Known For : Old Quarter Hanoi Bia Hoi Corner Hoan Kiem Lake
Packed with rustic beauty and romance, Hanoi is a regularly progressing city with narrow streets of old quarters and modern metropolis. With colonial past, one can witness its shadow lurking all over the city through its colonial-style buildings and museums. Hanoi also offers a great variety of tourist attractions along with plenty of parks and lakes.
Best Time: October to April
Known For : Bitexco Financial Tower (Saigon Skydeck) Independence Palace War Remnants Museum
Commonly referred as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is all about dynamism, crowded streets, skyscrapers and urbanization fusing well with culture side including Oriental style pagodas, ancient temples and traditional markets. With a sudden bout of economic uprising, the city offers something for everyone and thus serving as a destination worth visiting.
Best Time: November to April
Known For : Japanese Covered Bridge An Bang Beach Hoi An Night Market
Hoi An is one of the oldest cities located all over Asia. This city has been known to be around 2000 years old. This city is known to be established in the 15th century and is now declared as the world heritage site by UNESCO. This city was once a popular port and now is known to attract thousands of tourists worldwide.
Best Time: February to July
Known For : Golden Bridge Ba Na Hills My Khe Beach
Da Nang is the third-largest city in Vietnam by population. Popularly known as the tourist capital of South-Central Vietnam, this place is filled with beaches, museums, evolving nightlife and world-class infrastructure. The city is located on the coast of the South China Sea with the Han River flowing in the middle, and many spectacular bridges spanning the river.
Best Time: February to May
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Known For : Nha Trang Beach Ba Ho Waterfalls Scuba Diving in Nha Trang
Nha Trang is one of the most famous tourist spots located in the country of Vietnam. This city is known to be situated along the coast lines and is known to contain abundant sea animals as well as aquatic life. This is one of the oldest human settlements in whole Vietnam and is also known as one of the popular scuba diving spots in the country. This destination over the years has become one of the favourite vacation spots for the people of world.
Best Time: February to April
Known For : Hue Imperial City Thien Mu Pagoda Hue Museum of Royal Antiquities
Hue city is one of the oldest cities in the history of Vietnam. This city was once the capital of Vietnam and has seen pretty tough times. Although not completely surrounded by the rivers this city in Vietnam does sure contain some wonderful beaches. Regarded as the world heritage site by the UNESCO this site was once the city of emperors and visiting here you would still find numerous building which belonged to the rulers of the Nguyen dynasty
Best Time: January to April
Known For : Datanla Waterfalls Crazy House Linh Phuoc Pagoda
Da Lat is a typical tourist destination located in the southern central highlands of Vietnam. Because of its pleasant weather around the year, people show up all the time seeking summer respite from beaches and lowlands. The elevated town is all about pine trees, lofty hills, blossoming flowers, world-class golf and French Architecture.
Best Time: December to March
Known For : Ca Mau Floating Market Cao Dai Temple Hon Khoai Island
Ca Mau is Vietnam's southernmost town. Somewhat isolated from the main city and braced against the Bac Lieu canal, Ca Mau is the perfect location if you want to drop off the earth and isolate yourself. The silky silt deposited by the Mekong River creates swamps which are home to a variety of wading birds. The entire area is dotted with rice fields and shrimp cultivation farms.
Best Time: June - October
Known For : Muong Thanh Valley Victory Monument A1 Hill
Formerly known as Thaeng, Dien Bien Phu is the capital of Dien Bien Province in the northwestern region of Vietnam. Initially, just a small settlement with a very small population, it achieved town status in 1992 and became a city only in 2003. It is best known for the historical 'Battle of Dien Bien Phu' during the First Indochina War.
Best Time: April to June, September to November
Known For : Cat Ba Island Do Son Beach Tam Bac Lake
Haiphong is Vietnam's third largest city and a major port. Haiphong is an industrial city and you can feel it in the air as soon as you enter. However, Haiphong also offers you with hidden relaxation, tucked and hidden away in the industrial town. It has a number of beaches and markets in addition to historical structures and pagodas and even a museum. It is truly an undiscovered gem!
Best Time: February to April
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Halong Bay , Ho Chi Minh City , Hoi An
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