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TOP 15 Vietnam Must See Places 2023

May 09, 2023 - 461 views

A trip to Vietnam gives you a history and culture-rich experience combined with numerous forces that have presided over the nation and its inhabitants. From 2000 years of history to more recent influences of French colonization and the tumultuous independence struggle of the 20th century, Vietnam is now being embraced by the world for its majestic natural beauty, peaceful and friendly people, and delicious cuisine. 

BestPrice Travel team has come up with 15 Vietnam must-see places, these are ones you shouldn't miss out on your vacation.

Vietnam Muss-see places

North Vietnam Must See

1. Lan Ha Bay (Halong) - New trending recent, quiet and beautiful & less touristy

Anyone who visited Lan Ha Bay agrees that this is one of Vietnam's most stunning bays and worth visiting. There are 3 main reasons that you should not miss this place:

  • The natural scene of Lan Ha bay is well-preserved and pristine like its original. Taking an overview of Van bay gate from your eyes is like drawing a sketch of around 400 calcareous islands, finely organized in a sort of archwise embossment made of nature. 
  • Much quieter and cleaner than Ha Long Bay, so you can enjoy all the wonderful activities like kayaking, cruising, fishing, swimming, etc.
  • Enjoying off-the-beaten track instead of throwing yourself into a touristy Halong Bay, let's book a Lan Ha Bay Cruise to see and enjoy this wonderful destination.

Lan Ha Bay Cruise

Cruise in Lan Ha Bay

2. Tràng An Scenic Landscape Complex

Recognized as a World Heritage Site, Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex is renowned for its cultural significance, natural beauty, and geological value. Trang An is a popular attraction in Southeast Asia that includes ample geological evidence dating back nearly 30,000 years, including uncovered traces of human life. 

Besides this place not only has a natural scenic landscape, but also an ecological location. Trang An Eco-tourist Site is regarded as an urban geological museum with a stunning landscape of limestone peaks permeated with valleys, some of which are flooded, and surrounded by steep, nearly vertical cliffs. 

You also will be surprised to see many temples, pagodas, and worship palaces are located on cliffs that are difficult to reach. Don't hesitate to find the best Trang An tour for your trip planning at BestPrice now.

Trang An Scenic Landscape

Trang An Scenic Landscape


3. Mua Cave & Mua viewpoint

Travelers put Mua Cave in their holiday pocket increase year by year. Mua viewpoint gives you the best panoramic views of the most stunning sceneries that are recognized as a wonder of the world. The UK Telegraph said: "It's an area known locally as 'Inland Halong Bay' of Vietnam," or Mua Cave - "Great Wall of Vietnam".

Mua cave’s scene will certainly captivate your spirit, and bring you an unforgettable memory. It is for nature lovers and photo lovers who can conquer the top of Mua Cave to see plains, blue rivers flowing slow and lazy, and magnificent calcareous mountains, making the wonderful image.

Let's find the best Mua Cave tour with a great offer rate to enjoy the wonderful scenery and bring great photos home.

Mua Cave & Mua View point

Mua Cave & Mua Viewpoint

4. Fansipan Peak 

At 3,143 meters high, Fansipan Mountain was for adventurous travelers who were strong enough to take a strenuous hike, but nowadays this mountain provides all kinds of travelers with the longest cable car.

Fansipan Legend Cable cap is one of the world's longest three-cable and non-stop cable cars. It floats through clouds with panoramic views of Muong Hoa Valley and Hoang Lien Son Range's beautiful peaks. Don't wait to book Fansipan Tour to enjoy the wonderful cable cap and amazing scenery on Fansipan Peak

Fansipan Cable Cab

Fansipan Cable Cab

5. Hanoi Old Quarter 

With the rich history, culture, people, and lifestyle, Hanoi Old Quarter are never out of a Vietnam travel itinerary. Coming here you can explore traditional communities, old moss-covered homes, long-lasting small enterprises, and interesting knowledge of its history.

Situated to the northwest of Hoan Kiem City, Hanoi Old Quarter is known as 36 old streets; each street carries a unique feature of Hanoi. Each street in this area bring certain commodities traded, so it was convenient for locals to find items they wanted. For example, when you see "Hang Thiec" it means "Tin Street" is a place where people sell tin, "Hang Ma" sells votive paper.

Walking along this area you will see mossy houses producing a mystical and miraculous appearance. It also attracted you with hundreds of local foods that are sold which are also famous on social media like Hanoi Pho, Egg Coffee, Bun Thang, Banh Cuon, etc. Don't wait to book a Hanoi Walking tour with street food tasting, I believe you will have an unforgettable experience.

