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Top Tourist Places To Visit in Vietnam

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Here are the 47 top places to visit in Vietnam

1. Halong Bay

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Halong Bay is a popular bay which is located in the north of Vietnam. The name of this place i.e. Halong means "the place of descending dragons'. This place was not very much known before the 19th century. However in the recent years the popularity of this place has risen to a much greater value.

2. Hanoi

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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.

3. Ho Chi Minh City

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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.

4. Hoi An

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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.

5. Phong Nha- Ke Bang National Park

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Phong Nha ke Bang National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site, known for its many cave systems, old karst mountains, thick green forests and scintillating underground rivers. There are many spectacular caves in the region including the largest cave on the planet. Spread in the region of 10,000 hec

6. Hue

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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.

7. Da Nang

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Dan 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.

8. Sapa

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Sapa is one of the popular hill stations located in Vietnam. Situated at a height of 1500 metres Sapa is known to share border with China. This popular destination is favourite amongst the tourist for its high cultural diversity as well as scenic beauty.

9. Da Lat

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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. 

10. Nha Trang

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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.

11. Ninh Binh

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Rich in natural landscapes and myriad historical destinations, the province of Ninh Binh is a traveller's dream come true. One of the oldest provinces of Vietnam, this destination has something on its plate for every breed of traveller. 

12. Mui Ne

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The picturesque town of Mui Ne is situated a four-hour train ride away from the capital city of Ho Chi Minh. Perfect for beach lovers, this town is dotted with quaint fishing villages and azure sea waters. A unique feature of this place is that it houses sand dunes right next to the beach.

13. Phu Quoc Island

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Phu Quoc Island is the biggest island in Vietnam and boasts of the most beautiful white sand beaches, surrounded by palm and coconut trees. Located just 45 kilometres from the southern tip of Vietnam and just 4 kilometres from Cambodia, it is the perfect spot for a long weekend getaway.

14. Bac Ha

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A rural district in the northern part of the country, Bac Ha is a beautiful amalgam of various minorities that call Vietnam home. It is the capital of the Flower Hmong region and is most famous for its colourful and vibrant Sunday Market. You can also trek through the gentle northern mountains here,

15. Ba Be National Park

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Located at a distance of 240 kilometres from the city of Hanoi, Ba Be National Park is a quaint national reserve. Blessed with the bounty of rolling hills, plunging valleys, crystal lakes and mysterious caves, this landscape is a paradise for nature lovers.

16. Con Dao Islands

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Con Dao is a group of islands lying off the southern coast of the country. There are a total of 15 islands of which Con Son is the largest and the only inhabited island. It served as the prison islands- first during French colonial era and later by the US supported South Vietnamese government.

17. Bai Tu Long Bay

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Bai Tu Long Bay, located a mere 30 km from Halong Bay is its sister in every sense. The untouched limestone and karst rocks remind you of Ha Long before it was overrun by tourists. The bay spans a vast expanse of oceans with numerous islands made of limestone karst.

18. Bach Ma National Park

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Bach Ma National park is a perfect destination for nature lovers. It is a paradise on land and home for a varied range of flora and fauna with about 358 bird species.

19. Dong Hoi

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A pleasant seaside city, with easy access to the Phong Nha Ke Bang caves, Dong Hoi is a rapidly rising tourist destination.

20. Dien Bien Phu

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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 very less 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 P

21. Son La

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Son La is a Vietnamese town hidden amidst towering mountains. The town has a dark past as it played house to one of the most brutal prisons in the world. Today, all that remains is the ruins and a tiny town with ghosts of its past deceptively hidden behind its natural rivers, trees and flowers.

22. Cat Tien National Park

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Cát Tiên National Park is located in the Southern region of Vietnam. It’s approximately 150 kilometres away from Ho Chi Minh City and covers around 720 square-kilometres of the few surviving tropical lowlands of Vietnam.

23. Lai Chau

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Nestled in the midst of sloping mountains and plateaus - this town offers you an opportunity to immerse yourself in the mystic scenery of the Vietnamese countryside. You can learn about the locals, go trekking, backpacking or just kick back and relax with a book and some local coffee.

24. Hoa Binh

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Hoa Binh is the Capital City of the Hoa Binh province of Vietnam. Located but a short distance from Hanoi, this hidden gem offers spectacular natural beauty, coupled with a rich culture. The natural beauty, rich history, and unique culture have made Hoa Binh a tourist attraction.

