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The best city in Vietnam for tourists: 3 Tourist Cities among the Top Destinations in Southeast Asia (Part 1)


Vietnam has a lot of domestic tourist destinations that are loved by tourists from all over the country and abroad. The most prominent ones are Da Nang, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. These three cities are very honored to be honored in the top 10 leading tourist cities in Southeast Asia – Best Cities in Southeast Asia, voted by Travel & Leisure magazine.

This list is based on the votes of readers around the world, updated in March 2023.

Da Nang

Da Nang
Da Nang – Source: Internet

Da Nang is the third city in the top 10 tourist cities in Southeast Asia mentioned above. This place is gradually becoming a bright spot in the field of tourism when millions of tourists visit each year. This city has a youthful, civilized and modern look.

Located in the South Central Coast region, this city is one of the three major tourist centers on the domestic tourist map. Besides, this place also has a convenient location and convenient transportation when it is possible to move from all over the country to here by all three means: road, waterway and air. At the same time, this is also a convenient transit coordinate to world cultural heritages such as Hue, My Son, Hoi An, Cu Lao Cham.

Da Nang is known as a coastal city worth living with many unique features not everywhere, from culture, cuisine, people, to entertainment activities. Above all, it is its beauty, coming here, you will be able to see the long and charming beaches, Ngu Hanh Son mountains,…

Outstanding destinations in the coastal city of Da Nang

Da Nang has an area not too large, 1,284.73 km², but it possesses many beautiful and interesting destinations that Dat Viet Tour cannot encapsulate in this article. However, we will highlight some of the most popular and visited places by tourists below.

A tourist destination for travelers who love to explore

tourist destination for travelers in Da Nang
Tourist destination for travelers in Da Nang – Source: Internet

Referring to Da Nang, people first think of beautiful stretches of white sand beaches. The most prominent ones can be mentioned such as My Khe Beach, Non Nuoc Beach, Rang Beach, Lang Co Beach,… Each beach has a beauty that makes so many visitors fall in love with it. favorite.

Besides, Da Nang also has immense mountains and forests. You can come to see the Bo Hon pine forest with its wild and charming beauty. Or visit Son Tra peninsula with mountains and clouds. Here, there are clouds in the sky, wild nature and the sea blend, creating a romantic, adventurous and exciting space.

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The destination to experience culture and history in Da Nang

Some unique places can be mentioned such as Cham Sculpture Museum, Da Nang Museum, Hoang Sa Museum, 3D Painting Museum, Non-Nuoc Stone Art Village, etc. unique design. Thereby becoming the check-in places that young people and many tourists love.

Hot check-in destination

The first name mentioned is the Golden Bridge, which always attracts many domestic and foreign tourists to visit. Possessing a unique architecture with hands supporting the whole bridge stretching like a silk strip. Coming here, you will be able to see Da Nang City from above and feel like you are lost in a fairyland.

Hai Van Pass

Hai Van Pass
Hai Van Pass – Source: Internet

This must be a familiar name and not to be missed for Da Nang backpackers. This place gives you a feeling of excitement and curiosity when starting out. And next is the nervousness, anxiety to choking when wriggling through the winding and winding roads. And finally, the feeling of excitement and surprise in front of the majestic and picturesque natural scenery.

Several other places are waiting for you to explore

Famous bridges

Numerous bridges in Da Nang are crucial for both traffic and tourism. Each bridge has its own beauty such as Thuan Phuoc Bridge with a length of nearly 2km, a width of 20m. This is a suspension bridge connecting the two banks of the Han River designed like a bird’s wing symbol flying to the sea; Han River Swing Bridge has a length of nearly 500m and connects the two districts of Hai Chau and Son Tra. Currently, the bridge is one of the unique tourist destinations chosen by many tourists when coming to Da Nang…

Hot cuisine

In Da Nang, there are many other attractive dishes that you should try directly to fully feel the special flavors of the dishes. Da Nang City is not only a tourist city with beautiful landscapes, many entertainment places, but it is also a culinary paradise with many specialties. Here are some specialties that you should try when coming to this city.