Hanoi Old Quarter

Hanoi Old Quarter

Must see in Central Vietnam

6. Hoi An Ancient Town

Since 1999, Hoi An has been proudly recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With distinctive architecture, the city has retained its culture well. Walking through the narrow streets, you can find clusters of 200-year-old shophouses adorning Chinese-tiled roofs and rusty ceilings in a similar architectural style. Houses are covered in yellow, painting a more magical and romantic portrait of Hoi An in the daytime. With the shimmering glow of bright lanterns, Hoi An at night is more enigmatic.

If its glamorous landscapes make you fall in love with Hoi An, local residents make you feel at home. Local people are both kind & friendly make you feel welcome & peace when traveling here. Almost travelers who visited Hoi An said that they loved this place with great ancient architecture, stunning scenery, and good-natured people. 100% said they will come back to Hoi An one day soon. How about you, let's find the best Hoi An Tours to discover this area now.

Hoi An Ancient Town

Hoi An Ancient Town

7.  Ba Na Hills & Golden bridge

Fans who have watched Ba Na Hills videos might agree that this place looks like the scenes of Hollywood. From ancient French-style villas, flower parks, and Beer Square, to vibrant Carnivals, and now Golden Bridge raised by giant hands of stone, this tourist spot will absolutely make you surprised by the wonderful mix between heavenly nature and human masterpieces produced.

The new Golden Bridge makes travelers who already visited Bana want to come back. Golden Bridge is 150m long with 8 spans and is carried by giant hands of stone at an altitude of 1,400m. It can be pictured by people as the "hands of a lovely fairy holding a silk string over the mountains and forests".

Don't wait to check out Ba Na Hills tours and visit this wonderful destination.

Golden Bridge in Ba Na Hills

Golden Bridge in Ba Na Hills

8. Thien Mu Pagoda

Thien Mu Pagoda is a historic pagoda in Hue located on the banks of the Perfume River. With a rich history of almost four hundred years of tumultuous nation-building and religious belief in Vietnam, coming to Thien Mu you will have the basic knowledge about Buddhism development. Besides, you can also enjoy the amazing temple scenery with surroundings of beautiful rivers and hills.

Many valuable antiques have been preserved in the pagoda, such as a bronze gong cast in 1677, the wooden gilded panel with an inscription of Lord Nguyen Phuoc Chu in 1714, etc. More importantly, the most prominent structure in Thien Mu Pagoda is an octagonal 68-foot-high seven-level tower known as Phuoc Duyen Tower is standing on the crest of the hill and you can see it from very far away. Phuoc Duyen tower is now considered Hue's symbol and contributes a small part to various folk rhymes and songs written.

Most travelers will include visiting Thien Mu pagoda in their Hue City Tours, let's do it and discover this pagoda with us.

Thien Mu Pagoda in Hue

Thien Mu Pagoda in Hue


9. Imperial City Hue

Hue Citadel is the most important architecture that needs to preserve. It is situated in the North of the Perfume River and was a cultural centre of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1805 to 1945. Hue Citadel was recognized as a UNESCO heritage site in Vietnam.

The Imperial City of Hue has a circumference of 10 kilometers with a height of 6.6 meters and a thickness of 21 meters, forts being arranged meanderingly, supported by cannons, artillery, and ammunition. All traditional structures of the East, including magnificent palaces, tombs, and museums, stand together to create a fun-filled attraction right in the heart of Vietnam. As a result, Hue Imperial City was a must-see destination for both international and domestic visitors.

Hue Imperial City

Hue Imperial City

10. My Son Sanctuary

My Son Sanctuary formally recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1999 is the best-preserved relic of ancient Champa culture. It contains several tombs reserved for kings and the Champa Kingdom's highest-ranking priests alongside numerous religious buildings. You can take some spectacular pictures with the opposite levels of tall towers and low tombs combine with tree-top mountains.

Coming here you also could not miss the cultural dance where colorful dancers in intricate dresses welcome visitors. The performance and traditional Cham instruments are resurrected, bringing you sights and sounds featured in Cham festivities in their kingdom. 

Additionally, the Sa Huynh Champa Culture Museum, which discusses the role of the autonomous Sa Huynh tribe in the creation of the Champa civilization through artifacts and personal accounts, is another feature of your trips to My Son Sanctuary.

The best way to discover this area is to book a Private My Son Tour that provides you with a professional guide who can guide you through the detail of the history, beauty and culture of the local people here.

