7 Best Cities to Visit in Vietnam
With unexplored elegance and scenic scenery, Vietnam is one of the most overlooked destinations in Asia that must be visited for a quintessential getaway in 2021! Make sure that you read through this list of the 7 best cities to visit in Vietnam and enjoy a holiday with your loved ones in this amazing destination.
1. Hanoi - Vietnam's busiest city
Hanoi one of Vietnam's busiest cities is full of hustle and bustle. It is over 1000 years of commerce, trade, and activity without signs of slowing down, as well as other legislative and government bodies. It also is the top destination to visit in Vietnam.
Hanoi's trade opportunities are incredibly convenient, whether for domestic or foreign travellers, thanks to its strategic position and access to neighbouring countries. Moreover, almost all ASEAN capitals can be reached within 3 hours via flight making travelling easier. Besides, come to Hanoi you will impress by its insane traffic with thousand of motorbikes on road. It is quite chaotic for first-timer and some feel very hard when want to pass the road. Please do not worry because all drivers control their bikes very well and you just need to pass slowly and carefully look both ways.
Hanoi Old Quarter
A walk around peaceful Hoan Kiem Lake is a welcome pedestrianized respite from crazy traffic! Hanoi is a fascinating city with old and partly crumblings, a town wrought with character. It is fun to explore Hanoi on foot with abundance of French colonial architectures, lakes, and tree-lined boulevards.
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2. Hoi An - Vietnam's quiet & ancient city
Hoi An has nearly 1,000 ancient structures, 844 architectural significances are on the Unesco list. For decades, astonishing cityscape has attracted travelers and musicians. Because of its protected status, Ancient Town has very stringent building rules in effect, ensuring it has maintained its typical wooden architecture of the 17th and 18th centuries, with original street plans, canals, bridges, and omnipresent yellow walls remaining unchanged.
Explore Hoi An
You will see the wonderful French colonial houses mingle between Japanese temples and Chinese wooden trader's houses. I am sure that you will not only impressive features are the convergence of cultures but also distinctive golden-yellow architectural styles. Additionally, most buildings are specially built both entries from street front for selling and back opens to River Thu Bon for transferring goods by boat. In these ever-changing times, having a place where life continues to remain the same is soothing. As this is one of the only areas that are safe from construction in Vietnam, ideally, this ancient city will forever preserve its rare, sunny charm.
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3. Da Nang - attracted city for most visited
Da Nang is one of Vietnam's most popular tourist destinations attracts millions of domestic and overseas travelers every year. This stunning beach town is suitable for holidays with outstanding scenery that captivate hearts of visitors right from their first-sight.
Sun World Ba Na Hills is the most lavish amusement and resort complex in Vietnam, part of Sun World entertainment brand chain and only about 20 km from the city center. It situated on a spectacular mountain, welcomes tourists with the world's longest cable car with mythical scenery. You also could not miss the French Town recreates an ancient and romantic mini France with iconic classical architecture such as squares, temples, cities, villages, and hotels. In addition, in "World's Greatest Places 2018," Golden Bridge, formally opened in June 2018, was honored by TIME magazine and recognized by Guardian as "The most impressive walking bridge in the world."
Golden Hand bridge Da Nang
Come to Da Nang, we also could not miss Tra Peninsula - also known as "green pearl", with many stunning natural beauties, where tourists take the perfect opportunity to conquer both "golden forest" and "sea silver." Thanks to its impressive architectural features, Da Nang Cathedral is one of Vietnam's most prominent Catholic churches. As well as bright stained-glass windows and a large bell tower, the cathedral has a signature pink facade and an iconic rooster-shaped weathervane at the apex.
Da Nang - Best places for your trip in Vietnam
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4. Hue - Vietnam’s old national capital
Located on the banks of the wonderful Perfume River, Hue is one of the most charming towns in Vietnam. Hue used to be one of the country's principal royal capitals with a long and illustrious history. From the rambling ancient architecture to entertaining museums, Hue is best place for history lovers. Visit ancient tombs here to provide you a glimpse of Hue's old days.
Tombs of Ancient Emperors are major attractions in Hue. If you are interested in ancient architecture and history, you should visit tombs built in honor of Hue's prominent emperors. Most tombs were built in the 19th and 20th centuries and carved to reveal tales of Buddhism stories. There 3 favorite Tombs you should not miss are Tu Duc, Minh Mang, and Khai Dinh.
