Vietnam is one of the most attractive destinations in South East Asia. This nation is a wealth of heritages, scenes, delicious food, and hospitable people. And you could never run out of places to explore and things to experience, no matter how much time you spend in Vietnam. So if you are planning a trip to Vietnam, you should take a look at the below suggestions to take your time enjoying it there.

Must-have experiences in Vietnam

From the east to the south, you will have the opportunity to visit the mesmerizing places and experience a peaceful local life. For the first trip, planning your Vietnam tour itinerary might be a challenge. Hence, we have compiled a list of must-do things in Vietnam for you

Go on a boat cruise in Ha Long Bay

Known as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, Ha Long Bay consists of thousands of islands and islets which made this fantastic place something right out of a movie. This bay is also home to different kinds of limestone caves, such as phreatic caves, karstic foot caves, and marine notch caves.

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Bai Tu Long Bay

Bai Tu Long Bay is a part of Ha Long Bay, which is less crowded and more peaceful compared to the other parts of the bay. This is the best place for visitors to spend on a cruise. You can go kayak on the water to see the towering limestone islets. Walking around the islands and explore the local life is another excellent choice for you.

Walk down the streets of Hoi An Ancient Town

Hoi An is one of the most scenic spots in the country. And it is the can-not-miss place on your list of what to do in Vietnam.

Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999, many old shops in Hoi An have been converted to attract tourists, including countless tailors, souvenir shops, art galleries, restaurants, and cafés. However, Hoi An still keeps its own ancient beauty, which made it the town of tourism.

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Hoi An Ancient Town

With a diverse combination of various styles from the colorful French buildings to wooden Chinese shophouses to traditional Vietnamese tube houses, this small town is the dream of any photographer. You can also take photos of the Japanese-style bridge, one of the most iconic symbols of Hoi An.

Explore the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Other than being a stunning place that can satisfy adventurous travelers, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park also is the home of the largest caves in the world.

The untouched beauty of the caves inside the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park will amaze you. Here is the home of Son Doong Cave, the biggest cave on the planet. You can also take a tour and go camping inside the Hang En Cave, the world’s third-biggest cave. It will take you from an hour up to five days to visit all of the caves.

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En Cave

For the ones prefer more adventurous experience, you can try cross rivers, mountain-biking, hike through pristine jungle, cave expedition and explore the life in ethnic minority village.

Relax on the stunning beach

With the long coastline, Vietnam is famous for its many beautiful beaches. When you come to Vietnam, don’t miss out on the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful sunshine and crystal clear water. You can relax while hearing the whisper of the ocean right on your chair. The seafood here is fresh and so yummy that you will definitely love it.

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Bai Sao Beach – Phu QUoc Island

Besides lying on the beach, you can try scuba diving to see a lot of colorful tropical fish, moray eels, and pufferfish as well as thriving coral reefs. Another exciting activity is watching the sunset by the beach. Find yourself at a trendy beach bar, order yourself a cocktail, and enjoy the spectacular sunset. If you travel with kids, beach bars are perfect as the kids can play in the sand, even swim while the adults unwind with a few drinks.

Go for a food adventure

Every country has their own styles and traditions on cuisine, so don’t hesitate to give them a try. Vietnamese food is very delicious, especially street food.

Vietnam traditional food

You can try many different types of noodles in Vietnam. They have different names and of course, different tastes. They are included in many restaurants’ menu, but the best is to try them in the small stall on the street. If you visit Hanoi, don’t miss out on the Old Quarter. You can find many delicious foods to try. And Dong Xuan market is the must-visit place in Ho Chi Minh to know more about the local cuisine.

Final word

Vietnam is an ideal place to spend your Vietnam holiday with your family and friends. Hopefully, this article can bring you some ideas for your Vietnam travel itinerary. We hope you have a wonderful time there. Don’t forget to leave comments below and tell us how you think about those places. And if you find this article helpful, you can share it with your friends.

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