There are many beautiful and interesting sight-seeing in Vietnam, from the rural to the urban, from little temple to spectacular mausoleum. You will have a wide range of options when traveling to this beautiful country and here is the list of 10 Hidden Tourist Destinations in Vietnam:
Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay is located in Quang Ninh, with 120 kilometers coastal line and 1969 limestone islands.
Ha Long Bay is ranked as one of 29 most beautiful bays in the world in March 2012. New Open World Organization also recognized Ha Long Bay as one of New Seven Natural Wonders of the world.
Thien Mu Pagoda
Thien Mu Pagoda is about 5 kilometers to the west of Hue city center. The pagoda was built in 1601. Thanks to its spectacular natural landscape and large construction, Thien Mu Pagoda was the most beautiful architecture at that time.
Nowadays, it is also restored and attracts a great number of tourists thanks to its magnificent, attractive and spectacular beauty.
Hoan Kiem Lake
Hoan Kiem Lake is also called Guom Lake. It is the biggest lake of Ha Noi Capital. The total area of this lake is 12 hectare.
Hoan Kiem Lake is a destination, which appears in the folk tale of Vietnam. For a long time, it has been the symbol of peaceful desire and the talent of the Vietnamese.
Hoi An Ancient Town is about 25 kilometers from Da Nang City. During XVI and XVII century, this place was famous for the name Faifoo, which is a big commercial and trading area of Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, and Italian businessmen at the Southeast Asia.
Nowadays, Hoi An is well reserved and becomes an interesting tourist attraction of Vietnam. Its ancient architect and its unique culture in daily customs, activities, beliefs, folk dances, songs, tales, cultural festivals and traditional crafted village are tourist attractions of Hoi An Ancient Town.
In addition to the culture and architecture, the cuisine of Hoi An is also a highlight feature. Traveling to this ancient town, you should not miss those must-eat dishes such as “Cao Lau”, Quang Noodles, “White Rose” cake…
Phu Quoc Island
Phu Quoc Island is also known as “Pearl Island” It is the largest island of Vietnam and the largest one of 22 islands of Thailand Bay. Phu Quoc Island, along with other nearby islands, make up Phu Quoc Island District of Kien Giang Province. The total of this district is 589.23 m2.
In 2008, Concierge.com (a tourism website of Australia) has renowned that Bai Dai Beach of Phu Quoc Island is one of the 13 wildest and the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Sapa Rice terraces
Sapa is a town located in the mountainous region of the Northwestern Vietnam. This region possesses spectacular landscape with beautiful rice terraces as the “staircases to the heaven”. Thanks to its natural picturesque and magnificent landscape, mysterious love market and diverse cuisine, Sapa has a strong attraction to almost tourists when coming here.
In 2009, Travel and Leisure Magazine of America chosen Sapa rice terraces as one of the 7 most beautiful and magnificent rice terraces in Asia and worldwide. 12/2011, Lonely Planet Magazine of Britain introduced Sapa as “Sapa – one of the most wonderful destinations in the world for trekking.”
Being a famous tourist attraction of the Southern Central of Vietnam, Mui Ne is located in Binh Thuan Province, about 22 kilometers from the city center of Phan Thiet. Mui Ne is so beautiful with long and wild coastal line, red sand dunes and traditional fish villages.
Mui Ne also attracts travelers by many cultural and historical relics of a diverse culture, and multi-ethnic as Kinh, Cham, and Hoa. When traveling to this destination, you should not miss interesting sight-seeing as Cham Tower, Water tower, Thien Hau Pagoda, Van Thuy Tu as well as other valuable cultural and historical relics.
Mekong Delta, which is created by Mekong River, is also known as Southern Delta or the Southwest region. With the total area is 40.548 km2, Mekong Delta is divided into many river branches, islands, archaeologies, and cays. This region is very appropriate for the development of eco-tourism. You should not miss the ecological tours so that you can have the opportunity to experience and explore the full beauty of the region.
Visiting Mekong Delta, you will have a chance to see luxuriant orchards, contemplate the beauty of Mekong River, listen to Don Ca Tai Tu (the traditional folk music of the South of Vietnam), or enjoy the unique cuisine. An indispensable thing is that visiting the float markets, which is a unique feature of this region.
Cu Chi Tunnel
Being an underground defense system of Cu Chi District, Cu Chi is also known as “Steel soil”. It is about 70 kilometers from the center of Ho Chi Minh City.
This is a unique underground architect with many floors, streets as the spider webs. The total length of the tunnels is 200 kilometers. Cu Chi tunnels is the secret base of Vietnam’s army in the Vietnam War. The tunnel includes three different floors with different depths. The deepest one is 12 meters depth; the two others’ depth is 6 meters and 3 meters, respectively. Nowadays, Ben Duoc and Ben Dinh Tunnel have been recognized as the National historical relics.
Nha Trang is a “precious pearl” of Vietnam. The Mother Nature presented it spectacular and peaceful landscape, cool atmosphere with long white sandy beaches, luxuriant islands, magnificent coral reefs. Moreover, it also has an antique Cham Tower and quiet museums in the city center.
Linh Nguyen is a freelancer of a tourism blog, namely Viet Fun Travel. Living in Ho Chi Minh City, she is now a great mom of 2 lovely children. Her favorite hobbies include discovering new destinations as well as learning more about culture and locals of these lands.