Thien mu pagoda in Hue City
Besides, Thien Mu Pagoda is another popular attraction in Hue. Temple overlooks to Perfume River and is famous for Buddha's gold and silver images. A large bell that was cast in 1710 and a stone turtle in the 17th century carries a marble stele are also highlights to look learn about.
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5. Da Lat - Cool spring city
Dalat is a cool and serene location for a great holiday, situated on Lang Biang highland with many lakes and golf courses. It is said that Dalat is "city of eternal spring" because of weather here cool and mist filling valleys all year round.
Also known as a city of a thousand flowers and popular farms for growing temperate vegetables, especially strawberries. Vegetables and flowers provide for many big cities in Vietnam (especially beautiful hydrangeas).
Da Lat city
Travel to Da Lat you are not only can enjoy the amazing sceneries, relaxing in great weather but also can try many different types of fruit which is grown here. They are really fresh and cheap.
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6. Nha Trang - The most beautiful beach city
Nha Trang is considered one of 29 most scenic beaches in the world and a well-known destination for visitors. Every year, Nha Trang welcomes more than 6 million travelers around the world and increases year by year.
Nha Trang is not only famous for its beach also famous with thousand of islands in Nha Trang Bay. Hon Tre Island is one of the most famous ones which looks like a giant crocodile. Coming here you should not miss Bai Tru Beach where you can enjoy swimming or sunbathe with beautiful white sand beach and quiet.
Nha Trang - beautiful beach city
The island tours in Nha Trang are top things you must do when putting this destination in your pocket. Besides Hon Tre, there are several famous islands like Hon Tam, Hon Mun, Hon Mieu, Hon Lao, .... Beside swimming you can also enjoy many other interesting activities on islands like snorkeling, diving, surf, parasailing...
7. Ho Chi Minh - most populous cities in Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City is a lively and charming city that incorporates all conveniences of a new metropolis. It considers Vietnam's commercial, educational, science, and technical center with growing infrastructure and modern facilities. Because of its development, many travelers choose Ho Chi Minh as an arrival or departure destination. They can easy to combine with other attractions in Vietnam like Phu Quoc, Con Dao, Da Lat, Nha Trang...
Ho Chi Minh City
The most famous place here is Cu Chi Tunnel which mostly on the top list of things to do for travelers. Visit this place you can feel the difficulty and hardness and determination to succeed enemy during the war of Vietcong. Besides, Ho Chi Minh also is a shopping destination where you can find many local products in Ben Thanh Market or Cho Lon Market. Don't forget to bargain before decide to buy anything there.
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You have just passed through 7 most famous cities to visit in Vietnam. If you are looking for Vietnam Tours that cover all of them please do not hesitate to contact BestPrice Travel. We are sure that will plan a wonderful trip for you & your family.
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Questions & Answers (14)
Is there any cycling tour available in Da Nang? I want to combine my vacation with both relaxing and exploring
Hi, we don't have cycling tours in Da Nang at the moment. However, we recommend you visit Hoi An for relaxing and cycling activities. It's more calming and scenic.
I love the charming of Hoi An Ancient Town, and going to Hoi An in the next couple days. Should I visit its famous tourist attractions in the morning or evening? Some people say I should go in the morning but some say the opposite, I'm confused.
Hi Minnie, Hoi An is beautiful both in the morning and at night, and the best time to see depends on what you want to experience. If you want to visit Hoi An attractions such as Japanese Covered Bridge, morning is the best time to witness them, while the night is best for wandering around the ancient town and seeing colorful lanterns.
I would love to visit Da Nang but afraid of the crowd. Do you have any recommendations for the less-known destinations in the area?
Hi! If you want to avoid the crowd, you may book hotels or resort in Son Tra Peninsula area or in Ngu Hanh Son District, these areas are a little far from the city centre so they are still convenient with many services, enjoy private beach of 5-star resorts, but less crowded.
I have been to Hanoi in winter and it's really cold. Is the weather in Da Lat during winter as cold as weather in Hanoi?
Yes. Winter is also the dry season in Dalat, therefore, it still the best time to visit this lovely city. If you travel Dalat in summer, it's cool but there are unexpecting showers that may prevent you from enjoy your trip.
Although I'm aware of Hue's historical significance, I was wondering if there were any other thrilling tourist sites apart from the temples and pagodas?
Hi! You may consider to have a tour to Bach Ma National Park in Hue which is the most exciting adventurous attraction here.