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Best Places to Visit in Vietnam in 2019

  • 01 Ho Chi Minh City Zoo

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    Visit Ho Chi Minh City Zoo: Saigon zoo is the largest zoo and botanical garden of Vietnam. Ranked as the 8th oldest zoo in the world, the zoo is a humble abode of over 100 species of mammals, reptiles and birds. A must visit of Ho Chi Minh city, the botanical garden within the Saigon zoo is also home to rare orchards and ornamental plants arranged in pretty beds that are a delight to look at. Within the Zoo are many attractions like the Museum of Vietnamese History which displays 25,000 documents and memorabilia of Vietnamese history, culture and ethnography. There is also a monument dedicated to Vietnamese people fallen in the WW II. The animal and plant conservation area within the park is a great place to be! Visit the orchid gardens and click pictures with multi-hues backgrounds! Kids can have fun at the amusement park located within the Saigon Zoo. The zoo is home to big cats, slithering reptiles and everything in between. Creatures from nearly every continent are represented. Stop by the monkey enclosure and the bird aviary, which are two of the zoo’s most popular exhibits.

  • 02 Giac Lam Pagoda

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    Visit Giac Lam Pagoda: Believed to be the oldest temple in HCMC (1744), Giac Lam is a fantastically atmospheric place set in peaceful, garden-like grounds. The Chinese characters that constitute the temple’s name mean 'Feel the Woods Temple' and the looming Bodhi tree (a native fig tree, sacred to Buddhists) in the front garden was the gift of a Sri Lankan monk in 1953. Prayers are held daily from 4am to 5am, 11am to noon, 4pm to 5pm and 7pm to 9pm.Next to the tree stands a gleaming white statue of compassionate Quan the Am Bo Tat on a lotus blossom, a symbol of purity. Like many Vietnamese Buddhist temples, aspects of both Taoism and Confucianism can be found. For the sick and elderly, the pagoda is a minor pilgrimage site, as it contains a bronze bell that, when rung, is believed to answer the prayers posted by petitioners. The main sanctuary lies in the next room, filled with countless gilded figures. On the dais in the center of the back, row sits the A DI DA Buddha, easily spotted by his colorful halo. The fat laughing fellow, seated with five children climbing all over him, is Ameda, the Buddha of Enlightenment, Compassion, and Wisdom. About 3km from Cholon, Giac Lam Pagoda is best reached.


  • 03 Tra Que Vegetable Village

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    If you are looking for some quite time in Vietnam then this is the best place for you. If you can reach the village early in the morning then you are in for a treat. From the quite peaceful walk to the bustling to village life once the morning sets in, you can enjoy it all. A big attraction to Tra Que Vegetable Village is the cooking classes that are held here. Their corn pancakes bring locals and tourists alike from all over Vietnam. You can do hands on cooking class or just enjoy the tasty delicacies. Another very good thing about this place is that the roads are quite empty and you can enjoy a nice bicycle ride with your loved ones. Though there is a bus service available for the tourists, it is recommended that you take a bicycle and move around at your own pace, to enjoy the most.


    Location: Cam Ha Commune, Hoi An 51000, Vietnam

    Best time: 7am or 5pm

  • 04 Ho Chi Minh City Hall

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    If you have been waiting to explore the city hall while visiting Vietnam then now is your chance. Despite the fact that this rich pilgrim building is not open to all, Ho Chi Minh City Hall is exceptionally prominent with travelers and offers incredible photograph openings. Sightseers can take photos outside and many individuals do this during the evening when the building and its grounds are lit up.

    Highlights: In 1990 a statue of the namesake has been introduced in the recreation center before the working to commend his 100th birthday. It shows Uncle Ho sitting beside a young lady. This statue has been supplanted in May 2015. The new statue is made of bronze and is 7.2 meters in height.

    Location: 86 Lê Thánh Tôn, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

    Price: The entry is free of cost.

  • 05 Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens

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    If you are looking for more of an outing option with your family this is exactly the best place for you. Set up in 1865, Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens is an unquestionable place for you some fun filled time along with your loved ones. The zoo is an abode to over a hundred of species, reptiles, birds, and numerous rare orchids and plants.

    Highlights: The Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden contains 590 creatures of 125 species and 1,830 trees and plants of 260 species, some of which are more than 100 years of age. This incorporates 20 types of orchid, 32 types of desert plant and 34 types of bonsai. There is also a green house in the botanical garden which contains numerous types of rare and significant plants, some of which are not local to Vietnam.

    Location: 5, 2 Nguyễn Bỉnh Khiêm, Bến Nghé, Ho Chi Minh City, TP. Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

    Price: The approximate price is 20000 VND

  • 06 Fukian Assembly Hall

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    Fukian Assembly Hall was constructed for Chinese visitors in Hoi an, who could spend some time in the place. This is situated in the heart of the city. The main hall is beautifully decorated and the public is allowed to visit it. There is a beautiful Golden temple inside the complex that houses the Chinese deity of the sea. Since it is located in the city main you can expect a lot of hustle bustle outside the complex. But as soon as you enter the complex you will be met by an environment of absolute tranquility. It is a beautiful place that you can stroll around in. There are places you can sit for a while and take in the beauty of the place. The dragon sculptures are the biggest attraction in this place. You are allowed to take picture but you have to wait for a while for the crowd to disperse a bit before you take a snap.


    Opening Hours: Daily from 08:00-17:00

    Location: 46 Tran Phu Street

  • 07 Japanese Covered Bridge

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    If you are planning on sight seeing the different historical places in the city then this Japanese covered bridge is one of the must go to places in Vietnam. The best thing about this place is that you will get to travel between two different markets on both sides of a river by crossing this bridge. So when you actually visit the bridge you can plan on some shopping as well. The beauty about the bridge is the lovely architecture. You can be sure that you will not have any problem in getting to the place as it is quite in the heart of the city. You will e required to purchase a ticket in order to enter the bridge. The place is throbbing with people who are visiting this historical place and even taking pictures from all around. This is definitely one of the best places to visit in Hoi An.

    Location: Tran Phu St. | At the West end of Tran Phu St., Hoi An, Vietnam

  • 08 Lady Buddha

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    Da Nang’s Non Nuoc Stone carving village is a must visit tourist spot when you are travelling to this beautiful town of great beaches and picturesque landscapes. The 67 metre long statue of Bodhisattva of Mercy (Lady Buddha) on the Son Tra Peninsula is recognised worldwide. It is made out a single piece of marble. The Lady Buddha statue has vast significance to Buddhism. The diameter of the statue is 17 ft. and encompasses 17 floors. Each floor worships a different Avatar of Buddha. The highest floor has a flight of stairs that leadsto the statue head.

    The marble statue can be seen from any part of the city. Each story beautifully captures each life of Buddha. Enjoy the gorgeous and breath-taking view of the city from the top of the lady buddha’s head.

    Da Nang

    Best Time:
    Between Jan and May

  • 09 Con Market

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    Con Market is the largest commercial shopping centre in the city with more than 2000 shops selling various produces such as apparels, footwear, house hold items, kitchen wares, handicrafts, books, movies, accessories etc. at a wholesale price. It is one of  the busiest shopping centres of Vietnam which was established atop a highland in the  year 1940. Earlier it was a prime trading place for fishermen and farmers but later in  1984 it was renovated to make it more modernised and accommodate other prominent produces as well.  Goods here are sold in rates as cheap as it can get and offers room for more bargaining as well. You also have the craziest opportunity to taste best and authentic  Vietnamese cuisine such as banh mi, goi cuon, mi quang at a very affordable price.

    Location: Ong Ich Khiem Street, Hai Chau District

    Entry: Free

    Hours Open: 8 am to 8 pm

  • 10 Dragon Bridge

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    Renowned as the longest bridge in Vietnam, the Dragon Bridge offer some amazing display of fire, lights and water. Any visitor to this place should not miss out the wonderful display that will give a lifetime experience. The bridge is about 666 meters in length and it is constructed in the shape of a golden dragon.

    Highlights: The Bridge crosses the Han River and appeals to the travel photographers. The dragon signifies nobility, power and good luck, as per the belief of the locals.

    Best time to visit: The Bridge is magnificent to witness at any time of the day, but during the evening, it becomes more beautiful. This is because of the colourful LED lights. On weekends, the dragon breathes out fire. Plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars overlook the bridge and add to the beauty.

    Location: The Bridge can be seen at Da Nang City Centre.

    Price: There is no entry fee.

  • 11 Son Tra Mountain

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    The breathtaking national park located in Da Nang is located at a height of 693 meters above the sea level. Locally, Son Tra Mountain is known as Son Tra Peninsula, and it is a popular spot for motorcycling and hiking.

    Highlights: Tourists come here to enjoy the jungles with some rare species of red monkeys that are hardly found anywhere else in the world. Another prominent attraction of the place is Linh Ung Pagoda, which is renowned for the tallest statue of the Goddess of Mercy. The 21 miniature Buddha sculptures within 17 levels make it highly appealing and attractive. The Journey to the top is worth the effort because of the beautiful panoramic views. It is a popular source of retreat for the tourists and locals alike.

    Location: It is situated 12 km north of Da Nang in the Son Tra Peninsula.

    Price: Entrace is free.

  • 12 Con Son Island, Con Dao Archipelago

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    Con Son Island, Con Dao Archipelago: The Côn ??o Islands are an archipelago of Bà R?a–V?ng Tàu Province, in the southeast region of Vietnam, and in a district of this province. The Con Dao Archipelago is one of the most beautiful and least developed destinations in Vietnam. There are beaches, forests, mountains, history, mythology, and a quiet town with crumbling French colonial villas on the seafront. There are two sides to the Con Dao Islands when you visit: one day spent swimming in the clear sea, walking upon white sand beaches, driving along deserted coast roads, and drinking cocktails on the seafront promenade; another spent visiting the prisons, learning about former inmates – many of whom are celebrated national heroes – and witnessing remnants of their forced labor, which caused hundreds of prisoners to die. The former is the future of the Con Dao Islands as a tropical paradise. The latter is its past as a penal colony, set up by the French colonial administration. Con Son is the largest of 15 islands in the Con Dao Archipelago, 80km from the mainland Mekong Delta region and 230km from Saigon.

