Hidden Places in Vietnam

By: Wolfgang Jaegel

Vietnam also consists of a large number of archipelagic islands and a huge continental shelf. In fact, Vietnam has such a great number of attractions that it takes a month or two to explore them all. 

Best of Vietnam; Hidden Places in Vietnam

Occupying an area of about 1,25,000 square miles, the country is about the size of New Mexico in the US or Italy. It takes about 32hrs to travel from Hanoi City & Ho Chi Minh City by Car (1,616km). 

Geographically, Vietnam consists of three sections:
central, north, and south.

  • Central Vietnam
    Home to some of the best beaches and lagoons in the nation. The ancient imperial city of Hue is also situated in this region.
  • Northern region
    Hanoi City is located here. Much famed for its alpine peaks and the fertile deltas and plains. Most prominent among the attractions found in this region are the historic city of Hanoi, the plains of Vinh Yen and Cao Bang, and the charming Halong Bay.
  • Southern region
    Ho Ci Minh is located here. Prominent attractions in south are;
    • Dalat, considered the jewel of the southern highlands region 
    • Muine is an enchanting beach destination
    • The famous Mekong River
    • Mekong Delta is renowned for its floating market
    • Vung Tau is much famed for its temples and pagodas
    • Phu Quoc Island is regarded as a paradise on earth

Best of Vietnam
Hidden Places in Vietnam. Although it is impossible to explore all of the attractions. You should not miss to see these hidden and best of Vietnam attractions;

  • Hanoi
    Located in the Red Delta River, in the center of northern Vietnam, Hanoi is a destination teeming with lush green areas, beautiful boulevards, ancient shrines, dozens of dazzling lakes, and splendid French edifices. It's hidden attractions are the Old Quarter, the Presidential Palace, Hanoi Opera House, Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, and Yen Thai glossy silk village. However, the greatest of Hanoi's attractions is undoubtedly its more than 500 pagodas and temples such as One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, Hai Ba Trung Temple, and Tran Quoc Pagoda. 

  • Ha Long Bay
    This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With about 3000 islands, Ha Long Bay is truly a place to visit in Vietnam. Each of the islands consists of a number of beautiful beaches as well as grottoes. 
  • Hai An
    Hai An is another popular destination in the nation, which is much popular for its picturesque streets and beautiful beaches. 
  • Hue
    Located about 600 kilometers south of Hanoi, Hue served as the capital of Vietnam during the reign of the Nguyen Dynasty in the beginning of the 19th century. Included in its highlights are Perfume River Bridge, the Capital Citadel, the Royal Palace, the Nine Dynastic Urns, Dynastic Temple, Buddhist Pagodas, Heavenly Lady Pagoda, and much more. 
  • Nha Trang
    For beach bums, visiting Nha Trang would be a great experience. It is in the southern region of Vietnam and is about 450 kilometers northeast of Ho Chi Minh. 
  • Ho Chi Minh City
    This destination is regarded as the heart and soul of the country. With an array of street markets, boutiques, and pavement cafes, Ho Chi Minh is the largest city as well as the economic capital of Vietnam. Some of its significant attractions are Reunification Palace, the Museum of Ho Chi Minh City, the War Remnants Museum, Giac Lam Pagoda, and Ben Thanh Market. 

So visit this incredible destination and explore the hidden places in Vietnam.

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