15 Amazing Destinations in Vietnam - A Journey through Vietnam - Chapter 1

15 Amazing Destinations in Vietnam - A Journey through Vietnam - Chapter 1

December 05, 2021

Vietnam is famous for having many landscapes with natural beauty and unique culture, making it a great destination for international tourists. Where have you been? Let’s explore the astonishing beauty of the Top 15 Amazing Destinations in Vietnam that you don’t want to miss with Explore Real Asia.

A. Exploring Vietnamese tourist destinations in the North

1. Hanoi Capital - landscape of a thousand years of civilization

When it comes to Vietnam tourism, you definitely cannot ignore Hanoi capital - a land of thousand years of civilization, associated with the heroic history of the Vietnamese nation. Walking around Hanoi with many typical old quarters, preserving the ancient architecture as well as the long-standing traditional values, visitors will fall in  love with the peaceful beauty here at first sight.

The beauty of Hanoi can hardly be felt once when coming here, because Hanoi is beautiful from the smallest things. Street hawkers can be an endless inspiration to so many poets and poets; just a branch of flowers can make the nostalgia for couples.

The festival is also what leaves the most impression on visitors from all over the world. Already the capital of the country, Hanoi has thousands of historical stories and unique spiritual festivals, especially Tet. If you come to Hanoi on Tet holiday, visitors will have a surprising impression of Hanoi with "no shadow of people".

Monuments combining culture and people have created Hanoi a thousand-year-old cultural beauty, which few countries in the world can have all three factors.

Traveling to Hanoi, do not forget to explore the following places:


The Huc Bridge with the shape of a curved tail

Hoan Kiem Lake with a famous legend about returning the magic sword

Visiting Ba Dinh Square - Uncle Ho's Mausoleum

The delightful beauty of Ngoc Son temple at night

Hanoi Opera House

Discovering poetic and ancient relics and landscapes will be an unforgettable experience in the hearts of domestic and foreign tourists. The early morning street vendors or familiar sidewalk tea shops also express the simple, friendly and friendly beauty of the people of the capital land.

2. Sa Pa - The breathtaking beauty of the terraced fields

If someone asks about the most simple, peaceful, rustic and beautiful place in Vietnam, Sa Pa is the perfect answer. Sa Pa is a highland town in Northwestern Vietnam, where the weather is cloudy all year round and terraced fields stretch to the horizon.

Sa Pa is one of the most worthwhile Vietnamese tourist destinations

The impressive beauty of Sa Pa terraces is in the top 7 of the most beautiful terraces in Asia and the world voted by Travel and Leisure magazine (USA) (2009) and ranked by the Ministry of Culture - Sports and Tourism as a National Heritage Site in November 2013.


The stunning view created by terraced fields

The charming scenery, gentle, sincere, hospitable people, a simple, rustic and peaceful life are what visitors can feel when coming to Sa Pa. In addition, Sa Pa is also attached to tourists by forest and mountain dishes, in which salmon is the dish that leaves the most impression on visitors. Although the people here do not have a special way of cooking, the salmon are so fresh and delicious that almost no other places can get them.

Not only that, when you come to Sa Pa in the white snow season in December, you will feel like traveling abroad. Let's take a look at some interesting stops when you visit Sa Pa!


Mường Hoa valley

Bac Ha fair market - cultural beauty of the mountains of Vietnam

Mount Fansipan - Roof of Indochina

Bright Sa Pa at night

If you are looking for Vietnamese tourist destinations, check out the majestic natural landscapes of Sapa.

3. Check-in season of triangular flowers in October in Ha Giang

Also located in the Northwest, Ha Giang has a distinct beauty, with narrow, winding, spectacular roads running through majestic mountains. If you have fallen in love with the beauty of Sa Pa, Ha Giang will once again bring a feeling of adventure like never before.

Spectacular famous Ma Pi Leng Pass in Ha Giang

Coming to Ha Giang, visitors will not be able to hold back the wonderful beauty of this untouched land. Every season in Ha Giang is beautiful, is worth a trip and experience. Ha Giang is a place that attracts backpackers, nature lovers and adventurers. Ma Pi Leng Pass is winding and dangerous, as if challenging people to conquer nature.

Coming to Ha Giang in October, visitors will be fascinated by the white swollen triangular fields. The petals were fluttering, adorned with purple, dreaming, making the whole hill seem like a carpet of brilliant color. Flowers grow on hills, mountain foothills and even bring vigorously up the dangerous rocky cliffs. Because of the triangular flower color, even the dangerous mountain and forest nature also turns gently.


The triangular flower season in October filled the entire Ha Giang sky

Gentle and beautiful Ha Giang village

4. Ninh Binh - one of the tourist destinations in Vietnam not to be missed

The next destination in the journey to discover the beauty of Vietnam tourism that tourists should come at least once in their life is Ninh Binh. This place is full of natural and historic cultural heritages such as Hoa Lu ancient capital, Cuc Phuong national forest, Trang An ecotourism area, Bai Dinh pagoda, Tam Coc - Bich Dong ...

