Vietnam Top Things to See & Do

Vietnam Top Things to See & Do -Hoi An

Hội An formerly known as Fai-Fo or Faifoo.since 1999 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks to its 800 historic buildings.
Hoi An Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a Southeast Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Merchants from China, Japan and later Europe settled in Hội An, creating the unique architectura.
Hội An’s allure is distilled in the narrow streets of the Ancient Town.  The townscape -- its open market, tight alleys and wooden bridges, the Thu Bồn River meanders past crumbling shop houses and  pagodas, you can walk along the banks at night and take in the views across the water.

Vietnam Top Things to See & Do -Sapa Vietnam Rice Fields

The region of Sapa abounds in breathtaking views (Terraced rice fields in Sapa were voted as one of seven most beautiful and impressive ones of Asia and the world ), and allows you to meet the many ethnic minorities who still live an authentic way of life at the rhythm of their traditions and beliefs..
Their only tools are their hands, their bare feet and their buffalo. The villagers of Sa Pa work mainly in rice cultivation.
Sapa is a great and wonderful place to see amazing Sapa Rice Fields. Terraced fields and ripe rice seedlings are mixed under the hands of nature, creating a splendid natural painting.
Muong Hoa Valley Is Best Beautiful Rice Fields In Sapa,There are several villages in the Muong Hoa Valley which include Y Linh Ho village, Lao Chai and Ta Van village, Giang Ta Chai and Su Pan Village, Ban Ho, and Nam Tong village, Ta Phin village.
In spring, the rice terraces are filled with water. This process is necessary to sow rice on fertile land.
Rice terraces in Sa Pa is also attractive destination for international visitors and visitors to the Southern provinces whenever they go to the northwestern part of the country.

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Vietnam Top Things to See & Do -Dalat’s Waterfalls

Dalat is located in Lâm Đồng Province, a mountainous, forested, farmed and famous area in Vietnam’s Central Highlands,and is one of the most popular vacation cities among Vietnamese people and well known to tourists for all of the incredible waterfalls the most beautiful waterfalls in Vietnam.
A couple of the waterfalls in Lam Dong Province, especially those close to Dalat, have turned into tourist attractions. 
Pongour Waterfall It’s probably the most famous in the area, is about 50 meters high, divided into seven cascading waterfalls, and there are wide gravel pathways and steps to make your walk to the valley more friendly.
The water cascading down rocks make for a great view. Pongour Waterfall is about 50km from Dalat town. 

Vietnam Top Things to See & Do -The Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta is the region in southwestern Vietnam ( right under the southern central city of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City) where the Mekong River approaches and empties into the sea through a network of distributaries.( The Mekong Delta is where the Mekong splinters into nine separate branches). 
It’s in and around the delta’s myriad waterways that you’ll find some of Vietnam’s most iconic images.
The Mekong Delta is like no other region in Vietnam, this region is flush with wildlife, historical sights, and incredible landscapes.
In Vietnam the Mekong delta is intensively developed for agriculture.
The region is consisted of 12 provinces and one city Can Tho.
There is plenty to keep you occupied in the Delta. 

Enjoy a boat ride through the picturesque canals.
Cruising the Mekong Delta,the River cruise offers a fascinating glimpse into rural life, gliding past lush rice paddies and fruit orchards.
Visit on-the-water villages.
One of the most unique thing about Mekong Delta is no other than on the villages on the water  where you can see all the way of life, daily activities of the people. 
Cai Rang Floating Market is the most famous and also the most touristy floating market in Vietnam. 

Vietnam Top Things to See & Do -Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, commonly known by its previous name, Saigon, is the largest and most populous city in Vietnam.(almost 9 million).
It was renamed Ho Chi Minh City, after the spiritual leader of Vietnamese Communism.
Ho Chi Minh City is a popular tourist destination due to its fascinating culture,flurry of sights and sounds, classic colonial architecture ( Ho Chi Minh City's colonial attractions are sprinkled around District 1),  skyscrapers as well as ornate temples, fine restaurants, flashy hotels, glitzy bars and clubs, and shops selling luxury goods.
The top landmark.
The Reunification Palace.
The Notre Dame Cathedral and the city's Central Post Office.
The Saigon Opera House.
The Ben Thanh Market and the Jade Emperor Pagoda.

Vietnam Top Things to See & Do -My Son Sanctuary in Danang

Mỹ Sơn is a cluster of abandoned and partially ruined Hindu temples, constructed between the 4th and the 14th century by the Kings of Champa.
After the Vietnamese defeated the kingdom, the temples were abandoned among the lush nature.
In 1885, French archaeologist, Henry Parmentier began work on the site, he discovered 72 monuments within a two kilometer wide valley. 
My Son Hindu Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site,(as of 1999),is a great sample of the ancient Champa civilization located in the southern part of Vietnam. 
The Mỹ Sơn temple complex is regarded one of the foremost Hindu temple complexes in Southeast Asia . 
Large majority of its architecture was destroyed by US bombing during a single week of the Vietnam War.However, the majority of the central complex managed to survive the bombs and parts of the ruins have now been rebuilt.
The amazing complex of the My Son Sanctuary is certainly a highlight when visiting Hoi An
The best time to visit is early in the morning.
Location: In a small valley in Duy Tan Commune, Duy Xuyen District of Quang Nam Province (about 70km southwest of Danang and 40km from Hoi An)

Vietnam Top Things to See & Do -Cu Chi Tunnels

The tunnels of Củ Chi are an immense network of connecting tunnels located in the Củ Chi District.Nothing could symbolise the tenacity of Vietnamese people more than the iconic Cu Chi Tunnels.
The tunnel systems were of great importance to the Viet Cong in their resistance to American forces.
Soldiers used these underground routes to house troops, transport communications and supplies, lay booby traps and mount surprise attacks, after which they could disappear underground to safety. 
The tunnel systems first started around 1948 when the Viet Cong were fighting the French. Astoundingly, they were dug with bare hands or very simple tools.
The Cu Chi Tunnels are basically a huge war museum, it’s one of the most visited tourist attractions in Southern Vietnam.
The site has over 121km of underground tunnels, with trapdoors, living areas, kitchens, storage facilities, armoury, hospitals, and command centres.
The complex consists of two main display sites that are open to the public (there’s even a restaurant serving simple meals that Viet Cong fighters would have eaten).
Location: 70km northwest of Ho Chi Minh City.

Vietnam Top Things to See & Do -Halong Bay

Hạ Long Bay Halong Bay is a beautiful natural wonder in northern Vietnam. is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (1994) The bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various shapes and sizes.1,960–2,000 islets, most of which are limestone.
The islands vary greatly in size and shape as well as structure and you will find many of them uninhabited and covered in gorgeous lush vegetation. Many of the islands are also home to famous caves.
The biggest cave in the Bay area is a wooden cave, formerly known as the Grotte des Island.
In Vietnamese, Ha Long means “descending dragon.” because of the local legend of a family of dragons who descended to protect the bay from foreign invaders.
Halong City (also known as Bai Chay) is the bay's main gateway Ha Long Bay is 165 km from Hanoi.

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