Best Things to do in Vietnam

If you are planning a trip to vietnam. So this is the right place where you come. Over the years working as a tourist guide for many tourism companies such as Ke Adventure, SNP Travel, Asiatica… I have gone to many places in Vietnam and all of these places brought a strong impression for tourists. Therefore, I listed some best places to visit where are very popular for many people, besides I add some new famous places where you can see the secret beauty such as: Pu Luong Nature Reserve. We hope that you can design a perfect itinerary base on your time and below are some places you need to visit in Vietnam:

Best festival Vietnam Light a lantern in Hoi An

If you are at Hoi An, then you must enjoy here Light Lantern festivals. This is happening in Vietnamese New Year festivals. This celebration lasts 7 days in a year.  From Hoi a Bridge to the Hoai River Square adorned with thousands of colorful lanterns.

Mostly 50 workshops take part in the event. Every workshop tries to create the prettiest lantern. The design of the lantern unique and colors are bright. The Festival mainly starts in the old town. Festival starts in between the Japanese Covered Bridge and the Cau An Hoi Bridge. During this time if you visit, you will find this place chaotic, crowded, and festive. Here, you will find people singing and dancing and all of them have a festive mode.

The most breath-taking sight is thousands of lanterns floating on the river; hire a sampan boat to get a closer look.  For a small sum, you can buy a lantern and set it afloat too.  If you miss this festival, then you don’t need to worry. Every full moon, they celebrate smaller lantern festival. In 2020, their new year 2th Jan, in 2021, they celebrate on 12th February, and in 2022, they celebrate on 1st February.

Old Bridge InHoi An Ancient Town in vietnam

Old Bridge InHoi An Ancient Town

Must visit Halong Bay and its stunning

This place is really stunning and the best for photography. With 1,600 limestone towers rising from its turquoise waters, Halong Bay is rightly considered one of Vietnam’s most beautiful spots. As a result, it’s on every visitor’s list – and hundreds of boats offer cruise trips every day. It has a huge bay but it is almost crowded every time.

Just a few miles away, you will also find Bai Tu Long Bay. It also offers you an awesome view here, you will discover many uncrowded caves and beautiful small beaches and you will also able to get delicious food.  Boat trips to Bai Tu Long Bay leave from the crowded dock at Halong City, just like the ones to Halong Bay. But you’ll head off in the opposite direction, to where the islands are a little less tall and a little more spread out – but, according to locals, are just like what those in Halong Bay used to be like. We highly recommend reading about Things to do in Halong bay 

Beautiful limestone Island Of Ha long Bay

Beautiful limestone Island Of Ha long Bay

Visiting the biggest highland market in Vietnam

This market held only in the center of Bac Ha town once per week on Sunday and it is 110km from Sa Pa. This is a trading place between many minorities ethnic in Bac Ha such as: H’MongHoa, Tay, Nung… The local people have to get up very early in the morning to go to the market on time from 7 a.m to 1-2 p.m. Here you can see many ethnic dresses which are handmade from local brocade. The people bring many goods and specialty local products for trading such as: corn wine, honey, medicine tree… Special, you will see a distinct area for a trading animal-like buffalo, cow, horse, dog…

This market is not only trading place for local people but also a dating place of many couples before get married. The traditional beauty, busy scenery, peaceful of the fair will give you many interest experiences. Beside, you can take 2 or 3 days trekking tour to remote mountainous areas of Bac Ha highland, visit Hoang A Tuongedifice, the original architecture construction was built from 1914 in French domination.

After many times came here, I note that you should come here earlier than the market open to get full experiences, you can come here on Friday or Saturday.


They also sell Buffaloes at the market of Vietnam

They also sell Buffaloes at the market

Sail past the Tam Coc rice fields

The village of Tam Cốc-Bích Động (often referred to simply as ‘Tam Coc’) falls under this complex, and its famous rice paddies enjoy the same UNESCO-listed status. Undoubtedly, the best way to experience them to take a slow, languorous boat ride along the Ngo Dong River, admiring the otherworldly view as you go.

However you get there, you’ll want to spend at least a day here, if not longer, advises Wanderlust’s, Jackie Scully. “Head to Hang Múa while you’re in the Ninh Binh province and you’ll be rewarded for climbing the 486 stone steps with an amazing viewpoint. Go early to avoid the heat.”

In 2014, the Tràng An Scenic Landscape Complex in northern Vietnam’s Ninh Binh province was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. No wonder to anyone who has seen it with their own eyes: dramatic limestone karsts and sweeping, deep green valleys, often with boats floating along the Red River Delta.

Getting to Tam Coc is easier than ever. Admittedly, the area has become more popular with visitors in recent years – for good reason. Buses and trains from Hanoi to Ninh Binh take about three hours, while organized day tours and two-day trips are available if you’d prefer to take the pressure off planning your excursion.

