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Top Ten Things to do
in Vietnam

What are the most popular things to do in Vietnam? Our destination experts have compiled a list of their personal favorite highlights, attractions and activities. 

1. Explore the natural wonder of Halong Bay on a traditional cruise. More than 3,000 limestone cliffs tower out of the water and make the bay one of the most magical places in Vietnam.

2. A unique experience in Vietnam awaits! Visit the enchanting water puppetry theater in Hanoi. This ancient art form has existed since the 11th century. The performances are accompanied by a live orchestra, which plays traditional Vietnamese music.

Things to do in Vietnam - Sample Vietnamese Pho in Hanoi
Sample Vietnamese Pho in Hanoi

3. Hanoi is ideal for food lovers! Taste delicious specialties at one of the endless street food stands, dine in exquisite gourmet restaurants, and marvel at the rich selection of local markets.

4. Surrounded by lush green mountains, the dreamy village of Sa Pa offers exciting excursions! Explore the picturesque mountains by bike, visit authentic villages, or enjoy the overwhelming view of the highest mountain in Vietnam.

Things to do in Vietnam

5. The former kingdom of Hue is one of the cultural centers of Vietnam. Along the Perfume River, there are numerous pagodas, tombs and picturesque river streams scattered throughout the city.

6. The colonial village of Dalat enchants with its French charm. The village boasts a pleasant and mild climate all year round – making it ideal for hiking in the surrounding nature.

7. Visit Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, where you can explore the floating Cai Be Market, the War Remnants Museum, and the Notre Dame Basilica, built by French colonial architects.

8. Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels to learn more about one of the darkest chapters in Vietnamese history. The Vietnamese were hidden in this 200 km long tunnel system during the Vietnam War. A moving museum recalls the suffering years.

9. The charming harbor town of Hoi An should not be missed during your Vietnam trip. The city, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, offers a superbly preserved old town, charming alleyways and colorful markets.

10. The tropical island of Phu Quoc Island is an idyllic place if you wish to relax after an exciting Vietnam vacation. Relax on golden sand beaches, or explore the diverse underwater world when diving.

Popular things to do in Vietnam

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Traveler’s often ask us ‘What are the best destinations I should visit in Vietnam?’, ‘What is the best Vietnam travel guide?’ or ‘What can I do in Vietnam?’ From Water Puppet Shows in Hanoi, street food in Saigon, and the Perfume River of Hue to the Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam and Cambodia – the country is brimming with treasures. Experience the best of the fascinating culture and bounteous nature during your Vietnam holidays with us. Follow the link to discover our top ten Vietnam attractions and travel advice from our experts.


How to travel in Southeast Asian countries like Vietnam and Cambodia? What should you consider while planning your Vietnam holidays? What should you pack for your tours in Hanoi’s temples or Sa Pa‘s mountains? What currency is accepted in the country? Find answers to all your questions and travel advice from our destination experts.  


How safe is it to travel Vietnam? Is Vietnam safe to travel for a foreigner from the West? What are things that you should keep in mind while traveling in destinations such as Hoi An, Halong Bay, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City? The country may be becoming increasingly popular with foreign tourists but you would do well to keep in mind that it is still a developing nation. Here is some of the most up-to-date travel advice from our experts to ensure seamless and stress-free Vietnam holidays.


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