Frau vor Tempel in Hue, Vietnam - Things to do in Vietnam

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. 

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Halong Bay, Vietnam. Unesco World Heritage Site. Most popular place in Vietnam

1Halong Bay

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.


2Water Puppet Show

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.

Halong Bay or Mekong Delta: Pho

3Food Fest

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.

View of Topas Eco Lodge in Sapa Valley, Vietnam

4Visit Sapa

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.

Hue, Vietnam

5Discover Hue

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.



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.

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7Explore Ho Chi Minh City

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.

Cu Chi tunnel, historic famous place in Vietnam war

8Cu Chi Tunnels

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.

Enchanting Travels Vietnam Tours Japanese Bridge in Hoi An. Vietnam, Unesco World Heritage Site

9Visit Hoi An

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.

Phu Quoc in Vietnam

10Phu Quoc Island

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.

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