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Top 20 best tourist destinations in Vietnam in 2023

Content 27/06/2023 21

Vietnam is an S-shaped country with many beautiful cities and terrain. From the wild, majestic mountains in the North. Go to the charming tropical beaches in the South or the rich history and culture in the Central. So, for foreign tourists, what are the best tourist destinations in Vietnam? Read the article below with HoaBinh Tourist to find out immediately the most unique cities. 

Explore the 3 North - Central - South of Vietnam with countless interesting experiences to remember forever

The best tourist destinations in Vietnam 2023

Three regions North - Central - South of Vietnam, each region has its own beauty that impresses every visitor. Follow HoaBinh Tourist to find out the unique destinations that cause excitement in all three regions of the country.

1. Hanoi - The capital of Vietnam

The capital of Vietnam is one of the best Vietnamese cities to visit. Boasting a "thousand years of civilization", Hanoi is a fascinating city of opposites. Historic buildings can stand side by side with skyscrapers. Although history has taken its toll, tourists can still visit many places. For a glimpse into the city's glorious past. Such as the Old Quarter or the complex of Temple of Literature - Royal.

The best time to visit Hanoi is from October to April. The city's famous autumn begins in October. Turn many streets into photo spots with rain of golden leaves in the fresh air, cold.

Hanoi capital attracts many tourists to experience every year

2. Halong Bay, Quang Ninh

One of the most beautiful places in Vietnam. This bay has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site thanks to its thousands of limestone rocks. And limestone islands of indescribable shapes and sizes. Each island has unique names and stories to tell.

The peak season to visit the Bay is from October to December and from January to April. Offering visitors less crowded attractions and pleasant temperatures. As well as reducing the risk of hurricanes and storms.

Halong Bay - one of the world's natural wonders recognized by UNESCO

3. Sapa, Lao Cai

Sapa is a popular place to visit for travelers departing from Hanoi. Mountaineering enthusiasts and others come here to admire the unique terraced fields, where rice is grown on "steps" on steep hillsides instead of rice fields.

Another mark that makes Sapa worth exploring for thrill-seekers is conquering the 3,143km - high Fansipan peak, dubbed the "roof of Indochina'' as the highest peak in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.

You can come to Sapa at any time of the year, but the most appropriate time when Sapa has beautiful scenery and is convenient for travel is from March to May or from September to November. The weather in Sapa is relatively pleasant. mild sunshine during the day and chilly at night.

Sapa - a tourist destination that attracts adventurers

Locals often flock to Sapa when it snows lightly (a rare sight in Vietnam that has made national news). But the town's most beautiful in the spring (February–May), when flowers bloom everywhere.

4. Ba Be National Park, Bac Kan

The name of this park literally means "three lakes". But it is actually three interconnected bodies of water that form a single lake. Unique among the Karst limestone lakes. Ba Be never runs out of water, even in severe droughts. The park protects more than 65 species of mammals and 233 species of birds. Along with 43 species of reptiles and amphibians, 106 species of fish, and an astonishing 354 species of butterflies,

If you can handle the crowds, the weather in August and September is pleasant enough for a trip. But many others will have the same opinion. Otherwise, spring and winter are good options for time travel.

Ba Be National Park - eco-tourism area for the whole family

5. Ha Giang

As a province located in the Northeast region, with a small area of only nearly 8,000 square kilometers, Ha Giang is favored by nature for its forest-mountain-river population and diverse ecosystem. The growing tourism industry is gradually helping Ha Giang be recognized as one of the most beautiful places in Vietnam when it comes to natural attractions. Because most of the area is mountainous, this place is not cultivated as much as other places, providing visitors with pristine, unspoiled landscapes.

October to April bring the province's best activities: motorcycle riding, trekking, and buckwheat viewing in November, all in a pleasant setting with little rain and cool air.

Ha Giang is poetic and attractive in the rainy season

6. Cat Ba Island, Hai Phong

Although hotels are currently lined up on Cat Ba Island. This island is mostly still wild and unspoiled. You can see the overgrown past by traveling to Cannon Fort. Home to some of the best views of this pristine setting. Made up of forested hills, the harbor and sea are dotted with limestone mountains.