My Son Sanctuary

My Son Sanctuary

South Vietnam Must See

11. Cu Chi Tunnel

Cu Chi Tunnels are a hand-carved network of tunnels located 55 miles northwest of the city of Ho Chi Minh (Saigon). It is a popular tourist destination in Saigon which offers visitors an evocative view over the history of the Vietnam War within two hours drive from Ho Chi Minh City.

Underground tunnels Cu Chi

Underground tunnels Cu Chi

What made Cu Chi Tunnels a successful base of operations in the war? It was the glorious design of tunnels: tested and error-proof, together with the hard work of the Viet Cong, which hand-carved tunnels with simple picks and shovels. The network of tunnels includes hospitals, residential areas, kitchens, bomb shelters, theatres, and factories for weapons

Coming here you can try the amazing activities enter a hole, hide and close it. It was very small and might not be suitable for big-size people :). You also can challenge yourself to pass through a 50 or 100m long underground tunnel.

Now don't wait to book our Cu Chi Tunnel Tour to discover this amazing area.

Try to hide yourself in Cu Chi Tunnel

Try to hide in Cu Chi Tunnel

12. Ben Thanh Market

Ben Thanh Market, located in Ho Chi Minh City's central area, has long since become a landmark of Saigon. Of course, visitors come to this market to purchase merchandise or souvenirs and find a personality trait seen in a city's everyday life where the market is most revealing. 

With the complete involvement of popular Saigon dishes, the food stalls can not be missed. Food and Wine Food Magazine selected Ben Thanh market as one of the 10 attractive street food destinations globally at the end of January 2012.

There are also stalls selling all kinds of consumer goods for tourists along the corridor surrounding the cage house, particularly souvenirs, ready-made garments, silk fabrics, craft art, embroidery, brocade, etc. 

Let's have look at our HO Chi Minh City Tours list to find the best tour to visit Ben Thanh Market for you.

Ben Thanh Market at night

Ben Thanh Market at night

13. War Remnants Museum

War Remnants Museum is a vibrant illustration of Vietnam in years of war against America, located on Vo Van Tan Road, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City. Objects and photographs here are viewed as documentation to refute the crimes of aggressors. To demonstrate the effects of war in Vietnam in the past, War Remnants Museum exhibits objects, items, and photos. Only a few months after we gained harmony, the museum opened. 

Today, it extends exhibition material with many subjects after France-Japan's conquest in the history of Vietnam's struggle. The theme of the main gallery on the floor is: "Planet to Support Resistance of Vietnam". There are also several exhibition areas that express the effect of Agent Orange on the Vietnamese. Those are photographs and objects that reflect the brutality of war.

Note: If going with small kids, visitors should carefully consider getting too painful photos of death while visiting this place.

War Remnants Museum

War Remnants Museum

14. Star Beach Phu Quoc

Star Beach (Bai Sao) is located north of Duong Dong's centre and takes you about 1-hour transfer from Phu Quoc Airport. According to locals, this beach is named "Bai Sao" because thousands of starfish travelled to fill offshore and submerged long ago as sunset sinks and dark covers the entire white sand. 

It is one of the best places for beach relaxation with perfect white sandy beaches, emerald green water, soft waves, and coconut trees lining the beach creating stunning landscapes with green mountains. Bai Sao Beach is still quiet and safe to swim all year round. In this paradise, diving and sunbathing are the preferred hobbies of visitors.

Don't wait to plan a wonderful Vietnam beach vacation to Star Beach

Star Beach Phu Quoc

Star Beach Phu Quoc

15. Cai Rang Floating Market

Floating markets are a distinctive business type and unique attractions that you should not miss when traveling to Mekong Delta. The most well-known one is Cai Rang Floating Market.

The most common vehicles that local people use are wooden boats and sampans. They used vessels and gathered together to establish floating markets to provide markets where traders could sell local farmers' goods.

This market is wholesale, so you will see it is very crowded and only available early morning when traders are coming here to buy products for retail. To visit this market, you have to arrive before 9:00 AM; it will close, and you don't have many things to see after that time.

You could not do a day trip from Saigon to visit this market, 2 days 1 night Mekong Delta trip combine to visit the local & floating markets is best choice for you.

Cai Rang Floating Market

Cai Rang Floating Market

To combine all 15 best places in Vietnam you should book Vietnam packages tours which are not only include hotel stays, transfers, activities, and guides. You don't need to worry much about planning and finding ways to transfer to these places. 

Minh Tam

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