Vietnam’s Attractions You Shouldn’t Miss

the mekong river vietnamMost tourists in Vietnam are attracted by the astonishing natural beauty of this country: from the Mekong Delta in the south to the green fields of rice in the north. But, with its ancient traditions and long history, Vietnam has much more to offer. If you’re interested in visiting this lovely country, there is a wide variety of wonderful Vietnam tour packages to choose from and here are 4 top tourist attractions you simply shouldn’t miss!

1 – Nha Trang – Even though Phu Quoc and Mui Ne are very famous beach destination, Nha Trang is special because it has a lively, urban character. With more than 300,000 inhabitants and second most beautiful bays in Vietnam, Nha Trang is a seaside resort town many tourists simply fall in love with. Are you looking for ocean water with mild temperatures and beaches with clean sand? Nha Trang is exactly where you should head to. Also, this town is Vietnam’s scuba diving center.

2- The Mekong Delta – The area that produces approximately half of the country’s agricultural output is the region where the Mekong River empties into the ocean. Here, the villages are more accessible by river than by road and, in general, life goes around the river.

3 – The Cu Chi Tunnels – Located approximately 40 km northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, an immense network of underground tunnels was used by Viet Cong guerillas during the Vietnam War as hiding spots. In 1968, the Cu Chi Tunnels were the base of operations for the Tet Offensive. Nowadays, this is the popular tourist attraction which invites visitors to crawl around in the safe parts of the tunnel network.

4 – Sa Pa Terraces – Not very far from the Chinese border, in the northwest part of Vietnam, between Fansipian Mountain and Sa Pa town, in the Muong Hoa valley, there can be found astonishing rice terraces on a backdrop of rather thick bamboo woodlands. On these Sa Pa terraces, the Hmong, Dao, Giay and Tay, local mountain people, grow rice and corn, along with some vegetables.