the past 15 years. Because of the strong sea breeze, it has become a popular destination in Vietnam for kites and windsurfing. Travel to Mui Ne will be less complete without a trip to the famous sand dunes and located north with a short distance from the city. The vast expanse of sand provides some wonderful panoramic views of nature especially when the sun goes down.
15. Phan Thiet.
There are two cool attractions in Phan Thiet: Mui Ne Beach with white sand and Mui Ne desert. These two locations are close and equally beautiful!
Mui Ne Beach is white sand, which should be the beaches in the tropics. Swimming, playing sand or relaxing on the edge of the beach become a favorite tourist activity. For the Mui Ne desert, there are two deserts called White Sand Dunes and Red Sand Dunes.
View of the other sand is yellowish white and the other reddish color. Get ready to ride the jeep to explore the desert like in the Middle East!
16. Cu Chi Tunnel.
Cu Chi Tunnels is a large network connecting an underground tunnel located about 40 km northwest of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). The tunnel used by the Viet Cong guerrillas became a hiding place during the Vietnam War and was the base of operations for the Tet Offensive in 1968. The tunnel has now become a popular Sightseeing Place, and visitors who are coming will be invited to crawl around the secure part of the system the tunnel.
17. Thap Rua Tower or Turtle Tower.
This tower is a fitting tourist attraction to visit because of its beautiful scenery and soothing. Still, part of Hoan Kiem Lake, if you want to take pictures in neat places in Vietnam, one of the favorite ones is this tower where there is a flower garden located on the lake. Formerly this place is a former fishing spot in the reign of King Le Thanh Tong.
The changed government, in the 17th century and 18, built a temple that apparently disappeared after entering into the Nguyen Dynasty. For those who want to take a walk, take the pictures, meditation, seek inspiration, and relax, this is a tourist place that will meet those needs.
18. Vietnam Military History Museum.
Historical tours will certainly be done when visiting a museum and Vietnam seems to have a museum that is okay. This Vietnam-owned military museum has a large and enormous arsenal of weapons, where it shows Chinese and Soviet weapon equipment along with American and French weapons captured during wartime. The collection that became the center of attention in this museum is a Soviet MiG-21 fighter jet that is in the middle of the wreckage of France plane that had fallen in Dien Bien Phu. In addition, there is also US F-111 shown to visitors.