Vietnam tourist attractions review: Tips to have an amazing trip in Vietnam
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With all rivers, mountains, street vendors, and crazy traffic, Vietnam impress its tourists with a wonderful, rustic and fascinating beauty throughout the country. Let’s have a look to see the best time and top must-see attractions in Vietnam.
The best time to visit Vietnam
Actually, February is regarded as the best time to visit Vietnam’s destinations. If you travel to Vietnam in February, visitors will not only enjoy traditional Tet’s atmosphere of Vietnamese people, but the weather is quite stable and ideal as it is sunny, windy, dry and cool.
What to explore?
Regarded as one of the New Seven Natural Wonders in 2012 and twice recognized as World Natural Heritage of the outstanding, universal aesthetic value as well as amazing geological and geomorphological value by UNESCO, Halong Bay is definitely one of the most attractive destinations in Northern Vietnam.
Towering limestone pillars and tiny islets, Halong Bay's spectacular cluster of islands, dotted with wind- and wave-eroded grottoes, is a vision of ethereal beauty. A lot of amazing activities are waiting for us to explore. Having thousands of grottoes and limestone, Halong Bay offers countless places for tourists to enjoy swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, fishing, or kayaking upon cruising around.
Most decent midrange Halong Bay tours offer visitors an hour or more of kayaking. For beginners, paddling around the karsts allows you to experience the limestone towers from a completely different angle: up close, at sea level and without the constant thrum of an engine in the background. For more experienced kayakers, there are also kayak-only trips, by a handful of operators based in nearby Lan Ha Bay. And also visiting floating villages of the locals and witnessing Halong Bay’s karsts from the seaplane will be an exciting experience.
Ba Na Hills
As the most livable city of Vietnam, Danang is also a must-see spot in Vietnam. Together with My Khe beach or Sun Park, Ba Na Hills, a tourist resort holding two world records for the longest single cable car and the longest distance between upper and lower stations is worth paying a visit to. Located in the Southwest of the city, Ba Na Hills is 1,487 meters above sea level. The weather is cool all year round with temperatures averaging between 17 and 20 degrees Celsius and even sometimes, visitors can experience four seasons in one day. Spring is in the morning, summer is at noon, the afternoon is in the autumn and winter comes at night.
Numerous destinations are waiting for us to explore in this “European city” of Vietnam. With an area of 21,000 m2, the first spot is Fantasy park, which will definitely satisfy all the entertainment demands of all ages, featuring amusing games for children to X-games for adults with all kinds of game, from the game for tiny kids to the arcade adventure or thrills or just relaxing. The international-standard theme park also provides three main food courts serving Western and Asian food alongside souvenir shops offering various mementos to choose from.
Another attraction is ancient and romantic Le Jardin D’Amour Flower Garden, a nice setting in Ba Na and the heaven of thousands of brilliantly-colored flowers. You can also experience French culture right here in Vietnam. – in The French Village which is called “a Mini-Europe” in Ba Na Hills. What’s more? Wax Museum is a must-see place to admire a copy of showcase celebrities from all over the world such as Ronaldo, Messi and many more celebs.
The Debay Wine Cellar also satisfies all wine-lovers. Built in 1923, it is the home to an abundance of grape wines. Nothing special than discovering the cellar under warm light, surrounded by the scent of European wine, along with oak-wood wine tanks.
Other spiritual attractions in Ba Na Hills are Linh Ung Pagoda, Thich Ca Mau Ni Statue, Linh Phong Tu Tower, Lau Chuong or Steles House (Nha Bia).
In brief, convenient transport, good services, and high-quality hotels make Danang an ideal destination for your vacation.
If you are looking for a beach to spend for your upcoming holiday, it is such a big pity if you miss Nha Trang Beach – the beach heaven with long coastal, white smooth sand and crystal blue water. The main attraction will be Vinpearl Land, the pearl of the ocean queen’s crown, offering a stunning scene, high-quality services, and luscious cuisine. Specifically, being deep into Vinpearl’s night from the cable will be charming moments for couples.
Vinpearl Land at night
Another ideal destination is Po Naga Cham towers erected before 781 A.D, representing the Cham ethic. If you are interested in history, hundreds of ancient relics displayed inside the complex will amaze you. If you are a photographing-lover, the towers’ promontory offers a fantastic view of Cai River and the village on the riverside. If you want to explore the hidden charm of the Cham people’s culture, you can watch as many traditional dance shows as you want. Whatever you wish to discover, Po Naga Cham towers should not ignore.
Other must-see attractions are Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam, Nha Trang information center and many heart-breaking beaches and other different places more. So what is more amazing than enjoying the stunning landscapes and exploring the culture uniqueness at the same time in Nha Trang?
Floating markets in The Mekong Delta
Located in Southern Vietnam, it is ideal to end your journey in the Mekong Delta, which is fully covered with dense rivers and canals, and traveling by boat is the most popular way of transportation. Besides fruits orchards, yellow rice paddies, Southern folk songs, and regional dishes, the vibrant floating market is what comes on tourists’ mind when talking about the Mekong Delta. Cai Be, Cai Rang, Tra On and Nga Bay Floating Markets are typical floating markets that we should not forget.
The Floating market in the Mekong Delta
Floating markets have long been an integral part of the lives of the locals in the Southwest from generation to generation. It is not only a gathering place where the locals can buy their own products and fresh fruits or vegetables hung on the poles, but also where visitors can travel around to enjoy the locals’ life or buy something.
Sitting on a boat and traveling around the floating market, visitors will be overwhelmed by hundreds of from small to large boats packed with fresh and vivid colors of abundant fruits, poultry products, vegetables, seafood, handicraft goods, regional goods or aquatic products. And even you can find some floating bars, floating restaurants and the same kinds of shops as on the land. Therefore, it is always crowded with many retailers from small markets in nearby cities, or residents coming here to get fresh goods at reasonable prices.
What is more ideal than spending your vacation exploring Vietnam countryside? Breathtaking scenery, friendly locals, the rural characteristics will definitely ease your mind from all everyday troubles and give you memorable moments.
These above are some information about the best time to travel to Vietnam as well as top must-see tourist attractions from the North to the South of Vietnam. Let’s backpack and have a great trip.