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10 Places to Visit While in Vietnam
Vietnam is an amazing country to visit and there is
certainly no shortage of places to go and things to see. Below is a list
of ten places you should be sure to visit while in Vietnam.
1. Located in Le Loi, the Ben Thanh Market is a true
feast for the senses. There is stall after stall of local delicacies,
clothing, jewelry, handbags, and other goodies. The Market is also a great
place to meet up with friends, practice one’s skills of negotiation, make
new acquaintances, or just sit back and watch the hustle and bustle
happened all around.
2. After nearly 950 years, the Temple of Literature has
been one of the most important sites of Vietnamese history and culture.
Visitors to the Temple of Literature will be able to stroll through open
pavilions and courtyards, two places students in ancient times sat to
study. While a couple of the courtyards have been converted into lush
gardens, one courtyard has a huge pond which is known as The Well of
Heavenly Clarity. This courtyard also features large stelae with the names
of those who were successful in the royal examinations held from 1142 A.D.
to 1778 A.D.
3. The Cu Chi Tunnels are a legendary system of
underground tunnels used in the 1960s to help the Viet Cong maintain
control of a huge area a short distance from Ho Chi Minh City. The
remaining tunnels have been maintained so that visitors can crawl through
them and get a real feel of what it was like during the Vietnam War.
4. The Water Puppet Show at the Thang Long Water Puppet
Theater of Hanoi is absolutely not to be missed. Patrons are able to
experience a very traditional art form that is unique to Hanoi and
northern area of Vietnam.
5. Dalat is a very interesting village that is
completely different from any other part of Vietnam. Dalat looks like a
blend between Vietnam and, surprisingly enough, the French Alps. Dubbed
“Le Petit Paris”, Dalat has a gorgeous countryside landscape, ski lifts,
and even an Eiffel Tower replica.
6. My Son is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has
remnants from the Cham civilization, including parts of the religious
center. While the fact that the Vietnam War of the 1960s wreaked a lot of
damage on My Son cannot be hidden, it is certainly still a wonderful place
to visit during
7. The War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City is a real
insight into the tragedies that took place during the war between Vietnam
and the United States of America. The Museum focuses on the atrocities
that were committed in the 1960s and also showcases various airplanes and
helicopters used at the time. While the Museum is very graphic, it is
worth a visit for those who are interested in learning more about the War
from a different perspective.
8. Apocalypse Now in Saigon is a very famous nightclub
that has two floors on which clubbers can dance to different genres of
music. There is also outdoor seating and a pool table for those who want a
little break from dancing.
9. Halong Bay is one of the most beautiful places in
Vietnam and Vietnam holidays without a boat ride around the bay are
incomplete. There are gorgeous formations of limestone, coves that can be
explored at night, and lots of tiny islets. Activities like kayaking are
also available for those who want more privacy than a guided tour can
10. The National Preserve of Cuc Phuong is among the last of the primeval tropical reserves in the whole world. Visitors will be able to see rare species of animals like flying lizards, thousands of species of flora, as well as grottoes and caves. This 61,000 acre preserve is just 120 kilometers from Hanoi.