Vietnam Tourism, Tourist Attractions
Vietnam Tourism contributes significantly to Vietnamese economy and thousands of visitors from all around the world visit this country every year.
Vietnam Tourism – Top 10
Below are the major tourist attractions and reasons why people visit the country.
1. Halong Bay
Halong Bay is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country of Vietnam. Located in the city of Halong, the bay is best known for its limestone karsts and pockets of scattered isles of interesting shapes and sizes. The bay consists of close to 2,000 similar formations and also has other interesting natural attractions such as steep slopes, mountains and beaches.
Vinpearl enjoys the distinction of being a popular resort island which includes an amusement park, a water park and a stunning five-star hotel. This island, which has also served as a prison in the past, is best known for various water based activities such as ferry rides, powerboat rides etc. In fact, the cable car operating over water is the largest one in the world.
3. Hoan Kiem Lake
Hoan Kiem Lake enjoys a central location in the city of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. Meaning “Lake of the returned/restored sword”, the lake is the major attraction in the city due to its rich history, stunning panoramic view and central location in Vietnam’s capital.
4. Suoi Tien Amusement Park
Located in the District 9 of the city of Hồ Chí Minh, the Suoi Tien Amusement Park has everything from entertainment areas to other historic attractions reflecting Vietnam’s rich past. The dinosaur garden and artificial seawater pool at the park serve as major attractions here.
5. Mui Ne
For people looking for a Hawaii in the hearts of distant Vietnam, Mui Ne is the place to go. This region is best known for its cool, coconut tree shaded roads, cliffs with waves dashing against them as well as beautiful beaches. It is also a famous spot for fishing as well as wind and kite surfing.
6. Nguyen Dynasty Tombs
When it comes to history, there is no shortage of it in Vietnam and the Tombs of the Nguyen Dynasty are testimony to this fact. They include the tombs of Dong Kanh, Thielu Tri, Tu Doc and Ming Mang, something you cannot afford to miss if in the area. These are indeed the best specimens of Vietnamese architecture in the country.
7. Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
The Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is globally renowned for its grottos and caves. In fact, with as many as 300 grottos and caves, the park has also been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Caves such as Tien Son, Phong Nina etc., many of which are 400 million years old, offer visitors a vibrant splash of colors displaying nature in all its glory.
8. Mekong River Delta
Spreading across 15,000 square miles of south-western Vietnam, the Mekong river delta is known to be the breeding ground for over 10,000 new species which were undiscovered before unexplored parts of this delta came to light. River and canal travel rather than road travel is preferred in this area.
9. Cu Chi Tunnels
Located in the district of Chu Chi, Vietnam, the Cu Chi tunnels are nothing but an intricate network of tunnels located in the district. In fact, these tunnels are just a part of a larger tunnel network spread across the entire country. These tunnels were also used by the Viet Cong during the battle situations.