  • 13 Black Virgin Mountain

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    A myth about Ba Den, a deity of Khmer region is what makes Black Virgin Mountain important among Vietnamese. The mountain has witnessed a number of prominent historical actions taken place. Elevated at a height of 996 meters, the mountain displays a perfect cinder cone with a saddle and a slight bulge on her northwest side. It is an extinct volcano that rises from the flat a jungle and farmland.

    Highlights: Visitors will face challenges while hiking up the mountain as it has a lot of beautiful black virgins. When it is wet, the difficulty level heightens. The fruit orchards on the top that have a lot of custard apple trees give the mountain a special beauty as a whole. The best way to enjoy the exact beauty of the mountain is by hiking up the trails.

    Location: Tai Ninh province, Vietnam

    Price: The entry is free of cost.

  • 14 Kim Bong Carpentry Village

    You can witness Vietnam’s beautiful and ancient side through its nurtured handiworks, one such being the Kim Bong Carpentry Village in Hoi An. The carpentry village is owned by the Cam Kim Commune, a boat ride on the Thu Bon River away. Carpentry was a major occupation of the town folks and the Kim Bong Carpentry developed its niches in three categories namely – Civil wooden furniture, ship building and Ancient architectural construction. The carpenters still follow age old techniques inherited from their fore fathers. They mostly use their hands to give a new meaning to clay designs and architecture. However their techniques are as skilled as building ships and exporting them.

    Additional Info: You can buy wooden Kim bong souvenirs from the shops and take a tour to various artisans’ workshops to observe their skills.

    Location: Boat ride from old town and across the Thu Bon River

    Best Time: Jan to Sept san the monsoon

    Hours open: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

  • 15 Linh Ung Pagoda

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    Linh Ung Pagoda is a famous temple and the largest pagoda in Da Nang. In the backdrop of beautiful hills and primitive forest this architectural masterpiece is an interesting tourist spot. The main attraction here is the 67 meter tall statue of Goddess of Mercury( Shakyamuni Buddha) standing on lotus platform. The 17 levels of the building at different heights provide excellent panoramic view of the surroundings. It also contains 21 different Buddha statues. The courtyard is no less impressive with 18 Arhat statues arranged in two rows on both sides of the path to protect the main hall. The picturesque surroundings, the awe inspiring structure and the mysticism of Buddhism are sure to stir up the spiritual side of the visitors.

    Location: The pagoda is situated in Son Tra Peninsula, 10 km north east of Hoang Sa street, in Son Tra District of Da Nang city.

    Price: N/A 

  • 16 Bai Nam & Bai Con Beach

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    Bai Nam & Bai Con Beach is set away from the city and has a beautiful sense of peace around it. It is located on the absolute touristy area of the city hence not many locals visit the place. There are many hotels present on the perimeter of the beach itself. The best thing about these hotels is that most of them offer a one day stay facility that covers a lot of beach facilities as they own the private areas of the beach. The food is very good at these hotels. If you are in mood for some authentic Vietnamese dishes then you can try the different eateries nearby as well for that.

    Location: ThoQuang Ward, Sontra District, Da Nang, Vietnam

    Highlight: If you are lucky you might find yourself a spot on the beach where you might be the only person there. It is a very quiet area but that helps you to enjoy the wonder of the place even more.

  • 17 Bitexco Financial Tower:

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    Visit Bitexco Financial Tower: The 68-storey, 262m-high, Carlos Zapata–designed skyscraper dwarfs all around it. It's reportedly shaped like a lotus bulb, but also resembles a CD rack with a tambourine shoved into it. That tambourine is the 48th-floor Saigon Sky deck, with a helipad on its roof. Choose a clear day and aim for sunset (or down a drink in the Eon Heli Bar instead). Bitexco Financial Tower is a true example of innovation and design. To help redefine the commercial space of Vietnam, Bitexco Group has assembled the very best international development team with a proven international track record and the experience in constructing some of the world’s tallest buildings Inspired by Vietnam’s national flower – the lotus, Bitexco Financial Tower is designed to represent the energy and aspiration of its people. Located in the Central Business District in one of the world’s fastest growing economies, Bitexco Financial Tower stands at the heart of Ho Chi Minh’s Financial Centre. Situated at Nguyen Hue, it is strategically positioned to attract leading companies, both local and global. With its central location and accessibility from the rest of the city, it is well connected to the Saigon Bridge, Thu Thiem Tunnel, Tan Thuan Bridge, and in a close proximity to the Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

  • 18 St. Joseph's Cathedral,Hanoi

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    Hanoi is famous for its churches so if you are in the city, you must definitely visit the St. Joseph's Cathedral. There is also a lake nearby which you can choose to visit.

    Location: Na tho street, Hanoi. The church is right on the road and you wouldn't have any difficulties in finding it, the place is quite accessible. History: The church was one of the first structures built by the French colonial government in Indochina and it was opened in the year 1886.

    Highlights: The church serves as the Roman Catholic Archdiocese to almost 4 million people in the country. The church conducts mass several times in a day so you can be a part of it if you are there at the right time.

    Best time to visit: Every Sunday, they organize a mass at sharp 6 in the evening, so this will be the best time for you to visit the church.

  • 19 One Pillar Pagoda

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    One Pillar Pagoda is a major tourist attraction in Hanoi and attracts a lot of visitors here. The place is quite peaceful and the pillar on which the temple is built is stunning.

    Location: Chùa M?t C?t, ??i C?n, Ba ?ình, Hà N?i, Vietnam. Location of the place is a huge advantage as it is in close proximity with transportation facilities and other tourist attractions.

    Highlights: The temple is built on a wood which constitutes the single pillar which is of 1.25 in diameter. The whole design of the pillar is in such a way that it resembles a lotus blossom. This is also considered as a Buddhist symbol of purity.

    History: The place is an ancient Buddhist temple and has existed since more than a millennium ago. It was built by the emperor Ly Thai Tong in around 1054. He made it as a gratitude for having a son and erected the pillar in between of a lotus pond.

  • 20 Site Archeologique de My Son

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    For someone who loves to explore ancient ruins, Site Archeologique de My Son is the perfect place to visit in Da Nang. The site was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. Site Archeologique de My Son is abandoned ruins of more than seventy Hindu temples constructed between 4th Century to 14th Century AD. The temples are said to be built by Champas and are the remnants of the rich history of Cham Clan. The people of the clan were majorly Hindus. The temples constructed on the site are devoted to Lord Shiva. Much of the ruins were destroyed during the second Indochina war, due to US carpet bombing.

    Location: The temple complex is located in a valley near Duy Phú village. The area is surrounded by picturesque mountains and overlooked by Hon Quap Mountain.

    Price: You can get inside the complex by paying a fee of 150,000 VND.

  • 21 Vinh Nghiem Pagoda

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    If you are still looking for some exciting place to visit in Vietnam then this is definitely the best option for you. Vĩnh Nghiêm Pagoda is a pagoda in a range of 6,000 square metres. This is the main pagoda in Vietnam to be inherent Vietnamese customary engineering style however with cement. Two Vietnamese ministers, Thich Tam Giac and Thich Thanh Kiem, initially conceptualized fabricating a substantial Buddhist focus in Southern Vietnam.

    Highlights: In 1964, when friars Thich Tam Giac and Thich Thanh Kiem from the North came there to spread Buddhism, Vinh Nghiem Pagoda was begun building taking after the plan of the planner Nguyen Ba Lang, in view of the model and namesake of the eleventh century Vinh Nghiem Pagoda in Bac Giang Province.

    Location: 339 Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa, phường 7, Quận 3, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

    Price: The entry is free of cost.

  • 22 Cua Dai Beach

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    Cua Dai beach is quite a popular beach in the city of Hoi An. Most people choose to ride bikes on the beach as the environment is so nice that it feels soothing to traverse through the sand in speed. Travelers can also explore the beach independently by riding on two wheelers. The beach is quite clean and has white sand so looks gorgeous.

    Location: Hoi An is known as one of the most delightful towns in the country of Vietnam and the location of the beach couldn't be any better. It is situated in the Cam An ward region of Hoi An.

    Highlights: The beach also has some big resorts so you can choose to stay here during your vacation. Nothing beats the luxury of staying at a beach resort.

    Best time to visit: Usually people like to visit here in summer to swim around as the water is cool and soothes you.

  • 23 Alibaba Tailor

    There are more than 600 tailors in Hoi An. But only few can be denoted as an exciting touring spot. You may wonder how we can call a tailoring shop a tourist place. But wait! Have you visited Alibaba tailoring company? Alibaba Tailor is one of the greatest shoppers stops in Hoi An with more than 100 varieties of fabrics and innumerable types of tailoring techniques. Alibaba hosts a group of tailors who design and stitch made to order clothes in a most affordable price. Silk is their major trade and their workmanship can surpass any veteran tailor handiwork. Alibaba can be credited with the best custom made boutique in Vietnam.

    Tourists can also take a guided tour in the premises and observe the techniques and craftsmanship of the tailors.

    Tour Duration: 1 hour

    Location: Tran Hung Dao, Hoi An

    Hours Open: 9 am to 10 pm

  • 24 Long Beach, Phu Quoc

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    Long Beach, Phu Quoc: Stretching along the pristine beach, Long Beach Resort with 118 rooms open in the first phase possesses a unique architecture of Vietnam traditional village. The resort offers a new standard of exclusive and bespoke indulgence. Our unbridled luxury with obvious attention to design, details, and pure escapism, making the resort stand out in the region. On this beach, there are various promotional activities as such the best rates for the day inclusive of the Daily Breakfast, the Internet, and the return Airport Transfer. Located on an island with mixed terrestrial and coastal climates, there is the Phu Quoc National Park that contains many forest types and landscapes including mangroves and wetlands, sparsely forested areas, coastal vegetation and forest on the rocky mountain. One can also get revitalized and have fun with the many recreational activities planned out for the most enjoyable stay as the Ancient Village Spa, the scuba diving, fishing. One can also make the Visits to a fishing village and pearl raising the farm.

