Planning your trip to Vietnam? From the North of Vietnam with majestic mountains and beautiful bays to the floating markets in the South of Vietnam, here is our list of the best places to visit in Vietnam from North to South Vietnam.
Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam, witnessed the ups and downs of this country throughout history.
Visiting Hanoi, you can observe the ancient architecture, and experience the calm and peaceful lifestyle, which is contrary to the pace of life in Saigon.
People in Hanoi prefer the familiar, so you can see lots of small and long-established shops and restaurants along the streets.
There are many places to visit in Hanoi. You can wander from the narrow streets in Hanoi Old Quarter, to the famous One Pillar Pagoda, and visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum nearby.
Also, you can explore The Temple of Literature, which was built almost a thousand years ago as Vietnam’s first national university.
Colorful and charming are how visitors describe this town.
Sapa is a famous trekking base in the Northern Vietnam with beautiful terraced rice paddle fields of the Muong Hoa Valley. Sapa is also home to different ethnic groups, including the Hmong, Dao, Tay, Giay and Xa Pho.
Many people know about Ha Long Bay but haven’t heard of Cat Ba Island – the largest island in the Cat Ba Archipelago, which makes up the southeastern edge of Ha Long Bay.
Recognized by the UNESCO as the World Biosphere Reserve, Cat Ba contains diverse natural scenery such as tropical rainforests on limestone islands, mangrove forests, coral reefs, and especially cave systems.
Not only famous for biosphere reserve, but Cat Ba also has beautiful beaches: Cat Co 1, Cat Co 2, Cat Co 3, Ben Beo beach,…
Also, you can take a cruise ship around Lan Ha Bay, exploring rocky mountains with small hidden sandy beaches, Cai Beo floating village and Monkey Island.
Have you heard of Vietnam’s bloating markets in Mekong Delta?
Visiting the bloating market in the early morning is one of the best things to do in Vietnam. Especially, you trying riding buffalo and fishing here.
I would recommend taking a tour when you visit the Mekong Delta because the infrastructure and transportation in this area are not well-developed and most people cannot speak English.
Phu Quoc Island
Phu Quoc is a popular getaway destination in the South of Vietnam. Famous for its white sand beaches and resorts, Phu Quoc is a great vacation place to relax and chill.
Along with relaxing on the beach all days, visitors can explore mountains, dense tropical jungle, wildlife and hiking trails in Phú Quốc National Park.
If you’re interested in History, Phu Quoc island is a remarkable historical place in Vietnam.
In Phu Quoc Prison, Vietnamese military soldiers were detained by the colonial regime and savagely tortured. Therefore, you can learn about the history of Vietnam, especially about the Vietnam War, while visiting Phu Quoc island.