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Five tourist attractions in Vietnam you should not miss

Sep 28th 2015 at 3:48 AM

Vietnam is a different universe; it has everything so beautiful and raw. The natural beauty Vietnam is blessed with is incomparable; the rice fields, lakes, mountains and landscapes to beaches and islands. And it is not just natural beauty of Vietnam that attracts tourists, the history here is quite amazing as well, alongside food, culture and wonderful people. It has specific ancient traditions, long history of culture and also war, it has old temples and a lot of amazing remnants from wartime. Saigon or Hoi Chi Minh City is a major tourist attraction as it houses wartime memories from almost half a century back and buildings and structures from French dominance in Vietnam times as well. However, it is the country’s natural beauty in abundance that attracts most of the tourists. If one was to pick five Vietnam tourist attractions without including anything war related, this would be the top picks:

Five tourist attractions is Vietnam you should not miss:

1. Ha Long Bay: It is situated in North of Vietnam around a coast line that is 120 km long. The name Ha Long Bay when translated means ‘’Descending dragons’ Bay’’. The reason why you should miss this among other Vietnam tourist spots is that this bay has islands in thousands and each island has thick forest vegetation that forms like of limestone pillars spectacular seascapes.  Seven islands here are hollow housing massive caves and other islands have lakes and floating villages giving shelter to fishermen.

2. Thein Mu Pagoda: It is in Hue and is also the Vietnam’s tallest Pagoda. This pagoda sits overlooking the river known as Perfume River and it also known as an unofficial symbol of the imperial capital that was present before. It was built in the first year of 17th century when the Nguyen Lords used to rule.

3. Hoan Kiem Lake: It is situated in the Hanoi’s historical centre and is major scenic spot for locals in the city, it is where locals hang out for leisure. The name Hoan Keim translated to ‘’returned sword’, it has a famous legend behind it.

4. Hoi An: It is a beautiful fishing village that has now turned into a tourist attraction, this village is settled on the South China Sea coast.  It is actually an international port and not recently but from the 16th century. You can still get the Old town vibe and shops that are in Chinese style. Some people like to refer it as the Venice of Vietnam.

5. Phu Quoc: it lies in the front of the coast of Cambodia and is Vietnam’s largest island. It is undamaged my development and still harbors tropical forests in pristine form, has coral reefs that are undamaged and also has great beaches. This is one of the off the bear Vietnam tourist attractions you would not want to miss.

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