A country with something new to discover on each visit, Vietnam has diverse destinations to explore on a two-week tour; here are some of the best places to add to your itinerary.
The country’s capital, Hanoi, is a great place to gain insights on local heritage especially at the Old Quarter with its age-old architecture and lively markets. Situated on a small island, the Tran Quoc Pagoda is also worth a visit as are the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex, West Lake and the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre.
For coastal escapes nothing beats Quy Nhon; resort properties can be found right by the beach and are ideal for some fun in the sand and surf. You can also plan trips to scenic Ky Co Beach, visit the Cham-era Thap Doi Towers within easy reach of Avani Quy Nhon Resort and explore the fascinating Quy Nhon Night Market.
Ha Long Bay
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ha Long Bay is amongst the most popular attractions in Vietnam. Located in the Gulf of Tonkin, it features over 1,000 islands home to unspoilt beaches, lush rainforests, mysterious caves and towering limestone pillars; kayaking and snorkelling are popular here as are overnight cruises.
Cultural discoveries await at Hoi An where you can also explore its famed historic quarter which is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. This remarkable locale with its buildings dating back to the 15th century is where one will find old canals, French-colonial houses, Chinese temples and the iconic Japanese Bridge.
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