Visit Worth Seeing Cities in Vietnam
Here you will find study trips and round trips through the metropolises of Vietnam
Discover Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, on a round trip. The most famous sights of Hanoi include the Old Quarter, the Jade Mountain Temple, the Hoan Kiem Lake, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the National Museum, the Thãng Long Water Puppet Theater, the Flag Tower, the Opera, and much more. You will definitely remember a Hanoi city trip!
Ha Long Bay has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994
The tourist stronghold Ha Long City was only founded in 1994 and practically consists of two places: the summer resort Bai Chay and the port city of H? Ng Gai. They are located on both sides of a narrow fjord that has only been crossed by a bridge since 2006. The tourist infrastructure is almost entirely in Bai Chay. The place can even score points with its guests with its own bus station. The promenade is around three kilometers long. A few years ago there were only a few small cafes here, today Bai Chay offers its guests everything they expect from a modern summer resort: shops with souvenirs, parks for amusement, discos and bars. The promenade was lengthened and widened for tourists, beaches were raised and palm trees were planted.
Palm-lined dream beaches, breathtaking landscapes and countless historical buildings and sights: More and more people all over the world are discovering Vietnam as a holiday destination and succumbing to the fascination of “Southeast Asia”. One of the most popular destinations in central Vietnam is the coastal and port city of Hoi An. Even a leisurely stroll through the lively historic old town with its numerous buildings worth seeing is worthwhile. It is not for nothing that the 2,000 year old old town of Hoi An, which is mainly characterized by numerous traditional wooden buildings, colonial houses and elaborately designed pagodas, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site for several years.
Beautiful landscapes, fascinating historical monuments and legendary stories: this is Hue. The city of 350,000 in central Vietnam is one of the most popular destinations for Vietnam vacationers. No wonder: After all, the former capital of the Empire of Vietnam has numerous attractions to offer both locals and tourists from all over the world. About 15 kilometers from the city center is Phu Bai International Airport, which is also regularly served by international airlines. In addition, the modern port is regularly approached by large cruise ships.
One of the most popular vacation spots in Vietnam
The Vietnamese city of Dalat has its own flair. It differs fundamentally from all other cities in the Southeast Asian country. Da Lat mainly owes its pleasant, cool climate for Europeans and an extraordinary infrastructure, a legacy of the French. In the old town there are, for example, small, cozy restaurants, flower gardens, meeting places for artists and tranquil cafés. Nature has its very own character here at an altitude of 1,500 meters. Waterfalls, lakes and coniferous forests not only attract tourists from abroad, but also many local vacationers. The attractions of Da Lat include the beautiful villas below the Nguyen Trai and the Tran Hung Dao. The picturesque flower markets are a special color experience for the eyes.
Da Lat’s blue oasis is Xuan Huong Lake
In the middle of the city is the man-made Xuan Huong Lake. Lovers and wedding couples drive along the six-kilometer-long riverside road in horse-drawn cabs. The trees in bloom provide shade. Taking a pedal boat across the lake is another tourist attraction. Travelers interested in Vietnamese culture should definitely check out the Lam Dong Museum. One of the highlights of the exhibition is a 3000 year old stone xylophone. In addition to other musical instruments, jewelry and costumes of the Kohor and Ma can be seen in the museum. Finds from the Hindu Fu Nan era are also on display. Those interested in interior design should pay a visit to the Crazy House (Hang Nga). The conceptual artist Dang Viet Nga designed the surreal furnishing worlds. In doing so, she oriented herself towards the European artists Friedensreich Hundertwasser and Salvadore Dalí. Also worth seeing is the Chua Linh Son pagoda. In the main hall there is a bronze Buddha that weighs over a ton. To the right of the entrance hangs a large bell that is said to have caused one or the other miracle.
French quarter in Hanoi
Magnificent villas characterize the French quarter of Hanoi
The Ville Française in the Vietnamese metropolis of Hanoi, the former French quarter is characterized by fin-de-siècle villas and shady avenues. Most of the buildings have been restored in an exemplary manner. The Ville Française is located around the Hoan Kiem Lake and extends south to the train station. The promenade and boulevard of Hanoi, which was laid out by the French, stretches along the southern shore of the lake. The street is now called Trang Tien and is a strange mixture of colonial nostalgia and real socialism, as almost all buildings are owned by the state. The opera house from 1901, modeled on the Grand Opera of Paris, is also located on the river. The Hanoi Historical Museum is located even closer to the river in a long building.
The post office with its eye-catching clock tower, the treasury and the town hall were also on the eastern bank of Lake Hoan Kiem. In addition, the Banque de I´Indochine, which today serves as the administrative building of Vietnam’s foreign trade bank.
Broad avenues and boulevards run through the French Quarter
The government guest house – since 1954 – used to be the residence of the French governor. The magnificent Art Deco building opposite the Grand Hotel Metropole, which was built in 1901. The former obsolete and business district spreads to the south of the promenade and splendid Trang Tien. The avenues and boulevards are bolt upright. The magnificent villas were built in Art Nouveau, Parisian Renaissance, Neo-Classical and Art Deco styles. On the western shore of the lake is the Saint Joseph Cathedral, where a service was held for the first time on Christmas Eve 1886.