7 destinations to keep in mind for foreigners in first-time Vietnam traveling

dev 01/03/2022

Possessing landscapes of natural beauty and unique culture, Vietnam has become a great destination in the eyes of tourists. Vietnam tourism is an astonishing mixture of natural and cultural diversity. Although it is relatively inexpensive, Vietnam converges all the ancient and modern histories as well as oceans, mountains and forests. With so many places worth traveling to, these 7 bucket-list attractions will make you want to plan your next great adventure. Whether you are a fan of any travel style, you can experience all kinds of emotions in Vietnam. 

Vietnam tourism attracts tourists with dreamlike roads and scenery

Vietnam tourism attracts tourists with dreamlike roads and scenery

1. Sapa

If you consider Vietnam a no-snow destination, Sapa can break that thought. December and January are the lowest-temperature months in this part of Vietnam, with a day of minus one degree. 

When visiting this  one of the most majestically beautiful places of the country, you are overwhelmed with its magnificent and unspoiled mountain scenery, typical climate, along with the unique culture of the ethnic minorities in Vietnam’s mountainous areas. Moreover, a fantastic experience to reach Fansipan Mountain – “Roof of Indochina” beat the hearts of adventurers. 

Sapa tea hill with Mai anh dao blossom when spring comes

Sapa tea hill with Mai anh dao blossom when spring comes

You can choose a travel tour Vietnam or explore on your own. If you go on a tour, your guide will take you to explore fascinating sights and eat signature delicacies. But if you want to explore on your own, you can also refer to some of the following activities:

  • Conquer Fansipan
  • Walk to Cat Cat Village
  • Visit Ma Tra Village & Ta Phin Village
  • Visit Love Waterfall
  • Check-in Dragon Cloud Glass Bridge
  • Enjoy some specialties such as thang co, men men, pa ping top,…

2. Ha Long

Ha Long has always attracted tourists because it owns a world natural heritage that has been recognized by UNESCO many times – Ha Long Bay. This place possesses many famous landscapes, delicious dishes, interesting experiences and so on.

Ha Long Bay is shrouded in fog

Ha Long Bay is shrouded in fog

Coming to Ha Long, you cannot ignore Ha Long Bay – one of the most fascinating destinations of Vietnam tourism. Besides, you can also visit some other famous tourist sites such as Tuan Chau Island, Bai Chay tourist area, Sun World Ha Long amusement park,… 

In terms of food, you can try some of the specialties like: white sticky rice with grilled chopped squid, Sa Sung, Tien Yen hill chicken, Hoanh Bo sticky rice wine,…

3. Hanoi

Along with the history of “thousand years of civilization”, Hanoi gets a glimpse of the gorgeous unique color, a rich cultural identity, and a unique way of life that cannot be confused with any other place. Many people come here choosing an Asia travel Vietnam tour, many others choose to discover themselves.

Referring to Hanoi, many people will think of the ancient features of the old town and the historical sites during many feudal dynasties. But not stopping there, Hanoi also has the dynamic rhythm of a city that is developing day by day. Cultural beauty, combined with youthful and bustling features, have contributed to creating a colorful Hanoi, enough to attract any visitor from afar.

Train street cafes - a specialty not to be missed

Train street cafes – a specialty not to be missed

In addition to authentic meals, you need to spend time trying typical Vietnamese coffee, which is intensely thick and strong-flavored. On top of that, you can round off your evening by an ice beer on a plastic sidewalk chair with live music. This will be a night out you have never experienced before.

4. Hue

Going to Hue, you definitely cannot miss the dreamy, ancient beauty of the ancient land, the Hue Citadel and the mausoleums of the kings of the Nguyen Dynasty. Besides, you can row a boat along the Perfume River listening to Hue royal music, walk along Trang Tien bridge, go to Dong Ba market,…

Hue Citadel - A place to record the historical imprint of a golden age

Hue Citadel – A place to record the historical imprint of a golden age

Hue is a treasure trove of unique cuisine, which is a combination of sophistication and popular flavor that will forever be missed by those who have tried it. Some attractive Hue specialties you can try include: Hue beef noodle soup, Mussel rice, Hue cakes,…

5. Hoi An

Without having to plan for a Southeast Asia luxury travel, you can fully enjoy your vacation in Hoi An – one of the most beautiful tourist destinations honored by top magazines. This town is also very famous for some typical dishes such as Cao Lau, Hoi An chicken rice, sweet soup, banh dap, tao pho,…

There will be no green mountains or majestic mountains in this small town. On the contrary, you can find some places that still preserve ancient values such as Tan Ky ancient house, Phung Hung ancient house, Cau pagoda, Cham island, Thanh Ha pottery village,…

Colorful lanterns are the unique feature of Hoi An

Colorful lanterns are the unique feature of Hoi An

6. Saigon

A few hundred years old Saigon is a young city, but it occupies the first place in terms of modern and vibrant life in Vietnam. This city with all the most exciting eating and drinking activities always attracts tourists to visit and experience.

Being one of the most attractive destinations of Vietnam tourism, Saigon has its own beauty and values. Coming here, you can enjoy the hustle and bustle of the streets and the unique culture of the indigenous people.

Saigon - Vietnamese locomotive of economy

Saigon – Vietnamese locomotive of economy

Besides some famous places such as Independence Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Ben Thanh Market, you can visit Saigon Zoo & Botanical Gardens, where you can meet lovely and friendly animals. And don’t forget to enjoy some awe-inspiring coffee shops and experience street foods in any district. Indochinago highly recommends these activities.

7. Mekong Delta

If this is your first time to Vietnam, you can hire a travel tour agency. Or else, you explore the vast Mekong Delta on your own. Here, you can go to the floating market, visit the fruit garden, stay in a homestay and discover the culture of the indigenous people. In addition, dishes such as river fish, tropical fruits, noodle soup, vermicelli, snakehead fish, grilled chicken,… can be served.

While the Central region has many beautiful beaches full of sunshine and wind, the North has many fascinating plateaus like Bac Ha, Ha Giang, Moc Chau, Sapa, … The Mekong Delta is always associated with the river. Cuu Long is peaceful and poetic, building up a vast delta region with thousands of fruit trees.

Enjoying the floating market and river life of Vietnamese people in mekong Delta

Enjoying the floating market and river life of Vietnamese people in mekong Delta

We have just gone through 7 most attractive tourist destinations of Vietnam. And you can make your own schedule to visit, or hire tour operators and get the best Vietnam trip based on your interests. Check out “The best Vietnam” tour of Indochinago and contact us immediately to get the best quotation!

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