The Best Things to Do in Vietnam
Vietnam is a beautiful country of South East Asia which combines history with nature. It is located on South China Sea. It is best known for its beaches, pagodas and bustling cities. The capital of Vietnam is known as Hanoi. The National ideal communist leader Ho Chi Minh belongs to Hanoi Thus, the city pays homage to the great leader with a huge marble mausoleum. The currency of Vietnam is known as Vietnamese dong.
Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam is the most bustling city which was formerly known as Saigon. The city is placed in Southern Vietnam which is famous for its pivotal role which it played during the Vietnam War. It is also popular for its French Colonial Architecture, including Notre-Dame Basilica which is made entirely of articles imported from France and the neoclassical Saigon Central Post Office. Food stalls bordering the edges of the city’s streets are the most common tourist as well as local attraction especially the streets around the bustling Ben Thanh Market.
Destinations and Things to do in Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City
- War Remnants Museum– It is a famous war museum located at 28 Vo Van Tan, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam. It is founded and regulated by government of Vietnam opened in the year 1975. The museum was formerly The Museum of Chinese and American War Crime. It consists of photographs illustrating US atrocities, including the infamous My Lai Massacre. Armoured vehicles, artillery pieces and infantry weapons are displayed outside.
- Cu Chi tunnels– these are immense network of underground connecting tunnels which were earlier used by the soldiers for hideouts and as living quarters. It supplied the routes for the Vietnamese soldiers during the Vietnam War. These tunnels are basically dark and deep with lights at large intervals.
- Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica– It is a 19th century European Style Cathedral. It is officially known as Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception. It is build by French colonist.
- Independence Palace– It was a major Government Centre and is also known as Reunification Palace. It is built on the site of Norodom Palace. It is a landmark of Ho Chi Minh City.
Other places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City are:
- The Municipal Theatre Hall (Saigon Opera House).It is a Colonial concert hall and ballet stage
- Bitexco Financial tower
- Pham Ngu Lao Street
- Saigon Central Post Office
- Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens
- Giac Lam Pagoda
- Nha Trang– It is a coastal city located at southern Vietnam known for its beaches and offshore islands. The main beach is curved along Tran Phu Street backed by promenade and seafood restaurants.
- Vinpearl resort
- Po Nagar (Cham temple located at principality of Kauthara)
- Long Son pagoda (Buddhist temple with hill top statue)
- Da Nang– It is also a coastal city situated in central Vietnam. It is popular for its sandy beaches and French colonial port.
- Marble Mountains
- Museum of Cham Sculpture
- My Son (consist of sanctuary, temple etc)
- Imperial city Hue (former capital of Vietnam)
- Phap Lam Pagoda (Buddhist temple)
- Ben Thanh Market– It is the oldest market in Vietnam located near the Ho Chi Minh City, most bustling area of the city which is famous for delicious Vietnamese street food, available in the food stalls that lines the streets of the market.
Vietnam can be easily visited over flight, without any hurdles to obtain the visa online at www.vietnamsvisa.com.