Have some free time and want to explore a country to the fullest? Here is the detailed guide to travel to every famous attractions site in Vietnam - the beautiful S-shaped country in Southeast Asia. With help from Vietnam Best Holidays, your trip to Vietnam won’t be a waste.
The first day of your luxury Vietnam package will be spent to land in Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi to rest and visit the city a little if you feel up to it. Hanoi is the capital as well as the economy and culture center of the S-shaped country, so it will only make sense if you start your Vietnam tour by giving Hanoi a visit.
In Hanoi, there are many places for you to stop by, all of them are connected to the heroic history and the diverse culture of the country. Some of the examples are the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum. The site is famous for its phenomenal architectural and historical aspects, being the resting place of Uncle Ho’s – the greatest person contributing to the development of Vietnam.
The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi, Vietnam
You can also stop by the One Pillar Pagoda, which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049. Another pagoda to visit is the Tran Quoc Pagoda on West lake - one of the oldest ones in Vietnam.
Hanoi also has the Ethnology Museum and the Temple of Literature. The latter is Vietnam’s first university constructed in 1070. And last but not least, the Hoan Kiem Lake with Ngoc Son Temple and Ma May ancient house are somewhere Vietnam Best Holidays highly recommend you to explore. All of these places can be visited in 1 or 2 days, base on how you schedule your day.
The famous Hoan Kiem Lake
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In Northern Vietnam, you should also stop by Sapa town in Lao Cai Province. You can take a night train to travel from Hanoi to Lao Cai, which only takes you one night. Here you can learn more about local culture by visiting some charming minority markets in the region. You can meet ethnic minorities from H’Mong Flower, Lachi, Nung, Fula, Thai, Red Dzao… and other ethnic minorities who come to exchange their goods and gossips from their own community.
The most famous place to visit in Sapa is Cat Cat village which is occupied by the Black H’mong tribe, where you can see the hydroelectric power station which was built by the French in the twentieth century, enjoy wonderful views of the terraced rice paddy fields and the waterfall. Your luxury Vietnam package also needs to have Ham Rong Mountain with unspoiled and spectacular sceneries to be completed. Lao Chai - Ta Van Village, which is the home to H’mong, and Dzay people and Ta Van village to know more about the interesting local minorities. The journey to explore Sapa usually takes 2 or 3 days.
An overview of Cat Cat Village, Sapa
Vietnam Best Holidays also advise you to visit Ninh Binh and Ha Long Bay. In Ninh Binh, you can visit Hoa Lu - the Ancient Royal capital of Viet Nam and Tam Coc (10 kilometers far from Hoa Lu) with stunning caves. In Ninh Binh, you can sit on the bamboo boat - rowed by the local people - in Small River, pass through three enormous caves that provide a brief respite from the intense summer sun.
In Ha Long, which is the pride of the Gulf of Tonkin, a Natural World Heritage as designated by UNESCO in 1994, you should hire a luxury cruise, and start to discover the magnificent beauty created by thousands of odd-shaped limestone rocks and karst grottoes. Visit the Surprising Grotto, stop for swimming or kayaking, passing floating villages and approach islets to enjoy their beauty in close distance.
The Ha Long Bay with the stunning beauty of nature
Both Ninh Binh and Ha Long Bay only takes 1 day to explore. If you can visit all of those places, consider that you have gotten to know all of the beauties of Northern Vietnam. Then, you can take the plane to Hue – begin your journey in Central Vietnam.
In Hue, take a boat trip on Huong River to Thien Mu Pagoda which was built in the 17th century. This pagoda is one of the oldest Buddhist Pagodas in Vietnam, then visit some famous historical sites such as Minh Mang Tomb, Khai Dinh Tomb and the Imperial and Forbidden City of Hue. Then, hire a car to go to Da Nang, where Marble Mountain, Carvings-stone village and Hoi An ancient town are the most famous places. These places will complete your luxury Vietnam package.
Hoi An ancient town is the combination of culture and history
You should spend 1 day in Hue, 1 day in Da Nang and 1 day in Hoi An. In Hoian, you should visit a traditional Chinese Communal House, Hoi Kien Temple, ancient Tan Ky Merchants’ Houses, the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and buy some interesting souvenirs.
In Southern Vietnam, there are three places you should not ignore which are Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong Delta. In Cu Chi, the underground tunnels are what attract foreign people most, and in Ho Chi Minh City, The Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, The Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, Jade Emperor Pagoda, Ben Thanh market places you must stop by at least once.
Mekong Delta is one of the most unique places in Vietnam
In Mekong Delta, you should stop by Vinh Trang Pagoda, listen to some Southern folk music. Vietnam Best Holidays advice you to visit Cai Rang floating village - one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space to sell their goods and to experience the Mekong rural lifestyle.
If you find the process of planning your luxury Vietnam package to tiring, let Vietnam Best Holidays plan everything for you. With the Vietnam Completion Holiday from Vietnam Best Holidays, not only you can visit all of those attraction sites with the reasonable itinerary, but you also have 3 free days to relax in Nha Trang Beach – one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam.
Nha Trang - the most stunning beach in Vietnam
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