5 Extraordinary Places Vietnam Is Famous For

If you are visiting Vietnam and need a heads-up on which places you should visit, we have your back. Read on to know them all.

After the devastating American war, Vietnam saw a fast transformation. It’s now a lot easier to go about and see everything that this prosperous country has to offer. In this article, we will introduce you to the five best places in Vietnam, from the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City to the quiet allure of Hanoi and the breathtaking natural beauty of Halong Bay.

Halong Bay

Halong Bay, located in the country’s north, is a popular tourist destination since it is a World Heritage Site recognized by UNESCO. There is an enchanted landscape here. There are about 3,000 cave-ridden limestone cliffs and half-submerged outcrops dotting the indigo-colored bay. Several junk boats and sampans, modeled after those used in China, float over the water with billowing sails that contribute to the scene’s allure. As part of the Explore Vietnam tour offered by Insight Guides, guests may spend the night aboard a traditional sailing boat and explore a floating fishing hamlet.

Ho Chi Minh City

It is the economic and political center of southern Vietnam, known as Ho Chi Minh City. It is a thriving city with all the amenities one would expect from a major metropolis, including fine dining establishments, luxurious hotels, and shops offering exclusive foreign brands. To preserve some of its old Saigonese characters, the city has kept many of its grand French colonial structures near historic pagodas. The Ho Chi Minh City Museum and the War Remnants Museum are also fascinating cultural institutions.


Located in the middle of Vietnam, the city of Hue is surrounded by water on all sides, from moats and canals to lotus lake and the placid Perfume River. The Imperial City is located in Vietnam and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was the seat of power for the Nguyen dynasty, whose kings and queens are buried in ornate tombs throughout the area. Take a private tour of the tomb in Hue аѕ part of Insights Guides’ The Secrets of Vietnam itinerary to learn more about the place and its history.

Nha Trang

Nha Trang is a popular beach destination in Vietnam’s southeast, where it looks over the South China Sea. Offshore islands attract snorkelers and divers who want to see some of the best coral reefs in the country up close. Nha Trang is a great place to stop on the way somewhere else, kick back, and enjoy the sunshine because of how relaxed the vibe is there. You’ll be able to accomplish just that thanks to our convenient location in the heart of Insight Tours’ Cambodia and Vietnam by Train journey.


Hanoi serves as the nation’s political and cultural epicenter. Hanoi is the best spot to get a feel for 21st-century Vietnam because it combined colonial elegance and contemporary luxury, despite its convoluted past and teeming modern energy and promise. Seven hundred years of history may be found in the Old Quarter. Its moniker, “36 Streets,” originates from the fact that 36 separate commercial guilds were established there in the 15th century. Pagodas, temples, and antique banyan trees dot the landscape around each street.


Indrani Karmakar from Siliguri is a writer and artist. After graduating in Political science, she broadened her horizons and dived into the world of creativity. She loves adding humour and innovation to everything in and around her. When she is not working, you will find her collecting oddly shaped pebbles, doodling, crafting, and if you are really lucky- you can even catch her humming!
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