Despite being a small country in Southeast Asia, Vietnam was among top 20 of the most beautiful countries in the world, and also attracts a lot of international visitors to arrive and explore. The country can be regarded as an ideal tourist destination in Asia in 2017.
Now, let’s look at the best of Vietnam!
1. THE MOST WONDERFUL NATURAL CAVE IN THE WORLD – SON DOONG CAVE
Son Doong cave, one of new Vietnam destinations, is seen as the world's most wonderful cave with dreamland landscapes by worldwide famous National Geographic photos and videos.
Son Doong cave - The world's most wonderful cave (Patrick Murray)
Especially in the film "Pan and the Neverland" by Hollywood, Son Doong cave is appeared in the scene in which Pan goes to the fairyland.
It's also the longest cave in the world (Matthias Hauser)
From the giant cave brink, each stream of light makes the scene more spectacular and impressive. Son Doong cave is located in the national park of Phong Nha - Ke Bang. The cave holds the world record for the longest cave with the width of the widest area that can contain 2 Boeing 747.
2. TOP 16 OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FISHING VILLAGES IN THE WORLD – CUA VAN FISHING VILLAGE
It can be said that the best things of Vietnam are about nature. Cua Van fishing village, also known as Van Gia, was listed by the tourist site Price Journeyetc as one of 16 most beautiful ancient villages in the world thanks to its beauty and romantic side of the mysterious high mountains.
The beauty and romantic side of the mysterious high mountains in the village (mytour)
The most exciting experience when tourists travel to this beautiful fishing village is that they can sail to visit the village in the beautiful water scene in Halong Bay. In addition, tourists can participate in the experience of fishing, trawling with local fishermen.
3. TOP 10 OF BEST CUISINE CITIES IN ASIA- HANOI
The travel website Skyscanner has listed 5 famous cities for their best cuisines in Asia, namely Hanoi, Bangkok, Taipei, Fukuoka, Penang, in which Hanoi was ranked first.
Grilled pork with vermicelli and fresh greens (mytour)
With the famous Pho, Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam deserve the top of this list. In addition, items such as fried noodles, crab rolls, green rice, sweetened porridge, and shrimp paste vermicelli, etc are also delicious, contributing to the "world" of delicious cuisine at the Old Quarter of Hanoi, making cuisine one of the top things in Vietnam.
Fermented shrimp paste with fried tofu and rice vermicelli (mytour)
4. TOP 10 OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BAYS IN THE WORLD – HA LONG BAY
Halong Bay was extremely famous in 2011 when it was officially shortlisted in the seven new natural wonders of the world by the New7Wonders organization. Son Doong cave, Trang An, Ha Long Bay are the best of Vietnam that have appeared in Hollywood blockbuster film of "Pan and Neverland lands" with the name of fairyland.
Ha Long Bay - The seven new natural wonders of the world (Rožan Denis)
The beauty of Ha Long Bay makes it the land of dreams to many people love traveling and exploring.
The land of dreams (Jerry Huynh-tot)
5. TOP 20 OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD
With its famous best-of-Vietnam scenes of Ha Long Bay, Trang An, the ancient town of Hoi An, Lang Co Bay, Cua Dai Beach, Phu Yen plate cliffs, terraced fields in Mu Cang Chai, and many other attractive tourist destinations, Vietnam was voted by Rough Guides readers as one of 20 most beautiful countries in the world.
Vietnam was voted as one of 20 most beautiful countries in the world (Le Quang)
6. TOP 10 OF MOST FAVOURITE DESTINATIONS IN THE ASIA – HOI AN
The famous American magazine of Conde Nast Traveler conducts an annual survey which is considered the most prestigious survey in the global tourism industry.
Hoi An is a favorite city in the Asia (Réhahn)
In 2013, in a survey on the most popular destinations in Asia, the Hoi An of Vietnam listed up in the second position only behind Japanese Kyoto.
This city is so romantic, charming and attractive (Réhahn)
The ancient best-of-Vietnam town of Hoi An is located in Quang Nam province, near the tourist city of Da Nang. With ancient architecture on every street, traditional beauty and cultural beauty of local people here, Hoi An is romantic, charming and attractive.
7. AMONG THE MOST DIVERSE STREET CUISINES – SAI GON
Food is among best things about Vietnam. Saigon street cuisine always attracts international tourists with unique and delicious dishes; therefore, Saigon street cuisine is considered the most diverse in the world. Especially, Saigon Banh Mi (Bread) has been a "storm" in the culinary tourism forum.
Saigon sandwich (Mark Wiens)
If Sai Gon Bread is suitable for breakfast, vehicle with hu tiu noodle will serve as dinner. The hu tiu with tasty soup and aroma perfumes of bones, beef, dumplings, etc. creates a bowl of rice noodles with a really deicious taste.
Sweetened porridge is diverse (Michael Gollotti)
Besides, the familiar dishes such as mixed pancake, baked pancaked, crab soup, sweetened porridge, mango salad, grilled cuttle, etc make Sai Gon a diverse world of street food. Saigon with delicious cappuccino in each street is so glamorous international visitors.
8. AMONG THE MOST ATTRACTIVE NEW DESTINATION IN THE WORLD – DA NANG
The tourism website TripAdvisor in 2014 published a list of 10 new tourist attractive sites on the planet in which Danang of Vietnam was headed. The city also received a lot of love, positive feedback and the most votes from tourists.
Da Nang was among 10 new tourist attractive sites on the planet (Panagiotis Papadopou)
Besides, CNN reported that this beautiful coastal city – best of Vietnam is famous for its ancient temples and shrines, beautiful and peaceful beaches, clean environment and attractive resort on Ba Na Hills.
A splendid city (TBone Le)
Ba Na Hills (Tran Manh)
9. TOP 25 OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE ETHNOLOGY MUSEUMS IN ASIA – MUSEUM OF ETHNOLOGY
Also in 2014 on Advisor website, Vietnam’s museum of ethnology was ranked 4th among the top 25 of most fascinating museums in Asia. Since its construction, the museum has meet strict standards based on international standards of quality.
Vietnam’s museum of ethnology was ranked 4th most fascinating museums in Asia (Tu Uyen)
By truly reconstituting culture, tradition, especially the unique traditional house, the museum reminds tourists of the cultural beauty of Vietnam. The best-of-Vietnam characteristics of the 54 ethnic groups on Vietnamese soil make the rich and diverse source of information for the museum.
The museum reminds tourists of the cultural beauty of Vietnam (Tu Uyen)
10. TOP 10 OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SCENES IN THE WORLD – TERRACED FIELDS
There are so many mysteries in the world. The natural landscape of colorful and strange shapes seen as best of Vietnam will definitely attract people from the first sight.
Terraced fields in Vietnam have entered the top 10 world's landmark (Thanh Hoang Cong)
Terraced fields in Vietnam have entered the top 10 world's landmark, voted by the Telegraph. Ranked 6th, Vietnam terraces with the charming and beautiful "curve" in the Northern mountains have attracted many international visitors.