The 5 Best Places to Visit in Vietnam

Once you’ve taken a few of our Vietnamese classes, you’ll have the language skills and knowledge to take you where you want to go. Keep reading for BCLC’s list of top places to visit!

1. Hạ Long Bay.  The site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Quảng Ninh Province, is renowned for its thousands of beautiful limestone islets, karsts, and caves. Hạ Long literally translates to “descending dragon.”


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2. Old Town Hội An. A beautiful South-East Asian trading port dating back to the 15th century, Old Town Hoi An is the most well preserved historical city in Vietnam. The buildings and layout of the port show a unique fusion of multiple cultures, including the Japanese and Chinese cultures.


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3. Hue. Once the imperial capital of the Nguyen dynasty, Hue continues to attract visitors for its period architecture, culture, and cuisine. The Citadel, a grand complex of palaces and temples, is the most famous of the city’s monuments.


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4. Nha Trang. A popular seaside resort city, Nha Trang attracts travelers from all over the world to its  islands, beaches, and mountains. Tourists can enjoy beaches in their natural splendor or visit water parks.


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5. Sapa. Located in the northwest region of Vietnam, Sapa frequently serves as a base for trekking in the Hoang Lien Son Mountains and exploring nearby rice paddies and villages. Tours run from Sapa to neighboring waterfalls and cultural sites.


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