Quick fact: did you know that the Vietnamese language has six different tones in North Vietnam? Which means that one same word with different tones can have six different meanings!

 

So, thinking about traveling to Vietnam? There are so many places to see that you will not even know where to start! Here we´ve made a list of the top 5 places that you definitely HAVE to see on your first visit to Vietnam. Hope you enjoy!

 

1- Hoi An

 

Known as Vietnam’s most delightful town. It is known as “Tailor Town”, just for a few dollars you can custom-make party dresses and suits.

By the dock, in direction to the Market, you can find one of the best restaurants to eat in, Café des amis. Be sure to get one of the two tables upstairs on the balcony overlooking the dock and its palm trees. You can not leave without first taking a walk through its many pedestrian streets, which are full of antique shops.

 

2- The Valley of Sapa

 

If you’re looking for peace and harmony, The Valley of Sapa is the place for you.

Sapa is a little town located 1600 meters above sea level. It is an ideal escape from the city. Trekking is one of the best ways to take in the natural sceneries of Sapa.

 

3-  Hanoi

 

Is the capital City of Vietnam. It is known as an organized chaos. Sidewalks full of food carts, hundred of thousands of motorcycles in the streets, with up to 3 or 4 people at once, no stop signs! A real non-stop city experience.

The Hang Da Market is one of the main attractions when visiting Hanoi,  it is the place to go for imported wine, flowers, second-hand clothes and fabrics. It is home of the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre, puppets that dance  on water, an amazing and unique tradition that dates back as far as the 11th century.

 

4- Ho Chi Minh

 

Ho Chi Minh, former Saigon, is a very “lively” city, full of people in the streets.

It has many European style monuments from the  period that the French took over (1859), for which the city earned the name of “Paris of the Orient”. Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the most popular tourist spots in the city. It is located downtown and was constructed between 1863 and 1880 by the French colonists.

 

5- Mui Ne

 

Is a coastal town in Bình Thu?n, Province of the Southeast region of Vietnam. It is full of natural wonders, among them two sand dunes: the Red Sand Dunes and the White Sand Dunes.

One of the main attractions is to sled down the dunes, a MUST! Sunrise is one of the best times of the day to explore the dunes. It is also very common to see Vietnamese couples taking wedding photos in a full wedding gown and tuxedo.

 

Thank you for reading with us. Have a safe trip!