Top 10 cities to visit in Vietnam

Top 10 cities to visit in Vietnam

It is undeniable that Vietnam is one of the most underrated tourist destinations in Asia while it offers to people from all over the world a variety of astonishing places to visit, activities to practice, fantastic views to enjoy and the opportunity to discover the aspects of the Asian culture which makes it necessary to learn about the most interesting tourist cities located in this beautiful country.

Can Tho

Also known as the city of the nine-dragon river delta, Can Tho, the largest city in Mekong Delta, where life is centered around the beautiful large rivers has made it to this list, all thanks to it being the main transportation center of the region and its floating markets that give you the opportunity to try the delicious goods and exotic fruits sold above the water.

A late-night boat ride on the canals or a walk along the riverside in the evening in Can Tho city can be all that you need to have a calm, peaceful mind and a great vacation.

Ninh Binh

This city located in the northern part of the country is rich in stunning natural landscapes and fantastic areas which allows visitors from across the world to enjoy the rural scenery of Vietnam.

If you are a fan of the countryside life, you might need to consider visiting Ninh Binh to take a ride in the rivers of Tam Coc while enjoying the sight of the karst landscape or to give the Vietnamese snails at the snail restaurant a try.

Cao Bang

Along with the temperate climate and the cool weather, the city of Cao Bang has a lot to offer to its visitors, including the spectacular landscapes ruled by the large rivers and the high mountains.

The Ban Gioc waterfalls in this region might be one of the most attractive destinations in the country of Vietnam making it convenient to consider visiting this area and discovering the culture of the ethnic groups in this amazing city.

Da Lat

The city of Da Lat which is located in the south of Vietnam’s central highlands is well known for its cool atmosphere and its fresh weather  which helps the visitors enjoy the attractive French architecture in this area.
Da Lat city is also famed for its flower festivals which are held each year to promote the blossoming, gorgeous flowers of this region and the Eiffel tour-looking structure in this beautiful city allowing it to be a perfect destination for honeymooners.

Sa Pa

Sa Pa is a small town in the northwest of Vietnam close to the Chinese borders. The weather in this city is cool in the summers and foggy in the winters, making the landscapes covered by the fog stunning and pleasant to the eye of the visitors.

Not only the temperate climate that makes Sa Pa a great destination for tourists but the waterfalls, the rice terraces, the mountains and the northwest market of the town give you a good reason to visit this town.

Hanoi

The city of Hanoi, also known as the Vietnamese capital, is the most popular destination among the visitors of Vietnam so far, it also has been awarded the title of « the city of peace » by the UNESCO.

The long history of the wars fought on the land of Hanoi has led to the birth of breathtaking views ruled by the French colonial architecture style making this city a place to enjoy the blend of the east and the west alongside with its famous attractions such as the Hoan Kiem Lake.

Hue

Once the imperial capital of Vietnam, the city of hue sited in the central part of the country on the banks of the Perfume River is a great destination even though this fantastic town was severely damaged during the American war.

You can visit the most popular tourist attractions in this town which are the imperial, tombs, the imperial citadel and Thien Mu Pagoda, or simply take a ride in the Perfume River on a dragon boat.

Nha Trang

Nha Trang, located along the coastlines of Vietnam, is known as the most visited city in the country where the marine life is at its peak. This town over the years has become one of the most loved tourist destinations for people from all over the world all thanks to its variety of sandy beaches with clean waters and its popular scuba diving spots.

Visitors of this amazing city can choose to enjoy a swim in the swimming areas or to visit some of the town’s popular sites such as the Ponagar tower or the Long Son Pagoda.

Ho Chi Minh City

Named after the great communist leader Ho Chi Minh, this city which is also known by its former name « Saigon » is rich in various cultural and historical attractions all cause of its main role in the Vietnamese war.

The War Remnants Museum in this city provides a closer look into the depth of the history shared between Vietnam and America and the Ben Thanh night market is where you can try the delicious Vietnamese street food and shop for souvenirs.

Hoi An

Hoi An is a small Vietnamese city and one of the oldest cities situated in the Asian continent, which is also listed as the world heritage site by UNESCO.

every now and then Hoi An draws in a lot of tourists with its beautiful architecture style influenced by the Chinese and Japanese culture, colorful streets filled with lanterns at night, and the easy-going atmosphere. You can go out for a night walk in this charming town and try the delicious street food sold in the riverside restaurants.