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 Asia is divided into three major regions:
North of Vietnam ( Tonkin or Bắc Bộ) is located in the north and the major cities are Hanoi and Haiphong.
In the South, Nam Bộ , the main city is Ho Chi Minh City.
In the central of Vietnam , Trung Bo, Da Nang and Hue as major cities.
We can classify these 47 cities in Vietnam depending on the importance of their inhabitants:
Vietnam’s largest and most important city is Ho Chi Minh City which is in the south. It is the country’s economic powerhouse and is the most populated with 9,123,340 inhabitants according to the latest statistic
The four largest cities of Vietnam after Ho Chi Minh City are Hanoi, Haiphong, and Bien Hoa, Da Nang with over 500 000 inhabitants according to the latest statistic.
Medium size cities with 100 000-300 000 inhabitants are Hue, Nha Trang, Can Tho, Rach Gia, Vung Tau, Quy Nhơn, Nam Ðịnh, Phan Thiet, Long Xuyen, Buon Mê Thuột, Hồng Gay, Cam Ranh, Cẩm Pha Da Lat, Thai Nguyen, My Tho, Pleiku, Sóc Trăng, Thanh Hoa, Ca Mau, Bạc Lieu, Hoa Binh, Vinh, Vinh Long and Yen Bai.
Small Vietnam’s cities counting less than 100 000 inhabitants are: Việt Trì, Phan Rang, Chau Ðốc, Tuy Hoa, Tan An, Uông Bí, Sa Dec, Ben Tre, Tam Ky, Tra Vinh, Hai Duong, Sông Be, Bien Sơn , Bac Giang, Thai Binh, Ha Ðông, Tay Ninh .
The most popular cities for travelers in Vietnam
Although all cities of Vietnam are fun to visit, some of them are much more popular with tourists than others. Here are some of them:
Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, is one of the most chosen for the beauty of its urban architecture and its many tourist attractions destinations. You can learn more about it by reading our articles “The capital of Vietnam and its history” and “Hanoi – Vietnam Capital”
If you go down to the South, Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon is the city not to be missed. This Vietnamese metropolis, strong in different cultural, economic and tourism, is impressive during your discoveries. You can look at its most beautiful sites and history by visiting our article “Saigon (Vietnam): A history and tourist city.”
Hue is ranked third in the list of Vietnam’s most visited cities. This former imperial city, declared World Heritage by UNESCO, is full of countless monuments that surely will interest many history and culture enthusiasts. If you want to learn a little about it, on its history, its geographical location and its tourist points of interest, please read our topic “Hue, the imperial city to explore.”
Another popular city for vacationers is “Le Petit Paris” or Da Lat. This town in typical European style will amaze you by its natural beauty of the landscape breathtaking (numerous waterfalls, lakes, gardens and colonial villas). Our article “Dalat, the popular tourist destination of Vietnam” will tell you more about in this destination.
If you like beautiful sandy beaches, Nha Trang is recommended firstly. This is one of Vietnam’s cities also receive many visitors each year. This place is famous for its beautiful beaches and its bay. For more information, please go to “Nha Trang, a seaside city dream of Vietnam“.