You intend to travel to Vietnam to learn about this beautiful country, but you wonder and do not know which places are appropriate for Vietnam Backpacking in 2 Weeks. Don’t worry; Explore One Vietnam will introduce to you the ten great places to visit in Vietnam.
1. Sapa Town
If you can use short words to describe Sapa, it can only be words like beautiful, fresh air, and mysterious. Sapa is located in the northwest of Vietnam, in Lao Cai province, introducing Sapa.
Sapa is an attractive destination for adventurous travelers enjoying the fresh air, watching terraced fields, and experiencing hiking routes. Besides, when coming to Sapa, you will have the opportunity to conquer Mount Fansipan, the highest peak in Southeast Asia, 3,143 m high. The best time to visit Sapa is April and May.
2. Ha Long Bay
Halong Bay is one of the best places in Vietnam; UNESCO has recognized it as a world cultural heritage since 1994. Locals explain the name of Ha Long Bay: the location of the dragon falling into the sea.
Many large and small limestone islands floating on the sea and the cave system give this place a unique and incredible beauty. Some fantastic things to do when you are in Halong Bay: Kayak, Sleep on the Cruise, watch Ha Long Bay from above by seaplanes, and visit fishing villages on the Bay.
Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam. With over 1000 years of formation and development, along with the ravages of war. Hanoi still retains many ancient architectural works, including Ancient Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake, One Pillar Pagoda … etc. There are also famous works such as the Dong Xuan market, Opera House, Ho Chi Minh Museum, Ethnographic Museum, etc.
Besides the old architecture built during the French colonial period, Hanoi still has modern buildings such as the Keangnam building, Lotte building, busy commercial centers, etc. The beauty of Hanoi is challenging to describe in words, but when coming to Hanoi, you will feel it all. Many tourists have loved Hanoi after traveling decided to move and live in this city.
4. Trang An Landscape Complex
Located in Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh city, Trang An Landscape Complex covers 2,168 hectares, possessing two ecosystems: limestone mountain ranges and wetlands. It is considered the “Halong Bay on the land of Vietnam.”
According to current statistics, Trang An has many caverns and caves alternating with large and small valleys. Each valley has a different beauty that makes the landscape here picturesque, which captivated many visitors. In addition to the rare natural beauty, this place also has a diverse ecosystem with various rare animals and plants.
The best time to visit Trang An is from February to May because, at this time, the weather is not too cold, the sky is clear, and there is little rain, so it is convenient for tourists to sit on boats and visit beautiful scenes.
Located on the peaceful Huong River in central Vietnam, Hue is the ancient capital of Vietnam under the Nguyen Dynasty from 1900 to 1945. The present city still preserves many historical works such as the tombs of the King Nguyen Dynasty, temples … and especially the Hue Citadel Complex recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage.
Arrive in Hue, besides visiting: Citadel, Ngo Mon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, Tomb of the Emperor. It would help if you also tried other sightseeing activities such as a motorbike ride through Hai Van Pass, visiting My An hot spring and spa, Thanh Tan hot spring, and Thuan An beach.
6. Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park is a beautiful landscape that nature has bestowed on the people here. The beauty of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park is a combination of ancient forest and Son River, along with caves that create a realistic picture captivating anyone when coming to Phong Nha – Ke Bang.
This national park is one of the oldest and largest tropical limestone areas globally with over 200,000 hectares, with a system of more than 300 large and small caves, along with hidden underground rivers with many strange things and interesting. If you are an ecotourist and adventurous, Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park is a place you should not miss.
Hoi An is one of the Vietnam tourist attractions because it is one of their most old coastal city. Stunning architecture and a series of canals are what makes this city special.
The best way to explore Hoi An is to walk around the Old Quarter and enjoy delicious street food only in Hoi An, such as Banh Mi, Cao Lau, Noodles Quang. The town is also famous for handmade lanterns that light up the city’s ancient streets at night. You should go to Hoian old town on the full moon day to feel all the beauty of this ancient town.
8. Ho Chi Minh City – The Sleepless City of Vietnam
More than 7 million international visitors to Ho Chi Minh City in 2018 made this city more and more popular and famous with many visitors.
It does not seem to be sleeping with all the entertainment venues all night. Besides, historical museums, French architectural works such as Notre Dame Cathedral, City Post Office also attracted the attention of many people.
9. Mekong Delta
Colorful floating markets, sweet orchards, and large golden rice fields are the features that attract many visitors to the Mekong Delta—located in southwestern Vietnam.
Coming to the Mekong Delta, in addition to enjoying the most delicious fruit parties, moving on the rivers will help you see and explore the lives of the people here. With floating markets, novelty, and bustling boats filled with goods.
10. Phu Quoc Island
It was located last in the list of 10 top places to visit in Vietnam. Phu Quoc Island (Kien Giang Province) is the southernmost island of Vietnam with fine white sand beaches and many beautiful new resorts. Phu Quoc Island is now a destination not only attractive to domestic tourists but also international visitors.
From above, looking down on Phu Quoc Island is greened by tropical forests and a long coastline, with about 20 small uninhabited islands. Phu Quoc Island is the ideal place to participate in water activities such as swimming, diving, and kayaking.