25. Lao Cai

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Lao Cai offers you a picturesque scenery, adventure and a peek into the rich culture and history of the local people, serving as an excellent tourist retreat for all kinds of people.

26. Haiphong

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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 number of beaches and markets in addition to historical structures and pagodas and even a museum.

27. Ca Mau

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Somewhat isolated from the main city and braced against the Bac Lieu canal, Ca Mau, Vietnam's southernmost town is the perfect location if you want to drop off the earth and isolate yourself.

28. Mong Cai

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Nestling on the very edge of Vietnam, Mong Cai is a small town located on the Vietnam-China border. It is filled with picturesque untouched beaches and a rich history of the Vietnam-China conflict.

29. Vinh Long

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Vinh Long has a vibe - a relaxed one. As soon as you step foot in this nondescript town in the Mekong Delta, you will physically feel your worries melt away as though you are stuck in a time lapse. Vinh Long is the perfect place to go on a relaxed holiday.

30. Phan Thiet

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Phan Thiet is home to heated Sand Dunes, lush mountains filled with greenery, golden beaches with blue water and gurgling streams.

31. Tuy Hoa

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Flanked by the highway, the ocean and the Da Rang River, Tuy Hoa is a sleepy and nondescript city that does not see many tourists. This quiet Vietnamese city is the perfect place to relax, catch some waves or intent with friendly locals who are more than welcoming of tourists.

32. Mai Chau

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Mai Chau is the perfect location for tourists who want some peace and quiet. If you want to drop off from the earth and land in a richly cultural land, in the midst of nature, then Mai Chau is the place for you.

33. Sa Dec

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A hidden gem in the Mekong Delta, the small sleepy town of Sa Dec in the Dong Thap Province, has a sense of calmness in the air and is quite offbeat. The flowering blooms and colonial architecture are what make this city famous.

34. Vung Tau

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As you first approach Vung tau, two spectacular mountains greet you. When you move in further you realize that these mountains are surrounded by ocean on both sides.

35. Quy Nhon

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Located at the heart of central Vietnam, Quy Nhon is a coastal city famous for its beautiful surroundings. It is located between the popular cities of Nha Trang and Hoi An. It also features many beaches and Cham temples.

36. Bien Hoa

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The industrial epicentre of Vietnam - Bien Hoa is one of its most ancient towns as well. Located close to Ho Chi Minh City, at a distance of 30 km from the main city. It is not only an industrial town but is also one of the towns that has some great relics of history.

37. Cao Lanh

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The authentic, old-school city and the capital of Dong Thap Province of Vietnam, Cao Lanh is an up and coming centre of trade. It is a great stopover city which can be used as a base while visting other tourist attractions in Vietnam.

38. Pleiku

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Pleiku, does not have much to offer in terms of tourism. However, it still carries traces of its war-torn past. It was destroyed in the US- Vietnam war in 1975 but showed its indomitable spirit when it bounced back to its feet in 1980. It's a great pitstop on the Central Highlands of Vietnam.

39. Tay Ninh

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Tay Ninh, the capital city of Tay Ninh province, is the site for the famous Cu Chi Tunnels built during the Vietnam War for military siege. It shares its borders with Cambodia and is only 90 kms from the largest city of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh.

40. Kon Tum

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Situated at the northernmost edge of the Vietnamese Central Highlands, the city of Kon Tum sits on the banks of the Dakbla River and is the capital city of the Kon Tum province. The authenticity of this off-beat Vietnamese city is still alive as it does not have a massive tourist inflow.

41. Buon Ma Thuot

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The capital of Dak Lak, Buon Ma Thuot is the biggest city in the Highlands. It is a coffee lover’s delight and is known as the “Capital of Coffee.” It also holds a biennial coffee festival that is frequented by coffeeholics globally.

42. Long Xuyen

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Closer to the Cambodian Border than the rest of Vietnam, Long Xuyen isn't a place that usually appears on tourist itineraries. However, its blend of culture and industry makes it a fascinating place to visit.

47. Nui Sam

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Sam Mountain, known locally as Nui Sam, is a 240 meter high mountain located just a stone's throw away from Chau Doc in the Mekong Delta. The summit not only offers a spectacular view of the Vietnamese countryside, but the surrounding areas house a multitude of cave temples and pagodas, with strong ...

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