Ha Long Bay:
Ha Long Bay, situated in North Vietnam is a top tourist attraction place. It is a natural wonder that features with innumerable islands topped with dense jungle vegetation which forms spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. It was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994. To reach at Halong Bay from Halong City having distance of nearly 170 km, a drive by car, mini bus or bus will do, and if you are good at your budget, an hour-long helicopter trip can also be a good idea.
Imperial Citadel of Thang Long:
Imperial Citadel of Thang Long situated in Hanoi, have an interesting archeological area. Many artifacts and items from 6th century to 20th century were found during excavations held from 2002 to 2004. Main tourist attraction here is old palaces, ancient roads, relics of various items, wells and ponds. A display room featuring interesting excavated items has been set-up for tourists as well as visitors.
Hoi An Ancient Town:
Hoi An is basically a living museum and quite unique mixture of East and West cultural tradition of Hoi An old-town architecture. This includes Japanese-designed Bridge, Chinese temples, French colonial houses, wooden shop- houses, Pagodas and old canals. Hoi An ancient town has been declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in December 1999. As a tourist place its main attraction is at Hoi An Riverside during night as the area is lit by old-fashioned lanterns, making an attractive and beautiful spot. Hoi An is covered-up with lovely beaches for beautiful sceneries of sea, sun and sand.
Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum:
People of Vietnam have preserved the body of their most popular leader- Ho Chi Minh, known as ‘Uncle Ho’, in a glass case at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. As a part of unique history this place is a great tourist attraction for tourists.
Cu Chi Tunnels:
Cu Chi Tunnels are historical place that were used by Viet Cong guerrillas as a hiding spot in 1968. Now it has been transformed into a huge war museum and allows visitors to sneak peak at the underground life of the soldiers. This has been turned into a great tourist attraction spot as the visitors are allowed to enter the tunnel and make them to experience life of soldiers as thy lived after making them watch a short movie.
Author’s Bio: Merlin Devid, an expert guide from Southeast Asia tourist listed out his favorite tourist destination that he prefers to visit. Various tour packages in Vietnam of different range include some of these places as they are most favorite destinations for tourists.