  • 25 Danang Cathedral

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    The Danang Cathedral is an impressive structure which is a bit intriguing in its candy pink colour. It is an important religious site in Da Nang. Locally the cathedral is known as ‘Rooster’ (Con Ga) Church. It got its name due to a rooster perched atop its tower. Built in 1923, the cathedral is a famous place for daily worship. If you arrive late, it is highly unlikely for you to get any place to sit. The church has Gothic style architecture, with a number of gorgeous stained glass windows. From inside, the church is much bigger and beautiful than it looks from outside. A grotto of the Blessed Virgin Mary is located right behind the church.

    Location: The Danang Cathedral is just a short walk away from the Da Nang CBD. It is also just a few minutes’ drive away from the Da Nang International Airport.

    Price: N/A

  • 26 Han River Bridge

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    Han River Bridge is one of the four impressive bridges in Da Nang and a major tourist’s attraction. It is a cable supported swing bridge that not only provides transport but also represents the city as well. Rightly considered as the pride of the city it is the first swing bridge built in Vietnam by the people of Da Nang. The city of Da Nang is at the west of the bridge and the beaches are at east. At night, when brightly lit up, it looks fabulously beautiful with its changing colors. During midnight one can have the stunning view of the bridge when it swings on its axis to allow the shipping traffic to pass. If you wish, you can take a river cruise to enjoy the intriguing bridge.

    Location: Han River Bridge is located across the Han river in the city of Da Nang in Vietnam.

    Price: N/A

  • 27 Gia Long Palace

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    Presently known as the Hồ Chí Minh City Museum, is a chronicled site and gallery in Hồ Chí Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam. The historical center is arranged at the edge of Lý Tự Trọng and Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa boulevards, situated on 2 hectares of land, close to the Independence Palace. The 2-stunned castle building covers a territory more than 1700 m², utilizing established Baroque design with European and Oriental impacts. The ground surface, staircases and corridors were European-styled, while the rooftop was Oriental-enlivened.

    Highlights: The front face of the rooftop is enhanced with grotesques. Other outside basic plans incorporate typical chickens speaking to daytime and owls for evening and ring-encased white blossoms. Numerous different themes emblazoned on the rooftop are a blend of Greek fanciful images, notorious plants and tropical creatures, for example, reptiles and birds.

    Location: 65 Lý Tự Trọng, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

    Price: The approximate price starts from 20,000VND.

  • 28 Jade Emperor Pagoda

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    Visit Jade Emperor Pagoda: Built in 1909 in honor of the supreme Taoist god (the Jade Emperor or King of Heaven, Ngoc Hoang), this is one of the most spectacularly atmospheric temples in Ho Chi Minh City, stuffed with statues of phantasmal divinities and grotesque heroes. The pungent smoke of incense (Huong) fills the air, obscuring the exquisite woodcarvings. Its roof encrusted with elaborate tile work, the temple statues, depicting characters from both Buddhist and Taoist lore, are made from reinforced paper Mache. Inside the main building are two especially fierce and menacing Taoist figures. On the right (as you face the altar) is a 4m-high statue of the general who defeated the Green Dragon (depicted underfoot). On the left is the general who defeated the White Tiger, which is also being stepped on. Worshippers mass before the ineffable Jade Emperor, who presides – draped in luxurious robes and shrouded in a dense fog of incense smoke – over the main sanctuary. He is flanked by his guardians, the Four Big Diamonds (Tu Dai Kim Cuong), so named because they are said to be as hard as diamonds. Outside, a small pond seethes with turtles, some of which have shells inscribed with auspicious inscriptions.

  • 29 Red Beach

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    Also known as the red Beach base Area, this coastline was formerly used as a prominent base for Army of Republic of Vietnam and Americas Marine, Navy and Army military camp. It was set 8 km northwest of Da nang on the Red Beach. Today all you will get to see are ruins of the base front and a plethora of resorts and other beach activities happening around the place. The name red is derived from the pleasant red hue that reflects on the water during sun rise and sun set. Although many activities happen in and around the place, the coastline always appears to be calm and clear of habitants.  The Red Beach Resort and Spa, Red Beach Hotel and khach San red Beach are few well known places to stay over the weekend here. Also the clean water and the right temperature make it apt for keen swimmers to carry out snorkelling.

    Location: Nyugen Tat Thanh

    Best Time: January to June

  • 30 Ca Na, Southern Coast

    Ca Na, Southern Coast: Given its proximity to the highway, CA Na is a more relaxing place than you would ever think. Hardly more than a wide spot in the road, this small town might even tempt you into staying overnight. Beyond the coracles parked along the beach, the water is invitingly clear and snorkeling is a possibility, though you’d be wise to ask locals where to wade in as the coral here is razor sharp. If you crave a little more solitude, a spine of decent dunes back up another good stretch of sand 2km south; a fifteen-minute walk east of the resort area is CA No village itself, characterized by the blue fishing boats typical of coastal Vietnam. Despite the influx of tourism, sea fishing is the region’s lifeblood and provides a living for a considerable percentage of the population. Fleets of fishing boats jostle for space in the cramped ports and estuaries of the coastal towns, waiting the turn of the tide; and fish and seafood drying along the road is a common sight. The fertile soil blesses the coastal plains with coconut palms, rice paddies, cashew orchards, sugar cane fields, vineyards and shrimp farms. One of the most commonly seen fruits here, especially around Phan Thiet, is the dragon fruit, which grows on the plants with distinctive, octopus-like tentacles.

  • 31 Ninh Chu Beach, Ninh Chu

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    Ninh Chu Beach, Ninh Chu: Southeast of Phan Rang, the giant bite-shaped bay of Ninh Chu is popular with Vietnamese tourists on weekends and holidays, but relatively tranquil the rest of the time. Some litter blights the scene, but the 10km-long beach is attractive and makes a quieter alternative to Phan Rang as a base for visiting the Cham ruins. New resort hotels are also springing up around the bay. Ninh Thuan province prides itself in several beautiful beaches, among which is the Ninh Chu Beach, with more than 10-km length and the shape of a nice crescent. Ninh Chu, located in Binh Son, Van Hai commune, Ninh Thuan province, is one of the top beaches of the Middle of Vietnam for every tourist, who comes here to explore an extremely different landscape. Ninh Chu is attractive with rows of people humming in the wind just nearby the beach as if they were whispering to the blue sea and singing about its fine sand dune - the daughter of the sea and sky. Thanks to this, you can lie down on the purple leaf carpet, without umbrella or bench, to restfully watch the sky. The sand is yellowish, quite clean and fine. The beach features a special shape of a crescent, with a very clean and the charming sea.

  • 32 Cam An Beach, Hoi An

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    Cam An Beach, Hoi An: Cam An Beach, just north of its more popular counterpart, Cua Dai Beach is a pleasantly scruffy alternative to the tourist focused Cua Dai. Ramshackle bars dot the far less visited beach, seen as the local expats beach of choice. Cam An Beach is one of the few remaining stretches of beach that remains mostly unspoiled by development, offering clean blue sea, castaway restaurants, and bohemian beach bars. It flaunts not only the most fabulous island and mountain views that you don’t even need to climb off your lounger to enjoy but also some of the best seafood in Hoi An. And unlike many beach destinations, there is something to do whatever the season, whether you prefer some self-indulgent R&R or an action packed surfing safari. This beach now reigns as Hoi An’s main beach. This little slice of paradise is popular all year round with both locals and tourists alike. During the popular summer months, the local Vietnamese crowd comes here mostly for sunrise swims and sunset family beach barbecues, meaning that during the day it stays quiet.

  • 33 Quan Lan, Bai Tu Long

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    Quan Lan, Bai Tu Long: Bai Tu Long bay is located east of Halong bay and definitely as breathtaking as its well-known neighbor. Bai Tu Long is getting more and more popular among visitors wanting something newer and quieter than the overly touristy Halong bay. These days there are a lot of Halong cruises that include Bai Tu Long bay as a fixed destination during their cruising itineraries in response to the growing demand from tourists. Bai Tu Long bay offers the same impressive scenery of the sea and islands as Halong bay, but more pristine and less crowded. Visitors who love adventure and nature should probably start with Bai Tu Long Park. The area of thick jungles is protected and secured by the Government with some of Vietnam’s endangered species of birds and animals. With luck, you might see some of them with your own eyes. At the Bai Tu Long Bay, you sense calmness as you go further and further in. It is spectacular. Surrounded by the limestone karsts, which emerge from the water like parts of that proverbial dragon, you begin to marvel at this unique World Heritage locale.

  • 34 Star Beach, Phu Quoc

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    Star Beach, Phu Quoc: White powder sand that squeaks and squelches underfoot, luminous plankton in the water at night. Plastic deck chairs and tables crowded under thatched roofs by the tree-line, where barefoot waits for staff buzz about dishing out delicious seafood and cold beer. Bai Sao is one of the most popular beaches on Phu Quoc, but it manages to remain strangely deserted for much of the time. For many tourists staying at Long Beach, Bai Sao is the second beach, they see, often on day trips organized by their resort or hotel. The tours usually include snorkeling and fishing from a boat. Any fish that get caught will later be cooked up and eaten on the boat or on shore, along with the obligatory sea Anemone (a Vietnamese favorite), and plenty of Phu Quoc fish sauce. Despite their initial misgivings many tourists end up loving the sea anemones (and even the Phu Quoc fish sauce!) Give both of them a try because they might surprise you. If you think it would be neat to stay at Bai Sao long after the day-trippers have gone home, there are a few accommodation options. One of the cheapest is My LAN, a collection of rudimentary beach shacks and a simple restaurant

  • 35 Thanh Binh Beach

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    Thanh Binh Beach is situated right in the center of the De Nang village in Vietnam. If you are into adventure sports then this is the place for you. One of the best thing about this beach is that though it is situated in the heart of the village yet you are bound to get a lot of free space on the beach. The beach also has many different eateries strewn across the perimeter of the beach that allow you to try some authentic Vietnamese delicacies that are on the menu. On the whole this beach is definitely one of the best places to visit while you are in Vietnam and visiting the De Nang area.

    Location: central Da nang in Vietnam

    Highlight: It has on offer many different activities like canoeing, windsurfing and paragliding. There are trained professionals in the area who have all the gear required for you to take part in any of these sports.