The four best months to enjoy the weather on this island are March, April, September, and October.

Cat Ba Island - the green pearl of Hai Phong

7. Ninh Binh

Compared to Hanoi, Ha Long, or other locations in the north, Ninh Binh is relatively less visited. Although there is an atmosphere like in a fairy tale. With limestone mountains towering above meandering, gentle rivers. Covered with lush greenery. The area is home to some of the most endangered primates in the world. As well as the ancient temples hidden in caves. Which visitors can reach after arduous climbs.

Travel time from late May to early July. Will not only show you the golden rice fields preparing to harvest. But also the fragrant and beautiful lotus ponds of Tam Coc-Bich Dong (blooming in June). Where fragrance fills the air.

Trang An scenic spot in Ninh Binh attracts tourists from all over the world to experience

8. Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park, Quang Binh

This national park is a must-see for any cave enthusiast. Because this place has Son Doong cave - the largest cave in the world. The park's cave system includes 300 caves. And caves at different levels of access. But most of it remains unexplored, at least partially.

Phong Nha really shines in the hot summer months from June to August. When the trees are green, the water is turquoise, and the roads are dry. For those who are less familiar with heating. March and April are alternatives when the weather gets warmer and the rain stops.

Phong Nha - Ke Bang - Danh thắng được yêu thích ở Quang Binh

9. Hoi An

During the vicissitudes of history. Hoi An has gone from a small settlement to a lively riverside harbor. To the derelict ruins abandoned by people fleeing war. And seek their fortunes elsewhere. Today, the Old Quarter is the epitome of a thriving harbor town. It is the intersection of trade routes and cultures. Food in Hoi An is a must for any tourist when traveling. Don't forget to explore Hoi An's cuisine and tailor your clothes!

Late February to April is the ideal time. To be able to visit this charming city when it rains less and the weather is pleasant.

Hoi An Ancient Town - where ancient cultural values are kept

10. Danang

In Da Nang, even public beaches can claim the clear blue water and perfectly clean white sand that sparkles in the sunshine. Don't miss Ba Na Hill and Golden Bridge, impressive modern architecture, when you come here. In addition to using Da Nang as a base, we can also visit many surrounding places, such as the My Son temple complex: the oldest cultural and religious center of the Champa Kingdom. Compared to sites like Angkor Wat, My Son is the only place of ancient Hindu worship left in Vietnam.

January to July, especially from February to May, is the time when most tourists flock to Da Nang to enjoy the beaches and landscapes under the summer sun of the dry season.

Danang - the favorite destination of check-in enthusiasts

11. Hue ancient capital - the place to keep a long historical culture

Hue used to be the ancient capital of Vietnam under the Tay Son Dynasty (1788–1801) and the Nguyen Dynasty (Hue). This ancient capital of the Nguyen Dynasty still preserves many architectural works and heritages, from tangible to intangible: manners and elegant and luxurious costumes turn the smallest things (like family meals) into art.

To avoid hot and humid weather, visitors should choose the months of July to September to visit this city.

Hue ancient capital always brings tenderness and unique culture

12. Nha Trang

As one of the most beautiful places in Vietnam, Nha Trang is known as the “blue pearl of the East Sea," - a well-deserved nickname. Its long beaches have made it an ideal location for tourism. It has hosted many major festivals and beauty contests.

While temperatures in this coastal city are generally pleasant year-round, many sources still claim that the best time to vacation here is from February to late April. July and August can be scorching hot, as these are the hottest months of the year.

Nha Trang - a beautiful coastal city famous for its blue beaches

13. Da Lat - the land of thousands of flowers

Da Lat is one of the best cities to visit in Vietnam for its bit of European charm, including similar weather. If Saigon has an endless summer, Da Lat in the mist is known as the "City of Eternal Spring" because the mild weather makes this place unique in the context of a tropical country.

From December to early March, Da Lat flowers bring new vitality to the mountain town. Many flower festivals are held as early as December, so you can schedule your travel around these places to ensure that you get to see the flowers in full bloom.

