Vietnam Travel Guide - with Wired Destinations
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Vietnam Sightseeing – with Wired Destinations
Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam and a backpacker’s haven, is a melting pot of East and West, with Chinese and French influence from the past. The city has maintained the beauty of its colonial architecture of the 1970s and 80s, and is in present days turning itself in one of the most popular Southeast Asian travel destinations. An interesting highlight one must not miss is the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to the northwest of the city center. The site houses the body of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam’s most prominent leader, in a clear glass. To visit the place, make sure to get there early as it is open for just a short time in the morning. Cameras or video recorders are not allowed in the building and must be left at the reception hall. After a short taxi ride from Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, visitors can see Van Mieu or the Temple of Literature, which is the country’s first university. The One Pillar Pagoda is another famous spot, with unique ancient architecture and history. Known as the symbol of Vietnam, the pagoda was built to worship Avalokitevara, or Guan Yin to the Chinese and Japanese.
Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam’s economic hub and a great place to explore and appreciate the beauty of the country’s rich history and multicultural heritage. You will never get bored as there is plenty of Vietnam sightseeing to do in and around Ho Chi Minh City. To understand about history and the development of the country, visit the Historical Museum. A huge library of information and weapons used in the Vietnam War can be found at the War Museum. Then check out the famous Notre Dame Cathedral and its beautiful French architecture. See one of the oldest Chinese temples in Vietnam here at Thien Hau Temple or walk along the bustling streets of China Town for an impressive Vietnam sightseeing experience.
Danang houses the magnificent Marble Mountains, with several Buddhist temples and pagodas being built in the caves of the mountains. These sites are spectacular and make a great cliff climbing spot surrounded by numerous sacred images. The Cham Museum features over 300 splendidly sculpted images from the Cham era and is considered a fascinating tourist attraction in central Vietnam.
Hoi An, located not far from the bustle of Danang, is a cultural travel spot. The town still looks exactly the same as it was a century ago, with narrow roads and a perfect blend of Chinese and colonial architecture. It boasts numerous historical attractions, temples, pagodas, museums and ancient venues. Hoi An is also Vietnam’s third UNESCO World Heritage Site that never fails to entertain travelers.
Hue, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers a wide selection of Vietnam sightseeing opportunities. Elegant architectural sites are around town, such as the Citadel, King Minh Man Tomb, King Khai Dinh Tomb and the Thien Mu Pagoda.
Nha Trang is the country’s most famous resort town, with spectacular sceneries and excellent seafood. The sites around Nha Trang can be toured within a daytrip. Visit one of Vietnam’s best aquariums at the Vietnam National Oceanographic Museum, or see the Alexandre Yersin Museum for all the works of the world’s famous scientist, Dr. Yersin. The beaches in Nha Trang are famous for their beautiful views and water sport activities, also home to the Po Nagar Towers of the Cham civilization.
Halong Bay is Vietnam’s natural wonder that has been a major tourist attraction for many years. It affords some of the country’s greatest sceneries, such as limestone islets, rock formations, lagoons, caves, coves, cliffs, powdery sand and a lot more. Some of the main attractions include the Thien Cung Cave, Dau Go Cave and Cat Ba Island. Add Halong Bay on the top of your travel itinerary as this excellent destination is now listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
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