  • 36 Phap Lam Pagoda

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    Phap Lam pagoda attracts the attention of the locals and tourists alike. It features lots of trees, beautiful Buddhist sculptures and manicured gardens. Apart from being a spiritual site, it is also a beautiful site.

    Highlights: Regardless its location in the heart of the city, the atmosphere in the Phap Lam Pagoda is very calm and serene. Locals and monks praying each morning is a beautiful site to see. The 1.1 high Buddha Statue present in the courtyard of the pagoda is very appealing. In addition to that, the Goddess of Mercy statues also attract the attention of the visitors. The cafes and local restaurants here serve vegetarian foods and anyone can enjoy them.

    Best time to visit: It opens daily from 5am to 11. 30am and from 1pm to 11.30 pm.

    Location: The location of this pagoda is 574D Ong Ich Khiem Street, Da Nang

    Price: Entry is free for all.

  • 37 My Son

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    Recognized as a World Heritage Site, My Son sanctuary is indeed captivating and it is enriched in rich cultural values. People, who are interested to know more on the Southeast Asian culture, should take a visit to this place. It is declared as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.

    Highlights: The architectural and sculptural remnants greatly reflect history and style of art practiced by the indigenous Cham people of Vietnam. The masterpieces reflected here are indeed glorious. The duration and type of tour varies, but in most cases it takes approximately about 5 hours. The traditional Cham dance at the site is also a special highlight of the place. Real Champa artists will show three different types of dance. The ancient temples of the sanctuary are also worth the visit.

    Price: The price of each tour varies, and the approximate cost is about 200, 700 Dong.

  • 38 Marble Mountains

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    The Marble Mountains is one of the popular attractions in Nang, and it is a cluster of five hills. These hills are made of a combination of marble and limestone. It is a well known pilgrimage site comprising of tunnels, caves, peaks and temples.

    Highlights: It exists in an area that is famous for stone cutting and sculpture. The caves hold many secrets with bullet holes. Hosts of places of worship and Buddhist sanctuaries make it a must visit spiritual site. The pagoda temples and circular cave offers some of the most panoramic views.

    Best time to visit: Getting started early is best so that the weather does not turn out too hot. The total tour might take up to 4 hours and wearing comfortable shoes is must.

    Price: The entrance fee is about 22, 300 Dong and an additional 22, 300 extra for entering into the caves located at the mountains.

  • 39 Yaly Couture-Tran Phu branch

    When you are visiting a place you would definitely want to purchase something that is very parallel to their culture. This Yaly Couture-Tran Phu branch shop will not only help you pick up an apparel that is in their traditional form but you can actually get it tailor made for you. The shop also offers the option of choosing your own fabric and getting a dress or shirts made from it at very short notice. The different fabrics on offer are beautiful and most of them have the famous Vietnamese designs on them. The staff in the shop is very patient and warm. They will make sure that you can pick up the exact fabric of choice by showing you many different options. They will also help you to choose the cut that will be best for you. The best thing about this shop is that they are very fast and will deliver your apparel within the stipulated time.

    Location: 47 Tran Phu Street, Hoi An, Vietnam

  • 40 The Old House of Phun Hung

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    Get to know the older and quainter version of Vietnam and Hoi An by visiting the old house of Phung Hung, which is nothing lesser than a historic book, yellowed with so many memories and facts of the town’s cultural significance. A tour in the house will take you through the town’s ancient business, trade and local flavours and values. It is one of the architectural buildings of Hoi An and is recently been noted as World Heritage Site. The house is built with 80 columns and is two storied. Each column stands on a lotus base so as to stay clear from fungal or termite growth.
    Built in the 18th century few notable features the ancient house homes are Yin Yang Style architecture, especially the convex roofs and the Chinese interiors and furniture which run throughout the house.

    Location: Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street

    Hours Open: 8: 30 am to 6 pm on all days.

    Admission: Free

  • 41 Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An

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    Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An: Car day is one of just five Vietnamese UNESCO World Heritage Sites offering an unrivaled seaside escape from the ancient streets of Hoi An. This 3km stretch of fine white powdery sands positioned just northeast of Hoi An makes Cua Dai Beach the perfect place to easily find your own patch of paradise. The water is very clear with tropic blue waves that are gentle enough for swimming and floating around. There are even changing huts on the beach along with a few bungalows here and there. There are also plenty of great seafood restaurants located on the coast so it's worth staying for dinner and enjoying fresh dishes served up from the vendors lining the beachfront. Car day is another great reason to visit Hoi An where you can soak up all the celebrated cultural and historical sites, then head up to the beach and experience what is often claimed to be Vietnam's most stunning coastal shore. Crystal blue seas and deserted white sands like this are hard to find anywhere else in Vietnam. It’s worth heading to Cua Dai Beach during the week when the sands will be virtually deserted. Weekends, however, tend to get busy. It’s also best to visit from April to August when swimming is the safest.


  • 42 Aobaba Cloth Shop

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    Aobaba Cloth Shop is a moment of ecstasy but a lifelong reminiscence of beautiful Vietnam. Hoi An is a shopper’s paradise, the streets thronged with tailoring shops of all shapes and sizes showcasing a lively and colourful side of Vietnamese culture.Aobaba is a generation old family business that focuses mainly on tailoring clothes. The 400 odd tailors can copy and replicate any kind of garment whether be it a picture or some celebrity designer wear; anything and everything within an affordable price. And also, be rest assured of the quality of the fabric; they are good enough to pass as any good brand.As you walk down the street you will encounter with many energetic shop owners trying to lure you in their shop. But the trip is worth everything.

    Location: Tran phu St, Hoi An

    Hours Open: 8 am to 10 pm

    Best Time: Festivals of Vietnam

    Avg. Price: Can be as cheap as VND 7, 80,379for a dress and VND $44, 59, 308for a Suit

  • 43 Chua Vinh Nghiem

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    Chua Vinh Nghiem is located next to the canal at the end of Nam Ky Khoi Street, which is a crowded street. It looks like an ordinary Buddhist pagoda, and it is a popular attraction in Ho Chi Minh City. Even if, the pagoda looks ordinary, yet it is a large one.

    Highlights: It is said to be the first pagoda made with concrete. The main sanctuary comprises of a large building in the middle of the courtyard. Inside the sanctuary, there is a long hall with a large shrine and some other important relics. There are different things to see in different halls located in the main floor.

    Location: It is situated at 339, Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street near Ward 7, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City.

    Price: There is no entrance fee 

  • 44 Reunification Palace

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    Visit Reunification Palace: Reunification Palace (formerly known as Independence Palace) has stayed in the mind of many generations of not only Vietnamese but also foreigners. It is known as the famous historical witness that passed through the two fierce wars against the French and American colonists. The palace was built on the site of the former Norodom Palace, a landmark in Ho Chi Minh City and designed by architect Ngo Viet Thu. As Vietnam was split into North Vietnam and South Vietnam, the building served as presidential home and workplace. Reunification Palace’s architecture is a blend of traditional ritual and modern architecture, typical of the 60s’. However, the design of the complex is not as appealing to tourists as all the historical events related to this building. Wandering around its rooms, visitors may be reminded of various important moments in the past of Vietnam, especially the war command room with its huge maps and old communication equipment, as well as the basement labyrinth. The building now functions as a museum, where visitors can view the F5E fighter plane, which bombed the palace on 8thApril 1975 and tank 843 which led the final assault through the palace gate at 11.30AM on 30th April 1975.

  • 45 Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

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    Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is among the few museums which focuses completely on showcasing the 54 different ethnic groups in Vietnam. The museum was built in the year 1997 and many new things have been added by the authority for making it better. The design of the museum was made by famous architect Ha Duc Linh who himself was a member of the ethnic group in Vietnam.


    Location: Nguy?n V?n Huyên, Ngh?a ?ô, C?u Gi?y, Hà N?i, Vietnam.

    Highlights: It is the best place for people who want to know about the ethnic culture of Vietnam. The museum showcases it brilliantly

    Best time to visit: The museum stays close on Monday so you can't visit it then. On the other days, you can visit the museum between specified timings by the authority which is from 8:30 in the morning to 5:30 in the evening. Make sure to plan your trip to the museum accordingly.

  • 46 Vietnam Museum of Revolution

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    Situated in the Tong Dan zone of the city, it was built up in August 1959 in a two-story building, in the past utilized by the Trade Department of Vietnam. It was upgraded into 30 displays and starting 2008 contains in abundance of 40,000 chronicled exhibits. The museum has a glass showcase which holds everything from weapons and banners utilized by Vietnamese laborers. There are statues of Ho Chi Minh the researcher, Ho Chi Minh the statesmen, and different other progressive pioneers like Tran Phy.

    Highlights: This is especially an exhibition hall of antiques. Also, a hefty portion of those curios are intriguing. In any case, it goes for an a great deal less passionate pitch than the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, and the ancient rarities don't completely pass on the crude energy that controlled the unrest.

    Location: The museum is located in the Tong Dan area of the city

    Price: The approximate price is 2,000VND

  • 47 Vietnam Cookery Center

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    In order to get a taste of Vietnamese cuisines, this is a must visit place in Ho Chi Minh City. Different kinds of tours are arranged for locals and tourists alike, and the visitors get an idea of the delicacies associated with the Vietnamese cuisines, as a whole. These tours are very popular, and they get an idea of the different major and minor ingredients used in Vietnamese foods. They even get an idea of the techniques in which Vietnamese delicacies are prepared bringing water to the mouth.

    Highlights: The Vietnam Cookery Center can even offer one day professional course suited to the needs of different individuals. The Chefs giving instructions are friendly and professionals and they speak good English. As a result, it is not difficult for foreign nationals to get an idea of the professional cooking in Vietnam.

    Price: The price is approximately about 780, 500 Dong based on the nature of the class selected.

  • 48 Factory Outlet

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    Factory Outlet is a basic store in Hanoi that is known for offering discounted goods from brands such as North Face. You can check out jackets, bags and other accessories at this outlet. The clothing goods offered at Factory Outlet includes t-shirts and shorts. You will love the place as the prices are very attractive. There are even goods available from other brands such as Ralph Lauren and Abercrombie & Fitch. The local crowd prefers this shop and even some tourists have praised Factory Outlet. You can visit this place with your friends or family so as to experience a good time. There are some very interesting stores in Hanoi and Factory Outlet is one of them.

