Category: Highlights of Vietnam

There are places that boast of hidden jewels. Yet, in Vietnam, the beauty is just too obvious to be concealed. True, the citizens are humble. This is because they are aware – and reverent – of the majesty that surrounds them. Here are a few of the sites that have propelled the country to international renown, be they wonders made by emperors or shaped by the hand of nature itself.

South Vietnam – exploring the beautiful country of Vietnam

South Vietnam – exploring the beautiful country of Vietnam

The south Vietnam is very beautiful and no less than the other regions of the country. It has a stable and constant temperature throughout the year which makes it pretty much ideal to visit any time you like. The weather is also pretty stable and can be split into two simple and self descriptive seasons …

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Practical Information about Vietnam cities

Practical Information about Vietnam cities

Having a little knowledge about  Vietnam’s cities can help you alot in your journey in this Asian country , especially, while choosing the best places to stay. In this case, we made a short summary that features  some of these Vietnamese cities. Vietnam’s cities in some figures Vietnam has  47 towns . Remember that this contry, situed in Indochina peninsula of South East …

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Halong Bay, World Heritage Site in Vietnam

Halong Bay, World Heritage Site in Vietnam

A Vietnamese legend goes that a dragon that once lived in the mountains made its way toward the sea. As it went, its flailing tail crashed down on the land and created deep basins and valleys. Diving into the water, the sea spilled onto the mountains, covering all but their pinnacles. What remains to be …

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Sung Sot Cave

Sung Sot Cave

Halong Bay, as you have read in other sections of this site, is a treasure trove of islands and caves located in North-east Vietnam. It is truly difficult to choose among these wonders, but here is a tip: do not ever miss out on Sung Sot Cave. The French explorers who discovered this cave in …

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Quan Cong Temple

Quan Cong Temple

The Chinese revered and worshipped Quan Cong, a general who was held in high regard for his values of loyalty and integrity. Merchants invoked him, praying that they may also gain such values. In 1653, the large Chinese community in Hoi An city built a temple dedicated to their esteemed general. The Quan Cong temple …

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Tomb of Khai Dinh King

Tomb of Khai Dinh King

Tomb of Khai Dinh  Of all the rulers who had tombs built for themselves in the former imperial city of Hue, Emperor Khai Dinh achieved the grandest design. Markedly Vietnamese with subtle French influences, this structure took over a decade to build. The entrance is marked with 37 steps, framed by carved dragons. Statues of …

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Jade Emperor Temple

Jade Emperor Temple

In the 19th century, Chinese settlers in Ho Chi Minh City who adhered to Taoist beliefs built the famous temple to the Emperor of Jade, whom Taoism designated as the “god of the heavens”. Guarded by lions sculpted on the gates, the pagoda reflects a mixture of Vietnamese and Chinese designing styles. The statue of …

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The Temple of Literature

The Temple of Literature

Back in 1070, Emperor Ly Thanh Tong built this historical site in the city of Hanoi in honour of Confucious, the famous Chinese philosopher. Six year later, the structure became Vietnam’s first ever university. It is one of the oldest attractions that can be found in Hanoi. The Temple of Literature houses five courtyards, with …

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Ba Na Hills

Ba Na Hills

Ba Na hills is located in Truong Son mountain range in Hoa Vang district, 25 kilometers from the Southwest of Da Nang city, Central of Vietnam. It is well-know as “the Dalat of Danang province”. As you climb the winding road to beautiful Ba Na, you can feel four separate seasons within a day: Spring …

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Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay is located in Quang Ninh province, 165 kilometers from Ha Noi, northeast Vietnam. It was twice recognized as the World Natural Heritage by UNESCO for its geographical values and unique beauty. Ha Long bay is a wonderful masterpiece which the Creator has endowed only Vietnam. Ha Long Bay covers an area of …

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Cai Be Floating Market in Mekong Delta

Cai Be Floating Market in Mekong Delta

Cai Be Floating Market is one of the well-known floating markets in the western region of South Vietnam. It was formed in the Nguyen Dynasty in 19th century. Cai Be Floating Market is located in Tien River, Cai Be District, Tien Giang Province. It is adjacent to three provinces: Tien Giang Province, Vinh Long Province and Ben Tre …

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Con Dao Islands

Con Dao Islands

Con Dao is a name of the offshore archipelago in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province. It is also the name of the largest island in this archipelago. Con Dao is a tourist island with a lot of stunning wild beaches, the cool clear water and the smooth sand. It is also one of the tourist attractions …

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