Trang An - Ninh Binh eco-tourism area is shimmering among majestic mountains

Traveling to Ninh Binh, visitors should not forget to experience yachting on Ngo Dong river, enjoy the endless beauty of mountains and rivers, explore magical and mysterious caves in Tam Coc - Bich Dong. Or the rebuilt Kong: Skull Island studio area located in Trang An ecological complex. If you love history, you can come to Hoa Lu ancient capital - a place to store historical relics over 1000 years.

To Ninh Binh, visiting Dance Cave located at the foot of Dance Mountain is a must. Visitors can try their toughness when climbing to the top of the mountain through 486 stone steps, and from the top we can admire the whole beauty of Tam Coc area with immense, green rice fields. .

Possessing charming young beauty, Ninh Binh is the first choice of international tourists when traveling to Vietnam. The famous places in Ninh Binh "captivate" tourists:

Beautiful scenery in Tam Coc - Bich Dong

Enjoying the majestic mountains on the Dance Cave, Ninh Binh

5. Ha Long Bay

Halong Bay is a very familiar name for the tourists of Vietnam. Not only impressing visitors with the wonderful nature, the beautiful rocks, the unique shape or picturesque clouds and rivers, Ha Long Bay also brings a sense of peace comfort for travelers when coming here.

Halong Bay is the most attractive tourist destination in Vietnam

Ha Long Bay covers the island waters and Van Don island district, Quang Ninh province. With a coastline of 120km, hundreds of islands, large and small with limestone islands, rocky systems and caves, Ha Long Bay is the pride of Vietnam when it is in the top 29 most beautiful bays in the world and recognized by UNESCO, twice, as world natural heritage.

If you are a tourist who likes to relax, Ha Long Bay is an ideal destination. Just floating the yacht on the sea, admire the unique islands towering, close your eyes and immerse yourself in the blue water village, all spills and fatigue will surely disappear. Ha Long Bay not only attracts domestic tourists but that it also make foreign journalists amazed when witnessing with their own eyes.


Ha Long Bay attracting domestic and foreign tourists

Traveling to Ha Long Bay, do not forget to visit Cat Ba island district, enjoy the majestic beauty of Ha Long Bay from Bai Tho mountain, explore Lan Ha Bay and rocky islands which are created by Mother Nature's hands.

B. The Central region has many beautiful tourist destinations in Vietnam

6. Phong Nha- Ke Bang - the masterpiece of creation

Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park has long been the hottest tourist destination in Vietnam. Phong Nha - Ke Bang in Quang Binh has a poetic landscape, impressive cave system, vast rivers and mountains, many rare species of flora and fauna, attracting millions of tourists as well as many explorers all over the world to explore  each year.

Phong Nha Cave is a typical place. The beauty of Phong Nha cave is both majestic mountains and charming rivers. Entering into Phong Nha cave, visitors will know how water is flowing and worn rock. The intrusion of rainwater into the limestone has caused intense shearing in the mountain ranges to form a variety of terrains: the mountain bed becomes caves, the masses are split into cliffs and the scenes. strange ... When visitors look up and then rotate, turn to watch, images of stalactites, shimmering lights reflect. Everyone must admire the beauty.

Phong Nha - Ke Bang, the masterpiece of creation

Son Doong cave is considered the largest natural cave in the world, becoming a treasure of Vietnamese tourism

7. Hue ancient capital - the land of national heritages

Wherever you go in Vietnam, don't forget to stop by the ancient capital of Hue. Hue is a peaceful, ancient city with heritages and architectural works bearing the country's history.

Hue ancient capital - the land of national heritages

Since the Nguyen Lords in the 19th century, Hue has been a promised land with a culture imbued with national identity as well as a rich and unique culinary "cradle" that is unmatched.

Inheriting the heritage architectural beauty of the Nguyen Dynasty, inheriting the beauty in the culture and customs of the Royal Palace, Hue has gathered enough and deep for visitors to come here to nod. If the visitor's soul is deep enough, quiet, or looking for peace, Hue is the place to help you live slowly, deeply understand and re-energize you.


Hue Citadel at night was splendid like a castle

Visitors always have a special love for Hue not only because of its quiet and ancient beauty, but also love specialties as well as the people and peaceful life here.

If you have the opportunity to visit Hue, please experience all of the following to make your trip to Hue even more wonderful.

  • Visiting Hue Citadel
  • Visit the tombs: Tomb of Tu Duc, Tomb of Minh Mang, Tomb of Khai Dinh, ...
  • Thanh Tan hot waterfall
  • Enjoy Hue beef noodle soup
  • Hue cakes and Hue tea


Thien Mu Pagoda view from above

The wild and majestic looks of Thuy Tien Park


Check-in Hue National School

Tomb of Khai Dinh or Ung Lang is a relic in the ancient capital complex of Hue