    Location: 93 Ma May, Old Quarter, Hanoi 1000, Vietnam

    Highlights: The bags available at Factory Outlet are very amazing.

    Best time to visit: Prefer the morning time as the evenings are usually crowded.

  • 49 Chula Fashion Showroom

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    Chula Fashion Showroom is an excellent place to shop designer dresses that are very attractive. This outlet is known to hold some amazing fashion pieces which are loved by the female population. You can access a number of silk dresses which are very amusing. The craftsmanship at Chula Fashion Showroom will impress you. You can check out traditional dresses as well that is good trait about this outlet. Chula Fashion Showroom has a great staff which is ready to assist to the customers at all points. Every month there is a new collection that is vibrant and fresh. You need to plan your visit accordingly as this place will pour a good spell on you to stay for a very long time.

    Location: 43 Nhat Chieu. Enter by 396 Lac Long Quan,Hanoi, Vietnam

    Highlights: This outlet is perfect to shop for women fashion clothing.

    Best time to visit: Prefer the afternoon time.

  • 50 Imperial Citadel of Thang Long

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    Imperial citadel of Thang Long is a cultural complex which comprises of the royal enclosure built during the Ly Dynasty. A lot of the structure has worn out now but it still is one of the most historical places to visit in Hanoi.

    Location: Quán Thánh, Ba ?ình, Hà N?i, Vietnam

    Highlights: The place was declared as an UNESCO world heritage site in the year 2010 due to which it attracted a lot of tourists in the recent years.

    Best time to visit: There are timings to visit the place and you must take a note of it in advance. The citadel opens at 8 in the morning and closes at 11:30 in the noon. It again reopens at 1:30 and then stays open till 5 in the evening. If you are a tourist, you must make sure to visit the place during these timings and plan your trip accordingly.

  • 51 Long Bien Bridge

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    The Long Bien bridge is a historic cantilever bridge which connects the two famous districts in the city of Hanoi namely Hoan Kiem and Long Bien. It is around 1700 m in length and was opened long back in 1903 and is operational till now. There was some renovations conducted few years back to maintain the bridge for usage.

    Location: C?u Long Biên, Phúc Tân, Hoàn Ki?m, Hà N?i, Vietnam.

    Highlights: The bridge was built by architect Gustave Eiffel who is a notable architect and has build the bridge in a beautiful way. Currently, only half of the bridge remains in the actual shape that it was created back then.

    History: When the bridge was made, it was one of the longest bridges in Asia at that time. During the Vietnam war, the bridge was attacked a lot and had to go under heavy maintenance in order to become functional again.

  • 52 Fine arts Museum

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    For those who love fine arts, this is probably the best place for them to checkout on some amazing art that exists in the city. All the arts that exist here showcase them from a range of historical periods. It is also the country's primary museum and thus attracts a lot of visitors.


    Location: 66 Nguy?n Thái H?c, Ba ?ình, Hà N?i, Vietnam. Near the museum in the next door, it was an artist's colony previously but doesn't hold much importance now.

    Highlights: You will find a wide variety of art by artists who are exploring abstractionism. The museum clearly gives great attention to an individual artist who is trying to establish himself.

    Best time to visit: The museum is open from 8:30 in the morning to 5 in the evening on all days. Try to avoid the peak hours between 12 to 3 during the weekends.

  • 53 Hoi An Night Market

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    When in doubt go shopping! This is actually a statement that definitely goes well with destination. This Hoi An Night Market is a must stop spot for all the shopaholics. If you want to pick up some souvenirs that are traditional to the Vietnamese culture then you are definitely at the right place. You can be sure that you will find something of interest in this huge space that is filled with shops on different sides of the streets. The hawkers and the shop owners are extremely friendly. The shops are all number for your convince. You will be required to haggle a bit in most of the shops but if you are lucky you will get a steal deal in some of them. There are thousands of different varieties of products available in the markets. The jade figures sold in some of the shops are a must have from this market. 

    Timing: The market is open from evening 7pm till 12 midnight

  • 54 Vietnam Military History Museum

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    Vietnam Military History Museum is one of the 7 national museums in the country of Vietnam. For people who are quite interested in guns and arms, they will have a great time at the museum browsing through various different items.

    Location: 28A ?i?n Biên Ph?, ?i?n Biên, Ba ?ình, Hà N?i, Vietnam. It is located in central Hanoi right opposite the Lenin Park and near the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

    History: The museum was setup on 17th July, 1956.

    Highlights: There are numerous items on display which you can checkout and you will not find them anywhere else. You will also find many statues of soldiers with guns since this is a military museum.

    Best time to visit: On most days, the museum opens up at 8 in the morning and is close by 4:30 in the evening so if you are planning a trip here, plan according to that.

  • 55 Hoan Kiem Lake

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    The English translation of the lake name means "Lake of the Returning Sword". It has a huge historical context and is one of the oldest places in the city. One can also easily spot some soft shell turtles which swim in the lake and has been seen since years, they make a beautiful sight. The lake was also known as Luc Thuy which means Green water in English. This was the former name given to the lake because it has green water.


     Location: It is located in Hanoi, which is the capital city of Vietnam and has many other tourists attractions nearby as well.

     Highlights: Hoan Kiem Lake is one of the most scenic spots of the city and is a major tourist attraction which is visited by hundreds of people daily.

     Best time to visit: During dusk and night, the lake looks stunning as it lights up and people mostly take this as an opportunity for photographs.

  • 56 Truc Bạch Lake

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    Trúc Bạch Lake is found northwest of Hanoi's Old Quarter, promptly neighboring the eastern shore of the city's biggest lake, the West Lake (Hồ Tây), a previous branch of the Red River whose west bank is nearby. Truc Bach Lake lies around three kilometers toward the northwest of Hoan Kiem Lake and is effortlessly reachable by walking or by cyclo.

    Highlights: Amid the eighteenth century the Trinh masters fabricated a castle on the lakeside; it was later changed into a reformatory for wayward imperial mistresses, who were sentenced to spend their days weaving unadulterated white silk.

    Location: Hanoi, Vietnam

    Price: The entry is free of cost.

  • 57 Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex

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    If you have been long planning for a vacation in Vietnam then now is the time you should definitely visit this destination. Get soaked in the amazing beauty of the region with the spectacular landscape of limestone karst peaks with valleys, partly submerged and surrounded by steep vertical cliffs. The Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex includes Hoa Lư, Tam Cốc-Bích Động, and Bai Dinh Temple.

    Highlights: Framed by the association of some major provincial structural structures and occasions, the zone is interesting in having been attacked and improved by the ocean a few circumstances in the late topographical past yet is currently uncovered ashore. Trang An is a conspicuous place in Southeast Asia and the world which contains plenteous archeological proofs saved intactly, for the most part shells, creature bones, stoneware, stone instruments, kitchen floor and human remains.

    Location: Tràng An, Ninh Nhất, Tp. Ninh Bình, Ninh Bình, Vietnam

    Price: The entry is free of cost.

  • 58 Vincom Mega Mall

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    Vincom Mega Mall is a modern day mall that is high on architecture. This is one of the most visited shopping destinations in Hanoi. You can access a number of fashion and well-being stores in this mall that are very attractive. Vincom Mega Mall also has different sections that are dedicated to ice skating and other fun activities. You can also watch a movie in the cinema hall that is located inside Vincom Mega Mall. There are local as well as international brands that are very active in this shopping centre. You can experience a large crowd on weekends at Vincom Mega Mall due to its excellent collection of luxury goods. The waterworld at Vincom Mega Mall must be visited to stay entertained.

    Location: 72A Nguyen Trai | Thanh Xuan, Hanoi,Vietnam

    Highlights: The interior of Vincom Mega Mall will surely keep you relaxed.

    Best time to visit: Vincom Mega Mall can be visited in the evening time.

  • 59 Ba Vi National Park

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    Ba Vi National Park is a place where you will find different species of birds, animals and plants. It spans across around 26,720 acres of land which is quite vast and you can spot various type of animals here. But the reason why it attracts so many visitors and tourists is the natural beauty of the place.

    Location: Thôn Nghe, Vân Hòa, Hà N?i, Tây ??ng, Ba Vì, Hà N?i, Vietnam. The place is around 48 km west to the city of Hanoi but you can book a vehicle which will take you there. Even public transportation is available here at a good frequency.

    Highlights: The park is rich in flora and fauna, it is a great place to be in midst of nature and enjoy your time here. The scenic beauty is at an another level altogether, if you are a tourist you must not leave Hanoi without visiting the lovely place.

  • 60 Truong Tien Bridge

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    The Truong Tien Bridge in Vietnam is a prominent bridge that marks an important sight and landmark that attracts numerous visitors all round the year. The bridge is a very nice place to observe, especially during the night time when it is lit up with electrifying lights. The prominence to the markets adds glamour to the attraction. Although, the location is just a bridge but holds an immensely deep history as well. The location of the Truong Tien Bridge is apt for taking soulful photographs and observing the place.


     Location: The Truong Tien Bridge spans the distance of the Huong River in the city of Vietnam.

     Highlights: The sparkling bridge is worth a visit during the night time when it is lit in full glory. The changing colours of the light lend a spectacular view of the bridge that is worth the visit.

     Best time to visit: Any time of the year.

  • 61 Ben Thanh Market area

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    Visit Ben Thanh Market area: Situated in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, bustling Ben Thanh Market in District 1 is a great place to buy local handicrafts, branded goods, Vietnamese art and other souvenirs. Here, you’ll find eating stalls in the market where you can get a taste of hawker-style Vietnamese cuisine or simply cool off with a cold drink when the bargaining becomes too much. The market is big, difficult to navigate at times and certainly best avoided during the hottest part of the day, but all the same its well worth a look. When the night falls, restaurants around the perimeter of the market opens their doors creating a vibrant street-side scene filling the air with the scents of wok-fried noodles, barbecued fish, and meats. One of Saigon’s oldest landmarks, Ben Thanh offers a great atmosphere that is absolutely authentic Vietnamese. For shopping heaven head of the market, preferably early morning to pick up some bargains including lacquer ware, bamboo goods, and arts and crafts. Also on sale are clothes, textiles, luggage, watches and an assortment of electronic goods. Spices, nuts, and local fruits heavily scent the air, which is also filled with the chatter of tourists and the locals haggling for bargains.

