Vietnam is a lovely country that draws both domestic and international tourists. Thanks to the attention of the authorities, sports and tourism departments, these destinations are gradually being perfected, serving utilities and perfect appearance.
Hoan Kiem Lake
Hoan Kiem Lake, also known as Sword Lake, is located between the old quarter including Hang Ngang, Hang Dao, Cau Go, Luong Van Can, Lo Su streets… with the Western quarter planned by the French more than a century ago. It is Bao Khanh, Church, Trang Thi, Hang Bai, Dinh Tien Hoang, Trang Tien, Hang Tray, Ba Trieu.
Although not the largest lake in the capital, Hoan Kiem Lake has been associated with the lives and minds of many people. The lake is in the center of a district with narrow old quarters, opening up a wide enough space for indigenous cultural activities. The lake has many beautiful views. And more than that, the lake is associated with history, a symbol of the desire for peace (returning the sword with a pen), the martial talent of the nation (the sacred blade at the bottom of the lake and the pen tower written on the blue sky).
On weekends, there are additional walking trails along Sword Lake that are ideal for visitors to appreciate the scenery of Hanoi. Many artistic and cultural activities, such as playing folk games, singing, sketching, and photographing, may be found along the walking path… Visitors can go to “French Street” Trang Tien, “Book Street” Dinh Le, Ham Ca Fat Street, and Ly Thai from the walking routes around Sword Lake. To get to the monument, walk along Sword Lake, along The Huc bridge, and to Ngoc Son temple…
Thien Mu Pagoda
When it comes to Hue, people will think of Thien Mu Pagoda because this is one of the destinations with the most beautiful scenery in Hue. The blue water, the charming view, and the quietness of nature here will make our souls more peaceful. This temple was officially built during the reign of Tien Nguyen Hoang in 1601. In the power of Lord Quoc (Nguyen Phuc Chu), Thien Mu Pagoda was rebuilt on a larger scale, more beautiful and spacious.
Thien Mu Pagoda quickly became the most attractive temple in Dong Trong due to its natural beauty and magnitude of expansion. Coming here, you will be able to appreciate the distinct beauty of Phuoc Duyen Tower, a well-known emblem connected with Thien Mu Pagoda. The pagoda was built before the 21m high tower with seven stories. Buddha sculptures can be seen on each floor. Inside, a spiral staircase leads to the top floor, where a golden Buddha statue once stood. Referring to this golden statue of Shakyamuni Buddha, the legend of the theft of the golden statue must be mentioned. Although the thief was found and the king decided to execute him, a practitioner passed by the temple, heard about the loss and found the statue. After sitting for a while, this practitioner seemed to realize something and decided to transcend the golden statue so the shield would no longer reoccur. And the Perfume River is the place to keep the flow of this golden statue. If you come to Hue, come here and learn more about this legend, it will be fascinating.
Thien Mu Pagoda is regarded as one of Hue’s most sacred temples. The pagoda is located on Ha Khe hill, on the left bank of the Huong River, about 5 kilometers west of Hue’s city center. It has also served as an inspiration to numerous poets and writers. In addition, there is an exciting point, standing in Thien Mu Pagoda, you can see the panoramic view of the Perfume River, a symbol of the ancient land of Hue. The gentle river scenery and the calm boats floating on the water will make your soul more peaceful, a bizarre feeling in your journey that only Hue has. It is a pity if you come to Hue for a trip without visiting this famous temple!
Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay is part of the Gulf of Tonkin; the northeast borders Bai Tu Long Bay, the southwest borders the Cat Ba archipelago, the west and northwest border the mainland, and the southeast and the south towards the Gulf of Tonkin. More than 1600 large and small limestone islands dot the emerald green ocean of Ha Long Bay, creating a magnificent panorama. This is also where you can see the changes in Earth’s development history. The limestone columns are surrounded by lush green tropical vegetation and a network of tunnels and limestone caves.
In 1994, UNESCO designated Ha Long Bay as a World Natural Heritage Site for the first time, citing its distinctive and aesthetically significant natural landscape features. For the second time in 2000, Ha Long Bay was acknowledged for the typical geomorphological values that have been recognized by Earth tectonics for billions of years. Many tourists may not realize that Ha Long is a world heritage site because of its uncommon wildlife, culture, and history. Thanks to those unique values, Ha Long Bay has become an attractive destination for tourists, where they can get closer to the country and the vibrant and exciting Vietnamese people.
In Sino-Vietnamese, “Xia” means reduced, while “Long” means dragon. “Ha Long” literally means “bay of dragons descending,” combining ancient mythology and Vietnamese history. In English, there are two ways to use the word “Vietnam” and “Viet Nam.” In Halong Bay, too, the word “Halong” is more widespread through word of mouth because the perception has existed for a long time, despite the fact that “Ha Long” is still the official name of the bay.
Ha Long Bay is located in Quang Ninh province in northeast Vietnam, only 180 kilometers east of Hanoi, and is surrounded by Bai Tu Long Bay, Lan Ha Bay, Cat Ba Island, Tuan Chau Island, and Ha Long City. Despite its short size of approximately 1533 km2, Ha Long Bay is home to approximately 1,600 limestone islands and islets.The limestone towers, large and small islands with characteristic weathered caves deep inside, and large and small caves outside are all fascinating mysteries waiting for visitors to explore. Some islands are empty. Located on the island are beautiful beaches, with emerald clear blue water patting on the fine white sand.
The only way to explore Halong Bay is to visit the green islands alone. Visitors aboard a boat or wooden cruise ship can take in the breathtaking natural landscape from the balcony, terrace, or in front of the luxury yacht. Admire the rising and evening suns as they paint the bay pink and orange, and breathe in the fresh air that soothes the mind.
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