Pork rice paper

This dish is a new specialty and attracts many diners to enjoy. Although the dish is simple, there is a special thing that is the seasoning sauce has a rich taste and a characteristic scent that creates an attraction that is hard to refuse. Each restaurant will have the secret to making the right fish sauce to be able to create attractive and impressive dishes for users.

Nam O Fish Packet

The raw fish salad you can easily find in many tourist destinations, but only in Nam O village, Da Nang can you catch delicious fish that can be used for this salad. The raw fish caught in Nam O is still fresh and delicious when processed. The type of fish used is the delicious fresh apricot herring. This is the special thing that attracts many diners to Nam O to enjoy this fish salad. Besides, fish sauce is processed very specially to create a fatty, fleshy and bold taste, bringing a delicious dish that is hard to resist.


Hanoi is ranked 5th in the top 10 cities voted above. Hanoi is a 1,000-year-old capital with a long history, many famous architectural and cultural works and historical sites. With many domestic and international tourist attractions because of its ancient, elegant appearance and unique beauty only in this thousand-year-old capital of civilization.

The capital of Hanoi has a rich history and a traditional culture infused with Vietnamese national identity. It has the most monuments in Vietnam, owning 3840 relics and 1164 national monuments. In addition, there are many UNESCO titles such as Ca Tru, Mother Goddess Worship, Doctoral Stele of Van Mieu Thang Long,… Along with a rich cuisine with its characteristics.

Sightseeing in Hanoi

When coming to Hanoi, visitors will be able to visit many diverse tourist attractions such as relics, temples, amusement parks, traditional craft villages, etc. Here are some outstanding places in Ha Noi. Noi that you should visit when coming here.

This is Uncle Ho’s resting place, which started on September 2, 1973. The mausoleum is a symbol of the Vietnamese people’s infinite respect and gratitude toward the great leader of the nation.

Hoan Kiem lake

Hoan Kiem lake
Hoan Kiem lake – Source: Internet

Hoan Kiem Lake, also known as Sword Lake, is located right in the center of the capital. The lake has a peaceful and ancient beauty. Next to the lake, there are architectural works of great spiritual significance such as The Huc bridge, Turtle Tower, Ngoc Son temple, … This place has a pedestrian street every weekend that is busy and crowded. When you come here, you must try Trang Tien ice cream or Thuy Ta ice cream delicious and cool.

West Lake with an area of ​​more than 500 hectares, this place has a long history. This is the right place to watch the brilliant sunset. Besides West Lake, there are also beautiful places such as Nghi Tam ancient village, Ngu Xa Village, Yen Phu Village. Each village has its characteristics that you should visit.

Old Quarter – 36 streets

Old Quarter - 36 streets
Old Quarter – 36 streets – Source: Internet

This is the highlight of Hanoi tourism with the old houses, the street still retains the appearance of the past years. You can come here to explore the peaceful, simple places inherent in Hanoi. Coming here, you can feel the beauty of Hanoi people who are gentle, elegant but close and familiar.

And there are many other scenic spots and entertainment places in Hanoi that you should not miss.

You may say that “36 streets” are responsible for Hanoi’s fame. Starting as a residential area outside the imperial citadel, the neighborhood has been bustling for several hundred years with craft and trade activities.
When visiting the old town nowadays, you may still appreciate the historical setting, which is infused with the era of low-style homes, tile roofs, and moss walls.

St. Joseph’s Cathedral

Finding the cathedral in the crowded old town area won’t be a problem. The cathedral, which has characteristic Gothic architecture and a section of the lime wall that has aged through time, lends the neighborhood an antiquated feel.

To be continued

Read more: The best city in Vietnam for tourists: 3 Tourist Cities among the Top Destinations in Southeast Asia (Part 2)

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