Rowing Boat tour In Tam coc Ninh Binh in Vietnam

Rowing Boat tour In Tam Coc Ninh Binh

Next things to do in Vietnam Enjoy at Ban Gioc Waterfall

Here, you’ll be taking in one of South-East Asia’s most breathtaking natural sights. Its sheer size (70m tall, and 208m wide) is marvel-worthy in itself, but the way the falls cascade down its rocky, limestone face is most eyecatching. If you’re up for a climb, it is possible to trek up to the ‘falls high points, as long as you’re equipped with the appropriate walking gear.

Ban Gioc is the name of not one, but two colliding waterfalls along the Quay Son River – an iconic way to mark the Vietnam-China border, in the Trung Khanh District, Cao Bang on Vietnam’s side, and Daxin County, Guangxi on China’s.

Once you’ve soaked up the immense views, there’s plenty to see and do in the Cao Bang region, which sits high up in the mountainous north-east of the country. Caves to explore, local homestays to experience, and more majestic waterfalls beckon.

Marvel at Ban Gioc Waterfall

Marvel at Ban Gioc Waterfall

Explore tropical destination and  surrounding islets Of Phu Quoc 

Once you’re all walked out, ride in the incredibly long cable car to Hon Thom Nature Park, or sit back and relax on the pristine white sands of Sao Beach, Ong Lang or remote Khem Beach. Surrounded by palm trees and forest, you’ll feel like you’re sitting on the edge of paradise.


There’s no shortage of things to see and do on Phu Quoc. Wildlife lovers can head to Vinpearl Safari Care and Conservation Park, to meet, elephants, white Bengal tigers, macaques, and silver langurs, among others. Head out into nature, with a hike through the dense forests of Phu Quoc National Park, and admiring the gentle trickle of Suoi Tranh Waterfall.

Off the coast of Cambodia lies the idyllic Vietnamese island of Phu Quoc: a haven for travelers hoping to get away from the hustle and bustle of Vietnam’s cities.

visit this secret paradise island

visit this secret paradise island


Live with the locals in Pu Luong Best thing to do in Vietnam Travel

To get a small sense of everyday life in this part of the country, stay with a local, Black Thai family in a homestay. Your best bet is one of two villages: Don or Hieu. Whichever you choose, you’ll be waking up to the site of rice paddies and the unbelievably-green Vietnamese countryside each morning. We highly recommend choosing your homestay near Hieu, for its idyllic scenery. You can also read about 5 Best Places To Visit Pu Luong

Once you’re settled, it’s time to appreciate the Black Tai community’s way of life. Cycle through Pu Luong on a rented bike, or pop to the markets to purchase exquisitely-bright, locally-woven textiles. If you can take your eyes off your village’s natural wonders, a day trip to the glistening, under-appreciated Hoa Binh Lake makes for an excellent trek.

Go beyond the tourist trail to the rural north-western province of Thanh Hoa. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the Pu Luong Nature Reserve Valley, enclosed in mountains and skirted by rice fields. A ‘hidden gem’, if we ever saw one.

Enjoy the dinner at Homestay With Local family

Enjoy the dinner at Homestay With Local family

Cycling around Hue is also the Best thing to do in Vietnam

This place you can travel with cycle. Halfway between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Hue marked the divide between the north and the south during the Vietnam War. It was Vietnam’s version of the Colosseum, a place where elephants and tigers would fight to honor the strength of the monarchy. Next, head to Tu Duc Tomb before reaching Vong Canh Hill – the best spot for panoramic views of the Perfume River. Set upon the pretty Perfume River. It has always played an important part in Vietnamese history and is dotted with important historical.

Upon reaching the walled fortress of the Imperial Citadel, you have two choices: take a leisurely cycle through the UNESCO World Heritage Site and Vietnam’s version of the Forbidden City, or enjoy a relaxing drink next to the Perfume River. You find any number of cyclo drivers nearby to do all the effort for you.

The bicycle that makes it easy weave in and out of every corner of Hue City

The bicycle that makes it easy to weave in and out of every corner of Hue City

Search for best Vietnam pho in Hanoi

Hanoi has increased status as the pho capital of Vietnam. Every restaurant here boasts a secret recipe. Take your time searching for the best – that’s part of the fun! But if you poverty our advice? Head to Lo Duc in the French Quarter and sit yourself down at Pho Thin. 

Pho is a Vietnamese staple – a quick, tasty meal made from four simple ingredients: boiled beef, clear stock, and herbs or green onions, rice noodles. In Vietnam, you’ll find it served on street corners and in upscale restaurants, as well as in every family home.

This unassuming pho house, with wooden benches and laminated tables, does things a little otherwise – such as stir-frying the beef in garlic before adding it to the soup. Local foodies insist it offers the pho an unusual smokiness, one you won’t found in other restaurants. Pho Thin is always packed.  You have to wait little for this. The more you will wait, you will understand the value. If you link to go in Hanoi you can also know some more Best Things To Do In Hanoi. Hope you like this information you can also read about some more amazing Places to Visit in Vietnam where you need to go and enjoy your tour. 

Enjoy The Noodle Soup At Bat Dan Street

Enjoy The Noodle Soup At Bat Dan Street

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