  • 62 War Remnants Museum

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    Visit War Remnants Museum: The War Remnants Museum is a unit under the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ho Chi Minh City. Located in the museum system in Vietnam, the museum for world peace and a member of the World Council of Museums (ICOM), the War Remnants Museum, the Museum of thematic research, collection, storage, preservation and display of the material, photographs, artifacts on the evidence of the crime and the consequences of the war that the invasion force has caused to Vietnam. Thereby, the Museum of educating the public, especially the younger generation, a mental struggle for independence and freedom of the country, the anti-war sense of invasion, to protect peace and solidarity friendship between the peoples of the world. Museum store more than 20,000 documents, exhibits, and films, in which more than 1,500 documents, artifacts, films have been applied to introduce in eight thematic exhibitions frequently. In 35 years, the Museum has welcomed over 15 million visitors, at home and abroad. Currently with about 500,000 visitors each year, the War Remnants Museum is one of the only cultural tourism to attract high public credibility at home and abroad.

  • 63 Pham Ngu Lao Street

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    Visit Pham Ngu Lao Street: Pham Ngu Lao Street in Ho Chi Minh City is on the western edge of District 1 and is renowned as the place where most backpacking travelers stay during their holiday. A 25-minute taxi ride from Tan Sot Nhat International Airport, it comprises numerous lanes and back alleys through the main thoroughfares include Pham Ngu Lao, De Tham, Bui Vien, and Do Quang Dao streets. Set along these alleyways are western-style restaurants, coffee shops, and international bars, countless tour companies and kiosks, affordable motels, hostels and guesthouses (as well as many of the so-called ‘mini-hotel’ buildings usually with six to seven floors, rarely offering an elevator), internet cafes, pharmacies, and souvenir-and-craft shops. The Pham Ngu Lao Street is not limited to only low-budget travelers. Its own unique vibe draws people from everywhere due to its close proximity to prominent landmarks in Ho Chi Minh City. As there is always something going on in Pham Ngu Lao Street, many visitors prefer to enjoy local street food or people-watching while enjoying the incredibly cheap Bia Hoi draught beer on the roadside.

  • 64 Hoi An Ancient Town

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    If you are visiting Vietnam then this is a must visit for anyone who is looking forward to learning more about its culture. Hoi An Ancient Town is placed very conveniently on the sides of a river and if you want to take in the picturesque scenery then walking would be the best option for you. Both sides of the streets are filled with beautiful ancient building. Just walking around the place will fill you with an old world charm. The place is full of hawkers. If you are looking to buy things that are significant to the Vietnamese culture than this is the place for you. But be sure to bargain well or you will be made a fool quite easily. The place also has many different food halts and restaurants that you can stop for some authentic Vietnamese. Hoi an ancient town is definitely one of the best places for a walking tour.

    Best time to visit: In between February and April

  • 65 Quan Kong Temple

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    Built in 1653 and gone through many renovations since then, the Quan Cong Temple stands out as one of the beautiful and charismatic Chinese architecture. The temple is named after a Chinese rebellion from the Han Dynasty who had been deemed as victorious hero because of his loyalty, devotion and sincerity towards his mother land. At the entrance of the temple, two dragons entwined in clouds greet you. The temple is built with red bricks and is adorned by green, gold and red at work. The statue of Quan Cong is perched on top of a centre pedestalinside the main hall. The statue is made from papier-Mache`. There are two more statues set on either side of the war hero- General Chau Xuong, one of his guardians and a beautiful horse called QuanBinh, ridden by Quan Cong.

    Location: 24 Nguyen Hue, Hoi An

    Hours Open: All day

    Admission: Free, Donations accepted

  • 66 Hoa Bình Dam

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    Hoa Binh also known as Hoa Binh Dam is used for hydro-electric purposes. Development on the rockfill dam began in November 1979 and it took almost 10 years to finish. The dam is currently one of the biggest and most essential dams in Viet Nam. It is 128m in tallness and 970 m long. Power is created by using eight turbines with a limit of 240 MW, making up the aggregate ability to around 1,920 MW.

    Highlights: The yearly power is roughly 8,160 GWh. The repository which was shaped when the Da stream was dammed goes through Hoa Binh's middle. Ideal here 168 specialists kicked the bucket amid the development of the Dam and there is currently a landmark to their memory at the dam site.

    Location: Hòa Bình Province, Vietnam

    Price: The entry is free of cost.

  • 67 Indigo Store

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    Indigo Store will surely mesmerize you to the core. This outlet or specialty store has a wide range of craft items that are very interesting. You will fall in love with the beautiful handcrafted clothes that are offered at easy rates. This destination is admired by the local crowd and is also visited by the foreign tourists. The organic cotton products are very famous at Indigo Store. You can check out scarves, shirts and other stitched goods that are high on quality. Indigo Store is known for its patterned clothing that is very attractive. The prices are not that heavy which makes it easy for customers to experience a lovely time at Indigo Store. Parking space in this area might be a mess on weekends.

    Location: 33A Van Mieu, Hanoi, Vietnam

    Highlights: The gift items offered at Indigo Store are very amusing.

    Best time to visit: You can visit Indigo Store anytime during the day.

  • 68 Old Quarter

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    The Hanoi Old quarter is among the first place which tourists visit when in Vietnam and also the last place which they go before leaving the country. It was previously a great place for merchants and artisans to sell the goods they create but now it has become a place of heritage for tourists. The place is quite lively and different from rest of the places in the city.

    Location: 14 Yên Thái, C?a ?ông, Hà N?i, Vietnam

    Highlights: It is a great place to know about the culture and tradition of the people who live in Hanoi as well as the city itself. The old quarter has many old style narrow streets with brick houses. We all are used to see tall skyscrapers and buildings but this place will bring back you to where we used to live some hundred years ago.

    History: It was a place where traders used to trade goods they had.

  • 69 Hanoi Opera House

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    Hanoi Opera House is an essential destination of the city. You can visit this place in order to enjoy a lovely show of opera singing. There is a large crowd that is pulled to observe the classic opera shows. The building is an excellent evidence of classic architecture. You will admire the whole setup of Hanoi Opera House that is very mesmerizing. The best part is that, Hanoi Opera House also hosts ballet performances that are very attractive. You need to book your tickets in advance for any show which is staged here. Western classics are mostly staged at Hanoi Opera House that is loved by the local crowd. You can easily reach this destination via public transport.


    Location: 1 Trang Tien St, Hanoi, Vietnam

    Highlights: The stage setup of Hanoi Opera House is grand and is equipped with modern theatrical equipments.

    Best time to visit: Visit this place for evening shows.

  • 70 West Lake

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    West lake is a fresh water lake located right in the center of Hanoi. This is the largest lake of the city and one of the most popular places for recreation activities as there are many kind of gardens, hotels and villas around the lake.

    Location: The lake is in the center of city Hanoi and you can easily get around different places through here.

    Highlights: You will be surprised to know that the shore length of this lake is around 17 KM. People like to chill out here on their vacation as the spot also has many entertainment facilities that keeps the tourists engaged.

    History: The lake was created by taking a curved part of the Red river. There are many kinds of historical contexts that this lake carries and it was also said that the lake was shaped after a battle between some warriors many centuries ago.

  • 71 Museum of Vietnamese History

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    For the history buff this is another place which is a must visit for you in Vietnam. Set in the Botanic Gardens in the focal point of the city, the History Museum is justified regardless of a visit for its area and engineering as much as its accumulation.

    Highlights: Built in 1929 in style that breakers Asiatic and French impacts, the building and the encompassing greenery enclosures give a very remarkable escape from the clamor of the city. Appreciate a stroll in the patio nurseries - however keep away from the zoo on the off chance that you have every living creature's common sense entitlement sensitivities.

    Location: Nguyễn Bỉnh Khiêm, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietname

    Price: The entry is free of cost.

  • 72 Starlight Bridge

    Located only 6km from the busy areas of the Central Thanh Market, the area with the Starlight Bridge gives a completely different feel compared to the other parts of the city. There is less traffic, and it is quitter, but it is still a popular attraction of the city. It is the ideal place to spend some relaxing time with a loved one, which of course brings a romantic feeling in Saigon.

    Highlights: There are some uncluttered sidewalks along with some malls and cafes. It gives a feeling that someone has left the Vietnam and moved to a different country. The bridge spans across a lake with beautiful waterfall cascading down. These waterfalls are illuminated by flash light of different colors, which makes the site altogether more appealing and attractive.

    Location: The Bridge is situated at Ton Dat Tien, Tan Phu, Ho Chi Minh City.

    Price: The entrance is free for everyone.

  • 73 Notre Dame Cathedral

  • 74 Bach Dang Pier

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    This is a famous spot for boat trips to the Saigon River in Ho Chi Minh City. The visitors can easily get access to the different parts of the city that they want to explore. Both tourists and commercial boats move in and out of the Bach Dang Pier in the course of the day and night. There are many operators that even make special arrangements for attractions like Cu Chi Tunnels.
    Highlight: This place has an elegance of its own. Visitors can find large numbers of authentic eateries, coffee shops, and bars. The bustling area also attracts the attraction of lots of locals sipping drinks and doing tai chi in the morning
    Location: It is located at Ton Duc Thang, just next to the ferry terminal. It is also very closely located to the Renaissance Central Hotel.
    Price: Several cruise tours are available here and the prices range from 90000 Dong to 100000 Dong.

  • 75 Tan My Design

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    Tan My Design will suit perfect for shoppers who are in search for quality accessories. Tan My Design is famous for offering excellent merchandise that is available in a number of designs. The embroidery goods offered at this store are available at competitive rates. Tan My Design is a multi-utility store that offers a fine range of jewelry and styling goods. The artists have utilized their skill to offer some superb designs for clothing which should be explored if you are at Tan My Design. This outlet is located on Hang Gai Street that is easily accessible via public transport. If you are in Hanoi, then do pay a visit to this lovely store.

