This narrow country punches well above its weight when it comes to unforgettable experiences. Here are incredible places that we think are Vietnam must see.
When you imagine a tour of Vietnam, what visions come to mind? Perhaps wild jungles, white sandy beaches, and fantastic street food? Breathtaking natural beauty, ancient history, and adrenaline pumping activities?
Vietnam is home to a wealth of destinations that will seduce every type of traveler, and with a diverse mix of everything mentioned above, travel here quickly becomes addictive. Vietnam tourist spots.
Situated between the South China Sea and Cambodia, the narrow country punches well above its weight when it comes to unforgettable experiences. The following are great places to go in Vietnam: our recommendations for Vietnam must see!
A vital lifeline in war and peace, Vietnam’s North-South Railway provides an all-in encounter with the country’s incredible beauty, people and history.
Just before noon each day, the southbound train from Hai Phong to Hanoi rumbles past Mrs Bay’s front room, missing her porch by no more than inches. To me, the scene looks like something from a disaster movie. With its horn blaring like the last trumpet, the huge locomotive barely squeezes through the tiny space where the railway track runs between two rows of dwellings. It’s close enough to block all the light from the windows, flap the drying laundry and silence our conversation.
Mrs Bay, a well-preserved 64-year-old, whom I’ve bumped into on a stroll, bats away my concerns.
The flow of foreign tourists to the central province of Thua Thien-Hue increased 31.29 percent to 1.07 million in the first nine months of 2017.
The Republic of Korea ranked first in terms of number of holidaymakers visiting Thua Thien-Hue, making up 26 percent of the total number.
In the reviewed period, the province served a total of 2.78 million visitors. The Hue Relics Preservation Centre alone welcomed 2.4 million visitors, up 18.55 percent from the same period last year.
In September 2017, the provincial Department of Tourism and Traveloka Vietnam Company signed a Memorandum of Understanding on tourism development, which aims to connect accommodation establishments, airlines and potential customers.
The locality also signed a cooperation agreement with the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines to promote Hue at domestic and foreign tourism trade fairs as well as increase flights and launch new routes to the imperial city.
From November 10, world cultural and natural heritage sites in Vietnam will be protected like class-I national historical-cultural sites and tourist attraction sites in accordance with the Law on Cultural Heritages.
Under Government Decree No. 109 dated September 21, on protection and management of world cultural and natural heritages in Vietnam (world heritages for short), buffer zones of world heritage sites will enjoy protection like class-II historical-cultural sites and tourist attraction sites of Vietnam.
The Prime Minister will consider and decide on making master plans on world heritages in accordance with the laws on planning and cultural heritages.
The central province of Thua Thien-Hue has put many efforts to preserve and restore relics of the UNESCO-recognised Complex of Hue Monuments in Hue City, the former royal capital of Vietnam, over the past two decades.
Established as the capital of Vietnam in 1802, Hue was the political, cultural and religious centre under the Nguyen Dynasty until 1945. Many of its palaces, temples and pagodas remain almost intact, although some were bombed and ruined in the Anti-American Resistance War.
The province has allocated over 1.46 trillion VND (64.24 million USD) for funding the relic preservation and restoration between 1996 and 2017, including 933 billion VND (41 million USD) for the 2010 – 2017 period, according to Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Dung.
The Prime Minister has approved an Adjusted Planning Framework for the Complex of Hue Monuments from 2010-2020 in June 2010, laying grounds for the province’s preservation work, Dung said.
Trang An landscape complex has met the criteria of UNESCO on outstanding universal values of World Heritage, for this reason, the complex has been officially recognised as a World Cultural and Natural Heritage.
The recognition is based on the principles of the Convention on the Protection of World Culture and Natural Heritages including cultural, aesthetical, and geological-geomorphic values and the preservation of heritage.
This is the first time a Vietnam tourist site has became a world mixed natural and cultural property.
Located in northern Ninh Binh province, the turbulent movement of earth crust of hundreds of million years ago has endowed the province with a unique nature of caves, mountains, lakes and historical relics.
The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) on September 25 held a roadshow in Jakarta, aiming to introduce Vietnamese tourism products to Indonesians and promote the image of Vietnam to attract more Indonesian visitors.
According to VNAT deputy head Ha Van Sieu, Vietnam and Indonesia are the two big economies of ASEAN, but bilateral tourism cooperation is below potential.
Themed “Graceful Vietnam”, the roadshow provided Indonesia’s travel agencies with information about Vietnam’s tourism, including attractive destinations like Phong Nha Ke Bang cave and Son Doong cave in central Quang Binh province, Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex – a UNESCO-recognised World Heritage Site – in northern Ninh Binh province, and Sa Pa town in Lao Cai province and Ban Gioc waterfall in Cao Bang province in the north.