Ha Long Bay
Hundreds of limestone mountains that rise vertically from the calm and beautiful blue water surface. Halong Bay is a gem on earth and moreover a miracle of mother nature. Sail through the fairyland of steep cliffs and discover caves and private beaches. In any case, it will not be the environment!
Hoi An Ancient Town
Hoi An is known for its cozy atmosphere with the mix of Japan, China and French. Walk around and notice the wooden Chinese shophouses and temples, the Japanese bridge with its pagoda and the French colonial buildings!
Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum
Ho Chi Minh, also known for ‘Uncle Ho’, is the most iconic and popular leader of Vietnam. The Mausoleum in Ba Dinh Square is his final resting place where his body is preserved in a glass case overseen by an honor guard of four sentries.
- Address: 8 Hung Vuong, Dien Bien, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
- Opening hours: Tue - Thu 07:30 till 22:30 and Sa - Sun 07:30 till 23:00
Cu Chi Tunnels
The almost 120 kilometers long tunnels were built during the war when the Vietcong fought the French. You can visit them today as a museum where you can walk around and learn about history. The Vietnamese have made some tunnels bigger, so that the tourist can experience what it is like to go through the tunnels. There is also a shooting range where you can shoot a M16. Go with a tour or by yourself!
- Address: northwest of Ho Chi Minh
- Opening hours: 07:00 till 17:00
War Remnant Museum (HCMC)
This museum reminds you about the cruelty of the war. There are more than 20.000 documents, exhibits and films stored that will tell you everything about the history. All the weapons were used by America against the Vietnamese. That is why the museum first was called ‘Museum of American War Crimes’.
- Address: 28 Vo Van Tan, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
- Opening hours: 07:30 till 12:00 and 13:30 till 17:00
- Price: 15.000 VND
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park + Hang Son Doong
A paradise if you love limestone karsts and caves. The area is characterized by mountains, tropical forest and underground rivers, and has a rich wildlife includes tigers, black bears and elephants. It also has world’s largest cave, Hang Son Doong where you can float through.
- Address: Son Trach, Bo Trach, Quang Binh, Vietnam
- Opening hours: 07:00 till 16:00
The Sand Dunes of Mui Ne
You probably didn’t expect sand dunes in Vietnam, but there is! Red and white fascinating sand that will blow your mind away. A popular time to see the dunes is around sunset. The sand becomes intense fiery red which creates an amazing scenery. Besides that, you can do fun activities, such as sand boarding and kite flying. Go by yourself or take a tour!
- Address: 11 kilometers from the tourist centre
Cannon Fort (Cat Ba Island)
A fortress from the French era that was used in the Vietnam War as a defense. It is an interesting historical sight that you can find at the top of the mountain. The view is beautiful and panoramic, where you can see every detail of the island of Cat Ba.
Hoa Lo Prison Museum
This prison represents the period of Vietnamese struggle against the French colonists. It shows the history, instruments, execution and everything to understand what happened. It kept mostly political prisoners and patriots against the French colonial government. Very interesting and worth to visit.
- Address: 1 Hoa Lo Street, French Quarter, Hanoi
- Opening hours: 08:00 till 17:00
- Price: 30.000 VND
Imperial Enclosure (hue)
Within the 2.5-kilometer-long and 6-meter-high walls you will find the enclosure of the emperors who have inhabited and led their entire lives, their temples and palaces. Unfortunately, it was bombed during the Tet offensive in 1968 and only 20 of the 148 buildings survived. They are slowly restoring it, but it is still worth a visit!
- Address: Thanh Pho Hue, Thue Thien Hue
- Opening hours: 08:00 till 17:30 and Thur 08:00 till 22:00
- Price: 150.000 for the Citadel - Combination with tombs is 300.000
Explore ancient architectural ruins in the middle of the forest. My son is a complex or Hindu temple and was built in the late 4th century. Since then, the temples have been developed until the 13th century. The complex consisted of 71 buildings, but only 17 survived the bombing. Since 1975 they have been trying to rebuild and conserve the complex.
- Address: Duy Phu Commune, Duy Xuyen District, Duy Xuyen, Hoi An
- Opening hours: 06:00 till 17:00
- Price: 150.000 VND
Ba Be National Park
Stunning area of rich biodiversity and unique landscapes. With 10.048 ha and many different ecosystems plenty to show. The ground and surrounding mountains are made up mainly of limestone karst which is characteristic of the north of Vietnam, and the forests consist of mostly evergreen vegetation with bamboo growing closer to banks of the lake. In the heart of the park is Ba Be Lake which is the largest and highest natural freshwater lake in Vietnam.
A beautiful bridge of Japanese architecture that was built in the 18th century. People say it was made by the Japanese who lived in Hoi An to reach the Chinese quarter on the other side of the water. They started building the bridge in the Chinese year of the dog and completed it in the year of the monkey. That is why the bridge represents two dogs and two monkeys.
- Address: at the west end of Tran Phu Street in Hoi An
A home for floating markets, Khmer pagodas and villages surrounded by rice paddies. A huge maze of rivers, islands and marshes in the south of Vietnam. It has attractive landscapes, and a various and unique culture. The main transport are boats and there are many boat trips available to float through the Mekong Delta while enjoying the culture and some food and drinks. Beside the boat tours, you can go explore way more. Go for example to a bee farm, raft village and islands!
Cai Rang Floating Market
The largest floating market in the Mekong Delta that makes it a popular place for locals and travellers. You can take a boat tour to maximize the experience of the floating market. See how the locals live and how they do their business.
- Address: Mekong Delta
- Opening hours: Starts around 05:00 and runs until midday