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If you have the chance to travel to Vietnam then you cannot miss these 5 amazing destinations. Let’s take a look into these wonderful places:
Ha Noi is the capital and it is known for the history of a thousand years. Being in Hanoi, you can feel like you live in the old time. What is special about Hanoi is that there is always a story of origin behind every attraction. If you want to learn about the history of Vietnam, you can visit Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, Hoa Lo Prison, Hoan Kiem Lake, etc. If you want to know more about the cultures and traditions of Vietnamese people, you can come to Dong Xuan Market, Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre, etc. for the most authentic experiences. Sitting by the lake and watching the street with a $1 coffee would be the most simple but interesting way to enjoy Hanoi.
2. Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon is made of modernity and tradition. It is famous for being the biggest economic center of the country and the French architectures since the colonial era. District one is the center of Saigon, where you can clearly see the blend between modernity and tradition. District one has the Bitexco Tower and Landmark 81, two of the tallest building in Vietnam, and in South East Asia. Besides, you can also visit many French architectures in district one such as Notre-Dame cathedral, Saigon Central Post Office, Independence Palace, Saigon Municipal Opera House, etc. Moreover, if you want to experience a Western culture in Saigon then Bui Vien street is somewhere you should have in mind. Especially, Ho Chi Minh is perfect for any coffee addict. There are coffee shops everywhere, ranging from a local shop to a big brand. The locals usually sit on the stool on the sidewalk and enjoy their coffee. Once you visit Saigon, you will never get bored.
3. Sa Pa
Sa Pa is a famous tourist attraction in Lao Cai. Sa Pa is famous for its splendid natural beauty and the diversity of ethics. When talking about Sa Pa’s nature, it is unavoidable to mention Fansipan, the highest mountain in Vietnam. Fansipan is considered to be the “Indochina Roof” as it is also the highest mountain in Southeast Asia. There are two ways to reach the top of the mountain: climbing and cable car. In Sa Pa, you can truly feel the change of four seasons. It is the only place in Vietnam where you can see snow falling. Besides Fansipan, you can visit other natural attractions such as the Ham Rong flower market, Muong Hoa valley, Silver Waterfall, etc. Furthermore, Sa Pa is known for its diversity of ethnicity. There are many ethnic groups in Sapa with these fives being the majority: Hmong, Dao, Tay, Giay, and Xa Pho. Coming to Sa Pa, you can learn about the life of minority groups in the mountainous area. Foreigners can also try the local forest products, handicrafts, delicacies (smoked meat, “thang co”, “cai meo”, san lung wine, corn wine), etc.
4. Ninh Binh
Talking about Ninh Binh, people immediately think of Trang An, which is a combination of heaven and earth. Ninh Binh is not only beautiful and poetic but it is also mysterious. Ninh Binh’s natural habitat is mysterious with 31 lakes connected by 48 caves and each cave has its own characteristic charm. As tourism is strongly developing in Ninh Binh, there are many natural and cultural heritage to visit such as Tam Coc eco-tourism area, Bich Dong, Mua Cave, Cuc forest, etc. You can also visit Van Long lagoon, which is chosen to be in Kong: Skull Island thanks to wild and mysterious scenery that the place offers. Besides the natural beauty, Ninh Binh is known as the old kingdom as it used to be the capital of Vietnam in the 10th century in the Dinh and Le dynasty. Hoa Lu old capital is also a famous tourist attraction when you come to Ninh Binh.
Hue is one of the cities bearing the history of Vietnam, with its being the capital under the Nguyen Dynasty and the Tay Son in the 19th and 20th centuries. Hue’s most famous attraction is the Hue Citadel. Located on the peaceful Huong River, Hue Citadel has a large area and circumference around 10 km. Some of the famous sights are Ngo Mon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, Dien Tho Palace, etc. Over many centuries, the city is still a center of great architecture. Amongst the ancient capitals of Vietnam, Hue is the only city that keeps intact the appearance of a complex medieval monarchical structure composed of walls, palaces, and royal tombs. These precious remains have not only turned Hue into a living museum, much appreciated by the whole country, but also won the honorable recognition site of world cultural heritage by UNESCO in December 1993. Hue citadel and its picturesque scenes have inspired many works of literature. Moreover, Hue is also famous for its dining tradition. Dining does not only satisfy human basic needs but it is also a form of art. Hue’s gastronomy is elegant, light, and noble, which is totally different from other regions’ of Vietnam. Spices, especially chili, play an important role in Hue’s cooking and cuisine decorating art. Trying Hue cuisine will bring you back to the old-time to see how the Emperor enjoyed his meals in the past. dsatisfy human basic needs but also a form of ar