Da Lat is favored by nature with many favorite beautiful scenes

14. My Son Sanctuary, Quang Nam

My Son Sanctuary used to be the main place of worship for the Hindus of the Champa Kingdom. Compared with other monuments such as Angkor Wat (Cambodia), Champa kings came here to pray. The royal family and their national heroes were interred in My Son. Today, scientists are still trying to uncover many of the mysteries surrounding this area. And how these buildings are built. Including how the bricks are glued together.

Try to visit this sacred site in the mornings from January to August, after the fog in the mountains has cleared. To admire its beauty without suffering the extreme heat or getting caught in the rain. Also, all tours end after 2 p.m. Bring you a better experience.

My Son Sanctuary with unique ancient Champa style architecture

15. Ho Chi Minh City - The city named after Uncle

This vibrant city is full of sunshine year-round. It is Hanoi's younger brother, international and friendly. But it still preserves a series of historical monuments. A trip here can turn into a delightful blur. As there are always many temples, pagodas, markets and buildings to see. Besides, Ho Chi Minh City has many must-try Vietnamese dishes. For example, broken rice, vermicelli with grilled pork...

Traveling to Ho Chi Minh City is most ideal from December to April. Especially if you want to escape the harsh winters of the North. To the endless summer of the South. Since this is the dry season, there is no need to worry about the rain interrupting your trip.

Ho Chi Minh - A large city with many attractive destinations

16. Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh

Just outside Ho Chi Minh City is a stark reminder of the most recent conflict that devastated Vietnam, but it is also a monument to human ingenuity and resilience. This interlaced system of tunnels was effectively used as a base for the resistance fighters against the US.

You should visit the Cu Chi tunnels during the dry season (November to April) and in the morning, as the afternoon can be quite crowded here. It only takes you about 1.5 hours to go through and explore the tunnels.

Cu Chi Tunnels - where history is reminded

17. Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta is a world of water. Where people have learned to go with the flow instead of against it. Boats, houses, and markets crowded the area's waterways. It runs along the mainland in a natural transport network.

The floating market is in season from September to November, so try to travel during this time if you want to experience this unique phenomenon.

Mekong Delta - discover the West of the river with many interesting experiences

18. Con Dao, Ba Ria - Vung Tau

Con Dao is a place of both tragedy and beauty, of life and death. Visitors come here to observe Con Dao Prison. Where many Vietnamese patriots were imprisoned, labored, and executed. But some people also have the opportunity to assist rangers in helping endangered sea turtles give birth and return to the sea.

While a visit to Con Dao is best any time between November and February when it's dry, the amazing experience of seeing sea turtles nest on Bay Canh Island can only be observed from June to September.

Con Dao impresses with rocky beaches and clear blue water

19. Phu Quoc, Kien Giang

Not only famous for its specialty fish sauce (you can visit this delicious production facility and bring the bottle as a gift). Phu Quoc, "Pearl Island," also has clear blue water and gentle waves. And efforts to preserve cultural heritage are commendable, as are efforts to preserve natural diversity. Phu Quoc is the best place to visit in Vietnam.

From October to March, the weather settles down to calm waves, less rain, and a cooler wind.

Phu Quoc is splendid and special, attracting tourists from all over the world

20. Mui Ne, Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan

The white sand of this fishing town is surrounded by coconut groves. A common sight in the area. But what makes Mui Ne stand out are the red and white sand dunes—the only desert in Vietnam. A variety of sea activities are available to visitors to Mui Ne from November to March. Such as swimming, surfing, kitesurfing, and kayaking. It all took place under a sunny sky and strong winds.

Mui Ne possesses attractive tourist destinations for adventurous tourists

Frequently asked questions about the best tourist destination in Vietnam

1. What are the best places to travel in Vietnam with family?

The best places for family vacations include Hanoi, Hoi An, Nha Trang, and Ho Chi Minh City. You should avoid traveling from June to September to these places. Because at that time the weather was quite hot and muggy.

2. What are the best tourist destinations in Vietnam in December?

5 Best Travel Places in Vietnam in December: Ha Giang, Sapa, Hanoi, Mui Ne, and Ha Long Bay

So we have just discovered together the top 20 best tourist destinations in Vietnam. If you are wondering which destination to choose next, on the journey to discover this beautiful country of Vietnam. Try going to one of the places above! Don't forget to choose tours at HoaBinh Tourist to have great experiences in Vietnam.



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