    Location: 61 Hang Gai, Hanoi, Vietnam

    Highlights: Women jewelry pieces offered at Tan My Design are very attractive in terms of appearance and crafting.

    Best time to visit: The evening time is perfect for a visit.

  • 76 Zeds Threads

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    Zeds Threads is an amazing shopping destination that is famous for offering clothing goods. This outlet is managed in a wonderful way so as to please the customers. Men’s shirts are available at Zeds Threads that are made out of classic fabric. Tailored clothes are famous at Zeds Threads. You can access clothing for all seasons at this shop. The best part about Zeds Threads is that, the items are available under a decent price. The tourist population is very active at this destination which makes it so popular. The trousers and pants offered at Zeds Threads can be altered as per your requirement. There are very less shops in Hanoi that offer such a good range of clothing.

    Location: 36 To Ngoc Van | Tay Ho, Hanoi 10000,Vietnam

    Highlights: Check out the formal shirt wear section that is very vibrant.

    Best time to visit: The weekends are perfect to visit Zeds Threads.

  • 77 Metiseko

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    Metiseko is a lovely shop in Hanoi that is famous for its silk products. You can access a number of authentic items from Metiseko that are quite fascinating. There are very less centers in Hanoi that offer such a wide range of cultural dresses. Elegant designs are very common at Metiseko. Home décor items are easily available in this shop. People from different parts of the city visit this destination so as to access quality goods. The weekends are very much crowded so plan your visit accordingly. The staff working at Metiseko is very friendly that is always ready to help you. You can reach Metiseko easily by following the city map. Bargaining is not active at this shop.

    Location: 03 Chau Thuong Van, 86 Nguyen Thai Hoc, 142 Tran Phu, Hoi An 00000, Vietnam

    Highlights: Best place to buy silk products and designer clothing.

    Best place to visit: The weekdays are best to pay a visit at Metiseko.

  • 78 Chua Tran Quoc

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    The pagoda here is the oldest Buddhist temple in Hanoi so for tourists, it is a must visit spot. On the grounds here, there is a Bodhi tree under which Buddha sat and seeked enlightenment which has become a tourist place.

    Location: The temple is located at the southeastern shore of West Lake, which is a tourist spot too.

    Highlights: You will find a lot of Buddhist symbolism and philosophy in the temple. For those looking to gain some wisdom out of the Buddhist culture, this is a great place for them.

    History: The pagoda was made in the 6th century and notably the oldest one in the city of Hanoi. The temple now exists for around 1500 years now which also makes it a historical place in the city.

    Best time to visit: Worshippers can visit here and pray anytime they want, there is no time restrictions and it is open all the days of a week.

  • 79 Tam Giang Lagoon

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    The Tam Giang Lagoon in Hue city is a prominent water body that attracts tourists on large scale. The lagoon presents a soulful opportunity to explore the vast expanse of natural beauty and scenic views. This is also the perfect spot to explore the life of local fishermen who make a living off these waters. Sometimes, they will also allow you to join in the fishing and have local sea food too. Although the lagoon is a little away from the city, it is a visit you should not miss. The fishermen will also help you learn about the culture of this place and the history as well.

     Location: The Tam Giang Lagoon is located in the city of Hue in Vietnam.

     Highlights: The quiet and mystic atmosphere of the Tam Giang Lagoon is an impressive state of ambience and is a lovely place to visit.

     Best time to visit: Any time of the year

  • 80 Thai Hoa Palace

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    For a city that is filled with repertoire of historical landmarks and sightseeing opportunities, Vietnam does not fail to impress once again with the historical Thai Hoa Palace, which is again, a prominent landmark in the city and a historical castle. Although the palace is nothing too elaborate and alluring at first sight, however, once within the precincts, one will be able to observe and appreciate the numerous symbolic statues that line within the captivating palace. The main entrance of the palace is a glimpse into the rich history of the city. The palace is influenced by the Chinese style of construction and was used in the earlier centuries by emperors for holding relevant meetings and ceremonies.


     Location: The palace is located within the imperial city in Vietnam. Highlights: The palace is also popular by the name ‘Palace of Supreme harmony’. The spacious hall boasts of ornate timber roof construction.

     Best time: All year

  • 81 The Mieu

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    The Mieu in hue city is another prominent landmark of religious sanctity, whereby, a beautiful temple is constructed, eligible for viewing and exploring. The ancestral temple dedicated to the Emperors of the city and was constructed under the kingship of Minh Mang in the year 1823. The divine purpose for the construction of the temple lay in offering a platform for the worship of previous rulers of the Nguyen dynasty. A prominent feature of the temple is the construction of nine urns in front of the temple in dedication to the rulers.


     Location: The Mieu temple is located in the Imperial city in Vietnam.

     Highlights: The temple is a part of a three building complex which is sight to the numerous pictures of the rulers of the Nguyen dynasty. This is a nice place to come and meet knowledgeable monks.

     Best time to visit: Any time of the year.

  • 82 Thien Mu Pagoda

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    The Thien Mu Pagoda is a well known sacred and religious site in the city of Hue. As an important landmark in the city, this pagoda is still in use in the present day by Buddhists. One can reach here via a boat ride, which is an adventure in itself. Once here, one can benefit for the twin views of the surrounding area and the popular perfume lake. The inside of the pagoda offers a nice and peaceful aura for relaxation and exploration. The history of the pagoda is immensely deep so it is a nice place to explore the culture of the city at the pagoda.

     Location: The Thien Mu Pagoda is located on the banks of the perfume river in Vietnam.

     Highlights: The pagoda is highly recognisable as a landmark in the city, consisting of a seven tiered monument and a bell tower.

     Best time to visit: All year

  • 83 City Beach, Nha Trang

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    City Beach, Nha Trang: Loud and proud (say it!), the high-rise, the high-energy beach resort of Nha Trang enjoys a stunning setting: ringed by a necklace of hills, with a sweeping crescent beach, the city's turquoise bay is dotted with tropical islands. The shoreline has been given a huge makeover in recent years, with parks and sculpture gardens spread along the impressive promenade, while the streets inland reveal some quirky boutiques and a cosmopolitan array of dining options. As the restaurants wind down, the nightlife cranks up – Nha Trang is a party town at heart like any self-respecting resort should be. Forget the cafes of the capital; people play late in this town. If cocktails and shooters aren’t your flavors, there are some more sedate activities on offer. Try an old-school spa treatment with a visit to a mud bath or explore centuries-old Cham towers still standing in the center of town. This part of the country has its very own microclimate and the rains tend to come from October until December, a time best avoided if you are into lazing on the beach or diving in the tropical waters.

  • 84 Mariamman Hindu Temple

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    Visit Mariamman Hindu Temple: Situated close to the Ben Thanh market, the Mariamman Hindu temple serves the small community of 100 or so Chinese and Vietnamese Tamil Hindus living in Ho Chi Minh City. It is the only Hindu temple that is still open in the city and is considered sacred by Hindu and non-Hindu Vietnamese. The temple is rumored to have miraculous powers, giving luck and wealth to those who worship within its walls. Built at the end of the 19th century in honor of Mariamman the Hindu Goddess of strength, the temple’s first purpose was as a place of worship for the Chettiar community. Classically Hindu in style, the colorful temple features vibrant deity sculptures reminiscent of those usually found in Southern India, decorating external walls, rooftops, towers and the shrine inside. The temple was also once used as a factory in which Joss sticks were produced. Sacred images dance on the external walls which feature a royal tower at the entrance that stands 12 meters high. Gods and Goddesses, including Shiva, Kali, Brahma and Vishnu are prominently represented with Simha Vahanam sitting to the left of the entrance.

  • 85 Cholon District

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    Visit Cholon District: Ho Chi Minh City’s Cholon is Vietnam’s largest Chinatown with roots dating back to 1778; it’s also a place of great historical and cultural importance. Chinese minorities hid here from the Tay Son and subsequently had to rebuild the area twice following an attack with as many as 70% estimated to have died trying to escape on boats. Those who survived settled and began selling a variety of Chinese products. During the Vietnam, War Cholon was a thriving black market for US soldiers trading in American Army issue supplies. The area today is a popular site for those on the tourist trail and also attracts many Taiwanese and Chinese visitors. Colon is an interesting place to see classical Chinese architecture reminiscent of years gone by with plenty of Chinese restaurants. The Binh Tay market at the center is busy, crowded and messy with small aisles selling all manner of goods. This market sometimes disappoints tourists when compared to other markets in Ho Chi Minh as the products are not that varied, but the main draw to Cholon is not to shop, but to enjoy the authentic Chinese atmosphere that has existed here for hundreds of years. It’s a wonderful place to experience at night.

  • 86 Museum of Fine Arts

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    Visit Museum of Fine Arts: This excellent Fine Arts Museum is housed in two buildings that were once the French Ministry of Information. Treasures abound, including ancient Champa stone carvings and some astonishing effigies of Guan Yin, the thousand-eyed, thousand-armed goddess of compassion. Look out for the lacquered statues of Buddhist monks from the Tay Son dynasty and the substantial collection of contemporary art and folk-naive paintings. The Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts is located in Hanoi, Vietnam. It is a museum showcasing Vietnam's fine arts from a range of historical periods. The Vietnam Fine Arts Museum is a cultural information and educational institution, directly affiliated with the Ministry of Culture and Information, with the function of conserving and exhibiting historic and contemporary artworks, archaeological and historical materials, and objects important to the history and nation of Vietnam. The Vietnam Fine Arts Museum is a national museum having legal status, its own stamp, and account in the State Treasury and bank. Visitors to the Museum can appreciate and understand the entire history of the Vietnamese fine arts through the collections and exhibitions on display.

  • 87 Hon Chong Beach

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    Hon Chong Beach, Nha Trang: The narrow granite promontory of Hon Chong offers fine views of the mountainous coastline north of Nha Trang and the nearby islands. The beach here has a more local flavor than Nha Trang Beach (but the accompanying refuse is unpleasant). Still, it's fun to watch the local kids do Acapulco-style swan dives into the ocean.

