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Vietnam popular tourist destination: 46 most famous Vietnamese scenic spots in the world (Part 1)

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Our country is extremely favored by nature when it offers a lot of beautiful scenery from the North to the South. Let’s take a look at the top 46 landscapes in Vietnam that captivate people in the following article of Lily’s Travel.

Vietnam’s most famous scenic spots in the world

Vietnam’s scenic spots are the pride of our country and people. Not only that, but it also attracts tourists from all over the world. All have contributed to creating a beautifully natural picture, captivating people.

In this article, we explore the top 20 famous landscapes of the S-shaped strip of land loved by friends of the five continents!

Vietnam’s scenic spots recognized by UNESCO

1. Ha Long Bay – Quang Ninh

Ha Long Bay - Quang Ninh
Ha Long Bay – Quang Ninh – Source: Internet

Ha Long Bay is one of Vietnam’s scenic spots recognized by UNESCO. Ha Long has a vast beauty, with 2000 large and small islands and each island is like a separate body. All have contributed to creating a vast and beautiful whole named Ha Long Bay.

In addition, Ha Long Bay also has many other beautiful caves such as Dau Go cave – the largest limestone cave in Ha Long, dating back 2 million years; Luon cave, where there are magical stalactite buds, is an ideal place for kayaking; Thien Cung cave is nearly 10,000m2 wide, has a complex structure, beautiful scenery like a hybrid.

Ha Long is like a colorful picture of nature in the middle of the sky. It is the perfect combination of vast sky, vast blue water, peaceful and majestic rocky islands. Therefore, many people have longed to come to Ha Long Bay once to admire the poetic beauty but no less powerful.

The special feature of Ha Long Bay is that all the beauty is given by nature without human impact. Therefore, over the years, Ha Long Bay still stands and retains its perfect beauty.

2. Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park
Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park – Source: Internet

One of the landscapes of Vietnam recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural and Cultural Heritage is Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. This is a famous place in Bo Trach and Minh Hoa districts, Quang Binh province, proud of Quang Binh people in particular and the Vietnamese people in general. Compared to other scenic spots, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park has created a very unique mark with extremely large caves hidden in limestone mountains.

Coming here, visitors will feel the fresh and airy climate all year round. Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is like a large house containing hundreds of different rare animals.

Along with that, it is impossible not to mention the jade-green water, the majestic gypsum caves and the blue of the sky. It all makes for a beautiful whole. Therefore, it is no coincidence that Phong Nha-Ke Bang is always considered one of the most worthwhile tourist destinations in Vietnam.

Phong Nha cave system: So far, scientists have surveyed 44.5 km of caves but normal visitors can only enter 1500 m. Phong Nha cave system has the following remarkable caves:

  • Dark Cave: located upstream of Son River. This cave has a length of 5,258 m and a height of 83 m, 736 m long.
  • Cha An cave, which is 15 m high and 667 m long.
  • Thung Cave: has an underground river with a length of 3351 m.
  • En cave: 1645 m long and 78.6 m high, with sandy beaches inside, is the habitat of swallows.
  • Khe Tien Cave: located in the south of Phong Nha, 520 m long.
  • Hang Khe Ry: located in southern Phong Nha.
  • Hang Khe Thi.

Read more: Vietnam popular tourist destination: 46 most famous Vietnamese scenic spots in the world (Part 2)

3. Imperial Citadel of Thang Long

Imperial Citadel of Thang Long
Imperial Citadel of Thang Long – Source: Internet

UNESCO has designated Thang Long Citadel as a World Cultural Heritage Site. It is a collection of artifacts related to the history of Thang Long Citadel, Dong Kinh, and Hanoi province. This enormous structure was constructed over many centuries by kings, becoming one of the most significant artifacts in the Vietnamese monument system.

With a total area of about 20ha (on a total area of 140ha of the Imperial Citadel), including two areas: 18 Hoang Dieu Archaeological Area and Hanoi Citadel Relic. Except for the Northern Monastery and the flag tower, the remains are only reconstructions and archaeological relics found throughout the years.

4. Ho Citadel

Ho Citadel
Ho Citadel – Source: Internet

A historical monument constructed during the Tran Dynasty is Ho Citadel. This is one of the rare stone ramparts left in the world and is also a very popular tourist destination in Thanh Hoa.

Ho Citadel, also known as Tay Do Citadel, An Ton Citadel, Tay Kinh Citadel or Tay Giai Citadel) in Vinh Long commune, Vinh Loc district, Thanh Hoa province, used to be the capital of Vietnam and is now visited by many tourists.

On June 27, 2011, Ho Citadel was recognized by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage, the city was also assessed by CNN as one of the 21 outstanding and greatest heritages in the world. Currently, this place has been included in the list of 62 special national monuments by the Prime Minister of Vietnam.

Read more: Vietnam popular tourist destination: 46 most famous Vietnamese scenic spots in the world (Part 3)

5. Hue Ancient Capital

The architectural complex of Hue Citadel includes a system of relics related to the Nguyen Dynasty, distributed in Hue City and Huong Tra, Huong Thuy, Phu Vang and Phu Loc districts, in Thua Thien Hue province.

The architecture of Hue Capital is a unique combination of the principles of traditional Vietnamese architecture, Eastern philosophical thought, and the characteristics of Western military architecture, in harmony with natural elements: Ngu Binh mountain, Huong/Perfume river, Giay Vien dune, Boc Thanh dune, Hen dune…

In addition to the great architectural and cultural heritage with international value and stature, Hue Ancient Capital also preserves many valuable artifacts, such as ceramics, porcelain, and artworks…In addition, Hue Ancient Capital is also a cultural center containing many unique intangible cultural heritages, including court cultural activities, court festivals, royal music and dance, and traditional crafts…

With the special historical, cultural and scientific values of the relic, the Prime Minister has decided to rank the historical and architectural monument of Hue Ancient Capital as a special national relic.

6. Hoi An Ancient Town

Hoi An Ancient Town
Hoi An Ancient Town – Source: Internet

Hoi An Ancient Town is a well-known city in the province of Quang Nam. It is an ancient settlement with over a thousand architectural landmarks, including streets, residences, assembly halls, communal dwellings, pagodas, shrines, ethnic churches, and old wells, in addition to the regional specialties and the spirits of the people who live there. Hoi An’s timeless beauty, intense rusticity, and gorgeous surroundings will enthrall visitors.

With outstanding values, at the 23rd session at the end of 1999 (December 4), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recognized Hoi An ancient city as a world cultural heritage, based on two criteria:

  • Hoi An is a notable example of how several cultures have coexisted over time in a port for international trade.
  • Hoi An is a typical example of a perfectly preserved traditional Asian market port.

7. My Son Sanctuary

My Son Sanctuary
My Son Sanctuary – Source: Internet

In Duy Phu commune, Duy Xuyen district, Quang Nam province, 20 km west of Tra Kieu, 45 km west of Hoi An city, 68 km southwest of Da Nang city, and 145 km south of Hue old capital, is a complex of Cham Pa temple remnants known as the My Son Sanctuary. This location is in a valley with a 2 km diameter that is encircled by hills and mountains. This used to be the place to hold sacrifices as well as the tomb area of the kings and princes of the ancient Cham Pa dynasty.

My Son Sanctuary was designated a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. Currently, this place has been included in the list of 23 national monuments of special importance by the Prime Minister of Vietnam.

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