Best things to do in Vietnam (Mailovesbeauty)
With the advantage of competitive price, relatively mild climate and plenty of beautiful scenery, Viet Nam has become an ideal destination for those who love backpacking and want to know more about the interference of different cultures through impressive architectures and diverse cuisine there. According to foreign tourists, there are 8 things to do in Vietnam.
1. Visit Ha Long Bay
Boats will take tourists to contemplate around Ha Long Bay as to explore the natural beauty of one of Vietnam tourist places and the world’s natural heritage acknowledged by UNESCO. Lurking in majestic cliffs in Ha Long are beaches and caves waiting visitors to explore.
No words can describe fully the splendid beauty of Ha Long Bay (Instagram/p.hoa.insta)
Tourists here usually take part in activities such as rowing kayak, diving, swimming or relaxing in turquoise water which are definitely fun things to do in Vietnam.
A dreaming corner of Ha Long Bay (Instagram/littlepiggyme83)
Please be noted that when selecting a boat tour, visitors should research thoroughly the quality and the charge for this service.
2. Visit floating market
Visiting floating market is an interesting tourist experience that should not be missed to discover the life of local people in the Mekong Delta region.
A crowed floating market (langvietonline)
The largest and most famous floating market is Cai Rang floating market. This market opens from dawn to noon. Therefore,tourists have to get up early to enjoy this exciting experience.
Visitors can taste various types of fresh and delicious tropical fruit right in the boat (Instagram/bexiu0702)
All visitors need to do is to sit still on the boat and the helmsman shall take us throughother boats on the floating market until we can see something eye-catching and willing to buy.
Products such as vegetables, bulb, fruit, eggs, meat, grocery and so on are displayed and sold on boats at a floating market. Many of those who had a chance to visit float market recommended this as one of the best things to do in Vietnam.
3. Enjoy Pho (Rice noodle soup)
Pho is a specific and traditional dish, which takes the first place in the list of Vietnamese cuisine and is also honored by cuisine specialists all around the world.
Pho is Pho is a specific and traditional dish of Vietnam (Josh Lewis)
You can eat pho at anytime of the day without feeling bored thanks toparticularly delicious taste. Thus, having Pho for breakfast, lunch of dinner is indeed one of the unique things to do in Vietnam.
Delicious pho on Hanoi:
* Bat Dan Pho
49 Bat Dan street, Cua Dong ward, HoanKiem district, Hanoi.
Price: approximately 40,000 VND/ bowl
* Thin Pho
13 Lo Ducstreet, Pham Dinh Ho ward, Hai Ba Trung district, Hanoi.
Price: 50,000 VND/ bowl
4. Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi
The population of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (so called Uncle Ho’s Mausoleum) is one of the places of interest visited by tourists in and outside Vietnam.
Ancient and quiet Hochiminh Mausoleum (Nichanun Ausavapunyavat)
Many foreign tourists want to visit Uncle Ho’s Mausoleum to know more about the leader who is admired by peoples all round the world
5. Watch water puppet show
Water puppetry is a form of culture and unique entertainment of the Vietnamese which is suitable for both the elderly and young children.
Water puppet is a traditional art of Vietnamese people (thanglongwaterpuppet)
In Hanoi, Thang Long water puppet theatre is the most famous where each show lasts for about 1 hour. Here, tourists can hear the puppets “dancing” on the water surface and telling stories about Vietnam stories on the stage which is a large lake.
With vivid appearance and catchy tunes, puppet show is recommended to tourists as one of things to do with family.
6. Discover Cu Chi tunnel
During the war, the Vietnamese createdan “underworld” including narrow spaceslocated deep undergroundwith functions such as: infirmaries, accommodations, delivery rooms, kitchens, storages, offices…, making an effective defense system.
Mysterious Cu Chi tunnels (Instagram/Dubend33)
Cu Chi tunnel is more than 250km long, built during 1946 – 1948 with manyinterwoven tunnels underground. Going along Cu Chi tunnel gives tourists an opportunity to enjoy the unusual feature of the construction as well as know more about Vietnam’s war, which is definitely an usual thing to do in Vietnam.
Visitors would like to explore and go through many secret tunnels (Instagram/Enjoy.the.way)
7. Relax in Hoi An
Hoi An – another UNESCO heritage of Vietnam – is located on the bank of Thu Bon river.
A special feature of Hoi An ancient town is that there is no siren, no cars and no motorbikes, maybe just a few bikes and pedicabs crossing back and forth on the road. For this reason, the atmosphere here is veryquiet, peaceful and clean.
Hoi An ancient town looks like an oil-paint picture (Instagram/d44m)
Hoi An has small antique and charming alleys, which are suitable for tourists to wander and explore. Besides, you can sit on the boat, travel along Thu Bon river and see ancient city and local inhabitants in a stranger view.
It is worth joining festival of releasing flower garlands and colorful lanterns in the river (Quynh Nguyen)
In the evening of 14th lunar calendar each month, Hoi An will not use electric light, only fanciful lanterns, giving tourists a feeling like going back in time to the previous centuries. Tourists can drop flower-shaped lanterns on the riverand watch the water shimmering with hundreds of lanterns drifting.
Moreover, Hoi An is also a paradise for culinary devotees, where visiors have a chance to test their skills at Vietnamese cooking school.
8. Conquer Fansipan (Lao Cai)– the highest mountain in Vietnam
Fansipanis the highest mountain in Vietnam with the height of 3.143m and calledas “the roof of Indochina”.
General view of majestic Fansipan (Instagram/michievousku)
ConqueringFansipanpeak is the dream of many people who loves adventures and regarded as one of the most exciting things to do in Vietnam.
9. Slide on Mui Nesand hill (PhanThiet, BinhThuan Province)
Someone compares skateboarding scene on Mui Ne sand hill as skiing at Europe!
Flying sand hill is the most beautiful area in Mui Ne, which has existed for hundreds of years and been named as the most mysterious beauty of Vietnam.
Let’s go skateboarding and enjoy interesting moments here (Instagram/lingngngc)
Millions of tourists visit Mui Neto experience sand bankwith constantly changeable shape due to strong wind, leading to 18 different colors.
Visitors should try to participate in several unusual things to do in Vietnam, in particular Mui Ne, by renting skis to slide down from the high and enjoy the thrills.
Rental cost: 10,000 VND – 40,000 VND/ game