Vietnam – A vibrant destination in Asia

Even a prolonged war could not destroy the spirit of the Asian country which is generously blessed with breathtaking coastline, spectacular mountains, wildlife-rich national parks, vibrant cities, interesting culture, and to top it all the lip smacking delicacies. Vietnam catches the attention of all and sundry with its fabulous Windsurf at Mui Ne, laidback tropical Phu Quoc Island and historic streets of Hoi An. Apart from the blessings of the Mother Nature the people of Vietnam are making herculean efforts to make for the lost time. And the results of these endless efforts are evident in its improved infrastructure and increased business and commerce activities. The resurgence of Vietnam has been greeted by the world and increased business class flights to Vietnam are a fine testimony to this fact.

Here we are acquainting you with the major destinations in Vietnam.


Hanoi is arguably the top destination in Vietnam with a fusion of old and new and traditional and modern. The city with a great history has museums, age old architectural marvels, and cultural centers as its popular draw cards. The city with French, Chinese and local influences is a place where the intelligentsia of the country resides and on your visit to the city you will find that Hanoi is class apart. If you have doubts regarding tourism potentials of the city then you should visit old Quarter where an intricate maze of 13th century streets gives you an interesting peek into the life of that part of the history. Hanoi is replete with museums, parks and several war time memorials that add variety to its tourism potentials. One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, Hanoi Citadel, Hanoi Opera House and President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum are major tourist attractions in the city.

Hanoi Opera House

Ho Chi Minh City

Also referred as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City represents the dynamic face of Vietnam. This second important city in Vietnam is a hub of commerce, science, technology, industry and tourism that makes it all the more stunning. The meteoric rise of the city is well evident in its Sky high business towers, imposing office spaces, climate controlled shopping malls and great infrastructure. The city is a bustling hub of commerce and culture that keep tourists engaged during their stay in the city. This vibrant city is home to several tourist attractions that include Ho Chi Minh Museum, (Dragon House Wharf), Cu Chi Tunnels, Thanh Da, Binh Quoi Village, Dam Sen Park, Saigon Water Park, Suoi Tien, Ky Hoa among its major offerings.


The old city of Dalat gives you an impression of an old French City. Blessed with several lakes and parks Dalat offers you an experience of different kind with an ambience that resembles a city in France. Also referred as the city of Eternal Spring, Dalat gets attention with its small yet beautiful personality.

Phu Quoc Island

 You are never far from extraordinary sights while you are in Vietnam. Phu Cock Island situated in the district of same name is one such destination. This small island is home to several historical sites that include national hero Nguyen Trung Truc’s military base.

Mui Ne

Mui Ne is often considered the “Hawaii” of Vietnam. This resort town is situated near Ho Chi Minh City. The place with vibrant sand dunes is a photographers’ delight. And photographers never miss an opportunity to visit this destination. 

Mui Ne beach

The treasure trove of Vietnam tourism is packed with several big and small tourist attractions that often catch the fancy of travellers. Tourists spare no chance to visit this destination which has so much to offer in terms of natural beauty, urban spaces and delicious food.

Author bio:

Harry is an enthusiastic traveller who keeps crossing frontiers; he travelled Vietnam decades ago and instantly fell in love with this destination. From then on, he keeps hopping business class flights to Vietnam. He has just returned from this destination and narrating top tourist attractions of this French city.