7 Worthy - Experiencing Things in Vietnam Recommended by an American Newspaper

Halong Bay, Quang Ninh


Distinguishingly featuring 1,600 limestone mountains, Ha Long Bay is definitely one of the most unique landscapes in the world. The majestic mountains and lush vegetation on each island have significantly contributed to creating the “one – of – all – kind” beauty for the bay. Moreover, you have a chance to enjoy the fresh air when setting foot in “uninhabited” islands. This opportunity is not for everyone, especially those who have to deal with the hustle and bustle of the urban life. Bear in mind, you can stay on cruises or boats right on the bay to admire its both day and night life. Give Ha Long Bay a try, you surely have unforgettable experiences without burning much money to travel abroad.

The Ancient Imperial City - Hue Citadel, Thua Thien Hue

The Citadel Complex of Hue, set up under Nguyen Dynasty, is now a relic of Hue ancient Capital and recognized as the World Cultural Heritage. This historical place is featured by the “wonderful” combination of both Western and Eastern architecture, the harmony of modern and classical design. Visiting Hue Citadel, visitors probably access to an essential historic site that they often learn through the historical documents. During the daytime, the Citedal looks solemn and ancient due to the presence of vestiges of time. At night, however, it turns into a new appearance, shimmering and sparkling. These defining characteristics definitely fascinate its visitors.


Historically, the last Vietnamese kings moved the capital to Hue in the 19th century with the aim of achieving the unification of the country. However, the endeavor “went up in smoke” by the intervention of the French colonialists. Moreover, the Citadel had been significantly destroyed in the battle in 1968 but the work was embellished again. Today visitors have a chance to explore the appearance of the citadel from 1802  when it served as the capital of Vietnam.

Tu Duc Tomb, Thua Thien Hue


Built in a narrow valley, Tu Duc Tomb fascinates tourists by huge investment for a burial place of King Tu Duc. The building was designed and constructed under his reign, featured the sophisticated architecture and charming landscape. Thus, it is one of the most beautiful royal tombs of the Nguyen Dynasty.

Thien Mu Pagoda, Thua Thien Hue


Characterized by the stunning 7 - storey tower that can be seen from a distance, Thien Mu Pagoda is a popular place of worship of both locals and tourists. Moreover, visitors to the temple are definitely fascinated by the bonsai garden that is meticulously kept.  Standing at the pagoda, visitors can hold panoramic views of the charming peaceful Huong River especially in the late afternoon and in the evening.

Hoi An ancient town, Quang Nam


Hoi An ancient town was once served as a bustling commercial port, attracting merchants from different regions in Asia. Featuring the “perfect” combination of the inner charm and historical and architectural values, the amazing ancient town has been definitely one of the most famous tourist attractions in the central region of Vietnam. The peaceful and tranquil landscape has magic to “allure” both tourists within and outside the country, so you surely have unforgettable experiences when traveling here. Moreover, if you want to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the urban life, you should definitely make a visit to this charming land. Then, you might engage in cooking class to explore the local cuisine or drop by garment shops to have a beautiful “Ao Dai”. Sound amazing!

An Bang beach, Quang Nam


Visiting the “unspoiled” An Bang beach, tourists “do not” have a chance to see familiar high buildings featuring in big cities, boats or people traveling by motorbikes. Instead, you definitely indulge yourself into the pure blue sea water stretching endlessly, relax on the sea benches to pick up fresh sea air and saunter along the smooth sandy beach to “exclude” all concerns and worries of life. How amazing!

Sai Gon Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh City


The charming Sai Gon Notre Dame Cathedral has long been known as a long-standing monument of the city and a heritage of Vietnamese Catholic architecture at the same time. In addition to the tranquility of ancient French architecture, the church is surrounded by bustling streets and attracts a significant number of visitors each day. Thus, you should make a visit to this amazing tourist attraction to explore the ancient work that is embedded with the history and religion of the country.


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