    There are a reconstructed traditional run residence and a great cafe. A taxi here from the city center is around 30,000d.About 300m south of Hon Chong (towards Nha Trang) and a few dozen meters from the beach is tiny Hon Do (Red Island), which has a Buddhist temple on top. To the northeast is Hon Rua (Tortoise Island), which really does resemble a tortoise. The two islands of Hon Yen (Bird’s-Nest Island) are off in the distance to the east.

    A well-known spot of scenic beauty, the Rock Hon Chong is not only attractive to visitors to Nha Trang but also no less allure to the local inhabitants, children as well as grownups who have made frequent visits to this place. In the vernacular, it means the "Husband Rock", the name given to one of the two rocks, the couple, the other one is the wife.

  • 88 Temple of Literature

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    We all know about the famous philosopher Confucius and this temple is dedicated to him. There are various temples dedicated to Confucius in Vietnam but this is one of the best temples which also hosts the Imperial academy. The temple has been renovated many times since its inception in order to keep it maintainable.

    Location: V?n Mi?u, ??ng ?a, Hà N?i, Vietnam. The location is easy to access and you can get many transportation facilities around the temple to take you across different destinations.

    History: The construction of this beautiful temple was started almost a millennium ago in the year 1070.

    Highlights: The temple is also printed on the back side of official bank note of Vietnam. The layout of the temple is quite similar to the birthplace of Confucius which is a tribute.

    Best time to visit: Temple of literature is open 24 hours so you can visit it whenever you desire.

  • 89 Quan Su Temple

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    If you love to visit the temple and explore the amazing architecture then this temple is a must visit for you in Vietnam. Quan Su Temple was inherent the fifteenth century under the Lê Dynasty. Around then there was no Buddhist sanctuary here however a few bungalows utilized as a position of worship.

    Highlights: Nowadays the temple is a religious Buddhist pagoda furthermore houses the central command of Vietnam's Buddhism Association. While the front castle houses the icon of the admired Buddha, the back passage is committed to Master Minh Khong of the Lý Dynasty. The temple stands magnificent in customary yellow hues furthermore has an orange tree in its complex.

    Location: Trần Hưng Đạo, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam

    Price: The entry is free of cost.

  • 90 Bambou Silk

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    Bambou Silk is a good shopping complex in Hanoi that offers a good collection of tailored clothes. You will surely admire the number of shops available in this area that offer quality items. This market is known for its suit pieces that are very classy. People from different parts of the city prefer Bambou Silk because of the fabric that is available here. You cannot park your car in this vicinity so prefer public transport for travelling. There is a good blend of casual as well as formal clothing in Bambou Silk. Tourists are also spotted at this market since the prices are too attractive. Do not miss a chance to visit Bambou Silk due to its clothing greatness.

    Location: 6 Nha Chung Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam

    Highlights: Formal clothing accessories such as tie, belt, jackets etc are famous in this market.

    Best time to visit: Prefer weekdays to visit this place.

  • 91 Hoa Fashion

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    Hoa Fashion is one of the most renowned fashion stores in Hanoi. You can access a large variety of tailored goods at this outlet. Hoa Fashion will surely impress you with its fine collection of men & women clothing. The fabric along with the tailoring methods at Hoa Fashion is very impressive. If you are searching for quality clothing & accessories then do prefer this store that is located in Tay Ho. Hoa Fashion has grown over the years and is visited by a large crowd in the city. The best part about this store is that, there is a good blend of formal as well as casual clothing at Hoa Fashion. The prices are decent and can be accessed by a major customer population.

    Location: No.1 Xuan Dieu | Tay Ho, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam

    Highlights: Hoa Fashion is a well managed shop with a supportive staff.

    Best time to visit: Prefer the evening time before 6 PM.

  • 92 54 Traditions

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    54 Traditions is a wonderful outlet that is famous for its textile goods. The items available at 54 Traditions are worth a buy. You will experience a good cultural feed at this outlet which is quite inspiring. The amazing collection of fabric and textile materials at 54 Traditions is famous in the city of Hanoi. The local crowd admires this destination which is also a museum. You will require a patient time to explore the beauty of 54 Traditions. You will need to hire a guide in order to learn about the various products availabl at 54 Traditions. This destination is perfect for family outings if you are in Hanoi. Prefer public transport to reach this place as parking might be an issue.

    Location: 30 Hang Bun, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi,Vietnam

    Highlights: Do check out the cloth textiles that are prepared by Vietnamese artists.

    Best time to visit: The evening time is perfect to pay a visit.

  • 93 Bat Trang Ceramic Village

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    Bat Trang Ceramic Village is a wonderful place where you can buy a number of handicraft and pottery goods. There are a number of gift & specialty shops available in this village that is famous for offering tea sets. The quality of the goods offered at Bat Trang Ceramic Village is amazing. This place is active in Hanoi since many years and is preferred by tourists as well. The big market area in Bat Trang Ceramic Village can be visited in order to savor some wonderful delicacies. There are tour packages that can be accessed so as to explore Bat Trang Ceramic Village at ease. You can plan a trip with your friends or family so as to enjoy this excellent market.

    Bat Trang Commune, Gia Lam District, Hanoi,Vietnam

    Highlights: Bat Trang Ceramic Village has a lovely ambience as the scenic beauty is quite mesmerizing.

    Best time to visit: Autumn season is the perfect time to visit this place.

  • 94 Thap Rua Tower

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    The Thap Rua Tower is also famously known as the Tortoise tower. It is a small tower in the middle of Sword Lake in the city of Hanoi. Although people can't actually go to the tower, they can have a look at it from a distance.


    Location: Tháp Rùa, Hàng Tr?ng, Hoàn Ki?m, Hà N?i, Vietnam.

    Highlights: Since it is located in a little island, the beauty of the tower is enhanced as it is surrounded by a nice lake. This makes a good spot for photography and tourists often visit here as it has a lot of historical context.

    History: The tower exists in a place which was a former fishing site under the famous king Le Thanh Tong. It was made during the time when French had conquered the city of Hanoi and most of the people in the city fled away due to fear of death.

  • 95 Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural

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    The Hanoi ceramic mosaic mural is a mural on the wall of the dyke system of the city of Hanoi in Vietnam. The content of the mosaic contains decorative patterns of different periods in history of Vietnam. It is a great place for all those who want to know about the culture of Vietnam.

    Location: It is located in the city of Hanoi and attracts a lot of tourists and visitors.

    Highlight: It has a length of about 4 km which is quite long. The place is nicely decorated and looks beautiful, this is the reason why a lot of people visit here and it is also a nice attraction for the locals here.

    History: It was developed as part of the millennial anniversary of Hanoi and was considered among the major projects that were developed during that time. It was the result of a Hanoi architecture contest where an architect won a prize for transforming the dyke system of Hanoi to a ceramic mosaic.

  • 96 Lake of the Restored Sword

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    The English translation of the lake name means "Lake of the Returning Sword". It has a huge historical context and is one of the oldest places in the city. One can also easily spot some soft shell turtles which swim in the lake and has been seen since years, they make a beautiful sight. The lake was also known as Luc Thuy which means Green water in English. This was the former name given to the lake because it has green water.

    Location: It is located in Hanoi, which is the capital city of Vietnam and has many other tourists attractions nearby as well.

    Highlights: Lake of the restored Sword is one of the most scenic spots of the city and is a major tourist attraction which is visited by hundreds of people daily.

    Best time to visit: During dusk and night, the lake looks stunning as it lights up and people mostly take this as an opportunity for photographs.

  • 97 Forbidden Purple City

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    The Forbidden purple city is a repertoire of history and culture from the ancient era and symbolises the historic relevance of the city of Hue. Today, what remains of the purple city are charred remains of the royal family’s inner sanctum. These remains occupy the area within the citadel. Having been partially rebuilt, the landmark is under consideration for further renovation and restoration projects. When visiting this place, one can observe and explore the various incidents of wars that might have waged through the city, reflecting along every construction.

     Location: The forbidden purple city is located centrally in the Hue imperial city, hence easily accessible.

     Highlights: The forbidden purple city is the place where the emperors and their families used to reside but during waging wars, the precincts were badly destroyed. Hence, basically the city is a collection of ruins.

    Best time to visit: All round the year.

  • 98 Tomb of Tu Duc

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    The tomb of Tu Duc is Hue city is an important landmark that marks the history of another great Emperor of the city. The tomb is the final resting place of the great emperor who happened to be a great ruler as well as a scholar. The tomb had been erected before his actual death. The place is marked as an alluring landmark owing to the presence of a lake, a pavilion and a theatre. The tomb has been divided into a temple area and a tomb area. An ironical feature though lies in a secret location that is the actual burying ground for the emperor, instead of the tomb where he was supposed to be buried.

     Location: The tomb of Tu Duc lies along the perfume rive in the city.

     Highlights: The historical landmark is expressive of the history and culture of the era of the emperor.

     Best time: Any time of the year.

  • 99 Mount Ngu Binh

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    The Mount Ngu Binh in Hue is often described as an ascending beauty. The architectural edifice lies on top of the Ngu Binh mountain, exhibiting a picturesque view of a strikingly symmetric figure. The mount is considered to be an invaluable gift endowed by the nature to this city. The area is surrounded by an immense expanse of natural and scenic views that together enhance the enticing attractiveness of the place. Earlier, it was called the Nui Bang. The flat top of the mount is encircled with pine trees on all sides.

     Location: Ngu Binh is a mountain that is located in Vietnam.

     Highlights: The mount Ngu Binh reaches a height of 105 metre with a symmetrical view. On either side of the mount are two small mounts as well. After the perfume river, the mount is considered to be the second best wonder of nature bestowed upon this land.

  • 100 Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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    The body of Ho Chi Minh is preserved here so people visit to see that. There are many type of restrictions by the authority here such as you need to follow the dress code, be silent and walk in straight lines. Hands must be in pocket and arms should not be crossed. Apart from that no smoking, drinking or eating.

     Location: Hùng V??ng, ?i?n Biên, Ba ?ình, Hà N?i, Vietnam.

     Highlights: The place is protected by Militiary honour guards and is a high security place. The architecture is nicely done and a lot of people visit here to pay their respects to Ho Chi Minh.

     Best time to visit: One of the best things about the mausoleum is that it stays open for 24 hours so you can visit it any time you want. Only you need to keep in mind that it stays closed on Monday and Friday so make sure to not visit it then.