10 places in Vietnam that speak loud of its history

Planning a trip to Vietnam? Well, here is everything that you need to know.

Vietnam is a land of astonishing beauty. Known for its cultural highlights, pristine white sand beaches, mountains and babbling rivers, sand dunes, monuments, and amazing food, Vietnam is a place with a complete package. Be it a beach lover, mountain lover, geek, or a foodie, this place never fails to attract anyone. It is one of the best destinations in the South East Asia.

To help you in travel planning, here is a list of 10 places that you should definitely visit in Vietnam –


A trip to Vietnam is incomplete until you visit its noisy and vibrant capital city, Hanoi. This place is a perfect blend of history and modernity. It is famous for its cuisine, buzzing nightlife, silk, as well as the scenic beauty and cultural diversity.

Visit the ornate Temple of Literature and St. Joseph’s Cathedral to see the historic beauty of the place. Also don’t forget to visit French Patisseries and Banh Mi Sandwich to taste some mouthwatering cuisines. And visit Café Giang to have a Ca Phe Trung or egg coffee, they are serving this amazing brew from more than 70 years.

Hoi An

Hoi An reveals the old world charm. The city with old buildings and lantern lit street can make anyone fall in love with it. It is well known for the ancient town, a UNESCO world heritage site where you can explore Vietnamese history, culture and tradition.

Hoi An is known as the food capital of Vietnam. It is the biggest producer of quality seafood. Also the place is famous for exquisite textile tailor made clothes. You can also visit the local market or join cooking classes to learn the art of cooking Vietnamese food and explore the culture.


It is known as the cultural capital of Vietnam. It is located on the bank of the Perfume River. This place is a recognized UNESCO world heritage site. It has a number of temples, museums, tombs, and pagodas to visit and explore. The history lovers enjoy the most here because of the ancient architecture and engaging museum. Visit the Imperial Citadel and Huyen Tran Princess Temple to explore more about the Vietnamese culture. Also do not miss to taste the local candy out here made of the sesame seeds.

Sa Pa

It is a small town located in Lao Cai Province. If you are a mountain lover and likes trekking, this is a perfect place for you. Sa Pa is a beautiful town that is surrounded by scenic mountains and rice terraces. You can witness the most beautiful waterfalls, culture and the lifestyle of the local people here.

The highest mountain FanSiPan is the most prominent attraction of the place. If you are a nature lover, visit the Cat Cat Village and Ta Pan Village, you will definitely fall in love with these places.

Head towards Cau May Street if you are looking to try some good food in SaPa. Moment Romantic restaurant is known for mouthwatering Vietnamese food and if you are looking for Italian dishes at reasonable prices you can visit Delta restaurant. Looking for some sweets? Then visit Le Gecko!

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City is also known as Saigon. It is the largest city in Vietnam and is the most buzzing, noisy, chaotic, and a bit crazy city. The city is known for its happening nightlife, sky kissing buildings and beautiful silhouette. How can a trip be completed without shopping? Go to the Ben Thanh Market to shop for clothes, jewelry etc. Also buy world famous Vietnamese coffee.

Visit the War Remnants Museum and the Cu Chi Tunnels. Also the Opera house in Ho Chi Minh City is one of the most preserved French colonial architecture.

My Son

If you are a lover of architecture and ancient civilization, this is a must visit place for you. It is located near the Duy Phu Village, on the central coast of Vietnam. This place is recognized as the UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can witness number of ancient temples here. It was one a significant place for Hindu ceremonies.

Phu Quoc Island

Looking for an escape from the buzzing city life? Well, Phu Quoc Island is the best place for you. The pristine beaches, exotic sunsets, evergreen forests, and the serene environment makes it a perfect place. The northern part of the island is untouched due to its status as the UNESCO listed national park.

You can do all the beachside activities here. Apart from that you can also explore the traditional villages, nature parks, and the Buddhist Pagodas to learn more about the Vietnamese culture and tradition. You can also enjoy the fresh seafood and other cuisines here.

Ninh Binh Province

This province in northern Vietnam is a bit of everything. It is famous for its incredible beauty and environment. This place gives you access to the most rural and authentic side of the Vietnam. This region is nicknamed as the “Halong Bay in Land”.

Covered by the forests is the Trang An Landscape Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is the main highlight of Ninh Binh Province.

Bai Tu Long Bay

Located in the east of Halong Bay, this place has attracted tourists from all over the world. It is a part of Halong Bay that is the UNESCO World Heritage site.

It includes 100 of islands and is home to long and eloquent beaches with white sand and crystal clear sea water. The undisturbed beauty and the historic and cultural beauty is what makes this place famous.

Cat Ba Island

It is one of the largest groups of island located in the west of Ha Long Bay. It is also known as the fishing village of Vietnam. The charming valley, coastal plains and the areas untouched by civilization is what makes you feel so refreshed at this place. Cat Ba Island is rich in natural beauty and wildlife diversity.

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