Green rolling mountains, tropical sandy beaches, ancient temples, and lively cities are what you can expect when looking for exotic and exciting places to visit in Vietnam. With three primary regions, divided between Hanoi (Northern Vietnem), Central Vietnam, and Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta (Southern Vietnam), there is no shortage of sites to explore. In the city of Hanoi, make a stop at Hoan Kiem Lake and enjoy the popular hangout spot for both tourists and locals and take the time to walk through the Old Quarter where you will find traders selling various fruits and souvenirs. In Ho Chi Minh City, visit the Binh Tay Market and explore the extensive variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, and seafood or enjoy the sky bar at the top of the Bitexco Tower and Sky Deck, the tallest building in Vietnam. While in Ho Chi Minh, make sure to take a trip to the Mekong Delta. An iconic area in Vietnam where you will find rice fields as far as the eye can see, wooden houses along the river, and locals selling produce on little floating markets. One of Asia’s most beautiful bays off the coast of South Central Vietnam is home to Nha Trang, a popular seaside resort city. Its picturesque mountains, beaches, and vibrant islands make it a favorite destination among tourists. The best beaches in Vietnam such as Cua Dai Beach and Quoy Nhon, offer some of the finest snorkeling, paddleboarding, kitesurfing, and relaxing. Surrounded by mountains, rice terraces, and hill tribe villages is the quiet town of Sapa. Frequently used as a base for those hiking in the Hoang Lien National Park and touring between rice paddies and traditional villages. Sapa offers the opportunity to experience the traditional side of Vietnam. Travel to Ha Long Bay, a must visit tourist attraction in Vietnam. Ha Long Bay is completely mesmerizing with its aqua-green waters, over 1,600 limestone islands, and breathtaking views, it is one of the most picturesque regions of the country and feels just like a fantasy. Vietnam will give you the opportunity to experience bustling city life, walk on sandy beaches, hike through rice terraces, or explore the rural villages throughout the country. Start planning your trip today with our Vietnam Trip Planner.

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