Vietnam has a long and turbulent history, therefore many amazing tourist attractions for all kinds of travelers can be discovered for sightseeing. The unique geography of Vietnam, long and narrow, features two different climates, islands, beaches, wetlands and mountains, adding a wonderful diversity of landscapes to our “What to see in Vietnam” list.

From scenic landscape of Sapa to the north and the picturesque Halong Bay, over the beautiful Central Highlands, to the peaceful rice fields of the Mekong delta in the south, there are marvelous places to explore.

The Turtle Tower in Hanoi is an interesting sight for you, if you want to learn more about the history of Vietnam. The famous king’s palace in Hue, the ancient town of Hoi An or the War Remnants Museum in Saigon. Our “What to see in Vietnam” on a tour through the country includes many more historical sights from different periods in time.

If your goal is to visit modern shopping malls or lively amusement parks come to Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi. Here you can also enjoy the most vibrant nightlife of Vietnam. Whether you want to have a drink in one of the famous rooftop bars, shop for international brands or experience an active afternoon with your kids, Vietnam has it all.

You prefer to experience the Vietnamese culture first hand? Visit the oldest and most interesting pagodas of the country, to experience Vietnamese culture first hand. Go on adventures alone or with experienced tour guides, bargain for a good price at local markets and travel to remote villages. Or visit traditional workshops throughout the country.

Whatever your desired experiences for your holidays are, Vietnam can provide. Just check out our top articles and pick a topic that you would like to learn more about.

10 interesting articles about what to see in Vietnam:

How to spend 24 hours in Ho Chi Minh City: We give you the prime “Must Sees” in Saigon, so you can make the most of your short trip to the former “Pearl of Indochina”.

Discover Da Nang in Vietnam: Da Nang is the largest city of central Vietnam and even if it doesn’t look like that at the first glance, it has a lot of interesting sights to offer.

Experience the history of Hanoi through architecture: The history of Hanoi is a very interesting topic for tourists and locals alike. Historical significance is still present in contemporary architecture.

A visit to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels: Did you know, that the area of the Cu Chi Tunnels is one of the most bombed areas in the world?

Discover ancient Hue in Vietnam: Hue is the beautiful former residence of the ruler of Vietnam, and not only the palace, but also many old traditions hint to a profound connection to the royal heritage.

Island hopping in Ha Tien: Close to the border of Cambodia, off the shores of Ha Tien, there are nice archipelagos for adventurous island hopping off the beaten track.

Stay in a stunning ethnic village between Laos and Da Nang: Enjoy a stay in an ethnic village with a heavy touch of the luxurious.

The zebras of Da Lat - A Langbiang trekking tour: Did you know that there are zebras in the highlands of Vietnam? We encountered some on our tour to the legendary peak of the Langbiang mountain.

The scenic Marble Mountains in Da Nang: Not far from My Khe beach in Da Nang, there are the Marble Mountains. Besides marble and stone artisans, there is a pagoda in the caves, and an interesting piece of war history.

The amazing Madagui forest city: Madagui is one of the largest nature preservation sites and adventure getaways in Vietnam.

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Weasel Poop Coffee Farm

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Binh Chau Hot Springs

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Po Nagar Cham Towers

A defining feature of Nha Trang, these Cham ruins are the best-kept in Vietnam. Of the original vast complex only ...

Le Mat Snake Village

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Linh Phuoc Pagoda

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Salt Fields - Nha Trang

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The Citadel

The Citadel is Hue’s main attraction, having served as the primary residential estate of the royal family and hosting the ...

Bao Dai Summer Palace

Bao Dai’s third palace is around two kilometers from the city center, built at a great vantage in a wooded ...

My Khe Beach

Da Nang’s most popular beach, My Khe is patrolled (thanks to the Da Nang Lifesaving Association) and full of local ...

Can Gio National Park

A nature reserve full of restored mangrove forests and eco tourists, Can Gio National Park is a great place to ...

Poshanu Cham Towers

Once a hallmark of the prosperous Champa kingdom that thrived in this region from around the 7th century to 1832, ...

War Remnants Museum

HCMC's War Remnants Museum is not for the faint-hearted as it houses provocative displays of weapons and photographs. Established in ...

Dragon Fruit Farms

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