What to do in Vietnam (Updated!)

Visitors can find a vast number of intrigued and exciting places to visit in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and the other major centres, but together with the cities’ allure, it’s the country’s striking landscape that most impresses. Vietnam is also sad to be a culinary superpower that fascinates numerous tourists. Admittedly, it’s a hard country to travel through due to the various and divided terrains but despite the challenges you’ll find the very interesting and visually pleasing places to visit.
1. Admiring Pagodas:
Vietnam’s most distinctive architecture can be seen in the pagodas, which can be found all over the country. They are well renowned for their beautifully intricate carvings. Pagodas are used as shrines and temples and are treasured by the Vietnamese people.
2. Wandering Around Hanoi:
Hanoi Old Quarter is one of the most ancient and historical attractions in Hanoi. Enjoy an afternoon exploring the narrow streets of the Old Quarter or visit the countless temples in this bustle city would be an amazing experience for your trip to Vietnam. Just come and enjoy by the way you want, there are many interesting and fascinating things waiting for your exploration and discovery. Hanoi Old Quarter is more and more wonderful than you have ever known. It is also a good start for your tours to Halong Bay, Hua Lu and Tam Coc.
Hanoi is more charming with the ancient houses in the Old Quarters.
Hanoi is more charming with the ancient houses in the Old Quarters.
3. Relaxing or Joining Adventure in Da Lat:
Located on the hill in the Central Highland, Da Lat is a very attractive destination for both local and international tourists. There is a plenty of things to do in Da Lat including visiting the imaginatively titled palaces: Palace I, Palace II and Palace III or just enjoying the natural landscape. As the hills around Dalat are filled with traditional tribal villages, tourists can visit, experience and learn something about the daily life of the locals there.
4. Doing an Excursioin on the Mekong Delta:
The Mekong Delta is the agricultural centre of Vietnam in the South, and is also the country’s largest site for rice fields, coconut palms, fruit orchards and sugarcane groves. The tour in Mekong Delta shall give you the chance to cruising through canals and along Saigon River to enjoy some typical Southern Vietnamese’s activities including traditional music, cycling on village roads, rowing a boat, honey tea, Mekong vodka as well as gourmet lunch on Ben Tre island.
Visit Vietnam, let's explore Mekong Delta with its authentic but abundant life.
Visit Vietnam, let's explore Mekong Delta with its authentic but abundant life.
5. Crawling Through the Cu Chi Tunnels:
Escape from the bustle of the city, coming to Cu Chi Tunnels, you will be exploring this famous tunnel system in Southern Vietnam where you can get the experience of stepping in the shoes of a Viet Cong fighter, as you climb through an impressive 155-mile (250-km) long tunnel network, and visiting a typical gun shooting area.The tunnel is a must visit place if you want tobetter understand the terror of the Vietnam War. Admission is around 100,000 VND per person.
6. Exploring Ho Chi Minh City:
Named after Communist revolutionary Ho Chi Minh, the city formerly known as Saigon has emerged from its darkest days to become one of Asia's most exciting cities. Ho Chi Minh city is Vietnam’s largest city where you can be meeting with met with the roar of motorbikes speeding through colonial streets; visiting Ben Thanh Market with amazing food and a great buzz of activity.
7. Hiking in Halong Bay:
Located in the northeast corner of Viet Nam, 165 km from Hanoi, Halong Bay in Quang Ninh province is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and actually the most popular travel destination in Vietnam with spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. With the bay of great beauty and its 3000 awesome islands, Halong Bay should be considered an essential part of any visit to Northern Vietnam. Thanks to the precipitous nature, most of the islands are uninhabited and unaffected by human presence. The site's outstanding scenic beauty is complemented by its great biological interest.
Contemplate a compelling Halong Bay from the peak of islands.
Contemplate a compelling Halong Bay from the peak of islands.
8. Trekking in Sapa:
The trekking tour combined with home-stay is designed for particular travellers who are into both trekking and getting experience in home-stay in the land of fresh environment, beautiful landscapes and hospitable person. This is also an opportunity to learn about the unique culture, history of several ethnic groups in Sapa as well as their daily life through talking to them and joining their daily activities.
9. Visiting Cuc Phuong National Park:
About 120km southwest of Hanoi Cuc Phuong National Park is a region of gorgeous beauty, stirring cultures and affluent biodiversity. Inherited with luxuriant forests, immense limestone panoramas, magnificent rice terraces and exciting scenes, this area is expected to bring you a challenging trek.   Serving as Vietnam’s first National Park, Cuc Phuong covers an area of 222 km2 and is home to over 2,000 species of trees and some truly rare wildlife.
10. Hanging out in Hoi An:
Hoian, an Ancient Town on the shores of Thu Bon River in Quang Nam province is about 30 km to the south from Danang. In 16th century, Hoian served as one of the largest trading posts in Southeast Asia. Hoian possesses the typical Chinese structure with low tiled-roof houses and narrow streets built hundreds of years ago. Many of them remain intact. Most of the houses were built of rare wood, decorated with lacquered boards and panels engraved with Chinese characters.
Hoian Old Town is sparkling at night.
Hoian Old Town is sparkling at night.
11. Traveling to My Son Sanctuary:
My Son Sanctuary is considered Vietnam’s most important site of the ancient kingdom of Champa. This half day tour will give you a great insight into its rich history. Between the 4th to the 13th centuries a unique culture which owed its spiritual origins to Indian Hinduism developed on the coast of this part of Vietnam. This is illustrated by a series of impressive tower-temples located in a site that was the religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom for most of its existence.
12. Being Proactive in Mui Ne:
Despite being a fishing village, Mui Ne has got a significant tourism scene due to its popularity as a wind- and kite-surfing destination. The rolling sand dunes nearby are the main draw and worth checking out!
13. Visiting  the Caves in Phong Nha - Ke Bang:
The trek to Quang Binh will bring you lots of memorable experiences through discovering famous attractions including Phong Nha – Ke Bang Cave, Thien Duong Cave, Da Nhay Beach, Nhat Le Beach, Son Doong Cave… before officially hit the road, let’s plan for your trip with Far East Tour so that you do not miss any wonderful experience in Quang Binh.
Thien Duong cave - one of the highlights of Phong Nha - Ke Bang.
Thien Duong cave - one of the highlights of Phong Nha - Ke Bang.
14. Diving in Nha Trang:
Nha Trang has long been renowned as a pretty attraction in Vietnam with beautiful beaches and islands. One day tour to visit this city will be the time to explore many things of great interest. Spend the day discovering the delights of Nha Trang City, one of the most famous destinations in Vietnam. Tour the Oceanographic Institute, visit the famous Long Son Pagoda and the Hon Chong Promontory, and marvel at the Po Nagar Temple complex.
15. Witnessing Rice Terraces:
Terraced rice fields are the poplar images in the Northern mountainous regions of Vietnam. Due to the condition of mountainous terrain with lots of steep hills, the locals in these areas must create their own type of field which is in the shape of step by step, continuing from the foots to near the top of mountains or hills. They then grow on the re terraced fields, generating the amazing landscapes as we often see.
Rice-terraces - specific of Sapa, Ha Giang, Mu Cang Chai...
Rice-terraces - specific of Sapa, Ha Giang, Mu Cang Chai...
16. Relaxing in Hue:
Famously being one of Vietnam’s seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Imperial City of Hue has long been a must-see attraction for tourists coming to Hue. Hue is a quiet and relaxing city, which is large enough to enjoy but also small enough to bicycle around. The food is great, and the women are supposed to be the most beautiful in the country.

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