Vietnam Oasis Top Ten Sites in Vietnam
Vietnam is full of great places. Here is our short list of highlights, not to be missed.
In the North
• 1 • Hanoi Old Quarter
The old quarter of Hanoi is full of charming old shops and wonderful colonial architecture.
Walking tour maps are available at just about every hotel.
• 2 • Tribal Sapa
The hill station of Sapa is home to treks to tribal villages, and the countryside is breathtaking.
• 3 • Halong Bay
Halong Bay, with its Karst formations, is one of the most beautiful waterways in the world.
You can sleep on your tour boat overnight for a marvelous sunrise among them.
In Central Vietnam
• 4 • Hoi An
Hoi An is considered by many to be Vietnam's most beautiful town, with colorful shops and colonial buildings.
• 5 • Champa Ruins
Don't miss the Champa ruins at My Son, for a taste of ancient Vietnam.
• 6 • Nguyen Dynasty Tombs
The Nguyen dynasty tombs along the Perfume River at Hué are witness to the majesty of Royal Vietnam.
In the South
• 7 • Pagodas and Museums
Saigon's pagodas in the Cholon district are exceptional.
And the War Remnants Museum is de rigueur for anyone wishing to get an overview of the Ameri-Viet war.
• 8 • A Beautiful Beach
The coastline from Mui Ne to Nha Trang hosts several wonderful beaches, and the one in the city of Nha Trang is the best urban beach we've seen anywhere in the world.
• 9 • Delightful Dalat
The highlands city of Dalat is practically an architectural museum, with a refreshingly moderate climate.
• 10 • The Magical Mekong Delta
Tour the fascinating Mekong Delta by boat, with its mangroves, orchards, floating markets, and water culture.